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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

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, M 9 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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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

    Ladies I need some serious help. I'm hoping some of you have had similar issues and can give me some pointers. Background story: since I was really young I have always had stomach...
    HisNavyBaby HisNavyBaby 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    You ******* gays make me sick. Your a plaque to humanity
    youronlygal youronlygal 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Something I wrote to him, although I didn't send it. Thank you. I have a lot of things to thank you for. Thank you for showing me how to love and supposedly be "loved". Thank...
    weightingforhappiness weightingforhappiness 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I'm getting sick of this now. I will admit, I am 14, 15 in January, I am 5'4" and 13 and a half stone. This means, I am short and fat. And I am DONE with how many people call me...
    goldenlord52 goldenlord52 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    My father is severly depressed and my mom and him would fight all the time. We feared him and would tiptoe around him and up until recently if didn't understand how thIs was not...
    g369 g369 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I refuse to tell my family when I'm sick.. After 6th grade I never stayed home from school sick. In my mind, being sick is being weak & I can't let my family see my weak.. Idk why...
    mciarleglio26 mciarleglio26 18-21 1 Response Oct 5

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    When I was a little girl, like most of my friends I loved every little thing about being female, petticoats, dresses, my first bra (OMG), dressing up, shoes, makeup. My mother...
    slipgirl274 slipgirl274 61-65, F 1 Response 59 mins ago

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    my name is nathan and i learned about this site from a parent at a children's hospital support group. i have a very sick son. i am going to give a little background info to give...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    I have shared a story in "I am sick of being single" a couple of months ago. And here I am again! I'm still sick of being single. Not to boast my trumpet but I think I am a nice...
    AmyL0ve AmyL0ve 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 30

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    I have tired and tired with my husband's family. I can no longer stand them! I don't want them to be a part of my life. I have been married to my husband for almost five years and...
    tonysflame tonysflame 31-35 1 Response Oct 9

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    I am so very tired of being in physical pain!!! My neck and base of my skull feels like a sledge hammer hit me. And I know my family has to be sick of hearing me saying "my neck...
    BohoBeAchMom BohoBeAchMom 46-50, F Sep 28

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    OK..let's see...I have sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, depression, anxiety, Fibromyalgia, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, I'm overweight...which doesn't help a damn...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    Here we go again. I'm sooo tired of being soooo sick and feeling like 💩. I can't stand being like this anymore
    Experiencevisionary Experiencevisionary 13-15, M Sep 29

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    I'm sick of people who put down others to feel better about themselves. I'm sick of people who seem to make it their life's purpose to make other lives more difficult. I'm sick of...
    dontknowmylife dontknowmylife 18-21, M Oct 2

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    Yes. I hate being sick. I have a cold and I feel like ****. Ugh.
    LittleKandi LittleKandi 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    Ugh i really hate being sick 😔 I need some soup aha😊
    xoSaraPaigexo xoSaraPaigexo 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I made it through a 8 hour shift if being sick! I feel like crap tho and I'm glad I'm home gonna take a Xanax and pass out. Have a Good Friday everyone (:
    Dayday4204 Dayday4204 18-21, F Oct 10

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    I am sick and tired of being used and abused by idiots here. i can't stand it anymore and i promise myself to teach the users a lesson in the future. Beware not to mess with me.
    Violet101 Violet101 36-40, F 9 Responses Oct 12

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    I'm so tired of not being able to sleep properly and the way it makes me look and feel x
    Magdamay Magdamay 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Just got through with the flu. First time in 20 years I've ever gotten it. The flu was the worst ever. I never realized it came with such body pain and nausea. I'm going to get the...
    DizzyGreenEyes DizzyGreenEyes 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    About 5 years ago I was bombarded with numerous health issues. I was forced to retire, thoughts were by several dr.'s that I wasn't going to be around much longer. So I would have...
    Irishdaddy5 Irishdaddy5 56-60 2 days ago

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    i took Lucas out to Burger king tonight for dinner cause he was so brave while having 16 shots of medication and treatment injected into him today. while were there i see a lot of...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Messy, messy, messy! and strong odor too. I don't like any tobacco though.
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Sep 28

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    I act strong I talk big I look tough... But inside, I'm no more than a coward... weak... 'A sorry excuse for a human being' my mind keeps repeating. It's hard to live in a...
    NicoBunny6 NicoBunny6 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I am 26 and I feel as if most people within my age group ( from 21 -29) are so immature. I feel like a fish out of water. NO one understands what I am saying. Just a rare few that...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 20

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