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I Have Fallen and Gotten Back Up

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    I Am Stronger Than I Knew

    I have experienced so many things in life that you'd think I would have ended my life way back then. But I haven't. Only recently I discovered how strong I actually am. I can handle much more than I thought I could. I am able to conceal all the pain with a genuine smile and have...
    RedLipMovement RedLipMovement 18-21, F Sep 22, 2010

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    Never Far From Happy

    No matter how I linger around sad and despair No matter how much I feel battered, in need of repair I am never far from happy, it lurks as well you see So when I am feeling down, I just need to look around Looking for happy, quitting this feeling, turning my frown There not...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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    We Have All Experienced This

    The article by shadow28, made me happy and reminded me of that song..... "I get knocked down, but I get up again, ain't nothing gonna slow me down,I get knocked down, but I get up again...etc"
    classyclaws classyclaws 46-50, F Mar 22, 2009

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    The Effects Of Bullying

    Bullying is no minor issue. The effects of it damage the soul, reprogram an individual's thinking patterns, and can change their personality. It even puts someone at risk for developing psychosis later in life. The bullies themselves are also just as likely to develop mental...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 10, 2013

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    Always

    I've fallen so many times I can't count. And every time I lay there a minute and cuss.And then I haul myself back to my feet.I have come so far, grown so much, that not getting up is unthinkable. 
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Oct 4, 2012

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    RECOVERY!!

    mutual losses or experience deserve to be acknowledged or remembered with dignity, honor, and respect even as we regroup to move forward. I am willing to work on forgiveness and letting go of the past in order to find peace. It's time to give it a rest. I am empowered by...
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    Fallen & Back Up

    How many times? ... How many times?  Only God & myself know''s.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 27, 2011

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    Who Amongst Has Not ???

    Over the years I have stumble and fallen many times ...Who amongst us has not ?Have also picked myself up ...Dusted myself off and gone on my waySometimes this was hard to do ...But there is always a light at the end of the tunnelIt is sometimes hard to see in the darknessBut it...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 1 Response May 7, 2012

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    Weebles Wobble

    I am stubborn, by nature... but there have been many times that I was ready (and attempted) to throw in the towel, to give up. Still, life wasn't done with me, apparently, even though I was sure I was done with it. My mother, in my darkest depression, use to repeat a line that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 21, 2009

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    Last night, my girlfriend and I had gotten into a fight, but I tries to kill myself mostly because it triggered feelings of hopelessness and despair from past traumas. I felt like...
    bongolongo bongolongo 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    A few months back, I got drunk and went on social media (never a good idea by the way). When I woke up, I realized I had on online girlfriend. Strange how stuff happens. I only...
    Cheemoni Cheemoni 46-50, M 2 hrs ago

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    I have been on a combination of meds to treat pain in my bac, spasms in my back muscles, and an anti depressant . I have been doing this combo for around twenty years for a disease...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M 4 hrs ago

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    So I knew this girl for a long time (crush), 6 years or something. We didn't usually talk but my school was very small so everyone knew each other well and could have a...
    youngboymatey youngboymatey 13-15, M 5 hrs ago

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    I would love to go back in time. and make everything okay. lost parents and just life has made no sense. I wish I could go back to 15 when I had nothing to worry about. turning 24...
    jimskyy jimskyy 22-25, M 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Forgot to post this dream I had the other night. It really wasn't that exciting, what made it weird was the vividness of it and how real it felt. The first part of the dream I was...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I know you are depressed so this story is for you. Hope you enjoy it. Well, I came across some nice material about how depression works. I won't be very detailed here to avoid...
    OurUltimateHope OurUltimateHope 26-30 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I just came back from the repair shoppe to get my iPad. My stranger for a Mother or one of her boyfriend's family members most likely broke it while I was having seizures. It...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have a friend who is an adult and a parent himself, and who had to move back in with his parents. His parents were so strict he began to wet his bed again, and also wet his...
    wetelfboy wetelfboy 41-45, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    In my dream last night, one part of it was me reading more about anxiety online. There was a list of anxieties experienced by people who actually had anxiety disorder, and a list...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    In my youth I was arrogant ,reckless, and ignorant. I acted solely to help only myself and I didn't see the truth because I did not wish to see. I did things I wasn't proud of...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    If I have the opportunity to go back in time I would learn all stuffes that I had to learn when I was child. For instance ... 2-3 languages. .. to play on violin , guitar . I...
    Daymond18 Daymond18 16-17, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I wish I could go back in time where I was a little girl so I don't have to worry about high school or homework And just stay there forever because life sucks my family fights...
    Moonheart1 Moonheart1 16-17, F 16 hrs ago

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    I am 55 and just growing up because my husband is dying, I am going to be a widow, and i have never gotten to know ME.
    flowerchild3 flowerchild3 51-55, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    After experiencing a year of university, I have broadened my perspective and social circle a lot more. It's made me realise many things; several things being some people will never...
    turtlemonster turtlemonster 18-21, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Hello group Im not new to ep but its been a long while for me. just recently like last month i was diagnosed with spinal stenosis i am 27 years old but have had back pain since 20...
    mrsgaston mrsgaston 26-30, F 19 hrs ago

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    How Do You Know When You Truly Love Someone?
    kmillz243 kmillz243 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    My love of Converse type footwear began at an early age. I remember being 3 when my mum produced two checked pairs of Converse style pumps for me to wear. A lime and forest green...
    muddymessyme muddymessyme 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi there. My name is Bulim-- wait nope. My name is Larkin and I was diagnosed with Bulimia halfway through my sophomore year of high school. I bet you're wondering about the second...
    spark97 spark97 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was diagnosed in 2009 at the age of 59 with Temporal Arteritis and have been fighting it ever since. I was on Prednisone for 2 continuous years after initial diagnosis. Since...
    phales1950 phales1950 61-65, F 5 days ago

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    Most of life has been getting to know who I am in all this confusion in the world. In and out of hospitals and jails. Riding the roller coasters of deadly Russian roulette, of use...
    embarae5 embarae5 56-60 a week ago

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    I am a 27 year old third son out of four with NPD parents from New Jersey where I lived in my parents' house until I graduated from high school. I distinctly remember being 13 (and...
    dylster15 dylster15 26-30, M Jan 31

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    He feeds off of my suffering. He doesn't just feed off of it, he finds it DELICIOUS. I know this because I have FELT what he feels before. It is HORRIFIC to feel the sheer amount...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F Jan 30

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    When I was little my Grandparents live in Manhattan and we would go and visit them. I went one more time in high school with one of the clubs I was in. We saw Les Miserables so the...
    burgh712009 burgh712009 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    Now more than ever. How could it have gotten so bad? Why so hard just to maintain my sense of self and reality, its like every day is a fight just to find who i really am, and yet...
    xseventyXsevenx xseventyXsevenx 18-21, M Jan 28

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    Long new fidget ribbon. I'm almost bald in one area. So excited to have it grown back!!!
    CookieTracker7 CookieTracker7 16-17, F Jan 28

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    Been on anti depressants for a few months now and things have finally gone back to normal somehow. But every once in a while I will wake up with chest tightness.. I guess no...
    Shadesofautumn Shadesofautumn 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    (( Yes, it's Tuesday, but i'm still sharing a throw back!)) "In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men...
    sweetgem8 sweetgem8 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    Lucifer is a fallen angel. I'm just a sadistic demon.
    natalypetrvicki natalypetrvicki 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 26

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    I lost both my parents the past two years at age 14. I'm now 15 and living with my aunt in Chicago, but man does it still suck at times. My family was very close knit and we were...
    madclair madclair 16-17, F Jan 24

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    I can honestly say I wish I had never gotten married. we had our daughter a yr ago, and she has been so lazy for the last year. she sits around and does nothing all day long when...
    idkw2 idkw2 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 23

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    I'm bored so I'm going to tell you a story. This started summer of 2015. I met this guy in an online game, I hate how I can still remember it like it was yesterday. He was offering...
    zoelalala zoelalala 18-21, F 21 Responses Jan 23

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