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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 hate it when I have to play the role as the eldest when Im not take responsibility for everything and act as a punching bag. Dont I have feelings? Im so tired I cant even take a...
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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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    I feel like I've been sick more times than I've actually been living on earth which will be 26 years in 2 months. What are some ways to boost my immune system? I'm thinking about...
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    Seriously! Never was sick with my son not once this time around ugh I can't even brush my teeth without feeling like I'm going to be sick blah!
    Ana8939 Ana8939 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I just woke up feeling sick (I'll save you the details) let's just say I'm having a lot of pain in my stomach. My wife tells me to go to bed and to stop bothering her... I wish I...
    Bob12100 Bob12100 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I posted an experience on here a while back, it was about how much my parents have decided to try control my life and have resulted in ruining it, and basically this is the sequel...
    moonscapemonoxide moonscapemonoxide 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    part 2. self lies and judgment. Anger is an attempt to control others while we lose control of ourselves. Anger is a lie to me. It makes me speak from my doubts and fears. Its not...
    R0GUE R0GUE 70+ 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have a little cousin from Beijing, China who was born 2 years ago, and when he came to my country, i was like. " Kim, you've grown up so fast. You really look like your mom...
    annaambrose annaambrose 16-17 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I started of eating a lot like eating half a pizza and I was constantly eating even mid night when I visited my friend in another Country and than I started eating mc Donald's and...
    minniekoala minniekoala 22-25, F Feb 11

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    The old school "You're either smart or dumb and the cure is to try harder" philosophy. There was a book * read where this special education teacher had one student, 7 yrs old; very...
    CrossCresentCreed CrossCresentCreed 18-21, F Feb 18

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    I know no emotion beyond love. a lot of people do not seem to understand what love is, and those who do, don't know how to explain or express it. love is not a feeling. love is a...
    SprinklesINF SprinklesINF 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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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...
    kelvinng90 kelvinng90 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    1) Muslim is not a race, therefore people can't be racist to Muslims. A Muslim is a follower of the religious ideology known as Islam. Calling people "racist" for disliking Muslims...
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I saw a Christian EP user, OnewithJC, show her hypocrisy on the subject. I noticed her harassing a guy in the "I Am a Gay Christian" group, quoting the Bible, trying to convince...
    AgentSean AgentSean 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'd been feeling so sick all day that I decided to make myself vomit. I went to the toilet and started trying to burp up the vomit but it didn't work so I had to finger my throat...
    pukeboy pukeboy 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    I hate trying to get through every day, just to wake up and feel the same way. I'm only here for my kids and wife. I always say it could be worse and soon after it actually is...
    IWasHereOnce IWasHereOnce 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 12

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    at first it seemed alright. just blurred faces laughing, smoke in the air a strange feeling in my gut. i observed everything in grand detail and at the same time i was lost with...
    UnusualAngel UnusualAngel 18-21, F Feb 14

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    My coworker likes to talk about other people all day. Criticizing the way they look , the choices they make. And it's so annoying because why can't she just let them be? If that...
    vegabound vegabound 26-30, F Feb 1

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    So I'm 22 and still in college which ****** me off so much . There so many things inside of me I wanna express but I'm afraid . I feel like a failure because when I look at myself...
    ish1234567 ish1234567 22-25, M 8 Responses Feb 4

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    People think being green is pointless. It is. If you believe it is all about reducing carbon emissions and nothing else, than it is. For this reason, many people do not really care...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 Feb 14

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    Why??? Because they have enough life experience to be interesting. Listening to the reflections of someone who has made mistakes and learned from them is like looking out across...
    Walkalone9000 Walkalone9000 51-55, F 6 Responses Feb 20

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    Guide: As China solids control leader and drilling waste management expert, KOSUN not only focuses on a constant optimization of its products and services, but also insists on its...
    zmzmllll zmzmllll 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I absolutely hate controlling men and people. Men who try to control their women and every move they make. Its sad and I wish I could do something about it. It sucks to see women...
    batmanfan4ever16 batmanfan4ever16 22-25, M 6 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 1 day ago

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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...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 18 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I wish I never had a sister. And in particular this worthless one that causes problems. Always wanting to be the center of attention, always instigating problems but...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Isn't it sad that sometimes we simply cannot control our own selves. Emotions and crap just tend to set us off and there we go again, saying or doing something we regret and...
    cherrypie54552 cherrypie54552 18-21, F Feb 3

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    Dear Animal, 
I trusted you with my life. When I was down you were a friend, more so like a big brother. When I was doing wrong you were there to tell me quick I need to...
    l34rnt0l1ve l34rnt0l1ve 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Just yesterday, I started using a new gaining technique. I must say, it was very effective. Over the past week, I was sick again and lost a lot of weight. But last night, I chugged...
    gainerboy gainerboy 13-15 4 Responses Feb 7

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