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I Am a Doormat

Tryind to learn to standup for myself and not keep geeting walked on! 124 People

    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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    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 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 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 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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    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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    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 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 18-21, F Dec 1, 2013

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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 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, 2015

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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 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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    bigboy934 bigboy934 22-25, M Aug 31, 2015

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    I would love to be laid at a club door

    and girls use me as they walked In and out
    bitch94 bitch94 18-21, M Nov 13, 2015

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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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    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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    “Don’t worry, he’ll miss you. You’re the best he could get, and he blew it. Don’t let him make you think for one second that this was your fault. It’s not. He screwed...
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    My stranger for a Mother has refused to pay my bills once again. I have a $2000 bill to pay. The only reason that I ran it up was because I was working, but my stranger for a...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    so i decided to remove certain friends from my life.. It hurts atm because I almost feel bad but... I'm not a joke just to be laughed at... ultimately I feel if I let myself be a...
    Swordofthesamurai Swordofthesamurai 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    My best guy friend doesn't appreciate me. IE: I listen to his work drama, ups and downs, DAILY but if I have a problem he stares at his phone while listening, AKA: NOT listening...
    KeepYourHappy KeepYourHappy 31-35, F 12 Responses 5 days ago

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    Truly love women of all ages, but especially love the curiosity of younger women. Their eagerness to learn, explore, and desire to please is only part of the reason. I'm a sucker...
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    I am terrified of ending up alone. I don't relate to many people my age..., most can't even imagine themselves settling down and starting a family. I feel alone most of the time...
    tiffanyandasaltshaker tiffanyandasaltshaker 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    I try my hardest to be nice to people, even if they come off as a bit rude. I feel like my kindness gets me hurt a lot, and I often feel like a doormat when I'm nice to people. I...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    I just broke up with my boyfriend of three years and I am in a very awkward and stressful situation. I moved myself and my daughter from Alaska to Georgia to be with him. We had...
    MinkeyMouse MinkeyMouse 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    UPDATED I am becoming extremely depressed, worried, and fearful. My stranger for a Mother's boyfriend and his family whom she brainwashed against me may have been harming our dog...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I am sitting at my cubicle at work. I work for my school as a student worker. I am sad right now. I am sad because I think people see think they look at me as a doormat as an ugly...
    sarahcas sarahcas 26-30, F Jan 20

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    I give up. I just saved my baby brother from getting fired from the best job he's ever had and now he hates me and thinks I'm a liar :[ He thinks he's 100% fine and is the best...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    So I just told a co-worker my bf is 500 lbs and she freaked out. She was afraid I was going to get crushed to death and what not. I assured her that he is very careful with me and...
    fetishfat fetishfat 36-40 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I am done being upset by idiots. Anyone who tries to hurt me again will see a different side of me. I won't let anyone put me down ever again.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I probably don't ever want one again. What's the point? The guy I loved broke my heart & used me for sex & money. He wasn't my boyfriend he was my husband for 12 years & the father...
    selina1986 selina1986 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    It happened so fast and so painfully I could barely keep myself grounded, but it had been building up for years, so much so, that I guess I should have seen it coming I had been...
    Tinkiez Tinkiez 22-25, F Jan 15

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    My stranger for a Mother began leaving the windows unlocked for her boyfriend's younger generation thinner family members to jump through to drug, molest, and abuse me while I am...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jan 14

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    I used to like working in retail (as much as you can like it) and when I first started my job working for the retailer, it was actually pretty fun. It was busy most of the time...
    MaryCriesBloodXx MaryCriesBloodXx 18-21 1 Response Jan 11

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    You don't know the pain you cause when you make your jokes Calling him, her, them fat Calling them ugly, never good enough, worthless They soak up those words like water to a...
    AngelAmongClouds AngelAmongClouds 13-15, F Jan 10

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    celestialsaturn celestialsaturn 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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