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I Am Trying to Be Strong

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    Its Hard

    Right now me and my ex husband are going to court over our kids. He is mistreating them and they are not doing good in school and my kids don't want to be with him. Right now I have the physical custody of my oldest boy and my daughter and he has my other two. And one of the boys...
    cat1076 cat1076 26-30, F Jan 11, 2008

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    Im On Bended Knee.. I Need An Answer

    ve was married for 10yrs. I am 30yrs of age and have 4 kids(3 from separate relationship). I never thought I be writing this because I thought I was over it. My husband and I are only 3yrs apart in age difference. His upbringing is a little more old fashioned because of his...
    sweetnsensual sweetnsensual 26-30, F Jun 9, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    I'm trying my best to be strong

    and act like i don't care. This hurts. I do care ALOT. Trying to move on. Trying to live. Please god make me stronger.
    zz0828 zz0828 18-21, F Nov 12, 2014

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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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    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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    Divorce After 36 Years Of Marriage

    I feel lost, alone, and adrift. After 36 years of marriage, my husband calmly tells me he hasn't been happy for a long time, and at the age of 61, wants to move on and find happiness with the years he has left. He told me this after I was working a 13 week contract out of state...
    Gramie2011 Gramie2011 61-65 2 Responses May 27, 2013

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    My Love Of Life Needs Help I Cannot Give Him

    My favorite guy went to Malaysia in April as construction engineer for 5.5million building. Malaysia government officials didn't like that he was out of country contractor and decided to fine him,.02% taxes in order for him to continue construction. It was 110,000.00 and he didn...
    LonelyIowalady70 LonelyIowalady70 70+, F Jul 28, 2013

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    Be Strong

    I have always tried to be strong my whole life, even as a small child. Being strong has always been a huge motivator for me. Growing up on a farm, I have had my fair share of injuries. I once cut a big chunk of my food out once messing around with some farm equipment. It wasn't...
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 2, 2011

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    Issues.

    for my friends. for my family. strong in helping them work through their issues. strong for myself, so my issues dont become theirs. it's a difficult thing to balance, but i'm trying.
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    I'm Trying. Really!

    Over the last couple of years (I'm starting to loose track), I've been hit from all sides with problems that seem bigger than the universe is large. It's hard to be strong when you continue to take hits day after day. Just when you think you're coming to a clearing and you'll be...
    BohemianTragedy BohemianTragedy 46-50, M Jan 4, 2013

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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 guess sometimes the secret the obtain

    something or someone is to stop searching.
    Fuad97 Fuad97 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 14, 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 Jan 10

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    How To Deal....

    How do you deal with this statement....from my husband, "I don't believe it is good for the boys to be around a mother that feels like she wants to kill herself once a month?" I feel like he is saying...."You are a crazy ***** and someone should lock you up and throw away the...
    Candymm Candymm 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2011

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    lovebites86 lovebites86 26-30, F Jan 8

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    Every Day

    I believe we never stop growing. You have to work for everything you want in life and I want to be happy. I work my *** off for it every day. Sometimes I fail and sometimes I succeed. I try not to look down on myself if I have a bad day or two or ten. I look at each individual...
    sayanything519 sayanything519 22-25, F Jul 26, 2013

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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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    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 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    For My Little One

    It's been a tough road for me, these past two years. I'm coming up on finalizing my divorce. My first marriage failed, on my part, not his. My husband (soon to be ex) loved and loves me more deeply than possibly any man I've ever known. He is an amazing father to our 8 year old...
    TruthUnfolding TruthUnfolding 31-35, F Mar 22, 2012

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    Not Only Trying But Succeeding.

    Now matter how hard I'm pushed, or how many times I fall no one will keep me down for long. I will get back up.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 29, 2010

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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 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Almost 3 weeks and I'm still struggling to get

    through a full day without dwelling on all the negative, without thinking about who I lost. Trying to keep myself busy is only a temporary fix, but it's the only approach I know. I wish I could do more, I wish I could feel normal again. Anyone have any good book suggestions...
    ohglob ohglob 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    " Coping With The Stress "

    The last several months have been very stressful on me. I am forced to live on Social Security Disability... I am ******* deep in dept with medical bills...have been really sick and spent time in the hospital...I wrecked my truck, wasn't my fault...another guy turned left in...
    davis36a davis36a 61-65 Dec 28, 2011

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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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    My interracial relationship ended 2 days ago with my Taiwanese girlfriend. I loved her dearly. She told me she loved me dearly and we agreed to be married. There were many...
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    I don't think I'm stronger because of all the things I've been through, I know I'm stronger because of the attitude I chose to have while going through. I'll share a secret...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    For my stupidity yeah. But I can't forget some people. Life is so damn cruel that it brings you people that are similar or that relate. Unless you're strong enough, it starts to...
    Ic3Queen Ic3Queen 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    There was a time when I thought that I needed to be stronger. I still do, but I think I'm strong enough to handle quite a bit. My problem is that I get burned out from trying and...
    MyNamesNotFrench MyNamesNotFrench 31-35 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My wife wants me to sleep with other women. I'm 34, she's 34, we have a daughter, and I think we fight too much. She is very touchy about any time I even bring up our lack of...
    RealColonelMustard RealColonelMustard 31-35, M Jan 8

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    I am trying to improve myself. I had a bad reaction to the Barium I had to drink for a CT Scan. I have missed almost two weeks of work. I feel better, but weak. Today I asked my...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F Dec 27, 2014

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    One Should Never Forget I believe that to tell someone to forget about the past is really bad advice. To forget only leads to repeating failed judgements. We shouldn't dwell on the...
    Goldenfairy Goldenfairy 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    I'm trying really hard to let go of my ex. I told myself that I would be able to get him back, tell myself that life has its ups and downs but I will not give up even when it...
    grace97eun grace97eun 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Fate has been very cruel to both my husband and me. I lost my two precious angels to a lethal lung disorder called alveolar capillary dysplasia. We have an elder daughter named...
    catherinesingh15 catherinesingh15 31-35, F Jan 11

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    I am done trying to keep my friendship with one of home boys. We've been through a lot but always come out stronger then all of a sudden he goes M.I.A before the Xmas holidays. I...
    moonela moonela 26-30, F Jan 13

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    People always find setting up password a tough and hectic task. Well, to be honest, setting up a strong password is really not that easy as it seems to be. You set a password that...
    prettyautomatio47 prettyautomatio47 26-30, M Dec 29, 2014

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    I recently decided to get in shape and start exercising. I came across a quote at the gym that intrigued me the moment I read it. It says, "What seems so hard now will one day be...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 10 Responses Jan 5

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    I am putting it out there that the next man I date will be a STRONG man. If I am to date, I need a man who is strong in himself. I spent the last two years of my life coddling and...
    Elsahen Elsahen 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    could you're affair with a married man really make him and his wife's relationship stronger then ever? she finds out about the affair and realizes she needs to change and holds on...
    justagirl44 justagirl44 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Has anyone felt more strongly attracted to the same sex than before, once you acknowledged that you are bi and came out? Like going crazy like a teenager? I suppressed it most my...
    velvetaurora velvetaurora 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Do you feel emotionally burdened sometimes? like someone's problems have become yours. You're just trying to help someone out of some stuff and they muscle their way into your life...
    flyyhigh21 flyyhigh21 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    You know what happens when you think like that? You lose everything.your mind, your soul, your will everything shatters. Your pushing your dream further away, no matter how much...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 Jan 3

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    Trying to get through this heartbreak one day at a time. I know I'll survive and be happy again. Dammit it's tough today though
    nicehair nicehair 46-50, F 5 days ago

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