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I Am a Doormat

Tryind to learn to standup for myself and not keep geeting walked on! 107 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    I am always concerned with making others happy,

    which allows everyone to take advantage of me--even to the point where I am often very miserable just so others are satisfied. I don't know why I'm like that, but it's made me into a very attentive person, but an unhappy one. If I ever try to put my foot down, it just feels...
    DaVinci427 DaVinci427 31-35, M Dec 4, 2014

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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 36-40, F Dec 18, 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Not long ago I had posted a story "treat the people who are bad to you well" This time it will be "treat the people who are good to you badly "From the book "how to ruin your life...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    I don't have much left, but the ones that are left utterly annoy the **** out of me. I don't even share the same state with them, and it still makes my skin crawl to think that...
    Xalvik Xalvik 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I suppressed who I was for so long to try to fit in. I never fit in,I became a doormat. Now I cant be myself because since I wasn't me for so long I don't know who I am.
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I thought I'd answer some of people's questions... "Is my girlfriend cheating on me?" Yes, and she's been doing it for as long as you've been together. "Does he like me...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 8 Responses Jan 1

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    I'm a girl with a heart of gold and a soul of silver. And maybe that's not a good thing. I'm too nice. I forgive everyone. I give everything away. I'm always used, used, and used...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I apologize all the time. It isn't even that I have done anything wrong. Like I apologize when someone hurts ME. God what a doormat I am! I basically apologize for my existence...
    ThisBeautifulChaos ThisBeautifulChaos 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    This is a lengthy post I am about to write and am doing so mainly out of desperation just to vent how I am feeling at this moment because I am drowning in a sea of unhealthy...
    LaGentilleDame LaGentilleDame 26-30, F Jan 6

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    I'm crying on the inside . You wanna be with me but you can't handle my personality ..? You thought because I'm feelin you and we have vulberable moments I was gonna magically...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    Ok here's my experience....prepare yourself this is gonna be a bit lengthy in details, but I'll try to make it brief. I'm not here to bash the mother but I'm beyond tired of her...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    The ******* worst feeling in the world. I let you in you bastard. I let you in and I trusted you with everything I had and you turned around and screwed me over. It's quite hard...
    lolznewaccountio lolznewaccountio 18-21, F Jan 9

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    This is my life. "Oh he's nice, always so calm, friendly" translation: decent guy to know (superficially it seems) "You're like a brother to me" translation: because you don...
    YeahthatsMylife YeahthatsMylife 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 9

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    I really do. But I'm nobodies doormat either.
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 22-25 Jan 11

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    I hate Spain. I live here (Canary Islands) since 5 years and look forward to move away It seemed a paradise at first, people are friendly and easy going. but as it turned out...
    majkel87 majkel87 26-30, M Jan 12

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    Sometimes you might of thought I'd never see the day you'd see an entry like this but people around me tell me I'm very submissive and I have to be honest it's true. Do you know...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35 5 Responses Jan 13

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    In a low place. Last week he barely escaped homelessness by getting another loan frim work. We had dinner when he was in a panic about it and he spent five hours questioning why I...
    Stalked9 Stalked9 41-45, F 9 Responses Jan 18

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    Loneliness Vs Heartbreak loneliness save you from being a doormat. Heartbreak save you from a dull colorless life. Either way is fine actually, just a different kind of pain...
    9kty1 9kty1 70+, M Jan 20

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    love is never been easy. because life is not. I would never say I'm a good man. but I don't think I'm bad either. I have things in my mind today that consuming my time on doing...
    9kty1 9kty1 70+, M 6 days ago

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    It's so hard for me to be writing this passage. This passage took up so much energy to write. This morning, I had gone downstairs. My fake Mother had gone into my room. She began...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    The black sheep of the family. Yeap, that's me. I don't know what my parents see. I wouldn't say they hate me, but I wouldn't say they particularly like me, either. Maybe it's...
    GhostBride GhostBride 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Become A Healthier, Happier, More Peaceful You 1. Don't internalize the negative. We all have our own issues that we're working through, so it's good to remember that negativity...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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