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I Am a Strong and Independant Woman

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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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    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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    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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    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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    foreignindulgence foreignindulgence 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    This is what I found, posted one year ago. Things have changed, but I believed we would be the ones to work out. "The One The Works Out Sometimes it works out. I'm a work in...
    chasinglesun chasinglesun 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    I believe in being strong no matter what, Even when everything seems to be going wrong. I am a strong woman & believe that woman's that always smiles are the prettiest. I believe...
    qbanbb85 qbanbb85 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 4

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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 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Being confident and strong are nice attributes of a woman. When she's kind, and compassionate, she becomes more beautiful inside and out. Woman, she's a man's doll. She's from a...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 Aug 24

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    Ok so this post is intended to a dear friend that is a part of our EP family....They will know immediately its intended for them once they read this....and honestly I want him to...
    excessbaggage excessbaggage 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 Aug 23

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    Floating on cloud nine after seeing him. He said he could only give me 30 minutes, but ended up staying and talking to me for and hour and a half!! He makes me smile and laugh, I...
    freddiesgirl69 freddiesgirl69 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    Why did my dad stick with her? I asked him when I was 27. He sAid to me with a smile, son, when you marry a woman, you are stick with here through thick and through thin, spoil her...
    Lovehermorethensherealizes Lovehermorethensherealizes 26-30, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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 Aug 23

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    I was. I think that sometimes when people say the other woman has a weak ego they've got it the wrong way around. Surely it's a strong healthy ego that can't conceive a man would...
    faerylight faerylight 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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    This is awesome! As I search the net I come across a support group for all the lovely ow's in this world! I hope you don't mind that a man has intruded in your forum, but maybe the...
    max213 max213 31-35, M 24 Responses 5 days ago

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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 Aug 21

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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 Aug 21

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    Yesterday i shared a video called "A little bit stronger" by Sarah Evans, and I am sure you all know that song. However, after having had so much more time to think about it last...
    Grace7277 Grace7277 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    So I have been trying to leave-actually 'needing' to leave my mm- but been finding it hard to so cold turkey so I decided to let go emotionally bit by bit. But today, I got an...
    Ruru7 Ruru7 31-35 4 Responses Sep 7

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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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    What a day! Not sure what came over me but I called him out on the whole 'I haven't got a girlfriend' thing. Still swears he's not with her. Gets easier to let go when he continues...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    First let me thank the all the "other women" on EP. I think I've been able to overcome the normal pitfalls every man falls into because I read your stories and got some great...
    wakeupdead wakeupdead 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 25

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    So he can't make it to hang out with me tonight.......for a very valid reason. He did make plans for tomorrow night though, since it's a long weekend. It's strange to me that he...
    PrincessLolita PrincessLolita 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I want to begin this by saying that I was once a completely normal girl. I grew up in a house with a yard, two parents who were hard workers and a lazy pet dog. I never got into...
    Naivegirl0963 Naivegirl0963 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    NEWSFLASH!! Short story- last month or so he's kept her as the girlfriend. Lied to me she was still on the scene. We met after the 'row' and made up. Met again after that, last...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I was in an abusive relationship about 3 and a half years ago. It was my first boyfriend and I feel head over heels in love. I was 17 years old, a senior in high school; 4 months...
    kayp1993 kayp1993 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was in an abusive relationship about 3 and a half years ago. It was my first boyfriend and I feel head over heels in love. I was 17 years old, a senior in high school; 4 months...
    kaytothep93 kaytothep93 18-21, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    It has been awhile since I posted. I wish I could say that I was able to stick to NC but unfortunately I can't get off this roller coaster. I know it's all up to me and I have to...
    ownomore ownomore 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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