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I Am Not Going to Let People Walk All Over Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 181 People

    Put In My Place.

    When I was younger, I got put in "my place" a lot. While I wouldn't take crap from people outside my home, to the point I was pretty aggressive, I was very much under the thumb at home. It came mostly from me watching my mother submit to my Grandmother, even though Grandma was...
    TheLetterR TheLetterR 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2010

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    No More!

    i have for the last 3 months since i found out that my husband cheated on me let him walk all over me and tonight i finally stood up for myself and said no more and im very proud of myself.
    kdmaxwell0619 kdmaxwell0619 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2012

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    I Want to Stop...

    I dont know why but i always let my boyfriend walk all over me.  I am not going to say he is a bad guy and doesnt treat me good because he does.  But sometimes i feel like i give and give and dont recieve much in return.  Sometimes i think i might be overreacting...
    scampbell scampbell 18-21 2 Responses Aug 6, 2008

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    Never Again.........

    when i was younger i thought that by giving to pple i would make friends........now i realise that pple will only be with me if i give them something..........enough....i am tired of been the local bank...i feel like i am the machine and pple stick their card into my mouth and...
    eastrandkisses eastrandkisses 36-40, F Feb 24, 2008

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    Not Anymore, Anyways

    I have let it happen most of my life. My wife has done it for 4 years, and when I quit being her doormat, she left me. That tells you just how serious I am about this.
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 30, 2009

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    I Really Can't Stop

    I was raised to as an only child living in a peaceful sheltered life from the ugly face of the social relm. I was lucky to have very nice accomodating parents which in turn molded me to be the same way. In all relationships I have no backbone and I'm walked over and I don't...
    Amorvincentomnia Amorvincentomnia 18-21 1 Response Apr 1, 2010

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    Inferiority

    I work in a popular Mid-North Eastern retail Dept store in PA. I work with a lot of people who have dominating personalities, and I always feel inferior to them, and various other people. Most of my customers try to pull off the "intimidation" mark on me as well. I've been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 3, 2012

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    Not Anymore!

    I have let to many people walk all over me. Especially men that are supposed to love me. Not anymore. Either you respect me or you need to leave. It's a new me! I am starting to respect myself and others shoud too!
    marinewife24 marinewife24 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2007

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    Ok I don't know if I'm over thinking this. Last week this guy I'll call him Will, ended our affair just as it started. We were really good friends but he's married. We've been...
    OneStonedGirl OneStonedGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I've been hurt a lot over the past few years so I've kind of closed myself off, But at the same time I've learned to read people according to their actions and I have to say that I...
    saeteurn saeteurn 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I used to be like this then this amazing woman walked into my life and without me even realising it all my barriers came down naturally i opened up to her and she made me see who I...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    So selective in-fact, that I've got no one close and everyone far away. It gets tiring being alone. Oh woe is me. :p Maybe I should try harder to change my status of "alone and...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 Apr 7

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    So ya the title of this post says it all. Umm the reasons for are because I have been hurt and betrayed by lots of people in my life. Because of these things I don't just let...
    LittleMissCanada LittleMissCanada 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I have always had a hard time trusting that the people I "let in" truly have the intention of staying. As a consequence I tend to show them the exit before they have a chance to...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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    Ive been thru lots of hurt so its hard letting others in. I have to know you for a long time before I can trust you enough to let you get close to me as a friend.
    zzz1silentheart zzz1silentheart 18-21, M Apr 12

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    At the moment ,I am not in the mood to let any man into my circle anymore.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 21 Responses Apr 4

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    Maybe it's because of where I am in my life, but right now I only seem to be able to make emotional space for people younger, more vulnerable, less worldly-wise than me. Though I...
    SlightlyDaft SlightlyDaft 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    And I don't mean with love. I "make friends easy" according to my mom, but I'm just friendly. To really be my friend, you've got to prove yourself. My best friend I've known since...
    Countrybae Countrybae 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I keep my mask on around people. I don't trust people anymore, they have betrayed me many times but I never betrayed them.
    RestlessDream RestlessDream 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    caraccaa caraccaa 26-30, F Apr 7

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    Covered in it right now. going to dress and go out this way
    KillianR14 KillianR14 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I had this female friend who I helped out when she was in jail. nobody that she knew stepped forward to help her out. only me. when she got out she acted like I didn't exist. so I...
    peppit peppit 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I would say I have not always been like this.. It is just that no one really wants to get to know me. I swear I tried being open and not judge, but it just ends with the...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    To get close to someone, they must have thing in common with me, share similar goals and ideas, and set off a good aura. Uk, just that right kinda vibe
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    As I've mentioned before, I don't have a lot of friends. So I've never experienced having close friends before. That scares me a little bit. But I also hope to find it soon
    CallMeAmy CallMeAmy 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    And that is why I need my best friend back He was the first person I trusted after 6 years
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    the drive was a mile long and had woods on both sides so nekkid or otherwise it was always a low risk until you got to the road
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 12

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    Due to jerks. Who claim to care. But merely care for their needs. Not any others.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    In my head I don't know where I am
    TrackStackz TrackStackz 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    When your ex play that dgaf attitude but still comes back every time
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 5

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    everywhere on my body is a huge target for my husband...I always lose when it comes to tickle championships..so now he is ticklemania champion ....*shame*
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I just dumped the worst bf I ever had. he swears at me , calls me names and I bought him a $100 watch for Christmas and he gave it away for $10 of meth
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I can tickle my feet lol thats how ticklish i am:)
    Jen34410 Jen34410 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Who's looking to tickle a male from New York who's got an extremely ticklish belly/bellybutton/feet?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 10

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    I play soccer in a team. I can draw. I can do oragami. I can sing. I can dance. I like to workout but i haven't really managed my time right. I can create a poem. I can create a...
    Alonso1996 Alonso1996 18-21, M Apr 16

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    My back, butt, thighs, shoulder blades, neck, arms! x.X I need to soak in a hot spring bath and a massage. Definitely a massage!
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Hi I'm Rose. I am a girl with no hair. So I am ticklish on my feet, sides, stomach. But I'll be honest, the most ticklish is my feet. So I was at my freinds house. My freinds name...
    Lizandavan Lizandavan 13-15, F a week ago

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    Ugh, no I don't even want to think about getting up from this bed ?? I seriously need a rub down! My WHOLE entire body is so sore. I will probably need a full body massage, my...
    SunshineAnderson13 SunshineAnderson13 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't know who placed that stick up your arse, but until you came along, I was smiling...
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F Mar 31

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    Forgiveness is unhealthy. Unless it's over something minor. Negative emotions should be accepted as part of life. It is better to hold onto hate for someone than it is to give them...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 28

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    I want to be the kindest I can be but not let people think I'm kind enough to let them walk all over me.
    daintylioness daintylioness 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I hate people. I really do. I'm just too mind independent. I hate crowd places. I hate when people just can't keep things to themselves. I hate rude, judgmental comments they...
    masmelo masmelo 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 9