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I Thought I Was Tough

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 66 People

    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

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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 26-30, 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 31-35, F 2 Responses May 18, 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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    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

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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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    well, it is a waste of time and money for ppl who dont wanna get better, thatz fa sho. There are also alot of quacks out there, like i said before, whatever works? right?
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    My Biological mother abused me when i was younger. i was around 4 when it started. i remember the first time like it was yesterday. i've never been able to let the image go. i don...
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    Clean air on this planet to breathe, is in too much of a short supply as it is to waste any of it on trying to talk to you O_O
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    Ever since I was born its been the same thing God is everything and everything we do must adhere to rules that were written 1200 years ago. My parents especially my mom believes...
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    Today's been argumentative. First with my coworker waking me shortly before I was ready to be up. She asks if I'm coming in on my day off. Well, normally I would say yes and come...
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    Learning to hold back my feelings and to **** freely with no expectations. To do what I want safely and be prepared to walk away." Some people my call it sluty?hell I use to call...
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    "Wasting your time" on someone is just part of the experience of being human. If you haven't fallen for someone who didn't care for you, or hang out with a lousy group of friends...
    HatedandFeared HatedandFeared 26-30, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I was sexually abused by my brother when I was 5? Then I saw and hear things a girl shouldn't have.then my mother put my hand in her breastfeeding and asked me if I liked it. Some...
    isaidenough isaidenough 36-40, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I started dressing in my mothers clothes when I was 10 with her leotards and tights. By the time I was fourteen I was wearing all of her clothes and dressing anytime I was home...
    MichelleTiedup MichelleTiedup 22-25, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    My covers and I have been through a lot together. They have protected me from ghosts, thunder, and the sun when the curtains are slightly open. There have been close calls and...
    DarkChocolate242 DarkChocolate242 18-21, M 15 hrs ago

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    ......but he wasn't : ( ...................................
    morganza504 morganza504 36-40 18 hrs ago

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    I was kidnapped by my boyfriend ******** naked and left for 2 days naked tied to a tree in the middle of nowhere. I was 15 he was 35 he had beat me several times before I was to...
    Taterbug678 Taterbug678 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    My neighbours son molested me when I was 10 and made me do oral on him. I think I still have the scars and this is the reason my mind keeps on thinking of sex all the time...
    coldboy coldboy 26-30 19 hrs ago

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    It's still a subject that brings me much shame but it's nice to find a place where I can open up. When I was 18, I got into a relationship with someone that I grew to love deeply...
    Normienorman Normienorman 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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    So I thought I found a friend on here but it was A Nother false lie!!! I can't believe ppl only care about there needs and what they want!! Like I was going to ever send u money...
    Yukinaru Yukinaru 22-25, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Newly divorced after leaving a very abusive relationship, I moved back to my hometown and was able to get a job through an old friend from school. During my first week there, I...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When i was 13...i don't know if anyone will read this i just feel i need to get this in writing because i have told only my therapist and my dad. My therapist didn't help much, and...
    Sawke Sawke 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It was my freshman year in high school and I really thought she liked me, which made what she did even more miserable. I later learned she'd seen a senior guy ask me to go to a...
    KCups18 KCups18 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I am writing this to shed light on domestic violence and what happened to me. At first it was only on my Facebook and set to "Friends Only", but I am now making it public and...
    Taylor62298 Taylor62298 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i get extremely tough love from one of my sisters. i would rather get no love than get that evil crap she gives me. it is horrible.
    furrycats furrycats 31-35 Aug 20

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    so when i was in second grade i went to this incredibly small school. like, one-class-per-grade, 25 people per class. and 90% of the students were gross dudes obsessed with sports...
    hgvbhgvbhgvbh hgvbhgvbhgvbh 18-21, T Aug 17

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    My experience of abuse is most likely not as bad as most people's but I'd still like to share.. The first time I was abused by my dad was when I came home late from a friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I have had several poignant moments in my life, since early childhood, when I was on the verge of something very bad, possibly fatal happening to me, and it being prevented in the...
    SnowWhiteBea SnowWhiteBea 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    So I started going barefoot constantly around 15 years ago.... I remember my feet used to be as soft as baby powder back then. Here are the toughness milestones in my barefoot...
    toughsoles toughsoles 18-21, M Aug 11

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    davedexp davedexp 56-60, M Aug 11

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    I was in an emotionally abusive relationship with some physical outbursts under financial domination. I suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder from the relationship with...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 11

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    I was born at 28 weeks by a C-section on June 1,1995. Just after I was born I was put on a ventilator and moved to the NICU. I spent 6 months in the hospital and I came home on...
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    I used to think I was going to do big things with my life.. Well I didn't. I wanted to go to college to be a vet. I also wanted to be a writer. I didn't do it for reason after...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9

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    My husband and I have been married 9 years. We were 20 and 21 when we got married. By our 5th anniversary we had 3 boys. They are now 7, 6, and 5. When I was 7 months pregnant with...
    sjf916 sjf916 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 9

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    My mum lost her battle with cancer in January 2003, when I was just 12 years old. By two weeks later, I'd lost my dad too - because he'd gotten into a relationship with an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 8

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    After my divorce, like a month after it became final, I started going out with a woman who was about the opposite of my ex-wife. Things moved pretty fast because I was hurting and...
    Gladhander Gladhander 36-40, M 5 Responses Aug 7

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    Two years ago I was almost killed by my own father My father is someone who gets angry very easily. He showed that to me and it almost got me and my family killed... One day we...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 7

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    I haven't posted a story in a while so I thought this would be a fun one to tell. About 3 years ago, my family and I were visiting some friends we had in Arizona. I hung out with...
    Pulpnonfiction Pulpnonfiction 18-21, M Aug 7

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    My story is when I was 6 years old my father began to sexually abuse me. I'm not talking just a touch here or there. I mean he raped me. He made me have sex with other men not for...
    Chrissiwho1989 Chrissiwho1989 26-30 4 Responses Aug 7

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