Ode to the Strong Ones

I just really need to get this off my chest. It’s really difficult to be the “strong” one. When you’re the kind of person people turn to for stability and reason you often get looked over when it comes to your needs.

People are happy to vent to you, to rely on you but do not reciprocate when you need an outlet.

I’m not as strong as I seem. I repress my worries, my problems, my doubts and my insecurities, I’ve built walls… I’m not strong, I’m faking it, but you don’t notice, you just keep taking from a well that has almost run dry.

I know you but do you know me? Do you even know who I am, who that person is that you rely on for the strength to get you through the day?



5 Responses

  1. Psychology Today says:

    Your strength comes in not NEEDING anyone. That’s just drama anyways – always talking about your problems – EVERYONE has doubts, worries, insecurities, problems – you don’t NEED to vent, you NEED to concentrate on the things that make you happy & inspire you instead of dwelling on other people or incidents. I agree with the comment about picking your family – it’s all who you ALLOW in your life. Yes it is great to have a few close friends or a significant other who you know you can trust & calls you out on your sh*t. Eventually maybe you can use your own inner dialogue to acknowledge someone else’s perspective instead of trying to defend your own – THINK more positive.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sounds more like you don`t know who you are. Being everything to everyone. And realizing you`re getting nothing in return. Pick your fam

  3. Anonymous says:

    Jesus, is that you?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Same. Eventually burned out from too much giving and not enough asking for support. When I got rid of Facebook and not 1 of my 400 or so ‘friends’ bothered to get in touch to see if I was ok, or even say hello, I realized I needed to take a hard look at those ‘friendships’.

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