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I Want to Be Strong

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 143 People

    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 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 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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    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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    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 friends and family I want them safe but I'm not strong enough I can't be strong enough why can't I be my life means nothing if...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M May 12

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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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    we all have a bad day sometimes...think my day has turned into a couple years...its gotten to the point of...where has my life gone..MY LIFE....you get caught up being brave and...
    Lyss1 Lyss1 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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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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    How to Be Submissive IN Relationships not just D/s I’m not encouraging women to play dumb, be in a ‘housewife’ role, or be helpless and have no opinions. Being submissive to...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    I have recently voiced myself for a large while on the Duggar scandals. I have stayed away over the years from the show for various reasons of feeling like they're only acting...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    Masculine Energy Masculine energy is intense. Masculine energy is sometimes scary, from a woman’s perspective. Feminism has done some great things for women, it has also made...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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 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 Apr 25

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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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    pain hurts in the moment - but makes you stronger in the long run. As much as I hate the people who ever wronged me, I also need to thank them. Because of them, I am who I am today...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    What is Life? Life is complex Life is beautiful It's beautiful Life is rich and amazing Life was given to us by God Life is limited So why waste time? Each and everyday is a...
    LeahLoveeU LeahLoveeU 13-15, F 2 Responses May 14

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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 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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    People are always saying how STRONG I am... how inspirational they find me. I feel like screaming! I am NOT at all strong, they just can't see all the pain I carry constantly. I...
    fitmom808 fitmom808 41-45, F 8 Responses May 10

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    After 8 years I feel its time for me to finally write and tell my story. I got a chefs apprenticeship when I was 15. It was about 45 mins from where I lived, and not having a...
    Elcamino80 Elcamino80 31-35, F 2 Responses May 16

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    Recently, I have been taking my nieces and nephew to a leisure centre. There is a lifeguard there, and I started to develop "feelings" for him. No matter how much I try to deny it...
    asid0000000 asid0000000 13-15, F 8 Responses May 2

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    Why are we so weird? In the wild if I was sexually mature I would be mating. I would mate if I wanted to or not. In the wild the male don't give a ****. He mates because that's...
    gabby121212 gabby121212 13-15, F 5 Responses May 4

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    I'll never say this to your face, because you'll just laugh and call me weird. cx But I want you to know, you are honestly perfect for me. You are everything I need, everything I...
    PorcelainGrenade PorcelainGrenade 13-15, F 2 Responses May 5

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    You feel so strong and self sufficient that it's hard for you to need/want a man. If you need/want one,your standard will be very high and you don't want to just settle.
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I want to say this to you. Maybe by some miracle I will get the chance. I truly think I will.. Don't let fear control you anymore. Stop letting the negative people poison your mind...
    Beanbella Beanbella 31-35, F 2 Responses May 1

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    The advice I would give my past self is stay strong and don't give in...even thought you are tired of fighting and pressing on and want to be done with that...don't ...keep...
    backontrack backontrack 36-40, F May 6

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    Am I strong as you think I am? I don't think so. If you read my previous post, you will know I don't have many friends. You may have such a thought come across your mind. "Well...
    Lonely90s Lonely90s 22-25, M 1 Response May 7

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    Looking at me no one can tell what ive been through. My experiences made me a stronger person but I would never want to have it happen again.
    knittygurl23 knittygurl23 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 26

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    Ever look back at your life and wonder why you made certain choices? How you got to places you are now? Today is one of those days for me. I sit here as my husband is raising his...
    crafty36 crafty36 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 26

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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 Apr 27

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    For the second time I'm posting about this, I really don't know why.... Maybe it's just myself longing for it. When two hearts are meant for each other no distance is too far, no...
    lostgirl112 lostgirl112 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    My name is Carla and it actually means "strong". One thing I can say is I don't feel like I live up to my name. I never feel like I can even fully tell anyone about my problems...
    CustardGirl CustardGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 27

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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 try to be strong, tell myself that I don't care put on a smile to family and give advice to others smile and say I'm ok when in not and when I get home go to my bed and cry into...
    traceyannmay traceyannmay 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 30

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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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    My dad was never there for me growing up as a child, even though he lived in the same village as us. Watching my mother raise six children on her own was not easy. My brothers and...
    FelicitySmoak FelicitySmoak 31-35, F May 5

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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...
    OneClassyLady OneClassyLady 70+, F 5 Responses May 8

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    Inequality is inescapable. People are stronger, faster, smarter than others. This would be physical inequality. This inequality is the dominating force behind nature. It is...
    alienatedvirus alienatedvirus 18-21, M May 8

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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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