When you see a strong woman, what do you see? You see immense inner strength, an always-smiling face, and an indomitable spirit. The most admirable thing about strong women is not only the fact that they are truly strong from the inside, it is that strong women remain strong even when they feel extremely broken inside. They might be going through a storm inside themselves, but you will never know.
“She has fought many wars, most internal. The ones that you battle alone, for this, she is remarkable. She is a survivor.” ― Nikki Rowe.
Here Are 12 Reasons Why The Strongest Women Often Feel So Broken Inside
1. She only trusts and depends on herself.
When you are a strong woman, you are capable of doing everything on your own and do not like taking anybody else’s help. You are used to handling all your problems alone, and you have gotten quite good at it. Your immense confidence tells you that you do not need anybody else to help you, you are fine on your own.
But, sometimes you do not ask for help, even when you might need it a lot is because you feel it will be a burden for them. You don’t want to impose your difficulties on others and come across as weak.
2. She is someone who wears her smile all the time.
She is always there to greet you with her vibrant smile no matter how much tension she is going through. You only get to see the sunshine, not the clouds behind it. She hates it when people see her sadness, and pain, as she believes that portrays her as a weak person; she will only want others to see their strength and happiness.
It is only when she trusts you more than anything, will she show her vulnerable side. Her emotional side. Her broken side. Otherwise, you will always see her with a wide smile on her face, a smile that might not always reach her eyes.
3. She can listen to you for hours.
She will always have your back, her shoulders will always be there for you to cry on. She tells you she is there for you, she tells you she understands you. And she actually will always be there for you; those are simply not just empty promises and words. She will take all your pain and sadness and take it upon herself to make you feel better.
But she says nothing of herself, and you will never even know if she is having troubles of her own. She is very good at keeping her emotions locked up, and not letting anyone see what she is going through on the inside.
4. She is the secret-keeper for everyone.
She will have all your secrets guarded, and will never disclose them to other people. She knows the value of trust, and will never intentionally break it because you are too important for her. She will take all your secrets to her grave.
But nobody even cares to know the secrets she might be carrying within herself and is unable to share them with someone. This is why strong women feel broken inside, because they are so used to bottling everything up, they forget what it feels like to share. All those concealed secrets starts taking a toll on her, after a point.
5. She has everything sorted.
People think her life is just awesome, and she has everything sorted and settled into place. She got whatever she wanted from life because she never complains like them or whines. Whatever curveballs life might throw at her, she will whack them out with a strong kick. A strong woman on the surface will always seem invincible and infallible.
What people don’t realize is that they only see what she wants them to see, and this is just a part of herself she has decided to reveal to the world. Everything might seem perfect from the outside, but for the most time, that is not the truth. A lot of struggle goes on behind closed doors than other people don’t get to see.
6. She never breaks down in front of others.
Nothing seems to tear her apart, but nobody knows the agony that’s brewing inside her heart. Nobody knows the pain that runs chaos in there. Everything seems utterly perfect, and magical, but the truth is something else altogether.
All-day long, she is calm and composed, helping others in need, cheering others up, and always being incredibly positive. But nobody has seen her when she is alone, and nobody knows how she struggles to get all her pieces together at night. She will never cry in front of you, but when she is alone in her room at the end of the day, she will let all her pain flow.