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I Am a Strong and Independant Woman

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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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    foreignindulgence foreignindulgence 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Happy birthday to me! Indeed it is happy too...woken by my beautiful babies with gifts and singing :) Also still bouncing from yesterday evening with the man I love! Still not...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F 8 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    We have just ended us. I thought I will be fine, I thought I will strong enough to go through it, but I was wrong. I miss him =(
    imyin imyin 26-30, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    After chatting with a wise woman, I am thinking that perhaps there are more ways for a woman to be strong and confident other than conquering the world. Being true to one's self...
    GoodLyndi GoodLyndi 41-45 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Every boy and man should be a feminist to undo all the wrong we have done to girls and women from the dawn of age.A woman is the creator or life and as such has always attracted...
    cucksome cucksome 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    His wife confuses the hell out of me. She does not have sex with him, treats him so very mean, never cooks, never cleans, only works when she wants to; but, she accuses him of...
    Summerayn Summerayn 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    According to someone much younger than myself it's someone with a head on their shoulders... A woman that can pay for herself. A woman that doesn't always need a man by her side. A...
    ValR ValR 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    You are my future. I never knew what I was missing until you came into my life. Without you my future looks bleak and hopeless and I'm only there to continue existing so I can make...
    wakeupdead wakeupdead 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    The Reasons of Older Men Younger Women Dating . Older men date younger women for many reasons. It does not depends on age most of the time as much as depend on Passion, love and...
    caitlincc11 caitlincc11 22-25, F Aug 7

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    Sometimes I wonder why we women have to suffer so much for these guys ... :( Why :( They don't seem like they suffer as much as we do ... I hate this. We need to be stronger...
    iloveuox iloveuox 26-30, F 12 Responses Aug 13

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    For years I've been told that I'm admired for being a strong woman. Why? Because after my first husband I moved on and was a single mother? Because I had to find my own self worth...
    Phoenixsa71 Phoenixsa71 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today, i will cover up a tattoo that he liked on my body... today i will color my hair a different color than what he prefers... i will ditch the red nails, and maybe even get a...
    Grace7277 Grace7277 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 15

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    I am a 24 year old woman, and I am getting married to the love of my life next weekend. I have dealt with the fact that I am bi-curious for a number of years, and the past couple...
    mrsbrown509 mrsbrown509 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Update: It’s a long one sorry….So my ExMM came here and read my last post….he had promised me he would never invade my privacy again (he has come here in the past and read...
    daisydew1973 daisydew1973 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ive been an OW for about 4 year and half years now. Talk about hell and back..but silly ol me is clinging on to the toxic son of a B. lol I'll blame it on my addictive personality...
    kelyse2506 kelyse2506 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    First a brief history of me so you can get to know the skeleton of my life, but not necessarily the essence. Life can still be a b-itch, but I love it anyway: it’s my imperfect...
    WisteriaGrace WisteriaGrace 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    August 4. Vulnerability. "I've learned that the more vulnerable I allow myself to be, the more in control of myself I really am." —Anonymous Many of us feel that we can only...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 4

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    I realized I've never had someone lovingly listen to me. I've had people shoot me down and rip me apart of just sharing my feelings. I bottle everything inside and within the last...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Aug 4

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    This is it, I have finally made the decision not to be the OW anymore. This will be hard, since we are co-workers. I will no longer have my heart broke, with wanting someone that I...
    rjh3 rjh3 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I love someone I can't have. What he wants and what he can have are two different things. I don't know what to believe. I think my time with him was just an experiment or a way for...
    geminigirlnextdoor geminigirlnextdoor 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    Be true to yourself!! Never let anyone walk on you!! Be stronger than you ever thought you could!!
    ringster73 ringster73 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    He dropped everything and comforted me when my grandfather died, I was with him when my grandmother died and I was with him today when I found out I have autoimmune disease. He's...
    SweetAsSugar10 SweetAsSugar10 22-25 6 days ago

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    But I can't! Just recently a woman messaged me on Facebook claiming that my boyfriend or ex-boyfriend I guess have been texting each other/sleeping with each other for about 1-2...
    madusand madusand 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    The other day I had an interesting chance encounter with an obvously confident woman. I left the hair salon where I work to go across the street to have a cup of coffee at a coffee...
    eric2maid eric2maid 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 8

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    I think I am falling in love with my mm. He is not married yet, BT he is engaged. Him n I were close before he got engaged. He introduced me to his fiance. The funny thing is that...
    MonicaL06 MonicaL06 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 12

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    We haven't spoken in about six weeks. It's safe to say we are over. When I've tried to initiate a conversation he apologizes and tells me his busy and doesn't chat later. So.. I'm...
    somebody999 somebody999 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    He still won't admit I am the other woman! Despite me knowing the score before the 'lets have space' thing happened between them and between us 7 weeks back. We have met up for two...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Please let me go. Stop trying to keep me with tiny little subtle things like calling me my pet name. Because when I blatantly tell you I miss you and want you I get ignored. Why do...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    A weird couple of days with limited contact. Purposeful by myself mostly I would say.easing myself in gently to the point where I can let us go and retain a normal friendship maybe...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F Aug 20

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