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I Am Tired of Being Compared to Other People

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    I'm so tired of being compared to other people every freaking day."If she can do it, why can't you?""Look at your cousin, getting straight A's! What happened to you?""Why can't you be more like them?"I am ME. Stop molding me to be something I'm not! It's like they just love...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2011

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    Did I Go Too Far??

    I am so SICK of being compared to my sister. For years i've just been ......'s little sister. Everything i did was compared to exactly what she did. It was always "oh, well, your sister liked this" or "......... did better than that". It's really hard for me...
    Farmgirl1994 Farmgirl1994 13-15, F Jul 20, 2009

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    I Am Me Not Her.

    For years I have been compared to my sister. We are not twins but oh they do think of us as twins. My parents as well as my entire family would make us look, act, and dress like twins. Everywhere we went we were forced to dress the same, have the same hair , eat the same meals...
    dreamer234 dreamer234 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    I Am Me.

    Damnit!  I get so sick of people saying, "Well, this one did this" or "That one did that".  I don't give a flying ****!  I am me, Your Brand of Heroin (it is kinda funny that my initials are in there)!  I am going to do what I...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2009

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    I Am Nothing Like Them

    I am constantly being compared to my cousins! I fcking hate it! Whenever i want to go somewhere or do something i can't. And it's only because they think I'm going to do stupid **** like my cousins would. News Flash: I am NOTHING like them! I am my own person. I just wish it...
    freshfrika freshfrika 16-17, F Jun 4, 2009

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    Why Am I Not As Good?

    I hate being compared to my sister. Though i love her, i sometimes wish she didn't exist because im tired of being the black sheep of the family. I hate when everyone goes on and on about how great she is and then turn and ask why i can't be like her. It just really bothers...
    Lostsoul22 Lostsoul22 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    Kinda Bothers Me

    I look a lot like my boyfriends ex gf. I think he had some sort of separation issue with her when she broke up with him. It took him forever to tell me all the things he did, and I took a chance on him. I'm happy, but I feel like he's afraid to lose me. I tell him I'm nothing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 1, 2011

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    Tired Of Being Your Shadow

    Ha this is funny I had really tried hard to stop being jealous because you and her compared to me are perfect. I'm really tired of being compared to you guys because your moms favorite ...and she's moms 2nd favorite because she smart. You say mom loves me ha that's one of my...
    D3L13 D3L13 16-17, F Sep 2, 2011

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    Yea

    I'm Tired of feeling like a noodle wearing a wiener custom. and watching other people eating ball park that was comparing to my wiener, and don't forget...about....the....German Sausage. no matter what they always get Lucky!!!!!!!
    NoLifeOnEP NoLifeOnEP 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    chickensoup17 chickensoup17 18-21, M Aug 31

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    I just really really don't like other people (aside from my mother and sister); being around anyone at any time, talking to anybody, anything like that... I hate going outside...
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    A lot of people would say I looked a bit ugly and that I seem weak. But trust me—if they mess with me, I'll knock them out in one punch. I'm not what I seem to other people.
    Music4Us Music4Us 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm done caring what other people think or if they like me or not, because no matter what they're still going to have their opinion about me and if it's a negative one I'm not even...
    becarae becarae 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I realize that a lot of my experiences are a lot of bad **** that I went through. But in the last three years I've been on my own and my life is changing. And I love to make other...
    ICRETO ICRETO 46-50, M Aug 21

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    Every time I get close to people, I start over-scrutinizing their faults, sort of like a defense mechanism. My brain's like "oh you don't want to be with that person, he texts...
    janeastin janeastin 22-25 Sep 5

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    Hmm, maybe I should not even be in this experience, as I actually have disciplined other people´s kids a few time. That is if my sister´s kids count in that respect. But anyway...
    Susanna3 Susanna3 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    I cry when other people cry. Also when the sunlight or a light is too bright, and if a girl has worn WAY too much mascara, I start crying! AUUGH, so annoying! Does anyone else have...
    Docdaughter1 Docdaughter1 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Sometimes I really want to know how other people see me but I'm scared that the way they see me, I won't like...
    Vagabond01 Vagabond01 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I'm always compared to my "perfect cousin" Angel you should be like her Angel you should dress like her Angel you should talk like her Angel you should try and be pretty...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    My mom always compares me with my sister. Like she is so ******* good and I need (or should I say HAVE) to be like her. She was accepted in the best university in my country. And...
    candy8ar candy8ar 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    My mother compared me to other more family-oriented girls. My ex compared me to his ex. My friends compared me to other friends and people they didn't like. I'm never taken as me.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    As I enter Year 6, everything in my life altered. I dread my class, my so called 'friends', and the crazy events.. I can't handle it anymore! My class MOSTLY FRIENDS- Not to be...
    ihatemylife236 ihatemylife236 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    We'll be having our family reunion again and I am pissed as hell.Why? Because my relatives would always compare me to my cousin.In their eyes, she's the angel and I'm the devil...
    MyUnspokenFeelings MyUnspokenFeelings 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I always afraid about being 'other woman', you know love makes people so stupid.. Hopefully ive never been the other woman and yes i really like innocent part of love ...
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Sep 1

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    I'm new here. I recently made the decision to uproot my life and move far away from my MM. I just got tired of dealing with it all. His broken promises, his lies.....everything...
    movingon2014 movingon2014 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I love my mm so very much. But there are times when he pulls away and I am sick of the games. I know it would be better to be without him. But I just cant seem to let go. Our...
    blue963 blue963 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I'm tired of explaining and proving my thoughts and my feeling to the ones who don't believe me... Nobody believes me. I just don't know why do people judge me as they don't even...
    FullTimeAloneBoy FullTimeAloneBoy 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's such a bad feeling... I am going through something that nobody (except a select few) knows about. My stbx is trying to complicate things further and humiliate me in the...
    Lovinu0429 Lovinu0429 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    What is better than being in love? Helping others find love and be happy. I believe that every woman's capable of creating the love life she's always wanted. I've been on more...
    chloeloveactually chloeloveactually 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    Hmm. I thought I was mostly over that. Well, now I know my next step. I was originally supposed to have the weekend off, which is rare, since evidently I'm the only person they...
    Aikin2 Aikin2 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's part of my reason for choosing anonymity and wanting to preserve it. Honestly, people are so stupid and judgemental sometimes using nothing but prejudice they're too blind to...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    people should not be judged by their skin color, sexuality, or the way that they dress. People should only be judged by the way they act towards you as well as how they act towards...
    madiek madiek 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Free yourself from negative people. Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and like-minded. Relationships should help you, not hurt you. Surround yourself with people...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F Aug 24

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    They say be yourself,but people today judge you quickly . For example, I am always called a weirdo behind my back at school because when I clap I do it like a seal or because when...
    loonylynx loonylynx 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So my friend out of nowhere asks me if I asked a guy we go to church together if I asked him to smoke. **** him lieing. I quit that ****. Then people judge me for ever doing it. Ya...
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M Aug 25

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    So my friend out of nowhere asks me if I asked a guy we go to church together if I asked him to smoke. **** him lieing. I quit that ****. Then people judge me for ever doing it. Ya...
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    Ok so I hate being judged in general. I would be more open about my crossdressing to people I know IRL but I'm afraid to hear there reactions and they would think differently of me...
    Poopoohead17 Poopoohead17 18-21, M Sep 3

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    I can not go outside without a lot of makeup . Once I lost all my makeup and could talk to nobody until I bought more. I am told I am beautiful when I have makeup on but not...
    xandrif xandrif 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    OK target me for being who I am just because you do not agree or like what I say. I'm a sub in an open D/s relationship,i watch **** with or without my master, I was abused by my...
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    When people judge you for being a country girl who got abused since you were two grow up I am who I am!!
    maddog1000 maddog1000 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    Still don't know how I got here. Typical I guess, he came after me, said they were over, crazy love. They went as far as talking to a lawyer and then one day something happened and...
    LazyLittleLion LazyLittleLion 31-35, F Aug 27

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    People on here judge me because of my religion before even getting to know me they assume I am evil or bad because I'm a satanist. I'm a decent person with a family and a job. I do...
    nyx39 nyx39 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I really do! Not only on EP but also in real life. But sometimes I feel that people don't want to be helped. They just want to complain and are stuck in a vicious cycle/rut...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 21

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    I hate when people judge me and don't take the time to get to know me. I had to find out the hard way that people like that aren't even worth my time. People tend to judge me...
    rayray87 rayray87 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    I always try to make others happy and if they seem sad, I'll check on them and ask if anything's wrong but people barely do that for me. Maybe it's just supposed to be like that.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Sep 2

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    I find I get pleasure and satisfaction from responding to others here. The questions posed by people seeking advice on a topic give me a chance to ponder the topic to see where my...
    cuddles1266 cuddles1266 56-60, M Sep 4