I Am Always Pretending to Be Strong

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    I'm Not Strong...i'm Just Surviving

    I've always prided myself on being strong physically and even emotionally in the sense that I could "save everyone" I always seem to get myself involved in other peoples problems and try to help them any way I can. I guess thats just part of my caring, protective nature. When...
    AdamFTM AdamFTM
    22-25, T
    1 Response May 7, 2010

    I'm So Weak... Really I Am!

    Everyone comes to me for advice and I have what they need, but me... I feel useless most days. I do for everyone, but myself... I mean to, but I just never get around to really doing it! I cry all the time... not where everyone sees me... I cry in the shower... the post office...
    Mammy Mammy
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Apr 2, 2008

    And Parts Of Me Are Strong....

    but other parts are weak... Sometimes the weaker parts are soooo weak...that all the strength of the strong parts of me are not always strong... enough...
    deleted66 deleted66
    41-45, F
    May 7, 2010

    The Warrior Is a Child

    Almost all of my friends asked for  my help and advise,they always thought that  i am good in solving problems. Well,they just don't know that sometimes i am just pretending to be strong so that they will be strong also. I will give them the courage and the benefit of...
    funtasia funtasia
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2008


    I am always trying to be so strong. I am always wearing a mask, and acting like I am fine. I am not wanting others to know just how weak that I am feeling, and how bad I just want to throw it all in and breakdown, btu I know I am not allowed to do that, and I know that I have to...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 18, 2010

    I'm Not Really Strong

    Ever since I was little I always saw those around me put up fronts which I confused for stregth.  So when 3 traumatic situations hit me in the course of 2 years I acted as if I was okay when I really wasn't. It has taken me many years to realize that I don't have to be...
    godismystregnth godismystregnth
    1 Response Nov 8, 2008

    Always Pretending Im Strong!!

     especially since my dad passed away nearly 4 years ago, i have had to try hard to be strong for my mom, as she has been really down and depressed, but im not really strong, and sometimes when im on my own, i brake down, and become sad, but i tend to get over it pretty...
    cowshed123 cowshed123
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Feb 1, 2010

    All the time. I have got very good at blocking

    things out and focusing on work or drinking alcohol to numb myself. I feel like my family are disappointed in me and don't feel close to/have a relationship with any of them, I have little in the way of friends and have been let down badly by those I have let in. I am also...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 17, 2014

    To Stay Hidden

    To Hide your weakness to Save your insanity, Breaks you more. To be afraid to show your not as strong as you lead on because your afraid someone will try and tell you ,your crazy. It's not an Illusion it's not a Joy. So I have stopped when I am not feeling strong enough for...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 2, 2008

    Admitting I Am Not Strong Doesn't Make Me Weak.

    It doesn't surprise me to see all the stories were written by females. Most of the men are so pretending that they won't say they are not really strong, even on the Internet where nobody knows nobody. To be not against the law of nature that no girls would like a weak man, let...
    dashen dashen
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2008
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