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I Want to Be Strong

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    I've become stronger in ways I had never imagined possible for me. I remember always watching showswhere people would beseriously ****** up after going through a life changing...
    kissmykass kissmykass 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Aren't we all stronger because of what we've been through? Isn't that the point, from the moment we are birthed; to learn, grow, and improve ourselves based on our experiences? We...
    underlyinghonesty underlyinghonesty 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Sitting here, sitting before the white light of my laptop, eyes staring into the abyss, glazing over as I look not upon it, not at the words I write, but into the vast light. I...
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M Apr 1

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    I find myself lost scared and hurt just like before but worse my uncle that I am very very close to has cancer it's really hard to see him like this we have always been a strong...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I am in love with a married woman whom I deeply admire and want to desperately spend the rest of my life with. We both are pretty much of the same age. Let me tell about this...
    super36 super36 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I had to be strong because we was thrown out like thrash. I had to be strong because mom and dad wasn't there. I had to be strong because nobody else cared. I had to be strong when...
    SleepingTeddy SleepingTeddy 26-30, M Apr 1

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    Well...about a year and a half ago I took a new job and met this guy. I had been married (happily, I thought) almost 18 years at that time and we had a teenage son. This guy has...
    UB2015 UB2015 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I remember when I was thirteen in seventh grade, and of course all the boys thought they were stronger than the girls. But that quickly changed at the beginning of the year. Her...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 15

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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 Mar 29

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    I may be a bit too strong because of it. My past is a dark place, it's had it's moments of good or great times, but always ends up in the darkness again. In my past I've opened...
    rockerstar rockerstar 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I am trying to stay strong despite the PTSD and depression that currently controls my life, dragging me back down into the pits of hopelessness. I am trying stay strong for my...
    LivLivv LivLivv 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    This is actually a very hard thing to do, especially when you don't have friends by your side. I have two main friends. Lets call the first one "jamie" and the second one "jessica...
    maria67108 maria67108 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    How to build a new body in 12 months! This is an amazing story. I'm posting on how it is possible to regain your health. For the past year, I've been reading and finding useful...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 15

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    Allow Your Own Inner Light to Guide You There comes a time when you must stand alone. You must feel confident enough within yourself to follow your own dreams. You must be...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 16

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    I don't allow people to see the "Me"......they see my face, strong, sharp looks (Greek / Italian/Irish)my eyes spell out sharpness, keep them fine tuned, catching...my words are...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    What was your: 1. Last Beverage: cold water, no ice 2. Last phone call: a person from India who was trying to convince me he/she HAD TO hack into my computer to fix problems...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 4

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    Have you ever experienced something like this? A moment comes when you just realize why you're like this or like that and it fills your soul with such a freeing familiarity. Times...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I often feel like, I have to be the strong one. Like everyone has their problems and wanna talk about them with me. But when I got problems, I just have to be the strong one and...
    CallMeAmy CallMeAmy 18-21, F Apr 4

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    So my ex now has been left me alone while I'm going through the stages of realising I have a mental illness he's turned around and said he can't stand to see it and to get better...
    Butterflyfairy23 Butterflyfairy23 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Being strong is nice I suppose it helps build up resistance but its a really hard thing to do! Its weird because I'm just now realizing it. Can't stop now because its a habbit xD...
    axd21 axd21 18-21, F Apr 16

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    I am surprised at how many people still want a traditional relationship. Where the man works and the wife takes care of the house and kids. I get that if one is the bread winner...
    rosev2 rosev2 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I want to be stronger and get out of the jungle and say, "meow"
    Tawheed1994 Tawheed1994 18-21, M Mar 29

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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 Mar 31

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    Are you who you ever wanted to be?No! thats not a question.. thats an answer for your thoughts and actions.For a man I wish he'll be a perfect one nothing to worry if he is not so...
    ExUser007 ExUser007 18-21, F Apr 7

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    the time my friend Freddie became a girl chapter 2 part 8 Do I have to?? I moaned at her, it wasn?t the cleaning I didn?t want to do, it was the pink gloves, and surely I had been...
    Jaitheboy Jaitheboy 13-15, T Apr 7

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    2014 I had a volunteer job I loved but was draining me. I gave everything I had to that job, and they end up firing me and turning every of my friends there against me. They said...
    silvis silvis 18-21, F 10 Responses Apr 18

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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 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I love women that are strong and unbreakable during the day and at work. In control of everything, on top of their responsibilities, but when they get home, their vulnerability...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 29

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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 1 Response Mar 29

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    The problem with being strong is that you become too strong
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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 Mar 30

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    I'm stronger than them, stronger than everyone. I don't need to prove anything to anyone anymore.
    xXxWildOnexXx xXxWildOnexXx 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I'm probably not the only one who feels SO strong that they're weak.I KNOW I can survive anything,any loss,most tragedies.I've had to pull myself through the flames so many times...
    jcnlitlbit jcnlitlbit 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Everyday presents a struggle against the past. Some days aren't bad at all. Some days I may just be reminded of him and feel a tinge of regret, shame, sadness. Other days and, as...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    The things I have gone thru in my life looking back, has made menthe man I am today. They were tough times but not sorry they happened. They made me a stronger man emotionally and...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 8