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I Try to Be Strong

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    We've all been through something that's changed us. Some of us are stronger than others and some of us do things a different way, cope with things differently or approach the...
    kaitybobaityxo kaitybobaityxo 16-17, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I act strong I talk big I look tough... But inside, I'm no more than a coward... weak... 'A sorry excuse for a human being' my mind keeps repeating. It's hard to live in a...
    NicoBunny6 NicoBunny6 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I have forgiven everyone who'd hurt me already isn't that what is kindness? But it's not near enough...I needed to be stronger...smarter...tougher. Confidence is a big obstacle...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F Sep 26

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    Doest mean it's going to be easy like say you have a boyfriend that is ignoring you and you know he is because you saw that the text you sent him was read it's not going to kill...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have learned to accept that the abuse I suffered in my youth was a blessing. A painful blessing. A blessing that still causes me pain and fear. But a blessing nonetheless. I...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I admire my sister: she's strong as well as confident. At least I'm strong though. She's a great older sister and I always looked up to her when we were growing up. She did some...
    SlowWhispa SlowWhispa 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I started focusing on my work and I'm starting to see good results. I'm happy. I feel confident and strong 💪
    NtshaK NtshaK 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    Throughout my entire life I have always been steady with my morals and so far have not broken any of them once. I do not drink or do drugs, I do not smoke, I will not have sex...
    looee looee 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    My strong dark side includes my weird lesbian side and my urge to draw dead things yea i know I'm weird but you cant judge!
    Kitry Kitry 13-15, F Sep 26

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    I will do my best to love myself to the point that anyone else's opinion is not important. I will focus on the people that love me and care for me, and also think about my...
    sjyul sjyul 26-30, F Sep 28

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    most of the girls ive been with have been either physically stronger or tougher than me, yet at the same time among the most caring and gentle people i've known.
    thetalkingmushroom thetalkingmushroom 18-21, M Oct 2

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    Why believers in religion need psychological help: If the only reason you do the right thing is because some god told you too, you need stronger morals. You should do the right...
    Overlord0 Overlord0 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    As I've mentioned in my other stories, I've often had girl bullies pin me down. Most of the time this happened, the girl pinning me was bigger then me. But this one time it...
    SmallGuywimp SmallGuywimp 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    I am looking for another strong woman to relate to. You will see from my most recent question, I am having a great deal of trouble finding a female on EP to relate to. So many...
    AphroditeComplex AphroditeComplex 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Do you think that boys and men are afraid of strong and confident girls women and if so why and what can be done about that?
    cucksome cucksome 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Everyone here thinks if i am fat, i am super strong but no, i am not, i can be hurt even by words.
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm a very sensitive person and at times get hurt easily. I've been hurt so many times before that I've noticed that I have created barriers that people need to tear down before...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    looking for strong but gentle firm but fair caring and loving but determined daddy in uk to show me help me be the good girl I can be I can be disorganised messy cheeky need a...
    Wetwaterfall Wetwaterfall 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    A lot of people ask, "How'd you get through it?" Well, for starters my dad, (not the guy who decided to get my mom pregnant and leave) the most glorious step-father who decided...
    DES27 DES27 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Girls that hunt are cuter than girls that twerk ;p
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My dad passed away in a car accident. Leaving just me and my mom. Then a few days later my grandma died of cancer. I then lots my friend in a shooting.
    Laylaaboo Laylaaboo 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    As I lay here, with these tears stream down my face, I wonder where I went wrong. It would be easier if I had someone to talk to. I used to feel like a butterfly full of flutter...
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I told myself I would never do illegal drugs, smoke, and I would wait to drink until I'm of legal age. I have expectations for my future significant other that their views on drugs...
    anitamigna anitamigna 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    I was naturally born with flexible muscles. I learned to do the right and left splits in three days and the middle one in 4 days while back-bend in less than an hour. I can keep...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 Sep 26

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    met this one dude that was sweet as hell but smelled like the monkey and old gym socks mixed i felt so sorry for this guy and instead of hurting his feelings i tried to buy him...
    lizmcfee lizmcfee 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 27

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    So I've started drinking animal blood. Squeezing it out of packaged meat from the shops obviously. I'm going to taste different animal though as the pork liver was rather bitter...
    notimportantsbc notimportantsbc 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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