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I Am a Doormat

Tryind to learn to standup for myself and not keep geeting walked on! 109 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    On one hand she is a caring, supportive individual to all her loved ones, friends, and extended family. Almost a doormat. She always had a stable career, although we moved a lot...
    beauty1000 beauty1000 41-45 Sep 7

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    I have a peaceful phlegmatic temperament, I found this description after taking an online personality test. It is me almost to the letter. It explains why I'm so forgiving and able...
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    This year has been one hell of a year already. After 7 years of being married, I decided that I just couldn't handle anymore of it. For the last 5 years, I have overanalyzed every...
    AloneandWantingOut AloneandWantingOut 26-30, F Sep 11

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    I'm tired of people on here complaining that their partner won't have sex with them. Sex doesn't just happen because one person gets turned on. You can't treat someone like a...
    emptynow emptynow 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 12

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    I used to be quite a bit of a doormat quiet fly on the wall etc type always been a bit of a nerd mixed with a jock still struggling to find myself what matters to me and the people...
    shadowknight1226 shadowknight1226 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    This does not mean I am a doormat. This does not mean I am a follower. This does not mean I am a pervert. This means I accept that people have different opinions, different...
    1976toes 1976toes 36-40, F 13 Responses Sep 16

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    So finally that time is here when i can actually see myself being used & walked over. Here's to the group of friends & people i know. They'd text me, call me & be nice to me...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 18

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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 2 days ago

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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 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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