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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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    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 1 Response 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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    I got very angry with myself and cut my legs with a box cutter.It was really sharp,I just touched my leg with it and it started to bleed a lot.Now there is lot of scars.I hate...
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    If someone can make you feel discouraged or helpless and hopeless after talking to them, then they are toxic. My mother is not innocent. For years I knew something was wrong with...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I'm not sure if I have MD. Hello, so I'm new to this site but have seen it around for quite some time. As I've done random searches on the internet, I came across this and thought...
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    I have learned that I come accros as a person that lost the love of his life judging by the things I write and I don't mind people thinking that. I have lost a person I care a...
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    Today was one of those mornings that triggered a favorite childhood memory. It's not winter but it's also not summer yet. I was feeling a little chilly when I walked into the...
    llevame llevame 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I know it's odd, but I find myself attracted to people that cut and that have scars. During my stay at a behavior unit, I met a boy around my age who had schizophrenia and was a...
    NightOwlGirl NightOwlGirl 18-21, F Apr 2

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    I think everyone, even if they seem like a bad person, has some great lesson they have learned and can teach you. :) my old best friend and I had so many fights, but she's taught...
    fawnathewolf fawnathewolf 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Each silvery strand has their own memory, their own amount of pain, but also strength. Yes, the blade was all I lived for at some points in my life, but that's why the scars mean...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I decided to wear a t-shirt today. Now I remember how uncomfortable being stared at feels. A random chick asked me what my scars were and I told her they were none of her...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 1 Response Apr 13

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    I can't remember the first 10 or 12 years of my life. And what few "memories" I have are more like pictures (like I may have seen a picture of it and remember that/I only remember...
    IAmJustAGhostGirl IAmJustAGhostGirl 13-15, F Apr 7

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    To all my EP friends, I need your help, and I hope that at least some of you will respond with volunteering to help. My latest book is in the editing stage. I had a childhood...
    curmudgeon curmudgeon 70+, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't think you should hate your scars. Scars just mean you survived.
    Cosmicmutt Cosmicmutt 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Was driving my kids to church today and as usual, I have my retro CD on in the car. I had my almost three year old siting in the front strapped in his car seat. Sunshine by...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    its weird but i find scars totally attractive and if a girl is still cutting and she gets pleasure from it its irresistible ,i swear but my favorite thing is to have the trust of...
    chaspowell chaspowell 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Yeah, basically. I'm fifteen, and literally musical theatre is my life. I've just finished doing Les Miserables, and although to have a "principle" role at all was completely...
    mattieeexo mattieeexo 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I don't suffer from depression, but I met somebody on ep last year who does, and whose life has been dominated by it since early childhood. We conversed for around nine months...
    KitFornay KitFornay 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    Yes all my scars and cuts tell my struggle.I messed up in life and just there again.I promised I wouldn't do it but I did.
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I have scars all over my arms and legs but I don't mind them. I try not to look at people when my arms are bare because I know they're staring at me. I worry that people will think...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Despite that, I can't fully hate my scars. They're disgusting and pathetic, and they prove how much of a weak person I am, but the thought of them ever fading makes me feel awful...
    DespicableMind DespicableMind 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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    Will anyone love me, with my nasty self harm scars on my arms. I feel like i have to hide them all the time... :(
    LastNameSmith1996 LastNameSmith1996 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 6

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    yes I am a cutter. I have scars on my stomach, throat, wrists and legs.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    They're healing, but there's a big one and it's gonna end up as a nasty scar .. It's my own fault but I couldn't help it. My best friend's birthday is in two weeks time and I don...
    absenceofsound absenceofsound 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    its been over a year since my last cut and the scars are nowhere easily seen and faded. ive tried different scar products and nothing makes it completely go away.
    Socalsunset Socalsunset 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I wish my scars were not something to be ashamed of.
    Littlegirlblue22 Littlegirlblue22 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I function properly if I don't dream My family has been in chaos for 10 years. I have become a second mother to my two autistic brothers and an exhausted, overworked mother. I...
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