Post

I Thought I Was Tough

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 67 People

    The Weakest One of All

    I thought I was tough. i was never riddled by thoughts of loneliness as a teen. I had friends in high school; quiet a few as i look back. I was the funny one, the one who made jokes and never seemed sad. My friends admired my capacity to be alone and not mind. i didn't pine for a...
    DarkPhoenix DarkPhoenix 31-35, F 2 Responses May 18, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sad Marriage

    i thought i can solve any kind of problems in my life. my friends told me i'm very strong inside.  how wrong they were!!! i've been married for little over 3 years and we have a 5weeks old son.  from the beggining of our marriage we rarely had sex. maybe once...
    wind wind 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    And Now I Know I Am

    I think that after two years of being treated like **** by someone who claims they love me and finally having no feelings for him; finding out that I have a few problems with getting something that I want more than anything; working in a school where a kid gets stabbed on my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 17, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Was Wrong

    Today - about an hour ago, my husband came round. I have been so strong since we split, sure I've missed him but the tears never fell and my heart didn't break, until today. I was shocked to see him because I didn't even know he was back in town. He was at the door just about to...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 12, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    AND Invincible

    Although I normally feel safe and invincible these days because I have these 13 guys (plus AC) that protect me at all costs,  I recently let a venomous person into my life that proved to me that I am not always safe and that I am not such a tough girl after all.  This...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 18 Responses Aug 13, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    O Yes...

    Let me tell you I thought I was tough many times... But when it came up to me and my dad I was never tough... But one day he had crossed the line way to far.. He told me that he was going to hurt my little sister if I didn't shut her up... He was screaming at me... She just...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 5, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    Yeah ever since i came back to mexico i was bullied in school because they thought i was american. No i am not american i am mexican i just spent alot of my life over there in the...
    Insomniac77 Insomniac77 16-17, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I know that pain all too well. I had that person for 7 years of marriage, sadly, she passed away July 30th, 2013. She knew exactly when to lay her head on my chest, listing to my...
    mrniceguy1979 mrniceguy1979 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Caught! Although I was not a really bad girl at the schools I went to I did get my fair share (perhaps more than my fair share) of school spankings. One reason was that I never...
    Tina303 Tina303 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sometimes it feels like we all need a good dose of tough-love, administered by our very own selves! And no, there will be not be a spoonful of sugar with it to help the medicine go...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sometimes, I act tough. Usually, I am kind.
    NovaScotia902 NovaScotia902 22-25 Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Toughest times in my life God please be with me Support me Make me and my family calm Plz give me the strength to face this situation in my life
    1nfern0 1nfern0 18-21, M Jul 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Idk why but I love guys that can be tough but can also show their emotional and sensitive side. Even thought that's rare and most are scared about being judge by their friends. I...
    WoundedDreamer WoundedDreamer 16-17, F 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    June is a rough month for me. Like a slow, diurnal tide, the anniversaries creep up on me so that I don't notice the oncoming flood even as the waters have long since left lapping...
    RasaDesign RasaDesign 41-45, M Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I tried to attempt suicide. It was so tough getting through the huge battle of depression and me. I was cutting myself at first...then I had tried drowning myself. It was stupid...
    MickaelaLovesZachLin MickaelaLovesZachLin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sixteen people on this experience right now. Too many. And it sucks. And before someone pulls the whole 'kids will be kids' or 'words will never hurt you', why don't you try being...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I remember about a year ago writing a story, a story about how I felt. Depressed, helpless.... for anyone with depression, you know how it is to fake a smile, to fake a giggle just...
    Chassiduuu Chassiduuu 16-17, F 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was at school in ENgland in the 1960s and 70s, when corporal punishment was still widespread. At primary school I went through a "difficult" period, possibly related to my...
    preaparvum preaparvum 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    And I'm glad. I developed a tumor in my brain and pituitary when I was 15. I had been thin my whole life. My cortisol levels jetted upwards, which caused me to gain 30 pounds in...
    OfFansAndFlames OfFansAndFlames 22-25 Jul 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    All my life it has been lonesome, i never had anyone come to my birthday parties. I have never had a real girl friend because they would ask me out and of course like the fool i...
    SonofAodha SonofAodha 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was at a store and was throwing food everywhere then my mom brought me to the bathroom locked us in a stall bent me over leg and started the spanking and the worst thing of al...
    Finny5 Finny5 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The past week we experience typhoon Rammasun, which led us in a suffering of not having electricity and water for 4 days straight. Even our school was affected which cause the...
    directioner26 directioner26 18-21, F 47 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was being spanked when my sisters best friend came in the house and she told everyone at school the i punched her and got spanked again later
    Finny5 Finny5 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Suprisingly today was a good day it dosent happen alot i atcualy got complamented and i felt good about my self wounder how long it will last anyway gonna imbrace my inner awsome...
    noolybabe14 noolybabe14 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This is an experience I've never before revealed. As I meet more people on EP and read their experiences I have begun to appreciate the cathartic effect of sharing. I must have...
    DD4UOK DD4UOK 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I had one of the worst rejections of my life 1 year ago. It still haunts me to this day constantly. I feel I need to talk about it here just to hear what other people think as I...
    joelex300 joelex300 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As a teenager, I was spanked quite a lot and usually, after a few good beatings a kid Learns the way, but I never did. I was always looking for trouble and I was lazy too so I was...
    gingerfox1234789 gingerfox1234789 46-50 4 Responses Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I did have a weird experience, but I don't necessarily believe in the "aliens" that people and hollywood make out to be as extraterrestrial life. There obviously is other forms of...
    YouHadToPoopDidntYou YouHadToPoopDidntYou 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I been with my ex Brandon for six years an he was my high-school sweetheart, While we were in HS he was arrested an spent three years in jail, we made plans to marry when he got...
    CAMBRIA22 CAMBRIA22 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am friends with this girl, who is friends with my enemy. 1 day at school, I was casually eating my lunch when a girl walked up to me and said "Oh wow! You like Marcus (A guy at...
    KaylaSweet101 KaylaSweet101 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was only three days old. My adoptive mother was very abusive verbally. She was even physically abusive. My dream in life was to find my real mother. I did and it wasn't what...
    letMeHelpYou156 letMeHelpYou156 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was adopted at three days old. My adoptive Father is the best Daddy a person could ever ask for...but my adoptive mother...I can't even call her a mother. She was very verbally...
    letMeHelpYou156 letMeHelpYou156 16-17, F Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am a mature individual. I have transitioned through menopause and because in my early career I was focused on my profession, my own development, my own achievement, I put off...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    IM REG WATSON I created well known Australian soaps like Neighbours, prisoner cell block h, country practice and the Sullivans and Sons and daughters. The first soap I ever...
    regwatson regwatson 61-65, M Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My age was thirteen. I was out with friends, my boyfriend, and their boyfriends. In together there was probably about ten of us. My friend Joy had a boyfriend named Martin. While...
    Blondie6556 Blondie6556 22-25, F 10 Responses Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    SLUMBER PARTY My sister was having a sleepover once and she invited 3 of her friends. I stayed up in my room the whole time because I did not want to be a part of it. At some...
    somedewd somedewd 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was in a relationship for 4 years. We first started seeing each other when I was 17 he was 21. I thought he was my everything. In the beginning he was sweet and very devoted to...
    oceanicdreamer oceanicdreamer 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel silly being the first person to write about this but here it goes. I had been dating a guy for about three years when we decided to get married. We were still young early...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was lost and alone in a bad city. It was almost dark and I had no money, car, or phone. Just like a movie, when I opened the bank's door to withdraw money, it was locked and a...
    HopeRefugeShelter HopeRefugeShelter 22-25, F Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My last spanking at 16. Well, I was 16 years old. I went over to one of my friend's house. We went out for a party, then after the party, we had gone to the shops, to shoplift...
    tr111 tr111 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was an ugly duckling growing up. I had big 80's glasses, an overbite, crooked teeth and acne. I hid my face behind long hair and didn't talk. I was painfully shy. I wore long...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My boyfriend of 10 years moved abroad some months ago for work. Our plan was that I would visit him as soon as possible and try to find a job there too. He had a hard time at his...
    mpenti mpenti 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i was home visiting my mother a few weeks ago. My mother lives by herself and has for a while now. my aunt was over and she and my mom were doing the usual talking and caring on...
    Lolau2007 Lolau2007 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wasn't sexually abused. because I refuse to believe it. there's no proof, none at all. ~except the nightmares, constant, horrid nightmares of sticky disgusting broken glass...
    SystemShutdown SystemShutdown 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was abused by my father first when I was five. He would touch me and make me touch him. When I was six it got worse with sex. My brother walked in and saw it and my father asked...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think I was I am 13 now this is the first time I said anything and I think I was molested. I was at my house and I was laying down with my moms friends son and I was like 4 he...
    missunderstanded missunderstanded 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was a kid, I loved my mom so much. She played as an angel when my dad, who was a hot-tempered perfectionist, would let his anger out on me and my brother for the tiniest...
    clawrist clawrist 18-21, F Jun 25

    Your Response

    Cancel