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I Am a Doormat

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

    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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    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 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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    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 7 Responses Aug 20, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My parents raised me to be proper and be polite. In my business, I work with a bunch women (customers) with different personalities...some of then can be downright rude and act...
    SummerSeason SummerSeason 36-40, F Oct 11

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    Sometimes in your life you can meet some people that give you bad vibes. You feel uncomfortable with either their action, or their words, then you play down your feelings, and...
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    It is just easier to say "i'm fine" when asked. No one knows the real me. I keep up my guard so I will not be hurt like I was as a child by my family. When I am hurt I need to...
    smurphette smurphette 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    There is always a kid in the class who is put down and bullied. People seem to need someone to get their frustrations out on to make themselves feel better. I was bullied. Mainly...
    maiomeN maiomeN 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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    Again. Not like this year is a one-off. It is one of many birthdays alone. I don't expect a single card to be waiting on the doormat. No one will be raising a glass of champagne...
    loveland loveland 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 1

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    Every time I enter a relationship, I give it my all. I make that person my sun, moon and stars. I make them my everything. I want to be the perfect girlfriend. I want to give it...
    regretlesswriter regretlesswriter 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Please someone tell me how to forgive my ex. I suddenly remembered months ago: My ex asked me to make him some egg omelette in pita bread- my new invention, like a wrap switch...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Oct 4

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    I always thought having an ACoA in my life breaks my heart over and over.... But I'm unsure now if it breaks my heart or my pride... I just know that when I put my pride aside and...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Oct 7

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    "Show Me" (feat. Chris Brown) http://youtu.be/xKkb13IU_DE Baby let me put your panties to the side I'mma make you feel alright 'Cause I'mma give you what you need, yeah Mami...
    W0lfhunter W0lfhunter 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    My wife and I got married in our 40's. Neither of us had been married before. We were best friends for a few years before things got serious. She had come from a family with an...
    notsureofanythinganymore notsureofanythinganymore 56-60, M 9 Responses Oct 12

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    Stockholm syndrome anyone? I get so fed up with people who act like prideful doormats, acting like we should just surrender to the power of the corporations. I dont know whats...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 4 Responses Oct 12

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    I'm still very upset and angry that I have allowed a white French guy to treat me like a doormat and do all sorts of horrific things I'm very upset with myself that I'm very weak...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 12

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    I suffered from racism and persecution all my life for different reasons and things even got worth when I worked at hotel du vin Brighton in ship street I nerarly got murdered...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Oct 12

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    I just want to warn dark skinned women who live in Brighton and who are of Asian African or Arabic heritage that there is a racist and bigoted 35 year old male with a French accent...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Oct 12

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    I'm very sad to what I have endured at hotel du vin Brighton in ship street I was given a job in housekeeping by a nice lady who was the director of hotel du vin Brighton but as...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    Noone ever needed me in my life. I was allways pleasing others. I was the first who called, pressured, asked others to go out with me, to visit me. Im realizing the hard true that...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    Well... There's this thing about being liked... I'm sure there are a lot of you out there struggling to find someone to talk to or hang out with. I'm so sorry if this offends you...
    jonho10 jonho10 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    This man in the blue shirt has been the most racist person towards me in my whole like He totally viewed me as trash and treated me like a doormat He had even contacted the...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel really bad im this way now, it makes me feel like a crappy person, but ive had so many bad experiences with people that its really genuinely hard to change that way of...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It amazes me that more people in the world don't hate people, or at least don't understand people who hate people. Everyone treats everyone so horribly. Growing up, I had to deal...
    chickiebos chickiebos 31-35, F 21 hrs ago

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    I'm a doormat sometimes and when people yell at me or thorw things at me I just be quiet and take it, so I could image he me being in a abuse relationship with a girl later in...
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 21 hrs ago

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