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I Am Stronger Because Of What I've Been Through

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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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    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 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 27

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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 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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    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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    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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    At times it subsides,

    allowing me a moment to breathe. I ask myself frequently, why can't I move forward? Why does God allow me to linger here? Waves... It's the best way to picture it. There are those fun waves that you like to bob up and down in. There are the ones that you are looking...
    bcharap bcharap 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 2

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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 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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    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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    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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    To remain in a bud Is more painful

    for the rose Than to be broken open To face the world A sheltered life Slumbered in a cocoon Protected in a comfort zone A child at heart she's known Life in a bubble, so fragile Burst so sudden, too soon Knocking her down so hard Too scared on her own Devastated and all...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    "I have seen so many dreams wither

    before blooming In the sound of rustling dried leaves, plays the tune in pain In the sky, in the air, blasted hopes remain as mourning From burning in the heart,sorrowful tears It dissipates,bit by bit It dissipates,bit by bit"
    dreamydoc dreamydoc 22-25, M Jun 16

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 29

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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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    Every day when I wake up,

    I want to fight the world a little more. Sometimes, it's over the discrimination I face every day just for being a female. Sometimes, it's oppression I receive just for refusing to believe the Christians' bullcrap claims. And when I hear about a crime or a great injustice, I...
    EverlastingLara EverlastingLara 16-17, F Jul 1

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    There was a time when nobody believed in me.

    I felt so worthless I even ran away from home. All I thought back then was this isn't going to last. Well..It didn't.It was short.But it taught me some valuable lessons.
    dreamydoc dreamydoc 22-25, M Jun 12

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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 41-45, F Apr 27

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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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    From being bullied in

    and out of school then from 14-16 getting Locke up for stupid *** reasons.. to now being recently kicked out by my mom for no reason. I know its making me stronger.
    ipiceno ipiceno 18-21, M Jun 12

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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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    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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    LMAO !!! On second thought I think should

    secure these "big girl panties" with a pin.Life is tough, you just got to roll with the punches and give it your best shot. I was never one to wallow in self pity for too long. It is just the survivor in me that wont let me give up easily.Eyes dried up, chin up, shoulders back...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F Jun 2

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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 2 Responses Apr 27

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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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    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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    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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    Got bullied a lot as a kid.

    I'm now almost invincible to words...
    blubbyourmom blubbyourmom 22-25, M Jun 3

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    I have been through thick

    and thin from boy to boy trying to find the perfect one that is easy going and cool not the ones they show a six pack the ask for sex or a picture or your parts but that is my past no they my mom is a pastor I feel like I can't tell her anything
    amarristarr amarristarr 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm proud to be myself today

    after many circumstances I been through.
    onetouchforever onetouchforever 41-45, F 5 days ago

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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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    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'm still alive!!!! Yes thank god

    for my happy times and blessings in my life. I feel strong
    Flowerpower5678 Flowerpower5678 18-21, F Apr 8

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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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    Jashinist1990 Jashinist1990 22-25, M Jun 16

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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 2 Responses Apr 27

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    Ever have the question enter your mind.

    What if you could back in time to change things in your life and what would they be? My answer to that is simple. Nothing at all. Think about it if you changed things, preferably the difficult things. You wouldn't be who you are now. You might be weaker because of not...
    rockerstar rockerstar 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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