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    I feel like committing suicide right now.

    ..people say it's not worth it but I can't take this bullshit anymore my own family hates me and ignores me so do people at school they bully me and I have no one to help me I've got no friends nothing I can't deal with this **** anymore:'( I'm broken and try and tell myself it's...
    Youareallbeautiful Youareallbeautiful 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    It is a really hard time of the year

    for my sons and I with Father's Day tomorrow. We miss my late husband so bad and it feels like it's never ending. We dance around the void most days but today it is really hard to keep it together. I have to b strong for my boys but some times it is so hard. I feel horrible...
    Ipleadthe5th Ipleadthe5th 41-45, F 22 Responses Jun 20

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    I am trying to stay strong despite the PTSD

    and depression that currently controls my life, dragging me back down into the pits of hopelessness. I am trying stay strong for my family and my friends. I am trying to stay strong for women everywhere who have experienced what I have experienced. It is hard but I need to stay...
    LivLivv LivLivv 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 15

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    Im trying to be strong cause I just went to the

    doctors to get my tumor removed but there are bad things that can happen if it goes wrong even death. But I am going to stay positive
    lealea12234 lealea12234 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    lovebites86 lovebites86 26-30, F Jan 8

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    It's Hard To Be Strong

    I go through everyday trying to hold back my tears but usually failing the moment I'm alone. This separation is really taking it's toll on me. Nothing is getting any easier. I pretend I'm ok in front of everyone. The moment I'm alone I fall to pieces. I'm trying to be strong for...
    mizzT mizzT 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    I am trying to be strong,

    really I am, but every time I remember or see pictures of the past, I start to give in, seeing pictures of the future or of the present hurts....with each picture I feel like I am starting to lose....I feel like I am slowly losing, and won't be strong anymore....
    MericaMan MericaMan 16-17, M 1 Response May 9

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    For my Kids. Even though all I want to do right

    now is cry and scream this pain all out. My husband doesn't love me and isn't willing to work on himself to see why things are so messed up. He just want to be loved without earning my trust back. So that some how makes it my shortcoming. I can't just trust someone who...
    sp7799 sp7799 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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    I am trying to be strong,

    i am trying to keep going on, but ive been doing this for to long, how can i go on...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F May 7

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    Life Doesn't Have To Be Tough

    I 've been through 4 very tough years! I found you must focus on what you want, not what you don't want. see your life the way you want it to be, this will change your inner feeling, and start the change you are looking for in life.
    Kinslo Kinslo 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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    Failing Miserably

    I don't know how much more I can actually take. There have been situations in my life that are a lot more painful but I have managed to walk away. My mother was and still is emotionally abusive. I left home when I was 16 to escape the pain of it and at the time I felt that I had...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Dec 29, 2011

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    I'm really trying, I am working 61 hrs this week

    and 48 next with no days off! I'm a mom and a very good one but being away from home so much and being so tired is killing me inside. Last night I couldn't even sleep dreading the start of the work week. My rent is $1600 plus utilities and food for 5 kids. It feels so good to...
    theemercedes theemercedes 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    This is actually a very hard thing to do,

    especially when you don't have friends by your side. I have two main friends. Lets call the first one "jamie" and the second one "jessica". I have alwas been closer to jamie than jessica, but for jessica if it wasn't her way, then it wouldn't work out. Jessica is making it seem...
    maria67108 maria67108 13-15, F Apr 15

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    I'm not a writer, sometimes I lack common sense,

    and other times I make no sense at all. If you still with me for the nect few minutes though I only hope that it gives you some thought. Two years ago I tried to take my life. I was in my last year of high school and I was severely depressed (clinically diagnosed). I was never...
    InfinitelyCurious InfinitelyCurious 18-21, F Nov 12, 2014

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    Being strong is all I've ever known I'm in a

    wheelchair I was born like it I just got sick loooong story but anyway I got my first wheelchair when I turned 4 I even took the driving test and past the first try I struggle with a lot emotionally and physically I break down so many times but somehow I pick myself up dust...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    Why? I always try this hard to make my family

    happy but Why I always end up being rejected by them 😒 I'm hurting 💔 Is it just because I am adopted or they can't just take it anymore to see me in this family because they finally realized that I am just an extra!!!
    Mariangabalon Mariangabalon 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Just a recent update in my life

    that I want to post in here. Finally, I am going to be fully paid with my tuition fees for my university by tomorrow. I got the money now since I got paid from my allowance in my OJT and I closed down my personal bank account. My mom would only pay a very few amount just to add...
    guhint guhint 18-21, F Jan 29

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    ...but I'm no longer.

    I need friends. I need to know I'm lovable. That I'm an ok friend. So much has happened and its so hard to keep moving forward. I wish some days God would call me Home. Have I given up already? Is this it? Does anybody understand? Cuz I sure dont.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I've managed to not cut

    for about a month. It's really hard but I'm getting through it. I use to cut every day but not anymore.
    EmmaTheMusicFreak EmmaTheMusicFreak 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hes in a mood again. Has trouble at his other

    job. Shares some of the story but. ...Taking it out on me as usual instead of turning to me as his wife for help. Hes a dummy. If he knew how to respect me he would know he could and should get love and advice from me. But nope. Look who his examples are for "husbands...
    DesireHappy DesireHappy 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 5

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    Every day I think about the accident

    that changed my life I think about it all the time and knowing I lost my career job as a police officer kills me and as I struggle to get by with my injured that never just gets better makes me feel like I have no place and feeling lost with no ambition is scarier then being...
    chris0478 chris0478 22-25, M Jun 25

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    Everytime I feel so down.

    I keep my head up and say they don't deserve my tears.
    Mariangabalon Mariangabalon 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2014

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    Took friends 22 yo son off life support last

    night enter a terrible car accident. I am scheduled to go out of town tomorrow through Friday for a church beach retreat and am feeling guilty. my husband, mom and mother-in-law have a greed to make a meal to take to them on behalf of our family and my son who went to school...
    forbidden67 forbidden67 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    Strength, beauty and compassion.

    Is what it's all about.
    naturestime naturestime 26-30, M Apr 15

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    I visited my Psychiatrist this afternoon

    and I got a good feedback from him. He said that I am already doing well. Lately, this evening. I was starting to get anxious again without any reason. So, I just stayed quiet and pretended that everything is just fine even though my heart started beating fast.
    Mariangabalon Mariangabalon 18-21, F Nov 19, 2014

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    I want to move on from this feeling,

    consumed in darkness I can't help but feel empty alone. I need to be strong because one day...I will be able to get out of this place. One day soon.
    ComposerOfVitality ComposerOfVitality 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Because of trying to be strong,

    I wasn't able to hold on already until the time comes that I almost ended my life and was rushed to the hospital. I don't know me anymore 😭😭
    Mariangabalon Mariangabalon 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    Things have been tough.

    I can't lie to myself anymore. Aside from my mother in law offering her two cents where it's definitely not needed... I've decided that getting married may not be the best thing for Aaron and I. At least not right now. He is an amazing person and he loves his daughters...
    thejoneses thejoneses 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've suffered from a medical problem

    that affects my stomach. I get wonderful episodes of pain and have tons of restrictions on what I can and can't eat. I've been dealing with this for going on 4 years now and pretty soon I will be going through surgery for it. I'm freakin the hell out about it because I've never...
    twilightbutterfly twilightbutterfly 31-35, F Jan 23

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    This is not a life I'm living.

    I don't know what it is.
    fav777 fav777 18-21 1 Response Nov 29, 2014

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    Being strong is nice I suppose it helps build

    up resistance but its a really hard thing to do! Its weird because I'm just now realizing it. Can't stop now because its a habbit xD Being strong isn't a bad thing especially when you are positive about it! Remember you can only get stronger ;)
    axd21 axd21 22-25, F Apr 16

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    Everyone seems to be genuinely happy

    but me. I'm trying to find happiness, but I fear I'm not looking in the right places. Or I'm not pushing hard enough for it. I don't know.
    Devilscar Devilscar 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F Apr 17

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    Inner Strength

    I have always thought of myself as a strong woman.  Emotional strength seems to run through the blood of all the women in my family.  But, I'm having a hard time right now finding that inner strength.  I know it's still there, but I find myself having to work...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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    My husband is in prison

    and has 90 days left.With the several months that went by we deteriorated.Ive visit him every week and spent numerous amounts of money on calls while making ends meet,but since he has been gone even though I may have my struggles as a single mom I get by and I'm Happier that he...
    LuxuriousBitch LuxuriousBitch 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    The problem with time is I have to wait for it to pass.....while I wait I have to stay strong and and move on. Until that special time comes I have to keep trying and trying and...
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    As a child I watched my father beat, cheat, and belittle my mother. They got married younger because she was pregnant with me. They fought everyday until she finally left him. She...
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    02/07/2015 - 4:23PM MY FAINLING STORY... "She's probably dead..." I woke up on someone knocking on my room door and then I've heard my dad saying "Leave her, she's probably dead...
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    Despite the difficulties and heartbreaks I've had in my life, I have no regrets because I know these things were meant for me and I'm so much stronger because of them. I have...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I lost my father a couple of years ago. he was very well off when he died my father,left me stuff and money but my family stole everything from me. so now I am fighting them in...
    nativedesires nativedesires 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I cried, I let myself go, I guess we have to grieve before we can move on, no matter how hard we try to be strong we will break at some point, I am not ashamed I'm human and I need...
    Ccutler Ccutler 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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