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Why The Strongest Women Often Feel So Broken Inside

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She is a strong-willed and passionate woman who doesn’t let anything affect her. She goes through life sliding through all sorts of problems. Heartaches. Failed, dysfunctional relationships. Disappointments. Mistakes.

Yet, you still see her with a glistening smile going about her day, like nothing ever happened.

She is the woman who instantly cheers you up with her beautiful smile. The girl who brightens up your day and seems like she has an infinite amount of love for everything around her.

The woman who carries the burden of this world yet looks like she hasn’t got a single care on her mind.  

People look at her and think she has it all. She’s got her life together. Because she’s strong and successful. But little do they know, that’s exactly what she decides to display of her.

Yes, she appears to have a rock-solid heart and an I-can-do-it attitude, but that’s the side of her she allows others to see.

She seems unbreakable, but not a single person knows what it feels like inside her heart. And nobody would ever be able to endure the pain she’s carrying inside.

They see her during the day, all dressed up with her lovely promising smile when she has the energy to pretend. But no one knows how she looks and feels at night when after a long day of struggling to get it together, she finally lays on her bed and the nightmares start to unravel.

 Because she’ll never let anyone catch her in her vulnerability.

She’ll always be there to lift your spirits when you’re feeling blue, but when she feels the painful urge to cry her heart out, she’ll just swallow her tears away until she has the chance to immerse in her solitude and let her pain flow.

Whenever the world is coming too hard on her and she’s on the verge of a damn breakdown, she deals with it by herself. She prefers to suffer in silence. Because she’s too afraid to show her flaws to the cruel, vile world. She’s too afraid to undress her soul naked and reveal it to others.

People describe her as the loudest and the most cheerful girl. They consider her as their ray of sunshine. The vibrant one. The ultimate problem-solver. They all come to her begging for a solid advice about their issues.

Because she’s always the one who knows what to do.

They expect her to always have her sh*t together. Because nothing in life can break her.

And she just nods and offers the much-needed consolation about their first-world problems, even though she just wants to scream from the bottom of her lungs and tell them they don’t even have a clue what real problems really are.

But, she stops her urges and just listens. She understands, and she tries to be a good friend.

After all, “none of my issues should be their concerns”, she says to herself.

And the second she comes home, all of the insecurities, fears and inner demons come out to torture her. As much as she prefers to be left alone, she hates those melancholic, midnight hours. Because that’s when they come to attack her.

Even though her shining armor appears to be indestructible, her harmful emotions put her down and destroy her.

Her insecurities meddle with her confidence, her fears kill the last hopes for finding happiness and her demons make her feel worthless. Useless. A nobody.

But what she doesn’t realize is that she’s indeed strong. She is powerful. And she’s brave as hell!

She’s struggling, but every day she decides to just move forward. In spite of the sorrow. In spite of the intense heartache.

After everything, she still finds a way to get herself up in the morning, dig up the last bit of hope and smile through the pain.

She’s strong because she managed to survive the cruelty of this world and still stand on her own feet.

And that requires a great deal of courage.

Stephanie Reeds

Stephanie Reeds

A professional writer with many years of experience in the fields of psychology, human relationships, science, and spirituality.
Stephanie Reeds
She is a strong-willed and passionate woman who doesn’t let anything affect her. She goes through life sliding through all sorts of problems. Heartaches. Failed, dysfunctional relationships. Disappointments. Mistakes.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Crying now (pretty sure it’s allergies) so pardon any typing errors due to blurred vision. I’d love to say people look up to me (tolerate?), or ask for advice (OK..once or twice), or expect me to brighten their day (I’m a ray of freakin’ sunshine), or expect me to fix their problems (MAYBE a couple). I have a wide, and at times useless, array of information and experience available to me (I’m old-ish). When I was a kid, I thought I’d never have this kind of knowledge, and now that I’m “past-40”, I realize how little I know. We will always feel inadequate, but sometimes, that’s what makes us what we are. Not really a bad thing. (And a good cry never hurts anyone…for long)

  2. Wow…This entire story is about myself. I even never can describe about myself in a such a comprehensive way.

  3. This entire story is about me. I event can’t describe about myself in a such accurate and comprehensive way.

  4. Ohh my word I feel that this has been written about me.
    The torture at night feels as if it will never leave.😢

  5. Such an amazing article. I can tottally relate to this. It feels like I’m reading my own story. I’m from Vietnam and I wanna ask if I can get your permission to translate this into Vietnamese? Thank you!

  6. Don’t know why they are hiding it from their “friends”. Can’t a true powerful person share their fears, with others. Does strength mean shouldering it alone. It doesn’t seem heathly and shows lack of communication or trust. They should be able to rely on their friends like they can with them. If not I’d question their friendships. You see strength I see weakness in their relationships with people that care for them.

  7. I can’t cope with the pain of my break up. Can’t eat or sleep, I feel depressed. Can’t sleep without the sleeping pills or wine. And to make things worse I think I’m getting addicted to them. How can I make myself feel better and sleep better?

  8. For sleeping better, trying ‘relaxing rain’ sounds or any other relaxing sounds like these…they do help in sleeping.

    For feeling better, have yoga early in the morning…for keeping ur thoughts out the whole day…have excersice classes too…they ll help immensely to ur body to make u feel happy. Eat happy n stay happy.

  9. Its a great article….n I think there is nothing wrong to cry in solitude infact its d best time to talk to our ownself…I can relate it…I hav all xpectatns frm myself n no one else…we r our best teachers….there is nothing wrong 2 feel broken sometimes its like d winter that is awaiting spring…

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