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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

    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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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    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'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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am a strong person but every now and then I also need someone to take my hand and say everything will be alright.
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Do you know what it's like to not know what's happening? Have you ever felt the pain of not feeling anything at all? I'm tired of all the "cuttings bad it'll kill you" statements...
    PrettyUglyPeople PrettyUglyPeople 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    The worst part about being strong is that no one ever asks if you're okay
    xderailedfatalitiesx xderailedfatalitiesx 18-21, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    why is ok for men to come in your life and make you feel special. . cook you breakfast nd massage you nd make you laugh just for them to play house when your over at their house...
    gobacklike4thgrade gobacklike4thgrade 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I don't think I'm stronger because of all the things I've been through, I know I'm stronger because of the attitude I chose to have while going through. I'll share a secret...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I'm sure you don't care, but i'll tell you anyway. I suffer from chronic pain and digestive issues. Basicially an Autoimmune disease. It controls my life. I am not well enough to...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Listen, I am not saying that slavery wasn't bad, because it was. It was a horrible time in history. I am currently learning about slavery in school, and I have learned a lot, but...
    lifeislife12 lifeislife12 13-15, F 19 hrs ago

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    WHY? I'm 23, to explain my story, I nearly got kicked out of college this time last year for innapropriate behaviour which in my eyes was like getting the death scentence for...
    hawaii50n1fan hawaii50n1fan 18-21, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'm independent but I'm not a woman. I joined this group to write a post about my lover. While it's true I'm independent, she, I believe is more so. We seldom are different from...
    Bound2You Bound2You 18-21, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Did I do something wrong? I chose Nate and he knows I'm in love with him SO WHAT DID I DO WRONG? All I did was invite naomi and Chris to the amusement park with us and for some...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    One Should Never Forget I believe that to tell someone to forget about the past is really bad advice. To forget only leads to repeating failed judgements. We shouldn't dwell on the...
    Goldenfairy Goldenfairy 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    I'm Sick boooooooo I hate it
    TimePrincess TimePrincess 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    I think I'm sick): ): got a cold and headache
    Sadfate Sadfate 18-21, F 35 mins ago

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    My life went on, every difficulty I faced, I tried to prove to be stronger. On the outside, I looked happy and my life seemed easy going to others. On the inside, I was struggling...
    mewmy mewmy 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    There is nothing harder than battling yourself. Everyone around tells you attempts to make you feel better, whether it's actually sincere or not doesn't really matter. I hate being...
    MathyEm MathyEm 18-21, F Jan 11

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    I'm tired all the time. It's dragging me down now and I'm fed up with it. I also get gas and feel genuinely ill a lot too. It feels as if the toxicity is moving down over a few...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I don't really feel emotional pain anymore, I don't think. when something hurts I feel this wave of.. I'm not sure.. grief? maybe torment? it ripples across me. I get chills and it...
    CrimMonroe CrimMonroe 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    False. Depression and selfishness go hand in hand. Withdrawing from the world hurts the people we love. What is more selfish than wallowing in self-pity? Most of us want to...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 3

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    I was in a car accident recently. I've been home for two days now and I have strong flu symptoms. Worst part is I don't know if I actually have the flu or if this means my...
    velvetskies velvetskies 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    I'm sick of always messing things up when everything seems to be going good. I'm sick of having to be the one that lets his loved ones down. I'm sick of seeing my friends get...
    Johnnyky Johnnyky 18-21 Jan 11

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    I feel like NO ONE gets it, There are so many of us dealing with health issues and since no two people are the same no two issues are the same.... Sure they can be dealing with the...
    LoveWhitz LoveWhitz 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    How can I be strong today it is the last time I get to see my daddy I know it isn't him laying there I know he is in a better place I know he is at peace but that doesn't make it...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    I just need to vent. I am feeling frustrated and stressed out. I'm trying not to be, but I don't really know if it's working. My family has had it so incredibly rough, we just can...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 43 Responses Jan 13

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    Actually, I love being sick..but not before presenting project on Thursday... help..help.. I am sick. I like 2million attentions when I am sick lol. Oh dear..poor me
    SwanLake78 SwanLake78 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yea it sucks to not have anyone text or call me but it does feel good that I don't have the wrong people texting and calling me. Being sick of being single makes me realize that I...
    alostone alostone 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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