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I Thought I Was Tough

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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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    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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    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 26-30 Aug 17, 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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    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 usually sit in class and never say a word to anyone. I dress kinda tough, grunge/punk sorta. I'll act tough if I need to, but really I just want a hug. I'd rather stay at home...
    LittleBlackSubmarine LittleBlackSubmarine 16-17, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Like you're carrying the world atop your shoulders. That's how I always felt, with friends, family, work. I somehow always blame myself when something goes wrong. I act all...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F Sep 27

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    I act strong I talk big I look tough... But inside, I'm no more than a coward... weak... 'A sorry excuse for a human being' my mind keeps repeating. It's hard to live in a...
    NicoBunny6 NicoBunny6 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I figure I must be tougher than I look, people are always underestimating me, offering help when I don't need it, asking if I'm ok when all I did was bump my arm. It's like I need...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I literally feel dead inside. All my emotion, feeling and well.. Me.. Is gone. Life isn't fair sometimes.. Well all the time. I would post my problems but I seriously don't...
    MrsKAura MrsKAura 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I may look like a quiet teenage girl but I'm alot tougher than you think.
    mojo0101 mojo0101 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    It is mentally a tough time
    ForeverAutumnsLove ForeverAutumnsLove 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I run Tough Mudder obstacle courses! They are about 12 miles with over 20 obstacles designed by British Forces!!!!
    throllballen throllballen 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    This is my first year running a TOUGH MUDDER and I will have done 3 my first year trying it!
    throllballen throllballen 36-40, M Oct 7

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    Never. How could I when so many people refused to abandon me when times got tough?
    TheEmberLeader TheEmberLeader 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    Tougher than me. But equal in pain. Due to owners of countries not caring. Gross world.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Oct 15

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    I struggled at school. I was not smart and was not respected. It was so tough for me because everywhere I turned I was bullied by kids and teachers. This happened during high...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45, T 1 Response Oct 6

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    My dad, the big tough guy that he is, always warned me about screwing up. He was raised with that sort of idea, he believed in it. Thankfully, I am an only child and his little...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    growing up my mother never wanted a child she wanted to be a fashion model a designer own her own clothing line and marry a guy who was a bad man with no job a bad past and had a...
    brookeluv4evr brookeluv4evr 31-35, F a week ago

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    Dr prescribed Rx arent always the way to go- if you have read my other experiences you know i started using drugs at a young age. age11 when i started experimenting in OTC...
    snelletrail snelletrail 22-25, F Oct 15

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    I started going on weekly walks around my town. My town is pretty small. By the schools theres a steep hill, i like to hike on, its still tough to go up even after going there...
    HojaCaida HojaCaida 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    It's stupid but I never really got over it. But anyways I would get bullied a lot in elementary school. I had a really tough time reading in the beginning and a lot of kids would...
    bored25123 bored25123 13-15, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    When I was about 9 or 10 my parents decided they wanted to go on a vacation together for a year. So they got my older brother Daniel to come look after me. He was very loving and...
    thething1234 thething1234 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    Slim? Yes Average height? Yes Jacked? No Toned? Like crazy 😎 I'm always predicted to be weak and a pushover but what no one knows is I'm a martial artist and go for toned...
    BrownSunSet97 BrownSunSet97 16-17, M Sep 27

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    Just meet ur true one for real like long distances are too tough to see each other!
    90slove 90slove 18-21, F Oct 5

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    OMG, so many awesome fun things to do and explore in the world. Not enough time!!!! :) I work toward prioritizing what is important, and living in the moment to enjoy what I am...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M a week ago

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    But I've made a decision! I'm going to LIVE life without WASTING it! 😜
    loladial loladial 16-17, F a week ago

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    I may look like a big tough brute, but in the inside, inside that thin outer shell, I'm really just a sensitive guy, that's all...
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Not only was I the kid who listened to the wrong music, had a massive fringe and probably some of the skinniest school trowsers in my year. I was also the only kid to take drama in...
    GWSandwich GWSandwich 18-21, M 32 mins ago

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    I was making small talk with the girl helping me. She started talking about her fantasy football team and began naming players. I thought that was very sexy!
    Jelafulous Jelafulous 31-35, M 4 hrs ago

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    Thanks! An individual from our crew will give you A fast phone shortly to explain the main points of one's work, to make sure that we will be able to get you by far the most...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    i was spanked a lot by my older brother and his friend as a young teenager, they dared each other to do it the first time, my brother tied my hands together while his mate pulled...
    funtime51 funtime51 51-55, M 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I was on the way to school. West Valley College in Saratoga, CA. There was a memorial there for Nicole Miller who was on one of the planes. She was good friends with my girlfriend...
    fiendforlife fiendforlife 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    I lay in my bed this morning thinking about it all. Every last little detail of what happened. Then I realized I was thinking about it.. and I started to think about why I was...
    bubblefishkiss bubblefishkiss 26-30, F Sep 25

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    A friend of mine talked me into joining a social network, I won't tell which. A crazy characteristic of this site is that introduced you to people from your geographic area. That...
    Adamtheone Adamtheone 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 25

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    Because it would take way more effort than I intend, I won't explain my previous experiences and events that had occurred. What I'm about to tell you is a true story, and I want...
    ADifferentDude ADifferentDude 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 25

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    End of last year I was in a car accident. It could've been worse and people keep telling me I should be grateful it wasn't worse. And I am. But it doesn't mean it doesn't still...
    Elysion Elysion 22-25, F Sep 25

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    One of the things my mother used to do in order to assert control over me was to abandon me. She did it regularly. She didn't start until I was old enough to be able to take the...
    itsu526 itsu526 46-50, F Sep 27

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    I hate it, but I've gotten used to it. In college, my friends started gossiping about me because I had a different schedule from them. I had no choice but to meet and hangout...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F Sep 27

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    I got the idea when I saw a couple of photos of women wearing gags in public. So I decided to take a walk and wear a ball gag at the same time. Of course I was worried about people...
    MillaMagia MillaMagia 36-40, T Sep 27

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    First month of last summer was terrible. I was depressed. I was depressed because I was deeply in love with a guy who didn't care about me. I was depressed because that guy didn't...
    HandaGabriella HandaGabriella 13-15, F Sep 27

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    3 years I never complained about him to anybody , not even my closest friend not even in the worst situations when my heart gets shattered , but now I know it's over and finally...
    fahad133 fahad133 22-25, M Sep 27

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    I had been naked in public a few times before this and despite a few close shaves had never been caught or reported. This time I was walking home from school with my friends when...
    Bartimaues Bartimaues 22-25, M Sep 27

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    Part Two of at school... The second time l was on the receiving end of the tawse was the day l forgot my gym shoes.. I was getting changed into my gym short and t shirt and...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 28

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    INTO THE WILD † The Next Generation | One Youth Australia | I recently just returned from Youth Camp and it was amazing! I have always followed God but i was slowly drifting...
    Sib232228 Sib232228 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Well it's been years since it happen but let's say I will never forget. I hold a grudge against this girl and always will. It was in elementary I was friends with the boy she liked...
    mydarkworld13 mydarkworld13 18-21, F Sep 29

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