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I Try to Be Strong

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 216 People

    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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    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 51-55, F 8 Responses Dec 2, 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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    She stood in a storm

    and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails....:)
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    "It's hard to believe I'm okay After all, it's been awhile Since you walked away I'm way past crying Over you finding someone else You turned my days into nights But now I see the...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    I am in my 40's now, raised my daughter by myself and worked 4 jobs to put myself through college. I have always danced to the beat of my own drummer and I am happy knowing I am a...
    WindWalkingDreamWeaver WindWalkingDreamWeaver 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    I have much respect for women who are strong and confident enough to know what they want in life and aren't afraid to pursue it, but at the same time, are also strong and confident...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 28

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    It's hard to ignore what I am feeling right now. Im trying to be strong, and i think I'm strong enough to face them. But I know that I really have to face them. Everytime I saw...
    EnnaEiram EnnaEiram 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    This site for me has been both a blessing, and a curse. It's a place where i've met some incredible people, but also a place that has worn me down, piece by piece, heartbreak...
    BeautifullyBroken10x BeautifullyBroken10x 18-21, F 37 Responses 5 days ago

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    Music is the reason I'm alive, and no I'm not one of those kids listening to all punk slitting their wrists putting on a fake smile for all to see, I'm genuine and I listen to...
    nickwrocks1 nickwrocks1 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    They say, the passage of time will heal all wounds. But the greater the loss, the deeper the cut. And the more difficult the process to become whole again. The pain may fade, but...
    iwasinluv iwasinluv 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I know this and I have known it for some time.I am not a strong person. Really I hate admitting it but I'm not. In every difficulty that comes by I just can't bear or cope with it...
    ValeriyaIvanov ValeriyaIvanov 13-15, F Nov 22

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    Hello, ladies. So, I hope you don't mind, but I'm a single, straight guy looking for a real relationship. Please don't go yet. I'm hoping for some advice. I feel deeply like I am...
    Praeteritus Praeteritus 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    Yes I have a strong sense of justice and those of you on this website that post inappropriate experiences you will be brought to justice for we are the sons of justice and we are...
    SonsofJustice SonsofJustice 36-40, M Nov 23

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    I love strong women. A few times I've had women wrestle me to the floor and had me pinned to the floor for minutes or even hours at a time. The first time I got pinned down by a...
    AceOtana AceOtana 22-25, M Nov 24

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    I strongly believe that organised religion is a terrible concept. Faith and belief in a deity does not require religious attendance to a man made building to recite man made...
    georgeorwell32 georgeorwell32 22-25, M Nov 24

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    At times I get really upset , when everyone makes fun of me.. I used to get bullied back in year 7&8.. I went through a hard times, I never used to go school I was scared to go...
    Trisha112 Trisha112 13-15, F Nov 24

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    You know my name, not my story. You have heard what I've done, Not what I've been through You see my weakness, but I'm Stronger than anyone can imagine!
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I am a very strong female with my own opinion. My philosophy is if you are afraid of my answer then don't ask the question. This is regarding anything not just one or two topics...
    oldernudistwifeandmom oldernudistwifeandmom 51-55, F Nov 27

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    I mean...it would be nice and lovely...but i would appreciate a strong friendship more... *sighs* I'm never gonna find one ☹ cos I'm me
    TheKidInTheCorner TheKidInTheCorner 13-15, M Nov 29

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    ….Dear you, 
i just want to tell u that u are wonderful and strong person and no matter what happens in ur life:
Give yourself a chance,
Give yourself the moment,
Give...
    happygribi happygribi 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    In life there are people that will hurt us and cause us pain, but we must learn to forgive and forget and not hold grudges. In life there are mistakes we will make, but we must...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    Trying to stay strong has been hard these past couple days. I love that boy more than anything, and I hate missing his calls:( I've been on the verge of a complete meltdown and I...
    MarinesGirl94 MarinesGirl94 18-21, F Dec 3

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    How do you overcome something that's permanent? You learn to live with it. You accept it and move it. Seems so simple with most situations. Just not with my situation. Things could...
    extraordinarygirlll extraordinarygirlll 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    In terms of personality, I am one of the most independent and individualistic people I know, but I know that few people succeed without support from strong communities
    pasteque720 pasteque720 41-45, M Dec 5

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    I wish I was stronger mentally.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    Understanding the TOG Value The warmth of all duvets - goose down duvets included - is measured in togs, which is a unit of thermal resistance. Products rated at circa 4.5 tog are...
    rsgpfastgold rsgpfastgold 22-25, M Dec 7

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    I want to be a stronger person. A better person. I want to make better decisions. I want to be better at managing my time. I want to be a better friend. I want to be healthier...
    Indistinct Indistinct 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    Ok so I have been through a lot! I have decided to stop my medications. I slowly decreased them last month and am off or them completely now. I decided to do this because I have...
    squirllykid squirllykid 46-50, F Dec 7

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    Because of trying to be strong, I wasn't able to hold on already until the time comes that I almost ended my life and was rushed to the hospital. I don't know me anymore 😭😭
    Mariangabalon Mariangabalon 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Depression what a monster do not let it take your life be strong and talk it out.3 reasons why i chose not to take my life punishment of my creator and the possibility one day i...
    Ronaldjgossett Ronaldjgossett 46-50 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    More like I'm not as strong as I think I am
    xxrep99xx xxrep99xx 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    The funny thing about a strong woman is that she doesn't need you...she WANTS you and if you start slacking she'll be content without you.
    SensualPassionbbw SensualPassionbbw 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i've been looking for this one since i've joined here! ''stay positive'' ''be strong'' ''head up and keep fighting,you can do it'' bunch of people telling you this. you know what...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    This past year has seriously shown me that I am strong and I can take whatever life throws at me. Yes, some days I feel like falling down and never getting back up but looking back...
    alliemamabear alliemamabear 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your strengths, they change you and make you stronger.
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Earlier this morning, I went to my parents' grave and placed a wreath of flowers on their tombstones. Then I stood there, just quiet and crying. Why am I not strong enough for...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    or...maybe gives me a killer tension headache. what do you do to get rid of tension headaches? I mean besides obvious stuff like exedrin and tylenol
    omgeezus omgeezus 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    nobody has any rights against you
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Nov 23

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