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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Sometimes people just come into your life to teach you a bloody lesson.
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    *You bump into them and your lives are forever changed.*People do come to our lives for a reason. It could be for that moment or for a lifetime. Don't miss those chances to make...
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    sml4 sml4 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    I met this person on EP from a different country. Surprisingly, we had a huge amount in common! I really liked talking to them literally every single day for about a week. However...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    -sigh- ...Life is hard. Well not life in it self, existence. :x
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    I want to kill my old self, the vulnerable, scared, paranoid side of me. I just want to live a happy, free life.
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    we don't meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason.
    Cheshirea Cheshirea 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 9

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    For some strange reason I enjoy doing other people's homework while they enjoy their free time. Message me if you have an essay do :)
    jacksparrow235 jacksparrow235 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    and they leave for a reason too...
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Yes they do seen to :) Thank the stars for it and the moon l
    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    but i often wonder what the reason is.
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    I love this. Beautiful and exactly how I feel...
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