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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2013

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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 2 Responses Jun 21, 2011

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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 5 Responses Jan 6, 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 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2011

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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 Jul 22, 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    the entire Percy Jackson series. i think i absorbed Nico into my personality. and yet i don't care.
    DemonsFreak DemonsFreak 13-15, M 20 hrs ago

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    Sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do that much more for them.
    seniordingdong seniordingdong 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't care or think about the people in my past... there is some reason why they didn't make it to my future!
    seniordingdong seniordingdong 26-30, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    You shouldn't come back, because later you'll still want to leave.
    seniordingdong seniordingdong 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Some people are like clouds. When they disappear it’s a brighter day.
    seniordingdong seniordingdong 26-30, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    meeting my ex ( who I love dearly ( & we are/reMAIN best of friends > even though she lives in Australia now ( & I in Canada )
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
    seniordingdong seniordingdong 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I thought we were doing pretty good overcoming the distance. It was fun to travel and see you. I know it was a huge effort on your part to come see me. We were doing pretty good. I...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    Sometimes the first step to forgiveness, is realising the other person was born an idiot.
    seniordingdong seniordingdong 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    And The First Time I Saw Her I Fell For Her & its been almost 5 years Im still fighting for her T B H I need To Give Up I CANT CUZ Shez Worth It ....
    hassamkhan9 hassamkhan9 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    It applies to both the good ones as well as the bad or evil ones. In reality, they are a reflection of what even we can become, therefore embrace the good ones alongwith their...
    airliner2111 airliner2111 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Ive met people in Army or in life that have changed my life. Its the things you take from them the good things things you want or desire to emulate in yourself. We all are...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    WARNING: When you read this, you'll start to understand life a little differently. What you tell me and what happens after you read this are two very different situations. I am...
    dragonsteel dragonsteel 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 17

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    Yeah I definitely believe that. There's some that wonder "why do you deal with or talk to that person," but as you said they're there for some reason.
    goatonicon goatonicon 36-40, M Aug 16

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    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    there is this one chinese girl for a sudden looking into my eyes and telling me that im pretty. Only from that day im able to see through the mirror and smiling
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15

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    So here it is, time to finally sever that cord. Be my own person, no more of these lies about 'friendship' or that you want me. I shouldn't have to wait around for you to get back...
    SpankPrincess SpankPrincess 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I really truly believe this
    BigD2448 BigD2448 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Everyone we meet has crossed our path for some reason or a another, some we loved, some we hated, some will forever be etched in our heart and some we are thankful to finally be a...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Aug 13

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    Life is weird. You can go from being strangers, to being friends, to being more than friends, to being practically strangers again.
    Vejay Vejay 26-30, F 13 Responses Aug 13

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    I recently went through a breakup and decided that it was better to remain friends in hopes that when he was ready, we would be together. He broke up with me because he told me...
    unbrokenground unbrokenground 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 12

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    I hope the man that came into my life on the train the other night has a special reason for bumping into me twice within 24 hours :)
    MRGFF MRGFF 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior has changed my line forever. Living life is a little easier knowing I got Him on my side. Yes, there are still ups and downs, however...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F Aug 12

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    I Truly believe that even though at times I wish I knew the reasons why..
    EternityF EternityF 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I recently lost my best friend. We had need friends for over 20 years, he was someone that I felt I could trust with anything, we were always there for each other and our spouses...
    BestMe3 BestMe3 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    Yeah some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile, and leave good memories without saying goodbye. But I'm glad I have l learned many things from every...
    evewalter evewalter 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    So, if no one comes into my life would that mean that there's no reason for anyone to come into my since they'd have to have a reason first before coming into my life. Please do...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 11

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