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I Am Stronger Than I Ever Imagined

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When I first came to this site I felt a little lost in my own life. Began to wonder about getting thru and making it out on the other side. Met some people here, good and bad...
    justwantpeaceandlove justwantpeaceandlove 41-45, F Jul 7

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    I've had a few experiences in my life. I've been homeless, I've been stabbed, I suffer anxiety and people always say I pull through. My best friend said I'm an inspiration to him...
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    I think I need more local friends, that can be there for me
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    i know am different i have always felt disconnected from people as if am separated from them buy a wall. also i have always been fascinated about spirituality as if there is...
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    I Just Wish They'd Understand - So many people online are quick to judge me based on my work and say I am immature because of said works. First of all...so what if I have done...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Have a cry...it's ok to cry, it's called being human. what doesn't kill us, does make us stronger, but you must take the time to process and reflect, the situation, cry it out, and...
    Luckycharm2014 Luckycharm2014 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Just returned from a few months away again, and restarted my membership the very next day. It surprised me that I'm actually a bit stronger than I was when I'd left. Noticeably...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I want to say a big thank you to Doctor Zazaz the Great Spell Caster that brought the love of my life back to me, it was really a hard time for me when i had a fight with my Fiance...
    Doreen3015 Doreen3015 26-30 Jun 26

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    I want to thank everyone who added me to their list friend and also to say i am sorry. I thought that my life drama would help me to help others who get in crisis and found out i...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I want to thank everybody who has read or hearted any of my experiences. I know it's hard to find the right thing to say sometimes, but I really appreciate the hearts I get:) it...
    NPkid97 NPkid97 16-17, M Jul 7

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    I am so depressed. I literally think about killing myself every single day of my life, but I'm too much of a coward to go through with it. I'm sick of living. I have no friends...
    blipsycat1 blipsycat1 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 11

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    I am so depressed. I literally think about killing myself every single day of my life, but I'm too much of a coward to go through with it. I'm sick of living. I have no friends...
    blipsycat1 blipsycat1 18-21, M 32 Responses Jul 16

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    I am so depressed. I literally think about killing myself every single day of my life, but I'm too much of a coward to go through with it. I'm sick of living. I have no friends...
    blipsycat1 blipsycat1 18-21, M 7 Responses Jul 16

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    After I was hurt by someone I thought cared about me but didn't and only used me to get what he want. Really messed me up honestly I never cried over a dude but I did because I was...
    fangirl54 fangirl54 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Thank you guys. I love all of those people who inbox me and tell me that I will be alright. I also want to say thanks to those people who make encouraging comments about me. :) I...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    When I was eleven I went to boarding school, leaving my three year old stepsister, Molly, at home. I had always been short for my age, and she had been rather tall but she was 3 so...
    betsy92 betsy92 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    To say "thank you" just doesn't seem adequate, but it's what I want to say. Thank you for encouraging me and believing in me when I was lost. Every little doodle was a work of...
    Grainofsand Grainofsand 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    When I was around 12 years old, I started losing my hair. I had gorgeous locks....long....thick....dirty blonde hair. My mom was beside herself because she was not only worried...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 9 Responses Jul 14

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    We imagined how we'd dress if there weren't any obligation. What about the clothes that you'd be wearing when you'd go for a walk or jog or may be when you exercise? In the...
    easonzc easonzc 22-25 Jul 6

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    I am stronger because of all I've been through... I was 16 when everything happened. It all seemed to snowball honestly. I had been home sick with the flu. I was staying at my...
    Ginnty Ginnty 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    When I was thirteen, something happened and I changed my mindset overnight. I used to be the favorite of my family because I was obedient and just all-around nice, and I have...
    Celal Celal 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 15

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    To the people I've come to know on ep. You guys have really but me through hell and heaven all the same. You've really Helped me through my **** and continue to so thank you to...
    Naty14 Naty14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    We strive. We all strive, to get stronger and better, but at what point is enough? I feel like I reached my limit. The more I try the more the bad outweighs the good, the more...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M Jul 14

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    Over the past 29 years I have definitely been through some crazy stuff. I was born with the birth defect called spina bifida and have had countless surgeries and been in and out of...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Nothing in life could be worse than death. Every breath deserves thanks and deserves nothing less.
    Meagaroni18 Meagaroni18 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 6

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    Sometimes, when we get wrapped up in life or your own troubles, we forget to stop and take a moment to be thankful for the things we DO have. Life is so precious. I am so thankful...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 1 Response Jul 10

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    I can count the number of people in my family on two hands. I'm 28. My step(real) father died when I was 13. My biological dad I have only seen once in my life when I was 14, he is...
    determination0106 determination0106 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Once their was a little boy. He grew up in a house with his Daddy and his Mummy and his sisters. One day the little boy saw the truth, when he was about six. He watched as his...
    TorchwoodBoy TorchwoodBoy 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    yes i think what doesn't kill me makes me stronger, but lifting weights i know that makes me stronger
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I am a ski racer ( downhill ski racing like you have probably seen on the olympics) . I like many ski racers spend their summers at Mt.Hood, Oregon. In 2009 I was a happy and...
    Snowtiger4 Snowtiger4 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    If I was to write every single detail, I'd probably be typing all night. Plus I am too lazy :P But well me name is Emily, I'm 17 years old. I was raped when I was 12 by a...
    Emily97x Emily97x 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Cancer claimed the lives of my mom, my step mom and recently my grandpa. To anyone who's gone or is going through something similar, know this. While they have left us, they have...
    alam88 alam88 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    This could be triggering to anyone with experiences of sexual or domestic abuse. My life has not been easy. In 2012, I discovered that I was sexually abused as a child. I have no...
    LucellaLuna LucellaLuna 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've overcome many adversities in my life but I feel like I am getting stronger every day and learning more about myself
    nemophilist8 nemophilist8 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    Few times in my life sexually have I been outdone by a man in bed. Even at my age I've got more grip down there than most men can take. I have had to be more gentle with men than...
    Marymarthazetta Marymarthazetta 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I am thankful for everything I've learned throughout my life, and that the **** I've had to deal with hasn't hardened my heart. But I would really love a break, I'm exhausted.
    planetcaravan planetcaravan 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 9

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    When life puts you down, you gotta stand back up and fight again its never is your last fight until you are dead and that will be your retirement from your life job. Meanwhile, you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Especially if the randomness is unexpected. One of my favorite unexpectedly random moments was when I was in the city coming back from a shopping trip. I was heading back to the...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T 3 hrs ago