Perhaps no one can say that they are strong enough to withstand emotional and spiritual affliction. Who can say, when in the throes of a challenge, that they are strong?
If we are lucky, we will be confident of pulling through and the end will be in sight, somewhat; but mark that the sensation of weakness lingers and victory is not yet guaranteed.
In reality, survival is a matter of placing ourselves away from such harm, as we would walk around fire.
Sometimes it takes all our strength to keep our distance from the things that hurt us.
I do not content myself with the belief that there is bravery, only acceptance of the task at hand.