Thanks for this very positive piece of writing which we feel sure many people will find reassuring. Getting through a difficult time helps to build up confidence and resourcefulness.
Many bad things happen in the world, to some more than others.
When you're a teenager, and bad things have been around for a while, since you were a child, perhaps something about your parents or at home, then often you don't know that it isn't right until you're older, it just seems normal to you because it's all you knew. You grow up and see how different your friends' lives are, and it can be hard, you feel embarrassed to bring a friend home, you feel like you are different. Sometimes you feel jealousy, why should they have such an easy ride? Often it can become anger because they complain about their life and you wish you could show them your life, show them how ungrateful they are being. However, how do you know that they don't have difficulties too? You hide yours, so who else is hiding their own? There is always someone worse off than you in the world no matter how low you are today.
It's ok to recognise that you are suffering, and that you need comfort, relief and support sometimes but there isn't any need to mope.
You are still here today, after whatever it is that you went through, and so you will still be here when your current difficulties pass. It's difficult, but you are stronger because you have done it before. Nothing can shock you now, and you will grow up stronger than those who are ungrateful and ignorant of the difficulties overcome everyday by people everywhere.
There is no such thing as an easy life, some of us just have to find that out sooner, but in my opinion that's the best way because you have come through it and you're on the other side. Like swimming or riding a bike, the younger you learn the more naturally it occurs to you and the less fearful of it you will be for the rest of your life.