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I Am a Strong and Independant Woman

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Don't be a women that needs a man.

    .. Be a women a man needs!!
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    sexydivide sexydivide 36-40, F 5 days ago

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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 1 Response Aug 13, 2010

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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, 2014

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

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    foreignindulgence foreignindulgence 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2014

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    KaySurrah KaySurrah 36-40, F 18 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    I've been through a lot in life

    but I stayed strong, lively and happy. Pains and hurts are my neighbors but LOVE, KINDNESS and HAPPINESS are my best friends, residing at home...:-))
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It is a shame for a woman to grow old without

    ever seeing the strength and beauty of which her body is capable.
    KaySurrah KaySurrah 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Marilyn Monroe said her proudest achievement

    was being able to say she was never a "kept woman"... I think I feel the same way.
    marladurden13 marladurden13 41-45, F Dec 28, 2014

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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 26-30, F 1 Response May 1, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    ... Because I know my worth

    and what I deserve in life
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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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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    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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    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 don't have many people i can count on, or rely on, including my family lol.. so ive always been on my own ever since i was 16. ive become a strong independent woman thanks to...
    Endureandconquer Endureandconquer 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Feeling so happy right now.Not seen my MM for almost 2 weeks as I've been out of the country but I will do tomorrow. I so can't wait to see him and kiss him.i missed him so much,I...
    sooty1977 sooty1977 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I consider myself a strong woman who knows when to kick some ***. My greatest accomplishment so far is raising a strong, feminist daughter who values knowledge, intelligence and...
    grumpykittie13 grumpykittie13 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I have always had crushes on other women - always older women. It's never sexual it's like I want to be their friend and I want them to be affectionate towards me, eg. hug me. This...
    Cat7654 Cat7654 36-40, F Mar 14

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    I think for me, the most recent events have burst my bubble... You know, the one he put around me... Filled with love and promise, affection and certainty... The one he creates to...
    DesperatelyDollie DesperatelyDollie 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 14

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    Who are these men ??!?!? All the stories here all the pain, the health problems, depression, women who opened their hearts and souls and these men take and take and get their ego...
    elizabethmariejazz elizabethmariejazz 36-40, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    This is story 365, even though I can't believe it. I'm sure EP is tickling my ego. Does it need it , you can judge for yourselves . Do I miss good sex you ask. Yes of course I do...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Happy International Woman's Day.Here's to strong woman.May we know them,May we be them,May we raise them.Author unknown.
    GoddessBluefox GoddessBluefox 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    A strong woman loves, forgives, walks away, let’s go, tries again, and perseveres... no matter what life throws at her. slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 9

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    I cry my weakness out! I'm a strong woman :)
    Leen92 Leen92 22-25, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    My life is different than I dreamed it would be. I always wanted to be the first, the best, the standout. I am aware of social factors that contributed to my competitive nature...
    CarrieSue CarrieSue 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    Here goes, with part 3. So, the more I hear about "her" the worse I feel... Sometimes she is just a ghost to me, a silhouette of a woman in his shadow... Other times she is the...
    DesperatelyDollie DesperatelyDollie 22-25, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Another day of being strong enough not to contact him. Not strong enough yet to block him but strong enough to not contact him. Baby steps
    Livealifeyoulove Livealifeyoulove 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    So much has happen since my last post here. Lots of ups and downs, tears and laughs, jealousy, regrets, anger and disappointment, lots of pain...lots of love and passion... Yes...
    Chicadelcaribe Chicadelcaribe 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 22

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    Hi ladies... I know I haven't been on here in a while I guess after I let my MM go I wanted to also get away from this site and see if a couple days away from reality would help me...
    sadpreciosa sadpreciosa 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Does it ever truly end the first time? As I read through the laughter and the tears of many here, I wonder how many have ended their relationships on the first break. I'm trying...