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I Appear to Be Strong But I Am Vulnerable

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm not used to feeling like this. I'm usually in control and strong, but recently I just feel lost and vulnerable. I just want my life back. I feel like I'm only half here and it...
    ScarletNightmare ScarletNightmare 13-15, F Jul 31

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    This is kind of crap. Ive been through situations where it should have killed me. In a way it has made me strong but yet also weak. I still harbor a lot of hurt and pain from the...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Every one of us has experienced the pain of losing someone dear and close to us be it a death or a severance of a relationship. We deal with these problems in our own methods and...
    jamie1292 jamie1292 22-25, M a week ago

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    people who have not truely been abused either mentally or physically have no real idea on what the ones who do are talking about. sadly most of my life is a blur because for...
    Kalsero Kalsero 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Have you ever noticed that in relationships, there's always one who is the one being chased? And the other is doing the chasing? That chased one, that has always been me. I am far...
    maggiemaggamuff maggiemaggamuff 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    He says my vulnerability is what makes his desire & need for control stronger, he knows I need it and I know he needs it too. We are perfect for each other!
    DaddysLittleLiarna DaddysLittleLiarna 22-25, F Aug 10

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    To: go somewhereToo: also, excessTwo: 2Your: ownershipYou're: You areTheir: ownershipThere: a place; over there, under there, etc.They're: They areThen: time orderThan: comparison...
    SmrtGuyUT SmrtGuyUT 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    Lol. The real panic and anxiety mood. Vulnerable to fear. Phobic of bad coming. Or loss of good. Lol.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 31

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    I can see why in Don Jon, there's this underlying theme of vulnerability. I can see why Jon turns to his addiction. He's afraid and unsatisfied with intimacy. He hides behind a...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F Aug 12

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    When you're left feeling vulnerable as a result of heartache. That has to be the absolute worst.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F Aug 18

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    The other day I had an interesting chance encounter with an obvously confident woman. I left the hair salon where I work to go across the street to have a cup of coffee at a coffee...
    eric2maid eric2maid 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 8

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    Through painful experiences, I've learned, and keep on learning, to be gracious and humble, the complete opposite of the person I was, with all the naive brand of pride and...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F a week ago

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    These are definitely the only mosaic pool tiles we can easily assure never to pop from the wall or Slice and scratch anybody. We are very stringent in the selection of tiles as...
    Kit1739qm Kit1739qm 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    The higher you build your barriers The taller I become The farther you take my rights away The faster I will run You can deny me You can decide to turn your face away No matter...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F Aug 3

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    I'm a little dude, about 5-1 or 5-2 and 130 lbs. it isn't hard to be stronger than me, my three sisters are and every girl I have ever dated, including the only on shorter than me...
    Carlsoncarly Carlsoncarly 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 4

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    I´m a housewife who got stronger than my hubby by using his weightset when he is at work. everything changed after i realised what fun it is to be the stronger spouse, Once i...
    CarlaMaria CarlaMaria 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    This person was very bad with me.I hope that I can change my future so that I'll be less vulnerable to meet people like that.
    sineaddu sineaddu 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    As if I am not already insecure about my appearance my husband just recently told me that the spark is gone and isn't as attracted to me as he used to be when we first met, that...
    Gonzales96 Gonzales96 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    No reason to. Permanently removed from the dating search, I can alter my appearance the way I want now for my sake. I wear my hair short, I can wear flats and I don't have to wear...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    After chatting with a wise woman, I am thinking that perhaps there are more ways for a woman to be strong and confident other than conquering the world. Being true to one's self...
    GoodLyndi GoodLyndi 41-45 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I've been hurt. I've been raped. I've been bashed. I've been depressed. I've been torn. I've been broken. I'm still me. These things don't make up who I am, they simply helped me...
    Pickles0212 Pickles0212 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 1

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    [You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.] Would you hold my hand If I saw you in heaven? Would you help me stand If I saw you in heaven...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F Aug 11

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    I used to be very angry with the universe. I had the "why me's" just like everyone else. I am not angry anymore. I honestly believe that everyone has a path in life. I think...
    Mm8335 Mm8335 31-35, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Experiences good or bad make us stronger. Everything teaches us something even when it doesn't seem like it. I may hurt now but I'll be stronger than ever.
    eaarcher93 eaarcher93 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 30

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    People think that if i am fat than i am the most strongest person in neighborhood but no, i am not that strong. I can even easily be hurt by someone's words :(
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Aug 1

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    I've always had a hard life. My mom became depressed when I was 8 and I had to take care of myself for at-least 2months and then my dad died in a wreck right before my birthday,my...
    Neonnightmare0 Neonnightmare0 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    I can definitely say I am a strong military girlfriend! 2 months not being with that person you love really sucks!! I don't wish this on anyone! But getting to reunite with my...
    macrenatoa macrenatoa 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Not muscular, but mentally and emotionally strong :) Keep strong ladies!
    Benni5 Benni5 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    At the time it was horrific - but now the dark chapter s are in the past, I can move on as a more powerful and wise person - and able to connect more closely to others. When...
    LiveTruthfully LiveTruthfully 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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