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I Am Stronger Because Of What I've Been Through

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    On Miracles We can't pray

    that He make our lives free of problems; it won't happen. We can't ask Him to make us immune from pain; He won't do that. We can't ask Him to wave a magic spell around us so bad things will only happen to deserving others, and never to us. People who pray for miracles usually...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F Mar 7

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    I am hoping to find love

    once again, when I said I DO way back in Dec of 2002 I thought I would never have to search again. However may of 2014 those D papers came through the door finalising his wish to be set free. I am moving on from all those fond memories , bitter sweet ! I am determined to heal...
    namgal namgal 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    Like Lime On Trees

    Jimmie turned away from Spoojack and looked down the street. His eyes were filling with tears. He would not believe what he was to see. But then again in this neighborhood it was often said;   “There’s no telling what you might see around here.”   The old southern man...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    Just Don't Cry After Reading This

    I was walking around in a shopping mall and buying stuffs, when I saw a Cashier talking to a boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old..The Cashier said, 'I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buythis doll.Then the little boy turned to me and asked: ''Uncle, are...
    initializer initializer 26-30, M 11 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    i have been married to a man from Senegal West

    Africa for 12 years. we have an 11 year old child. we have been separated for 2 years and will be divorcing soon. i just found out and i have proof that he has a wife and children back home. Then on his Facebook he added them and deleted every picture of our daughter so they...
    htoure21 htoure21 31-35, F 4 Responses May 15

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    It's funny how life goes sometimes.

    Two nights ago I got a phone call from someone who used to be my best friend for 12 years, He stoped talking to me about a year ago due to his girlfriend not liking me. He asked to meet me and said he was sorry, So we met up, we talked it all through, yeah it felt nice I guess...
    AstridPhotographer AstridPhotographer 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    December 1. Twenty-five days

    before Christmas. But I have no desire....If it were any other December, by now I would have decorated the house and put up the Christmas tree. Setting it up used to be fun, filled with joy and laughter and love. But now the tree has taken a new meaning, symbolic of bittersweet...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    I grew up in a home where violence

    and drugs were a part of everyday life. Both my parents used and were very abusive to me and my siblings. They resented having us and told us so on a daily basis. It was long before i started using. My first hit of crack was at 9 years old, then came the weed, the alcohol, and...
    1Samoana 1Samoana 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    my life is never easy,

    my parents are finding out more of me by the week. I am not of what I used to be, but that makes me stronger of what I am, and so are my friends.
    jackhack101 jackhack101 13-15, F Apr 27

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    I know myself better

    because of what you put me through. I know what I want and need. I know how I should be loved versus what you claimed was love. Thanks for being my lesson, now f*** you!
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 24

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    Once I thought it would be impossible

    for me to live without her.I remember the day she said it was over.I kind of became numb.Everything seemed to have lost its color.Nothing seemed pleasant anymore. I ran away from my cramped apartment in the city&moved into our village home. It was hard.I didn't attend my classes...
    dreamydoc dreamydoc 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 30

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    "Someone who has experienced trauma also has

    gifts to offer all of us - in their depth, their knowledge of our universal vulnerability, and their experience of the power of compassion." Sharon Salzberg
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 2 Responses May 7, 2014

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    and not to mention the other 3 little babies I

    have to leave behind which of my dogs that I love so much
    SpiritWolfe741 SpiritWolfe741 36-40, F Apr 27

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    In this life, I've literally been through hell

    & back! But, surprisingly, I've proven myself to be quite resilient. I once battled an extremely harsh & debilitating form of depression. It nearly killed me! But I ferociously battled back from the edge of no return. Today, the person you see standing before you, is both...
    HiPpIeRoNiN HiPpIeRoNiN 31-35, M 3 Responses May 24, 2014

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    All the things I've seen,

    all the things I've been through, the ups and downs, the struggles, the obstacles. All of this have made me a stronger person. Because of it all, I am definitely a fighter and I never give up.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    I'm still alive!!!! Yes thank god

    for my happy times and blessings in my life. I feel strong
    piperweant piperweant 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I've become stronger in ways I had never

    imagined possible for me. I remember always watching showswhere people would beseriously ****** up after going through a life changing event and wondering how you end up like that. I almost think I'm strange or that my way of thinking isabnormal sometimes because I don't feel...
    kissmykass kissmykass 22-25, F Apr 27

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    Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf called

    dementia? The wolf is catching up with my little mum. She can't retain more than a few minutes some times an hour of memory. But her memories of 30 and 40 yrs are coming back in major detail. I have a journal I capture her stories most I have never heard. They told me this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 11, 2014

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    pain hurts in the moment -

    but makes you stronger in the long run. As much as I hate the people who ever wronged me, I also need to thank them. Because of them, I am who I am today. Because of them, I know what I really want in a friend. Because of them, I am stronger.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    I've survived cancer

    when I was vary little and lost two people close to me when I was around 10 or so. with those two things I often they make me stronger for sure.
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    I had about 4 near death experiences one out of

    those fours had me fighting for my life.. if you want to know more what it felt like inbox me...it doesn't make me a better person we all equal in all aspects friendship, relationship, marriage, comes with knowing things from one another builds a pattern of loving one each...
    UrOneAndOnly UrOneAndOnly 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    January 1, 2013 was one of those days

    when I had seen God's leading and guiding my every step as a widow; working behind the scenes in my solitary life; that He had good plans for me, despite the tragedy that shattered my life. I woke up early in the morning and checked on the emails. There was one particular that...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I may be a bit too strong

    because of it. My past is a dark place, it's had it's moments of good or great times, but always ends up in the darkness again. In my past I've opened myself up plenty of times, since I wear my heart on my sleeve kinda thing I let myself get hurt pretty bad. Despite all the...
    rockerstar rockerstar 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    on may 4 2003 I was hit by a speeding train.

    I walked away unharmed. it happened in a little town called fairbury Nebraska. it made me stronger because I was an addict til that night. I haven't touched meth since. God woke me up that's for sure
    ladyvadar33 ladyvadar33 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    The things I have gone thru in my life looking

    back, has made menthe man I am today. They were tough times but not sorry they happened. They made me a stronger man emotionally and psychologically than I could have imagined. Losing a child at, near, or shortly after birth, is one the hardest things a parent or person will...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Aren't we all stronger

    because of what we've been through? Isn't that the point, from the moment we are birthed; to learn, grow, and improve ourselves based on our experiences? We are each evolving as individuals in one way or another, be it mind, body, or soul. It's quite fascinating, really.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 27

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    I have to adapt to life in countless ways.

    I've learned that if you don't adapt, and adapt quickly, you'll be miserable, filled with self-pity, and not be the person you were meant or want to be. It's simple, yet very hard to learn. If you want to do something, get something, or be something badly enough, you can't let...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Any one wanna snapchat?

    ? I'm super bored tattoos are my life got 2 and now I'm addicted message me you username.
    jayson1993 jayson1993 18-21, F Jan 14

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    There are times when I don't feel the love my

    father claims to have for me. Because I have my mom and step dad I don't have to let that weigh me down. I'm stronger now because of what I been through.
    PoisonIvy97 PoisonIvy97 16-17, F Jul 29, 2014

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    I've been through hell

    and back a couple times! I push through and dodge what life throws at me, and in this I've become this stong independent woman/mother. I'm ok with challenges; in fact I love a good challenge.
    Lea109 Lea109 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    Your experiences makes u to

    who u are and the more hurt you,ve been the more u can learn from it. From my experience the hurtful people is the ones who are the most understanding and nice, so don't judge before u know their Whole story!
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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    Of course . I would hope .

    Sometimes I feel like I've grown weaker but maybe I'm just Scared .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Here's one for you to think about,

    ever heard someone say, I want the worst situations in life to happen to me so I can become better then what my weakness's have convinced me that I am. To rise up from it all. And survive...if so comment below. :)
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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    going through tramatic experiences can hurt

    people...yet my being has decided to let it all go...she finally realizes the whole picture and has forgiven those that hurt her...she finally understands the human condition...and the tramatic experiences that haunts the perpetrator...so to end the cycle...is to forgive...let...
    EternalViolet EternalViolet 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Do not pray for an easy life,

    pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. - Bruce Lee
    Latinloverguy Latinloverguy 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2014

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    I can and will be strong,

    strong enough to face and withstand anything that life throws at me, I'll not let anything get to me or get me down, I'll face my troubles and my worries and I'll not surrender or bow down to them, nothing will bother or trouble me anymore, any hardships or difficulties I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 13, 2014

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    Grown Has Come More Through Pain Than At Times Of Comfort!

    Reflecting on my life, I must say that through the challenges of change through any part of life that brings suffering, pain or loss has cause me to grow most than while in the comfort of life. Learning to embrace the riches of life through suffering!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 7, 2013

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    My mind is a battleground,

    whipped and ripped asunder, torn from the very facbric of reality. ~ Rachel Roth A day of mixed emotions, negativities demanding to be acted out over the resolution to overcome. Another lesson learned from this school called life: dealing with REJECTION. Rejection is the...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I am stronger because of all the pain my

    husband cost me all the heartache of losing all 3 of my boys in this relationship of working my tail off day in and day out of putting up with lies and bull crap on a daily basis I am free now today and for the rest of my life I can breathe freely and not listen to nagging and b...
    SpiritWolfe741 SpiritWolfe741 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    ok here goes. Was treated badly

    as a child, then went into a violent relationship for ten years, then met a guy who became an alchoholic with him ten years, then met a control freak was married for six months then had a breakdown and was diagnosed bipolar. Found out I have hemochromatosis and now type 2...
    moiramoira moiramoira 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I have changed so much I can hardly tell

    if I am the original model.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 1 Response May 5

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    The first guy to pay attention to me ended up

    being a controlling ****. I was 15 and by the time I turned 16 I was pregnant. I was raised in a very Christian home. we did not drink, swear, lie, have sex before marriage or break the rules. I was a good child all my life. This one man was my only mistake. But a blessing in...
    taylormorgan2113 taylormorgan2113 18-21, F Nov 17, 2014

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    My life has never been easy,

    but honestly no ones is. we all have had struggles and been through so much, that made us who we are today. My father left when I was 3, my mother solely raised me and my 2 older siblings with the help of my grandparents. My father wasn't in my life til the time I was...
    lisa82688 lisa82688 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 27

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    I'm probably not the only one

    who feels SO strong that they're weak.I KNOW I can survive anything,any loss,most tragedies.I've had to pull myself through the flames so many times that now I don't know how to not exist on my own.I want to let people in but I've forgotten how.And I'm tired to being surrounded...
    jcnlitlbit jcnlitlbit 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    In the new year i will be starting a new

    youtube channel vlogging about mental health. I want it to be very interactive with the audience so will be having video convosations with people so they can share their expiriences. I've personally had a lot of mental health issues so will be sharing my expiriences a lot. I'm...
    dansimpson40 dansimpson40 18-21, M Dec 12, 2014

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    today..one semester of my study is completed...and with it one of the most difficult phase of my life is also over now...it taught me lots of things..made me more mature...though...
    notrustanymore notrustanymore 18-21, F 3 Responses May 15

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