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I Learned to Embrace Past Pain

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Here is what I know from my life experiences. I can never trust anyone. Nobody cares about anyone but themselves. People will lie to your face and pretend to care about you just...
    Zzzwriter Zzzwriter 41-45, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    For a person of my age, I have lived a lot of years. Many of them good, many of them bad. I miss a lot of things about the me I used to be, but in order to move on and embrace the...
    silenthawk silenthawk 46-50, M 21 hrs ago

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    Hi All ! I want to know if I am seeing this situation for what it really is or if my judgement is being clouded by my own insecurities and fear or imagined.. or there is a genuine...
    lolitaloa lolitaloa 26-30, F 23 hrs ago

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    What I have learned in this world is that it can be a very cruel place or a loving and nutritious place to be. The world we live in will never be able to not judge people and make...
    red00 red00 16-17, F 18 mins ago

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    It's a strange sort of pain; It swirls and pulls - it empties and yearns It pities and throbs - amplifies the tears that fall. It's in my solar plexus.... I've heard that's...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    that you were trouble and things don't make sense. I've learned to let go but still remember the past. I've learned that it still stings, a whole lot and idk why. I just know it...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I tried writing this experience once but it shut down in the middle, so I'm a little frustrated but I'll try again. I was saying that I find myself doing things just for the sole...
    Shamandora Shamandora 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I am a Sadist. I enjoy administering pain to masochists.
    Masterofslave Masterofslave 56-60, M 18 hrs ago

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    There's a saying that goes around 'pain demands to be felt' I'm sure you have heard it and I know to be honest it's bloody true from all my experiences no matter what you try to do...
    Cynthia901 Cynthia901 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    The more I learn about human nature, the more I despair and lament. Adaption from indoctrination is the only option. But, that is a hard thing, indeed. It's always better to know...
    Thanatos24 Thanatos24 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Whether it's with the eye I'm legally blind with, or the migraine headaches, the persistent back pain, or the pain in my feet from standing or walking for any length of time, I...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    You know, everyone has their stories to tell. Mine just so happen to be... not the best stories in the world. I'm sure that many people have had it way harder than I did. But, it...
    Protonyx Protonyx 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Something just struck a tone with me i just had spoken to a girl on here that experienced the same traumatic breakup I have experienced years ago and I've learned that I was a...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    I hate watching others who are suffering. I can't even walk past a homeless person without giving them money. Also...It's not fair that little kids sometimes have to go through so...
    ellajade ellajade 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I've shown you what I desire; Intense missives revealing all. Time to be compliant, willing; Open your heart, embrace me. Wrap your arms around my soul, Give me what I need...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    You never really can take back words... Beautiful or hateful, it's out in the open. You can be praised for them, hated, make no difference, or be forgiven, but they're there, and...
    SophiePlease SophiePlease 16-17, F Feb 7

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    Throughout this past year I have been suffering with abdominal/pelvic/and vaginal pain. All tests conducted so far normal/negative and don't know what to do with myself...
    EIPHNH EIPHNH 31-35, F Feb 9

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    Don't eat too many warheads. Theres an area where the top layer of my tongue has been singed off. Painful as ****. Should've read the warning label lol.
    theycallmetk theycallmetk 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    its so hard to forget about my past especially when it was so painful
    Cullenpotter Cullenpotter 13-15, F Feb 22

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    Good bye drama,good bye mental pain,good bye to all the garbage that made me go insane. It's time to live my life as how I want it to be. Stronger,confident,bold like the man I...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I took a pastel class when I was young, pastels are messy and the pigment gets everywhere...I wish I had the time and space to do it...I'm not a huge bird enthusiast but I'm pretty...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Keep your pants on, open your Heart - A few months ago, a lady I had talked to for three years online was coming to visit me. We loved each other. When she arrived, I was more...
    LysanderFremont LysanderFremont 26-30, M Feb 10

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    I learned to hold onto them while you have the chance. Don't be afraid to lose them, because if you are it could ruin everything. Something I also learned, is that first loves...
    Ladybugprincess Ladybugprincess 13-15, F Feb 15

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    I have learned that you cannot make someone love you, all you can do is to be someone who can be loved! The rest is up to them!
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    I have learned that you can get by on charm for about 15 minutes, after that you better know something!
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I have learned that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, it doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have!
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    I have learned that even if you do the right thing for the wrong reason, it is still the wrong thing to do!
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    I have learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades, and there had better to be something else to take its place, like Love!
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    I have learned that it is not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts!
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    Hello! I am sorry if this is going to be too long. Well like two years ago I worked out a lot (1h/day, 7/week, no warmup, only aerobic) and after like 5 or 6 months when I started...
    iammarymary95 iammarymary95 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    I learned that most people in this hell hole world don't even deserve trust and most ppl are so freaking mean
    silverstrike silverstrike 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    I learned something today. My school is full of a bunch of judgmental low-life people. I know what all of you are thinking, "You're a low-life for saying those people are low-lifes...
    CheerleaderEm CheerleaderEm 18-21, F Feb 13

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    I have learned that you can do something in an instant, That will give you a heartache for life!
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I have learned that Heroes are the people who do what has to be done, regardless of the consequences!
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I have learned that sometimes when I am angry, I have a right to be angry, but that does not give me the right to be cruel!
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I have learned that two people can look at the exact same thing, and see something totally different, and they are both right!
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    I learned how to do an Elmo voice Today and it was amazing ..had alot of laughs and it was hilarious..almost near pissed myself lol😂
    trew5432 trew5432 13-15, M Feb 19

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    After years of Surfing!!! Today I learned something new online! I really deeply truly dislike teenagers online asking rude rank filthy questions and butting into adult...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 5 days ago

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