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. What’s one thing you’ve had to overcome in your life?

Asked by lucillelucillelucille (34325points) September 30th, 2019

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KNOWITALL's avatar

Two alcoholic bio parents.

rebbel's avatar

Low self esteem.

canidmajor's avatar

The backlash, repercussions and judgements that came from estranging myself from my mother.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Lots of people had it far worse, but thanks.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@rebbel -I never would’ve guessed that with you. I hope all is well :)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@canidmajor -Nothing wrong with self-preservation,IMO

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@KNOWITALL -That is the fascinating thing about hardship and how people deal with it
One person will whine about every piddly F’n thing that comes down the pike. Where another will deal with much more difficult things head on.

seawulf575's avatar

A dad that had a mental breakdown, a brother that went WAY into being a born-again Christian, and a bad case of shyness.

ucme's avatar

It’s so hard for me to talk about as this is a memory i’m trying so very hard to bury in the past.
However, seeing as it’s you, I shall be brave.

Took me years to dig out the silver spoon firmly wedged betwixed my rosey red lips, was a struggle but I made it through & am now “guilt” free…bullies never win <whimper>

KNOWITALL's avatar

@ucme I thought it would be conquering your bad looks, lack of a sense of humor and shyness, based on your posts. Thanks!

(edited to add: jk jk jk)

ucme's avatar

@KNOWITALL Hey, as my dear old granny would often say…“shy boys get no broth” :D

Demosthenes's avatar

I had to come to terms with my homosexuality and the bad place I was in as a teen as a result of it (I was having “quit while I’m ahead” thoughts and I glad I didn’t yield to them. What a waste of life that would’ve been). Other things, like my shyness and OCD, I haven’t exactly overcome, but I’m dealing with them.

ragingloli's avatar

Still working on that one.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I had a mild speech impediment. Also horrid penmanship.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme…and now you play the spoons in a death-metal band?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Demosthenes -I’m glad you didn’t either :)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ragingloli -That’s a Steve Winwood song.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 -My penmanship has become worse over time. I am almost proud of this.:)

rebbel's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille All is good, thanks :-)

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Demosthenes I’m sorry you had to deal with that and those thoughts. Hope you are feeling good, and loved. (hugs)

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Good gracious me no, what an absolutely horrid thought.
Those bands are full of horrible, dirty fellows who yell an awful lot & smell of onions.

YARNLADY's avatar

It seems like a lot when I write it down, but keep in mind, I now have everything I ever wanted.

In school, I was teased mercilessly, all the work came easily to me and the other students hated it. My sister was “the pretty one”, my brother was *the crazy one”, and to top it off, my family was the wrong religion, Mormon. From a very early age, I didn’t think that religion made any sense. I thought I was evil.

Oddly enough, my aunt once told me she felt sorry for my sister, because I had good looks and brains and all sis had was being the baby of the family.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@YARNLADY -It’s interesting how families interact.

janbb's avatar

Low self-esteem

wiscoblond's avatar

My world changed when my youngest child told me he was transgender 3 years ago. Our entire family is accepting so that wasn’t the problem. Our issue was living in a community where the majority of people didn’t accept him and having to travel 3–4 hours to get him the medical help that he needed.

We left our family and friends and moved to a city where we didn’t know anyone so he could get the help he needed and he would be accepted. It was the best thing we ever did for our family but it wasn’t easy.

I lost my best friend of 40 years during this time because her religion taught her that being transgender is wrong. She told me she wouldn’t change her beliefs just because we needed her support. I had to let go of that friendship. She was always my rock so this was very difficult for me but I knew it was the best thing to do. She wasn’t a true friend.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Heavy weight of responsibilities on me since at an early age,mother ill, father drinking and gone most of our life.
As a result became very independent and thus help others at times easy for me to do now.
That long struggle of pushing that boulder up every hill had made me what I am today..stronger.

seawulf575's avatar

@ucme are you then playing the spoons in an up-and-coming boy band?

ucme's avatar

@seawulf575 Wouldn’t entirely rule that out to be fair.
Our band name would be like a vibrator in an auction…New Bids on the Cock.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Great poverty as an adult with 4 kids.

seawulf575's avatar

@ucme I can only imagine the cover art. Would you have to sell it in a plain brown wrapper?

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