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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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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 3 Responses Sep 13

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    I definite believe that someone can change your life for good or bad
    Gian422 Gian422 18-21, M Sep 15

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    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 Sep 16

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    Everyone who comes into out lives is brought in by us, we draw people into our experiences to help us learn about ourselves, heal and grow. If you are attracting certain people...
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Signs don't appear in your life with no reason.
    antiflag477 antiflag477 26-30, M Sep 18

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    Sometimes the greatest gift you can give to someone is the presence of your loving soul and a heart that is willing to listen!!
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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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 Sep 10

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    I have changed many ppl life's because I shared to them gods great plan and his unconditional love
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 18

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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 31-35, M Sep 15

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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 Sep 16

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    "....But when things break, it’s not the actual breaking that prevents them from re-assembling themselves. it’s because a little piece gets lost — the two remaining ends...
    mo0se809 mo0se809 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 22

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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 Sep 15

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    I believe one person can make or brake you.
    youguyssuck69 youguyssuck69 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 20

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    It was a beautiful spring day, where the sunlight was like a waterfall, streaming through the still green leaves of the trees and rippling merrily over the clover and daisies.  I...
    Faerylightinexile Faerylightinexile 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Whoever created this experience uploaded a photo of a symbol that is recurrent in my life: a spiral. I'm fascinated by the golden ratio. I've read a couple books, but I'm no...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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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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    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 3 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 2 Responses Sep 17

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    Would it be great to be in a relationship of having no trust issues between your partner? Would it be great to have a partner who is afraid to lose you? Bcause they know you are...
    lovemaria93 lovemaria93 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 7

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    I wish a very rich person would come into my life and leave me all his money instead of his greedy children ,wait there is a song about that?
    rustr8 rustr8 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I have always said this and for a certain somebody I couldn't work out there reason as they drive me nuts at times!! I know the reason they came into my life and I'll be forever...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    Tonight I had to let go of someone I loved. For many reason it could not work. Just glad to know we can still remain friends, but my love for her will live on. Thank-you for being...
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    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M Sep 18

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