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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 15

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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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    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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    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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    ...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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    lovebites86 lovebites86 26-30, F Jan 8

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Dec 12, 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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    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F Apr 17

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 15

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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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    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 15

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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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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    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 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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    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 18-21, F Apr 16

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