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I Am Not Going to Let People Walk All Over Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 177 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    todosomething todosomething 31-35, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    mystery05 mystery05 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Just by living, I let a few of my family down. I let myself down everyday.
    PokeCotard PokeCotard 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    GleamingEyes GleamingEyes 18-21 1 Response Dec 5

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    Iam in a situation where I have a partner which is a female for 6 yrs that I have trust issues I love her, but she lies about even small things , because she doesn't like...
    tkgb1 tkgb1 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    Though I feel like it could be...but at the same I feel as it couldn't. Confused in my thoughts i don't if it's me, I let myself believe it's just a crush...though I'm not denying...
    Cooper802 Cooper802 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have found throughout my life, that people are very cruel. They will infiltrate your life, your persona; they will discover your innermost secrets by parading as your friend. But...
    PatrickMoosePants PatrickMoosePants 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 23

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    zhuanghan zhuanghan 22-25, F Nov 25

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    I have never been good at it at all but I always try
    KensleyRenee KensleyRenee 16-17, F Nov 25

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    that never ONCE ended well for me. i will NEVER let that happen... i craze it but i fear it a thousand times more than i crave it
    blackscribbles blackscribbles 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Give them the opportunity to learn....know the real personality in a person........dont let haste dictate your mind
    spicycook spicycook 41-45, M Nov 29

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    You need a good reason for me leting you Get close to me. Ut just hurts so much
    Pot1023 Pot1023 13-15, M Dec 3

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    It's not that I hate being with other people. It's just that I've got trust issues. I hate people leaving me behind. :( But that's inevitable so I have to face that fact.
    nightfurydoodie nightfurydoodie 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    When I do, something usually happens to break me. Whether it be intentional or not. They leave. And I feel abandoned. Even though they're not abandoning me, but it feels that way...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 4

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    I'm only wary of letting potential dates get close. I have been burned in the past by doing that. To my family and close friends I am a completely open book.
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    I used to be afraid I gave a few chances but each time they prove me wrong , the further I move away getting closer and closer to that fear. Until I decided to shut these doors and...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I didn't read your experience? Really that is why you are mad, really? I took too long answering your PM message? Again, really people? This is what you get upset about? Really? I...
    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    I cant add groups or message some people. What do I do?
    Jen34410 Jen34410 13-15, F Nov 30

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    I pretend to be an *** hole and use comedy to stop people from getting close to me. Whenever one of my friends talks about something personal to me I will make a joke out of it. I...
    Matt2704 Matt2704 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 2

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    First step..make him fall in love with me...then keeping doing what I did to make him fall in love with me the first time. So he can fall in love with me over again
    candacej1983 candacej1983 31-35, F Dec 4

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    If I'm honest I don't think I'll ever properly trust anyone
    Awer1 Awer1 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    Not sure why but I guard my heart fiercely but can love/care deeply once you reach it :)
    minnadt minnadt 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 29

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    I've been hurt far too much to ever trust anyone
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