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I Am Sick of People Trying to Control Me

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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    If you want to have power and control over a certain person, never, ever, interrupt them when they are speaking. - When they stop, or ask a question, you ask a related question...
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    But not awesome sick. Just gross sick.
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    D O N E !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;)
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    I try to inflict as little pain as possible with my existence. I know going through life we all will hurt people trying to or not but I believe we should try to minimize the pain...
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    I hate the way my parents especially my dad thinks he has control over my future. I'm sick of the way he's always telling me how I should live my life but he seems to have...
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    If you are suicidal, please get help if you can't find help within yourself. But, please, do not seek help from your teenage friends, especially if they struggle with their own...
    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F Mar 12

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    I really do not understand this duality of human society. Men, throughout history, have always acted compulsorily in search of conquests, valuing possessions, money, industrial...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Mar 5

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    I never want to give up on myself and I always do anyways. I always seem to disappoint everyone I love in the process because I get so excited about doing something or trying to...
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F Mar 2

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    So since around January my body is very fragile. I always feel exhausted when I wake up and the only time I don't is if I sleep for about 12 hours or so. Some days I'm not strong...
    painfullyloving painfullyloving 16-17, F Mar 11

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    I am sick of everyone and everything in my life. I'm sick of people not taking me serious.its really starting to make me angry. I'm sick of being in college, putting hours into my...
    bjman188 bjman188 18-21, M Mar 15

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    Been slammed with a mad-sore throat and what I think is a mild cold. Thing is I am so sore from the gym: mix that with this cold and sore throat I cannot tell which pain is which...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I was told I need to prove myself. I admit at this stage in my life I again have hit bottom and filled myself with depression as BPD has raised its ugly head again but in my life...
    wickedone72 wickedone72 41-45, F Mar 5

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    I can see the reaper... Cold stares, coming from a sort of an unforgettable creature Staring back at me through the makeshift terror On a reflection less mirror I can hear her...
    JustBeYourSelff JustBeYourSelff 22-25, M Mar 15

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    I wrote this awhile ago but I'm not sure if I ever posted. If I did, sorry for the repost. Meet Jones, he's only 19 years old but he believes he's grown Guilty and sick feeling as...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    zmzmllll zmzmllll 26-30, F Feb 27

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    This is probably my least favorite advice someone could give me. It is cliche to say and very unhelpful. I DO understand people are at least trying to help sometimes when they say...
    Human4 Human4 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    If there is a pretty girl, and I have even a mildly friendly conversation with her, I will begin to fantasize about her. When there are annoying people around I keep my mouth shut...
    kadillak1 kadillak1 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 27

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    I'm kind of glad people can't read my thoughts sometimes. I just find learning about certain things, or doing research on certain things, that "normal" people wouldn't really find...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 19 Responses Feb 28

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    So I'm 20 and my boyfriend is 21. We live together and I'm an hour from home because he's military. We have been together for a year and recently the puppy love stage has wore off...
    brittneyann1993 brittneyann1993 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    It never ceases to amaze me how some people always seem to manipulate others every waking moment of their lives. I mean, what is that? Trying to establish control over everyone? I...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Sick and tired of the system.. Trying to be better yet making it more worst.... That feeling that you really wanted to explode **** d*mn sh*t..... I want to cry and hide myself in...
    ellesaratoubi ellesaratoubi 18-21, F Mar 2

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    Why must our bodies be Imperfected by sicknesses I want to help people but I don't have the knowledge yet and probably can't get it for a while but in not completely stupid...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M Mar 13

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    I'm so ready to walk away from it all. My family, friends, job, basically life itself. I just can't shake this feeling of always being down. I hardly have any friends, no one talks...
    sweetbee221 sweetbee221 22-25, F 6 days ago

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