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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Lately I've been questioning myself a lot lately, "How was I not worth it?" Or "Was I not worth it for him to fight on my side?" I would replay our time together and all the...
    stella517 stella517 26-30, F 48 mins ago

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    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

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    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 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    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

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    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...
    SimplyAmazingx SimplyAmazingx 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    ... How does that quote go... If you want something you have never had .. you must do something you've never done! I ain't the same any longer... I have changed and everything...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    There are an extremely small amount of truly tough people. But, they all have one thing in common : they are all well mannered, profuse in etiquette , which makes perfect sense...
    anhonesttry anhonesttry 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    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

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    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...
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    I was arrested back in February for DUI Less Safe/Alcohol/Refusal. I can easily say that the following 5 months of my life were the most anxiety filled and tough months of my life...
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    So I got married to the most amazing guy I've ever met in September, everything was great and I was truly happy for the first time in years. We both had good jobs and were planning...
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    I don't know my identity, or my name, in my past life, but I believe I remember my death from my past life. I believe I was only 3 years old, and I remember pulling up into a...
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    I like supporting groups and clubs doing car washes to raise money for different activities. Most of the kids do a great job, but recently this one young guy went beyond the call...
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    My mother was a right character. On one occasion my sister and I had incurred the maternal wrath and were lined up for what she deemed the necessary punishment over her knee. After...
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