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I Want to Be Strong

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 144 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 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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    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 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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    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, 2015

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    For many women, myself included, we were raised to be strong. We can make due without a man. We can take charge of our lives, lift our own burdens and be completely independent...
    rugger14 rugger14 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Hm, I'm just thinking how by the age 40 I probably won't have kids let alone a husband. At the very least, I want a family of some sort, or support. Friendships mean nothing when...
    surfaceme surfaceme 70+ 7 hrs ago

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    This guy that I continuously talk about, is someone I keep coming back to. I fell in love and his problems will always be mine. He is going through a rough patch, and I'm trying my...
    Prettyinpink33 Prettyinpink33 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    So would you like to be seeing a psychiatrist? Or become depressed? Because that's the path that you will take if this is a box that you have ticked. So no, this is the one thing...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 31-35, F 13 hrs ago

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    I am bisexual but strongly prefer women as well as can see my future with a woman. My current partner wants nothing to do with children at all- no even in the future. It pains me...
    goingnowhere5 goingnowhere5 16-17, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I'm trying to be okay with what's happening and I know it's just the weekend, but I'm not as strong as he thinks I am, and I'm way more sensitive than he knows. I shouldn't be...
    Jess9798 Jess9798 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Perhaps at this point in your life you are not happy, you may feel like dying, you may be depressed or lonely, maybe someone you were with broke your heart and nothing can take...
    Joysummers Joysummers 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Today marks 7 months without you in my life, BW. Guess what? I am getting stronger and stronger everyday! You can go **** yourself!!!
    ArlingtonRose ArlingtonRose 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Cavalier worn, and of grizzled mien, Astride his dark mount in the winters icy rain. Armor all dented, rust eaten sword and much battered shield, Surrounded by death on some...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Nine years ago, my husband passed away, the aftermath of which, I went through a period of deep self-discovery. I was confused about who I was, where my life was going. Through...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yay for strong women! I'm currently working in a satelite clinic that is supervised by a woman who won't confront me because she's afraid of me. So, instead of asking me directly...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    I do consider myself a very strong woman physically because I have been told that I hit hard like a man..haha! And I'm mentally strong as well. I've had other people tell me that...
    CaliTexan37 CaliTexan37 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't really know if all our experiences make us stronger. I know some do, but some can destroy you. Being hurt so much can change you into someone you never wanted to be. I don...
    lostinbeauty lostinbeauty 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    To The Girl Who Stole My HeartYou're the first person I think about.In the morning after I eat and go out.When I jump in the shower to wash my body and head.And the last, after...
    theophilusmartins theophilusmartins 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    All i did...all i the hard decisions i have taken..it was all to be stronger... I did't want to be that person that needed help..that needed a hand or a shoulder to cry on..i...
    jrcervin jrcervin 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I thought it might be a little narcissistic to do one of these but I love reading them so I figured, why not. Here goes. 1. My name is Spencer 2. I'm a senior in high school 3...
    JerseyBoy16 JerseyBoy16 16-17, M a week ago

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    This is exactly what i want,been wanting.I find it really hard to believe that this person is real though.Id like to but,why would they?I wouldn't,if I'm honest irregardless of how...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    This note compares the lives depicted in two movies featuring a strong female protagonist, each of whom has an experience that has been thrust upon her against her will. In each...
    Freeelectron Freeelectron 51-55, M Feb 5

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    I apologize for the long bible I wrote here haha. I just need to write it all down somewhere. So.. most of my life and my childhood, I had no parents or family, like a lot another...
    ninacu ninacu 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    January 22, 2009 was one of the worst days of my life. I was 16 years old and my mother was in the hospital. me and my sisters were sitting around talking and watching tv. One of...
    loco8912 loco8912 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I am strong bcuz of many things, I am strong not just bcuz of that I know my strengths. Not just cuz I know my weaknesses and that I am working with them. Not only cuz I've been...
    darkspiritwolf darkspiritwolf 18-21, F Feb 4

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    This has been my role my entire life. The strong sensible one. And I really can't do it any more. I need so much for there to be someone to be strong for me...
    LifeForLiving LifeForLiving 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    She needs no fancy clothes to make her look sexy.She needs no man by her side to make her look good. She needs to tell no lies ,her honesty is her beauty..She is smart in the head...
    wvcountrylady wvcountrylady 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    This feels kind of weird to me, but part of me wants someone, even a stranger (but preferably a close friend), to listen to my heart beating, to hear my blood being pumped through...
    alphaomega95 alphaomega95 18-21 1 Response Feb 2

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    Imagine yourself walking through a forest. So far, it had been one straight path until unexpectedly, ahead of you, is a crossroad, two paths, left or right. Your not afraid because...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 31-35, F 10 Responses Feb 2

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    The desire is growing stronger & stronger each day - to find a woman just as eager & excited about making a beautiful baby right from the very start. When the chemistry...
    matlga matlga 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    The desire is growing stronger & stronger each day - to find a woman just as eager & excited about making a beautiful baby right from the very start. When the chemistry...
    matlga matlga 41-45, M Feb 1

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    you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have..holds true for me now..
    missdeterminedforever missdeterminedforever 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    Me. I am me myself and I. I have made myself a wall. An unbreakable wall. A wall so high and so strong it can only be broken by guided hands. My wall protects me. It protects me...
    FragileButterfly565 FragileButterfly565 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I have been through loads in my life & trumped through all of it (abused by dad at 5, sobered up at 19, abusive husband for 5 years, watched BFF die next to me in wreck, left ex...
    IAmDoneBeingLiedTo IAmDoneBeingLiedTo 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    this only you do...filling a single moment with so many emotions! in this life there have been so many moments when i would have felt the cord of my heart tightening because i was...
    snuffal snuffal 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Just a quick note before bed; I just want to say this is the happiest I've ever felt in a very long time. Maybe even my life. I've always been a very unhappy person inside. On the...
    Negrita13131 Negrita13131 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    Rite now im 19, and my gf is 15. We are deeply in loveee, it seems like we been dating forr years. Wen we first, she had a bf but I liked her wanted her. We still kinda but then...
    Legend1boyy Legend1boyy 18-21 1 Response Jan 26

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    Trying to be strong for my two girls, aged 4 and 1, but aside from them I really haven't got the strength to put up with my wife's inconsistencies and my mum's negativity. The...
    mechaishida80 mechaishida80 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 25