I Feel Like I Have to Be A"strong Woman" All the Time

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    There Is No Choice.

    I can not cry or stay in bed. I can not scream or hide my head. I have a son, he's three years old. And in his eyes, all can be told. The hurt and pain I can not hide, even though I keep it all inside. My son is bright and strong and sweet, he worries so when he sees me weep...
    NoWhereToGoButUp NoWhereToGoButUp
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 10, 2010

    Vulnerable Otherwise

    People in my life are always depending on me to have it together for them. I can't do that if I don't keep that wall up and fall apart. If I let it all go than I may not return.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 2, 2009

    What Other Option Is There?

    Being strong all the time is tiring. It takes every bit of me to hold it together all the time. I wish that I didn't have to always be the strong one. Nobodys gonna do it for me though. If I back down then I fail. It feels like ive been doing it forever, the one who makes...
    Isntitironic Isntitironic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2013

    otherwise People Would Thin...

    otherwise people would think im a wuss or weak so.......
    ccdo ccdo
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Aug 1, 2009

    I'M So Angry...

    that I let myself believe someone's lies. I'm so angry that I need positive affirmation outside myself instead of finding it within. I'm so angry that my sense of self-worth is directly to proportionate to mens' attention. I'm so angry that I am invisible to my husband. I'm...
    specialkay62 specialkay62
    46-50
    Mar 5, 2013

    Putting On A Show

    Everyone thinks I am strong - thinks that I will never break. At work, I am at full throttle all day, and my day ends 6 hours after everyone else. I get project after project given to me, and when I say I can't, people laugh and reassure me that I can. I am the teacher, the...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Jun 17, 2011

    Keep On Keeping On

    I married when I was 18,. had 3 childern, when the youngest was born I developed serious Arthritis, okay my hubsand had a drinking problem. I was able to stay home and raise my kids, that was the good part of my marriage...I wanted my kids to have a normal life as possible HOW...
    Bluebird777 Bluebird777
    70+, F
    May 10, 2012

    Alpha Female

    I tend to see clearly what other people should be doing but have trouble taking my own advice.  Sometimes I hate making all the decisions about dinner, money, moving, but I don't like to give up control either.  You all make me see that I am a strong woman.  Thank...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 21, 2009

    Changes

    Actually, I don't think I'm unique.  I believe all women are innately strong. The thing is, when you're the one who's used to taking care of everyone and everything, it's hard to let go.  Letting down all my defenses is overwhelmingly frightening.  I don't do well...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Aug 15, 2009
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