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I Learned to Embrace Past Pain

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    Accept It Now

    My early transition years were not easy. Though I may have had "dream come true" it left me still very messed up. Going through puberty was hell. It seems my body was fighting me every step of the way.I was on hormone treatment to make me female, but my head was really in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 21, 2010

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    Alone In Darkness

    In the depths of nothing I hear their screams of suffering. The lonely broken souls call out to me. We are together, yet all alone as the darkness courses through our veins. I want just a small grain of golden oats but still I hunger alone but together in the darkness. Searching...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F Jan 15, 2012

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    Fear of Being Hurt By My Own Past

    I grew up abused as a child and teenager. Then I was mentally abused while in the military.  The adversity I experienced, the humiliation from others certainly kept me in a low self esteem mode. I had been told by therapist to write my autobiography as it could be...
    Micayla Micayla 61-65, F 4 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    It Took a Long Time

    After so many years of the  pin and torment that others caused and I have subjected myself to, I have finally learned to accept myself for who I am.  So many times in the past, I have thought about just stopping the maddness and ending my life.  It wasn't untill I...
    Michellewhois Michellewhois 56-60 2 Responses Jul 18, 2009

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    So I ran into an ex tonight...one of the hardest and most awkwRd moments of my life! He was with his new girl...typical scenario! I lose the guy, I get replaced...I couldn't look...
    madusand madusand 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    She wanted to rid herself of the past, rid herself of the weight being carried around every day. NeverĀ have beenĀ one to share true raw emotions with others, but rather smile and...
    JustAGirLinAbaR JustAGirLinAbaR 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I would like some insight on this. If this sounds like I met my lover from a past life, or if this seems to be mere coincidence. I have never really given much thought to past...
    malbearxo malbearxo 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    This begins 5 years ago. I met a girl 5 years ago and we became close. I was young &full of life. Overtime, we decided that we would marry and perhaps have a family one day. I...
    waqman1 waqman1 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    There is no way to substantiate what I am about to say, but then I guess this is not about proof. Through the help of others, I have learned that I have been around for a little...
    Drachona Drachona 18-21 a week ago

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    I have a story to tell, one I've been holding in for the longest time. When I was 7, my 10 y/o brother was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and was in the hospital for 8 months...
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My nails are painted yellow today. What color are yours?
    alison56cd alison56cd 56-60, T 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    The most painful parts of my past were the large amount of bullying from students and a bout from teachers as well. The bullying I received was emotional and verbal and still...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Jan 10

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    The three paintings were commissioned by a bank. 'Tho painting was only a hobby, it was a big help for my son's schooling after his father's death. Painfully, I had to let go of...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 5 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    "'cause wounds are ways to reveal us"~Seether "Breakdown" This lyrical quote makes a lot of sense to me. When I heard this it dawned in me. When we share our wounds with other we...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I am going to be 30 in 16 days. I have 2 wonderful children who are my world. I grew up in a rough home, moved out at 16. I felt I had to, or I was going to end up just like my...
    sohurtnow sohurtnow 26-30 Jan 15

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    Too bad some don't care about seeing it in mine. But I have learned to just smile anyway. Treasure those that do care and keep caring about others pain and trying to be there for...
    LadyLouisiana LadyLouisiana 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Not much to report yet, but as I've quietly deconstructed my life over the past couple of years, I've realized that there are a number of things in my past that remain unresolved...
    bitabyss bitabyss 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Then I learned people have to follow their own path. Got to let people work through their pain. Love them but cant save them
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 22-25 1 day ago

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    I learned that only a coward leaves his kids behind. I learned to not expect people to come back to you at a young age. I learned that just cause you share blood with someone, it...
    jules401 jules401 13-15, T Dec 26, 2014

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    Accept, Forget and Moving on... Words that are easy to pronounce but quite harder to do because in most cases we tend to hold grudges, regret and kept on blaming other people and...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Some valuable lessons actually. The first one is: never trust a man on his word. Now I have had a real difficult year cz of this one. I am very particular about what I say. I may...
    bujji14 bujji14 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    That scripture makes so much sense. The theme was forgiveness and confession/repentance. I admitted a part of me was jealous and he admitted that he crossed the line. He said he...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Today i read something online doing some personal research about people feeling unloved and it mentioned how those who grew up in homes where their parent(s) didn't show them any...
    TheWorldVsJ TheWorldVsJ 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    Learnt a lot from past. Though 2014 was a painful year for me but I learnt a lot from the bad experiences. Now I am focusing on positive side of life. Sometimes we need to lose...
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    ive learned that im not alone in this world. ive learned theres alot of people going through alot of the same stuff im going through and that if you search hard enough, you just...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I hate the past with so much pain thinking about it :(
    Dani1995 Dani1995 18-21, F Dec 28, 2014

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    Because of my past I relive these memories, in some form, every night. For the past 11 years I have suffered night terrors that grow increasingly worse once my "tolerance" matches...
    MsBree01 MsBree01 22-25, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I was a very happy child growing up and that all changed the day that I went to high school. I was not rich I did not dress well I had bad hygiene therefore People insulted me. I...
    Jennabybel Jennabybel 22-25, F Jan 5

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    my mum and no one around me can see me surviving or positive or successful because it goes against their beliefs. how disgusting that your whole life is based off of someones pain...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I was the star student. Drama classes were looked forward to because every performance I gave, I have effortlessly and was praised for it. I was apart of a group and prided myself...
    lolznewaccountio lolznewaccountio 18-21, F Dec 31, 2014

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    From year To Year From year to year Time will go by That is true Years come and go But you set me aglow As a mirror I see With your face so sweet I don't have aches I can still...
    Angelsmile4u Angelsmile4u 46-50, T Dec 25, 2014

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    my father basically abused me. yep. hit my strangled me once he slammed a car trunk door on my shoulder. I was 8. he's like 6'4. he bought me a python once made me hold it all the...
    JessieJ16 JessieJ16 16-17, F Dec 25, 2014

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    Just gave a sincere thank you to my past self from 20 minutes ago for snagging the snackies. ******* stoneddd.
    ottoarch ottoarch 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    There was a time when I always kept quiet, and I wouldn't speak up for myself no matter how messed up things became. Then, I learned to speak my mind and, even when it got me into...
    MyNamesNotFrench MyNamesNotFrench 31-35 1 Response Jan 2

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    i miss what i had not to long ago. id take you back in a heartbeat. but the situations i end up getting in to mentally destroys me. i feel lost. but my love for you outnumbers my...
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 16-17, M Jan 7

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    "We make plans, God only laughs." Lesson I learned in life. It fits my single-blessedness/widowhood. Bottomline: I have entrusted my life to God. I just take it day by day...one...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    secrets that I have never shared with anyone. painful and shameful. wonder if you can let them go without sharing.
    serendipitousone serendipitousone 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    Yeah...I learned this the hard way...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I was raped by my friend... It was past.. My boyfriend accepted me. I love him alot for everything (love and support) he has given me.
    Tressaratheesh Tressaratheesh 22-25 Jan 14

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    in the past few months I lost my chance to get married, lost the girl that made me happy and my grandmother on my birthday my job and my relationship with my son and I was...
    chrismorgan88 chrismorgan88 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    It's amazing how you can assume that friendship means always or constant. Or at the very least someone you don't have to worry about. Then one day everything changes and you...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I would like to. But it was simply to bizarre to ignore. She faked cancer, lied about her past, stole money from me, hid a drug addiction, stood me up on Valentine's day, cheated...
    EtherealNomad EtherealNomad 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    In the end you didn't hurt me, you betrayed me. That's the word that sums it all up. Betrayal. I learned alot from you though, im glad things worked out the way they did. The...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    A house is the position we call "home". It is the positions we come to relax after a lengthy day at perform. It is the position where we spend most of our lives with our loved ones...
    alpgeneralremodeling alpgeneralremodeling 22-25, F Dec 26, 2014

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