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I Am Not Going to Let People Walk All Over Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 240 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    HELLO WORLD!! I am not "sit back

    and take it without complaining" woman anymore!! I am not going to spend any more time making everyone happy at the expense of myself!!! If you want me, any part of me, you need to work for it. Show me and live up to your words! I am not to be dismissed, thrown aside...
    SunAgain SunAgain 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate this habit, but I'll do it to avoid conflict until i snap. Hurt myself not others though. I can't figure out how to get over this.
    dusk1234546 dusk1234546 16-17, F 1 Response May 6

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    well, used to, I'm getting stronger and standing up for MYSELF
    StevieOakley14 StevieOakley14 13-15, F 2 Responses May 7

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    Any sexy woman interested? I m ready spreader my leg..;-)
    sandra7777 sandra7777 26-30, F May 4

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    It's hard to let people close when you feel like you never live up to people's image of you. The constant fear of disappointing them holds you back. I hate that feeling I get after...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 May 16

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    I came to Shathayu with over weight and cervical pain all the way round from Delhi. I was very happy as Shathayu kept it promise, and suggest to open more branches all over India.
    shathayu shathayu 70+, M Apr 29

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    I feel that if I let someone get close to me, they'll hurt me too much. Isn't it better to not get hurt and be alone than to be with people and suffer? After all, you can provide...
    Lunasnight Lunasnight 16-17, F 2 Responses May 3

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    You can't get to me through gifts. you can't get to me through time either. it's either a right away thing, or it's a not at all thing. All you guys who think "oh, I'll do...
    mystiere13 mystiere13 16-17, F 2 Responses May 8

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    After giving up everything I had in my life to be with the girl I loved I got seriously screwed over, lied to, cheated on everything..and now I can't trust anyone and am so so...
    Propsta84 Propsta84 26-30, M 4 Responses May 8

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    I am actually a firm believe that most people are selfish by nature. I say this as someone who has had so many people come and go in my life who have shown me that unless I'm there...
    AKLady15 AKLady15 26-30, F 1 Response May 7

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    Not only am I afraid of getting hurt but im afraid of hurting others. I am complicated, easily misunderstood, reserved and i get disinterested in people quickly. If a relationship...
    15ShadesOfBlue 15ShadesOfBlue 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    All I seem to do lately is cry. I've cried for 16 days straight cause I missed my boyfriend who was in America and then the day he came back I found out he's been on here messaging...
    PrettyPrincess23 PrettyPrincess23 18-21, F May 8

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    Why is the sky beautiful when the sun is rising or sinking? It is because of the different colors next to each other, supporting each other to make the big picture. I think that...
    ac2pic ac2pic 16-17 5 days ago

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    Every time I let my defenses down, that's when people hurt me the most. I hope that won't always be the case.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I have a few close friends. i don't trust people, I've been hurt badly.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 2 Responses May 4

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    For some reason my friends are never really my friends. They use me for any and everything, I know but I try to deny it to make myself feel like I actually have friends. I feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 8

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    i dont know who the hell came up with these awful fantasy stories! they make us believe **** and now, as grown ups, get depressed because those stories didn't come true for us. we...
    DepresZay DepresZay 16-17, F 3 Responses May 9

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    It's not that I don't trust people, or that I've been cheated or lied to in the past. I push others away for fear of my disappointing them. If somebody becomes a very close friend...
    Elsiphael Elsiphael 16-17, T May 9

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    One good reason for keeping people at a distance and maintaining a small circle of friends is that more often than not the murder victim is someone the killer knew.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    It takes a lot to gain my trust to let you fully in my life. Friend or boyfriend! When I do I usually get hurt so I put my defenses up.
    NathanJMontes NathanJMontes 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    I don't want to let her go, but I am a constant reminder how much I've hurt her.
    love1336 love1336 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It usually consists of 7-8 interviews, a background check, credit check, drug screening, and most importantly--an assessment of taste in movies and music.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 10 Responses Apr 29

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    Ok am so confused right now and idk if am just being picky or rude..... But me and this boy just meet like a day or 2 ago and he claiming to really like me.... Like wth we just...
    Regretiam Regretiam 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    we become friends and get kinda close, then I trust them... but once I trust them and open up... I think I either annoy them or scare them because they start to act different...
    Bigcat1697 Bigcat1697 16-17, F Apr 30

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    Everyone falls so easily into love. Which is boring and probably a lie. I don't love easy. It takes YEARS before I can, and even then it's reckless..
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    Apparently I can't get close to anyone without doing something that makes me hate myself even more than usual, which doesn't seem possible every time until it happens... and i've...
    SketchOfInsanity SketchOfInsanity 16-17, M May 3

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    Physically, Mentally, Emotionally. I'm distant but I share a lot so that you don't feel like I'm not trying.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    I have a few good friends but if you asked any of them about my life.. only two would be able to give you a descriptive answer
    Caty747 Caty747 18-21, F May 5

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    I get nervous when someone tries to get close to me bc I've been hurt before and never wanna go thru that hurt again.
    Ridemywavvvve Ridemywavvvve 31-35, F 1 Response May 8

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    I can't stand humans. They pretend they're here for us but they never are. We're just candles to them. They use us, burn us and never rebuilds us.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 9

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    Every time they get close either they break me or I ultimately push them away.
    OohlalaMimi OohlalaMimi 16-17, F May 9

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    That's me, way far away from anything else, in the dark
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 2 Responses May 9

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    im so scared of having another heartbreak and getting hurt
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 5 Responses May 10

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    i am scared that someone will get hurt and i wont be able to help because i am always in pain
    Angel861 Angel861 13-15 1 Response May 10

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