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I Thought I Was Tough

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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2007

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    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

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    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 22-25 Aug 17, 2008

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    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 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 12, 2008

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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses May 18, 2007

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    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

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    It seems to me that life as i get older becomes more challenging .When my children were younger , life was tough , i was learning to be a good mother and to adjust to the...
    scoobie2412 scoobie2412 41-45 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I look tough and I act tough. I hate crying in public and I always act happy when I am not... Because I dont like to talk about my thoughts or feelings. So, to avoid questions I...
    orcaliber orcaliber 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    Please, to those who come across my post, I'm in desperate need of advice. Approximately 3-4 months ago I found out my boyfriend of six years cheated on me. "Always trust your...
    Jninety3 Jninety3 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    the summer before my 8th grade year I meet this guy his name was Isaiah.. we talked for about 1month before getting together the frist about 6 months were wonderful and great the...
    SillyBird13 SillyBird13 18-21, F Feb 15

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    The man I was. I was a man that keep his feelings inside. A man that was afraid of how others would view the feelings I have. As a man we are taught from an early age to be tough...
    Hm3454 Hm3454 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 7

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    I finished my postgraduate degree at the end of 2014 and since then I have been looking for a stable job and a chance to kick-start a career in a political policy/education/NGO...
    JTeire90 JTeire90 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 14

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    nothing hotter then a tough and out going woman. especially if they are dominate I love that. I know it is weird but for sure what I like.
    chrisgambino9 chrisgambino9 31-35, M Feb 16

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    i was waiting for 3 years for this girl. she didnt know it but i just watch her from a far (i was in high school) so one day she asks me to come over to her house. i was probably...
    gallen143zz gallen143zz 51-55, M 1 hr ago

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    You would not believe how many messages I get on here saying "a girl can't rape a girl, it's impossible." That's a crock of ****, trust me, I would know. I had just turned 13...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses 56 mins ago

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    My mother had an unbelievably rough childhood growing up. Her and her sisters had to go through dumpsters to find food. She did not want my brothers and I to become ******* so we...
    SarahChevalier SarahChevalier 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    My step dad used to try and 'toughen me up' when he realised I just wasn't like that he started mentally abusing me, he would say I was a girl for not liking fighting and would...
    LeighUK LeighUK 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It started when I was around 6 years old. My cousin who was 2 years older than me would come over and we would go and play. Whenever we were alone together he would touch me and...
    annamh17 annamh17 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    "Common sense" dictates that I am suppose to grow out of it. That people don't remember things from when they are that young. You get "tougher" as you get older. Why do I still...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 9

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    Well it all started last September. I am a 36 year old single mother of an autistic son. Who is now 16. He always had a hard time struggling with homework and getting it done and...
    lostnconfused01 lostnconfused01 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    lol, so I usually keep my hair up, because I'm a janitor..... hah but today I felt a little sexy so I let my hair down while I was still working..... I was sweeping in the lobby...
    iLikeNaps3 iLikeNaps3 22-25, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Walked in to my parent's room, everyone was home. dad was home with walking pneumonia and we had just flipped it from the three stooges to breaking news on our 20" box tv. I...
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 17 hrs ago

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    Oh boo hoo I was molested anal made to dress in little girls clothing all this people wringing about being abused should get over themselves i was 10 and I was forced to wear...
    subsissy1989 subsissy1989 26-30, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    This happened about 3 years ago... After a fire at my home during the winter I lost everything, my son told me I could stay with his family until my house was rebuild. There was...
    homealonemale homealonemale 56-60, M 9 hrs ago

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    I also went through my last pregnancy very depressed. Our son was a surprise but a good one ! I was depressed my whole pregnancy my husband would not touch me I felt fat and ugly...
    Ihatemen2 Ihatemen2 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    My Husband was the last man I said I love you to besides my dad but that is not the same kind of love.I tell him every day That I love him when I go outside and look up at the sky...
    HazelWolf HazelWolf 36-40, F 12 hrs ago

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    I work in childcare and although it is rewarding, it is also highly stressful and frustrating at times. However, the lovely way the children act towards me never fails to move me...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    i got seen by a girl once while i was only wearing briefs. Was a little embarrassing at first as she giggled and laughed a little but i just covered up and moved on with my day. No...
    FoxtrotFalcon FoxtrotFalcon 22-25, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I was dared to walk naked through the park by my friends, I was caught by a couple of guys from school and gave them bjs to forget it.
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    I was 17 years, going from laundry to home. A man grabbed me, and it was laundry man. He took me in his house, He took of his clothes and then mine. He put a duct tape to my mouth...
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    I don't feel that I did anything wrong. All I did was answer his question about how I was doing. What nerve!
    cornhuskerchic cornhuskerchic 46-50, F 4 hrs ago

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    my beloved mommy is in coma for 2 months till now. she gets brain damage during nose job and it was just because of doctor's mistake. they said her brain didnt get enough oxygen. I...
    farenn farenn 26-30, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    you helped me build up and be stronger. to trust. but then you upped to leave me crash and burn.i hate you. what was ever the point? what?? and you still give dirty looks too.
    gurldeleted gurldeleted 41-45, F 6 hrs ago

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    I can't help my anger just now.hearing how some think that prisoners should be treated humanly.I am talking,murderers,terrorist,rapist,pedophiles.I was a victim of a modern day...
    jammernichtful jammernichtful 51-55, F 5 hrs ago

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    I was in Walmart and one of my teachers recognized me :$ But she said she barely noticed me and only paid attention because she saw my bulge. She said she'd keep my secret and I...
    Jessica4770 Jessica4770 18-21, T 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I guess it's been a long time since I've even updated my situation. I don't even remember where I was- around October was it? Well, I was in a foster home for a couple weeks then...
    QueenJayde16 QueenJayde16 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    I had to see many diffent psychiatrists psychologists and counselors, all of whom having different approaches and opinions and different meds for me to take. I was diagnosed with...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I grew up in a home with neglectful and/or abusive and absentee parents, and as a result I wasn't taught anything about life, and just general life skills that every person should...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F Feb 6

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    I was bare bottomed paddled by my mother well into my teens for my misdeeds. It was usually done after a scolding while standing up and exposed from the waist down. She would...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M 3 Responses Feb 6

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    For serious misbehavior, we would merit a good strapping by my father. We would then have to wait all day because strapping was usually done at bedtime with just pajama tops on...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M Feb 6

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