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I Am Tough

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    How Am I? - A Lot of people off late have asked me “How are you?”. A Lot of them have offered help and courage in one way or the other and I am thankful. But, it got me...
    rohitmac rohitmac 31-35, M Oct 6, 2013

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    Supposedly... The last week has been difficult to say the least. I have had pain for 6 months, on and off, but last Thursday i woke up in agony, there is no other word for it, i...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    But Soft - I might be a fierce lion, but I know how to put the claws away and become a gentle kitty!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 13, 2011

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    Aww....I am all girl but when push comes down to shove I can steel myself to do absolutely anything that I feel needs to be done. Nobody ever guesses until the time comes though...
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    8th grade. Queen of the middle school. Not on top, but everyone knows her. High fives down the hall, hugs the younger kids. Does what she wants. The trend setter. The spunky one...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I come across as a very strong person, just because I don't show my emotion in front of the people, as well as I am very honest in my opinions. Many people thinks that they can say...
    domipl domipl 31-35, F Mar 27

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    my best friend isn't perfect but nor is I. I am a mess but he sees me for whatever good is in me. I wont leaves him because overall he is a good person. ik he is going through a...
    MidnightRave MidnightRave 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    The sexiest thing in the world to me is a strong, in.control woman or girl. Don't know why I feel that way but the heart wants what the heart wants.
    sevnan2 sevnan2 51-55, M Mar 30

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    If anyone wants to talk about it please inbox me
    DJD994 DJD994 18-21, M Apr 1

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    So happy I heard from him today ❤️❤️ we haven't talked in almost 2 weeks! That was exactly what I needed
    sam3294 sam3294 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    My friend and I really care about each other, as we've known each other since kindergarten. She's been going through some really tough ****, and I promised her that is she ever...
    rapfordays rapfordays 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    This site made me open up to who I really am... Normally, I do not cry in front of people because crying is a weakness.. Talking about my sexual orientation is a NO NO because of...
    graceyflux graceyflux 26-30, F 30 mins ago

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    I haven't been dating him long and I feel like even being on here is crazy but it's tough. He's pushing me away because he knows how tough the next four years can be with only...
    natspen natspen 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I hate how I changed when I met my ex. I became this girl looking back that I'm ashamed of. I hate myself for it. Why did I become her? When I look in the mirror I don't hate how I...
    Blueberrybliss Blueberrybliss 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    He's a great guy, but I am a very verbal person and fairly intuitive about other people's feelings and needs. He can go days without hardly saying two words to anyone and he is...
    CaptainXeno CaptainXeno 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Freak! That is how I turned out a big man who has girly emotions inside, I'm not pretty on the outside not supposed to be is what my blue-collar, mid-western, upbringing has told...
    Sissycindysue Sissycindysue 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Dear depressed people, you know you mean a lot to some people okay maybe not a lot but there is still that one person that cares,,, always. you know you have one life,right? so why...
    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    BOBBY VEE "Come Back When You Grow Up" Come back when you grow up, girl You're still livin' in a paper-doll world Livin' ain't easy, lovin's twice as tough So come back, baby...
    sherrianna sherrianna 18-21, F Apr 3

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    I have been dealing with depression for as long as I can remember. From before I even knew what to call it. I am thankful that my darker periods are less frequent and don’t...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M Apr 5

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    My violent father - My dad, although he has mellowed considerably with age, is a violent, psychotic, nasty piece of work who grew up tough, lived tough and will die tough. He's the...
    HPeterson HPeterson 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    1. Pain is part of growing. Sometimes life closes doors because it’s time to move forward. And that’s a good thing because we often won’t move unless circumstances force us...
    EnigmatiK EnigmatiK 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've had a lot of tough things to deal with in my life, leaving home early and living in a hostel, past depression and self harm, witnessing a suicide, moving house a lot, tough...
    squishyarmadillo squishyarmadillo 26-30, F Mar 22

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    I been through alot through this lifetime of mine, many people i know i have. I have fallen i have failed, i got up and i tried. I stay determined through all the tough times...
    fearisaliar fearisaliar 18-21, F Mar 22

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    Bare with me... this might turn into a novel. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost two years now. It's been a roller coaster of events with his gambling. What makes it...
    evamestanza evamestanza 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I saw a movie earlier that touches heart strings big time. In it, a junior high boy was witnessed with blue prints of his school and a hit list of various classmates and people he...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Like I said before it's tough being gay in this society but it's tougher to be alone if only there was someone......... O.O
    Beastboy23 Beastboy23 13-15 Mar 25

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    For a while back in elementary school. There were some older "tough" guys that liked to pick on the younger ones and I often got in the way. It wasn't that bad but they would shout...
    tooloaded tooloaded 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I am hoping someone can understand and tell me how to deal with this. Now i might sound like being a wuss when i say leaving my wife is not an option as i have 2 beautiful and...
    manchalaladka manchalaladka 36-40, M 7 Responses Mar 28

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    ...and I am plagued with fatique and melancholy. I have always wanted to do more in ministry but God has not released me to this. I am confined to my small office and rarely get a...
    bittersweet7 bittersweet7 46-50, F Mar 28

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    You would think after more than 3 years you would have worked up the courage to say something to my face. All you can do is behave like women. This isnt about actually fighting...
    RichardTouchesUpLittleBoys RichardTouchesUpLittleBoys 41-45 Mar 29

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    I have lived with Spina Bifidafor the past 22 years, for the majority of that time I have seen my disability as a burden on my life because I wasn't 'normal' like everyone else. My...
    lukecampbell22 lukecampbell22 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    When I look into your eyes It's like watching the night sky Or a beautiful sunrise Well, there's so much they hold And just like them old stars I see that you've come so far To be...
    Yourmyking Yourmyking 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    - The Natural Church Revealed - How many times can we take it, seeing many new born believers come and go, I mean, one comes to repentence, and time and times again, then we...
    MysteriousBlu10 MysteriousBlu10 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    Well I am a complete fool. You did it again. You managed to wiggle your way back into my good graces, asked for forgiveness, wanted to be friends. You recently started...
    Sparklingemeraldeyes Sparklingemeraldeyes 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    "Life is tough. It's tougher when you're stupid." - Sgt John Stryker, The Sands of Iwo Jima
    Kickingtires Kickingtires 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I was once a clueless teenager who thought I was invincible. Always took things for granted. Was living life extremely short sighted. And then on June 14, 2004 my life was forever...
    trentdubb05 trentdubb05 26-30, M Apr 8

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    I have overcome Schizophrenia!!! Who the SON SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED.....From the moment I fell when I was 19----The voices told me that I sold my soul! I was redeemed! I had just...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Never knew there was anyone like me out there. My boyfriend is a very hard worker. While he is at work he works very hard. Problem seems to be that he lets everything that others...
    geminigurl595 geminigurl595 41-45, F a week ago

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    Your Existing Situation Works well with others. Needs personal relationships which are understanding and relatively conflict-free. Your Stress Sources "Not a team player and is...
    DoubleyouX DoubleyouX 22-25 6 days ago

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    So my son tells us the other night, he no longer wants to try to succeed at his dream. Driving in NASCAR. Well that is tough to swallow in that we have invested nearly $300K into...
    JRD22 JRD22 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So before people judge, and call me crazy, or say that this is just lust.. it's not. He's my social studies teacher and i can honestly say that he's the ideal man. Tall, really...
    flyingwithoutwings flyingwithoutwings 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    So much has changed since i posted my first experiance in 2012. I now have a family am engaged and have a beautiful daughter. To everyone out there i promise you things get better...
    lylkitkat lylkitkat 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I am a Cancerian and proud to be one. When I was younger, I used to hate being one because I saw my sign as weak. As I got older, I realized that we are one of the most powerful...
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Life is tough. It's tougher if your stupid. - John Wayne.
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well, I lost the baby on May 2012. The miscarriage was the most painful experience in my life. I went through depression, alcoholism. Now, when I look back, I think it would have...
    CantatriceChauve CantatriceChauve 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Two fundamental shades which distribute distinct mail mail messages usually are red and blue. Red-colored characteristics excessive sexual undertones, as much as hues transfer...
    flowydresses flowydresses 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    This episode was too much to handle. I loved Lizzie so much. Despite her mental state, she was a tough, complex, unique & intelligent character. When hell broke loose, she saw hell...
    nikkianni nikkianni 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Short commentary mostly directed to the hiring managers out there, the temp agencies, those who assume finding a job is cake: You must have heard, seen it, experienced it a...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    I've spent a long time mending the corrosion of all those acidic words that I've been told. Sometimes I still remember them , snipets of the many phrases and the heavy emotion...
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Huh! This is such a tough topic! My wife is good woman, but I get irritated by her nature. There is too much if gap in our thinking. I never get attracted to her, either...
    philophil philophil 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 17

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    My mom passed away when i was 7, actually she died on my birthday, i was so young and i so her dead body. She had breast cancer, she faught for almost 4 years, she even travekked...
    salmahidayat salmahidayat 18-21, F Mar 17

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