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I Believe Life Is Teaching You Some Painful Lessons

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 241 People

    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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 8, 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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    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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    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 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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 22-25, M Aug 25, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2013

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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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    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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    "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." --Bernard Baruch :D
    JustTheAverageJoe JustTheAverageJoe 13-15 3 days ago

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    When I was younger I was physically and mentally abused by my mother. In my early childhood my dad was an alcoholic who would drink come home and beat my mom. We would have to...
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    Imagine if we weren't here, didn't have a life. Then we would respect having a life, because we couldn't see how extraordinary it can be. We are grateful for the things we have...
    hayzel1 hayzel1 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    its really frustrating to see bow many people consider themseleves part of a religion and dont even know exactly what theyre religion teaches or dont fully belive in all theyre...
    IsmaelAlejandro IsmaelAlejandro 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    And I am continuously putting things together, bit by bit, better and better. I have learned a lot. I have been through some painful things in my life. So painful that I can't make...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have had countless debates with friends over this, but I truly believe that people you meet, you meet for a reason. Lessons you are learning now are based on what you learned...
    NaniStorey NaniStorey 18-21, F a week ago

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    i learnt that its only you who can help you out in all circumstances. no one else is going to help you out I learnt that more you expect from others, more you get hurt. I learnt...
    brokenangelia brokenangelia 26-30, F a week ago

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    I love this song; I can not stop having it.... CALL) Who is it that gave his life for you and I to be set free (RESPONSE) Jesus Christ the Son of God He’s the King of kings and...
    CHIGENTLE2012 CHIGENTLE2012 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    but the universal premise of children mortgage career love is it all its cracked up to be? i wanted kids perhaps. i wanted life to live as one. with all. but knowing makes me...
    Sa0nZ Sa0nZ 18-21, M Aug 19

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    I wonder what life would be like if we could truly live in the moment. Accept our mistakes & painful lessons and let go of the past. Envisioning the life we want & shifting our...
    BreakingBored BreakingBored 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    The difference between school and life, School teaches you lessons and gives you tests, Life gives you tests and then you learn the lessons!
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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    Reading my diary from last year, reading my old poetry, my old letters even my old stories on here... I realized that life goes on no matter what, I had no clue I'd ever get over...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15 1 Response Aug 17

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    Yeah I definitely believe that. There's some that wonder "why do you deal with or talk to that person," but as you said they're there for some reason.
    goatonicon goatonicon 36-40, M Aug 16

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    I have read many stories here, posted by people who are frustrated with their lives for one reason or another. They make me think about Nietzsche's Eternal Recurrence. He asks us...
    PickledPete PickledPete 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I wonder what will happen with those people like relatives and so called friends who didn't help me or show compassion towards me when my mother died... A text message asking how I...
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 10 Responses Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I live with a broken heart, its pieces tearing apart my insides. I am constantly reminded of my insufficiencies, constantly tormented by inhibition. My thoughts devour me and I am...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F Aug 13

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    I dislike when people think age defines your level of experience in life or your maturity. To me, such closed mindedness in this situation projects such a selfish, ignorant...
    Her03 Her03 22-25, F 11 Responses Aug 12

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    Don't read if you're sensitive . . . . . Saw an animal being slowly cut into pieces while still alive. Stuff like this brings back my suicidal thoughts. I hate the pain in this...
    kimlost kimlost 18-21, F Aug 11

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    So my man, my best friend and soulmate is gone for 8 months on a "vacation", I guess we'll call it. I keep looking at our texts over and over. We fought a lot before he left, due...
    moniekita1988 moniekita1988 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    13 minutes into awareness one might find a plague of anything one could imagine of greatness, or of perhaps more like a something not so appealing to any man sort of thing...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    You might think I was admiring you or looking at you with lust. You might be right, but it's also quite possible that I was simply wondering how you see everything, what your life...
    mickitg mickitg 41-45, T Aug 10

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    My best-friend is my uncle. I know that might sound weird, but it isn't. You can have a family member as a best-friend. (IMO) I am honestly close to him than anyone else in my...
    Samhct Samhct 18-21, F Aug 9

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    I think I have the greatest best friend she broke up with her boyfriend because he was jealous of me and her hanging out and wouldn't let her see me
    CuriousOne34 CuriousOne34 22-25, M Aug 9

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