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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, M 9 Responses Dec 30, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I

    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'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'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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    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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    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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    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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    nightoceanbreeze nightoceanbreeze 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 3

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    Sometimes it is hard to see myself as strong, as a survivor. I am not a physical survivor but emotionally I know I have endured and prospered under a lot of terrible circumstances...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm tired from crying from cutting from being lonley from fake friends from lies from all the dramas from the pain from wishing to die from breathing from blinking from smiling and...
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    I was seeing this guy and he kept meeting up with him and having sex then I realised that he was using me, he only used to message me when he wanted to meet up and have sex now his...
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    For the past two days, I've been totally craving Caesar salad, and I've been bugging my dad. He promised that he would go to the store and buy the stuff today for dinner, my sister...
    CastleSky4067 CastleSky4067 13-15, F 1 Response 38 mins ago

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    I find that the way I feel right now is so much worse than my friends and family realize. Even interacting with them upsets me. Perhaps I am jealous... that they are happy or at...
    mimileelee mimileelee 36-40, F a week ago

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    I'm trying to be strong, but really it's not that easy.. Yeah maybe I vent on here "too much" but if you even knew the half of what was going on with my physically & emotionally...
    laneyrn laneyrn 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Children of God; It upsets me when you blame God for the misfortunes in your lives (you know who you are). I hear it all the time "well, if there is a God then why does he let all...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I am getting so sick of other people. I'm sick of being mistreated, I'm tired of fighting, I'm tired of trying to salvage relationships. I don't know what it is that I'm doing...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I have been single for a LONG time... 8 years... I've been on dates but no one is interested in dating me. I wonder what Im doing wrong... Am I not pretty? Do I have too strong...
    SummerGyrl75 SummerGyrl75 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I'm just sick and tired of it all. The feelings and being so emotionally sensitive all the time. The mood swings and not being happy for long. The stupid thoughts of you and I and...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F Mar 31

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    FavorUponYou FavorUponYou 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    I'm trying to be strong, but really it's not that easy.. Yeah maybe I vent on here "too much" but if you even knew the half of what was going on with my physically & emotionally...
    laneyrn laneyrn 18-21, F Apr 9

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    I'm trying to be strong, but really it's not that easy.. Yeah maybe I vent on here "too much" but if you even knew the half of what was going on with my physically & emotionally...
    laneyrn laneyrn 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I'm sick of just being useless completely just being a by stander I'm sick of it I'm going to change now and forever I'm going to help anyone I can I love everyone and if you have...
    Life0fTheParty Life0fTheParty 16-17, M Apr 4

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    I'm sick if being bullied of being frowned soon or being told I'm not good enough for my family... I seriously want to leave it all but I know my little sister needs me when she's...
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F Apr 8

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    I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and we love each other to bits but last June his visa ran out and he had to go back to his country I told him I would wait and that some...
    xbubblesxboo xbubblesxboo 22-25, F Apr 4

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    I love him. All of him. Right down to every single one of his so called "flaws." Sometimes, I think his imperfections might even make me love him MORE. He's a strong man, a VERY...
    BelleGold BelleGold 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Long time ago i witness a very strong girl wrestle a man at a beach fire. The very strong girl started to wrestle this man after being challenged by this man? And this man was...
    jon2403 jon2403 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I've been sick for two days and I'm done with it :((((
    iflipppppp iflipppppp 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I'm sick and tired of feeling like crap every single day. I'm sick and tired of being alive. I hate this feeling and it never, never goes away.
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    My name is Trisha I'm going to begin by saying the life I chose has had its up's and downs, rewards, penalties, and mine not much different from many of yours. Honestly if I had...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 1 Response Apr 3

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    I m so crew helmed by work. I work so much over time for 3 years that I am serious lack of sleep and have drained out all my energy. I look so sick and tired that everyone in the...
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I just left my new job because I'm sick. No, I don't regret it because the customers and my coworkers don't deserve to have a sick girl serving them. But it makes me feel guilty. I...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Why is it that people flirt and hit on me but then I say my feelings and end up hurt. What is it about me that people don't like. I've been trying to figure it out for years and I...
    nicolecote nicolecote 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Once upon a time there was a little girl. She was somewhat tomboyish -- she liked snakes, sticks, and mud and only wore dresses for really formal occasions. She was a happy kid...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F Mar 23

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    It is what it is. I am sick of being single. pretty much all throughout high school i pretty much never had a girlfriend. at least longer than two weeks in 4 years. I wasnt really...
    ouslecas0 ouslecas0 18-21, M Mar 25

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    FavorUponYou FavorUponYou 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I hate being in pain... It makes me feel sad and alone. I have poor tolerance in pain... And I hate it even more... When I am sick and weak, I just think that physical pain is just...
    graceyflux graceyflux 26-30, F Mar 29

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    I honestly don't know what I'm doing wrong, I can't believe I live in a country where being nice and respectful to girls has become frowned upon in the dating scene. I'm so sick of...
    Aaron91 Aaron91 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 2

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