I Am Tired of Being Strong All the Time

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 619 People

    tuneh tuneh
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2014

    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

    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, 2014

    I have to be strong the all time - no matter

    how I am feeling inside. Sometimes I just wish I could lean my head on someone´s shoulder and could be just a little bit weak. But I have to take the responsiblity for all and everybody, every day I am struggling. I am feeling like a soldier in the battle, being hard...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 2

    the tears behind closed doors,

    the heartache in the middle of the lonely night, the fake smile and brave face i have to put on to face the world - i am tired. being the "bigger" person all the time, swallowing my words and pride, lowering expectations and receiving less than i deserve - i am tired. waiting...
    photophobia photophobia
    36-40, F
    Oct 25, 2015

    Because Sometimes I Just Don't Have The Energy.

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

    someone whom i loved has shown me wat is my

    worth for him n wat he is. he has done a big crime has tapped my phone n listens to all conversations. Also wherever i go my location is tracked. he has made me a criminal. i am in pain and feel helpless.
    anapri anapri
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

    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

    Sometimes it's hard to hold it all in.

    But in a dysfunctional family. It's better that way it seems. Safer. Especially after someone dies. They all act like a bunch of robots.
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    Apr 13, 2015

    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.:((
    existJenna existJenna
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2014
    13andGay 13andGay
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2014

    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
    36-40, M
    1 Response Aug 24, 2011
    Karinas2 Karinas2
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2014

    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
    Kclassified Kclassified
    22-25, F
    Feb 19, 2014

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Jan 19, 2014

    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 sometimes. Always having to be strong can be...
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2009

    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

    I am an overthinker. Overthink with the things

    or people that i care the most. And for now, i overthink with him. my boyfriend (i guess). he never ask me to be his girlfriend but he thinks that we already in a relationship. so, am i his girlfriend? we are from different country. we met from online. i dont know why i feel...
    ochamr ochamr
    18-21, F
    May 10, 2015

    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, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Aug 5, 2011
    audreyloves audreyloves
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 12, 2014

    I'm tired. Not as in sleepy,

    but seriously tired. Tired of having to be strong when I'm actually feeling weak inside. When I'm down, I have no one shoulders to lean on to. No one ask how I'm doing. People either want to be fake, one-sided, nosy so they can gossip, or just not there. And I'm tired... Tired...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 19, 2014

    "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

    I had to be there for my sisters.

    Mom was abusive and dad was actively avoiding her at all costs. I had to be string for them, take their abuse so she would not dish it out on them. Spanking a 2 year old with a 2x4 because it is the closest thing you can use as a weapon, is NOT ever ok! Being the only one...
    teadiva teadiva
    31-35, F
    May 7, 2015

    Nothing can be worse

    than crying yourself to sleep.
    audreyloves audreyloves
    22-25, F
    Mar 23

    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

    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

    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

    Nothing can be worse

    than your dad being the only man in your life and you can't even trust him.
    audreyloves audreyloves
    22-25, F
    Mar 23

    i've been looking for this one

    since i've joined here! ''stay positive'' ''be strong'' ''head up and keep fighting,you can do it'' bunch of people telling you this. you know what you have to do,tho but you need time and space i am like oh i know!i just need brake! sometimes we need time being weak or crying...
    juryandrews juryandrews
    31-35, F
    Dec 15, 2014

    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

    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

    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. Cutting doesn't kill you. The things that make you cut kill you.
    PrettyUglyPeople PrettyUglyPeople
    16-17, F
    Jan 21, 2015

    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, 2014

    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...
    TigersEyeAndTurquoise TigersEyeAndTurquoise
    70+, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2013

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2014
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