I "What Does Not Kill Me, Will Only Make Me Stronger"

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    How I Got This Old...mama Didn't Teach This ....daddy Did

    Things that I found helpful by living this long. The purpose of fighting is to win.. The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either... The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental. 1. Don't pick a fight with an old man...
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    16 Responses May 13, 2011

    I have learned to accept

    that the abuse I suffered in my youth was a blessing. A painful blessing. A blessing that still causes me pain and fear. But a blessing nonetheless. I learned how to be strong. I learned an appreciation for life because there were many times I didn't believe I could survive. It...
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    2 Responses Oct 16, 2014

    No one owes you anything.

    Your sucess and failures are all on your head and your head alone. Quit crying about what someone didn't do for you. Quit waiting for a handout. Do you think some fairy godmother or knight in shinning armor was coming to save you? No is coming. This is all on you. Grow up...
    loyalgirl78 loyalgirl78
    36-40, F
    4 Responses May 30, 2015

    What doesn't kill you makes you wish you were

    dead. ...What doesn't destroy you leaves you broken instead. ~Bring Me The Horizon (Drown)
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    Jun 20, 2015

    I have been a hard working man all my life.

    I also got fired a couple times, unjustly I may add. # years after leaving the WTC in NYC, my towers didn"t exist anymore. When I lost my last job in Brooklyn, nothing really bad happened but I felt a huge relief now seeing all those wonderful people I worked with, Every...
    BigDave1965 BigDave1965
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 26, 2014
    laverso laverso
    18-21, F
    Mar 19, 2015

    this is something I to know to be true,

    yet I feel so weak with hardly any strength at all....very disturbing to what I believe....I am confused how I can feel this way again....I should not have let myself get to this point again... I know better, in know I will overcome yet another obstacle in life....
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    3 Responses May 28, 2015
    miracle3054 miracle3054
    36-40, F
    Feb 6, 2015

    Have you ever had a bad day

    that lasted all week
    ladypenelope62 ladypenelope62
    51-55, F
    9 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    People may attack me,

    insult me, offend me... all they´d be doing is throwing dirt on themselves... nothing low and nasty can touch me, I´ll never reply in the same tone or using the same disgusting words, that´s below my dignity as a person. If the one offending me is a man... shame on him, for...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    I would love to be able to share my story

    if it means maybe helping someone else! So here goes!!! I grew up in a christian home...my mom and my dad met each other and had me and my twin brother who was later diagnosed with aspergers autism (high functioning form of autism. My family struggled for years to find money...
    sfausett33 sfausett33
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2015

    I have taken more than my fair share of

    physical, mental and emotional abuse over recent years...things that nobody should have to encounter. I have occasional lapses of self doubt- that maybe I deserve it, perhaps I am not meant to live a happy life...but that is not the case. Abuse takes so many forms and can be so...
    Saintlysinner Saintlysinner
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Jun 20, 2015

    I need to learn how to bite my tongue.

    ..... Think about what is about to come out of my mouth maybe... just maybe a new filter.
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    Apr 27, 2015

    The day I came in the world I had fight

    for my life. My mom passed away from child birth. My dad didn't want me because I am in a wheelchair. A lot of people have counted me out .I have gotten some support from my friends and the government and the school. I will be a teacher and show kids with disabilities that you...
    me0883 me0883
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jan 18, 2015

    I've died twice in my lifetime - As a child we

    where at a bathing spot, and my brother and our friends could all swim.. I felt so alone standing with water only up to my hips while the rest of them where out swimming I got so angry so I figured it couldn't me that difficult so I told them I could swim too.. They of course...
    mmx3 mmx3
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Mar 1, 2014

    Over my life I have gone through a lot.

    I have lost family members, friends, even myself (so to speak). It has been rough, a long journey. But for how bad it was I am thankful because it hasn't killed me and it has made me a lot stronger. I am who I am because of the pain I have experienced. Finally things are looking...
    Mrmysterio13 Mrmysterio13
    6 Responses Dec 23, 2013

    Not sure about that. When I was a kid I got

    pneumonia twice and it didn't kill but I have become asthmatic which I wasn't before that ever since. Where is the stronger part?
    BaReFooTSexy BaReFooTSexy
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 27, 2015

    Megadeth's song "Skin Of My Teeth" has a lyric

    that goes, "and that which doesn't kill me/only makes me stronger" Hell yeah...
    immortalspirit immortalspirit
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Jun 5, 2015

    God is only putting you thought this

    for a reason have faith and know God is with you. The teacher is always quiet during a test.
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    3 Responses Aug 1, 2015

    so i just returned from my therapy session

    and turns out my fears are real.yay. I try not to think these things and every therapist i have seen since this chapter of my life started back when i was thirteen, they never helped. no shrink could fix my relation with my mom, fix me, fix anything. I sat there today to realize...
    Unmasked Unmasked
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2015

    Stronger, seriously? Then

    why do I feel like I am dying inside since the day you walked away from my life. What you did has ruined me beyond fixed. Damn you! May Karma slap you in the face one day. #hurt
    TinkerbellChica TinkerbellChica
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2015

    I have finally accepted it.

    ..I'm depressed. My current predicament,despite my convincing charade, is depressing the s$&t out of me. I am in the throws of a divorce from a man I married and dedicated 10 years of my life to, had a child with and eventually gave up my Navy career for, even though I did that...
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    1 Response Mar 10, 2015

    My wife and I have been separated

    for 6 months. Her living with her parents and me in our house. However tomorrow reality will hit she has rented a house signed a year lease and I have to move her into it. I could sense reconciliation was probably not gonna happen , but tomorrow it will become reality. We have...
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    2 Responses Aug 7, 2014

    i was molested when i was 5 yo,

    and ******* ex husband, now i lost the house,my son, pretty much everything!!!
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    3 Responses Apr 8, 2015

    I believe this idea because I have hurt myself

    and now I find it easier to get hurt, but not that I can live with that because I am stronger in other, better, ways.
    wolfy299 wolfy299
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2015

    This was one of the very first posts,

    that I made back in 2011. I have written it again, so that my new friends, or anyone who has never seen it, can get an idea of the major events in my life. Which have done much to make me the person, I now am. Dec. 1959 My mum died, from kidney failure, post partum. Nov. 1966...
    iptbg iptbg
    66-70, M
    5 Responses May 8, 2015

    I know this well,as do many others.

    We have all suffered at some point. I could make a long list. But I know there are millions worse off than me. My father told me pain is fear leaving the body. I should be fearless, but I'm not may never be, but I'm a tuff little B. When all else fails theres music. ! song that...
    TheBeastsPenetratingBlade TheBeastsPenetratingBlade
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2014

    That's right. So give me your best shot.

    Beat me, rape me, kill me, do everything you can to hurt me but in the end the of day, you will only make me stronger
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    4 Responses Mar 27, 2015

    Does It Really

    I question whether that is true. At most times I don't feel strong at all but weak. Its unnerving how so many people see the strength in me but I can't. I appear as strong but I cower away, how can I be strong if I haven't let go? I can be strong for someone but I can't be...
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    2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

    The Worst Day/Night Of My Life-"NO!

    !!" I screamed and resisted with all the energy in my 8 year old body. Fellow passengers didn't even hide their gawking at the scene I was shamelessly creating. They didn't know the whole story but I will explain to you. My mother died unexpectedly weeks before my 9th birthday...
    Nadir91 Nadir91
    22-25, M
    2 Responses May 13, 2015
    LuckyJonny LuckyJonny
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2014

    Ten year old is acting inappropriately.

    I cancel his play date after many warnings. He realized it was cancelled came downstairs and flips out. Husband or stupid gets involved. Do you think he defends me or his son as his son is swinging at me? Tells his son he's not acting right and then starts screaming at me...
    alwaysmiling79 alwaysmiling79
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Jun 20, 2015

    Four years ago my house burnt down,

    while I was in it. I lost everything. I had to walk bare foot in town the next day to buy shoes. I only had pants because my mum happened to have a pair of mine. My face got a big burnt but recovered. People feel bad for me but to be honest I am completely happy. It is truly...
    Jbonha Jbonha
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Feb 15, 2014

    Okay I just got out of a mental hospital I was

    there for two weeks and I have constant therapy exercises I was there for help and I got it and I feel better and don't know why I still feel depressed at times and I am trying to find out why I feel like that.
    wolfy299 wolfy299
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2015

    That's the phrase I'm getting tattood on my

    right forearm....It is the phrase I have come to understand sooo well!
    squirtingfairy squirtingfairy
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Feb 9, 2015

    I say whatever doesn't kill you.

    ..still...almost ******* killed you." **** being stronger! This is about survival *******!
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    May 7, 2015

    I’m apologizing in advance

    because this experience is going to take a few minutes to read. I have to however start to process what happened in some way and I’m trying this the best way I know how.What I’m about to tell you, happened Saturday night to my son and I. I haven’t been able to...
    SensualPassionbbw SensualPassionbbw
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 7, 2015

    I lost my father a couple of years ago.

    he was very well off when he died my father,left me stuff and money but my family stole everything from me. so now I am fighting them in court for years now I am struggling a lot and now my lovely sister is kicking me out of my home because of the estate. I haven't never felt...
    nativedesires nativedesires
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 30, 2015

    No Title Would Be Suitable

    I do not have my own place, do not belong to anyone and anywhere. Dreams collapsed in my teenage years. Tales I left in a drawer, I could not throw them away, are there pictures of what to what could be . I lost all that was sacred . I've killed you . I've killed you in me and we...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Oct 19, 2013

    I was born with the heart of the warrior,

    ever ready with my sword sharpened... Life may come, but I am no easy win... I will fight back and I will stand... My head raised, for even at my worst death will not claim me... I will rise, I will stand, I will fight...
    BlackBlueBrotha BlackBlueBrotha
    41-45, M
    3 Responses May 23, 2015

    A message to Pain, Misery,

    Despair and Self Pity. .....You thought you'd win didn't you? Thought you'd add my soul to the collection. Thought it would sit and wallow in its own fear and doubt along with all the others you have claimed? All those you have swallowed up, never to be seen again? Well...
    Contentio Contentio
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Sep 7, 2014

    so far all the crap I have been through has

    made me a stronger woman and a more headstrong woman lol
    lonelymom1982 lonelymom1982
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015

    I hear people use this saying a lot

    and it's nice to think positive that way, but sometimes what doesn't kill you just weakens your defenses so that something else can finish you off later on.
    emdavis emdavis
    18-21, F
    May 31, 2015

    I had a cyber friend

    for years, we were very close, then he just left. Makes me sad and I don't know why he abandoned me.
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    3 Responses Feb 11

    I Respectfully Disagree

    -"What doesn't kill me, will only make me stronger"? It won't make me or you any stronger. What doesn't kill us, only leaves us more broken on the inside, nothing more. It is the courage and the will to press on, in spite of the pain, that becomes the strength we all crave.
    themanoflegends themanoflegends
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2013
    The1960texan The1960texan
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Dec 18, 2014
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