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I Am Trying to Be Strong

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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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    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 am acting as a strong woman

    who has decided firmly and nothing can change my mind. I am acting as if no one nor anything can change my mind. I decided I have to let go. I decided I have to leave. I decided to stay away. But then, ...**** you tears for betraying me.
    dramacloset dramacloset 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I loved a person dearly. I still do but I can't be with him. I know that it hurts like hell when we parted ways but it didn't kill me. not physically. it seemed to kill a part of...
    Melody47 Melody47 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Sometimes it is hard to see myself as strong, as a survivor. I am not a physical survivor but emotionally I know I have endured and prospered under a lot of terrible circumstances...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I find that the way I feel right now is so much worse than my friends and family realize. Even interacting with them upsets me. Perhaps I am jealous... that they are happy or at...
    mimileelee mimileelee 36-40, F a week ago

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    God, what an awful day. It’s that tired cliché that this sort of thing can’t happen here; it always happens in “the other town”. Well, I and several millions of others...
    MrTimothyMcNeil MrTimothyMcNeil 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm trying to find God's plan for my life, and let him lead, rather than trying to figure it all out myself, do my own thing, you know. I go to a good university, and am told I'm...
    reluctanthuman reluctanthuman 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I promise myself I will be stronger and don't rely on others emotionally.
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    It had been over four years since I’d stepped out on that branch him. I remember it well - I thought my footing was sure. I placed one foot there – it felt secure enough...
    LadyBronte LadyBronte 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 7

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    I am not overweight by any means and pretty accepting of my body but I would like to be stronger and a bit more toned. A friend and I have taken up a pole dancing fitness class...
    DreamerGirl02 DreamerGirl02 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I actually used to have an account here, but I left because i got bored. Now I'm trying to give it another chance. Hi! You can call me Rumnik, or even Mommy because I am an Adult...
    Rumnik Rumnik 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I am usually going to go for the stronger personality. What I mean by that is that they show strength in numerous ways. I don't mean the loudest and most daring. LOL I think I...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    I am stronger because I have been through a lot with my dad. I'm sure many people say this but I say it especially because he was/is a United States Marine. It's very hard somedays...
    Alabama780 Alabama780 18-21, M Mar 31

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    A man was walking home when he spotted a butterfly struggling to get out of her cocoon. He watched her for several hours, trying to squeeze out of the tiny hole. Then she stopped...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    From a far too young age adults around me would confide in me and I would constantly be trying to solve adult problems whilst being a kid. This has just kept on throughout my life...
    penilane penilane 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I feel pretty good. I've noticed quite a few differences in myself since beginning this diet. I feel more awake during the day. I feel like I need to take a nap or lay down or...
    Lapoeta2nv Lapoeta2nv 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    My personal choices whether religious or not are my own. I do not treat others like they are doomed if they do not adhere to the choices I make. I do not treat others like my ways...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    There is so much to an individual. We all have our preferences and likes and dislikes. I am in a state of forgetting and remembering. Having a discussion with someone else...
    todayalways todayalways 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    A couple friends told me i have a strong personality. They didnt mean in it a negative way. But im just not very used to people telling me how they feel or think of me whether it...
    Zoneout167 Zoneout167 22-25, M Apr 7

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    I'm stronger than I ever thought I was... And I'm loved more than I thought I was
    kzambori kzambori 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have no set number in my head, I just don't want my weight to be a 3-digit number (in kgs) anymore. I don't want to be so winded after walking up one flight of stairs. I don't...
    Arcavala Arcavala 31-35, F Apr 9

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    Idk, I'm weird. I like this guy but his girlfriend is pretty attractive to. I'm really open and blatant so I told them right away and they accepted we be friends. I like a lot of...
    GrimAndInUtterDismay GrimAndInUtterDismay 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel like I never have anyone I can turn to when I have my "mini cave in" moments. I always have to be strong. God forbid I'm ever anything BUT happy the whole world crumbles...
    LucyScattered LucyScattered 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I mean.. I'm an italian guy, I'm 32 and since I was in my teens I discovered that I had this kind of crush in strong-looking girls and women. I always had a lot of problem talking...
    becool2 becool2 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I wish I was stronger than I am, but I'm not. I'm not a strong girl, I am a girl who breaks down on a weekly basis, and thinks about suicide quite often. I am not as strong as...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I am a very strong woman with my own strong opinions about life. Check out my strong viewpoint from my story about being liberal. You will see shortly and directly how much I get...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F Apr 3

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    I do admire strong, confident women. I like to believe that I am a strong and confident woman, even though I am a submissive woman in the lifestyle. I believe that I can still be...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I had breakfast today instead of just coffee. I went to the gym. I completed my assignment for a course I'm doing. I sent in two job applications. I am reading the book "Why we get...
    Arcavala Arcavala 31-35, F Apr 8

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    If by 'stronger' you mean '****** up' then yes, I'm stronger.
    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 22

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    I will be strong, Even when I feel weak. I will not give up hope, Even when I see no light. I will not depend, Even when I feel as if I cannot go on. I will make myself better...
    AnimalsAreLife AnimalsAreLife 18-21, F Mar 22

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    If I look back at my life I do break down a lot but it's made me a stronger believer and a strong person n now when I look back I think I can understand a lot more then before and...
    RaniFkayy RaniFkayy 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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    I need a man who will love me for me. Not someone who just wants to get in my pants. A man who values and considers my feelings, a man that will love me unconditionally. I need...
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    The feeling of letting go gets stronger and stronger but I am scared of what will happen if I already did. I know he can go on without me, he's starting to have a better life and...
    dramacloset dramacloset 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I met this amazing looking, slim, pretty girl of 19 in a nightclub, she had long red curly hair and as we danced, it soon became clear she was stronger than me. We were holding...
    rolledgoldboy rolledgoldboy 22-25 Apr 3

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    I crossed a self created boundary line today. It is not a line dividing good and evil but perhaps dividing right and pleasant! The frail emotional fool that I am, I let myself go...
    nightoceanbreeze nightoceanbreeze 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 3

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    God wont give you your life if you're not strong enough to handle it. The things you go through....imagine if somebody else lived through them, how would they take things? would...
    ShannaClarkson ShannaClarkson 22-25, F Apr 4

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    Staying Strong is not cutting yourself. It's not doing that one thing that is making you weak. It's loving yourself when it's hard. It's baring through pain that is almost...
    Janellesings Janellesings 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Well, God is only good but you catch my drift. I'm unwell. Made some food and it wiped me out. Had a relative make an insensitive comment and it brought down my mood a bit. I...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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