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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I think a chicken nugget can change your life too.
    GenericChickenNugget GenericChickenNugget 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    My life is changing because of 1 person. Most days are like a roller coaster with that many ups and downs. Talking for hours everyday I guess that'll happen. A person can change...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My life has been change out of influence of three guys, the first one simply broke me, the second made me go back to being good just so that at the end I will be even worse than...
    simplyfuckit simplyfuckit 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I fail to say what i think. I get all wrapped up in thoughts and dreams, but I never forget what she truly means. It might be a cliche...but she's the first person I...
    seeinglife2x2 seeinglife2x2 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I definite believe that someone can change your life for good or bad
    Gian422 Gian422 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I definitely believe people come into your life for a reason and my guy, I'll call him D, always said the same thing. He broke up with me a week ago with zero explanation and...
    match4me match4me 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person When someone is in your life for a...
    BlueNeptune BlueNeptune 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person...
    MAT5629 MAT5629 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    Whether its to teach you a valuable life lesson or to just help you through a hard time, people come into your life for a reason. And when they leave, maybe it's a good thing...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    This is a repost of my featured story/i want to say thx u experience. The friend i an talking about is fallenindarkness~ :3 best person and the best friend a person can ever have...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was abused all my life...physically , mentally , verbally...all of it . I was constantly put down and told I am simply not good enough and I will never be good enough , weather...
    MalaJazz MalaJazz 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My thoughts now are rolling about life and what it means to me how I used to think about it when I was littel kid ::. Yeah really I was littel to be understood I used to see the...
    simplyking simplyking 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I believe the people you meet in passing on the street or standing in line somewhere, or even online were people, you were to meant to talk to. Maybe, you met them in a former life...
    PinkyC PinkyC 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Yeah I do believe that . Some people come into your life just suddenly and you only talk to then for some minutes but you know that you want these people to stay , others are in...
    ChaiTheCoffeeCat ChaiTheCoffeeCat 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 31

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    I tried to beat back the notion of fate, serendipity and predetermination when it comes to people but as my life goes on and the more I think about it, the more it seems to make...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 30

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    My theory is find a reason, even if someone comes into your life by pure accidental fate, to listen to them, learn from them, and give them something to remember you by. Always...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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    Life For Many Within This World Others Cannot See; and it's because they choose in seeing, hearing and believing only in themselves. http...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    This past summer (summer 2014) has been by far one of the most terrible I have ever had to live through. Luckily, someone famous once said that bad experiences are there to be...
    gabenator123 gabenator123 16-17, M Aug 31

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    It may sound dumb, but the Divergent series. I'm not one of those fangirls who read all three when they heard about the movie, no. I read it years ago when it came out and loved it...
    livyroro livyroro 13-15, F Aug 20

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    I do to, especially if they believe in God. And when the change happens? It was God the whole time. :)
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I believe that without a shadow of a doubt. I have experienced it in this past yr. A certain person suddenly appeared in my life and they have helped me to see more than ive ever...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    That is definitely a fact. Like the Drunken driver who hits you and cripples you for life!
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    There are those that enter you life and you believe! Careful not to read in to what you think you see vs what you are looking at, it can be painful
    looking4slut looking4slut 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I also believe everything happens for a reason. I never use to but as of the last 2 years so many things have proven both of these sayings are so true!
    fitsjustfine fitsjustfine 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    To what do I owe this pleasure? Fate? Need? Kismet? Are you here for me, or am I here for you? How long will you stay? A moment, a season, a lifetime? All I know, is at the end...
    Thekidsmom Thekidsmom 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    The first thing we need to ask ourselves when we meet someone new, is not why did they come I to my life, but why did I come into their life? If you can answer that, the rest will...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 4 Responses Sep 5

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    Before her I didn't know what it was like to be loved. Or how it felt when someone cared about you. To when she came into my life I pushed her away not know I had what I wanted...
    anonymouss2014 anonymouss2014 18-21, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    You were just a stranger with a great line and a vivid imagination. You asked me to trust you. That you won't ever hurt me and that you only want to help me. To make me a stronger...
    margai margai 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    What's your view on this? I'm not sure myself
    LFCno1 LFCno1 22-25, M 8 Responses Aug 20

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    People believe this happens but can't believe in ...
    NyCeGuY4URdreamzz NyCeGuY4URdreamzz 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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