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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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'm a little dude, about 5-1 or 5-2 and 130 lbs. it isn't hard to be stronger than me, my three sisters are and every girl I have ever dated, including the only on shorter than me...
    Carlsoncarly Carlsoncarly 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 4

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    I´m a housewife who got stronger than my hubby by using his weightset when he is at work. everything changed after i realised what fun it is to be the stronger spouse, Once i...
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    I love this song called stronger by Britney Spears lol but it is very true...I'm stronger than yesterday.
    NaNaJene NaNaJene 16-17, F Aug 23

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    I am a quiet person but it doesn't mean that i'm weak. I'm stronger than people think because i don't show, I don't exhib my strength
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    A week ago I bought a leather chair on craigslist. I borrowed a friends truck, and I tried to lift it into the back, but I couldn't. In anger I sat down and sulked. The girl who...
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    I've finally decided to let it go & move on. I realize how young i am and how much time i have and life is too short to be depressed over a boy. Boys comes and go, that's just life...
    DessyLove DessyLove 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I promised myself I wouldn't go down that road again. I was starting to feel better... but then you called and I answered my phone. You knocked and I opened my door. and here I am...
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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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    Everyday is a battle, I am always facing my demons, and sometimes even the devil himself but I won't give up; not now, not ever because I know once this is over, I will be stronger...
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    I had this same experience twice. J already wrote about one of them, when I was 17, but I also had this experience when I was 14. My twin sister was always out at her friends...
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    Yes, more than ever recently. Especially since her recent message. :/
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