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I Act Tough, But I Really Just Want To Be Taken Care Of

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    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I act like I don't care

    and I can handle anything but I actually break down a lot
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2014

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    I can be a tough cookie

    but like to be taken care of too...
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    Sort of crazy.. I'm sitting here,

    tired but not sleepy, scrolling through EP experiences, and I see this one. And I almost hit the 'me too' button, then I don't; I honestly don't know if this describes me perfectly or not at all.
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    My main go-to phrases are "I don't care"

    and "Go **** yourself". I make bitchy crude remarks pretty often. I instigate arguments. I walk around with an apathetic attitude as a shield. I've built up a bs front that isn't me. All I want right now is to curl up next to someone with my head on their chest and fall asleep...
    Annamania1 Annamania1 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I have been through things,

    only god knows how much they hurt and how much they're terrible. And nobody cares.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    Sometimes I shut out the world

    but I really want someone to just carry me away from the darkness.
    Amethyst09 Amethyst09 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    That's actually so true,

    because I think nobody really cares about me and it hurts me. A lot. Even when some peoples know about me and how I'm feeling and how I tried t kill myself and they never stopped me :( I need someone t care really.
    imjustmex33 imjustmex33 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I Act Tough But..

    I'd probably never admit this to anyone. But it's true. Sometimes I wonder if happiness comes with selfishness. I just cant bring myself to be that way. I have my responsibilities and I have to stick with em.
    LennonLover LennonLover 22-25, F Feb 25, 2013

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    I act like this girl

    that can't be hurt or never gets upset, but I actually sit there at night wanting to cry but just can't bring my self to it, please anyone want to talk?
    LittleLion13 LittleLion13 16-17, F 6 Responses Sep 25, 2014

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    vitnesse vitnesse 18-21, M Feb 12

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    I know that pain all too well.

    I had that person for 7 years of marriage, sadly, she passed away July 30th, 2013. She knew exactly when to lay her head on my chest, listing to my breathing, and be able to tell me "Everything will be alright, it will work out for the best, and you will be stronger in the end...
    mrniceguy1979 mrniceguy1979 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 28, 2014

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    White Horse

    This is a little difficult for me to reveal here, because it's something I have kept inside for a VERY long time. As a result of my childhood, I am closed-off and highly guarded. I grew up in a rural area, poor, and without my parents- my father was an alcoholic and didn't live...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    I don't know.....,.,.

    ,.,,.,.. **II*IWJJWJJWJWWJWJj
    TruePeace33 TruePeace33 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    Ive had to be tough my whole intire life Lets

    put it simple... My mom was a crack addict, dad alcoholic Mommy used to beat us Daddy used to stand back cry and just let it happen... i had to learn to look out for myself at a younger age so ive hardened my heart... that is until i met the love of my life... my husband Bert...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F Dec 26, 2014

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    Yes....

    I act like I am tough, I act like I  can handle everything that is being thrown my way. I act like I have it all togehter, and like I will be fine, but really, I want someone to look past the words coming out of my mouth, and look into my eyes, and see that it is all a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 7, 2009

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    I'm an independent woman

    and have been very fortunate to have the life I built on my own for my children and myself. I am single (but dating) and I just want to be taken care of. I'm approaching an age where I should be with someone who is successful and wants to and has the means to take care of me...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F Oct 30, 2014

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    I Act Though, But I Really Just Want To Be Taken Care Of.

    I'll admit. I mean who doesnt want to be taken off once in a while. Im not saying I want to be dependent one someone but having a break once in a while is like the best vacation ever.
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F Nov 26, 2009

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    Everytime I smile, I laugh,

    but inside me, sometimes, there is pain and sadness. I lie to people, I act tough, act like nothing happen.. But I wish there will be someone that can see through me, see through my fake expression, my fake smile and laugh and realize that I am not okay. I wish that person can...
    TulipsLover TulipsLover 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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    I'm just so tired of fending

    for myself its exhausting and it leaves me no room for being able to see how to handle other people when they need help and idk its weird
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F Jul 19, 2014

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    Doesn't everyone deep down lol?

    And oh, I am tough, but doesn't change what the heart wants.
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    Sometimes, I act tough.

    Usually, I am kind.
    4EverBlissful 4EverBlissful 26-30, F Jun 24, 2014

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    The Truth.

    I like to present to the world a face that tells them that I don't need anyone. Ever. That I am in control and can take care of everything myself. That I don't want or need their help. That I am intelligent and strong and thats more important than connecting with anyone.  Truth...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30 1 Response May 5, 2011

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    I always act as if I am matured enough to stand

    by my own... I always act as if having God as my only company is enough... but in the end of the day, I just can't deny the fact that it's kinda lonely to be a lonely... I only see my mom ones a week, it is sometimes impossible to talk with my brother and sister, I often have...
    pitchy28 pitchy28 13-15, F Dec 26, 2014

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    Go to school and know everyone,

    even higher grades. Mess around with students, hang out with the principle! Mess with teachers, and have fun. Look strong and confident, a role model. People go to you for advice, help, protection. Anything. Your trusted. Yet the minute all heads are turned, no one's around, no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 29, 2014

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    I try to act like my life is just fine.

    But really, I just want a friend because almost every friend I have in my town judges me or think I'm a kid.......I have a lot of adult friends
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F Oct 30, 2014

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    Would Be Nice....

    I’m tired of being the strong one, just once I want to give in, I want to be held when I’m hurting, I want to be able to sink into someone’s strong arms, be protected, comforted, loved but I find it hard to give in to my pain when others are around… I shrug off my...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F 1 Response May 21, 2012

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    layers.

    Tough like the boys on the outside but very fragile on the inside. Constantly broken, never put back together. I wish to find the person that can help take care of me. I hate to admit that I desperately need to have someone look after me. I want to take care of someone but I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 11, 2012

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    I always act like I can do something on my own

    and even frequently I act like i can stay up by myself doing nothing. But the truth is I want someone to tell me not to do it and tell me why it is bad for me. i want someone to tell me that they care too much to let me do that. I want to be cared for.
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 25, 2014

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    Like you're carrying the world atop your

    shoulders. That's how I always felt, with friends, family, work. I somehow always blame myself when something goes wrong. I act all motherly around my friends. I would be overly protective at times. Even with the family, I tend to act all like a tough guy. "Mess with me or my...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F Sep 27, 2014

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    8th grade. Queen of the middle school.

    Not on top, but everyone knows her. High fives down the hall, hugs the younger kids. Does what she wants. The trend setter. The spunky one with the short hair. Lesbihonest. Went through hell but got through. Has scars, tells stories. Confident, different, cool. But no. Home...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2014

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    lexinwonderland lexinwonderland 13-15, F Dec 26, 2014

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    I usually sit in class

    and never say a word to anyone. I dress kinda tough, grunge/punk sorta. I'll act tough if I need to, but really I just want a hug. I'd rather stay at home and cuddle with someone that anything else. I read a lot and listen to music and wrote poems, I'm not actually tough at all...
    TheAmityAffliction TheAmityAffliction 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    i guess im more bitchy ,

    not by choice but because everything ive been put through,my innocence was taken when he lied,and cheated on me.im tougher mentally but all i want is for him to love me like today was my last day on earth....
    cynR1993 cynR1993 18-21, F Jan 19

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    Deep down, I act really strong

    and happy all the time and I hide my feelings from people but in reality I'm pretty depressed and want to be with someone in this lonely world.
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F Dec 26, 2014

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