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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response May 20

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    Related Experiences

    Waiting for this moment, searching for emotion a connection and I find it there in her for a fleeting second and then As my grey starts to lift and hope comes The thunder...
    rainyraven rainyraven 31-35, T 2 Responses Oct 30

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    My best friend who is also the love of my life <3
    ThatoneinLove ThatoneinLove 16-17, F Nov 17

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    i met someone and they changed me in ways i didn't even know possible I was lost, so alone, locked in a cage of sorrow. But she found me. Like a merciful angel she reached out me...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M Nov 17

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    Here's a is post (I don't know who the author is) that always reminds me to appreciate people who come into my life - whether they teach me, hurt me, or love me. *** Sometimes...
    AWomanofSubstance AWomanofSubstance 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    I wish I could hate you, but I can't I love you the most, but you hurt me the most Guess they were right when they said opposite attracts I can't stomach you, but can't stop...
    FrenzyElle FrenzyElle 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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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...
    AWomanofSubstance AWomanofSubstance 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    Why not believe that? If it is positive then yeah that's easy to believe. I have had a few of the people in my life and I have truly seen the reason. However some I believe some...
    Sweetchic5 Sweetchic5 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    People come into your life for however brief period of time for some reason either just to be a witness to your life or to help you along your journey either way your life will...
    secretlife19 secretlife19 31-35, M 5 Responses Nov 14

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    I think that people come into your life for a reason , it may be for a long time or a short time , we may not know the reason at the time but it will present itself ...........if...
    Ghostrider6465 Ghostrider6465 46-50, M 8 Responses a week ago

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    So very true, not much to elaborate. People definately come into your life for a raisin!! Yup!
    mrmisterman80 mrmisterman80 31-35, M Nov 10

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    Likewise, I also believe that people leave your life for a reason. You can benefit from both, though.
    helloe10 helloe10 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 14

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    today I think I just had the most important conversion of my life. it has made me see things I hadnt seen in a long time. I see things much more clearer. I see what I must do to...
    PsychoBitch69 PsychoBitch69 31-35, F Nov 12

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    “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies...
    FrenzyElle FrenzyElle 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    I believe God put people into our lives for a reason. For some it could be to brighten up their days or to be a good listener. I am always honored by the great friends I have an...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    Some comes to make your life beautiful and worth living and some comes to fcuk it up -_-
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 29

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    We met via an anonymous app it was nothing just you wanting to ask some (well hundreds) of questions about my experiences but here we are 7.5 months down the line still talking...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 8

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    There are people that come into your life and completely take you by surprise. I don't usually like surprises. I'm learning to accept it for what it is though and enjoy the ride.
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 15

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    It is not always clear what the reason is. With Thanksgiving just around the corner I am thankful those those people who have ventured through my life, either deliberately or by...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    An interesting person you have met.So a week back, I went to watch the movie Interstellar with one of my friend. As we went to purchase our tickets I felt a tap on my shoulder. I...
    Girlwithbrains Girlwithbrains 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I cannot explain it but I honestly do believe different people come into all of our lives for various reasons. It has happened to me on several occasions along with other family...
    mississippiblondegal mississippiblondegal 36-40, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    When I came into college I was grinning and wide eyed and I had the world at my finger tips. 2 and a half years and one suicide attempt and later I don't recognize the skeleton...
    hightoforgot hightoforgot 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I do believe it. my heads up is triple numbers. the moment I see them everywhere. its a sign change is coming. also dreaming of floods means change to me. also dreaming of...
    PsychoBitch69 PsychoBitch69 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    It's amazing how much your group of 'friends' changes from middle school to the time you're 21. I thought I had a lot of friends in high school, but when we graduated, I stopped...
    ranchlife14 ranchlife14 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    Our life isn't an easy one and has had plenty of ups and downs (as you described it a rollacoaster) but whatever happens we are always there for one another even if you want to...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    You flew in from another country. You choice me as a friend in FB first so you would know someone when you arrive. Blessed we hit it off right away. You showed me strength that...
    Leeand29 Leeand29 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    Paranoid. Enemy loves dad. And has locals fooled. Truck began acting up. From age??? Or sabotage??? Why now when its finally legally mine ??? Oh. Right. Life...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 14

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    I want to find the girl of my dreams. My dream girl is a girl who loves me for who I am, who lives with me all her heart as I will definitely do to her. A girl who will enjoy...
    chr1s16 chr1s16 16-17, M Nov 18

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    To be honest, I don't know why I believe this. I sometimes wonder if life is planned, that your path had been already laid. If that is the case, I rather be dead.
    MrIndeed MrIndeed 13-15, M 3 Responses Oct 26

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    So what will it take? I know you don’t want to hear it, but it’s going to take one day at a time. You need to start making deliberate choices and stop sleepwalking through life...
    gonzalez1996e gonzalez1996e 18-21, M Oct 27

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    In one life we would be siblings In another life you'll be my Dad In some we would be marry and developing ventures to save the world In other probably business partner But in...
    FrenzyElle FrenzyElle 22-25, F Oct 28

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