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I Want to Be Strong

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 137 People

    I Did It. I Stood Up to Him.

    My ten year old brother (let's call him Jack) will be playing in a talent contest in school tomorrow for charity. He'll be playing and singing Under the Bridge by the Chili Peppers. I respect him because I wouldn't have been able to do that at his age. I lack confidence...
    musicspirit musicspirit 16-17, F 11 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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    A lot of the time I feel really sad

    and feel like giving in to self hatred and depredation. But then I think of everyone out there who feels sad and sorry for themselves. I always think to myself that if they just change their thought process, then they could get over it. Then I realize that the same is true for...
    Ava1one Ava1one 22-25, F Sep 5, 2014

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    Ok I need to know what to eat,

    to get a six pack ( no beer) I work my *** of but still got a belly !!!
    willy017 willy017 26-30, M 1 Response May 26, 2014

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    I Find It a Bit Odd...

    ...that this group consists mainly of women.  Women are supposed to want to be beautiful, not strong.  Men are supposed to want to be strong.  If we all looked deep in our hearts, those things are what each sex would truly desire.
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 11 Responses Feb 14, 2008

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    I want to stand strong,

    I want to be independent, I want to stand on my own. I fed up of waiting for people to help me, depend on others for my own problems. Yet I do not know how to take the first step.
    Appolo123 Appolo123 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 26, 2014

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    Like a Man

    Gnaw away at my flesh and give me skin like Teflon, so all wounding words ricochets off. Gouge out my eyes and give me laser vision, so I never shed a tear or become mystified under a magicians stare. Impregnate me with an Iron man’s will, so my faith never falters...
    umathena umathena 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2007

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    I never thought people who cut themselves were strong. I know it sounds mean to say but honestly I feel as though people who go on cutting sprees and self mutilation are actually...
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    I am that daughter, wife, sister, mom... I have always been the one to take care of everyone, it has always been my role. I'm the strong one in my family, I have 7 older brothers...
    Backbone44 Backbone44 41-45, F Mar 4

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    So I've tried and tried continuously with my ex to make it work and he hurt me so many times and I still love him and I feel stupid and I know I should move on but idk what to do...
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    I want to apologize for not being enough , for not being nice enough I'm sorry I always end up hurting people I love the most , I never mean to do anything its like I'm bad...
    angie314 angie314 13-15, F 9 mins ago

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    he would definitely have to be strong to keep me out of trouble. i don't want a man that will let me walk all over him who's gonna be all needy and clingy. he's gotta be strong...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I have to adapt to life in countless ways. I've learned that if you don't adapt, and adapt quickly, you'll be miserable, filled with self-pity, and not be the person you were meant...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I lived on this earth for 15 years, which Is not a long time but I've already been through a lot and I was strong enough to finish till the end, all by myself! I realized a lot of...
    Jazmyn12699 Jazmyn12699 13-15, F Mar 2

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    My small group of friends and I from the next town over, as kids we made up a lot of our own outdoor adventures. One time when they visited my brother and I at our dads in the...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Mar 7

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    I've been through hell and back over the past few years in my life.Everyone has a story honestly I'm not going to go deep into my harsh reality. Life is like a roller coaster with...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    I believe that I'm in a state of depression. I have so many feelings bottled up inside of me but put on a fake smile to let everyone think that I'm okay. I have not cried since my...
    Plasg2012 Plasg2012 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    This is totally sexist... Everyone is different.. Take for example a marine who has done 10 tours to Afghanistan and seen things most people would never even imagine. Witnessed...
    brocktimus brocktimus 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    just a heads up my spelling is not the greatest nor is my grammar so please be easy xP. my entire life it has been so easy for me to find the greatness in others and bring it out...
    Lugelogistics93 Lugelogistics93 18-21, M Mar 3

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    Don't we all want to be happy ? Some are unhappy because of bad relationships, unfulfilling jobs, sickness, finance and etc. The bottom line is happiness is mastering mind to...
    kmanm kmanm 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    For once in a while, I want to write something that comes from the heart for myself and for others too if it applies to them. So, here we go. Don't be disheartened by the bad...
    Monstaar Monstaar 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I want to be stronger and get out of the jungle and say, "meow"
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    I want to get stronger and have bigger muscles but I don't know how. Because I'm a 14 year old boy and if I do weights then I will stunt my growth. Help?!!
    Tomcgould Tomcgould 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Recently I realised that even though I've been put through a lot of **** e.g. being bullied in all my schools, losing friends, getting rejected lots of times etc. I have still...
    Pedroman75 Pedroman75 18-21, M Mar 6

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    I would love to be able to share my story if it means maybe helping someone else! So here goes!!! I grew up in a christian home...my mom and my dad met each other and had me and...
    sfausett33 sfausett33 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 20

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    This ones for the homie, ryunlmtd , I have had many experiences in life and I'm only 15. I have 2 kids, I have gotten my heart broken many times , I've been abandon, I've done...
    Jr2299 Jr2299 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I consider myself a strong woman who knows when to kick some ***. My greatest accomplishment so far is raising a strong, feminist daughter who values knowledge, intelligence and...
    grumpykittie13 grumpykittie13 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    The problem with being strong is that you become too strong
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I really do. Strong, smart, confident women who've had tough pasts but coped through and are now wiser and tougher than the rest of us get so much respect and admiration off me. I...
    minmins07 minmins07 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Why is it when I think I have finally beaten a certain sin it comes back to haunt me? Even when I was able to beat it with God's strength in my weak mentality moments. I had...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses Mar 10

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    Pain is the fire that we all have to walk to be stronger. we can only achieve success with self destruction. there is no selfimproveing with out destruction. so we must use our...
    Poeticdeaths Poeticdeaths 18-21, M Mar 12

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    I don't believe in you anymore! You made me foolish with hope. More unsettled in my world. I set light And burnt the kingdoms of our countries down. With Hope for a New Land...
    Author1980 Author1980 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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    Hi I'm 21 years old. I first asked Jesus into my heart and asked for forgiveness when I was 5 years old, iv repeated this numerous times during my life usually after a challenging...
    stevec1993 stevec1993 18-21, M Mar 19

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    Are you laughing or crying I cannot tell? I'm bounded by a priestly spell Tough as nails and cold as ice You withered when your daddy died I was but 7 years old you see And...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M Mar 23

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    You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Bob Marley
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Mar 24

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    I?ve been held against my will and sexually and physically abused and conceived a daughter during that time, abortion, suicidal thoughts, attempted suicide, popped pills, sex...
    kessaisom kessaisom 36-40, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    it a long story any way i started a new work place last year i was happliy getting married etc and half way down i was working my ex shouted and controling me well we necame...
    shinylips123 shinylips123 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i don't have many people i can count on, or rely on, including my family lol.. so ive always been on my own ever since i was 16. ive become a strong independent woman thanks to...
    Endureandconquer Endureandconquer 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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