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I Am Sick of People Trying to Control Me

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 2

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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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    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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    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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    The fun part is I don't explain myself... Why should I?
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    ((Forgive my expletives that follow. I try to use proper language when I write, but I also write with emotion and sometimes, strong words are the only way to convey my meaning...
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    I am a female and I have a former friend who emotionally abused her husband. That is why she is a FORMER friend. When she told me how sorry of a excuse for a man he was, I...
    crazycatlady79 crazycatlady79 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    I am so ******* sick of seeing child abuse every time I turn on the news! Who the hell can harm their child, or kill their child. It also sickens me all these poor underage women...
    nursingstudentxo nursingstudentxo 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I feel helpless... Got the memo? I am trying but it will never be enough... Sometimes, EP is better than real life... But then, I also screwed it...
    Mikey022 Mikey022 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Nana Kwame wrote: People in the Western World need to know what's happening here in West Africa. THEY ARE LYING!!! "Ebola" as a virus does NOT Exist and is NOT "Spread". The Red...
    7ForYourEyesOnly 7ForYourEyesOnly 26-30, M 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    It's so selfish, I'm so selfish... I just feel sick of being sooo mentally unwell... EVERYDAY is a struggle and I'm not exaggerating. It's worrying, stressful, anxiety filled and I...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    my name is nathan and i learned about this site from a parent at a children's hospital support group. i have a very sick son. i am going to give a little background info to give...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    Oh god I'm so sick of fake profiles. So I met this 15 years old girl on ep, her name was Jennifer or something. I thought she was a nice friend and she'd been going through hard...
    hippiee hippiee 13-15, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I want someone to control me. I want to belong to someone. I want someone to tell me what to do. I want someone to have the right to touch me however they like. I want someone hold...
    Mia97 Mia97 16-17, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'm a super shy person with a big mouth. but in the bedroom a man can only take control of me. and I like to take control of a women... I've very dominating and love when I get to...
    chinamary1 chinamary1 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I was blocked in EP. This is to everyone in EP , if you don't like my comments just say it to my face. I am not a native English speaker . Sometime I will make some mistakes...
    HopelessPhilosopher HopelessPhilosopher 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    I can't handle all of this stupid ****. My boyfriend's parents punish him for something HE did. The punishment decides to involve me and all of my plans that I have been dreaming...
    TieDyeKitten TieDyeKitten 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    It's so selfish, I'm so selfish... I just feel sick of being sooo mentally unwell... EVERYDAY is a struggle and I'm not exaggerating. It's worrying, stressful, anxiety filled and I...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    Staying in silence and observing the atmosphere around me is something i am constantly doing. Espicially in a crowded place im observing every persons actions and body language...
    jj8710 jj8710 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I am sick of them screaming at me, judging me, demanding things from me, telling me what to do. I am nagging, I am whining, I am 21 and I know I shouldn't be living at home...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Here's a real SHOCKER for some of the younger members of EP: Almost ALL of us were "accidents"! That doesn't mean that most of us were unwanted, merely unplanned! Trust me. Wait...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 41-45, M 11 hrs ago

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    I need to get away from people just because what you don't like and sink so low that you want to be me for it. I don't want to live fear with people who want nothing but control...
    sham17 sham17 26-30, F Oct 3

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    Me: Hi New girl: hi Me: How are you? New girl: I hate these conversations Well, excuse me for having social anxiety issues, but am trying to be polite as possible. I'm also...
    SgtRecker97 SgtRecker97 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 30

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    I'm sick of people who put down others to feel better about themselves. I'm sick of people who seem to make it their life's purpose to make other lives more difficult. I'm sick of...
    dontknowmylife dontknowmylife 18-21, M Oct 2

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    I'm getting sick of this now. I will admit, I am 14, 15 in January, I am 5'4" and 13 and a half stone. This means, I am short and fat. And I am DONE with how many people call me...
    goldenlord52 goldenlord52 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    Smallpox given to Native Americans to kill off their Population so that White America can steal their Land, Tuskegee Experiment and countless other experiment to kill or make...
    theslyfox theslyfox 31-35, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    I'm sick of failing to lose weight I need to control myself and stop ******* binging I always tell myself the same things I know what to do so why can't I follow my own advice I...
    sophiejon sophiejon 18-21 23 hrs ago

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    Me. I shouldn't have kids. My upbringing left me walking the streets and getting into trouble, all types of dudes trying to get a piece of this *** since puberty hit. My kid...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    The mood was expectantly somber as I walked into the lobby of the funeral home. I nodded silently to my long time friend and Battalion Chief Larry. We’d come to pay our last...
    Adventurousattimes Adventurousattimes 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I hate how some people smoke or drink or do drugs eat extremely unhealthy. I know a lot of it is either their choice or something they can't control I won't judge some one by it I...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    Living in somebody's house is not easy. As the rent in our former apartment increased, my family and I moved to live with a friend. The friend has his own house. At first, he...
    whattodoinlife whattodoinlife 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    Every morning, I wake up mad at you because you aren't here and we don't talk anymore. I spend my days miserable because you are gone and I sit wondering why I couldn't make you...
    Xamad Xamad 22-25, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Haa ... Sometimes I can't even stop thinking about this ! I feel like this earth doesn't want to have me anymore ! It's true that the life I have is really amazing comparing to...
    GamELF GamELF 16-17, F Sep 26