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I Am Stronger Than I Ever Imagined

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    Where My Strength Was Found

    I have found that most of us do not know the strength we posess inside us until we are thrown in situations that call for us to bring it forth. I very much grew up a daddy's girl.  I adored my father.  He died when I was 11.  Crushed me.  To...
    ChristineJones ChristineJones 31-35, F 11 Responses Jan 2, 2010

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    Haha!

    Yeah, I climbed that mountain!...Yeah, I actually just scrambled up it and then collapsed in a miserable heap once I was done, but the point is that I managed to do it.
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response May 26, 2012

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    Get down, fall down,

    so surprised , that still here. Divorce, sickness, disappointment, .. Then see the strength of others . And say if they can so can I ...
    willisca49 willisca49 61-65, F Sep 8

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    So today i was suppose to kill myself i had

    everything planned out i even knew how i was going to do it & wrote a suicidal note on here but a few days ago sumthin happened its like out of nowhere my mentality changed i went from being super negative to super realistic - i mean yes i still have that desire to die but now...
    TheWorldVsJ TheWorldVsJ 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I remember after my boyfriend died I thought

    that was it for me, after survived my a suicide attempt I realize how strong I'm and how ill never let anything bring me down. Even when I'm down I still stand up I just can't give up ever not anymore
    Karixchel37 Karixchel37 18-21, F Feb 10

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    I Didnt Know My Own Strenth

    Ive been threw so much I thought i would crumble and fall to peaces but gods showed me my strenth i didnt feel i was as strong as iam . my pain makes me who iam how i deal with it makes me stronger. Some times  you have more strenth then you know .
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 2, 2010

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    I Am I Said

      Lately I have had the feeling that bottomless apathy has livingly de-passioned the I mind in my ever soul   plucking skies devour more than my crepuscular coil ravishing contumeliously   my benefit is a solo  of parting dreams whose whole is...
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 3, 2010

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    Quote.

    Women are like teabags, only when put in hot water do you see how truly strong they can be.
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2010

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    I am a fighter.... I fight back against

    myself everyday.. I am my biggest enemy.. I can tear myself apart so very easily.. I can hear all the put downs ive heard over So many years... I can think of all the things i do wrong or forget or just plain not understand... I can look in the mirror and see all the flaws...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F Sep 8

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    Who knew.. Because I sure didn't.

    Three years ago my life as I knew changed dramatically. I found myself dealing with an illness that almost won and starting my life over again. I lost everything by walking away from the person who promised to be my forever when he made a fatal choice that sealed our fate and...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I Got A B In English

    theres alot of things that ive been through that made me feel strong like my dad being abusive getting through cutting and bad relationships guys using me etc. but when i checked my grades and i got an 80 in english something i never thought possible it just made me feel strong...
    undead3325 undead3325 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8, 2010

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    I'm tired of being that strong one. I need and equal and someone who is on the same level as me.
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    Ok one day I hope to post in here, but by now !!!!! I'm just regular nothing else!! lol. So that's not applied to me by now LOL!!!
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