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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes they come into your life to teach you compassion for others, to teach you how to deal with angry broken people, to teach you how to communicate calmly with irate and...
    hotwasabizen hotwasabizen 41-45, F 8 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I think life is random. People come and go. There is no reason behind it.
    BrokenAngel38 BrokenAngel38 36-40, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Yes. I think it's true. :(. People come and go
    juju027 juju027 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    People come in your life for a reason. Sometimes they need help and you are the only person who can help them. Also some people need happiness and you happen to be the person who...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    One person thats had my heart since I was 8 years old....then buried it when we were 13....uncovered it when we were 20....then the next 20 years after that, got cussed out, loved...
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Even the idiots. They remind me I could have picked someone worse than my husband.
    Marie6421 Marie6421 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I believe that we all are a part of the big plan, each and every one of us is put in the right place and time in life. And sometimes you just might find your soulmate. The one...
    furrbear furrbear 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I think we all enter and exit each other's lives. Most of the time, I don't think we are even aware of half of it.
    bethsmiles bethsmiles 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I had a wonderful lady I met on EP. she came into my life a few weeks ago we been talking everyday and I feel like I can tell her anything and everything she has become a great...
    dgvb2448 dgvb2448 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    It's not easy being good , especially when being bad feels so good
    boulderdog boulderdog 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Mhm, whether good or bad. Last person that came into my life that i came to like a lot, i can't say for sure if it was love but yeah. Made me realize my flaws, and thinks i could...
    RandomExistence RandomExistence 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Anytime I think I have it bad with my physical problems all I need to do is look at my best friend. He couldn't afford his insulin he's only 46 years old. And he just had his left...
    lovlife777 lovlife777 46-50, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I know that this person came into my life for a reason... I just don't know what yet. she's my old teacher that moved into my ward a while back. and I became obsessed with her. now...
    nooblordiv nooblordiv 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    this is more of a someone smiled at me and changed my day moment. It had been a really bad day at school, I'd failed another math test yet again, failed to get into the choir I...
    Shasta112 Shasta112 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    But yet accepted the things I can change I had this person to inbox me once a cheater always a cheater which was kinda hateful to me as I read it but it didn't affect me because I...
    robertl30 robertl30 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    Both for oneself and others. Some are so into positive thinking that it extends to others. When it becomes forbidden.. A replacement feeling. When positive thinkers wish that...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It is very hard ... to accept you exist in my work place. At this point of my life, I just wish God will just wipe you off and let you get lost. No I don't hate you but I hate...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    All Quiet On The Western Front ... It was required reading when I was in high school, but I have read it several times since then. I can't say why, but this book is important to...
    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The perks of being a wallflower. And The Bell Jar. And Paper Towns. And poems of Walt Whitman. This is all true love.
    chocolateisbae chocolateisbae 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Some people come into your life to teach you more about yourself or benefit you in some type of way .. Me; I deal with being too nice. I never really set boundaries so people...
    ladysapio ladysapio 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    hey people im bedro and im here to try and help. I know how it feels to be struggling, i was once in a situation where things where not going my way and I had problems mounting on...
    bedrohelps bedrohelps 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    So, i dated this guy. I've known him most of my life. And we used to be so comfortable with each other even before we were friends, because our sisters were best friends, and our...
    selfh8ter98 selfh8ter98 16-17, F Jul 21

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    your* and I really do. One man has changed my life forever and I dont even know what he looks like. I am very grateful I was found because I was at my lowest low.. Thank you Sir...
    Tstanley86 Tstanley86 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jul 21

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    I am a generous person. I help others. Yet, bad things keep happening to me. Lately, it has been one bad thing after another. I just do not understand why. It can't be to "make me...
    justme1999 justme1999 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    British man wrote letter to Home Secretary asking for the law to be changed to allow child sex. He was promptly investigated to find he was "actually a paedophile himself". 10 of 1...
    waspfactory waspfactory 36-40, M Jul 20

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jul 20

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    Its weird how this works. But has been my experience. I cherish the fact and moment. I never take anything for granted.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M Jul 19