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I Am Not Going to Let People Walk All Over Me

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    vertffy vertffy 16-17, F a week ago

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    Why are people so selfish I can't really trust people because at point they will hurt you but there's nothing you can do about it I try to make sure others are happy but every time...
    Waqasauce01 Waqasauce01 16-17, M a week ago

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    I crave the deepest connections with others, yet I'm too afraid to let anyone in. I love to socialize, I love to make friends, and I have a boyfriend. But that true connection has...
    laurennhem laurennhem 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I've been hurt too much. People always leave me. I end up getting treated like crap. I put up walls. I crave physical and emotional contact with that one person. I hope that day...
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Lol this happened back when I was 14... I had always enjoyed being nude when I'm alone inside the house but I decided to step it up a notch. My neighbour was outside mowing the...
    Insert25centstoplay Insert25centstoplay 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 3

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    theblindbandit theblindbandit 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    Yo momma's so fat and old when God said, "Let there be light," he asked your mother to move out of the way.
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    I never would have become involved with the men I was involved with. I would have passed every class and dressed with more dignity. I would have held my liquor at parties. I wouldn...
    HopeRefugeShelter HopeRefugeShelter 22-25, F Jun 24

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    Sooo I'm definitely staying up can't go to sleep soo who's uo for talking probably be on EP all night too :)
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    WildFlowerChild19 WildFlowerChild19 18-21, F Jul 6

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    Its all too much. Really is
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I prefer to be very selected in my life to reduce pain, and only care about those wants a true friendship.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Scared of commitment? Nope. Scared of rejection? Yes.
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    I have been told buy my mother that giving birth to me was way to hard she evan said that the others she had where not that hard they are my bothers. I have been in the deepest...
    BarnsHors67 BarnsHors67 36-40, F Jul 8

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    I am selective because I think it is important to make sure that there is a mutual compatibility rapport with one another. I think when one releases their inner most thoughts and...
    Olivia2014 Olivia2014 31-35, F 10 Responses Jul 9

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    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I would be wiser with money and men
    Hussy2016 Hussy2016 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Yo Mama's so fat, she doesn't need the internet; she's already world wide.
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    Heh heh heh. I'm working my way around the site, I've declared Q/A the start of my hypothetical empire, and now I'm working my way around onto the stories section. Next is...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I get so depressed that i feel completely worthless to anybody, i am not funny, smart or fun to be around. I am usually always miserable and bringing other people down. i hate...