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I Am Tough

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 55 People

    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 thinking that in order to really answer the question, I should elaborate the situation in a little more graphic...
    rohitmac rohitmac 31-35, M Oct 6, 2013

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    ok soo my dad says im one of the toughest girls

    my age he knows... we are always punching and wrestling together i have never been afraid to punch an adult ever since i was 3 and i will let them hit me back ( family). i love to shoot guns i did a mud run and never give up soooo yeah im tough ..... and i have been through...
    wannaloveyou wannaloveyou 13-15, F 10 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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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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    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 dont mess about, i dont kick up a fuss, but on thursday the first thing i did was call an ambulance. I barely managed to put on jeans and a tshirt...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 11, 2014

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    Oddly enough, they're tough for only being able to bare my feet once or twice a week.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 12

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    Don't get me wrong, I'm not a complete softy. I can kick your *** so far, you'll end up in the next century if I want. But I act tough *all the time*, when I really just want...
    DementedKarkat DementedKarkat 13-15, T May 17

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    I'm a very tough cookie and proud about it in the matter of fact so being treated like a kid and being overprotective of me is extremely irritating. I know that I'm being a total...
    lienn lienn 18-21, F 2 Responses May 18

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    Hello everyone, I live in Canada. My wife and I have been in our house for two and a half years. We owe $110 000 on our mortgage at 5 Year Mortgage Rate, Canada. Houses in our...
    EmeryFriel115 EmeryFriel115 31-35, M 1 Response May 13

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    I'm in a funk lately. Mainly ever since I met this girl. When I met her I only met her trying to get over a different girl but now i like her and she's left for the navy bootcamp...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F May 15

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    Not anyone I love and care for. This is all for you S💘. As I think of you right now, I can't imagine it. What you must be feeling and going through. I often speak of loyalty and...
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916 26-30, M 1 Response May 18

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    Very awkward and uncomfortable when you work in the same restaurant as your boyfriend whom you told 4 days ago you need space. we have yet to talk about why I dropped this bomb on...
    mintsorbet mintsorbet 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    There are lots of things that can go against me and my plans during the day. Each day, I wake up grateful knowing that certain things might not happen in the way that I want them...
    Tiffany94 Tiffany94 26-30, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I am a very sensitive person. And i hv been brought up by my parents like a princess, i got best of the things since my childhood without even doing anything n thats the reason why...
    nats05 nats05 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Having a tough time ,I have always made my family my higher power I'm the youngest sibling, Because of my poor choices that I have mad ( life unmanageable ) After leaving the...
    Juneahh Juneahh 51-55, F 1 hr ago

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    ALL THE NUTS WANT TO DO IS PRETEND TO BE TOUGH .... GUYS MY ARCH NEMESIS SAYS OUR BEHAVIOUR OBSER... ERVED OVER 4 YEARS SAYS EVERYTHING ABOUT WHO WE... ARE AND OUR CHARACTERS WE...
    notoveryetlololollol notoveryetlololollol 51-55 May 2

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    Loser, lonerA coward who pretends to be toughA mean delinquentIn the mirror, you’reJUST A LOSERA loner, a jackass covered in scarsDirty trashIn the mirror, I’m aHonestly, I...
    JiminHasNoJams JiminHasNoJams 18-21, F May 3

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    Tomorrow afternoon, my little sister will begin the biggest adventure of her life so far-- serving an LDS 1.5 year mission in Brazil. I am so proud of her for her choice to go...
    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F May 6

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    I know that the decision I made was wrong and I will carry that regret with me like a giant rock on my back for all my life but I meant well. Now you made a choise and used anger...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M Apr 30

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    At the age of 3 doctors performed tests on me and labeled me at the bottom 1% of children my age. Apparently I wasn't gaining the proper knowledge or learning skills and was soon...
    WardenChult WardenChult 18-21, M 8 Responses May 1

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    ''Cats Claw'' It's time to stand on tough fingers, and (?) Tell me sugar how you felt here, yeah c'mon sugar, tell now Stand your face until it (?) on fire Won't keep up with the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 1

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    I've been growing on an intuitive level. Whenever I go against my inner voice,I learn my lesson the hard way. Sometimes(In fact,most of the times) I have a tough time to figure out...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 1

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    Sometimes a have a tough time reassuring that I belong with my friends, family, or even at home. An weird despair. Have a tough time fighting it and would love for someone to talk...
    calBLAZER11 calBLAZER11 61-65, M 1 Response May 3

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    Let me love you. As selfish as it is. You want me to learn how-to be tough. The funny thing is. Only a tough son of a goddess could walk my path, see what I've seen, done what I...
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F 3 Responses May 4

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    Like my neighbor Kyle the little **** next store. He tries to act all tough but he really ain't tough at all.
    gabby121212 gabby121212 13-15, F May 4

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    I dropped out of college Pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea to prepare yourself for my past experience. Honestly I had no other choice nor any help. I guess you may say that I...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 1 Response May 5

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    A piece of black tarmacadam walk into a bar and says "I'm the toughest one here!" No one disagrees and the bar noise resumes. Ten minutes later, a piece of red tarmacadam walks...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej 56-60, M 1 Response May 6

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    I met Charlie a little over a year ago, march 25th, we started dating April fools. we went from being homeless together to living together being engaged both working and planning a...
    AnthoneesMommy AnthoneesMommy 18-21, F May 6

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    This is a difficult thing to write about. This is a vent piece and I'm just writing my thoughts as they come to me. Let me first tell you a little back-story so you can understand...
    EvolvingMirrors EvolvingMirrors 18-21, M May 8

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    To all of you who are feelin' sad, and going thru tough times, remember there are sooooo many other people in tougher positions and places than you!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 10

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    This has been a problem for quite some time now, im 19 years turnbung 20 on in a month, i should have a great life, my parents have money, i have friends, i dony see myself as ugly...
    lifeaintshit lifeaintshit 18-21, M May 11

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    Dear Gran. I miss you. I start to see you in the mirror and it pleases me. It would have been her birthday today. I remember when she died going to the hospital and crying...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 6 Responses May 11

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    16I don't know where this would fit in so I'm just gonn' post it here.I thought I'd post it as a confession but every time I click on the confessions page, just looking at those...
    DJFrankieWilde DJFrankieWilde 22-25 1 Response May 12

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    Smoking I canned it 26 years ago, started thinking I was tough but proved I was tough through giving it up. Alcohol gave it up 30 years ago but busted a couple of times. Now I get...
    avachat avachat 51-55, M 1 Response May 12

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    I was abused in every way possible. thats why I'm currently in foster. yup. tough life. tough mind. I guess
    immatruelover immatruelover 16-17, F 4 Responses May 13

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    First time this year of cycling into work and I countered something which put a smile on my face for the rest of the ride and probably all day. Around half way 15miles in, I knew...
    Brita90 Brita90 22-25, M 1 Response May 14

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    With only two days space from a 3 year relationship ending, I see things so much more clearly than I allowed myself while we were dating and engaged! Almost like infra red... I...
    wayward71 wayward71 41-45, M 5 Responses May 16

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    I've been brought up going to church! All I have ever known is to be a PK! I love Church and have a relationship with Jesus! I try and be the best Christian!! I struggle with...
    Ca789 Ca789 13-15, F May 17

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    I have a Brother who by all means, idgaf what anyone or test says, is my little brother. We actually met two years ago over social media. Ever since we have been thick as thieves...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M May 18

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    I didn't hear from MM over the weekend. I was pretty hurt, I know their big anniversary is on Wednesday. I figured they were enjoying each other. He told me this morning he spent...
    lit4love lit4love 26-30, F 2 Responses May 18

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    Anxiety is one of the toughest battles I've ever tried to fight. It ruins my life. Every day, I'm terrified. For no reason at all. Anxiety is so irrational to the point where even...
    MaxFliesAway MaxFliesAway 18-21, F 1 Response May 20

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    I just got this app and honestly it's kind of sad to see some people on here going through some tough ****, but whoever reads this if you're going through a tough time or need...
    jreaper3 jreaper3 18-21, M 2 Responses May 20

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    Yeah,well I think that ship has sailed! I have written numerous posts in this group,all met with a bored indifference.You stole my images to make homemade gifts and cards; I was...
    bookerdana bookerdana 51-55, M 4 Responses May 21