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I Am Trying to Be Strong

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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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    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 Jul 6, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    " 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    You can cry all day long and pray, but that's not going to move God to work on your situation. He does hear your cry and undertand your needs, but that's not faith and faith is...
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    This is kind of crap. Ive been through situations where it should have killed me. In a way it has made me strong but yet also weak. I still harbor a lot of hurt and pain from the...
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    All the pressure of my mom kicking me out and telling me how much she hates me is really building up. Honestly, having to rely on my grandma for money and food is making me feel...
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    Its so hard, especially when someone is trying to bring you down , you smile at the jokes about you even tho it ******* hurts, everyday you lose hope, and when you get your hopes...
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    No choice but to keep going!I am a lot stronger because of everything that happened in my past!All the experiences and knowledge i have now helps me to improve and grow!I'm now not...
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    Wife & I were good. Our relationship was incredible, we fed off of one another without crowding each other out. Then somewhere along the way she got comfortable enough with me to...
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    When my husband cheated on me around our 15th anniversary it devastated me. I'm still recovering 2 years later. I've lost all sense of who I am, what I believe, and what my life is...
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    But I can't! Just recently a woman messaged me on Facebook claiming that my boyfriend or ex-boyfriend I guess have been texting each other/sleeping with each other for about 1-2...
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    I have been through a lot in my life and was always told how to fix things. It took a while but I realized I had to listen to myself as well as teach myself the way. I had to build...
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    I have been trying to leave my husband. Two months ago I was referred to a social work dept at my hospital. I felt relief. I felt like "yes" this is finally going to happen. I...
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    The higher you build your barriers The taller I become The farther you take my rights away The faster I will run You can deny me You can decide to turn your face away No matter...
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    I'm a little dude, about 5-1 or 5-2 and 130 lbs. it isn't hard to be stronger than me, my three sisters are and every girl I have ever dated, including the only on shorter than me...
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    I´m a housewife who got stronger than my hubby by using his weightset when he is at work. everything changed after i realised what fun it is to be the stronger spouse, Once i...
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    Beings talk to me. I dnt know why but they do. I've seen the unexplainable. I've had dreams about lost loved ones. On the morning my grandma died she came to me before I woke up...
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    My wife and I have been separated for 6 months. Her living with her parents and me in our house. However tomorrow reality will hit she has rented a house signed a year lease and I...
    ntxm70 ntxm70 41-45, M 5 Responses Aug 7

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    Long Story.... So in 17years old Black Caribbean and my girlfriend is 15years old White Caucasian. We have been together just shy of 7months which isn't to long but you know those...
    Golbat0909 Golbat0909 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Tried all sort of diet!! & this time i need to be serious and have strong will power! GOAL : New body for New school term in sept!!
    MCHIYO MCHIYO 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    I dont like to brag so I keep my abilities to myself. I try and not use strength as a tool to fix problems but words will always be first. If there's no point in talking then I...
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    It's hard to accept things you can't change. Being dealt a rotten hand of lemons in life is very hard to take. I guess I've become more of a seeker of ways to cope now more than...
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    I think I'm going to end it. I truly haven't made up my mind though. I tried to be strong but it's not working so far. I don't know what else to do. I've tried talking to real...
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