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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 174 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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'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

    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I´m a housewife who got stronger than my hubby by using his weightset when he is at work. everything changed after i realised what fun it is to be the stronger spouse, Once i...
    CarlaMaria CarlaMaria 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    I can't take it sometimes 😪
    Crownthequeen Crownthequeen 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    i am so done with having friends. I learn that i dont have to have many friends. and i feel that yes audrey is the one friend i need, yeah, i hope. I am so sick being 'okay' to...
    Rascalex Rascalex 16-17, F Aug 7

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    i am so done with having friends. I learn that i dont have to have many friends. and i feel that yes audrey is the one friend i need, yeah, i hope. I am so sick being 'okay' to...
    Rascalex Rascalex 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    [You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.] Would you hold my hand If I saw you in heaven? Would you help me stand If I saw you in heaven...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F Aug 11

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    you might think of being religiously inclined as a good thing or a bad thing, but you must know the images associated with it - attending church, receiving warm smiles, getting...
    doubtingmind doubtingmind 22-25, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My story is that I have a sickness inside that I don't know how to make go away. It's hard to define this sickness other than a pervading poison that is eating me from the inside...
    Shellybelle Shellybelle 41-45, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I don't get sick, dammit! This is not ok with me. Also could be that I just quit smoking after accidentally chain smoking over the weekend. Bah!
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    I think this doesn't really happen to me anymore.. Which is.. Thank god! I remember when i was in junior high school, i got nervous cuz i gotta do a presentation in front of the...
    JamesLindberg JamesLindberg 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    I am so sick of my parents at times I just want to GTFO and live on my own, but am not of legal age to do so and Evan if I was I don't have a dime to my name and condo leases and...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm sick and tired of having to play the role of a mother instead of just being a child. I'm sick of all the responsibility I'm sick and tired of people who use me. I'm sick...
    WelcomeTheSilence WelcomeTheSilence 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    If everyone shared the lessons and knowledge of their lives, we could learn so much from each other, and there would be more empathy and less strife. Here are some of the wisdom...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 7 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Literally. I'm sick and tired all the time. And depressed and sad. My family always makes me feel bad I suppose not on purpose but it's just non stop. Last year I got really...
    sbell08 sbell08 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I friggin hate being sick. Just started last night with a stuffy nose & today I've been sneezing all day & my throat hurt a little now I keep feeling the urge to sneeze & my throat...
    ForeverYoung09 ForeverYoung09 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I hate being sick! Ughh! And it's soo cold outside :P that had nothing to do with me being sick but ya I hate being sick!
    Sprinklesnstuff Sprinklesnstuff 13-15, M Aug 23

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    Here I am again, in pain and grief. Have come back to this platform to share my feelings. While writing this experience, I realized that how much I depend on this platform, which...
    ProudToBeGirl ProudToBeGirl 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I'm 22 years old and bipolar. When I was in senior high school i get my bipolar so bad. I hate my society, human and everything seem sick. I hate talking with other people and I...
    creepgirls creepgirls 18-21 Aug 6

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    Since my first girlfriend, I have never dated a woman who wasn't stronger than me. I am 5-1, everyone is already stronger and taller, but these girls are all way taller and...
    Carlsoncarly Carlsoncarly 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    It was a rainy day and I woke up feeling like ****. My tummy was aching like crazy and I was dizzy. I was to weak to even get out of bed. "Muum" I groaned. "Muuuuuumm!!" I couldn't...
    GingaJustice GingaJustice 13-15, M Aug 17

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    The sun is beating down overhead. I'm outside, shirtless. I'm about 6 foot, squatting in a pair of blue jeans, listening intently. I hear a rustling. They are getting hungry. I...
    Based4ever Based4ever 13-15, M Aug 14

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    I hate it, and i know this sounds crazy, but i hate missing school and staying in bed, almost more than i hate the actual symptoms. Dad told me this morning i wasn't allowed to go...
    bridgetdarcy998 bridgetdarcy998 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I was lied to every day for four years. He lied about being married to another woman and it's only this last week he has come clean about it. I feel used and also like I've been...
    Mimimanxcat Mimimanxcat 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 24

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    I am sick and tired of everything. I am tired of my parents always blaming me for every wrong thing my sister does. I'm tired of being judged. I'm tired of feeling lonely and...
    wherehorizonsmeet wherehorizonsmeet 16-17, F Aug 3

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    A women gave me great advice today and I really appreciate it!! Today was a bad day for me because I was sick all day earlier and my sister came over to get my kids because I...
    cherrikisses22 cherrikisses22 22-25 1 Response Aug 16

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    I usually do get sick in December. I've been good about not getting sick at all this year (the secret is hot water, apple cider vinegar, and honey). Hopefully I'll be able to stay...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Aug 16

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    I'm done. With everything. I keep wishing for the day I'll die, but it just doesn't seem to happen. Probably has something to do with me, because I'm a failure who can't get...
    jennamarie210 jennamarie210 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 24