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I Am Sick of People Trying to Control Me

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sigh, Why Do You Persist?

    I can think for myself, thank you very much.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 8, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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