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I Think Some Bad Things Can Change Your Life For The Better

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    It's All In Your Perspective

    I remember about 8 years ago when I was diagnosed with the hepatitis C virus. Needless to say, this seemed like a really bad situation to me. After all, it means that although I may not die quickly, I still could eventually see an unhappy ending in my life. Next I found out that...
    cclay1358 cclay1358 51-55, M Sep 1, 2011

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    Every day above ground is a good day.

    I used to not think this way. Growing up was a violent adventure for me. While I must say I learned a lot and how to be strong I still went through terrible things to get here. I remember when I was 13 spraining my ankle and going to my father after missing the bus. He felt...
    Demack834 Demack834 41-45, M May 20

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    I never had both my parents around

    as I was growing up. My mother was both. I never did spend lots of time with her, she always worked. My biggest fear was losing my mom. I feared that she wouldn't return to us every time she had to go. I vividly remember nightmares of a sniper taking out my mom. In my dream, she...
    BrohovahsWitness BrohovahsWitness 18-21, F Jan 6

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    Unexpected Episodes Of Exponential Potential

    I learned a major lesson this week: Sometimes, a tragedy is an opportunity in disguise. So, the last week has been pretty much one of the worst ever. (This could be considered the sequel to my other story, "Give 'em Enough Rope...).  For those who don't know the back story, I'll...
    BrokenBear BrokenBear 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2012

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    Character Growth Requires The Essential Shockwaves (good And Bad!)

    It's a proven psychological concept that we are a product of our experiences. This in itself seems to make a whole lot of good ol' plain common sense. Yes true we go through experiences that shapes our frame of reference and dictates (or at least influences) the way we react to...
    JHPK JHPK 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3, 2011

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    My Worst Nightmare.

    I remember watching the movie "Awake"and being scared of that happening to me (anesthesia Awareness). I hoped it never would happen, and it did. I woke up during surgery only 8 weeks after watching the movie. It scared me, scarred me, and gave me PTSD. Then, a few years after...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F Jun 17, 2012

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    From Pain To Hope

     I have always been considered a very strong person; the person everyone else looks to for strength when life throws her curve balls.  I have to admit that my most recent, major life event really threw me for a loop!  Do you remember the “Simpsons&rdquo...
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2010

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    Most Bad Things

    Bad things are- let's face it- BAD. No one enjoys them, everyone dreads them, and we all sometimes just wish bad things didn't exist. But I think what we forget or don't realize at all is the positivity that often stems from bad things. When we go through something bad, it...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 21, 2011

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    Lost

    Recently divorced looking for a way to make it back out into life, not really sure how to do anyone have any advice?
    Lotis1 Lotis1 51-55, M Nov 10, 2013

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    An Apple For Teacher

    The year 2012 has been more than a roller coaster ride for me. When I look back at it, I could almost see faerieself crawling most of the time on the steel rails trying to get back in the damn friggin roller coaster cab. health issues - though not completely well but I am in...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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    The Reason Why....

    I believe bad things happen for a reason. One day all the puzzle pieces will come together and you will understand why.
    carolinagirls carolinagirls 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2013

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    All Bad Things

    I've always walked away from a bad situation with more knowledge never less. It may take me some time before I figure out what it is I learned, but I always learn something. Whatever it was that happened might have hurt like Hell, but when time passes and you learn to deal with...
    shellzz shellzz 18-21, F Mar 22, 2013

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    My Breakup

    Last year my boyfriend of three years (and best friend of five years) cheated on me with another woman and stayed with her, leaving me as a lover and pretty much as a friend as well. It left me heartbroken then.It was for this that I stopped postponing starting my psychotherapy...
    naranja naranja 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2011

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    Him

    I'm fifteen now, but when I was in middle school I knew this guy and I was like, love sick puppy. But he was mean to me a lot and four four years I wouldn't get away from him, even though he used me, was cruel to me, physically hurt me, and one day during the summer, he tried to...
    EmilyFaith77 EmilyFaith77 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2012

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    but it has changed my life not only physical but mentally. I think I become this way for many reasons. Some are clear. Others are not. But I do believe everything happens for a reason. This is the path that I'm suppose to be on. God only knows.
    stayingstrong08 stayingstrong08 31-35, F May 20

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    I'm Scared To Feel This Way...

    I've been dating you for a year and a half, and you're so special to me. I've never met, never even knew it was possible for someone to be so good. So caring like you are. Gentle and yet... So strong. God, I just need to be saved from my own self. This is wrong, but, I can't help...
    EmilyFaith77 EmilyFaith77 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    I'm Like A Butterfly...

    At times...I'm like a butterfly caught inside life's net...and it feels like there is no escape for me when these particular moments occur. I've had a lot of these moments over the past year. Life can be simple...yet so incredibly complicated. People fall in love and live life...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    Yes like my control freak ex-wife divorcing me

    for another man ending a controlling sexless marriage I was hating, but afraid to end it myself. I thank her for her cold heart, and my new freedom!!!!
    wjk1849 wjk1849 46-50, M Mar 29

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    I'm Not Talking About Extreme Situations Though

    But a lot of things I thought were bad actually made me better. And when I look back I'm grateful for some of those lessons.
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2010

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    I Would Not Have Survived

    It sounds weird to say this, but I am glad my dad was so tough on me. I am positive I would not have survived my life if he had raised me to be a little wuss. Granted, he didn't have to break bones to get his point across!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 11, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    She changed my life for the worse and the better. The worse because she mentally and emotionally ruined me by stringing me along and leaving me to be an obsessive, jealous...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think its time to change my life for the better. And it all begins how? In my head! Change ur thinking and u will be changed!
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    People come and go in your life but sometimes you meet one or two people that stand apart from the rest. They really leave an impression on you. You learn from them, you are amazed...
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have realized that through my experiences, that one person that fits you perfectly, doesn't need to change you, but you change for the better. Once I allow myself to step back...
    kennalynn67 kennalynn67 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My friends have, them made me better :) #thecrew <3
    lillyrahela lillyrahela 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Strings Each soul is linked through silent strings, tiny thread bare happenings Flowing through life's captured moments, vibrating in hopes lost torrent A second on pass, a flowing...
    Icarus1228 Icarus1228 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I believe in... that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different. I believe… that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who...
    PepperX PepperX 22-25, F Jul 10

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    I think that if you're on Gods path people come into your life for a reason.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F a week ago

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    Everything changes, every second. Embrace change and realize it happens for a reason. It won’t always be obvious at first, but in the end it will be worth it. What you have...
    lovelifexox lovelifexox 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    This post might be long but I do Hope some people read this. I'll try to make it as short as possible. keep in mind this is NoT a love story maybe it was intended to be once but I...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    At times; people you have never met before, with whom you have no relation walk in your life unexpectedly for a short period, spend some quality time with you and then when its...
    hiddentears hiddentears 22-25, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    I get lost in my thoughts so much, and one thought leads to a next thought and so on and so on, I have a fear of failure which prevents me from doing things I know I should do...I...
    karmahurt karmahurt 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    I was a lost girl. I was trying to find myself. That was until I met someone online last summer. We became really good friends, talked about life and played around. We promised...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone that comes into your life serves a purpose. You will learn something from them.
    RosieRose63 RosieRose63 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    You may think this site is simply a gathering place for freaks and misfits, but that's far from true. I have met some intriguing people who have opened my eyes to a whole new world...
    livingasme livingasme 46-50, F 16 Responses Jul 17

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    Sometimes it just really sucks not having someone by your side and to support you. Not saying its has to be a boyfriend it could even be a friend or family member whatever. But...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F Jul 14

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    I found out my husband was cheating on me two years ago. Shortly after, I began dating someone but broke it off 6 weeks later because it was too soon and I was scared of getting...
    Missgwenxo Missgwenxo 41-45, F 10 Responses Jun 30

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    It was the start of my freshman year. Deep into a depression, bipolar episodes, scars up and down my left wrist, suicidal thoughts screaming through my ears, sticking my finger...
    icecoldqueen613 icecoldqueen613 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    My niece, Sarah is one of those people.I was so shocked when I got a call from my sister, Gemma's husband that she had arrived. On my birthday, none the less. And I was even more...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 4

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    After 10 months of thinking I was in the best relationship of my life, one day my Sir ceased all communication with me. When I look back, it is sad to say that me thinking this...
    ASubsNeed ASubsNeed 41-45, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    They either come in it to make it better or screw it up and than you learn from your mistakes.
    ashizz ashizz 22-25, F a week ago

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    This is a thought. I need to make this thought reality. This was the worst period in my life. I was just lost and confused. I didn't have any purpose. I saw inspiring movies, but...
    TheAverageIdiot TheAverageIdiot 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    About 12 years ago, I was at a really low point in my life. I decided I needed to do something different and after some inner soul searching, I realized that the one constant in my...
    Ressalg Ressalg 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Everything Happens for a Reason (Part 2) On January 29, I met someone on EP that has become an integral part of my life (I’ll refer to him as “D”). We had many great...
    ASubsNeed ASubsNeed 41-45, F 14 Responses 6 days ago

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    Here's the thing x We walk through life hoping , hoping we will be rich , hoping we will meet the right one , hoping we could live forever , hoping for more ... But these are...
    LT167 LT167 31-35, F Jul 9

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    And they exit for a reason. So don't chase after them. God has a better plan.
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13 13-15, F 9 Responses Jul 9

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    Breakdown Or Breakthrough: It's Your Choice I was processing these thoughts at the same time last year. I made my own choices and have moved on by embracing it for what it was...
    CandyxCane CandyxCane 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I think so too I met this girl two days ago beautiful but she has been hurt and she came into my life and i felt a connection but I guess she is just to scared to but she came into...
    DBsw1990 DBsw1990 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I think I'm in love with my cousin... I grew up without knowing one side of my family, I didn't meet them til I was 22. After a visiting a few times and getting comfortable around...
    skyyalexxis skyyalexxis 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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