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

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    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.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 11, 2016

    Have you ever had a bad day

    that lasted all week
    ladypenelope62 ladypenelope62
    56-60, F
    9 Responses Dec 9, 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.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 1, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 14, 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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 25, 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)
    deleted deleted
    Jun 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

    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

    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
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Jun 5, 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

    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

    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....
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 28, 2015

    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
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 27, 2015

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 13, 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 say whatever doesn't kill you.

    ..still...almost ******* killed you." **** being stronger! This is about survival *******!
    deleted deleted
    May 7, 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.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 27, 2015

    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 was molested when i was 5 yo,

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

    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
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Mar 27, 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
    laverso laverso
    18-21, F
    Mar 19, 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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 10, 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
    51-55, F
    9 Responses Feb 9, 2015
    miracle3054 miracle3054
    36-40, F
    Feb 6, 2015

    Stepped on a M-8 Rifle grenade from 1944.

    Dug up a pineapple grenade from same era. Was lead on disaster recovery projects and historic and prehistoric cemeteries. Life is short enjoy it.
    spaten74 spaten74
    41-45, M
    Feb 6, 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

    .......and what doesn't allow me to reach you

    through that god damn computer screen means you live another day regardless of how I'd like to choke the ever loving **** out of that neck of yours! So yes.. what doesn't kill me, will only make me stronger - and what doesn't allow me the freedom to kill you makes you lucky.
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2015

    i think i can make it

    though anything after what i have been though the 11 years. it started with me going to Iraq back in 04. when i sign up i knew that I would be going to war it was just a matter of time when and where i'll be going. well in 2004 i found out i was going to the sandbox as we...
    jsmith19941978 jsmith19941978
    36-40, M
    Jan 29, 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

    Knocked down 7 times,

    got up 8. Life is full of ups and downs but each experience has taught me a life lesson and turned me into a person that never quits no matter what. It has made me a stronger person. I may not win today but as long as I keep going and don't quit, I will eventually win.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2015

    I used to have a job

    as a waiter at my rich neighbour's lodge. That was my first job. And it will possibly be the worst job that I would ever have. I lasted for 1 year and 3 months. Actually I didn't even complete my last month as a waiter. I got into a big argument with my neighbour (the owner and...
    ElJuan35 ElJuan35
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 14, 2015

    I have been hurt so many ******* Times I feel

    broken and weak but I am still living God helps me and the devil can't touch me
    savigirl14 savigirl14
    18-21, F
    Jan 4, 2015
    The1960texan The1960texan
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Dec 18, 2014

    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...
    FiestySecret FiestySecret
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2014

    so today I got beat up,

    by a friend because someone said I stole from him... he kicked my *** and I let him cuz when he got tired I stood up and only got stronger so I kicked his *** for being stupid.
    mgji1996fireseer mgji1996fireseer
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

    Over the last couple weeks I've learn the only

    one I can trust is myself and if chose to go to the latter side of my trust I and I alone play for the consequences of the aftermath! With that being said I chose to just go it along for the reality is that when find someone or something to believe in who owns or control the...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 8, 2014

    So today I got to help cut

    and move this tree from this women yard and after we cut it down we cut it up so we could move it from the drive way but we didn't get all moved so I be spending this week working to move it all but Monday I'm so sore from my shoulders down and plus this spring I be move some...
    bloodstream11 bloodstream11
    22-25, M
    Dec 7, 2014

    I'm not so sure about this anymore.

    More like "What doesn't kill me scars me for life and could also cause major insecurities,loss of self worth,and problems I don't know how to solve"
    leadmenot leadmenot
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2014

    They say, the passage of time will heal all

    wounds. But the greater the loss, the deeper the cut. And the more difficult the process to become whole again. The pain may fade, but scars serves as a reminder of our suffering. And make the bearer all the more resolved, never to be wounded again. So as time moves along, we...
    iwasinluv iwasinluv
    26-30, F
    Nov 22, 2014

    So I lost my lifelong best friend of 25 years

    on Wednesday at half-past midnight. He died from complications of an operation to remove a terminal brain tumour. It was the saddest most painful experience of my life, and whilst having medical knowledge helped me comprehend his situation and appreciate his lack of pain, it...
    jahosijhs jahosijhs
    31-35, M
    7 Responses Nov 8, 2014
    Sproketsocet Sproketsocet
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Oct 23, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2014

    In my lifetime, I have experienced a lot of joy

    and a whole lot of pain. Physical, emotional, spiritual...I think that we go through things that will ultimately change us for the good or bad. Depending on which road you take. Every day we are all faced with a fork in the road, not always gonna take the path we should take...
    MsUnderstanding MsUnderstanding
    36-40, F
    Oct 16, 2014

    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

    America soldier I'm just trying to be a

    father Raise a daughter and a son Be a lover to their mother Everything to everyone Up and at 'em, bright and early I'm all business in my suit Yeah, I'm dressed up for success From my head to my boots I don't do it for the money There's bills I can't pay I don't do it for...
    bloodstream11 bloodstream11
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Sep 14, 2014


        YET ANOTHER TEST OF STRENGTHEphesians 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers...
    Sandalwood3 Sandalwood3
    41-45, F
    Sep 10, 2014

    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

    Its true. it will only make me stronger

    as a person. It might not be pleasant but at least in the end i will have gained something from it.
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2014

    I know this for a fact

    after everything I've been through in my life I think I'm a better person more cerebral and less physical and more conscious of peoples feelings and needs than before my accident and I've learned there is always a way no matter how impossible it looks.
    Wheels64 Wheels64
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 19, 2014

    This is kind of crap.

    Ive been through situations where it should have killed me. In a way it has made me strong but yet also weak. I still harbor a lot of hurt and pain from the past. I can't get past some things that happened to me. And it has left me a mistrusting person. I have a husband which i...
    WhisperingEchoes WhisperingEchoes
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2014

    This statement is just

    so much hogwash! Tell this to all the Fibromyalgia sufferers and tuberculosis victims. Let me tell you about my first marriage that broke me so bad emotionally that I have never been the same since. I believe the coiner of this phrase was G. Gordon Liddy. He is the convicted...
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    1 Response Aug 17, 2014

    I'm 47, last year I gave up my home of 12 years,

    well paid job and my closeness to daughter & friends to move to the other end of the country to care for my father during and after a health emergency. The choice was that or full time care for them by 'strangers' who may well be 'foriegners' at great cost, the 3 things my aged...
    LuckyJonny LuckyJonny
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2014
    dove9 dove9
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2014
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