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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 5 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    the world is small, and others do suffer in similar as we, therefore I don't believe certain people come into your life for a reason. I think we find that one person by chance and...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M 1 Response May 9

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    I do believe they come into your life for a reason, I just wish I could figure out the reason. You are an enigma to me. I can not figure out your life, your priorities, your...
    SunAgain SunAgain 31-35, F 3 Responses May 18

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    Human existence itself is sinister, macabre is in its essence. The human being, by occasion, encounter himself in this universe, without an apparent purpose, without a sense or...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I need to say something about my mom here. my heart is so heavy today I woke up crying :'-(. my mom came into my life when I was 2 months old. she chose to have me despite the Dr's...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 3 Responses May 10

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    Some people come into your life in such a profound way. Critical things changed to allow each element align, and two people meet in the right time, right place. I want to follow...
    Elbellzi Elbellzi 36-40, F May 16

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    Some come into your life and change you in a profound way. I've been focusing lately on negative aspects of that because it involves heartache but tonight I'm beginning to see that...
    joyfulcloudofsorrow joyfulcloudofsorrow 31-35, F 8 Responses May 18

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    Only because I met someone back in September. She has changed my life in a positive way. I hope that she finds this and knows that I am very grateful to say that I consider her as...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response May 17

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    Harry Potter. The Seer and the Sword. LOTR. Dune. Shogun. I could go on for days. His Dark Materials. Abhorsen trilogy. Books are full of situations and quotes that continually...
    iridesca iridesca 22-25, F May 6

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    Looking For Alaska, by John Green changed my life a lot. I plan to get one of the quotes tattooed in about 8 months.
    ThatOneNerdGirl ThatOneNerdGirl 16-17, F 1 Response May 17

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    ' Dear life when i said things cant get worse , it was not a challenge . '
    StillVentilate StillVentilate 22-25, F 2 Responses May 6

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    If you keep on thinking that every person that will come in your life will hurt you(so you stay away), then you'll always have yourself. And if that's the case, I hope you treat...
    insiignify insiignify 16-17, M 4 Responses May 12

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    I love you because when I look into your eyes I can see you're scared shitless, same as me. I can see your scars and I can feel your pain just like I feel my own. I love you...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F 4 Responses May 8

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    i am very thankful they do come in my life.but why do they leave to?why cant they just stay to in your life,i do believe that god put them in your life to befriend. you .and it is...
    muggs45 muggs45 46-50, F 3 Responses May 10

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    The challenge is knowing when to let go of these individuals who crossed your path for a reason, if only for a moment. It's not easy but letting go must sometimes be done. Accept...
    lostit77 lostit77 46-50, F 8 Responses May 23

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    and it is better that way. your lives are fuked anyway. how a fuked vent *** to a how is about to explode of all the *** they are drawn in. it is better that way. no body will...
    sam1992really1 sam1992really1 22-25, M May 18

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    This morning I woke up not feeling all that great.. Tired and bleary eyed. My thoughts were pretty gloomy. Just another day.. But then I read a post on Facebook from a friend who's...
    SuumCuique SuumCuique 31-35, F 4 Responses May 18

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    A life changer most definitely is the Torah. The inspired five books written by Moses. I love to read from the psalms too. I have been reading many of the books by Yehuda Berg, a...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 7 Responses May 17

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    I am around death quite frequently. working in a retirement community full of people who are waiting to die doesn't help. so today was my first time to find someone who was...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 2 Responses May 14

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    The book that's had the most impact on my life is Catcher In The Rye. I can personally relate to Holden Caulfield.
    aclockworkmegan aclockworkmegan 13-15, F 1 Response May 18

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    Well, I haven't tortured or killed anybody. But other than that who in their mind can claim they never did anything bad?
    Noelthemadhouse Noelthemadhouse 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    What if we are all props in life's huge movie, spontaneously operating to change each others lives by nearly interactions, wether brief or the long haul... used for good or evil...
    foofoo2 foofoo2 36-40, F 5 Responses May 7

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    If you attach your value to those unaware of your true worth it will be falsely discounted. Be modest of course but don't over question when someone thinks the world of you.
    dacamt dacamt 36-40, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    Communication and spending time together can help build a good relationship.... However, understanding our needs can help build a good life !
    KAREEM77 KAREEM77 36-40, M 5 Responses May 14

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    I do blv this to be true as there are many lessons we are always learning. Whether its abt ourselves, or life in general. It saddens me though. We are essentially all alone even...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    And apparently they leave for a reason too. Just not the same one.
    Nixie1291 Nixie1291 22-25, F 2 Responses May 6

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    I have someone who,came into my life to make me want to love again, feel again, feel whole again....I am thankful we found each other....
    Fix1975 Fix1975 36-40, F 11 Responses May 6

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    Some come to stay for but a little while, leaving a lasting impression or a gentle lesson, Others come passing like a whirlwind through, destructive, chaotic, and reckless fools...
    Prykat Prykat 26-30, F 4 Responses May 7

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    I have done this thing where I dreamt something years ago and it happened yesterday. or I dreamed yesterday what will happen tomorrow. I'm always correct even if some insignificant...
    XxautychanxX XxautychanxX 13-15, F May 14