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I Am Sick of People Trying to Control Me

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    I'm loving and good to others.

    I'm devoted in love, so there is no reason to try to control me. I'd rather someone talk to me or protect and lead me than to try to control me. It always makes me feel degraded, uncomfortable - and most of all not trusted. I can't stand to not be trusted! If I love someone, I...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Sep 4, 2014

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    Make friends and get support?

    then give me love and support and encourage me. But don't ever tell me what I need to do. Even the best therapists let people find their own way. I can tolerate advice as long as you let me keep my g*d given right to agree or disagree with it. Love does not control. Support...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 30, 2012

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    Ohh You Don't Know How Much I Want To Break Free Of Them

    I live in a perpetual mysery cycle.... of tiredness and emptiness always being pushed around. I am sick of people like Joyce Poorter, my spastic relatives who are not as perfect and as clever as they think they are... I have met clever people in my time who are top law professors...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Aug 6, 2011

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    Yes

    I don't really see the difference between being labelled "black", "woman", "mad" or whatever else. It's all the same disrespect and misunderstanding. People who are so narrow-minded themselves and never even try to broaden their vision upon the...
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 5 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    Control and Fear

    As I look back on my life, and the people who have wandered through it, it increasingly strikes me that the act of wanting to control others stems from fear. The question, then (I suppose) becomes one of "Why do I seem to attract fearful people?" I believe the fact...
    Denmarkguy Denmarkguy 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2007

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    Oh Baby, Me Too!!!

    First of all, I just want to say to try and control me, NOT POSSIBLE. So get the **** over it. I will never bow down to any of YOU who think that you are smart enough, or, BIG enough to do that. GOOD LUCK! That's all I know. You will simply be ousted out of my world. In fact, You...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2011

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    Puppet

    You know the movie Pinocchio and the scene where that evil puppet master is controlling him with the strings and then he ends up locking him in a cage? Well I can honestly say that's how I feel basically 100% of the time. I feel like a puppet on strings and the world and everyone...
    hopeonhope hopeonhope 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2013

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    I'm No Ones Puppet.

     People try to control what I do and the decisions I make so that they can be "better" than me. Well, let me tell you something. I may be odd, but I'm my own d*mn person. I have my own opinions and I make my own decisions. Just because I don't do what you want me to do doesn't...
    seungwon seungwon 16-17, F Jan 8, 2012

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    I Need To Get Away

    Im at the point where i am so fruaturated with everyone around i feel like i cant get any fresh air... mu husband is over the top when it comes to him trying to control me... and the fighter in me just wont give in... i cannot and will not be told how far i can or cannot go... i...
    vane0531 vane0531 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    Why Does Almost Everyone I Meet Try to Control Me?

    I am so tired of people I consider friends feel the need to tell me what is best for me.  I have had a best friend, or at least what I have always called my best friend... She was always the dominant one in the relationship since I have a rather submissive type or...
    Elfbratt Elfbratt 41-45, F Sep 17, 2007

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    So Tired of the Nonsense

    I cant stand it when people try to tell me whats best for me , what i need to do and dont need to do , especially with my kids and  how i raise them . how to feel when im sad my dad is notorious for that .. He loves to tell me  well you shouldnt feel that way .. Or ya...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2007

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    Sigh, Why Do You Persist?

    I can think for myself, thank you very much.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 8, 2011

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    Trying To Do New Things..

    I have this friend and we have been best friends since second grade. She has started to act weird since freshmen year. I dont understand why. She refuses to tell me how she feels. People have been telling me since freshmen year that she talks behind my back. I would believe it...
    Suzie21 Suzie21 16-17 Sep 6, 2012

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    The Only One In Control Is God

    I have this controling issue with my Father. I made the mistake of involving myself with their lives after having been independent for years. I came foe advice and I should know better. Now I have regrets about leaving my old life and sterpping into this one. I had a medical...
    percubit percubit 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2007

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    I Wonder What It's Like to Be My Own Person

     Every time my social life picks up or I get into a new relationship, my mom becomes very controlling about how much I go out and whatnot. I'm too old for this and I make good choices and have good judgment and at this point in my life I want to make these choices for myself...
    SilverLinedShadows SilverLinedShadows 22-25 Aug 20, 2009

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    What Am I Magical Or Something?!

    "What am I magical or something?!" is my personal catchphrase when I have this experience. I sometimes feel like one of those princesses from a fairy tale who gets captured and locked away. But my personality of course isn't so much damsel in distress. I'm very assertive and...
    ReginaForbes ReginaForbes 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2011

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    I love my family but they always try to control

    everything I do, sometimes it feels like they are trying to plan my life for me, it's driving me nuts. Im a grown woman, it's like they just don't get that and they get offended when I set boundaries, but I'm gonna keep on setting them and keep on loving them too.
    Shanell30 Shanell30 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2014

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    Made Up My Mind

    Made up my mind,I'm going home,Had enough,I'm sick to death,People,Trying to control me,No more,I want to go home!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 14, 2011

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    In their 20s, and who have no kids. My reasoning behind this is there is plenty of support for young people who do have kids, yet I haven't heard of or seen a group or organization...
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    This site seems great for sharing experiences and getting advice from people who go through similar problems, so here I am to tell my story. I don't know where else to turn, so...
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    Listen, I am not saying that slavery wasn't bad, because it was. It was a horrible time in history. I am currently learning about slavery in school, and I have learned a lot, but...
    lifeislife12 lifeislife12 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I'm sick of always messing things up when everything seems to be going good. I'm sick of having to be the one that lets his loved ones down. I'm sick of seeing my friends get...
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    Even the usage of the phrase 'my life' is erroneous in this sense, I think. I have come to accept this fact on some level. There no such thing as possessing or having some...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I was raised Mormon, left the church shortly after my little brother experienced a nervous breakdown whilst serving a mission. I had always had a fear of the mentally ill and...
    eviec7 eviec7 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    In my case, it's not really a 'new' person. I've known this girl since primary school and for some reason I've never been able to establish, she's always disliked me. I've a very...
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    I've always had weight issues and struggled with wanting to be thinner. In Mid October of 2014 I was 5'5 138 pounds. I was prescribed adderall for add, I began to see I didn't eat...
    mjglynn mjglynn 13-15, F Jan 6

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    Yesterday my dad and mom are back together and that makes me SAD! Cuz my mom don't love him but she did it to take money from my dad and to control us like she want! They back...
    Lam111 Lam111 22-25 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Well, sick is a strong word. I just dislike it. Don't assume. PLEASE. If you can't avoid it, try assuming the positive for a change. Up until a couple of years ago I sat in my smug...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Me and my girlfriend, Gabbi have been dating for a few weeks now and I've enjoyed our time together, but I'm really worried about her and I've been trying to help her out with her...
    SgtRecker97 SgtRecker97 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    So everyday as humans I guess we learn more about ourselves and even though I already knew this it did not fully hit me until today and that was with help from some friends... I...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F Jan 21

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    The title on this is wrong. Please read before you hate me. I have nothing against curvy people. If you are big and happy about it I honestly think that's great. :) what I don't...
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    This one is a bit dark. *Trigger warning* It's about a cheating boyfriend leading his girlfriend to suicide. Please leave feedback. Meet Jones, he's only 19 years old but he...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 10 Responses Jan 2

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    Don't get me wrong, I help people, I've spent hours trying to do my bit to help people like me, but now its breaking point, there is a limit to how much I can take, anyone can take...
    MikaHina MikaHina 13-15, F Jan 6

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    I was so curious about being model and I were so over controlling since then I saw UK model adds on google and I sign up that form and I send them my pictures as well and next...
    narinagrg narinagrg 18-21, F Jan 8

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    My life went on, every difficulty I faced, I tried to prove to be stronger. On the outside, I looked happy and my life seemed easy going to others. On the inside, I was struggling...
    mewmy mewmy 26-30, F Jan 19

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    I'm sure you don't care, but i'll tell you anyway. I suffer from chronic pain and digestive issues. Basicially an Autoimmune disease. It controls my life. I am not well enough to...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    So in this lovely household of mine, i'm required to answer stupid questions. And because out of all of them I'm the most vocal, they use that against me because they are all...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    i cant control it i dont here but outside i feel like my life is beneath everybody elses and lying is the only thing that makes it better but sometimes i cant even control myself...
    stella2b3 stella2b3 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    This is my first poem of me trying to explain my feelings... it kind of made me feel better after I wrote it... "Fighting Alone" I don't know what to do anymore. I don't know how...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 3

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    honestly I hate people saying this it's easier said than done sometimes memories just come and stay there it's annoying enough so then people start saying this like Wth I'm...
    sadmistak3 sadmistak3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    My name is Faisal Aslam. I am from Lahore, Pakistan. I am Muslim and 22 years old. I have achieved a lot of things in my life. I am a student of Bachelors. I was hired as computer...
    faisal6309 faisal6309 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 15

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    I am a sixty plus year old who is now searching for a way to make a positive contribution to my family of those with gender issues. I have a lifetime of experience of dealing with...
    Zofia2014 Zofia2014 66-70 1 Response Jan 14

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