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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 220 People

    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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    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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    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 56-60, F 5 Responses May 31, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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 36-40 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am a survivor of rape. I will not specify at what age, how many people, or who did it. However, I am here to say I have recovered and am living my life the way I should be. I...
    soyacarton soyacarton 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My heart loved you pretty fast. My love was not a sexual love either, yet it was more than a friend. The love I have for you is just different than any love I have ever felt. My...
    TheBlessedOne TheBlessedOne 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    Hi, this is my personal story of cutting. I started cutting about a three years ago because of stress, and nothing in my life was going right. When I first cut, I told myself that...
    Muppo23 Muppo23 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    So this message is really long... And If you actually finish it... I hope that you feel the same way I do... And that is that the next generation should be kinder to our people...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    THE SEVEN FOUNDATIONAL BIBLICAL TRUTHS There are seven foundational biblical truths that uphold and enhance our belief in the truth of God’s glorious Family Plan for the...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    THE SEVEN FOUNDATIONAL BIBLICAL TRUTHS There are seven foundational biblical truths that uphold and enhance our belief in the truth of God’s glorious Family Plan for the...
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    THE SEVEN FOUNDATIONAL BIBLICAL TRUTHS There are seven foundational biblical truths that uphold and enhance our belief in the truth of God’s glorious Family Plan for the...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ATTENTION PLEASE... I WANT YOU TO KNOW BEFORE YOU START READING THIS THAT THERE IS SOME MENTION OF PAST TRAUMA THAT COULD BE A TRIGGER FOR SOME PEOPLE. I DID NOT USE ANY BAD...
    jnjjnj2469 jnjjnj2469 51-55, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    About a week ago, someone sent me mail asking me why I am so confident in my belief in God. So I decided to post most of my response here so that others could read it: "Here's to...
    NorseChief NorseChief 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 16

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    9th post. My second daughter was born in 1997, very cute, but then again babies are so adorable. Their innocence always gets me. I discharged early from hospital, like I had done...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F Nov 19

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    I will never give up because I have faith that no matter what comes my way, God will give me the strength to deal with it and come out of the situation a survivor. He has always...
    CarefulSusan CarefulSusan 56-60, F 4 days ago

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    I’m a survivor. I’ve been sexualy abused by my father many yrs.. My mother also beated me up every single day. After i grew up,i told police third times what happened to me so...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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