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I Have Grown From All of It

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    Slowly, Painfully

    I'm not going to re-re-rehash all of the crazy stuff that I've lived through, but I've had a history that has been more turbulent than most I've known. I sometimes feel almost feral because all of those little things the average person has that keeps their mind and behavior in...
    ShadowMonster ShadowMonster 22-25, F May 12, 2012

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    Through All the Drama

     my family can definitely put the FUN in dysfunctional ...  weve had alot of rough patches in our lives and ive had personal ones to  but from it all its created the person i am now im stronger and grew from it and i know if i had to live my life over i wouldnt...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Apr 29, 2007

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    ...

    ...And continue to do so say by day, hour by hour, and minute by minute.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2009

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    Adopted Good Or Bad

    i was adopted at the age of 10 monthes. i had been left on the door step of the orpanage when i was only a few days or weeks old. i have grown  to learn to accept myself the way i am. i do not know what kind of family i came from or why. i have a lot of questions but at the...
    adoptedgoodorbad adoptedgoodorbad 13-15 1 Response May 6, 2009

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    I used to be a very judgemental person.

    I guess I still am to a certain extent but I used to be relentless with my insults towards people. I grew up privileged in the sense that my family is well off, and that I am part white, straight and comfortable with my gender& with no physical disabilities etc. Because of my...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    Wow.

    Recently I was going through all the stories I had posted on Ep since I opened my account.Realizing how much I have gained because of the bad times in my life is amazing.I have so much more to learn and mature into this new person as I grow. Just recognizing that the problems...
    Jenna1225 Jenna1225 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2012

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