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    We are all survivors.

    I survived the crazy dope partying days, the opps I just got pregnant stage, **** got hitched to divorce at 27 to full time single mom and 12 hour crappy bartending shifts for 15 years. Went to jail for a good long *** minute for experiencing with drugs way to long. Lost my...
    Halebound4ever Halebound4ever 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Anniversaries. April.

    Love left. June heart attacks. Dates of several Deaths of pals forcefully forgotten. Ep made me remember. So i tried to forget again. Success on deaths. But not a love leaving or heart attacks. Sigh.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Jul 12

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    Survival In The Desert

    I was stationed in the American desert for a couple of years and at one point, was required to take part in a desert survival course, with no prior instruction. Eight of us were loaded in a truck and taken into the desert. The sergeant in charge dropped each of us off at a...
    stankadiddlehopper stankadiddlehopper 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 30, 2013

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    I struggle with eating.

    I suffice with one meal a day. At times, it's one meal a day mostly a protein with veggies. Later as the day progresses, I will nourish myself with several glasses of green food juice, it's thick and coats my stomach gently as I feel my digestive system is quite delicate at this...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    She was born, found herself in the hands of an

    unclear present. With a scar on her arm, and with a tongue that had to forget saying the word “mamma”. She left. As she was crawling, angels looked, and the great up above, smiled. Innocent eyes, and smile, that understood nothing, but some sort of living, they had no hand...
    sadsunset sadsunset 18-21, F Nov 22

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    It's amazing how many things I survived.

    I attempted suicide various ways and didn't even reach a near point of death. I ate poison, tried choking myself, walk through a street that's always busy without looking both ways, went down a hill while riding a cruiser and jumped off to cause brain damage so I can die. It's...
    MariaAkumbaya MariaAkumbaya 16-17, F Sep 27

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    I Raped An Sexually Abuse The Child, An Survived Your Injustice

         interpretations of words read an heard are basically (when it comes to a sexual crime) the same from every person who blames the adult man defending the female calling her the victim. for this true story to be realized by you how serious it is i say...
    1053rw 1053rw 61-65, M Nov 21, 2010

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    I Survived

    will makes this short..i survived many attempts of suicide due to a deep mental illness..last attempt was with otc meds..been 5 years on this blessed day of May1 since my last od..do know there is help ou there..
    gogogil38 gogogil38 26-30, F 2 Responses May 30, 2010

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    Growing Up With Monsters

    hi....... my name is 12206951 That's my prison id number. Thats the name from which i was tormented for the last six almost seven years. For me growing up was more like growing down. from the time i was thirteen i found myself becoming more immature as children my age started...
    faithfullrecovery faithfullrecovery 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    The Storms Are Passing...

    Sometimes I am caught up in a twist of winda challenge I not wish you to havefor if you aren't strongthis wind will take you upand throw you across the sea of darknessno matter where I landthe light still shines for mea lighthouse and the ends of the earthI follow iteven when I...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 3 Responses May 10, 2012

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    Last friday, people bothered me

    because i like girls and guys. They also called me fat, a loser....i was ready to give up. But my friend, Bella helped me. She reminded me that no matter how much people hate me, there will always be someone out there, and one of those someones was her. She said that she would...
    SuicidalKittens SuicidalKittens 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    The Teton Dam

    On June 5th in 1976 the dam broke in Southeast Idaho and washed away towns and communities all around where I lived at the time. Watching helicopters for weeks after fly over my house carrying dead cows is a vision that will never forget, or the fact that my grandmothers house...
    mtvlm mtvlm 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2009

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    He Nearly Killed Me

    he had his hands around my throat and it all went black ,im sure i died for a few seconds ..
    imstillhere imstillhere 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 24, 2007

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    I Survived, And Almost Escaped Many Things In My Life

    -eye surgery at 4 -almost drowning at 7 -a seizure at 8 -almost falling off a 100 foot cliff at 10 -being in a riptide at 12 or 13 -almost being run over MANY times, but especially this one time where I literally took one step off the road, and the car whizzed past me...going WAY...
    Naliruns Naliruns 18-21, F Jan 12, 2011

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    On 27th of May 2014 I tried to attempt suicide.

    I was home alone and thought "Now is the chance!" I took a lot of pills and then waited for death. Six hours later when mom arrived from work I was laying on my bedroom floor, all shaking and could barely talk I told her to call an ambulance. When the ambulance arrived they...
    bivikivi bivikivi 16-17, F Jun 29

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    A second visit. The lord high jerk came to a

    nearby camp. To inspect cleanliness. Maybe. To pilfer left overs. Probably. Hes known for pilferring sites. Some abandoned. Some left by the deceased. Hes been spotted. And noticed being spotted. So he puts some stuff back if spotted. He honked...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Jul 1

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    It'S Gonna Be A Good Book!

    I keep saying that I'm gonna write a book one day. It's gonna tell my journey in this crazy life. From the conglomeration of events that brought me into this world, to living under a bridge, homeless at age 6, to being a single mom at 18...all the way to wherever this road...
    mssjeb2000 mssjeb2000 36-40, F Apr 8, 2013

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    ...at Least For the Night

    Sitting, legs crossed, back bent, arms wrapped around with my chin resting on my knee… a tight ball, rolled small, trying to become invisible. The water as hot as I can stand, stinging, beating, scalding, cleansing the pain away. I don’t believe in a god but at this...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 12, 2007

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    Here I Am Without Him

    LOnely dark thoughts another death another friend more hidden pain suicide again what to do with myself as people die around me death was again seems more soundly peace sleep forever never a moment of pain think about how many peoples lives wouldnt be the same no guns no ropes...
    PlaygirlSiNeR PlaygirlSiNeR 18-21, F Jan 12, 2013

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    Broken

    I am 12.. Iv tried killing myself 3 times...but sadly other things got in the way.. So a few weeks ago my boyfriend went to Juvy...I was the best I could be..I stayed with him...He called me as much as he could..And I went through hell in school.. People told me it was my fault...
    SaveMeFromMyselfPlz SaveMeFromMyselfPlz 13-15 1 Response Mar 3, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    4 days ago on Monday, November 17th 2014 at around 7pm, I survived my first car crash. I was driving with my boyfriend to dinner in a town about an hour away, when I lost control...
    dazzlemeforever dazzlemeforever 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    O k so I survived it. but no one realizes all the damage that is done to a young man when he gets cancer in his prime of life. I was 28, I was doing awesome with my job, I had a...
    johnnystar4u johnnystar4u 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 2

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     I'm glad you have survived the accidents. What do you think, riding the SPereBike, would've been possible to survive without any injuries?indiegogo.com/projects/sperebike-the...
    LaszloPere LaszloPere 31-35 Dec 5

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    B - "You wanna do play the rape game?" C - "Uh no..." B - "That's means you're ready! Get it!" J - "Rape isn't funny." B - "A little bit." J - "No!" B - "A little bit." J - "Have...
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I feel like writing might help me heal. My ex left my house in early September to go back to her parents. She had asked to leave before and I told her to take it day by day and...
    lostlove54 lostlove54 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Six Years. I have fought for Six Years. Victory will forever be out of your reach, I will not give you false hope. I will share with you this: Find A Way To Survive. One Day, I...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M Dec 3

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    I am a survivor. I can adapt, assimilate, and overcome. I really wish I didn't have those abilities. Sometimes I wish I had just died there. But I am stronger. Maybe a bit...
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M Dec 4

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    In my life so far iv been in three hurricanes in south Texas
    bryceobd bryceobd 18-21, M Dec 6

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    It has been since June that my divorce was final. It has been a journey to say the least. I've fallen multiple times, took roads that were dead ends and road blocks, but all in all...
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    Hi there, and a special hello to those peeps who I am, or have been particularly close to. I have something to say, it's probably boring, but it may explain a lot if you're...
    AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I am in my 50's, and I've had questions all my life about my very early childhood. Considering I've had these questions in some form for as long as I can remember, I can't help...
    CatloverDG CatloverDG 56-60, F Nov 29

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    I hope you get want you want on Christmas. We both know you never wanted a daughter. You never wanted me. You dreamt and talked about the day that you would never have to see my...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I needed to write this letter and wish I could send it to make him realised he hasn't broken me and never will. To my abusive husband, I have survived years of your drinking...
    Iamasurviv0r Iamasurviv0r 41-45, F Nov 19

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    A woman's life is in danger and/or so is the fetus. What do you want her to do? Keep the pregnancy with the risks of her losing her life or have a miscarriage? What if she has...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    It's interesting to note that religion survived the findings of Galileo, it survived the findings of Newton and Einstein, but it's entirely at odds with the findings of Darwin...
    Radmossman Radmossman 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I am in the middle of something over which I have no control. Someone came running through a red light, smashed into me and almost killed me, totaled my car, and waited until the...
    JustPlainCrap JustPlainCrap 66-70, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Once upon a time, a perfect man and a perfect woman met. After a perfect courtship, they had a perfect wedding. Their life of course was perfect. One snowy, stormy Christmas Eve...
    khenpal khenpal 51-55, M 4 Responses Dec 5

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    Having survived an awfully abusive marriage and found some form of recovery. I still feel it's highly unlikely that I'll put myself in the position of trusting, wanting to be...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    2 and half years ago i just graduated college for criminal justice and was becoming a police officer for nypd and i was in a car accident and i barley survived and i lost my career...
    chris0478 chris0478 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    Is life really beautiful or do we say that lie and repeat it in our heads until we believe it like we have done with love, religion, peace, etc? The answer will always be: Life is...
    DeniedWings DeniedWings 18-21, M 12 Responses Nov 18

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    Like seriously. Who do I have to spend them with anymore? Like my family disowned me. Like for no reason too. Like my dad left when I was young because my mom and dad split and my...
    suckmyfrick420 suckmyfrick420 18-21, F Nov 18

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    In exactly a week from today, I will be only hours away from running into my sailor's arms. I'm so proud of us ladies who's survived this first step. I'm so overwhelmed with...
    aiahlove aiahlove 18-21, F Nov 19

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    I was just playing minecraft with full difficulty in survival. I was doing so well until I found a village which I really didn't like so I destroyed the village houses with tnt...
    kman312 kman312 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 19

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    There’s no real point to this story. I just thought it was kind of amusing. It had a pretty cool ending too :)UW SURGEON PERFORMS HIS FIRST GORILLA SURGERYBy JEANNIE YANDEL...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 19

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    I survived hell and pain due to God
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 19

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    I am luck, I had a NDE when I was 6 and I survived an eyelid Timor surgery when I was 30. Was thinking about it it, and my conclusion is, I am lucky.
    sweetyle37 sweetyle37 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    I grew up being bullied. I am blind in my left eye, so it is smaller than my right eye. I was called names and no matter how hard I tried, how good I was at anything, art, music...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F Nov 20

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    I took a creative writing class in college. I can't remember now if I took it because I thought it would be a "bunny" class or if it was required for my Early Childhood Education...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 21