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I Am a Doormat

Tryind to learn to standup for myself and not keep geeting walked on! 103 People

    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...
    ylily67 ylily67 41-45 1 Response Mar 18, 2009

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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...
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 17, 2008

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    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...
    Music2MySoul Music2MySoul 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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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...
    dreamcatcher4u dreamcatcher4u 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2007

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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...
    BlueWhaleMeatMcFacer BlueWhaleMeatMcFacer 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 22, 2008

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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 1 Response Apr 16, 2012

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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...
    Jazmine453 Jazmine453 16-17, F Dec 1, 2013

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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...
    Doormatgirl Doormatgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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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...
    RosesNBloom RosesNBloom 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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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...
    scarlet54 scarlet54 36-40 5 Responses Aug 20, 2010

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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...
    sirenofthenorth sirenofthenorth 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2010

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    Well... It has been a couple months now. Its been hard, really hard. Everything reminds me of you and our memories. But somehow someway I've learned to store the memories away. I...
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    Dear Mother. I have found it! Your kidlogger. Very creative to betray your 18 year old daughter. I must say, I always wanted to be able to trust you, I was so jealous everytime I...
    Littlegirl99 Littlegirl99 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Leeches. I'm a very kind person, and people try to take advantage of it and me. I'm so sick of people trying to treat me like a doormat. I am not here for another person's...
    notthis78 notthis78 31-35, F Apr 5

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    Propensity for Monogamy: Your propensity for monogamy is high. You find it easy to be devoted and loyal to one person. And in return, you expect the same from who you love. Any...
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F Apr 5

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    No direct experience it is just a principle that I feel strongly about. Don't threaten someone just make it happen. Perhaps this is a bad attitude from growing up in NY but...
    crazynam321 crazynam321 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    ****. Where to begin... I hate my looks, my personality, my behavior, everything. I lose my temper at random times, and have hurt people in the process, however I am a major...
    VerdlaTal VerdlaTal 13-15, T 1 Response Apr 6

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    I had to find out I was the other a year later. Why did you lie to me? You made me believe you loved me. All those sweet things you told me, they were a lie too weren't they? I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 7

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    Thank goodness I thought I was the only one! I dated my fiancé for a year when we were 19 flash forward 10 years later and we got reconnected but during that time he had 3 kids...
    Walkedinblind Walkedinblind 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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