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I Am Tough

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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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    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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    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

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    I know that pain all too well. I had that person for 7 years of marriage, sadly, she passed away July 30th, 2013. She knew exactly when to lay her head on my chest, listing to my...
    mrniceguy1979 mrniceguy1979 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    Sometimes it feels like we all need a good dose of tough-love, administered by our very own selves! And no, there will be not be a spoonful of sugar with it to help the medicine go...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Toughest times in my life God please be with me Support me Make me and my family calm Plz give me the strength to face this situation in my life
    1nfern0 1nfern0 18-21, M Jul 12

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    Idk why but I love guys that can be tough but can also show their emotional and sensitive side. Even thought that's rare and most are scared about being judge by their friends. I...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F a week ago

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    ... How does that quote go... If you want something you have never had .. you must do something you've never done! I ain't the same any longer... I have changed and everything...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 22 hrs ago

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    I never get dlck pics sent to me If i had a post saying "do I look attractive lol" with a picture of me doing the duckface no one would even reply. Nobody comments add me They...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Lately I've been feeling vulnerable but now I understand why. Basically this illness left me feeling stupid, weak and incredibly slow. It took my two years to be able to write even...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Jul 4

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    All my life it has been lonesome, i never had anyone come to my birthday parties. I have never had a real girl friend because they would ask me out and of course like the fool i...
    SonofAodha SonofAodha 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    She doesn’t dare go in the place with those bruises on her face, so she goes through the drive-thru and keeps her sunglasses on. She didn’t know when she married that man she...
    farmertann farmertann 18-21, M Jul 13

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    me and my ex have been together for 5 and a half years, from age 16. we manged through military her college time and now she starts fights about her wanting freedom, not to answer...
    zerlad zerlad 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    for these past few months, i've been sad. so sad it feels heavy, and i've been through a lot but my strength is shaking. i smile but it never quite reaches my eyes... and when i...
    meowshelbs meowshelbs 16-17, F Jul 15

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    Hi, internet world. I don't really know what to say or write about; but someone once told me if you don't know what to write about then write what you know. So that's what I'm...
    true16 true16 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I'm too hard on myself times.
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I'm tired as hell people keep texting but as soon I start getting into their talks boom no reply :p
    immabigdaddy immabigdaddy 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Years of abuse...little confidence. Im getting to be a better person but i still cant shake the insecurities. I know i have the insecurities of a 14 year old but they are very real...
    Annirox Annirox 22-25, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    i am sophie I'm 17 but act a lot younger and looking for a daddy who can be strict and tough but still wants to please his little princess!!! i like cuddles, princesses, pretty...
    sophieprincess sophieprincess 16-17, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Finally. And end. Yesterday, which ironically was out 13th wedding anniversary, we finally sat down and hammered out company buy out, spousal support and child support. So very...
    Tico72 Tico72 41-45, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I want "Just Keep Breathing" tattooed on my forearm. There is a song by We The Kings called Just Keep Breathing and the song helps me get through tough times. These three little...
    tm0801 tm0801 16-17, M 15 hrs ago

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    These small old men are scared of me. They look past me instead of at me as they show me how tough they are. My favourite was the guy who when I started staring back at him...
    RichardIsaFFFFaggot RichardIsaFFFFaggot 70+, F 14 hrs ago

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    Im changing my life for the better i m saying bye to my disgusting past and start to live like a new me! Thx for everyone who listened, u tought me lessons about life. And i want a...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 7 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    If you’ve ever interacted with me before you’ll probably already know that gender is something I talk about a lot. I wanted to write an official story about it so my views...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Just when I think I'm strong, he pulls me in and makes me feel weak. I've done so well to try to get over him. My heart has been aching for him as he's been going through a tough...
    Musicalangel13 Musicalangel13 31-35, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    life is tough and there are only so many good people out there, i cant even go a full 24 with out **** happenin to my *** lately so i get high with my crew #BlackSteveSquad
    niceguy223 niceguy223 13-15, M 7 hrs ago

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    I didn't know what else to type as the title. This morning I am going to tell a story that is real and true. It is difficult, and I feel even though there is other alters (as I...
    minibird minibird 18-21 5 hrs ago

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    Most of my friends and most of my family are the reason I haven killed myself yet.The reason I say most of my family, is because there's some family that all they do is start...
    GingerSlimSTL GingerSlimSTL 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    People who really know me know that I have a big heart underneath a tough shell. All of my life, I have felt the burden of emotions that I did not want. The primary offender is...
    MaunaLani13 MaunaLani13 46-50 2 hrs ago

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    please make it stop. it hurts, love is the worst thing in the world why did i fall to hard for him? he doesnt love me neither ever will cause if he did why does he hurt me? he...
    SuicidalBrokenHeart SuicidalBrokenHeart 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    11 Things to Remember When You Think You’re Not Good Enough 1. Life is about progress, not perfection. Strive for excellence! Life is perfectly imperfect. Striving for...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 12

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    I have an aunt. She is 10 years older than me, she's 37. She currently lives in Texas with her husband, their 1-year-old boy, and his husband's 3 boys from a previous marriage. My...
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9 26-30, F Jun 26

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    Saturday morning jumped out of bed And put on my best suit Got in my car and raced like a jet All the way to you Knocked on your door with heart in my hand To ask you a question...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 18-21, F Jun 26

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    Good clean people vs Bad dirty people Good people are happy people they can easily ignore things that are different from goodness. They pray and are peaceful all day long. They...
    hemititestone hemititestone 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Are you a college student or recent graduate that is frustrated with the tough job market? I am doing something about this issue:Spurred by my frustration with the dearth of...
    eskovron eskovron 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I am a ski racer ( downhill ski racing like you have probably seen on the olympics) . I like many ski racers spend their summers at Mt.Hood, Oregon. In 2009 I was a happy and...
    Snowtiger4 Snowtiger4 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Its all started in 2011 when i joined some people at a party and i realized that they can hear my toughs . It was very strange at the beginning . But the thing is that i started a...
    omarkelevra omarkelevra 22-25 Jul 8

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    Magic- Rude❤️ Saturday morning jumped out of bed and put on my best suit Got in my car and raced like a jet, all the way to you Knocked on your door with heart in my hand To...
    beautifulgirl09 beautifulgirl09 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Pat Benatar........Hit Me With Your Best Shot.....Well You're The Real Tough Cookie With A Long History For Breakin' Little Hearts Like The One In Me. That's Ok,Let's See How You...
    jon2403 jon2403 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    Two and a half weeks ago, I made a decision I never thought I would make and my life has dramatically changed since then. Two month after a break up with a long term boyfriend, I...
    biolover212 biolover212 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 25

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    It's time I tell people this. I turn 15 in a few weeks. I still haven't puberty. I have been to an endocrinologist and she even told me this. It's tough, as an athlete it's even...
    ben13579 ben13579 13-15, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I shifted from India to Australia about 2 years ago.. initially it was fun and parties and what not.. when the dust settled i started looking for a job.. part time.. full time...
    sunnsood sunnsood 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Going through a tough time...just lost a long term relationship...thought would lead to marriage. Living in a new place, with no friends or family support. It's tough feeling...
    MEngineer MEngineer 26-30 5 Responses Jun 28

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    Last year I was dating a guy (way out of my league) anyways, we broke up and it was tough for me. Cause, all breakups are tough I guess. Now one of my really good friends keeps...
    ivetouchedrockbottom ivetouchedrockbottom 18-21, F Jul 1

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    The Utter Garbage One must go through to find a job and the Demise of the American Dream Part 1- The Garbage, thanks college… To be brief and to go for pure shock value I will...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M Jul 1

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    The Utter Garbage One must go through to find a job and the Demise of the American Dream Part 1- The Garbage, thanks college… To be brief and to go for pure shock value I will...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I was so excited to get home to write to all of you following my story. Not excited given my situation, but excited for the chance to maybe help some of you going through what I am...
    RiseAbove222 RiseAbove222 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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