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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...
    ShadowMonster ShadowMonster 22-25, F May 12, 2012

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    Acceptance - I recently removed the experience "I hate my past"I don't hate my past anymore, I accept it..If it weren't for all I've been through, I wouldn't be as mature as I am...
    converselyblue converselyblue 18-21, F Dec 30, 2012

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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...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M Apr 27, 2008

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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...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Apr 29, 2007

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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...
    Jenna1225 Jenna1225 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2012

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    I suffer from depression anxiety and self harm. I have been on so many meds, begged for help and I will always be this way. I have always felt this way. I wish I was dead.
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    Im tired of these medicine's, it's been two years since my serious depression, anxiety and selfharm. I dont want to take these medicine's, i have been taking them for so long and...
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    It's not even worth the suffer anymore
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    I miss grapes, & figs, & avacodo's, & papaya's, & sticky rice, & cocnut milk, & evening fires, & the smell of her hair, & the howling wolf, & the white buffalo, & the black panther...
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    We may love the wrong person,Cry for the wrong person but one things for sure,mistakes help us find the right person.
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    After losing my husband way to young. I must look for the silver linings. I have grown closer to some friends during loss and lost a few along the way. That is okay. I am grateful...
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    I have very low self esteem... I waste hours dreaming of the beautiful body and intelligent mind I've always wanted, I grow more jaded every day from the venom in my envy of my...
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