Why the Strongest Women Often Feel So Broken Inside

When we meet a strong woman, we may feel drawn in by her confidence. It seems like she has it all: a successful job, a lovely family, good health, and even the time to help those in need. But behind that bright smile, many of these women feel broken to a point where it starts affecting their health.

Viral News City will list the reasons why so many strong women fight to be happy on a daily basis.

1. She only relies on herself.

Why the Strongest Women Often Feel So Broken Inside
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A strong woman likes being independent; she doesn’t need anybody’s help. Such a woman tends to be confident and rely on herself. Research shows it may even be part of her identity that makes her proud. The problem is, she only relies on herself and doesn’t understand that all people need help sometimes — even her.

It may be because she doesn’t want to be a bother, or because she sees asking for help as a weakness.

However, as social beings, humans need help every once in a while. Psychologists agree that we need them and their support for our well-being. Asking for help when you need it is not only healthy, but it’s also generous because you’re allowing someone else to ask for help back when they need it.

2. Everyone trusts her with their problems, and she carries the weight on her shoulders.

Why the Strongest Women Often Feel So Broken Inside
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It’s not a surprise that her family and friends confide in her since people consider her to be trustworthy. Research shows that this is because mentally strong people also have a high sense of responsibility which people perceive as integrity and wisdom.

But the strong woman doesn’t share her family or friends’ struggles with anyone, nor does she gossip about them. She carries all the suffering that is bestowed upon her. And if the problem affects her directly, she might even take the lead to solve it or face it, whether it’s a money issue or an illness in the family.

When we meet a strong woman, we may feel drawn in by her confidence. It seems like she has it all: a successful job, a lovely family, good health, and even the time to help those in need. But behind that bright smile, many of these women feel broken to a point where it starts affecting their health.

Bright Side will list the reasons why so many strong women fight to be happy on a daily basis.

1. She only relies on herself.

Why the Strongest Women Often Feel So Broken Inside
© Passengers / Sony Pictures Entertainment  

A strong woman likes being independent; she doesn’t need anybody’s help. Such a woman tends to be confident and rely on herself. Research shows it may even be part of her identity that makes her proud. The problem is, she only relies on herself and doesn’t understand that all people need help sometimes — even her.

It may be because she doesn’t want to be a bother, or because she sees asking for help as a weakness.

However, as social beings, humans need help every once in a while. Psychologists agree that we need them and their support for our well-being. Asking for help when you need it is not only healthy, but it’s also generous because you’re allowing someone else to ask for help back when they need it.

2. Everyone trusts her with their problems, and she carries the weight on her shoulders.

Why the Strongest Women Often Feel So Broken Inside
© Likeness / Candescent Films  

It’s not a surprise that her family and friends confide in her since people consider her to be trustworthy. Research shows that this is because mentally strong people also have a high sense of responsibility which people perceive as integrity and wisdom.

But the strong woman doesn’t share her family or friends’ struggles with anyone, nor does she gossip about them. She carries all the suffering that is bestowed upon her. And if the problem affects her directly, she might even take the lead to solve it or face it, whether it’s a money issue or an illness in the family.

7. And some days, they break down and feel they’re not strong enough to take on a task.

Why the Strongest Women Often Feel So Broken Inside
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She puts on a mask at work or at home but when she’s alone, it’s time for a reality check and her insecurities pay a visit. Friends, relatives, and coworkers regard her as a strong woman and expect a lot from her. However, research reveals the level of self-control she imposes on herself along with everyone else’s high expectations of her can damage her psychologically. When thinking about her hidden faults and suppressed emotions, she breaks down.

She believes she’s inadequate and not up to the task. It’s this mismatch of emotions that leaves her exhausted.

Do you identify with this list? Are you friends with one of these “strong women”? What do you think is the best solution to unburden them of their emotional baggage? Share your theories below!

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