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I Am a Push Over

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    I Need To Not Be

    I often feel I'm too complacent. People always easily manipulate me. I feel too guilty rejecting people's requests or orders, even though they interfere with me negatively. I wish I could say no easily, but I feel people will start to dislike me- so I end up doing what people...
    feelingfoolishlame feelingfoolishlame 18-21, F Mar 1, 2013

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    But I Kinda Love It...

    My best friend has a very strong hold over me. She can get me to do almost anything she likes. All of our other friends in our group seem to find it quite intriguing and immusing. I have been called her slave, her servant, her puppy dog. But i actually really love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14, 2009

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    Written On My Forehead

    Sometimes I think "SUCKER" must be written on my forehead.  It's hard for me to 'say no'. I either empathize, sympathize or maybe I feel uncomfortable 'disipleasing people'.... and maybe I'm just gullable!   I do think I need to learn to say 'no' more...
    Bunji Bunji 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    Ridiculous.

    Honestly, I wish more than ANYTHING that I could be more of a *****. For some reason, I can be a horrible person to the people i love, but the people who treat me like crap. . well I try so hard to get them to like me. Growing up, I was always that girl that would drive...
    newdress newdress 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2010

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    "right Here"

    So i other day my best friend of forever and day came over with her boyfriend. We were playing the wii and she was holding my son just chilling talking about something and then out of no where she says to my son. "Your mama's a pushover" I got really embarrassed and squeaked...
    UnderTheBridge UnderTheBridge 22-25, F May 13, 2011

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    although I am one, I'm slowly coming out of it,

    sometimes I don't want to say no because I care about other people's, feelings but it's time I stop that foolishness
    youcantbeserious youcantbeserious 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2015

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    I am...and I hate it.

    I am way too nice to people. people who don't even deserve it. I can't help it. It's who I am. Being like this.. it's like second nature to me. I can never be "mean" to anyone. I can be sarcastically rude :D But that's my way to defend myself. But being mean? Cant do it. But...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    It's a bad habit, ever since I lost someone who meant the world to me. I hated the fact that I hurt, I hated that I couldn't control my emotion so for a while I became numb. still...
    SarahWishfulJane SarahWishfulJane 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yesterday, while dropping my daughter off at a slumber party, I stayed and had a drink and a chat with another mom and the whole experience really has me thinking. I've known H...
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    I feel lonely, but here I am, pushing people away from me. It's just that the friends I have don't understand anything I say, and I'm tired of comparing myself to them.
    MaliciousInternet MaliciousInternet 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    my anxiety and depression have been building up. as a result, I get very indecisive. my mind races, and I can't make any decisions. I just keep questioning myself. I contemplate...
    seriouslyscarred seriouslyscarred 22-25, M Jan 30

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    my anxiety and depression have been building up. as a result, I get very indecisive. my mind races, and I can't make any decisions. I just keep questioning myself. I contemplate...
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    You're going to be pushing your luck if you don't wish me a "Happy Birthday."
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    Although it wasn't my family member, it was close enough. My best friend for over 28 years, someone I grew up with and made our own stupid mistakes together, who had our first...
    jlbab321 jlbab321 41-45, F Jan 28

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    Totally over and... If it's not over i always change it....even if it's not my home Hahaha. Sorry to those who under but always has to be OVER lol.
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 28

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    I push people away. And I try figure out what to do about it. I can't really decide who was hurting me. So I began to push people away... It could be my dad who lived far away and...
    realcomplicated realcomplicated 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    I let people get close to me, but then I start to worry that they will hurt me whether that be intentionally or unintentionally. So I subconsciously push them away, it's not...
    FeelingPeachy FeelingPeachy 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    Always over... pain in the butt, under... used to turn over. But now they just let sit on top. So it is me putting it on the roll..
    Leftyss Leftyss 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 27

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    i'm trying to work on this. i don't want to always push people away. but because of my past and some of the things that i've been thru, i just dont trust people as easily as i use...
    LillyJo LillyJo 18-21, F Jan 27

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    In August I quit my well paying 15 year job. I hated every minute of it and it was slowly eating away at me everyday. Now 5 months later, I will begin a new job search for...
    MentholSmoker MentholSmoker 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 27

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    So not only was this person physically perfect but he seemed to get me. However the issues were endless. 1)I spoke to him first (which us ladies should never do because real men...
    reginastrength reginastrength 22-25, F Jan 27

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    I was forced to have sex today by my one boyfriend. We've been together for nine months but I've known him all my life, we started out as the best of the friends and a couple of...
    kostkayx kostkayx 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 25

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    I need to move on. I tell that to myself over and over again. Today is your birthday. I have to stop this. Its been over a year already. But why? Why can't I step forward? Why do I...
    sehunscott sehunscott 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    you can't trip over nothing you trip over your own feet but I still do
    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F Jan 25

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    I don't do it on purpose or intentionally but sometimes to stop myself from getting hurt I tend to push people away. With everything I've gone through its those experiences that...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    One thing about me is that I don't stand up for myself and I allow people to walk all over me all the time. I think it's a matter of self-esteem. If I felt better about myself and...
    wendiemyers46 wendiemyers46 13-15, F Jan 24

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    Read this if you get urges again(come on give me a chance...) Remind yourself what will happen if you give up.How are you going to deal with it and how are you going to feel?Is...
    ghostdolly ghostdolly 13-15, F Jan 24

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    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 12 Responses Jan 23

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    GiddyX GiddyX 16-17, F Jan 22

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