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I Am Tired of Being Strong All the Time

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    Why Do I Feel the Need to Be Superwoman?

    Why do I feel the need to be superwoman?  Why can't I just reach out and say help me? MY best friend was online tonight (sorta he was logged on through his phone), we've had a hard time catching each other lately, I am really tired tonight and kinda out of it, so I told him...
    littleroo littleroo 26-30, F Jan 20, 2009

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    I crossed a self created boundary line today.

    It is not a line dividing good and evil but perhaps dividing right and pleasant! The frail emotional fool that I am, I let myself go today! I went for pleasant knowing fully well it will bring nothing but misery(forgive the oxymoron...unintended!). But I am tired of being strong...
    nightoceanbreeze nightoceanbreeze 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 3

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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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    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 Had the Hardest Time....

    I've been having the hardest time lately.... I feel like I have to be strong for others, and honestly, it's emotionally draining. I can only handle so much. It's like when my older brother Jamie died. I was extremely strong for both my mom and my little brother. It was the...
    lizzieprincess1 lizzieprincess1 26-30, F 3 Responses May 1, 2008

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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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    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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    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 Can Do This!

    Some little voice has always told me that I can do it. That I have the ability to withstand any experience without showing emotion...that I'm strong enough, responsible enough, independent enough, to get through it all on my own. But am I? I started asking myself in high school...
    musicbooty musicbooty 22-25 Apr 26, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    Im So Sick Of Hearing.. "it'll Be Fine, You're Tough, You Can Handle It"...

    I am so tired of bein strong. I want to fall and just hit bottom and not get up for once. Why is it that the stronger you are the more you have to have that strength tested? Im tired of having to struggle and getting **** on just because I can handle it. If i give in to my...
    tinico731 tinico731 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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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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    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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    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 56-60, F 8 Responses Jan 19

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    Yes!

    I'm tired of being strong and tired of trying to handel everything on my own.  I'm tired of pretending I am ok when I am not.  I am dealing with so much right now. I'm stuck at a job I am so unhappy at.  I got rejected from every graduate school I applied too...
    littleroo littleroo 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Mar 14

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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.:((
    TheAngelJenna TheAngelJenna 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    Tired

    I'm constantly the bearer to my friends. Although one out of 3 of them treat me like crap. They come to me constantly for advice and I just can't take it any more. I know I'm the type of person to hide my emotions but I need me time. I need time to get me together...
    HurtS0uLL HurtS0uLL 16-17, F Apr 28, 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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    "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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    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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    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 41-45, T 7 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    Sick and Tired

    of playing stupid mind games with certain people, smiling when I want to cry, showing indifference when I care... and pretending I'm so happy!!! Don't tell me I have to be strong...
    EstellaDunH EstellaDunH 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2008

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    Kclassified Kclassified 22-25, F Feb 19

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 Dont Have a Bulletproof Vest.

    My body and soul are worn.  Sometimes it hard to breathe and I feel like I might suffocate. When I was little, a neighbor thought he was going to have a little fun with me...it wasnt so much fun. I didnt say a work to anyone, I mean why should I?  20 years later, who is...
    tataroth tataroth 22-25, F 1 Response May 29, 2008

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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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    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 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    Dealing With Bipolar Mania

    I have a son who has been living the roller coaster life of bipolar for a number of years.  Only in the past week has he been diagnosed.  I have spent the last 5 years trying to help him while he moved from one job to another with gaps of a few months between each one...
    weareonespirit weareonespirit 51-55, F 11 Responses Apr 11, 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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    It's Old Hat to Me

    Being strong is something I've always been forced to be, whether I wanted to or not. My childhood was difficult, and I felt like a lot of times I had to "suck things up," act like the parent, or deal with everyone else's problems. I had no choice but to be strong...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F Jan 31, 2008

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    I don't know I hate this world you know? it sucks feeling tired of life when your only 16 I tell myself , "man your barely living" ... my mistakes and pain may not me compared to...
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    At Work. At Home. Even back in school. I have come to deeply detest some people :(
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    I suppose I should start with mine.... Pulp Fiction, It's a Wonderful Life, Ice Cold in Alex, The Jungle Book and Jackie Brown.
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    I texted you today and told you I have been thinking about you alot the past couple days. The fact of the matter is, which I didn't tell you, is that you are my first waking...
    playedlikeafool playedlikeafool 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    They make me cream in my panties haha I listen to them forever and hope to meet them <3 dear Maria is my fav song ever
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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...
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    It's all just pain... I'm so tired pretending.. I'm so tired holding on to someone I can't really have. I'm tired of being all alone. I'm tired of feeling all these feelings...
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    I am here to tell you about me, my vision and my reality. I'm looking for three women and two men to join me in leaving society. Leaving it all behind and building a community of...
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