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I Appear to Be Strong But I Am Vulnerable

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    Weeping With Sorrow

    i am intelligent, pretty and seemingly successful in life.. i'm married to a european and we have a lil girl who's 2 and a bit.. we r both from developed countries and work in development in developing countries.. i'm a mother.. i (and my 3 siblings) grew up without a mother as...
    sadnessandjoy sadnessandjoy 31-35 Jan 25, 2010

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    Am I Just Weak?

             First off I may be a girl but I am a big girl at that and I don't mean hefty, I mean Tall about 5'10, broud shoulders and a never give up attitude. I am a loner as most would call it, but I just see it as having no friends, which I guess is the same thing...
    XieryaWolf XieryaWolf 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2011

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    Facing One of My Worst Fears

    im trying to face with the fact that i am vulnerable... and it is very very hard for me to admit it because i start thinking that im weak. im very afraid to be weak as im afraid that people will continually hurt me once they find out about my vulnerability and use any info they...
    aida666 aida666 16-17, F May 15, 2009

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    My Heart.

    It is my vulnerable spot not physically just emotionally. In my heart lie love and strength and I honestly have a heart issue where it will slowly kill me if my heart is broken.
    draganaeros draganaeros 22-25, M Aug 3, 2013

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    Crumble After The Fact

    I've been through alot of bad ****, but I have 2 younger siblings so I've always been stronger for them. I developed this as a habit and still do it to this day. I stay strong long enough to help my loved ones through whatever it is, then when it's all over I fall to pieces. I...
    mrsundercognito mrsundercognito 22-25, F Jan 4, 2011

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    It's All In The Facade.

    I walk into a room full of people -everyone's looking at me and their stares, unnerving. But i brush it off, maintain my smile, my confident stance and walk as if i've never been humiliated in my life..People start gossiping and words that are like knives are all drawn. I, their...
    amDamnTiredOfUrLIES amDamnTiredOfUrLIES 18-21, F Sep 29, 2013

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    I Was All Ways the Strong On Ein My Family............

    To my family, I am the strong, oh Shannon will make it, Shannon will pull through, Shannon this and Shannon that. You know, there will come a time; I will not be so strong that my family makes me out to be. I do brake and I do fall apart, I do have feelings. And thats it...
    123ct 123ct 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2008

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    Tough As Nails...

    I was a very sensitive child... at my school there was a group of boys a year older than I was who bullied me relentlessly... not really for any reason other than they knew they could make me cry... it didn't take long for me to learn that if you didn't let anyone see what was...
    hippiechick333 hippiechick333 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    This site made me open up to

    who I really am... Normally, I do not cry in front of people because crying is a weakness.. Talking about my sexual orientation is a NO NO because of this fear of being rejected... EP made me realize that somebody else is going through the same experiences as well... It is okay...
    maleficent08 maleficent08 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    Wobbly : A Poem I Wrote About Being Vulnerable.

    Wobbly by Ivy Orchid Little fingers Little toes Smiles There is something there I knew, I used to know. Hot chocolate in the snow. Kneel Pray Believe Matching dresses dancing in the sun. Sunday shoes, they all hate me. Play nice While they watch us. Sing from the...
    IvyOrchid IvyOrchid 26-30, F Aug 3, 2012

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    Protected Unprotection

    I appeares to be strong. On outside... I try not to let others know something hurts me. But is it good? Is it good to hide it inside? I don't think so. I'm trying to learn how to express that this hurt me without hurting others. When I keep it for myself, I can handle it for...
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 11, 2008

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    Soft Inside

    On the outside it looks like I don't let things bother me, but on the inside I'm panicking at every negative (intentional or not) word that is spoken in my direction. I worry constantly. I fear rejection. I fear being misunderstood. A friend of mine says she is amazed at how...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 24, 2010

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    Yeah.

    People call me robotic and unemotional, but really, I cringe at every little comment directed toward me. I wish I could be stronger, but I can't. 
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    Eternal Struggle

    I find it horribly hard to show my fears and vulnerability and I know that is something I am going to have to conquer at some point in life.  Today I feel emotionally exhausted after a few days of quite a mental battle.  When it comes down to it I realize I'm alone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 27, 2009

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    Does Strength Even Exist?

    People will always tell you to be strong. People will always tell you to open up, and talk about your pain if your hurting. Quite honestly I'm tired of the contradicting orders. What does being strong even mean? To me, being strong is how well you hide the pain, how tightly you...
    reemus reemus 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 15, 2010

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    On the Outside Looking In

    There are many days I have when I will feel alive and motivated in my life to get things done and strive to achieve what I want, although after a short while the motivation begins to fade and depression sinks in once more. This happens especially after I begin partaking...
    bloodpromise bloodpromise 18-21, F Aug 17, 2009

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    Im Strong On The Inside But Weak Inside

    I have this.. armour on me, and i look strong and confident, and happy. but if you take away my armour you will find someone that has very very bad self esteem and no confidence at all. she isnt happy at all with her life and is scared. these are her true feelings hidden under...
    UmbraEyes UmbraEyes 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2011

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    To Others, I Portray Strength, But Inside I Am Vulnerable

    My friends see me as a pillar of strength. I help them out in their rough time. But me myself, I am scared and vulnerable. My worst times is with doctors being intimate. I was abused and am just plain petrified. Of what, I dont know. I hate it.
    sufferingmypaininsilence sufferingmypaininsilence 18-21, F Jan 12, 2012

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    Opening Up

    It's so scary opening up on here.. I've only been posting a couple days.. and I don't know if i've said much.. but I'm not used to talking about these things.. it's been such an emotional drain.. and I feel so vulnerable from it.. nobody's noticed, I've still been able to keep up...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2013

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    I'm Weak

    I keep it all together with a smile, and a laugh to fool the world, but I can't fool myself, I am weak, and it comes out even when I don't want it to. I am not strong at all, I"m extremely vulnerable, and get hurt easily.... I just can't take it anymore. I try and hide it but I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 30, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Lately I've been feeling vulnerable but now I understand why. Basically this illness left me feeling stupid, weak and incredibly slow. It took my two years to be able to write even...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Jul 4

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    Lately I've been feeling vulnerable but now I understand why. Basically this illness left me feeling stupid, weak and incredibly slow. It took my two years to be able to write even...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Jul 4

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    My marriage counselor said I was strong to have dealt with my childhood by keeping secrets for more than a decade and not turning to drugs or alcohol. I internalize a lot of things...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I guess I'm pretty strong. Rehab made me a fighter. But sometimes I don't feel like it.
    KrissyBearRawr KrissyBearRawr 18-21, F Jul 6

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    Dear father, You always told me to be strong, be strong my girl l...be strong for all of us , for all your family......I am strong but sometime I feel like I can't get what I...
    crosszeria crosszeria 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    August of 2014, will be 16 months since he walked out the door. Never leaving me with our boys to raise alone. Some ppl think I'm crazy for saying this, but I'm actually glad he...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 12

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    Have a cry...it's ok to cry, it's called being human. what doesn't kill us, does make us stronger, but you must take the time to process and reflect, the situation, cry it out, and...
    Luckycharm2014 Luckycharm2014 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    yes i think what doesn't kill me makes me stronger, but lifting weights i know that makes me stronger
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 22

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    Life has been so hard lately coming out gay is harder than I thought it would be. A lot of people think I am strong but I suffer from depression, anxiety and a weak heart.
    Benji77 Benji77 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    About 18 years ago, I met an amazing guy. We really connected & had amazing chemistry. At the time he had a set 3 mo old twin boys & I discovered that I was pregnant by my ex. So...
    Angeeb Angeeb 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    For years people kept telling me that " you're a good man" and things like that.. Well guess what, good men get dumped.. I dont hate it but i do hate it.. Once a woman tells you...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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     Acknowledging the Strength through Relationships - As a male growing up around two other male "role-models", one thing was for certain in relationships: how much sex I...
    LysanderFremont LysanderFremont 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    i think really i am ... i do not want to be ... i m pure vegetarian , i am so much kind to poor yeah m not so much rich as well but yet i want to do something for those person who...
    rev412 rev412 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    Tonight I had a terrible argument with my boyfriend. I've been dealing with my depression the best I know how. It's nothing I can't get over but I still hate all this internal hurt...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Really, the title says it all. I can accept compliments about my intelligence, my ability with words, and my ability at my job. I can accept hearing that I'm a sweet and caring...
    fivetailedfox89 fivetailedfox89 22-25, F Jul 5

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    I love this show!! :) Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet) is the funniest lady ever and although I love her antics, I would not want to live next or near her. I feel sorry for...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T 1 Response Jul 12

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    I am 25 and when I found out I was pregnant, I cried, full of despair and fear. I instantly new what I had to do and instantly realised that I would never get to know my baby, that...
    parislondonrome parislondonrome 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I am 24. I've been married to my husband for just over 2 years. We have no children. We met in college, dated for only 6 months before getting engaged, and were married almost 2...
    swimcoachpro swimcoachpro 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    I usually pretend that I'm happy so that others don't become upset or sad. I hold back my tears so that others can smile.I hate crying sometimes because I always feel so vulnerable...
    Smileeboo Smileeboo 16-17, F Jul 2

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    Lol did you ask GOD for help? Did you ever truly come to GOD? You guys complain he hasn't done anything for you and didn't even try. Your a human.He's been studying his craft for...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 18-21, F Jul 2

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    No one will ever understand my struggles and can listen without criticizing my mistakes! I am a human, wanting to live in color, breathe the scent of all beauty that surrounds me...
    Froggy420 Froggy420 31-35, F Jul 10

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    I'm someone who is very slow to trust to begin with and when my wife is stressed she becomes mean. I can't respond in kind and end up going further into my shell. He moods can...
    ThroughAGlassDarkly ThroughAGlassDarkly 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I am dating a recovering heroin/pill addict. I have only known him a little over a year, and I knew about his addiction upfront, however I didn't know to what extent, I am the...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny 18-21, F Jul 11

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    Yes, I was a fool. I want to remain the same. At least you ill surrounded with people, thinking you are vulnerable.
    anujraj92 anujraj92 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I don't want theory or faith, I want experience. If you cannot tell me where the universe came from, or how it came about, (without telling me it just appeared, because, can energy...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M Jul 1

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    Iv been through so much in my younger days, although I don't wish the misery and pain I felt, on my worst enemy! I am happy I made it out alive! I am happy I can experience every...
    bolahaming bolahaming 18-21, M Jul 16

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    I have always been insecure about my appearance. I just recently started sending my pics to guys on apps because if rather be turned down first off instead of create something and...
    Jbsc21 Jbsc21 22-25, M Jul 20

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    I am my families rock Though physically very strong I am also very emotionally strong When my little sister had attempted suicide in May i immediately started CPR while my mom was...
    Brickwall96 Brickwall96 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    We strive. We all strive, to get stronger and better, but at what point is enough? I feel like I reached my limit. The more I try the more the bad outweighs the good, the more...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M Jul 14

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