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I Am Trying to Be Strong

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    Loverforsweets Loverforsweets 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ok, so i sat here procrastinating a lot of my uni work, wondering how it has been a year, countless dates and still no man to really appreciate me in the same way as i have treated...
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    Yes you want to believe it...I am proud and independent...A woman of many talents and yes I can be very haughty when I want to be...I don't like to be pushed, nor do I like to be...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 6 Responses Oct 30

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    The first guy to pay attention to me ended up being a controlling ****. I was 15 and by the time I turned 16 I was pregnant. I was raised in a very Christian home. we did not drink...
    taylormorgan2113 taylormorgan2113 18-21, F Nov 17

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    I don't know if I'm stronger, wiser, or even learned anything at all. I think I have; but I try not to assume anything anymore. I've had my own problems like everyone else, I try...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    My abuse from my father. 8 years ago was a dark time for me. My dad would often beat me as punishment for doing stupid stuff. One day I did something really bad and stupid. My...
    WhiteTheKid WhiteTheKid 16-17, M 16 Responses 6 days ago

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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...
    Hazel216 Hazel216 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    The pain of missing him is killing me slowly....but im glad, im strong enough to fight that feelings. Things wont change even i if cried or scream how much painful it was.
    Shai15 Shai15 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    Gonna try to be positive today. It's Halloween! Have a great day everyone. I'm open to talk all day long. Anyone who's having a rough time, we can stay strong together. Wooo...
    ohglob ohglob 18-21, M Oct 31

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    I keep trying to stop but I keep cutting. People push me down a I cant get up
    100BlackRoses 100BlackRoses 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 4

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    I'm trying to work really hard to get my life back into order but all the thoughts, hurt and emotions, loneliness, stress and fear does get the better of me. One thing I shouldn't...
    bfox2608 bfox2608 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    I've came along way for 18 and I'm trying to inspire others with my short poems on youtube but I need help
    shortbeauty96 shortbeauty96 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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    is it common for men with wives to go to prostitutes? I am looking for advice as I suspect that's what my husband does, even though he gets lots of sex. I am trying to wrap my mind...
    strongwomen679 strongwomen679 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 10

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    I need encouragement how I should go about my marriage: he thinks I'm cheating on him (which I would never!) and told me he wants a divorce and he doesn't love me anymore.. But...
    MAnicDEEpression MAnicDEEpression 26-30, F 8 Responses Nov 12

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    So maybe i am strong. Or persistent. Or loved. Or lucky.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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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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    I am stronger now than ever before. I have always had a fear of being alone. Now, I am strong enough to get out of a bad relationship with my husband of 15 years and be able to...
    sweetandspicy1 sweetandspicy1 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I'm trying to do well in school, but I'm failing classes. I'm trying to make friends, but I'm too shy. I'm always trying to be myself, but no one cares. I'm trying not to upset...
    BigMak32 BigMak32 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    Today, Its my first anniversary with My boyfriend but If you have read my previous stories you will know he's in jail. He isn't able to be with me on our first anniversary and its...
    Fkinnon Fkinnon 22-25, F Oct 27

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    "Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich starker" I have this tattooed on the inside of my forearm as a reminder. It is the original quote by german philosopher fredrich nietzche and...
    emadelemur emadelemur 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    I am strong. You may have made my day a bad one today, you may have told me to drink bleach today. But that's old news, you've told me to do that before. I don't listen to you...
    SlowlyDrifting SlowlyDrifting 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 3

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    You know what I find odd? How people associate cutters to being a person who's antisocial, wears a lot of black, and just not that fun to be around. Just the other day my best...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    Have I really become stronger? Sometimes I wonder if that was true. I'm a burn survivor. I struggle everyday with the pain of my scars, the indignity of not being able to do the...
    deliciousmochi deliciousmochi 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 6

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    Last month I went to the hospital to give birth to my first baby. He had a strong heartbeat when I got there. The hospital put me on an iv of "Lactated Ringer's" (no clue what...
    Zylana Zylana 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 10

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    Strong, intelligent men are often vastly superior when it comes to reading and writing. Since I am on EP to read and write, it seems reasonable to go for the gold :) (I also...
    copelandspring copelandspring 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12