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I Try to Be Strong

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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...
    weareonespirit weareonespirit 51-55, F 4 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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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...
    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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    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...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2011

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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...
    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...
    DopeyGirl DopeyGirl 31-35, F Jan 13, 2008

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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...
    izzy1234 izzy1234 13-15, F Oct 29, 2011

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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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    I love him. All of him. Right down to every single one of his so called "flaws." Sometimes, I think his imperfections might even make me love him MORE. He's a strong man, a VERY...
    BelleGold BelleGold 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Long time ago i witness a very strong girl wrestle a man at a beach fire. The very strong girl started to wrestle this man after being challenged by this man? And this man was...
    jon2403 jon2403 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I am usually going to go for the stronger personality. What I mean by that is that they show strength in numerous ways. I don't mean the loudest and most daring. LOL I think I...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    I am stronger because I have been through a lot with my dad. I'm sure many people say this but I say it especially because he was/is a United States Marine. It's very hard somedays...
    Alabama780 Alabama780 18-21, M Mar 31

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    I feel like I never have anyone I can turn to when I have my "mini cave in" moments. I always have to be strong. God forbid I'm ever anything BUT happy the whole world crumbles...
    LucyScattered LucyScattered 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I mean.. I'm an italian guy, I'm 32 and since I was in my teens I discovered that I had this kind of crush in strong-looking girls and women. I always had a lot of problem talking...
    becool2 becool2 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I wish I was stronger than I am, but I'm not. I'm not a strong girl, I am a girl who breaks down on a weekly basis, and thinks about suicide quite often. I am not as strong as...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I am a very strong woman with my own strong opinions about life. Check out my strong viewpoint from my story about being liberal. You will see shortly and directly how much I get...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F Apr 3

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    I do admire strong, confident women. I like to believe that I am a strong and confident woman, even though I am a submissive woman in the lifestyle. I believe that I can still be...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    If by 'stronger' you mean '****** up' then yes, I'm stronger.
    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 22

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    I will be strong, Even when I feel weak. I will not give up hope, Even when I see no light. I will not depend, Even when I feel as if I cannot go on. I will make myself better...
    AnimalsAreLife AnimalsAreLife 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I need a man who will love me for me. Not someone who just wants to get in my pants. A man who values and considers my feelings, a man that will love me unconditionally. I need...
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    The feeling of letting go gets stronger and stronger but I am scared of what will happen if I already did. I know he can go on without me, he's starting to have a better life and...
    nikeeerl nikeeerl 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I met this amazing looking, slim, pretty girl of 19 in a nightclub, she had long red curly hair and as we danced, it soon became clear she was stronger than me. We were holding...
    rolledgoldboy rolledgoldboy 22-25 Apr 3

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    I crossed a self created boundary line today. It is not a line dividing good and evil but perhaps dividing right and pleasant! The frail emotional fool that I am, I let myself go...
    nightoceanbreeze nightoceanbreeze 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 3

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    God wont give you your life if you're not strong enough to handle it. The things you go through....imagine if somebody else lived through them, how would they take things? would...
    ShannaClarkson ShannaClarkson 22-25, F Apr 4

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    Staying Strong is not cutting yourself. It's not doing that one thing that is making you weak. It's loving yourself when it's hard. It's baring through pain that is almost...
    Janellesings Janellesings 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Well, God is only good but you catch my drift. I'm unwell. Made some food and it wiped me out. Had a relative make an insensitive comment and it brought down my mood a bit. I...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    God, what an awful day. It’s that tired cliché that this sort of thing can’t happen here; it always happens in “the other town”. Well, I and several millions of others...
    MrTimothyMcNeil MrTimothyMcNeil 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm not sure what the right thing to do is anymore I got messages from my ex yesterday He started with happy st patricksday and a x Ididnt reply After4 hours I got I hope you...
    cailinAlainn cailinAlainn 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    Every friends and relatives I have helped in some ways have always treated me like garbage. I have been through insults that I could not sleep at night. My man whom i love a lot...
    vansai vansai 26-30, F Mar 22

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    I like men in general but I like strong men, I dont mean that they have to take charge and be forceful but I like men that know what they want and at least have a plan and a goal...
    VitressTamayo VitressTamayo 22-25 Mar 26

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    All my life I've had obstacles that I've had to personally overcome myself, I didn't quite understand why I was going through such things when I was younger but because I'm much...
    AaleeyahPetty AaleeyahPetty 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    So I went to visit my boy today. For some reason I was super nervous :( and I mean suuuuper... I was sweating and thinking of what I was going to say over and over in my head...
    juliead juliead 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    The sexiest thing in the world to me is a strong, in.control woman or girl. Don't know why I feel that way but the heart wants what the heart wants.
    sevnan2 sevnan2 51-55, M Mar 30

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    If you've read my past stories . The only 2 that are there , you know that is was about my breakup. That sad , devastating , bad thing with a boy named Dylan. Okay , well were not...
    salmasophia salmasophia 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Sounds cool! We burned draft cards and preached love and peace. And you know what. We got older, had families, and became passives. And no! It didn't make us stronger. I think we...
    Batboy69 Batboy69 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    my mother is this way...i think she is one of the strongest people i know...:D
    Jerrid36 Jerrid36 36-40, M Apr 3

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    Is it asking too much to find a strong female out there?! Haha
    lujocin lujocin 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I promise myself I will be stronger and don't rely on others emotionally.
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I am acting as a strong woman who has decided firmly and nothing can change my mind. I am acting as if no one nor anything can change my mind. I decided I have to let go. I decided...
    nikeeerl nikeeerl 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I def need to start staying strong for myself
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F Apr 4

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    Honestly my admiration comes from my mom for the most part for the second part it stems from my study of the goddess Diana. Though the second part is more related to physical...
    draganaeros draganaeros 22-25, M Apr 7

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    Who knew.. Because I sure didn't. Three years ago my life as I knew changed dramatically. I found myself dealing with an illness that almost won and starting my life over again. I...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I wanna be strong but dealing with your loss..... Scotty, you were my best friend, and still are. It's been a little over two months, and I think about you everyday. If it weren't...
    KrysParks KrysParks 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I am a strong woman.Since ages women have been insulted in society.See what happened to Sita or Draupadi.Countless women are ill -treated everyday or raped.If you have anything...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This site made me open up to who I really am... Normally, I do not cry in front of people because crying is a weakness.. Talking about my sexual orientation is a NO NO because of...
    graceyflux graceyflux 26-30, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    In my opinion, the purpose of religion is: 1) discipline of the masses, as laws can be broken and you might escape justice, but God sees everything; 2) comfort provided by praying...
    ordinator169 ordinator169 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Please help me i am crying ryt now it hurt a lot my bf and i fight last night and again n again he physicaly hurt me im tired i had enough i am planning to leave him today his at...
    Ahjahj Ahjahj 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I been through alot through this lifetime of mine, many people i know i have. I have fallen i have failed, i got up and i tried. I stay determined through all the tough times...
    fearisaliar fearisaliar 18-21, F Mar 22

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    im always there for when they fall to pick them back up and keep them going :)
    Hemanwar Hemanwar 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I'm so shy and insecure. BUT LET ME TELL U!!!!! I'm not beautiful or skinny nor perfect. But ppl love me. Ppl think I'm beautiful. Guys think I'm hot! Cause as scared as I am. I...
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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