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I Believe Life Is Teaching You Some Painful Lessons

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 239 People

    Sometimes Too Many Lessons

    I know that life is painful and that we must find our way through the minefields but it too often almost becomes too painful to bare.  I have gone through some really powerful lessons that almost brought me to destruction.  I have lived through loss, pain, mental...
    Michellewhois Michellewhois 56-60 Jan 30, 2010

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    Ouch ...

    Life's lessons can be painful.  But it's the kind of pain which I welcome usually with hindsight.  At the time I may curse the situation and wish things could be different.  When I look back, perhaps remembering a difficult time, I can see that there was a purpose...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 15 Responses Dec 4, 2009

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    Dating Lessons We All Learn.

    I just got out of a fifteen year marriage to a man I thought would be there forever but it didnt work out so now Im serated and dating men and I fell for a few since my seperation. I fell in love with a mean man who thought it was nice to not text me back or call me then call a...
    rachel0471 rachel0471 36-40 2 Responses Nov 22, 2010

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    The Lesson Learned From An Optimistic Donkey

    One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.He invited all...
    ar93 ar93 18-21, M Aug 25, 2013

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    And for some people it's learning how to clean

    off their plates before putting them in the sink. I'm awfully weary of touching soggy food. Keep the nasty to yourself lol Do the world a favor and be considerate of the person doing dishes.
    VanishedDea VanishedDea 18-21, F Oct 15, 2014

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    Keep Moving Forward! :)

    A jobless man applied for the position of ‘office boy’ at a very big company. The employer interviewed him, then a test: clean the floor. “You are hired.” – the employer said. ”Give me your email address, and I’ll send you the application to fill, as well as when...
    ar93 ar93 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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    No matter how harsh and painful my life is

    right now, someday.... Someday, a day will come when I can smile every day.
    SmileyFace1014 SmileyFace1014 16-17, F Apr 11, 2014

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    I Am A Warrior

    I am a warrior and survivor. I use to let the pain of life lessons eat at me, now I embrace the pain as if it is trying to conquer me and I fight its attack upon me.
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 29, 2010

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    I Am Not Ment To Be Happy

    I was expecting too much to expect a guy to look past the child sex abuse I went thru and see the woman inside. I was wrong for wanting a nice young guy to like me!!! I deserved joyce abusing me. I deserved ken rape ing me for my childhood mistakes. I deserved to fail university...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Apr 15, 2011

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    We're told that the universe gives up what we can cope with, nothing more, nothing less. In that case, Im superwoman. I could go through the endless list of crap that's come my way, or maybe I should call them life lessons, but I think life lessons are a mixture of good and bad...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    You never really can take back words.

    .. Beautiful or hateful, it's out in the open. You can be praised for them, hated, make no difference, or be forgiven, but they're there, and they always will be. A few years ago, I had a fight with my sister. I said the kind of things that leave a bad taste in your mouth, stuff...
    SophiePlease SophiePlease 16-17, F Feb 7

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    Dear Life

    I have received from you A pair of magic wings That gave me the power to fly Even without going anywhere I lived wonderful moments Of dreams, blessings And lots of smiles Feeling the wind of change Blowing in different directions Building new obstacles Surprises, tests to the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    You're Such A Garbage!

    One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the...
    ar93 ar93 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I was travelling/hitch hiking with my

    ex-boyfriend this summer, and we were going to go across country. He is crazy and is addicted to drugs, so I felt kind of safe with him. He had an awareness of the streets like I didn't. It was going very well, until I wouldn't have sex with him. Then he had a break down. He...
    onthisislandinthisworld onthisislandinthisworld 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2014

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    Is There Any Medicne For This Pain

    new one to this site.dont known where to start from, start frm 11 class got failed not because i dont study but want to leave home to become monk.then mom scold me..my family started seeing me as alooser..lost my self esteem a lot.after that while duing my graduation lost upto...
    hondabrio hondabrio 22-25, M Feb 27, 2013

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    Heartbroken Lessons

    Sometimes it takes a lot of heartbreak and pain to teach us the lessons we need in life to be a better person.  Below you will find some of the things I have learned from the pain. Love has nothing to do with looks, but everything to do with time...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 14 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    Painful Yet Rewarding

    "Some of our best lessons come out of painful experiences. Most of my significant life lessons have been painful and have often had something to do with people that I trusted, respected and (stupidly) expected more of. Darn those expectations!!! Over the years I have had...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2010

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    Shout out to: all the procrastinators,

    like me, who end up finishing something at 2:00 AM and decide to just do the rest of their homework before class. =.= Also go the duck to sleep. Nighty lol
    VanishedDea VanishedDea 18-21, F Oct 27, 2014

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    Honestly,I don't feel that I'm worth the dirt off of someone's shoe. I'm a worthless piece of garbage. I wouldn't think twice about giving up my life to save someone else's.
    DarkSecret62 DarkSecret62 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Our society is driven by our minds, our fears and our ego. We do not place as much value and emphasis on passion, love fulfilment and spiritual purpose. Rather it is about external...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    Life is hard to go through but really very simple to analyze. It is normal to feel pain, to experience dark times, because life IS a constant struggle and what's more EVERYONE is...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Quitting is not giving up, it is choosing to focus your attention on something more important. Quitting is not losing confidence, it is realizing that there are more valuable ways...
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Mar 18

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    it's no finish line at the end of this thing called life, no golden trophy,dont look to the distance you may miss your NOW
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F a week ago

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    Honesty and integrity are too important to leave to others Having these of yourself and possessing them truly is too crucial to leave to others Life needs to be lived whole...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    I am feeling so relieved today,,,,, I know we can't go back and make a brand new start ,,, but we can start now to make a brand new end,,,,:))) what a life;))
    mdbest4u mdbest4u 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    Today was so amazing. We don't have to do much to enjoy each other. The plan was to go for a long walk. We're in our 40s, but I swear, he's so cute. I love seeing his dimpled smile...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    And comedians help. http://youtu.be/WlaCSFQ6Ljc
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M a week ago

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    But what type. http://youtu.be/WibmcsEGLKo
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M a week ago

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    Hopefully we learn. http://youtu.be/eWPiKeI998U
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M a week ago

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    Since we can learn. http://youtu.be/9ZnNVgr6xB8
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M a week ago

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    I totally agree ,I have waited too long due to cultural,family and un spoken yet palpable expectations imposed upon US in our and my FORMATIVE YEARS.................Who is to Blame...
    spdhiman spdhiman 61-65, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    So, I've been trying to figure out how to live around our capitalistic society. I'm thinking, to start off, get 4-5 like minded people under the same roof with 2-3 cars, and just...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Sure it can lead us in a wrong way because it can do mistakes as well but after all I went through my life I trusted my heart and it never let me down after all.
    JennyG16 JennyG16 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    On March 23rd, 2015 we made love for the first time. It was everything I thought it would be & much more. I dreamt of you many moons ago and there you were entering me, your...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife 46-50, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters. Audrey Hepburn
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's so rare to find people that are actually willing to really show you who they are. I've always been afraid to be open with people because of the bare-ness and vulnerability...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F Mar 4

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    No. I believe in following MY heart. Lol!
    BUalways BUalways 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I strongly believe in it even though people you hurt may not be around to see the result of your bad karma.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    now the world is going so wrong everyone is hunger for sex, terrorism, war and the big problem is people dont believe their god and change their religion. i fear this will end-up...
    shanAsk24 shanAsk24 22-25, M Mar 6

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    My Ex girlfriend posted on her EP account posted saying that she lost a friend and that she feels hurt and betrayed and i just feel so amused because its funny when karma comes...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you want to know where your heart is, look to where your mind goes when it wanders.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Mar 15

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    If you are never scared, embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances. No regrets, babe.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Mar 15

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    Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Mar 16

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