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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 400 People

    "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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    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 2 Responses Mar 10, 2014

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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 know what I am able to do.

    I know how to live out and be challenged by the elements. I always think about a day where everything goes kaput and my people and I must venture out and survive. Some don't even think of this but one say it could all go down hill.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Jan 20

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    I'm honest, strong , faithful ,

    blessing cause Jesus is with me .
    Thelight01 Thelight01 26-30 Jan 19

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    I'm survivor of lymphomea

    but now i have brain cancer and leukemia
    photographyismylife photographyismylife 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I've been through a lot.

    A lot of people say I'm there inspiration and they come to me with there problems I'm in a wheelchair and they said I was gonna die by the age of 10 and in 2 months I'll be 18
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F 4 mins ago

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    The saying goes. That

    which doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I don't know about that. But I'm increasingly amazed at what you survive in life!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 19

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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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    In a world like this,

    with it becoming scarce to find people to trust and actually care, you have to be strong, or It will destroy you, trust me I know
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 18-21, F Jan 20

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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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    I'm not tough in the least.

    I'm only strong sometimes. But I've made it this far. :)
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F Jan 20

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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    life teaches the greatest lessons,

    from love to heart break, births or new beginnings to death and sudden endings, but in between is where I find myself, constantly changing and transitioning, that's life. I know I have experienced so much good and just as much bad, yet I am still here, to me it shows strength...
    knfsyr83 knfsyr83 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    Trying to get through this heartbreak one day

    at a time. I know I'll survive and be happy again. Dammit it's tough today though
    nicehair nicehair 46-50, F Jan 21

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    Allow Your Own Inner Light to Guide You There

    comes a time when you must stand alone. You must feel confident enough within yourself to follow your own dreams. You must be willing to make sacrifices. You must be capable of changing and rearranging your priorities so that your final goal can be achieved. Sometimes...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Saying I can't take anymore

    but then going on isn't a sign of weakness and cowardness of not being able to commit suicide, its a sign of strength and eventually achievement, a sign that ur mind hasn't given up even though it feels like it. Life is hard but there are those of us who can get through it by...
    AceTeen123 AceTeen123 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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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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    I kick all ur @sses hard bitchez!

    I 2 strong bitchez! I beast bitchez!
    SexyKidAngel SexyKidAngel 13-15, M Jan 8, 2014

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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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    I can get through anything

    because I've been through a lot of things. There's nothing life can throw at me that I cant handle. I've come this far, giving up would just be a waste.
    thisISalessa thisISalessa 16-17, F Dec 4, 2014

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