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I Am Stronger Than I Ever Imagined

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 238 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Im no longer cutting

    or battling deppresion ! Im proud of myself❤️😁
    ninismalls001 ninismalls001 13-15, F Sep 21

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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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    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 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 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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    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 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've always thought about joining the military my self and I still think about it everyday. I guess a lot of things about the military is pretty interesting to me my siblings and I...
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    As I've mentioned in my other stories, I've often had girl bullies pin me down. Most of the time this happened, the girl pinning me was bigger then me. But this one time it...
    SmallGuywimp SmallGuywimp 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    Love vs doubts... My love to you have won over any doubts I might have had at times... You have taken me and my heart belongs to you... Youre in my heart at all times, even when we...
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    I have been extremely depressed over the past several months. A year ago, I was hospitalized for 2 weeks with double pneumonia and influenza. I fought through it and came out...
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    We've all been through something that's changed us. Some of us are stronger than others and some of us do things a different way, cope with things differently or approach the...
    kaitybobaityxo kaitybobaityxo 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well there's one person who never gives up on me, even when I'm hopeless. They always made me laugh when they knew I was on the verge of a breakdown. They build me back up when I...
    ScarletNightmare ScarletNightmare 13-15, F Oct 4

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    I had an amazing time this weekend with my soldier and his family. It's incredible how not a single thing has changed between us after being apart for over 2 months. Our love has...
    bayleejoelle bayleejoelle 18-21, F Oct 14

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    Thanks everyone for all the advice you have given me... Really owe you all one. :)
    ParisMaisie ParisMaisie 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    I would like to thank everyone who responded to my last experience. I'm going to bed now, but do feel free to inbox me whenever you want to have some fun. Good night.
    PrincessMelancholia PrincessMelancholia 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Just last year I entered into med school.....I never really get sick be4 I mean other than common cold & n I also have sinusitis.But I've adjusted to these. My new college is...
    EvolB27 EvolB27 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    About three years ago I met someone who changed my life. She was funny,smart and the most wonderful person to be around. We talked through the summer and started getting close. I...
    GingerInTheForest GingerInTheForest 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I didn't know that GRIEF felt like paralyzing fear. The only activity I was comfortable doing then was going to church. I had to. I remember, one afternoon, while hearing the...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 27

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    Matchbox 20 - How Far We've Come  Hello, hello, helloI'm wakin' up at the start of the end of the worldBut it's feeling just like every other morning beforeNow I wonder what...
    crescendo282 crescendo282 31-35, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have forgiven everyone who'd hurt me already isn't that what is kindness? But it's not near enough...I needed to be stronger...smarter...tougher. Confidence is a big obstacle...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F Sep 26

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    I was born 4 months severely premature. I do not know a lot about why premature births happen or why I was born premature specifically...but here is where I will try to share...
    beccaishere89 beccaishere89 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's been years, but I am still in the process of recovery and transformation. A compassion for others is emerging from my huge broken heart. I guess it had to open fully to the...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 9

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    I couldn't speak until I was over four years old. Born with Verbal Dispraxia - I didn't have the pre-mapping in my head that told me how to form sounds and words. My sister had...
    IamWatlocked IamWatlocked 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    A significantly less physically demanding, but outrageously scenic alternative to nowadays’s hike is always to heli-hike on Franz Josef Glacier itself. Just after remaining...
    Willy52yt Willy52yt 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    Well, I am a newbie here. Am I stronger? Probably yes, I am. But i really do think that strenght is never enough. I lost my dad at 6.. and I grew up feeling a profound sense of...
    Awkward26 Awkward26 26-30, F Oct 2

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    No that's enough what doesn't kill me won't make me stronger how much is enough god I want you to kill me I just want to go from that life .you bring me to life you test me test me...
    lilyalexandergia lilyalexandergia 18-21, F Oct 5

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    Well if by stronger you mean I now have bionic limbs that have been grafted onto me after losing arms and legs in this blender we call love ....then yes I am stronger *starts...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    You make me smile, laugh, and cry. We've been through so much together and with time were just getting stronger. A lot of people don't understand why I'm attracted to you or even...
    BlondeGirlBunny BlondeGirlBunny 16-17, F Oct 13

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    Doest mean it's going to be easy like say you have a boyfriend that is ignoring you and you know he is because you saw that the text you sent him was read it's not going to kill...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My Warrant Officer 1 had his left arm and leg amputated after his 3rd tour in Iraq. It is downright insulting when people say 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger'. You...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Out of Order A strange occurrence I remember was when I finally brought home my husband's ashes. After a ten hour trip, we arrived at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. He and I would...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I've definitely been through enough in my life and survived to know that what doesn't kill you will eventually make stronger. It may not seem like it at first but eventually it...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    This is quite hard for me to write. I am a very busy person, I work 7 days a week (2 days charity work, 5 days full time) I run the house, look after my rescue animals attending as...
    fuerza23 fuerza23 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    So my ms Cancer is back. And she is getting weaker everyday. I know that she'll get weaker before she gets stronger. But I the one ultimately taking care of her. I don't mind it...
    Dspence12 Dspence12 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I managed not to cut for one year now, I felt better and better the last months. But the feeling of wanting to hurt myself gets stronger and stronger. Things are getting worse... I...
    Muizi Muizi 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    No matter how much you love someone and want it to work out more than anything... Sometimes you just have to accept the fact that the person they were is gone and they're nothing...
    eurbsxox eurbsxox 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 25

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    I just wanted to extend the deepest thanks to those of you who have shared such wise words with me. Each day I grow stronger and happier due to the encouraging words said to me on...
    GabbyCot GabbyCot 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I will do my best to love myself to the point that anyone else's opinion is not important. I will focus on the people that love me and care for me, and also think about my...
    sjyul sjyul 26-30, F Sep 28

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    I don't think at my age it would be called running away from home but I really needed to get away from my parents. For a while maybe a week to be alone maybe meet my friend from...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F Sep 28

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