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I Have Grown From All of It

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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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    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

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    Learn From Your Mistakes.

    So, in order to learn a lot, I made a lot of mistakes.  Some of them are repeats so I guess I'm a slow learner in some parts of living.  Butl I've had a fun time most of the time, not taking advantage of anyone along the way.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M Apr 27, 2008

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    ...

    ...And continue to do so say by day, hour by hour, and minute by minute.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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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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    I was away for what seems like forever. And when I got back I still wad unable to get onto this website. But I want you guys to know that it is possible to get through this. It...
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    BackToTheCoitusSorry BackToTheCoitusSorry 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 28

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    Koustav1.....he's hang with a stalker pig. .haaaaaaa
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    I finally told my beat friend of 6 years about my depression.. There's a reason she's my best friend. She cares so much
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    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 29

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    CrossCountryLife CrossCountryLife 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Frenchgal11 Frenchgal11 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Pretending2Smile Pretending2Smile 16-17, M Nov 30

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    Oh the winter time.. I have grown up with the fear of vomiting. It has become a stressful factor of my life. I am now 21 years old and the more i endure life at this tender age...
    laneymaee laneymaee 18-21, F Dec 11

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    What if you lost your ability to Love ? What if the ability to enjoy everything was taken away from one day to the next ? This is a glimpse into my life suffering from a mental...
    jeromeleegriffin jeromeleegriffin 41-45, M Nov 30

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    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 7

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    Harlequingal93 Harlequingal93 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Camouflage Camouflage 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    anythingelse anythingelse 41-45, F Nov 29

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    CoolIntellectualJames88 CoolIntellectualJames88 26-30, M Nov 30

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    Evoriya Evoriya 16-17, F Dec 1

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    I am a Muslim. I am proud to be a Muslim. And I think that the idea that some people have about Islam is really twisted. Even many Muslims have got it all wrong. For example, the...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 4

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