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I Am a Doormat

Tryind to learn to standup for myself and not keep geeting walked on! 115 People

    bigboy934 bigboy934 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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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 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    I am a single mother of two,

    2 year old boy and 3 year old girl. I am a stay at home mom and work an at home job. The pay is not good but I am blessed to stay at home and still make some money. My ex husband disappears for months at a time with no phone calls or anything and does not pay child support. We...
    OutsideofExistance OutsideofExistance 26-30, F May 11

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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 will just let the past experience go.
    Jazmine453 Jazmine453 16-17, F Dec 1, 2013

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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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    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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    In my family I'm literally the mat at the door

    rather than an actual member of it. I pick up everyone's slack and couldn't say no if I tried. I have spent my entire summer- my last summer as a high school student- catering to everyone else's needs before my own. I have watched my infant nephew nearly every day for hours on...
    dreampaladin dreampaladin 16-17, F Aug 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    any one want a human doormat
    bigboy934 bigboy934 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    My entire life I've been known as the 'doormat' - the one that everyone can happily take advantage of. And the worst part is: I let it slide. I forgive them, even when I really...
    Tinkiez Tinkiez 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Not in a physical way really but it contributes a lot to my non-existent self-esteem. I get called ugly and my imperfections are always pointed out even by my so called 'friends...
    socialcasualty101 socialcasualty101 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    One of My Fake Mother's boyfriends and his entire family use some sort of drug to give me bodily itching, especially through fecal excrement. The only thing I could think up of...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Most days I feel lonley. I feel isolated even though I am always surrounded by people. I have no problem talking to them but it's more about establishing a relationship with them...
    ThoughtfulSoul ThoughtfulSoul 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am funny, intelligent, somewhat pretty I suppose, sarcastic, and lovable. I could be the nicest person you ever meet or the biggest ***** on the planet... Whichever one I am...
    sexychick579 sexychick579 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    Only this time, I'd like to be a girl and grow up into a woman. What would I be like? Would I still be me? Would I be shallow and conceited? Would I be an emotional...
    mickitg mickitg 41-45, T 1 Response Aug 17

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    Just found out my husband cheated on me yet again for the fifth time. 3 children later. Our youngest JUST turned 3 months...he swears he loves me and that hell never do it again...
    Sammyred Sammyred 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    So many people on here seem to struggle with my past life! If anyone needs private advice...I was the poor, clarinet playing, introvert that couldn't speak my opinions and was...
    sgordon1 sgordon1 36-40, F Aug 10

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    I have a doormat at the front door, another at the backdoor, and yet another at the guestroom entrance.  I've no need of a doormat.  Factually, one needs to possess few...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 9 Responses Aug 8

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    Why is it that everyone says, "Let me know if I can help" & "I got your back"but when I reach out no one is around? I feel like a damn doormat. I nearly never say no.I'm always...
    fitmom808 fitmom808 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Hi All, Well it's been about a week and I am here under another name. Yes a few of you know me ( Fearylight, man and the butterfly) you'll know for sure. I'm not playing around...
    LotusLIL LotusLIL 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I am so incredibly tired of people who take kindness for weakness. And I am speaking from personal experience. I am always so nice to people who, on the other hand, just end up...
    jxmiin jxmiin 13-15, F Aug 1

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