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I Know That I Am Tough, Strong, and a Survivor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 225 People

    Let's Hear Your Victories!

    We all struggle with something.  To me, the human spirit is one of the most resilient, and amazing things under the sun.  Please share the things that you have over-come in life, or perhaps, still struggle with today.  ( You never know when your story will help...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F Jan 4, 2008

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    So as you all have noticed I've been low lately

    and I've just been told to get my head out of my *** and deal with it. LMAO!!! Thanks to my sister I'm vowing to no longer be flexible and I'm moving forward!! No man will control my emotions happiness thoughts beliefs and life. Is that not why I am divorcing??? YES...
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    A Flower

    Through darkness I came - hibernating throughout the winter - pushing forward, slowly breaking through the surface - catching my first glimpse of light....a little bud basking in the sunlight - full of hope for the future...enduring the gentle rains of spring - knowing that they...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues 31-35, F 3 Responses May 6, 2008

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    After all the **** my husband has put me

    through this woman is strong and resilient !!!! With little or no support. I will win. Even if I lose I still win cuz I fought my *** off.
    lionessstrong lionessstrong 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    "Don't let your troubles define you, let your strengths."

    I've been putting off posting this as it contains details of my past I don't usually talk about, but after a chatting with a couple of people on here I decided to post this brief version of my life. Maybe reading it will help others. I'm 47 years old. The first 30 years of my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    Physically Fragile People Can Be Strong Mentally

    I have lived a life of hardships,bad experiences,misfortune and what not.But I am happy I have survived,I feel mentally strong despite weak physically,I have braved tough days and years and sometimes I feel how I survived.I feel surprised at myself how I survived,but I think when...
    innocentchild innocentchild 36-40 1 Response Jan 20, 2008

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    Love

    Fighting is better than silence. Silence is what I get everyday. My wife hasn't touched me in over three years. People ask me why I stay with her. I love her.
    JudeQuartermane JudeQuartermane 31-35 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    I kick all ur @sses hard bitchez!

    I 2 strong bitchez! I beast bitchez!
    SexyKidAngel SexyKidAngel 13-15, M Jan 8

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    Thank You, Friends And Enemies And Songs

    I have to say thank you to my friends but also the those people who hate me. Each time I feel upset or depressed about school (which is why I am saying thanks to the bullies) I always think about "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" and I am really starting to see it. The...
    BigDreamer1 BigDreamer1 13-15 1 Response Jun 17, 2013

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    Up To The Challenge

    I know I am strong. I'm strong minded and physically strong. I work out and train so I can become a Marine. My family dosen't want me to join the Marines because their always in trouble and the first to the fight. Why wouldnt I want to be a Marine? I'm always up for a fight and...
    FreedomFighter10 FreedomFighter10 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2012

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    The Deepest Loss

    I have suffered the greatest loss, faced the deepest human agony, experienced the most profound, unshakable grief. Our healthy, beautiful, twenty two year old daughter became ill and there was no hope for recovery. She died in nine months time. She was a bride, an artisit, an...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 51-55, F 5 Responses May 31, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I was a sophomore in college and he was a senior. Something about him being older made it feel so right…he was charming, mature, and the life of the party type of guy. Not to...
    EmmaCollins EmmaCollins 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    This is a message for those who feel that life is not good, there is no hope, and they want to end it all. Let me start by sharing two stories to help me to get my message across...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    this is a bit long but kind of interesting Mature/Silents. Born 1927- 1945. Went through their formative years during an era of suffocating conformity, but also during...
    westwoman westwoman 56-60, F 4 days ago

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    I don't write about feminism or in support of women because I feel they need a white knight or protection . I didn't get involved with feminism over the long run with selfish...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Aug 6

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    I'm here to say something to everyone on EP. I've been on this site for about a year now. I've posted and have read about so many people with broken hearts. For those who are in...
    Beanbella Beanbella 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    From the perspective of a long term survivor of depression. .. I don't think it every fully leaves, we just get better at dealing. Each time we survive we are that little bit...
    Diabo1ique Diabo1ique 70+ 3 Responses Jul 23

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    My family has a history of diseases, especially cancer. These diseases were what left my mother and her siblings orphans at young ages. I knew that one of my grandparents was...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 Jul 30

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    We are on the topic of "Divorce!" I'm told how stupid I am every day. How ****** my family is! That I'm a useless idiot, that you can't teach me a thing. I get called a dumb...
    misstiff08 misstiff08 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    It is Throwback Thursday, and this one is a very emotional one for me. With the death of Robin Williams who committed suicide, it brings back the moment I found out about my sister...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Alexander714b4xm8 Alexander714b4xm8 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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