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I Am a Doormat

Tryind to learn to standup for myself and not keep geeting walked on! 109 People

    A Pushover My Whole Life...

    I've always tried to be the people pleaser. I did not like it when people were unhappy with me. Even npw o jave a hard time standing up for myself. It's taken me years to establish the friendships that I consider close to me. And with my oldest friend being of 14 years, I havent...
    Music2MySoul Music2MySoul 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    When It Comes To Men... Call Me Mlle Doormat

    Why in the world am I a doormat when it comes to men? I am a smart, capable, confident, and attractive woman in other aspects of my life.... You would not believe the ridiculousness that I allow men to do to me. From open cheating, to allowing myself to be a low priority, to...
    scarlet54 scarlet54 36-40 5 Responses Aug 20, 2010

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    I Am A Doormat Too....

    Hello,   I just started reading a couple stories and will respond! So, here is my story. Growing up my sister called me a kiss a$$ because I talked to all my family,tried not to argue back, I tried to  make them happy,went everywhere with them. So issues with school started...
    realityvsdream realityvsdream 31-35, F Dec 18, 2011

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    The School's Doormat

    Last year, as a high school freshman, I was naturally nervous for school. I've always tried to be a people pleaser. I've always been ready to do anything to make anyone happy. In one of my classes, there was a mix of kids from freshman to seniors. I became well known as "Doormat...
    Doormatgirl Doormatgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    Go Ahead, Walk All Over Me

    It's something I've struggled with my whole life.  I just let people walk all over me.  I'm just a really nice person and really afraid of confrontation.  I don't know why I don't stick up for myself.  I'm always the one to back down in an argument, just "...
    BlueWhaleMeatMcFacer BlueWhaleMeatMcFacer 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 22, 2008

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    Why Can't I Stand Up For Myself?

    I am a hopeless doormat. I don't know why but I find it hard to say no to people. I can't stick up for myself, and all of this has gotten me into some pretty messed up situations.Everyone who knows me knows about my doormat problem and some tend to use it to their advantage. My...
    sirenofthenorth sirenofthenorth 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2010

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    The Human Doormat...

    I have been a human doormat as long as I can remember. I try to break the cycle, but it doesn't work. I've talked to my best friend about the situation and all she can say is that's some people's roles in life. We can't help but give and give and give until we've given all we...
    RosesNBloom RosesNBloom 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    I will let someone insult me time

    and time again, and can stay upset until they act like it's OK. So the next time they see me if they aren't mean and joke around or something I will just let the past experience go.
    Jazmine453 Jazmine453 16-17, F Dec 1, 2013

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    Miss Doormat

    i am the most reliable doormat anyone can ask for. i pretty much am more like a slave to crule people that take advantage of me all because they know that they can.:(
    bellamajors bellamajors 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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    I Am

    i am a doormat when it comes to my kids i seems to let them run all over me to a certain extent and then when i finally put my foot down its an all out war here i need to learn to start pulling up that doormat for good and be a mom and not their friend
    dreamcatcher4u dreamcatcher4u 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2007

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    But I'm Trying Really Hard Not to Be

    I am trying to improve a little at a time. But it is just hard for me because I don't really like confrontation. But I do need to learn that sometimes its worth it for your sanity!
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 17, 2008

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    My Miserable Family

    I am the oldest of 5 kids. I have always been well the one that took care of everyone. No matter what they need I always try to help. If I needed anything it is always a battle. I finally quit asking. My family never comes to my house but I am expected to at the drop of the hat...
    ylily67 ylily67 41-45 1 Response Mar 18, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I love to help people who suffer any problem here but aslong as they got my advice, i dont hear from them anymore! So its like i am used here and win no real friends! So i stop...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Ive had friends in the past. I had lots of friends and its not that im socialy aqward or just dont want to its that, people just avoid me like a virus. All ive ever done is tried...
    pandasize pandasize 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Religious (ego) Consciousness, True Consciousness (subconscious experience), and Spiritual Consciousness (super conscious) *Disclaimer: Controversial. Not for the emotionally...
    nagaprincess nagaprincess 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Okay so me and my mom argued this morning and I don't see how it ended up with her calling me a "fat and lazy doormat" basically she told her friend that she can come over and...
    2tall4heels 2tall4heels 16-17, F Jul 3

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    Dilemma...... There was a letter on my doormat this morning with the words "do not bend" on it. I m still wondering, "well!!! how the hell am I going to pick it up?
    karmameter karmameter 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I am insignificant to the most important person in my life. We've been "friends" for 5 years. The reason I put quotations is because I don't feel like he's my friend.. I love him...
    BelleNoire BelleNoire 18-21, F Jun 28

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    I finally divorced myself mentally and severed contact. They are dead to me now. Very likely, I won't even be at my parents funerals. It was far more confusing and damaging for...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I feel like a doormat that people always walk all over, and I can't seem to fix it.
    KingMaggot666 KingMaggot666 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    I was raised up to be a kind, respectable lady. Never to talk back nor engage in disagreements with the people around me. At a young age I was taught that looking people in the...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    3rd Generation fixed code pair copy is new Self-learning copy remote control. Face to face copy remote control can copy fixed code (315M or 433.92M) with fixed frequency. 3rd...
    autodiagnosticobd autodiagnosticobd 22-25, F Jul 8

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    I am finally divorced. I didn't want the divorce, and I didn't want to be a doormat either. I love my ex husband or at least the man that I thought he was. How can a person say...
    ShineAndRise ShineAndRise 31-35 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Adjustable Frequency Remote Control is 280Mhz-450Mhz Rolling code remote control. Face to face copy Garage remote is 3rd Generation Adjustable Frequency remote Control. Face to...
    autodiagnosticobd autodiagnosticobd 22-25, F Jul 11

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    Read my profile- profiler of a loser. Nobody wants to do with me, nobody care. People come and go and they hurt me. Now i decided to delete some "friends" who doesnt write and i...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I love my dog. She's 13. Springer spaniel. Had her since I was 8. I've grown up with her. She's the love of my life. She sleeps in my bed. She snuggles me. We spoon. I feed her the...
    leo1292 leo1292 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I did n't want to be here when she was leaving so I stayed away.Today I returned to my door,took a deep breath and turned the key. As I stepped over her keys on the doormat I...
    Mrmeaner02 Mrmeaner02 36-40, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    When i was a child my mother was so overprotective and never ever treat me with respect, she never allows me to decorate my own room the way i like and always throw away my...
    Loneliness78 Loneliness78 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Cowards. If you like me, great. If you hate me, awesome. Whichever category you fall under, you will respect me. Tell it to my face or don't say it at all. You don't have to love...
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I mean I know this happens. This isn't the first time and it won't be the last, but it hurts. I'm glad to say this break up wasn't my fault. My boyfriend just didn't want to be a...
    obviouslyariel obviouslyariel 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    People like myself need to be encouraged to put her own needs first and to find a relationship that reciprocates. I have been way, way too selfless. A traumatic pattern of being a...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 1 day ago

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