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I Am Trying to Be Strong

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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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    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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    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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    I guess sometimes the secret the obtain

    something or someone is to stop searching.
    Fuad97 Fuad97 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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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    This is not a life I'm living.

    I don't know what it is.
    fav777 fav777 18-21 2 Responses Nov 29

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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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    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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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

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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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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

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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 2 Responses Nov 17

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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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    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

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    Trying to stay strong has been hard these past couple days. I love that boy more than anything, and I hate missing his calls:( I've been on the verge of a complete meltdown and I...
    MarinesGirl94 MarinesGirl94 18-21, F Dec 3

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    It's so funny how now that I fixed all my **** now everyone in school is trying to be cool with me again like ***** no -.- when I was Down and alone none talked to me and now that...
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    I have so much going on, making all these feelings overwhelming. Tears feel the need to run down my face yet I won't let myself cry. Because I'm stronger than this. Because even...
    palomaflys palomaflys 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    Child Stolen,Sanity Almost Stolen,But I'm STILL Here!- In 2001 my ex took my 7 year old daughter for the weekend and didn't return her. Her 9 year old brother never wanted to be...
    StillFab45 StillFab45 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 27

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    I want to let go of this pain. I want to let go of him. I want to get over how much he hurt me. I want to stop feeling heartbroken. I want to let go. I don't know how to let go. If...
    classicslove classicslove 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 2

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    Not the best day for me...but trying too push through once more...
    ThatLatinChick20 ThatLatinChick20 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    "It's hard to believe I'm okay After all, it's been awhile Since you walked away I'm way past crying Over you finding someone else You turned my days into nights But now I see the...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    Over the last couple weeks I've learn the only one I can trust is myself and if chose to go to the latter side of my trust I and I alone play for the consequences of the aftermath...
    gamma87 gamma87 46-50, M Dec 8

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    This is not about me but if i ever need reminding of life's choices this is very inspirational ; Jerry is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always...
    fiwet fiwet 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    "You may be broken. Someone may have torn every piece of you apart. They left you stranded wondering why you were even given the time of day when their heart was somewhere else...
    BeautifullyBroken10x BeautifullyBroken10x 18-21, F 14 Responses Dec 8

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    lately i have been seeing a little light at the end of the tunnel. the only time my heart is in pain now is late at night when i'm alone. it's hard to sleep but at least i can eat...
    mfox3579 mfox3579 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I give up too easily in my pursuits..i must be stronger.
    emzem emzem 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This all I want in life: I wanna become a great artist and make a career out of it. I wanna own a rebellious store with all types of dope **** in there. I wanna do that so I can...
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    I am in my 40's now, raised my daughter by myself and worked 4 jobs to put myself through college. I have always danced to the beat of my own drummer and I am happy knowing I am a...
    WindWalkingDreamWeaver WindWalkingDreamWeaver 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    I have much respect for women who are strong and confident enough to know what they want in life and aren't afraid to pursue it, but at the same time, are also strong and confident...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 28

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    Young and strong.! I've been told I'm too harsh, which isn't really the case. Although maybe I take life to seriously but hey... nothing in this life is simple.. I don't believe...
    mergirl123 mergirl123 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 3

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    Everywhere I went in town, they knew me as Johnny's girl. I could hear people in the store whisper who I was, and sometimes I'd see guys looking at me and see their friends shake...
    HalesBells91 HalesBells91 22-25 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This site for me has been both a blessing, and a curse. It's a place where i've met some incredible people, but also a place that has worn me down, piece by piece, heartbreak...
    BeautifullyBroken10x BeautifullyBroken10x 18-21, F 37 Responses 4 days ago

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