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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 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 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 11, 2014

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    I find it fun the word "pansy" is the insult of choice for calling someone weak, afraid and fragile. Within the realm of flowers, pansies are some of the toughest, heartiest...
    Baddayoverdose Baddayoverdose 26-30, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have to share an encounter that happened yesterday. It was a "moment" that will stay with me until I take my last breath. There is a little boy I know who has not had a lot of...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    This is tough—how often do we find true love in the first place? And how frustrating is it when we find it but it comes at such an inopportune time, such as when you're in...
    Estranea Estranea 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    But I'm tough and blunt in my responses. I will sound sarcastic. I will hold you to a certain standard and then push you uncomfortably further. But I have good intentions. This was...
    Hanna8393 Hanna8393 31-35, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I write a lot about men...like a LOT. Men have always been a big part of my life since the first breath I took in this form. Growing up the only man a part of my life, after the...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm really really really having a tough time . Depression , anxiety , boredom , stress , feeling hopeless ,,,,,,, the works . I just do not feel I'm control at all . I hate this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    .. but sometimes I mentally hold up the white flag and say "ok, I surrender". Surprisingly, this tactic has helped. Once I stop battling with life, it seems to 'ease up' a little.
    wonderofwonders1 wonderofwonders1 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I just found this site. Hopefully it will help me moving forward. I'm not particularly interested in making internet friends or becoming a hermit in front of a screen thinking this...
    Bruce2016 Bruce2016 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    "In the child like psychosis that is your mind Richard was him clapping somehow going to tie in with old mate shuan smith bitche slapping that roid monster?" This was richards...
    RichardSucksBlackMeat RichardSucksBlackMeat 70+, F 4 days ago

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    I was never someone who would live with their feelings bottled up. I had to express, or I'd die of suffocation. But then I realised what a mess I am. Noone ever understands. So...
    thecoldheartedqueen thecoldheartedqueen 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been through a lot and I no longer have the energy to deal with these emotions. I have been in love with a guy who has been mean and cruel to me and which he claimed was...
    thecoldheartedqueen thecoldheartedqueen 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    It's been a tough year, and the next year doesn't look like getting any better. Sorry to those who I normally chat to regularly, and haven't spoken to in a few weeks, lifes been...
    scottie1974 scottie1974 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I thought that everything will b great as time passes by.But As time passes by life is getting tougher and tougher.It will keep getting tougher and tougher every adding year.I need...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    like after a breakup you act like whatever do your thing I don't care ill be fine get lost but then every little thing reminds you of that person and your like oh they would've...
    chexmixgod86 chexmixgod86 26-30, M Feb 1

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    May I introduce myself? I have bipolar disorder type 2, but I am damn sure I will be type one shortly if my episodes haven't ventured into full blown mania already. I know my...
    creativemayan creativemayan 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    Hi....Am a 27 year old Counselor in a School District in California state and my husband is a Assistant Professor of History in a University. Both of us are so thankful to God that...
    ananyarg ananyarg 22-25, F Jan 28

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    "Bluebird" by Charles Bukowski there's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I'm too tough for him, I say, stay in there, I'm not going to let anybody see you. there's...
    LucyFuhr LucyFuhr 46-50, F Jan 27

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    Weak ******* need heroes, strong ******* need a bad *** partner.
    SilverFox420 SilverFox420 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I can't cry to situations that I am supposed to cry. My brain works before my heart starts to. It is like my brain quickly build walls so to keep off my heart from connecting.
    IAMPINAY IAMPINAY 22-25, F Jan 24

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    the people around me says "you are so positive, I admire you!" or "you are so cheerful, my my!". but the truth is I am not. I am just pretend like I am. I always think about the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 24

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    People who leave their friends when times get tough never really were their friends. Just another person.
    wackyzacky wackyzacky 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    What exactly is agape, or "love" as it is translated? The NT tells us: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. We read such passages and tend to assume at once that "love...
    churinga churinga 70+, M Jan 21

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    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION THE POWER OF ACCURATE SENSITIVITY Luke 5:22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your...
    ganyoji ganyoji 22-25, F Jan 20

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    My tickle fantacys involve, 1) Tickle Interrogation. i have information sensitive to a specific program that i absolutly cannot give up, so they tickle me for it and at first i...
    Rizzouh Rizzouh 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 18

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    An exquisite pain Sadness swelling If I could reach her Such hopes I had for her From the moment I saw her.....held her Tough choices Tough love Save the tears For the night When...
    chastewhisperer chastewhisperer 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    being a hetro-grey-a is tough I'll explain.... I've never lusted over women, and it was so tough as a younger Grey fitting in, when all of my friends are talking about about sex...
    feralserpentine feralserpentine 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    It started in 8th grade for me. Slow though, I only fell asleep once or twice in class. It wasn't that bad, especially since it was just in class. But I could not stay awake in...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Tough job, and you get very little piece and quiet, and sometimes lack sleep, but it's fun. I wouldn't trade it for anything else. I am a single dad and I immensely enjoy having my...
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I'm a ***** to everybody so nobody cares enough to ask what's wrong because if they really knew what was wrong they'd think I was broken
    HyacinthMay HyacinthMay 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    A Real Man Maybe it was your father when you were a small boy, telling you to, ?Take it like a man?. Maybe it was your mother when she ignored your tears and told you big boys...
    ImKeepinItReal ImKeepinItReal 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 13

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    Decisions are a tough thing to make when you love people. For example, I turned on the TV, but I had to turn it off. I don't like looking at TV because there are too many people...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I dislike when rich people act as of they have to win this billion dollar powerball. Try having a hard time affording food because you are white and government don't help white...
    lbd1208 lbd1208 31-35, F Jan 12

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    "Ghost Story" I watch the Western sky The sun is sinking The geese are flying South It sets me thinking I did not miss you much I did not suffer What did not kill me Just made me...
    Scarletsorbet Scarletsorbet 31-35, F Jan 12

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    "Ghost Story" I watch the Western sky The sun is sinking The geese are flying South It sets me thinking I did not miss you much I did not suffer What did not kill me Just made me...
    Scarletsorbet Scarletsorbet 31-35, F Jan 12

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    I seem to be telepathyc for a while now, I mean about 3 years or more ago i found out ppl react to my toughts. It looks like if they curse every time I seem to have negative...
    QuakeTP QuakeTP 26-30 1 Response Jan 12

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    In life, sometimes you have to let go of things that no longer serve you. Toxic relationships of all types, beliefs, attitudes, even those cute shoes that hurt your feet every time...
    LemonSqueezie LemonSqueezie 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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