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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have fallen out with this one girl and I'm really worried about going back to school because she is going to take my best friend away from me because we are all in the same...
    ArizaSultan ArizaSultan 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I can't believe after all this time I have to go back to work. I took some time off (maternal leave) and some extra time off after that for "dealing with personal matters" (i.e. I...
    PersonInCrisis PersonInCrisis 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I can't believe after all this time I have to go back to work. I took some time off (maternal leave) and some extra time off after that for "dealing with personal matters" (i.e. I...
    PersonInCrisis PersonInCrisis 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am really torn and desperately need advice. I have been married to my husband for 8 years. We have two kids together. Our relationship has always been rocky and I was unhappy for...
    ok4u ok4u 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I've gotten 2 warnings.. one literally outside my apartment. :P I thought it was going to be for my tail light that was out. Didn't say a word about that, though. It was for...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F Aug 7

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    I am A God fearing woman, but right now I am so confused. I have been married for 18 years. My husband has beat me, cheated on me and put me threw hell. I have a daughter that's...
    Sweetestrose Sweetestrose 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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    How do I deal with bad fall outs with my friend? I'm worried about going back to school, she will take my best friend away from me
    ArizaSultan ArizaSultan 13-15, F Jul 31

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    Last night I was freaking out, thinking I may be reaching that point where I either need to say good-bye to my best friend or I'm going to make a huge mistake. Today though, I feel...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I happen to love two men. Is that a crime? It's not like I have to act on it, right? Why do I feel so guilty at times? Is it wrong to be friends with someone? This is my dilemma.
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    This was not supposed to happen. But it did. I love my wife. She is the standard against which all women are measured. She is my soulmate and my best friend. Yet, I'm falling for...
    Ashman13 Ashman13 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 7

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    Glad to be back home from holiday safe x
    ParisMaisie ParisMaisie 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I pulled my back in 2007 and have had problems since then.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Well, let's see, I've never been arrested, never been to jail or prison, never did drugs, never did anything illegal and never got any tickets from the police. So, therefore, I...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F Jul 29

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    I fell in love with two people. Both on here. One left me and another one I'm still with. Idk what I would do without them both
    Cupcakalicious15 Cupcakalicious15 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 9

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    I remember the first day i met him! <3
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 10

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    Do you ever those micro sleeps where you're laying on the couch and you've been scrolling through Facebook or EP and all of a sudden you drop your phone and it hits you in the face...
    desy1 desy1 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Has anyone else had their stirrups pop off their (english) saddle or am I the only one?
    500years 500years 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    He was never there for me. It was always about his family; his parents, nieces, nephew, brothers, and sisters. He does so much for them and nothing for me. He hates me. Never do i...
    AmyGhotra AmyGhotra 13-15, F Aug 10

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    On 21st June, I left the UK to move to Spain for two months while working as an au pair in Murcia. The family I worked for and lived with was only a little boy, his mum and dad but...
    kittytwright kittytwright 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    My circuits slow I'm not scared anymore I see the faces of my brothers that have fallen before My circuits slow I'm not scared anymore Reach for my weapon and in turn you're...
    SteeredAxe SteeredAxe 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    Update! There's hope guys - don't settle! Last time I posted it had been only one month since being cheated on - and I was a mess. Only thing I was sure of is that there was no way...
    imatulipinacup imatulipinacup 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have keloids. It started with acne in middle school developing into keloids. I have them all over my upper back and chest. The worse and biggest being on my chest. It has been...
    justagirl93 justagirl93 18-21 6 days ago

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    in the beginning of the dream I'm not sure if it was the day before or the same day our car couldn't get around a pole so we had to back up and go a different way. Anyways it was a...
    Isaiah4310 Isaiah4310 18-21, F Aug 10

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    I am a regular 19 year old girl who experienced a drug-induced psychosis for the duration of the summer that almost ruined my life. I strongly feel that this is something that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 4

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    This Thursday, I went to Gaypride in my town. It was really fun, there even was a drag queen! There was this girl who smiled at me and I returned it because I thought she was cute...
    absenceofsound absenceofsound 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    She's the closest thing I've felt to love. That's why she matters so much to me. But she's always on my mind, and it hurts too much to think about a future with her when there's...
    megmegmeggers megmegmeggers 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I am at a loss and need some help! I went to urgent care in February because I had this horribly terrible rash that itched uncontrollably and was painful. I had clusters of what...
    SweetJFowler SweetJFowler 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    But right now I'm numb. I'm trying not to think about anything. Haven't left my bed yet today. I'm afraid if I get up I will eat. I'm in this battle trying to decide if I should or...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    So scary. I was waiting for the train & began to feel nauseous. I was holding my phone in my hand and could see that I was beginning to sweat like crazy. My phone was drenched. I...
    brunettebarbie14 brunettebarbie14 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I'm a 41 year old Irish male living in London. I was diagnosed with AS in 1989 when I was 16 years old. My 20s and early 30s were really bad with constant pain, fatigue and...
    Yossarian73 Yossarian73 41-45, M Aug 12

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    This topic really interests me. I have had a couple but unfortunately they have fallen for me. At the moment I have a potential two, it's difficult to find someone who does all...
    formieyesonly formieyesonly 41-45, F 11 Responses Aug 16

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    I have fallen in love with this person who has so completely melted my heart it isn't even funny. I am not a romantic or mushy person by nature, but this man brings out the best in...
    Oldiesbutgoldies Oldiesbutgoldies 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    How long are the boys normally there for? I just want to talk to my boyfriend but it's already been over two weeks and I haven't gotten a call or anything
    sherilena sherilena 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    When i was about 10 years old i was raped by my mothers ex husband ever since me and my moms relationship has not been the same. Before i graduated high-school my freshmen year she...
    girlofaninmate girlofaninmate 16-17, F Aug 1

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    I have actually gotten a lot from my time here . I'm not shy but I simply don't find anywheres much to interact with people these days. Here I can find people and...
    tom67890 tom67890 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 8

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    So life, we haven't gotten along well up until now. I want you to know that I am in control of you now. I make the decisions, I have freedom of choice. You will be what I want...
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F Aug 13

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    Most people think OCD is just hand washing and having a clean house.This is not true.People say they are a little bit OCD without knowing what they are really saying. I'm going to...
    ocdfighter ocdfighter 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Over the Spring break, I encountered a stalker, and I thought he was innocent. My stalker and I had two classes together that were back to back. One class, psychology, the...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Somehow while driving around the area with a go-cart type vehicle, that was like a cross between a go-cart and one of them large golf cart style ATVs, me and some friends found a...
    HardLiquid HardLiquid 46-50, M Aug 10