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I Learned a Lesson From My Childhood Scars

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Well, I think I do suffer from this and I really need some advice.. It's like a different place like a story and I don't know why I have or might have this. I guess since I read...
    Elizabeth1123 Elizabeth1123 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    When I was child my hands have hurt and caused pain to a lot of people and I enjoyed it my mom always called me evil and I smiled and said thank you. I love when people call me...
    Demon6666 Demon6666 26-30, M 19 hrs ago

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    One time when I was little i didn't want to eat my dinner so they gave it to our dog just to find me later eating the dinner from my dogs bowl ( he was really angry at me:D)
    Fenris88 Fenris88 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Just for fun, read this description and try guess what famous character this is! I grew up in the 60s, between hippies and racism, I was left to be raised with my lousy, dead...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bv-C2%2BhqL.jpg here is a book my parents always read to me, I used to love it when they would repeat the character's name again and again...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have over 40 scars, one on each wrist and more than 20 on the outside of each thigh. The ones on my wrists are hardly visible. The ones on my thighs are a different story. The...
    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I look back at my experience in high school and am so glad it lasted for only 4 years. I know a childhood creates (having a rough/ abused) and shapes you for the rest of your life...
    Vacationings Vacationings 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    one less ********* in the world tonight. :) so naturally that puts me in to a very good mood.
    SystemK SystemK 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Which ones? My self harm scars tell the story of my depression and adventure of diving off the deep end and my medical scars show the physical pain I've suffered. Then there's...
    Spfxartist13 Spfxartist13 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I learned something very valuable today. Never leave my cell phone on silent. My son has hidden it somewhere, and I've been searching for about two hours. Still can't find it.
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 14 Responses a week ago

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    I found this really awesome. Aside from the fact that it looks like this person is smearing poop across their stomach with their finger...
    missmalky missmalky 18-21, T 1 Response a week ago

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    Also when I was becoming a “LGBT” writer and speaker it happened to be not long after I was no longer “dressing”. I suddenly found I was no longer interesting in...
    JefflovesMara JefflovesMara 31-35, T 1 Response a week ago

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    "legends are lessons. they ring with truth." merida Brave
    witchgirl69 witchgirl69 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    And indeed I'm still learning. I've had my eyes opened to a lot of things and I've had a lot to ponder about too. I've learned who l am and mostly accepted myself for who l am. I...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I don't regret the good or bad I've done as a person because it made me the man who I am today, some people are in your life to teach you a lesson on how you should conduct...
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    You meet someone on here, you chat, you immediately feel the connection and thought it was reciprocated, you give of yourself with honesty as that's the only way you know, you...
    Narbflaith Narbflaith 61-65, F 5 Responses Jun 23

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    My Journey into the World of On-line Corset Shopping: I recently had a conversation with one of my friends here on EP about corsets. I thought it would be cute to find one or two...
    bens4200 bens4200 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    Ever since I was about 4 or 5 Child Protective Services (CPS) had been called in on my family on an almost weekly basis, many of those calls being from extended family members. I...
    ScarletteTranevel ScarletteTranevel 22-25, F Jun 23

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    In recent times i had a memory pop up out if nowhere. It was completely out of the blue! I had actually forgotten about it but it was extremely traumatic in nature considering. I...
    flyingblossom flyingblossom 26-30, F Jun 22

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    I BELIEVE PEOPLE COME INTO OUR LIVES FOR A REASON People come into our lives for a reason . We find lessons to learn from well meaning friends, wise children , sassy...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    High school was a terrible part of my life, and I consider this the point where depression started to affect me. Throughout middle school, I had a couple of friends I could be...
    erinw96 erinw96 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    My experience of Jesus, and of God, started off with a bang and created a journey to faith for me. I was raised Catholic, but nominally so. We went to Mass, received the sacraments...
    jnewcastle jnewcastle 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    When I think of my childhood i remember the trips to the hospital, the tons of medications I took, the doctors, kids making fun of way I breath. I have asthma and it seriously bad...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M Jun 18

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    My biological father has never been a real father to me. I was kind of being molested by him since I was about 6 or 7 until I was about 10 or 11. Mother was working overseas back...
    beeceedee beeceedee 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    There are several things, ranging from one-time events (like childhood surgery) to continuing events (like daycare abuse, neglect, and bullying). I have had several major...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16

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    I told my husband as soon as I got honest with myself because my husband has PTSD from the war, and I figured he would understand my own struggles. However, I had to minimize my...
    Angelfacemaggie Angelfacemaggie 61-65, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    Dairy Queen. Car wash. Basset hounds. Road trips. More ice cream. That was the life.
    bringmethemoon bringmethemoon 18-21, F Jun 14

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    I walked past my dad's fire pit and saw my burnt up childhood folder I had won in elementary along with some other childhood stuff I don't remember. Anyway, he destroyed it. My dad...
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    I have learned that 1. people will block you for no reason 2. EP has gotten worse 3. Ep is a perverts playground 4. even if your stories are 18+ they will STILL get removed 5. They...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 14

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    **Definite Trigger Warning**Please don't look at this if you're easily triggered. These are my scars from self-harm, and I just was wondering if they will stay there? They've been...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 13

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    Fortunately, my toxic person wasn't very bad. We met at a summer camp, after a talent show. I had played a (very difficult D: ) arrangement of "This Day Aria" from the children's...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 13

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    in my age its very common to fall in so called love...but i dont know what felt very good in beginning started creating ripples in my life , i started crying , started fighting...
    naturallypretty naturallypretty 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    Everyday of my childhood, as far back as I can remember, my parents fought. They always argued and yelled about everything. Back and forth. Staying at family members houses because...
    Sunshinemms Sunshinemms 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    **** **** **** someone please help... I'm at a friends house and she wants to go swimming... I didn't bring my swimsuit but she's gonna let me borrow one. My swimsuit has shorts. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 12

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    Everyone Will Teach You A Lesson
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jun 12

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    Does anyone else ever get fussed at by their parents if their scars are visible?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 11