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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.  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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    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 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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    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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    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 66-70 Jul 19, 2010

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20, 2008

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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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I am a strong woman polished by time and my own experiences. I am frank but I say my words with kindness as much as I can. I stick to what I believe is right but I bend a little...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    When I show you how harsh I can be, how strong I can lift things around, how dark don't scare me, how I can fight, but I am still a woman. Who needs to be embraced, to be coddle...
    TAsubsgirl TAsubsgirl 22-25, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    We can be strong, powerful and vulnerable at the same time. Don't let an abusive parent or spouse or bully take that away. The lucky amongst us understand this, and find ways to...
    Dereckf Dereckf 46-50, M 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Not sure about that. When I was a kid I got pneumonia twice and it didn't kill but I have become asthmatic which I wasn't before that ever since. Where is the stronger part?
    Noelthemadhouse Noelthemadhouse 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    A strong woman is one who feels deeply and loves fiercely. Her tears flow just as abundantly as her laughter.... A strong woman is both soft and powerful. She is both practical...
    MatureBabe MatureBabe 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    I am happy to be a strong women. Yet deep I Inside, I wish that I didn't have to be..at least always. I have never met a man who was as strong or willing to be strong for me or...
    wanthimtoNEEDme wanthimtoNEEDme 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    My life has never been easy, but honestly no ones is. we all have had struggles and been through so much, that made us who we are today. My father left when I was 3, my mother...
    lisa82688 lisa82688 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 27

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    It is a faithful saying, what you endure will make you stronger. I am a witness to this. I can say that some of my strongest oppositions molded me into a very strong and...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F May 7

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    Every day I smile and act like nothings wrong. Its called putting everything aside and simply being strong, so I can focus on others and make them feel like they belong, I am here...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 1 Response May 10

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    Sure I'm strong physically for my age I'm like the hulk but I'm weak I'm just weak I think strength is the ability to take a stand to have courage all I want to do is protect my...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M May 12

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    Darkness falls on another day And the light just seems so far away Am I here all alone? 'Cause it just feels so cold, oh so cold Is there more than what meets the eye...
    Achillybreeze Achillybreeze 18-21 4 Responses Apr 27

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    I wish one day I can turn myself from a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly from inside out, flying high to see this world without fears. I want to have a strong heart, not a...
    Ami6 Ami6 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    I hurt when I see you on you're phone because I know you're talking to girls, I hurt when you go out because I'm scared you're meeting the girls, I hurt when you're not sleeping...
    traceyannmay traceyannmay 22-25, F May 1

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    I am trying to be strong, really I am, but every time I remember or see pictures of the past, I start to give in, seeing pictures of the future or of the present hurts....with each...
    MericaMan MericaMan 16-17, M 1 Response May 9

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    That little voice in your head telling you you're not good or strong enough needs its lying *** kicked to the curb. Listen to the bigger stronger voice who knows you can and will...
    dacamt dacamt 36-40, M 1 Response May 16

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    I need stay strong but right now I am in the verge of breakdown. I hate how things are right now. I am in a difficult situation and I have no one to talk to or connect with and I...
    Layla1721 Layla1721 26-30, F 2 Responses May 17

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    Strong, intelligent men challenge me. The are fun to talk with, and know how to spell.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4

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    I was running yesterday ( 14 miles) and was a particularly hot day. I ran out of water just as I was at the edge of my town's inner city, and I had no other choice but to look for...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 5 Responses May 4

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    I can't even begin my fav list of strong, confident women but lately I have been a firm admirer of the phenomenal shonda rhimes. TOo amazing for words.
    lovroffinewine lovroffinewine 18-21, F May 7

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    To take this depression **** everyday... I am not strong enough to do this another year... To constantly drowning, choking, dying, well im already dead so i cant be dying, im empty...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F May 7

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    I have seen them right here on EP as well as out in the world. People put up fronts and are pretentious! Personally I hate it when people are fake. I can usually see through it...
    1ClassyMinnie 1ClassyMinnie 70+, F 5 Responses May 8

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    I am an overthinker. Overthink with the things or people that i care the most. And for now, i overthink with him. my boyfriend (i guess). he never ask me to be his girlfriend but...
    ochamr ochamr 16-17, F May 10

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    I am falling for a girl. Have really strong feelings for. We've only been talking online but we have gotten so close, sharing stuff we wouldn't share with anybody else. I want to...
    BigFoot1989 BigFoot1989 26-30, M May 10

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    I consider myself to be a strong courageous, educated woman. Yet there is also this warm, loving, soft, and gentle spirit that lives within me....its tends to sneak out...
    Tr3asur3dLuv Tr3asur3dLuv 36-40, F 1 Response May 14

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