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I Believe Life Is Teaching You Some Painful Lessons

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 239 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I want to tell you something that I feel needs to be said. I love Mother's Day for the reason it's meant to be. Growing up, I had no mother. That's not something that bothers me...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 10 Responses May 10

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    i don't know if this is the right group to put it in, i wrote this a long time ago...too many years ago....with my best friend...she's an angel now...that's why this paragraph is...
    theoneyoullneverforget theoneyoullneverforget 18-21, F May 2

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    When you really want something, sometimes you have to swim a little deeper... You can't give up just because things don't come easy... You have to over come the obstacles and face...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M May 10

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    Stranger in yourself Have you ever look at a picture of yourself and see a stranger looking back at you?? Have you ever asked yourself if you're life has a meaning? How many...
    tomanyfeeling28 tomanyfeeling28 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    something i read once and i wanted to share with you but is not from me!!!! (") Here we are all of us basically alone, separate creature just circling each other, all searching...
    tomanyfeeling28 tomanyfeeling28 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Not everyone will understand your journey. That's okay. You are here to live your life, not to make everyone understand.
    Hanna36 Hanna36 36-40, F May 24

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    Not everyone will understand your journey. That's okay. You are here to live your life, not to make everyone understand.
    Hanna36 Hanna36 36-40, F 3 Responses May 24

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    Life is what you make it , stop complaining & pitying your self about things that's aren't all that grate !!..just dust your self off & do better ' because if complaining could fix...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Life is too fast and we keep up with it but we never try to slow down. We never see the things in front of us that really matter. Once we slow down life we'll see the things that...
    Livinshadows Livinshadows 13-15, F May 16

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    Of course it does! The universe is endless and there's bound to be duplicates of galaxies like ours! Just hope that one's found in my lifetime!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 6 Responses May 20

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    The universe is far too big for us to be the only planet with life on it
    TheDemonsWithin TheDemonsWithin 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Alright Ep family, here's a moral story for you... I just came back from Talladega. I went to watch NASCAR; with my mom, her bf and his eldest daughter (she's only 20). We had a...
    itscake itscake 22-25, F 3 Responses May 7

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    Don't put off to tomorrow what you could do today's, as tomorrow never comes! Let the Id in your psyche be the driving force!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M May 18

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    Act as if what you do matters...because it does.
    mscindydfw mscindydfw 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The universe has connected me with this amazing man. What a gift! My heart literally overflows & I would do almost anything for him. His soul is beautiful; the encouraging, kind...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife 46-50, F 5 Responses May 11

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    Sometimes , when my depression gets bad, I wish I could exchange my life for another that is dying and has loved ones who will be hurting. Like a young child, or a father, mother...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    If you want to know where your heart is, look where your your mind goes when it wanders.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 10

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    ...but take your head with you.
    jeanna71 jeanna71 41-45, F 4 Responses May 19

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    Wherever your heats wants to go...it's never wrong
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F May 23

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    First hurdle If you keep bothering about grammar, the presentation, the perfection of what you want to write, you never write anything. I am ditching that. I want to share the...
    xtaldart xtaldart 31-35, M 2 Responses May 4

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    ~ I was raised on a farm. ~ I have never gotten drunk. ~ I don't cuss. ~ I know God has big plans for my life. ~ I got married when I was still a teenager.
    kRypt0lite kRypt0lite 22-25 May 21

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    Pain factor Pain is like a fire. Instead of cringing and crying in it's heat, look up. It is also throwing light on everything around you. It shows you the truth without the veil...
    xtaldart xtaldart 31-35, M 2 Responses May 5

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    As maybe some of you know, the new princess was born yesterday....my birthday. Nothing weird about that. Her older brother, George was born in July....my younger sister's birthday...
    Nijima Nijima 41-45, M 1 Response May 3

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    Two weird facts about me -Some objects I see in pictures will sometimes move like a truck or a person --moving a bit I know weird AF When I see any stripes even on a shirt...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 4 Responses May 20

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    I will marry you and I will show you what a supportive loving husband I can be and you will be so happy I can see it I am working towards it x
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 36-40, M 2 Responses May 2

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