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I Am Tired of Being Strong All the Time

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    Its so hard to live. I keep trying to stay

    strong and get through my life, but i'm starting to lose hope.
    SoulFinder85 SoulFinder85 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    Just Can'T Do It Anymore

    I've always been the rock I never cried ever. My nickname was the heartless ***** because I was both. I was ruthless I never cared I always hurt everyone around me. It was bad to get involved with me. I just want to say I'm sorry for everyone I've ever hurt. I'm trying so hard to...
    Thatgirl8654 Thatgirl8654 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    I Can't Do It!!!

    Sometimes it get so hard to be strong all the time, sometime  I just want to stop worrying about being the stronger person, and just let my weak side show a bit. But most of the time, I just show that i am strong, no matter how I am feeling on the inside. It just gets tiring...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 26, 2010

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    Because Sometimes I Just Don't Have The Energy.

    and sometimes you just need a soft place to land...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    Kclassified Kclassified 22-25, F Feb 19

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    Its Exhausting

    Sometimes it get so hard to be strong all the time, sometime I just want to stop worrying about being the stronger person, and just let my weak side show a bit. But most of the time, I just show that i am strong, no matter how I am feeling on the inside. It just gets tiring...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 2, 2012

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    Wish Someone Would Take Control

    I'm the breadwinner, have been for over 15 years.  I'm tired of it.  I wish I had a strong leader/spouse to respect and follow.
    TChic TChic 41-45, F Aug 30, 2008

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    Go To Gal

    Tired of being that person that everyone can count on. Tired of being the responsible one, even when I'm not responsible. Tired of doing everything and making every decision. And not just work or family. My extensive network of friends all see me as Ms Perfect. I have...
    Sumpin Sumpin 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2013

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    I know this feeling all to well.

    ...... I've been strong for so many years, that I want someone to reduce the necessity of being that from me. I was dating a fellow that I wanted to help me be less in control & I started w letting him drive me around and I couldn't. I couldn't relax. I white knuckled the door...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I'm Not Superwoman.

    But then, I guess I kind of dug this hole myself... Through my parents divorce, I stayed strong. Through my aunts' illness, I stayed strong. When she died, I stayed strong. When I got bullied because I'd rather read a book than do drugs, I stayed strong. When I left behind...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 8, 2008

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    A Silly Dream

    How I long for one day to not be the one everyone depends on. Its is physically and emotionally draining. For me being strong for everyone all theses years has made me an empty shell of who I once was. I am the one all my girl friends come to. I am the one all my family...
    Silver01ta Silver01ta 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    So for all the bullcrap I probably haven't

    gotten a chance write about lately. Apparently my sister has agreed to let my brother grow long as he keeps it off the property and don't tell anyone about it. I'm obviously entirely against it after the crap he put us through last time.. His priorities are he will keep the job...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    I Have Reached My End!!!!

    I have had a good outlook for my life for years it was an ongoing struggle to continue but I fear it is all for naught. I worked for years and what did I get for all my effort nothing I struggled for years now since my mom passed and all I see is pain and desperation and it's...
    RJ43 RJ43 46-50, T 7 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    audreyloves audreyloves 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Sometimes I Just Wanna Call It Quits

    Life. Sometimes I tire of it.  I tire of holding the world on my shoulders all the da*n time too.  But if I go down, if I quit, who is going to take over? That's right, no one.  So I keep on keepin on the best way I know how--just by setting myself on autopilot and...
    trixi trixi 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 1, 2008

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    I Am So Damn Tired of Being Strong All the Damn Time!

    Sometimes it get so hard to be strong all the time, sometime  I just want to stop worrying about being the stronger person, and just let my weak side show a bit. But most of the time, I just show that i am strong, no matter how I am feeling on the inside. It just gets tiring...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 22, 2009

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    So Tired...

    I have to be strong for her so she won't saw off her own arm, or give in to him in a fit of passion, because he will ultimately hurt her. I have to be strong for her as well, so she won't stop eating or exercise until she faints. Or stab so many tiny holes in my arm that she...
    Veronica4 Veronica4 18-21, F Aug 24, 2011

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    I Am Tired

    I am tired of being the "rock" I am tired of being the one to cheer everyone else up I am tired of being the leader I am tired of carrying the responsibility I am tired of being the breadwinner I am tired of having to be strong and silent I am tired  
    cuphalffull cuphalffull 46-50, M 5 Responses Mar 22, 2008

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    That moment when you realize

    that you have never once truly meant anything to anyone you've loved. Devastating.
    abrokenlittlegirl abrokenlittlegirl 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 6

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    I am tired of being strong

    and being someone to lean on all the time. Do they know I am normal person too? I am not rock although maybe I look like that for them. Being a breadwinner has never been an easy thing. They always look upon you. They see me smiling, giving joy and cheer up others. But how about...
    chocogirl87 chocogirl87 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    KarinaLin KarinaLin 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 9

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    I am a military wife.

    Over the years I have been strong and have taken care of myself and my family so that my husband could do his job without worrying about us at home But, lately it am tired of smiling and saying I am tough, I can do it! There are days when I just do not want to be strong anymore...
    SweetMae SweetMae 61-65, F 10 Responses Jan 19

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    Is it bad that i'm getting tired of fixing

    everyone's problems? It's like it's never ending. Problems after problems. Sometimes from the same friend. I really do want to help as many people as I can but I feel so tired continuously helping. Whenever I need help, none of them are there to help me so I have to pick my own...
    MysticalBlade MysticalBlade 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    Tired

    I have to be strong all the time.  I take care of everything.  I'm the mom, the dad, the repairman, the gardener, the taxi driver, the cook, the secretary, the disciplinarian - the basically everything.  I wear so many hats; I don’t even know who I am anymore...
    LadyBronte LadyBronte 46-50, F Jun 4, 2010

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    This Is Not the Whole Story

    This isn't my story really but part of what I am getting so tired of is that when my husband and I have any sort of confrontation - whether an argument/fight or an attempt at a civil discussion about our relationship, he CRIES.  It undoes me - it really does.  I am not...
    DorothyofOz DorothyofOz 41-45, F 5 Responses May 3, 2009

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    13andGay 13andGay 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 6

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    Been bullied for my whole 17 years life,

    yelled at by dad and brother, put down, cried, though to fight back but parents' respect in society did'nt let me! I am just tired of all this ****, i wanna run away but i have no one to turn to -_-
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    I think people always expect me to be the

    "strong one" and hold all of my emotions in so when i let some out they feel like I'm not acting like myself or I'm faking it. Its not always easy being who people expect you to be
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I am so miserably unhappy

    and I'm tired of having to pretend I'm ok.
    abrokenlittlegirl abrokenlittlegirl 46-50, F 10 Responses May 24

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    tuneh tuneh 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    Only Sometimes............

    Don't get me wrong, I AM a strong person, I know this. And I DON'T mind being the strong one, no I LOVE being the strong one for ppl. But sometimes I feel like "I" need that moment of weakness. To cry on someones shoulder and ask for help. But its a hard thing to...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    I Won't Run But I Can Be Tired

    I am the single mother of 3 small boys. We are all having to learn thing together that we should have already known. While I worked my former spouse stayed at home. Instead of interacting with our children he left them to do whatever they wanted. Now that I'm going through a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 5, 2011

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    Please Just Once

      All my friends admire me for being so strong.They wish they could be  single and happy like me, taking care of myself and never having to depend on someone.I have it all together, dont need a man, I can handle anything that comes my way.....   Too bad that...
    blackcat blackcat 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    Done

    I'm two steps away from walking out on everything. A week ago, I was set to do just that, but some things came up that I need to take care of. I owe people, I am expected to help certain people in my family. I'm tired of being the responsible one all the time. Can't anyone else...
    Dyssey Dyssey 70+, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    Tired Of Trying To Be Strong!!

    it started 10 years ago,moving back to Scotland after living in South Africa for 20 yrs!! one night my dad had his car hijacked at gun point!! as far as that was concerned,it was all we needed, to make us decide enough was enough, "were going back to Scotland"!! my parents...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2011

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    How Long?

    i am tired of standing tall. im sick of smiling , so people dont ask me if im okay. i am tired of being the rock in the middle of the ocean, tired of the ocean currents pushing me and pulling me. i am afraid of not being strong enough and i will be swept away. i just wonder how...
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2013

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    I'm tired of being alone

    but still having to smile. I'm tired of being the least desirable person. I just want someone to take the weight off my shoulders for me... I don't know how long I can keep on being this way.:((
    SlowlyDrifting SlowlyDrifting 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 25

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    The Pillar

    I'm the pillar for the weak, the stone for the pebbles, etc. I'm always being strong for everyone else, that one person who won't crash in the time of stress, that's me. Not only am I strong for everyone else, I'm standing strong for myself. Let me let you in on a little bit of...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 23, 2010

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    Sometimes, Its Just Too Hard....

    Sometimes it get so hard to be strong all the time, sometime  I just want to stop worrying about being the stronger person, and just let my weak side show a bit. But most of the time, I just show that i am strong, no matter how I am feeling on the inside. It just gets...
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    "I Am Tired of Being Strong All the Time"

    Sometimes it get so hard to be strong all the time, sometime  I just want to stop worrying about being the stronger person, and just let my weak side show a bit. But most of the time, I just show that i am strong, no matter how I am feeling on the inside. It just gets tiring...
    DyinToBeLoved DyinToBeLoved 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 26, 2008

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    Uuuugggghhhhhhh

    ugh. i am sick of handling everything. its hard enough dealing with all the **** that happens to my heart but .... its harder sometimes than others. I mean i just wish i could take a vacation from it all instead of dealing with it the best i can. if i was a weaker person i could...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 24, 2010

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