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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    The greatest or the worst Usually the persons we let get closest to us have the most impact on our lives. And being that they are involved in our lives, they often can influence...
    MissRejected MissRejected 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    So growing up I knew who I was, what I wanted. I had the confidence to go out and get it had no self doubt had a social life. I knew looking at my name who I was. Getting married...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Well I don't think they can :P I know they can! If you truly care about someone then they can influence you in many different ways :P They can either push you to better yourself or...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    There are inspiring people everywhere. In history, you read life stories that really make you think about your own. Like Anne Frank. I accept I am inspired by my rabbi.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    This has happened to me a few times throughout my life and because of this, I am no longer the same person that I was. In some cases the impact has been small and in others more...
    AutumnBliss AutumnBliss 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    People have changed so much
    VictoriaDynes VictoriaDynes 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Sometimes it's not always for the better. A man who used to be my childhood best friend changed my life drastically. I've got a mile long list of things that make me panicky now...
    KittyCunt KittyCunt 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 1

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    I'm gonna write about 2 books that have made an impact on me! Do Not Harm Life,Death and Brain Surgery By Henry Marsh and Dynamo Nothing is Impossible! Lets start with Do Not Harm...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Black Beauty by Anna Sewell and Compromise by Heidi Ayarbe Classic and Contemporary realistic inspiration. Bad things happen to everyone but ultimately you need to worry about...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    if you ever want a book to help inspire you or move forward in your life WHO MOVED MY CHEESE is a fantastic book. i feel as if i face problems differently now because of it. it...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 16

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    Some bad relationships have turned great, and I've learned. Some great relationships have turned bad, but I learned.
    OhhBoyOhBoy OhhBoyOhBoy 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 14

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    Erich M. Remarque.. I have read everything from him when I was teenager and it changed my life
    Ninive Ninive 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    if only people that entered or exited your life had a "hi, my name is so and so and my purpose in your life was/is...." less guessing...
    JanuaryDaisy JanuaryDaisy 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 27

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    Tomorrow i well go to military this is my last day to do anything i whant im not feel good and this is something new and im also sad and not feeling good at all i wish if my...
    Fde332w Fde332w 22-25, M Mar 27

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    I was lost in a fog of self-doubt and utter confusion about how, and if, life would continue for me. The way and the speed in which my marriage shattered left all around us rattled...
    BethKristin BethKristin 36-40, F 10 Responses Apr 8

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    When I met my wife she managed to make me a nicer person. I became more compassionate and less angry. She inspired me to have a relationship with my step mother an some siblings...
    Widower1 Widower1 31-35 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I am learning that the most important people that have walked through my life are the ones who hurt me the most. With every tear, disappointment and heartache I have grown into the...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    A friend gave me a cup as a gift from his trip to UK two months ago. This morning i sat on PC to drink coffee as usually, moody after whole day work. and suddenly decided google...
    wildgrass wildgrass 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    without any doubt.... Joseph murphy the power of your subconscious mind
    dBm12 dBm12 22-25, M Apr 15

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    I have someone who knows everything about me, good and bad and we've only know each other a year. .he is my best friend. .I am his. .we bounce ideas off one another. .he is the...
    m4389 m4389 41-45, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Only wicked people who have sex and babies ...the good people keep their legs shut ...Jesus is saying stop having sex and babies ...think about your heavenly life ...think about...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Although I do not know the people on this website, I feel like some people that answer to some of my questions have commented with a purpose, to impact my life with positivity, for...
    Breakingkal Breakingkal 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    the fact is that he is gone now... I am ok or trying to be . Sometime those old memories rushes to my brain and it completely hypnotise me... I will be riding an emotional roller...
    daphee daphee 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Following an excellent flight from Amsterdam aboard a KLM Boeing 747-400 aircraft we landed at Paramaribo airport Suriname at 3.55pm local time. Having purchased a tourist card at...
    Thrash1 Thrash1 61-65, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    And sometimes for a season.
    nikkiluv87 nikkiluv87 26-30, F 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    People are like seasons come and stay awhile then they're gone , as for what the reason is im unsure so far I only feel them adding fuel to the fire
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    So I just said good bye to my best friend today for two years. I really hope he does well while I'm gone. I grew up in a family of 8 and he's the one that taught me more about...
    kennyboi317 kennyboi317 18-21 2 Responses 6 days ago

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