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I Want to Be Strong

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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 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 26

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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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    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

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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 have a weak personality .

    .. I want to be strong . A lot of people take advantage of me . I need help I want to be stronger ... I feel like a loser . I want to change my self
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M 1 Response May 18

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    I don't have many close friends... Especially after having my son. The one friend whom I've had the closest relationship with confessed to me a year ago that she lied about having...
    Sarie28 Sarie28 26-30, F Jun 23

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    I am Not easily offended, I am open minded, I am spontaneous, confident, and have a very wide range of likes and dislikes. I am Not being cocky by writing this. I am just laying it...
    ambull1 ambull1 36-40, M 5 hrs ago

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    My marriage counselor said I was strong to have dealt with my childhood by keeping secrets for more than a decade and not turning to drugs or alcohol. I internalize a lot of things...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    The great escape 4 The team continue on without Zane and Niggalactacus and mad it to entrance to the hanger room. However what they didn't know was security guards where posted...
    darkwolf19 darkwolf19 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I am stronger because of all I've been through... I was 16 when everything happened. It all seemed to snowball honestly. I had been home sick with the flu. I was staying at my...
    Ginnty Ginnty 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I have never asked for anything in my life, I am a very independent and self sufficient woman...I can fend for myself and hold my own...I have no use for those women who act all...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Trust.‘Stop asking me to trustyou while I’m still coughingup water from the last timeyou let me drown.’ - Unknown.Trust. According to me, this is the most fragile...
    angelicsmiles angelicsmiles 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 10

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    Once their was a little boy. He grew up in a house with his Daddy and his Mummy and his sisters. One day the little boy saw the truth, when he was about six. He watched as his...
    TorchwoodBoy TorchwoodBoy 18-21, M 16 hrs ago

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    I'm beginning to understand that love goes beyond good qualities, good looks and social status. It's simply loving and wanting to be around the person because they are themselves...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Jun 30

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    I'm wallowing and I can't seem to find a way to feel secure and completely happy in my every day life. That's not to say that I am unhappy. I'm not. A lot of things have been going...
    LadyOfLorien LadyOfLorien 18-21, F Jul 6

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    Iv been through so much in my younger days, although I don't wish the misery and pain I felt, on my worst enemy! I am happy I made it out alive! I am happy I can experience every...
    bolahaming bolahaming 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    It was a strength sometimes and sometimes also turned into an inner emotional turmoil. I act strong for people close to me. My family means the world to me and I would never want...
    PorcelainRose85 PorcelainRose85 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Right now, I'm almost off of Cymbalta, which I have taken for about 2 years. I'm on a 1/4 dose of what I was originally taking, and I lowered the dosage by a fourth at a time, for...
    racc000n racc000n 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    "Does a weak person become strong because they have to? Or do they become strong because they want to?" I've never been the kind of guy that an hide my emotions well, I end up...
    CatchingDarkness CatchingDarkness 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 30

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    I'm not a strong person, at least I don't think I am. I've been through my share of difficulties and trials and somehow or another I've managed to squeeze my way through them. It's...
    CloakedStranger CloakedStranger 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I am strong-I think i am strong because of the kind of pain i feel now whenever someone orders me to do something.I used to feel guilty,that it's all my fault...but now i don't...
    samy666 samy666 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I am my families rock Though physically very strong I am also very emotionally strong When my little sister had attempted suicide in May i immediately started CPR while my mom was...
    Brickwall96 Brickwall96 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    We strive. We all strive, to get stronger and better, but at what point is enough? I feel like I reached my limit. The more I try the more the bad outweighs the good, the more...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M Jul 14

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    When I was around 12 years old, I started losing my hair. I had gorgeous locks....long....thick....dirty blonde hair. My mom was beside herself because she was not only worried...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    This could be triggering to anyone with experiences of sexual or domestic abuse. My life has not been easy. In 2012, I discovered that I was sexually abused as a child. I have no...
    LucellaLuna LucellaLuna 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to change & move All my insecure feelings Away . I don't want to be feeling like a failure & loser . I want to be stronger
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    Okay. So let us see. For the first time of my 18 years, I am shocked that guys would actually like who I am. Ut started last year, when I was 17 and people started commenting on...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Their are people out there that wish they could share. Their happiness with others and there is also the type of people when they aren't. They just want to make who makes them...
    beachboy14u beachboy14u 18-21, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I sometimes debate whether it's that I want to start again or if it's like I feel I have no other choice and the urges are too strong. I am 3.5 months clean and the last few days...
    ashricard ashricard 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    1) I’m Lumierre. 2) I hate it when humans are described as biological machines. 3) I can’t say I have a specific hobby , I am interested in human behavior if that counts...
    ReversedLumiere ReversedLumiere 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Childhood cancer survivor every other patient I went through chemo with is dead I don't want to be seen as strong or inspirational I just want to live not be held to a higher...
    DeLos1985 DeLos1985 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I know this feeling all to well....... I've been strong for so many years, that I want someone to reduce the necessity of being that from me. I was dating a fellow that I wanted...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Cheerleading is amazing exercise but I want to work out and do more conditioning so I can be amazing and be a strong all round athlete and have strong tumbling
    chloeemiw chloeemiw 13-15, F a week ago

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    Suicide has killed many people even someone I knew, it's not a thing to mess around with. I understand why people want to do it because they're at their lowest point in life. But...
    faithmonyai faithmonyai 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    obviously .... if a worst situation i have to handle and i make through it safely than as an outcome it convert me into a stronger being than before...i am experiencing some type...
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F Jun 22

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    Have a cry...it's ok to cry, it's called being human. what doesn't kill us, does make us stronger, but you must take the time to process and reflect, the situation, cry it out, and...
    Luckycharm2014 Luckycharm2014 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I act like I'm strong because I need to. In truth, all I am inside is soft, chewy marshmallow, just dipped in melted chocolate and hardened with harsh cold temp.
    sheepInwolfsclothing sheepInwolfsclothing 22-25 6 days ago

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    Or am i. Those who care are. Those who live to care are. Especially when pain stays. And others block paths to calm. Wow. We who still care are apparently strong.
    converted converted 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Growing up i was brought up with so much crap down to alcoholics, violence, abuse both mentally and physically and drugs. Yes i had to grow up fast and had no life nor many friends...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Amongst my dearest friends I am the one who supports them and gives them strength. I do not show my vulnerability in front of my friends because they are sensitive. If I'm sad they...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F Jul 4

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    I feel like an alien. My mind is everywhere all the time. I think about so much and I just feel like I have more feeling than most people do. I'm a very compassionate person and my...
    saviecook saviecook 16-17, F Jul 11

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    I believe I'm a strong women. I can take care of myself and I know what I want. I'm not shy to say what I'm thinking about. I like to help and be a leader.
    faithandfree faithandfree 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Each day I pretend to understand what's happening and pretend to enjoy it when inside I just want to end it all
    bringmeback555 bringmeback555 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    It takes a strong heart to LOVE but it takes an even stronger heart to LOVE after its been BROKEN.
    joyevaa joyevaa 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    You showed me that I could be strong on my own… You showed me that I do not need anyone… You showed me I could do what ever I wanted in this world… But you also showed me...
    joyevaa joyevaa 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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