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I Am a Strong and Independant Woman

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 228 People

    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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    foreignindulgence foreignindulgence 18-21, F Jul 9

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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...
    v192 v192 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 15, 2013

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    I don't want you to save me.

    ...I want you to stand by my side as I save myself......
    brightbabyblues4u brightbabyblues4u 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 30

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    girlfaith girlfaith 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 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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    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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    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'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 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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    Related Experiences

    I feel so oppressed by life. I don't see how this is making me stronger. I hate to wake up anymore. I just want to sleep and then sleep some more. I can't make head way and I give...
    lonesojourner lonesojourner 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    I have never asked for anything in my life, I am a very independent and self sufficient woman...I can fend for myself and hold my own...I have no use for those women who act all...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 19

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    I lost my married man (mm) 2weeks ago. It was and is devastating. I felt like I was dying. He left me to go back to his wife 2 weeks before we moved in together. one day we were...
    rosylovecheeks rosylovecheeks 26-30 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I just wear them because I like to... I don't feel the pressure to be or act like a woman to feel sexy wearing a bikini. I hope more men can agree and we can just move on, because...
    WedgeHeelsRock WedgeHeelsRock 36-40, M 8 hrs ago

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    I’m finally out. Hi everyone. I joined this group two days ago to get support to leave forever my MM. After reading everyone’s stories, I feel compelled to write mine. I am...
    nycgrrrl nycgrrrl 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I’m finally out. Hi everyone. I joined this group two days ago to get support to leave forever my MM. After reading everyone’s stories, I feel compelled to write mine. I am...
    nycgrrrl nycgrrrl 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    Day one of backing off. To get over him? Maybe. To give him space to actually miss me? More than likely. Because I'm playing the 'indifference makes the heart grow fonder' game...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Strength is not about muscle. Its about how we deal with our lives and what it consists of. Its about knowledge and will power. How we remain. I am a strong woman and everything...
    EstherKay EstherKay 22-25 1 Response Jul 15

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    Greetings to you all, I CANT HOLD THIS TESTIMONY TO MY SELF ALONE I HAVE TO TELL THE WORLD I am Gloria Glosh,I am out here to spread this good news to the entire world on how my...
    mamannah mamannah 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I remember a quite awhile back at a gym in a state not to far from me. Where at this gym was having and Open Bodybuilding contest. Which meant the women bodybuilders could compete...
    jon2403 jon2403 56-60, M Jul 8

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    A small excerpt from our conversation yesterday... "You see there's this woman...this one woman who in such a short span of time has changed my life in so many ways...I will not...
    autumnsx autumnsx 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    June 30. Accepting Change. One day, my mother and I were working together in the garden. We were transplanting some plant for the third time. Grown from seed in a small container...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jun 30

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    So here we go again another break. We have been on more lows than highs since April (the email incident). My MMs brother is in the hospital and it doesn't look good so my MM went...
    timesalmostup timesalmostup 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    So I was taking to a friend if mine. Known him for years. He's somebody I trust with my life and he would give me the shirt off his back and be there for me in the blink of an eye...
    tc57 tc57 31-35, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    No Recommendation Here!! Yes, I have all the room in the world to speak here. I have been on both sides of the fence. A cheating husband.. with many females to being the other...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 5 Responses Jul 11

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    It Started simply enough. We were friends at work. Laughing, joking. I'm a guy's girl so I would sit with him and other Co workers and just shoot the breeze. Somewhere it changed...
    nmurch37 nmurch37 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 14

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    I am a woman. I'm sensitive but tough when needed. I weep emotions but pull myself together when I have to. I love, care, and feel as if any other person. I am strong. I am...
    EstherKay EstherKay 22-25 Jul 15

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    I look at being the other woman as a business deal...especially if the OW is also married and seeing another MM. Every business arrangement is different...for me and my MM, it was...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Okay. So let us see. For the first time of my 18 years, I am shocked that guys would actually like who I am. Ut started last year, when I was 17 and people started commenting on...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Really? No stories? I guess I'll start this off. I love weight lifting and have been doing it for a little over 2 years. I have gone through many routines strong lifts 5X5, my own...
    screwedntattooed screwedntattooed 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I believe I'm a strong women. I can take care of myself and I know what I want. I'm not shy to say what I'm thinking about. I like to help and be a leader.
    faithandfree faithandfree 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Spoke to MM this morning, and I actually think that might be the last time. There was no big goodbye or any mention of an end to things, but I just have a feeling. I suggested to...
    l8rthanuthink l8rthanuthink 26-30, F Jul 20

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    Strong women run the World! What's a pity that most of men are afraid to stand beside us. Where are those cowards came from? Where the real men gone?
    hisamedusssa hisamedusssa 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been over the years having stronger feelings towards dressing and becoming more fem. Lately though it has gotten stronger and I am wanting to do other things to help me...
    Cristine3030 Cristine3030 41-45, T 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    "The strongest drug that exists for a human is another human being." One of those silly little picture quotes that float around Facebook, only this one not so silly. The highs...
    ynoTme83 ynoTme83 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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    Hello EP! This is my first post here. I have spent a lot of time reading others experiences and have found comfort in knowing that there are so many others in a similar situation...
    JulyBug JulyBug 36-40, F 11 Responses Jul 3

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    Hello OWs. I have read a lot of the experiences you strong women have written here. And it always feels good to know that we are not alone in this secret and complicated situation...
    MD09 MD09 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    So, tomorrow completes a week after he broke it off with me. The last time i had any contact with him was on Saturday night because i was drunk and mad and sent him one of my...
    cruz138 cruz138 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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