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I Thought I Was Tough

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My experience started the end of summer starting my sophomore year. My family moved as we just lost our house. The house my parents rented had a guy living next door that was a bit...
    princesskimber princesskimber 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Ive had to be tough my whole intire life Lets put it simple... My mom was a crack addict, dad alcoholic Mommy used to beat us Daddy used to stand back cry and just let it happen...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F Dec 26, 2014

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    74th post..Well you might have noticed I haven't been posting here in a while. I'm still around. The 20th passed and I'm still alive. Had a bad week struggling all week with the...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    For years, I've been telling the people I've been working with to always practice "tough love". But I've never fully grasped the meaning of these two regularly used words until...
    malipatient malipatient 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    So sophomore year I was with a group of friends in our class waiting for the lunch bell to ring. Out of nowhere I challenge them all to arm wrestle, a group of four guys. I beat...
    RunDMC7 RunDMC7 18-21, M Jan 5

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    I have always prided myself in my toughned soles.I have been barefoot in deserts in the heart of summer...been on tar roads beginning to liquify because of the heat...until we went...
    Bernardc Bernardc 46-50, M Jan 13

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    i guess im more bitchy ,not by choice but because everything ive been put through,my innocence was taken when he lied,and cheated on me.im tougher mentally but all i want is for...
    cynR1993 cynR1993 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Doesn't everyone deep down lol? And oh, I am tough, but doesn't change what the heart wants.
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    I can be a tough cookie but like to be taken care of too...
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I ask tough questions beacause I think with critical thought.
    wnt2kno wnt2kno 56-60, M Jan 14

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    Tough love deals with truth not what you might always want to hear.
    wnt2kno wnt2kno 56-60, M Jan 14

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    I'm not tough in the least. I'm only strong sometimes. But I've made it this far. :)
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    Trying to get through this heartbreak one day at a time. I know I'll survive and be happy again. Dammit it's tough today though
    nicehair nicehair 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    I was never a girl who dreamed of a big wedding or even getting married for that matter. I had seen too many couples split up and have to pay a lawyer thousands of dollars just to...
    Tinker515 Tinker515 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Not just on an emotional level, but also a physical one too. I have strength that belies my stature which other have found out to their detriment. I am slim athletic build, but I...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Dec 26, 2014

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    Well my sister is 56, I'm 52. Anyway sometimes we get along but like every so often things go wrong. Like she always hurts me verbally, even my mom says to her sometimes not to...
    MarylouD MarylouD 51-55, F Jan 6

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    It happened when i was in 4th or 5th grade. I was riding my bicycle pretty fast, and about to come to a crossroad. I was was distracted singing in my head and thought I'd directly...
    msmika msmika 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    The bullying started in kindergarden (or preschool) and lasted most of my childhood. Though as I grew older they became less physical-I suppose the bullies learnt scars and wounds...
    PantomimeEira PantomimeEira 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    My mom is a ***** well not actually but today my sister said something that wasnt true and i was sleeping and they thought i didnt hear but i did just cuz she is the youngest she...
    hatemylifewishiwasdead hatemylifewishiwasdead 16-17 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    What a great day! Woke up and headed to downtown Sacramento. Ate brunch at cafe Bernardo where I had a bomb habanero burger! Then went over to S street and stopped at beers books...
    looking4wonderland looking4wonderland 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    When I was 10 a dude we new came down to the house with a tall can of bud light he turned to me and said do u won't some and handed me the whole thing and said I could have it I...
    TBH3292 TBH3292 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Earlier in 2014, I had purchased a hair removal system for the hair on my arms and legs. Usually when I'd have seizures, my Genocidal farce for a Mother would come in and molest me...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    67th post...Helloooo world. Deliriously happy today. The world is a beautiful place and I can't stop smiling. Like I've said before would like to bottle up these feelings. They...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    To this day I still think of the horrors that happened in middle school. I hated how I was the only one people picked on because I suffer traumatically from it. I understand that...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, M 5 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I was aged about 12 and was invited by my untie and uncle to go to the beach at Portsmouth with them. The water and heat eventually invited me into the water but as swimming was...
    ojexpress ojexpress 51-55 Dec 26, 2014

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    In 2004 I came across a guy who got me mad .i do not want to mention his nationality for safety reason but he is a white man from a Western European number and I have an Indian...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    So here it goes. I don't know if this is a big deal but I can't stop thinking about the other night. I went to the city to a random get together at my friends sisters place. My...
    Latenight13 Latenight13 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    It's been bothering me a lot and I can't stop replying what happened. I just want to get over it. Me and my friends were headed to a bonfire to hang out with old friends who came...
    KKS0106 KKS0106 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    So this was about 3 am this morning. I was with a bunch of my friends. We went into the woods, sat around a campfire. Drank and smoked weed. It was great. I was pretty ****** up...
    Nick54 Nick54 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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    So I really don't know how to talk about this, because I really never have went this deep into it due to fear. But for the past year I have been isolating myself and reliving it...
    mentallytortured mentallytortured 18-21, F 58 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Started when I was 10 ended at 11 now I'm 13 I was going to a friends house he was more like my brothers friend He invited us to go swim at his house so me and my brother went I...
    AloneGirl13 AloneGirl13 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    At the time, I was about 9 or 10. I had went to the store that was a few blocks from my house. It was dark out so I decided that I should run home. I was running when I heard a...
    fairystone101 fairystone101 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Just keep running, just keep on running. That's what my head said, because I was being chased. I was armed, with a pipe. And I was being chased by Amanda and her friends. At such...
    Timelord47 Timelord47 18-21 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I don't remember his face... Or his voice. Just darkness and a small space. There was a shoe or something under my head. The TV was on... But all I can hear. The thing that echoes...
    Jaielll Jaielll 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I was walking home from school. It was really windy and wet and the sky was gray. Nobody could see me, so I decided to walk in the middle of the street. It felt really good, and I...
    itishi itishi 16-17, F Dec 31, 2014

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    Hi, I'm new to this, and here to tell my story and ask for help. I was molested and raped by my step father since the age of 5 to 11, when my mom and step father broke up. Growing...
    VeganBarbie VeganBarbie 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    once I went in my sisters house who was living alone in Arunachal Pradesh I was going alone and there we two only living in India I was getting a very pleasure there but I didn't...
    in8444 in8444 13-15, M Jan 1

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    70th post...Well here I am, first day of 2015, sitting in my lounge, typing on laptop, and crying like my heart is breaking. I don't even know what happened, it happened so fast...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    One day when I was 10 years old I put on a dress, white pantyhose, and a blue jean jacket and I went for a walk by myself in the wooded area behind our house. It was kind of a cool...
    abbylicious abbylicious 13-15, F 8 Responses Jan 1

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    My partner and I were driving home from a New Year's Eve party when we came upon our neighbor's dog, laying in the road. He had been hit. I hit the breaks, put on my caution...
    DylanCohen DylanCohen 31-35, M Jan 2

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