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I Learned to Embrace Past Pain

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    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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    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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    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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    I have been in chronic pain for 25 years, what that has taught me I would like to share with others, My life was perfect, our four children were grown and on their own and we were...
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I began thinking about the irony of life - huge topic I know...for instance two things that can flip your thoughts upside down are life and death. With life comes love...with love...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 46-50, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Well, let me introduce myself. I am a thirty-something year old wife and mother. Roughly 3 years ago, I discovered that my husband of over 10 years was and had been in an actual...
    Aworkingprogression Aworkingprogression 36-40, F 1 Response 14 mins ago

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    My husband has suffered with chronic pain for 6 years. He had a fusion thinking it was the root cause of his pain but it didn't help. He has tried every treatment under the moon...
    gauls gauls 31-35, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Ive been clean for a year... I completely forgot how it feels, the pain. I guess i just feel empty, and invisible. No one really gives a **** if im around. I have friends, but i...
    Eunice17 Eunice17 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    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 3 Responses Mar 5

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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 Mar 5

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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 Mar 4

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    (Past Experience) If you don't know, I write that when talking about my past experience so people don't think this is recent. I have been bullied, I have been almost kill five...
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Much muscular pain in body. Going to work. xxx
    Kletsgo Kletsgo 26-30, F 18 hrs ago

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    I don't bother painting them myself, but when I am with a group of girls it is a really nice thing to do together. Sitting at the side of a pool in our bikinis, helping each other...
    LizzieLost LizzieLost 18-21, F 13 hrs 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 1 Response Mar 3

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    Well what can I say... :( So, there was this one girl that i fell madly in love with. We even shared Whatsapp numbers to keep in touch. She was my dream girl... We did everything...
    ossiboy ossiboy 31-35, M 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 Mar 1

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    I went to a SADD (students against destructive decisions) convention and speakers kept telling us that we should talk about stuff that we went through or that we are going through...
    nobodyknows13 nobodyknows13 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    It continues to hurt no matter what I do. Does it help that the other knows what they did was wrong and has promised not to do it again? How do you get past the pain and anger...
    tir3dw0man tir3dw0man 31-35, F Mar 8

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    I understand that I messed up in my life and I can't go back and that kills me honestly and their are lots of things I wish I could change but I try to look on the bright side but...
    shyguy747 shyguy747 13-15, M Mar 11

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    I have been wearing my hair blonde since I was 14. I decided to stick to dark brown hair for good. My natural hair is black and I hated how it made my skin look bright yellow. The...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Mar 19

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    Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb we are bound to others....past and present.... And by each crime and every kindness we birth our future
    ardatlilitu ardatlilitu 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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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 Mar 3

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    I remember when my 1st boyfriend broke up with me coz I don't want to have sex with him. I don't have to do it just to prove that I am worthy of his love. And while we were us, he...
    etten etten 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I'm 20 and model for a friend who is a make up artist. The air is full of smoke and the sun is setting, giving the walls a temporary paintjob of gold. She's painting a badass goth...
    Sorfarina Sorfarina 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i have learned that i am destined to be single until my children are graduated and moved out. i also learned my strengths and weaknesses as well as what to do with my life...
    shuglove shuglove 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 15

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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 Mar 5

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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 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I've learned that there are people in this world with caring, big hearts. Sometimes you just have to look deeper into a person before you can truly see it. Some people seem cold...
    bemyforeverlove97 bemyforeverlove97 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    I used to think my life was filled with pain. Once upon a time, I believed that all of my problems were going to kill me. The pain of heartbreak- my boyfriend falling for somebody...
    itsaggggthang itsaggggthang 26-30, F Mar 8

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    Omg today is one of those nights i just have a lot of memories on my mind pls god help me, i don't want to cry 2night i was no feeling any pain until 2night :'( :'(
    fresa87 fresa87 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I always used to think that if you are nice you get rewarded later. But no. The nice ones are always treated like ****. I can't stand it. I've learned something new. If you want to...
    coltonfawley coltonfawley 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 14

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    My mom died when I was 14 so as a teen I didn't have a lot of guidance. I've made a lot of mistakes and did some very wild things, stuff I fear my kids will do when they hit their...
    londepV londepV 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I learned that i shouldnt shave half of my head. LOL
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I avoided being influenced by vulgar males and their dirty minds because I was "rescued" so early by Mabel and friends. I didn't grow up thinking of sex as anything but normal and...
    Lin79 Lin79 31-35, T 1 Response Mar 20

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    I was a person bullied at school and bullied at home and I keep letting it define me. I am finding a way to move on and grow from it and help others who are in a similar situation...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F Mar 20

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    My life has sucked a bit, and as such I have had plenty of opportunity to try out the range of painkillers out there from paracetamol to morphine, and not one of them work on me at...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I have learned that everyone makes mistakes but that the mistake does not defy who you are as a person, it's how you deal with it that defy who you are as a person. If you are...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This is only a small amount of the abuse that has happened in my childhood. It happened by many people for a long time. But this is what I need to talk about right now. I have a...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I got married in October, and we both discussed that we would both work full time until we had kids, and then I would be a stay at home mom while the kids are little. I've been...
    in1medias1res in1medias1res 26-30, F Mar 16

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    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M Mar 19