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I Try to Be Strong

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    Each and Every Day ...

    its a battle for me to live each and every single day ... its so hard to live with what i do. its a challenge to do what i do and to live as i choose. but i tell myself each and every day that if i crumble i will hurt so many people. im crying inside each and every day but i...
    vicky13 vicky13 16-18, F 1 Response Mar 20, 2008

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    Setting a Good Example.

    I try to rule over my emotions by telling myself that anytime I feel a certain way and would not be able or willing to explain the reason for it to my kids, I am not allowed to feel that way.  It doesn't make the emotion stop, but it stops the way I'm dealing with it dead in...
    DopeyGirl DopeyGirl 31-35, F Jan 13, 2008

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    Because What Else Can I Do?

    Sometimes I think members of my family expect me to be crying under the duvet constantly. My life is a mess right now. I have no friends (lost them all through different circumstances in the space of a few months), no social life, no partner, still living at home and my job is...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2011

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    Fighting The Elements

     It’s cold out there these days. The air has a little bite to it now, December. Wear layers we’re told, to fight the cold.I’m indoors more than I am out. It’s cozy, and I’m happy in here most of the time, but occasionally it gets too quiet and my thoughts subvert every...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 8 Responses Dec 2, 2011

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    I Try

    I try,I do indeed,To be strong,Life's for livin',Not regret,I'm movin' on,Growing stronger,Day by day,it's getting easier.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 19, 2012

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    Dealing With Bad News

    I am still a bit in shock.  I knew something was wrong with my son, but having a name for the illness somehow brought about a feeling of permanence.  Prior to that, it was easier to think he was just the victim of so many bad circumstances.  Now it is obvious that...
    weareonespirit weareonespirit 51-55, F 4 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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    DefiantRed DefiantRed 70+ Jul 19, 2010

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    Friends...

    When you lose all your friends through no fault of your own it's really hard. I've moved up to the next school and most of my friends aren't with me. It makes me feel sad because it was the one time in my life that i have had true friends. But now i have to be strong and move on...
    izzy1234 izzy1234 13-15, F Oct 29, 2011

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    I Do

    I try to be strong. It is very hard sometimes to stay strong, however I know that I have no other choice than not to be strong. Not being strong is just not an option. I just wish I didn't have to be strong ALL the time. Its hard, but I do try...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 6, 2013

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    Strong

    I always thought of myself being a weak person and I prooved myself wrong, I am strong. ^^^ I love the logo.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 21, 2010

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    My marriage counselor said I was strong to have dealt with my childhood by keeping secrets for more than a decade and not turning to drugs or alcohol. I internalize a lot of things...
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     Acknowledging the Strength through Relationships - As a male growing up around two other male "role-models", one thing was for certain in relationships: how much sex I...
    LysanderFremont LysanderFremont 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I am stronger because of all I've been through... I was 16 when everything happened. It all seemed to snowball honestly. I had been home sick with the flu. I was staying at my...
    Ginnty Ginnty 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I am my families rock Though physically very strong I am also very emotionally strong When my little sister had attempted suicide in May i immediately started CPR while my mom was...
    Brickwall96 Brickwall96 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    We strive. We all strive, to get stronger and better, but at what point is enough? I feel like I reached my limit. The more I try the more the bad outweighs the good, the more...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M Jul 14

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    Have a cry...it's ok to cry, it's called being human. what doesn't kill us, does make us stronger, but you must take the time to process and reflect, the situation, cry it out, and...
    Luckycharm2014 Luckycharm2014 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I act like I'm strong because I need to. In truth, all I am inside is soft, chewy marshmallow, just dipped in melted chocolate and hardened with harsh cold temp.
    sheepInwolfsclothing sheepInwolfsclothing 22-25 1 Response Jul 16

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    yes i think what doesn't kill me makes me stronger, but lifting weights i know that makes me stronger
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 22

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    I never been so strong when it come to relationship. I was naive in every part of it. Always follow the rule of wife as far as I know, never break it and do what need to be done as...
    Edrss Edrss 41-45 6 days ago

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    What you need is a big strong hand To lift you to your higher ground Make you feel like a queen on a throne Make him love you till you can't come down
    Feelinthebeat Feelinthebeat 41-45, F Jul 2

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    Amongst my dearest friends I am the one who supports them and gives them strength. I do not show my vulnerability in front of my friends because they are sensitive. If I'm sad they...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F Jul 4

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    Okay. So let us see. For the first time of my 18 years, I am shocked that guys would actually like who I am. Ut started last year, when I was 17 and people started commenting on...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Life has been so hard lately coming out gay is harder than I thought it would be. A lot of people think I am strong but I suffer from depression, anxiety and a weak heart.
    Benji77 Benji77 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    December 2, FIFA will announce the final three candidates for the Golden Globes, and next year on January 13, the final result will be announced. Besides a recommended strongly...
    rsgpfastgold rsgpfastgold 22-25, M Jul 8

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    It's so hard trying to be strong for yourself when people look up to you. Make sense?
    klarkef klarkef 18-21, F Jul 9

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    Strong, caring, faithful, honest.... is that too much to ask for?
    lss0807 lss0807 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Marriages are so hard to keep up with. It's a constant effort on both sides. My gut is telling me he's cheating again, that's fine. We're getting divorced anyways. I am so worried...
    SummerJasmine SummerJasmine 41-45, F Jul 13

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    I think people always expect me to be the "strong one" and hold all of my emotions in so when i let some out they feel like I'm not acting like myself or I'm faking it. Its not...
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I've had a few experiences in my life. I've been homeless, I've been stabbed, I suffer anxiety and people always say I pull through. My best friend said I'm an inspiration to him...
    xSundip xSundip 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Strength is not about muscle. Its about how we deal with our lives and what it consists of. Its about knowledge and will power. How we remain. I am a strong woman and everything...
    EstherKay EstherKay 22-25 1 Response Jul 15

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    My girlfriend lives this far away from me and she came up with this saying "820 miles strong" I love that. Yes the distance is hard. But I'm willing to wait cause she is worth the...
    Matrixking Matrixking 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    So far all this chocolate, booze and cigarettes hasn't killed me so it must be making me stronger.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    So after almost a week my grandfather died of internal hemorrhaging. They had him transferred to my grandmother's hospital and in to get room so they didn't the last few days off...
    TheWomanYouHate TheWomanYouHate 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    After I was hurt by someone I thought cared about me but didn't and only used me to get what he want. Really messed me up honestly I never cried over a dude but I did because I was...
    fangirl54 fangirl54 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My wife is strong and confident My wife is head of our household My wife controls all finances and gives me an allowance My wife makes sure i respect all women My wife makes sure i...
    Humblesissy Humblesissy 46-50, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I act like I can take anything and I always help others with things that I have 'managed to get through' when, in reality I feel really weak. I cry sometimes. But I smile too...
    littlefighter littlefighter 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I just want my heart to be the way it was before him. I don't regret loving him or our 3 1/2 year relationship, but I know it was a mistake. What I do regret is being "friends...
    beautifuldizaster143 beautifuldizaster143 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am loving, giving, caring, compassionate. I have tolerance and patience, and understanding. However, when a person feels the need to call me names and raise a hand to hit me, you...
    bethrichards bethrichards 46-50, F Jul 1

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