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I Am a Strong and Independant Woman

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    foreignindulgence foreignindulgence 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I turned 25 in February

    and decided to take some time to look back on my life and where I am now. And while I'm not exactly where I thought I would be at a quarter of a century old, I can say that I'm proud of what I've achieved. I can afford to live in my own place with no roommates, I take care of my...
    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 22-25, F May 1

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    Throughout my life I'm

    so glad to get through my struggles and try help my problems and throughout the years I'm glad to become strong and independent girl who focus on her life, school, and her future and most of all I ignore the people who are going to bring me down or who going to try ruining my...
    vivienhuang13 vivienhuang13 13-15, F Aug 31

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    Ness

    A brief history. I divorced a few years ago now, my husband was an alcoholic gambler. We had two beautiful daughters who are now 18 and 21. The eldest went off to university and returned 3 years later with an honours degree. The youngest (being most like her father) hated me for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 64 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    Meant To Be

    I have been searching all my life to find my place in the world. I'm still searching. Its such a long journey. I wonder will I ever reach my destiny. The process has been a struggle. In my quest I have found along the way how tough and naturally independent I am. Things that have...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 2 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    About Me

    Choleric Oasis Behold her, single in the field Choleric by nature, 'tis her shield Dynamic and active, moves quickly to action Impulsive and decisive, makes rash decisions. Wide-eyed and innocent, too independent, Unemotional - so they say I am sorry, it is hard to say Enjoys...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 17, 2012

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    Why Do Men Think They Can Tame The Beast

    Now I know I don't have everything all figured out, but I've come to some conclusions during a recent conversation with my 18 year old daughter.  She is a cute little thing with a envious body (bigger breasts than me) and super smart in school.  She was telling me that...
    randomthoughts randomthoughts 46-50, F 5 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    Was Raised to Be

    My mother is a very strong and independent woman... so she raised her daughters to be so too. We had no choice or say in the matter. =p My mother asks a lot a questions in her lifetime, so it was of a small wonder that I was born very quizzical myself. Though, I drove my parents...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 5, 2009

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    Can't Afford Not To Be

    I'm the only girl in my house, and I have to be strong for me. I don't have much of a choice. I can't let myself be swept away. Living in a house of guys, I'm expected to be just as strong as they are, if not physically, at least mentally. And I've always been independent. My mom...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F Jan 16, 2012

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    Sitting On a Crown of Thorns...

    Throughout my life I have become a strong and independant woman. It was not a lifestyle choice but a situation thrust upon me in a desperate attempt to survive. Like gasping for air, I crawled my way up from an unhappy previous life and adapted like a chameleon to it's new...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 3, 2009

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    Wonder Woman

    Here I am 28yo.. I have been through everything happen in my life. Yes.. I did.. by myself. I knew that I'm strong.. I'm strong enough to fight my comfort zone... you know.. everything you've ever wanted is right outside your comfort zone.. Wonder woman is not enough if I'm doing...
    flyingfish19 flyingfish19 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 15, 2013

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    Maybe Someday

    I would like to be a more dependable person. Someone who knows what she is doing at what is going on around her. At the moment, I'm lucky if I survive the day without tripping on my on feet. It feels like I lack the basic skills in everyday living. Cooking and cleaning, that...
    Fearofsilence Fearofsilence 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2010

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    I Am Who I Am

    I am a strong, independent woman. Not because that is what I originally choose, but it was forced upon me. My father’s psychological abuse of my mother, forced her to leave him; so she could fulfill her duties as a mother to me. In my early twenties, I had a choice, I could...
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    I'm a Sucker For Rosie

    Everytime I see that poster/pic, it just makes me feel good. Its almost like an instant pep talk. Am I alone here? 
    DuskBeforeDawn DuskBeforeDawn 26-30, F Sep 7, 2009

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    I got here by myself.

    I did it by myself. My achievements I owe only to God and my mentor, my Mother. My parents raised a strong, independant woman. I don't cry. I have been told I intimidate people (unintentionally, of course). I have no time for weakness. But sometimes, I feel envious of all those...
    OrangeApple85 OrangeApple85 26-30, F 2 Responses May 10

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    They say the only way to get over a broken

    heart was to fall in love again. So I fell inlove with myself!! Best fcking relationship of my life :]
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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    girlfaith girlfaith 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 2013

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    A Global Threat

    This is a mental tune. Real Punk. I love it. The song spoke to me and before I turned 40 I did just this. This was my life, 10 hours a night in a UK cubicle! After 20 years of loyalty to the Biggest Bank in the UK I did indeed discover I was just a number...... I stood up, I...
    living4now living4now 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    I Seek To Worship A Strong And Independent Woman

    i wish to do that because i think She, and all females, are of the Superior Gender. i only hope to be worthy of their affection in return.
    biker2bfemmed biker2bfemmed 51-55, M Apr 2, 2012

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    I've Got The Ovaries To Do This! :d

    Contrary to what people might think, I'm actually not a man hater (well, I do hate some machos I personally know but that is a tiny minority).I respect them.I was raised to respect people:"You don't have to love me, but you will respect me", was my parent's motto.I've even been...
    Thepinkcoconut Thepinkcoconut 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2012

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    My Story

    My first EP story. :) Here goes.. I am only 24 years old, but I have been through a lot and I can proudly say I am a strong and independant woman. :) In my childhood, I was physically abused by my father, lived in shelters and was even homeless at the age of 16, developed a drug...
    seriona seriona 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    Life Goes On. :)

    Life goes on. As long the stars light up the sky, the moon comes up at night, &the sun rises in the morning, I'm going to live each day like it's my last. I'm going to be happy, I'm going to do the things that make me happy. There's no time for tears, no time for regrets. I'm a...
    jlynn24 jlynn24 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2013

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    I have a strong soul , an open mind , a heart that has been broken over and over and still had a lot of love to give . I am a strong beautiful woman . I embrace all of my...
    fiestychica fiestychica 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    As I said in another post: EP Link I was raised with what I think was a good (but far from singular or unique) model of the Strong Confident Woman, and was ultimately...
    JacquesSade JacquesSade 46-50, M 12 hrs ago

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    I am looking for another strong woman to relate to. You will see from my most recent question, I am having a great deal of trouble finding a female on EP to relate to. So many...
    AphroditeComplex AphroditeComplex 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    At least, I'd like to be. I'm actually quite weak and suffering from depression, as I should be because the man who made a commitment to me has ignored me and left me in the most...
    NastasyaFilippovna NastasyaFilippovna 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hi Are you suffering due to a breakup? Are you tired of feeling down and struggling to move on? If you have gone through a breakup, you will surely agree that it can be...
    blue963 blue963 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    So I don't think I can do this anymore..... He is so inconsistent with how he is with me and it makes me feel insane, last week we talked almost everyday at work at least. He came...
    PrincessLolita PrincessLolita 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 25

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    Yes the weekends are always tough and usually causes us to think. Despite what he tells me and how great of a connection/chemistry I think we have, I can't seem to stop thinking...
    Truone16 Truone16 31-35, F 26 Responses Sep 27

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    I guess I'm not technically the 'other woman' anymore, as I broke off our affair once my husband confronted me. . . but here I am. Its been nearly three weeks since d-day (when I...
    mrsteacherlady84 mrsteacherlady84 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 5

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    I have opinions and just because I am a woman I'm not going to hold back on them. Even if men reply saying "typical female". Yes typical female because we have a voice and opinion...
    13Selene13 13Selene13 22-25, F Oct 7

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    I don't go in for the BS that the man is the head of the home and women are somehow inferior. Women are stronger than most me give them credit for and its only society that has...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 10

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    So I tried and failed. I'm sucked back in after 3 weeks. My love and loneliness took over, together with his persistent messages about how much he loves me. We went out, spent the...
    Lovelast Lovelast 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 12

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    Back again! Hey all, stayed away but didn't delete the app. Was in an awful predicament last time where we ended it, I cried, he chose her, I txt her and he traced it back to me...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Ladies I am drunk tonight and I'm fighting with myself....I want to email MM....but it hurts...help me be strong please...NC since he told me about his wife finding out about us...
    luvhimtoo luvhimtoo 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    How can such a strong woman who has overcome so many challenges and issues in her life be so weak when it comes to one man? How can I feel like he has complete control of my...
    candybuck candybuck 36-40, F 12 Responses 4 days ago

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    Feeling so sad. I was his everything for 2 years then the wife started to change when she knew there was another woman . He claims it an accident and she got pregnant ,my love so...
    susanfall susanfall 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    It's been over a month since I broke off my relationship with mm after my husband confronted me. We've had contact a handful of times since. Two weeks ago we Wrote each other epic...
    mrsteacherlady84 mrsteacherlady84 26-30, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been with my MM for a year now- we've known each other for twice that. I grew up adamantly opposed to this type of situation. I fought it for a few months *because* of those...
    Yudeiah Yudeiah 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    For my favorite group of women, you're all incredibly strong. <3
    PrincessLolita PrincessLolita 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 23

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    One more day until I see MM. These past few days without really seeing him have seemed to go by surprisingly quickly, but I'm worried. I'm worried I'm going to relapse. I'm scared...
    jyj78 jyj78 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    Well he finally left but the pain of being away from his children and the pain of his family disown him has taken a toll on him. It's only been three days but he is already...
    timesalmostup timesalmostup 36-40, F Sep 25

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    I love him with every fiber of my being. I was able to see him for a bit. Then it all went sour when he realized my life keeps on going after I leave him. I can't just be waiting...
    Risktakingflirtation Risktakingflirtation 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    Have reached a limit in so many darned things in my life. I have to wipe my slate clean and start totally over with everything. I think the MM needs to go to. I don't know if Im...
    blue963 blue963 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I have been contemplating writing my story for some time now. I have made some amazing friends out here, who have helped me gain a lot of clarity and insight into the very...
    Jazz045 Jazz045 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    Keeping him in the friend zone is so hard. Although I tell myself I'll just be his friend, it seems like the distance and disconnect is intensifying. I feel like I'm losing him...
    123Frozen 123Frozen 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 29

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    Hi there ladies (and gentlemen whom stalk this topic! Lol). This is more of letting my feelings out verses them continued to be bottled up... Well - it’s now been over a month...
    yogachic76 yogachic76 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    Day 14. This is harder than I thought. Feelings swing from yes - did the right thing to gosh! - I'm missing him. His contract has been extended for another month and seeing him at...
    Lovelast Lovelast 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    October 3. Getting Through the Discomfort. "Surrender to the pain. Then learn to surrender to the good. It's there and more is on the way." —Beyond Codependency Our goal in...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Oct 3

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