I Am Trying to Stay Strong, and Keep Calm

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     i will.but inside i am falling apart.my poor nephew,he fell out and hit the floor when the dr`s told him his mom was going to die.i stood by him.i stood up for his mother time after time against my brother when i found out he had beaten her.but the damage has been done.i...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    36-40
    1 Response Feb 5, 2010

    we learn something from everyone

    who passes through our lives.. some lessons are painful and some are painless .. but all are priceless
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 13, 2015

    Trying my best to stay strong

    and keep calm, but I am so ******* frustrated inside. Like I don't have enough pressure already. Like I needed that!
    MissGaga MissGaga
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 23

    A Friend In The Hospital

    A friend is in the hospital. I do not know all of the details. I am close friends with her mother who is flying out to see her tomorrow. She is not in a healthy marriage. She has a husband who psychologically abuses her. I hope there is no physical abuse involved. She was...
    wisdominwealth wisdominwealth
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 20, 2011

    Here I Go Again...

    I'm buckling up and hanging on for dear life cos right now this rollercoaster ride is at the very peak of a very high hill and despite me standing on the breaks with all my strength, I'm slowly slipping down.I can be rational about this at the moment, I know what my triggers were...
    charlie248 charlie248
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Oct 10, 2012

    My Dog Did The Cutest Thing

    My Dog did the cutest thing....ok she always does the cutest things.  She loves to cuddle. It does not matter if you are in bed, on a loveseat, on a sofa, a chair, or on the floor...she will find a way to cuddle.=) If I were a Kangaroo..she would jump in my pouch and never come...
    wisdominwealth wisdominwealth
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2011

    I Am Staying Strong; But Keeping Calm?

    Keeping calm is a different damn story. A very different story. How am I supposed to keep calm when you're hurting me? How am I supposed to keep calm when I'm screaming inside and no one can hear me! How am I supposed to keep calm when I have so many things pushing me, and...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Dec 7, 2010
    anisha07969 anisha07969
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2014

    Is being strong holding on in a relationship

    that you know will never last? or Is being strong, letting go of a relationship that you still hope will work?
    dylan4444 dylan4444
    36-40, F
    Jun 5, 2014

    I just really wish to stay calm

    but it seems so hard to do. I don't have a clue why I often act differently (and sometimes crazier) in public when my friends are around. When I sometimes act this way in front of the one I love (we are not in a relationship), afterwards I feel absolutely embarassed and keep...
    isisithen isisithen
    18-21, F
    Nov 5, 2014

    I don't see the point in trying anymore.

    I just keep cutting and cutting. My boyfriend is the only reason I don't cut more than I already do. He's my only reason for even trying to try. I'm terrified what's going to happen once he leaves me. Today I actually thought about how once he leaves me I'll be able to cut more...
    Imjustdone Imjustdone
    18-21, M
    Jun 15, 2014

    Yup, setting limits as a mom is often harder

    then letting things be swept under the rug. I keep telling myself that in the long run it will pay off. Woooooo- saaaaaaaah🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2014

    Strong & Calm

    These are the two things I can do until I come out of my shell and still continue staying strong and calm afterwards.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Sep 13, 2011

    My Sad Life

    I am an18 year old boy and my parents divorced when i was only 14 .I have two sibblings, a 14 year old sister and a brother who is only 7.After the divorce, we were been living happily with my dad alone till he got married again in 2008. Ever since he married, I have not had a...
    suhuyini5 suhuyini5
    18-21
    1 Response Dec 22, 2010

    when you had a stressful week,

    and what you were worrying about, doesn't even matter anymore.... The only thing that matters is the person!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 30

    Those Who I Thought Loved Me...

    I grew up from a divorced family and lived with my Father throughout my 20 years with him. He was a victim of a drunk driver and I was left in a household of whom I thought was my family. Unfortunately the 12 years my step family lived with me and father, 2 months down the road...
    crestlife crestlife
    18-21
    Nov 1, 2010

    What's The Right Thing To Do?

    Three years ago I met a married couple who I became so close to.  We were closer than sister's.  I met them at a mental health drop-in centre, I have borderline and one of my friends has bi-polar, the other depression. It was like a three way marriage with none of the naughty...
    charlie248 charlie248
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2011

    But then there's that one person

    that just pushed me past my breaking point....poor fellow...he got me thrown out of my college program....me being nice person I am I left him with a first aid kit after I beat the ever living hell out of him :)
    XavierSenpai XavierSenpai
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jul 28, 2015

    It can be hard, especially at difficult times,

    but sometimes you have to suck it and just take all of the crap the world, and pretend everything's gonna be fine.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 9

    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 months. And my bf and I actually separated 3 weeks ago. He never gave a clear reason why he left but I guess he was just tired of our fights. But...
    madusand madusand
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2014

    Never let anyone break you down no matter how

    bad it may have been. In every bad situation is something positive.
    BlueMoonx BlueMoonx
    18-21, F
    Jun 22, 2014

    Stay Strong?!?!?!

    I get up everyday thinking about what happened to me. Crying as I get ready to start my day. When I go to school, I try to keep a smile on my face. Trying to hide the hurt. The pain. The tears. When I get home, I break down and cry. Looking up at the sky. Praying to God that I...
    Jazzy6060 Jazzy6060
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 6, 2013

    I'm new to EP... Hey everyone✋😊 I came

    across EP while searching for apps...I am glad that I join. I've been feeling lonely Lately.. I have no one to talk to, I do not trust those around me because they have betrayed me. Worst of all, my best friend since childhood betrayed me...I am having a hard time copping...
    MissLiberia MissLiberia
    26-30, F
    Jun 29, 2014

    I no I need to as I need to be there

    for you and I want to be there for you I am only a message or a call away whatever the time night or day xx
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey
    36-40, M
    Jan 26, 2015

    Now healing, how goes your healing?

    What does your powerful voice have to say and how did you find this voice?
    Tannasheart Tannasheart
    51-55, F
    Jan 26, 2015

    Sisters' Being Deployed And...

    My sister is being deployed to Iraq in 7 weeks, and though I want to rant and rave and scream about it, I know that doing so won't help anything, and it sure won't change the fact of the matter.  Even though I cringe inside when I say or write "She's going to Iraq", I think I'm...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982
    31-35, F
    Feb 8, 2011

    I'm Trying...

    Today i saw you...U were holding hands with some girls...When i saw u Reaching for their hands..I Had Mixed feelings.. I felt Glad..cuz there might be a chance u into girls...but at the same time i felt Sad cuz .those girls are pretty..n U might have feelings for one of those...
    MzLoveAll MzLoveAll
    18-21, F
    Dec 7, 2010

    I Didn't Do That Thing Today

    I didn't do that thing today. I wanted to so badly. Since I started doing it the longest I've ever been able to not do it is two months. It's been about two months since the last time I did it, so naturally the urges are coming back strong. But today, I didn't do it. I panicked...
    dearjane dearjane
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2013

    It's hard to know that you have no one to care

    for you To know that no one loves you. You sit there. Crying... Bleeding... You can't move. Can't seem to think straight. Pain has taken over your body. Locked in a room alone... Afraid to even open your eyes... The tears won't stop. The pain won't stop either. There is no way...
    Jazzy6060 Jazzy6060
    18-21, F
    Sep 25, 2014

    A lot has happened in my life these past few

    months. My home, my friends, my family and my work have all been transformed into something else, something I cannot recognize. I'm trying my best to hang in there until everything feels "normal"
    Lonely40s Lonely40s
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2014

    Let Go And Let God

    Right now I am concerned about my finances and how I will manage to make it. However, I remembered the oath I made to myself that instead of me getting all bent out of shape, I will surrender all my difficulties that come up to God. So, that's what I am doing now.  It's not...
    MySweetLord MySweetLord
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2009

    Exactly what am trying to do.

    .. Please God help me stay strong always.. I want to be a better person for her
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 17, 2015

    The Stronger I Try To Be, The Harder Life Gets

    I could write a story as long as the bible detailing the tough times I have experienced over the years but none of that even compares to what life has been like this past couple of years. I think above all, the one thing I have learned is that even when someone is going through...
    fiona12 fiona12
    18-21, F
    Feb 9, 2011

    Everyone please go like my picture on instagram

    @xxconsciencexx just let me know who you are so i can follow back
    xxconsciencexx xxconsciencexx
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jun 29, 2014

    I try not to show ppl wts happening in me I try

    to keep calm and have same face always.no one really know how I feel they ask me and I tell them that I'm tired . Can I keep this up for a longer period of time ? Or will I just snap some day and scream and shout?
    Silentsuffer Silentsuffer
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2014
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