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I Am a Doormat

Tryind to learn to standup for myself and not keep geeting walked on! 111 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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    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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    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 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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    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

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sometimes I question myself and ask whether I am the problem. Before I was convinced that my low self esteem and being the ugly friend prevented me from getting friends. But the...
    ThoughtfulSoul ThoughtfulSoul 22-25, F Jul 25

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    I make all the wrong decisions for my own life, I self sabotage everything and always expect everything to go wrong. I let people treat me bad or like a doormat and practically...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    What a mess. I'm estranged from my oldest because her Dad has money, nice house, new car, and I have none of that. My real Dad has nothing to do with me. My son is a useless bum...
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    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I try to be Prince Charming , it's confusing sometimes getting the balance between being a doormat and Prince Charming
    sirnatural sirnatural 36-40, M Jul 16

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    I've ended a lot of friendships because most of the people I have associated with have taken me for granted. Personally, I'd rather have no friends than friends who treat me like a...
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    I am attracted to White guys, but I feel that if I ever got with one, he'd leave me for a woman that is authentic Indian, or from India. My ancestors are from India, in the long...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jul 12

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    This should be easy to write about as who would know me better than myself , yet as im writing this I realise that even I dont really know who I am .I suppose that is one reason I...
    tomorrowsdream tomorrowsdream 41-45, F Jul 11

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    I was drugged, unexpectedly, yet again. I was drinking a cup of Tropicana peach punch when it began to burn my tongue and tasted something like a cleaning agent. When I had...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jul 9

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    I allways took internet friendship for serious. But i cant help that many people doesnt like me and dont want to open up to me. Im not a doormat, but i feel for people, im allways...
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 9

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