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I Am Stronger Than I Ever Imagined

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 253 People

    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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    When ever I imagine some sort of big disaster I

    always imagine myself being all calm and collected but deep down I felt like I would the one panicking the most. However today in school there was a big bomb scare and I was actually one of the calmest people there. I really surprised myself today.
    HypoallergenicUnicorn HypoallergenicUnicorn 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    Im no longer cutting

    or battling deppresion ! Im proud of myself❤️😁
    ninismalls001 ninismalls001 13-15, F Sep 21, 2014

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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.
    itworkedintheory itworkedintheory 31-35 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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 66-70, F Sep 8, 2014

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    Its weird because I love my boyfriend very much, and I think he is very handsome. But I've just always found women way more attractive than men. Idk if its a woman's physique. I...
    Overtherainbow66 Overtherainbow66 22-25, F 20 mins ago

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    Sometimes I think back to the time when I wasn’t in charge of my body. I didn’t have control. I was there and I could watch it all slip. I could see myself falling and breaking...
    Carooox Carooox 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    One time I was really high that I felt like I was hallucinating, it felt amazing. I went to text my friend "oh my god, I'm so high." A few minutes later I get a text from my mom...
    SpideyAlyx SpideyAlyx 16-17, M 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Some are more than others, what I despise are bad commincators, they talk to you several times over the course of months, and then they disappear for days. Then you contact them...
    123Brava1 123Brava1 41-45, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I have dinner with my parents are their friends' families. Their friends have children and most of them is younger than me, but one of them is a bit older than me. After...
    Acrylic19 Acrylic19 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I should thank my mom for making me like my white briefs. She always bought me white briefs no matter what. Even during those middle/high school years I wore boxers I always had...
    Jrm2 Jrm2 22-25, M 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    This is one woman who would give a lot of men a run for their money. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2359357/Meet-Mama-Lou-religious-studies-graduate-33-crush-apples...
    Romanadvoratrelundar Romanadvoratrelundar 22-25, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    so here i am thanking you for being here, alive, well, made in the image of God, wonderfully made. present. thank you.
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 14 hrs ago

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    Everyone says that I look like I'm 12-13 years old, but I'll be 16 tomorrow.
    MeganKyle626 MeganKyle626 13-15, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Feelings. Goals. Societal traditions. Forced by powers. Bullies. Inflation. Wealthy tax dodgers. Employment traditions. Shyte flowing down hill. Why. Stupid...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I suffered bullying at school, had to flee from a grave danger at age 12, suffered my own family's rejection, racism, and yet here I am standing strong, not giving up. I want all...
    ja131989 ja131989 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I just feel like I'm different like the others getting away from me. I don't understand why
    AldiYunusSaleh28 AldiYunusSaleh28 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Thought life was over. Heart attacks on seroquel bit big. Panic Anxiety. Accents. Phobias. Moronic rage. But. A decade later am still caring And few pals left...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    This past week I've dealt with so much. I've been kicked while down plenty of times. I've been depressed for too long but now I feel like I can just relax. I'm alive right now. I...
    JayR95 JayR95 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Even if it seems dark from time to time and that there is no way out, don't give up hope! Everyone makes mistakes, and nobody is perfect. The key is to learn from our mistakes and...
    SwedishMoose93 SwedishMoose93 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    All the hurt, all the lies All the tears that they cry When the moment is just right You see fire in their eyes 'Cause she's stronger than you know A heart of steel starts to grow...
    Rosepetalz97 Rosepetalz97 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    at times when quiet surrounds me, I wonder how much worse things could get. then, I feel regretful for asking. being strong all the time is just a way of life anymore. ALL the pain...
    wnt2bneeded wnt2bneeded 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Whatever you are struggling with, you have the strength to get through it. Pull that strength from your inner core, from the bottom of your heart, from every inch of your body and...
    songwrxter songwrxter 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    AND STORIES! Even if they aren't necessarily nice comments. More attention for me MWAHAHAHAHA! ^-^ But really, thanks for everyone's input. I love hearing what you people have to...
    Daphnaia Daphnaia 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    with every step I take. with each and every day. even when I feel this Day Will break me. I know there is a new day coming.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I have learnt a lot. Don't let anyone put you down..........
    iqra4ever iqra4ever 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Most of the time beauty is simple. However, I do not believe in ugliness, if you look for long enough at someone and really search, you will find something attractive. If you...
    AAJames AAJames 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    iv probably experienced a lot of things a girl my age shouldn't of so early- everything from bullying, family breakdowns, drug and alcohol addictions, falling pregnant young...
    NadiaShields16 NadiaShields16 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    I know I will survive because I've been through too much to break now. I'm a survivor and know that when **** gets hard you have to toughen up and move through it. I'm just tired...
    trin2013 trin2013 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I was glad when I was four days late this month. But now...oh HELL NO! I get bloated up and fatter than i already am! And the pain! I have to be on the stronger medication now...
    BeccaAna16 BeccaAna16 16-17, F Aug 23

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    My family broke when I was 7 because my dad was abusive had an affair ( several times, in fact I personally think he should be in a mental institution for all the **** he has done...
    Hayden23 Hayden23 13-15, F 8 Responses Aug 22

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    I just feel different than everyone. I don't have friends I just don't understand it
    AldiYunusSaleh28 AldiYunusSaleh28 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Hold my hand through this night As the voices shake and my vision blinds With fires that swore to seek revenge Eyes filled with rage that would not relent Never have I felt...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Until a few years ago I always felt that my entire adult life was going to be filled with abuse, nehlect, and was never going to be loved like I want to be loved. I married at 19...
    Harleygirl65 Harleygirl65 46-50, F 14 Responses Aug 22

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