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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 182 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 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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    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sometimes it's hard to hold it all in. But in a dysfunctional family. It's better that way it seems. Safer. Especially after someone dies. They all act like a bunch of robots.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F a week ago

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    Being strong is all I've ever known I'm in a wheelchair I was born like it I just got sick loooong story but anyway I got my first wheelchair when I turned 4 I even took the...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Being strong is nice I suppose it helps build up resistance but its a really hard thing to do! Its weird because I'm just now realizing it. Can't stop now because its a habbit xD...
    axd21 axd21 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    The problem with being strong is that you become too strong
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    It has been almost four years now. I fight myself not to be jaded and cynical about.the.idea of being in a good relationship. All I want is trust, but.that is a rare thing. I am...
    chaotica1973 chaotica1973 41-45, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I am on a diet.(no I didn't find it on the internet,doctor gave me) and I am doing exercise.I started to lose weight.But this diet has 1000calories(because I am 15, they said it'll...
    ughjustfiveminutesmore ughjustfiveminutesmore 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I thought I'd make another post about being a member at a methadone clinic... Well, I have been a patient since October of 2012, so quite a while now. Anyway, this is really my...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I donate to both parties equally as a business owner. I feel thats important. On Saturday, in anticipation of an event on Sunday I was invited to a small luncheon. They were...
    drooniedat drooniedat 36-40, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I have some health concerns. Mostly with thyroid and blood also may have cancer again. My whole life I have struggled with one thing or another. I am actually embarrassed about it...
    BrokenWander BrokenWander 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    This story make sick I wanna tie lady in story to tree and live her there! http://6abc.com/news/mother-of-abandoned-quadriplegic-man-in-custody/672611/
    Lezsoccermom75 Lezsoccermom75 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm looking for something that starts online and possibly progresses from there. I'm naughty and I know I need someone who will keep me under control, but I also want someone who...
    sa3r1na sa3r1na 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I am a very healthy person but ever since I was little and mostly after I started school and I started getting anxiety, nervousness and was worrying all the time, is when I started...
    Canadianchick94 Canadianchick94 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 7

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    ....I can't stand it anymore..... Why i can't meet a right man? Hopeless in this country. While i'm watching a movie,i'm wondering the day that someone hold me tight and love...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Besides the obvious reasons why I hate being sick, I also hate how my dad gets when I get sick. Take today for example. I'm sick, so I didn't go to work today, but even when I was...
    AgentSean AgentSean 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Just waiting , is hard an knowing if he's ok .. We get a few moments here an there a day which hard , can I keep going .. Thinking to myself an I get a message that's he's ok even...
    Hillary1160 Hillary1160 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    It's been such a long time since I have been on here. One of the reasons is because I live in chronic pain 24/7. I knew I wouldn't get better and that eventually, I would get worse...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F Apr 4

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    It's been such a long time since I have been on here. One of the reasons is because I live in chronic pain 24/7. I knew I wouldn't get better and that eventually, I would get worse...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    When I was 4 years old, my parents separated. my dad was an alcoholic, he used to beat my mom everyday. We moved out to Plymouth and got an apartment until we could get back on our...
    amberbell1001 amberbell1001 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    My psychologist and me get along, but he's extremely judgemental and really gets on my nerves at times and is seriously such an a**hole. The other day, I told him about me wanting...
    MegaManZero97 MegaManZero97 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    You're so concerned that I can feel your concern and it concerns me. You're too concerned. I don't want to be that way, but I know I am. I want to be a calm voice of reason, but I...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I am sick. Again. I've been off and on sick for the last couple of months. Like the last time I was sick, I was sick for 2 weeks, then I was fine for a week, and I'm getting sick...