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I Am Sick of Being Strong

For those of us who have amazing inner strength, but want to find someone to lean on once in awhile 169 People

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    Am honestly so tired of people telling me to be strong . My energy for that is gone, I'm am getting psychically sick from the stress people put on me . And recently I've become very sick with a bad cough now they have me on a tone of medicine and waiting for test results to come...
    morganx97 morganx97 16-17, F Nov 14, 2013

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    I'm Tired of Always Being the Strong One.

     ~ I was the strong one for my ex. I took on his bills, the stress, his moods, everything. I'm still the strong one for momma & my grandparents. I have to show that I can take things in stride or they "worry" which just adds more stress. I am so DAMN tired...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30, 2009

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    Sometimes...

    people see how strong i am and they are happy to lean on me, and that's fine... sometimes.... but then... who do I lean on when they see how strong i am and automatically think that i never fail and never need anyone else?!?that's not true.  I need to leave someone else in...
    ElvenLady ElvenLady 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    No One Sees the Softness of My Steel.

    This story is definitely going to sound angry compared to my other writings on here, but this is how I am feeling right now and I know EP is a great place to get it all out. I am so sick of being told I am strong.  What does "strong" mean? That I hold up...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 10 Responses Jan 2, 2008

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    Sometimes I Feel Like Taking A baseball Bat And Hitting All The Unwanteds Out Of My Life!

    It gets so overwhelming at times. Keeping a happy face is what the society invariably expects us to do. Does anyone care what the person might be actually suffering? My family's a mess, i am tired of taking **** in relationships and the way too much work load is burning the life...
    frootiee frootiee 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2011

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    More And More So Lately

    i just...it's all so pointless.  why put on the act?  why act happy when i'm really not?  why pull myself together when i'd rather just fall apart for a while?  i don't want my life to always be this way.  honestly, my daughter is the only reason i get...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2010

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    Strong

    I am always getting told I strong I am sometimes I believe it sometimes I don't I want to thank. My Ep family for believing in me I show you the side of me I can't show my real family my mom gets really sad when she thinks I'm suffering I guess that's why I hide in my bedroom a...
    TheDevilsOwn TheDevilsOwn 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 16, 2011

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    I've been let down so many times in my life that

    now when stuff happens to me where I have to move and and get on with my life I don't have a problem but everyone around me knows I'm like that and if they chase me I don't answer and I ignore them because i protect myself and be strong but I'm tired of it ... I wanna feel...
    Liveandlovefree Liveandlovefree 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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    Surrogacy?

    Hi every one, this is my first post so i hope it is ok, i'm hoping for discussions and opinions. OK, well i'm 18 and a half and i am a proud lesbian. i have a group of gay friends and we're all pretty close. and i love them all! I was sitting in our local bar on sunday...
    SKatie11 SKatie11 18-21 Mar 9, 2011

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    Isn't There Someone Out There Who Is Worthy of My Trust?

    I have always had inner strength.  Since I was little, I had confidence in myself.  I knew I didn't have all the answers, but I was still confident in the fact that I knew I didn't need to know everything! My parents divorced when I was 10, and I was strong enough to...
    Bella724 Bella724 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2007

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    I'm Sick of Being Strong, Too

    I've never shared my story with anyone before.   When I was six my first grade teacher was a monster.   She would slap me around, accuse me of lying constantly, she'd lock me in the closet and she told me that I was evil and my parents didn't love me. ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 1, 2008

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    When Do I Get To...

    Lean on and rely on someone else? For those playing the home game, I was abused as a child. My dad took pleasure in beating me, and my mom said that she wished she had an abortion on me. When I turned 18, I was turned out of my home without a place to go. I was lucky to be able...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 9 Responses Dec 30, 2007

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    I Can't Be There For Everyone

    I have been the one in my family who is always the strong one, always the one to lean on, always the one to look up to. Well this time just this one time I wish I wasn't that one person. I am very sick, I have 2 wonderful babies, being a single mother is difficult enough, now to...
    confusedBUTneverLOST confusedBUTneverLOST 22-25, F Nov 26, 2011

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    I'm tired of being strong.

    I'm tired of holding it back. I'm tired of putting on a false front. I want to scream my heart out. I want to break walls. I want to rip my hair out. I don't want to feel so conflicted. I'm just so sick of being good. I want to be bad.
    Tayns2010 Tayns2010 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    All Aboard!!

    The train is leaving the station and I want to hop on so badly..  I have an 12 y/o unstable bi -polar son who just can't seem to get it right.  I'm so tired of being patient and loving but I know it's now that he needs me the most..   It's so difficult to...
    Sabrina0202 Sabrina0202 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2008

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    I Can't Do It

    I am always strong, When im upset I dont say anything, when im hurting I dont say anything... I dont wanna upset other people, and people always seek me out for advice, and I love being there for my friends and family... but damnit, I feel like breaking down, just wish I had...
    discreetlyme91 discreetlyme91 22-25 2 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    In My Mothers Image

    She always wants me to stand up and be the toughest. But what if I am not her and I am not made to be rough. at school my life crumples and my mother knows this but apparently thats not enough. Why don't you yell back? Teach them a lesson or don't even listen. I cant be like her...
    cookie285 cookie285 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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    Heloo :)))

    All the stories i've read just now were sad ( well i wasnt looking for anything happy though so its fine..)and i kindda got tired of it so i'm writing a weird one right now.Please, i you find it at anyway random and doesnt make any sense then stop and go away.I've been known for...
    doodlesareawesome doodlesareawesome 13-15 Oct 12, 2011

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    So Tired

    I am very strong.  This is not news.  But blast it, even strong people get tired!  I've slammed into my limit, I don't think I can take much more.  I want to let someone else carry these burdens for a while.Problem is that I haven't got anyone I can hand them off to.  I'm...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Aug 27, 2011

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    First To Find Out

    The other day I noticed a trend in my life: I always have to figure things out in life on my own. I went into public school after nine years of private Christian school without anyone to help me ease into the transition. I didn't necessarily need the help, because I'm good with...
    HazelnutEyes HazelnutEyes 18-21 1 Response Mar 5, 2013

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    Stay Strong

    Everyone signed up for this group for a reason. We are the pillars of strength. The people God or whoever you believe in set out on the planet to assist others. But we get sick of it. I know I WAS. In just my short teenage life, I have pulled people from the darkness of their...
    SoloHD SoloHD 18-21, M Jan 18, 2013

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    Im Always Holding Back For Them

    i never hated my siblings or my mother for this its just what i do for them. i let everyone inside and outside of my family take a piece of me i allowed them to cry on my shoulder....or whatever. Their problems always came first and its not like i have two siblings no i am the...
    Anicia47 Anicia47 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2012

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    I'm Giving Up This Time...

    All my short, pathetic life I have been forced to be strong. My parents constantly convincing me that having emotions is wrong, and now this has lead me to have several emotional problems on my own. I am still forced to be strong while I'm dying inside, every day while I drown in...
    YourDisasterInEverAfter YourDisasterInEverAfter 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    I've Always Had This Strength About Me

    The strength is kind of an illusion.. I'm strong because I think I have to be not because I want to be. I've come to know that My "strength" is fear based. it's kind of a stubborn/foolish pride kind of strength too, I'll admit it. I know it's not something to boast about, but I'm...
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F Aug 28, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I think people always expect me to be the "strong one" and hold all of my emotions in so when i let some out they feel like I'm not acting like myself or I'm faking it. Its not...
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I know this feeling all to well....... I've been strong for so many years, that I want someone to reduce the necessity of being that from me. I was dating a fellow that I wanted...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    It's so hard trying to be strong for yourself when people look up to you. Make sense?
    klarkef klarkef 18-21, F Jul 9

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    Been strong so ling its hard to cry anymore. I bottle a lot inside so no one has to feel what I've felt. I'd rather make you happy, because when your happy it makes me happy :)
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I'm tired of having these feelings inside of me I hate waking up every morning with like this I hate being so mixed up in my brain that I am truly scared of losing my sanity I...
    BrookeDuchanne16 BrookeDuchanne16 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I shouldn't have to try this hard with my 'friends'. 😔🙍💔
    audreyloves audreyloves 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I've been hurt so many times
    aldn aldn 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    The harder I try, the harder I fail.
    amandaceline18 amandaceline18 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Im tired of being strong for everyone. Im tired of holding it all together and no one letting me be weak and shield me. Why wont the very people i do this for return the favor?! Im...
    RogueBarroness RogueBarroness 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I am stronger because of all I've been through... I was 16 when everything happened. It all seemed to snowball honestly. I had been home sick with the flu. I was staying at my...
    Ginnty Ginnty 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I'm fourteen years old and a freshman in highschool. I strongly dislike being black. I wish I was born white. I constantly try to mimick white people with fake hair and dying my...
    niamcmillan niamcmillan 13-15, F 8 Responses Jul 5

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    I am a ski racer ( downhill ski racing like you have probably seen on the olympics) . I like many ski racers spend their summers at Mt.Hood, Oregon. In 2009 I was a happy and...
    Snowtiger4 Snowtiger4 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Everyday is a battle. But everyday, he is all I think about. And everyday, I fall more in love with him. Whether we are able to talk or just give a quick hello, he is my world. I...
    BrokenPhoenixx BrokenPhoenixx 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate being sick. 3 rd straight week of being sick. I was feeling better. But now sore throat again. Orange juice, orange sherbet on my way
    SummerLove16 SummerLove16 16-17, F Jun 24

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    I honestly am...... i am sick of all the drama that comes with women, all their oversensitiveness to the 'truth' all the up and down with their moods all their different signals...
    EternalOptomist31 EternalOptomist31 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Really not liking feeling sick all the time. It's like only 2 or three days I actually feel great. Most of my life I get horribly nauseous and get sick. I'm mostly bed ridden...
    SpilledTea SpilledTea 18-21, F Jul 7

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    What else is there to say!? Sick of waking up in this big bed alone, sick of nothing but work, volunteering, sleep repeat. Sick of talking to my cat.
    Drtyhairy Drtyhairy 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Since January I've been very sick constantly, and it's very annoying. This includes new found fainting problems, vomiting a lot and worse. Being sick all the time really drains me...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Im not sick of being single. I am just sick of falling for the wrong girls. Lol. I end up passing on the good ones because im focused on the baddies. I mean im good looking, have...
    sosevere sosevere 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I really hate being sick. I have been sick since Thursday night. The other night I was rushed to ER they gave a shot and some antibiotics. To yesterday afternoon I was on EP...
    SummerLove16 SummerLove16 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have been married for 20 years to someone I love very much. When we met my stepsons were 17 and 15. My daughter's were 4 and 7. The boys lived with their mother and I never...
    pshick pshick 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    When I was around 12 years old, I started losing my hair. I had gorgeous locks....long....thick....dirty blonde hair. My mom was beside herself because she was not only worried...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 9 Responses Jul 14

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    This could be triggering to anyone with experiences of sexual or domestic abuse. My life has not been easy. In 2012, I discovered that I was sexually abused as a child. I have no...
    LucellaLuna LucellaLuna 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am sick of the bull sh*t in the world. I am over the drama the people treated unfairly, the people who get everything and say its because of hard work;BULL, its call Privilege...
    KassieLola KassieLola 31-35, F Jun 28

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    I'm taking this to a health standpoint. I hate that everyone around me is cold in 75 degree air conditioning and I am sweating. I carry 65 extra pounds and have not done a single...
    taytertot66 taytertot66 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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