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I Learned a Lesson From My Childhood Scars

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    My Childhood Scars Makes Me Strong And Courageous.

    My childhood was tramantic as an adopted child of convenience.Never experience parental love expect wondering why i was different from other children.My physical,mental and emotional torment of child abuse includes rape at 12 yrs and baby aborted through unnatural means...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 4 Responses May 26, 2010

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    Learning A Valuable Lesson

    When things go wrong, people love to say that it doesn't matter because at least you've learned a valuable lesson in life. To be honest there are many lessons about human nature that I wish I had never learned. Am I the only one to feel that way? Are all lessons good ones? I don...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F Aug 24, 2012

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    Learning A Valuable Lesson

    When things go wrong, people love to say that it doesn't matter because at least you've learned a valuable lesson in life. To be honest there are many lessons about human nature that I wish I had never learned. Am I the only one to feel that way? Are all lessons good ones? I don...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F Aug 24, 2012

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    32nd Story-i Am Who I Am Because Of My Childhood Scars....

    I am who i am because i draw strength and courage to fight on.My scars were terrible.They almost ruined me and almost died.I would not have arrived to who i am now.My scars are healed now and i am well and happy.Only through our sheer drive and determination then we can come out...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    I've always been insightful,

    having spent much of my youth chronically trapped in my overly analytic mind. Through the years I began to manifest this introspective process outwards, analyzing others through their language, both spoken and unspoken. It's amazing the things you can notice in people when you...
    danii92 danii92 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2014

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    All of My Scars Tell a Story

    All of my scars tell a story. I'm speaking if the physical ones. The emotional ones are well healed. When I was two, my mother purchased an electric churn. She showed it to me and told me to never ever put my fingers in the holes on the lid, because it would cut them off. As...
    marthajeff1 marthajeff1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    They're not so different from many families, though they stick together, which only makes their lives worse everyday, the core issue of my family and my extended family is low-self...
    curiousdweller curiousdweller 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Let me just say this. As a parent you have a major responsibility. and that's to take care of your children. all of them. but in my case it's another thing. I'm taking care of...
    inspirationalguide98 inspirationalguide98 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Healing from childhood trauma is possible.This is an interesting and informative Q & A with Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD, a licensed psychologist trained as a Harvard Medical School...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 14 hrs ago

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    I fell in love with him, when I was 6 and it lasted to age of 12, then other childhood friend came into play, who I found more mature and fell in love with him, it lasted 2 years...
    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    Pains, sadness, humiliations, ridiculed and belittled are the type of scars that i've been keeping inside me. Yes, there's someone who knows about them but doesn't know how deep...
    hawksnravens hawksnravens 41-45, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I don't want enemies. I don't want to be self important, or superior. I don't want to be closed minded, and I want to be able to see from more than one point of view. I want to be...
    JustTheSun JustTheSun 26-30 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Sensitivity: I have learned that I must be both more and less sensitive. More sensitive to the feelings of others, and less sensitive to perceived criticism from others. I've...
    SavvyAnsley SavvyAnsley 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It is called Turmeric. It is a spice used in foods. It is very new to me since i've never heard of it until recently. It has antioxidant properties in it that are great for skin...
    iamnikki iamnikki 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    my dad wasnt abusive. my dad wasnt completely absent. my dad didnt choose to be in his position. but my dad can be held to blame. it wasnt his choice that i went with my mum it...
    butterflykisses11 butterflykisses11 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Neither Loved Nor Wanted-Imagine you are a eight or so year old child bounding around your bedroom one evening and for reasons you decide to leave your room and maybe go to the...
    Szusa07 Szusa07 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I got this from the convention. Pretty cool intermission from the drudgery. I interpret it as...Everything that happens is a life lesson. Each moment of our lives is a chance TO...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    The three most important lessons I´ve learned: 1. Help yourself, or nobody will help you. 2. Don´t trust anybody fully. 3. Only if you are doing your job with love and all...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hmmm. When I saw this title I was thinking 'wanna compare scars?' Like kids showing each other their badges of 'daringness' and risk taking ability. Wasn't thinking emotional...
    Nipper66 Nipper66 46-50, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    Sometimes you have to be slammed in the head by a sledge hammer for that brain light bulb to go off. Not too long ago I was cruising along on a shaky brain wave with all these...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M Feb 4

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    Yes I have learned a valuable lesson in life. Never let your right hand know what your left hand is doing.
    purplepas purplepas 41-45, F Feb 2

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    Normally it is every day. Life is always teaching lessons but often we are so self absorbed we can't be bothered to learn.
    hal84 hal84 26-30, M Feb 2

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    Making Peace with Your Past: Choosing Forgiveness Are you haunted by something that happened in your past? Whether someone wronged you or you made a decision you regret, Dr. Phil...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F Feb 2

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    Have scars on my both legs as cons of having eczema. Currently working on it by taking supplement. Hoping to get an advice. Can't imagine to have sex with those scars anyway..
    hichoco hichoco 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Well, puberty hit me like a ton of bricks. And its just now that I learned ho to take care of my skin. Also I have hyper pigmentation, so if I get a bug bite, acne, or a cut or...
    Lacrimosadies Lacrimosadies 18-21, F Jan 31

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    we used to go to a disabled swimming club when I was about 6 or 7 my oldest brother could already swim a man named John wanted to teach me to swim my mum agreed & told me to...
    jayethan jayethan 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 31

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    Me. I am me myself and I. I have made myself a wall. An unbreakable wall. A wall so high and so strong it can only be broken by guided hands. My wall protects me. It protects me...
    FragileButterfly565 FragileButterfly565 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    My scars are expressed through my ink work.... there is no upside-down frown on me.
    TowerJimmyDabzs TowerJimmyDabzs 31-35, M Jan 31

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    32 stitches on the my right arm remind me daily of what I'm capable of doing. Tattoos cannot hide what I have really done in my past. My scars remind me of who I need to become.
    TowerJimmyDabzs TowerJimmyDabzs 31-35, M Jan 31

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    Life lessons: Don't us guys hate it when we want to have sex with our partner but she just isn't into it at the time, for whatever reason? Don't we think, "you can just lay there...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    When I first joined EP I was sort of skeptical about this site and I thought this site is going to be lame. But, the more I've been on here the more I've learned. Like about the...
    BlueCookieMonster BlueCookieMonster 22-25, M Jan 30

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    If you love somebody, care about them, show interest in their business, say 'I love you' as many time as possible, never be jealous, easily forget the mistakes of the beloved one...
    Tourion Tourion 22-25, M Jan 30

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    I learned age does not matter if you love them and I also learned don't lie to your boyfriend
    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F Jan 30

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    i learned that you cannot make someone return what you feel. that remaining loyal to someone who didn't care about you was not something that gained you anything more than...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Jan 29

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    I wrote a post about temptation. It got some men defensive and they felt compelled to say repeatedly that they'd never be tempted to cheat. First of all, my post was not indicating...
    Walkalone9000 Walkalone9000 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    Yes I have learned A Lot From EP...mire perverts on this site than ever.
    solostance solostance 31-35, T 1 Response Jan 28

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    My life has always been a complete rollercoaster. I am a 19 year old freshman in college, who wants to major in graphic arts. I have Asperger syndrome, Bipolar, ADHD, and...
    Triomatix Triomatix 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    May be I am not longer on E.P but I have learned so many things from it. just be good. and make others happy ever. so that atleast they will remember you longer :p
    chenkey9392 chenkey9392 22-25, M Jan 28

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    1). Some years ago, when kaftans, long hair and beards were the fashion, for men anyway! I attended a performance of "Jesus Christ- Superstar". In the theatre foyer, stood a young...
    heqawaset heqawaset 70+, M Jan 28

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    I think the greatest life lesson is the realization that while you know some things, you will never know everything. After you accept that you can live your life and make your...
    KawiiKay KawiiKay 18-21, F Jan 27

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    PSA: I'm using some rough words here. It occurred to me for the first time some 9 years ago that I was abused. I analyzed this in retrospect and this shocked me. Why did it shock...
    ramblingjules ramblingjules