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

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    At the age of 4 my mother abandon my sibblings and I , my father did the best he could . He worked and he was an alcoholic . At the age of 4 I was sexually assaulted by to...
    sara75 sara75 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Right after I was raped, the police kept asking me questions, and I was completely zoned out. In awe of what happened. And I can't emphasis enough how when people who haven't been...
    HazelZoey HazelZoey 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    It was one of the nails that sealed my coffin, damning me to a short lived life of isolation. My life has been one wreck after another, but I suppose it starts here at the gateway...
    Yearsgoby Yearsgoby 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Ahhhh, that sweet smell of… rejection. It’s not something I’ve had any personal experience with – yet – but I don’t for a moment suppose I...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Dear girls. Look at u, so many of u girls posting here, all ladies, all in The same age group. All struggling with the same thoughts the same fight. You are not alone, we all go...
    HeartLion85 HeartLion85 26-30 1 Response Jul 10

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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 3 Responses a week ago

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    The sixteen grandsons of Noah. Human genetic data fits the Bible better than evolution.The sixteen grandsons of Noah Secular history gives much evidence to show that the survivors...
    churinga churinga 70+, M Jul 4

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    The sixteen grandsons of Noah. Human genetic data fits the Bible better than evolution.The sixteen grandsons of Noah Secular history gives much evidence to show that the survivors...
    churinga churinga 70+, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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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 6 days ago

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