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I Continuely Put Others Before Me

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    I'll Be Stopping That Nonsense

    I need to learn the right ratio! How much of me for me and how much for everyone else?
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 27, 2011

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    Mostly My Children

    I would say it applies to most mothers though , we go without to give our children things , three of mine are grown up now , but still if they need anything at all then yes i'll put them before myself always ..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 18, 2009

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    Always

    I always think other people have needs that are more important than mine.  When I was in law school, I worked at a gas station.  I would sometimes work double shifts when people asked me to.  Then,  I would come home to a pile of homework and have to stay up...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2007

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    Always

    I always put everyone else before me. I am never number 1 in my life. I am always going to put people before me, and nothing about that is ever going to change. I will always put my friends, my family, everyone before me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 6, 2009

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    All the Time

    Have you ever experienced the kind of love that rips you apart?. He was that love to me. He still that love to me. It's one of those things that you can't go thru life without. Today I was watching "The Bridges of Madison County", and I understood why it made me cry so...
    caritus caritus 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2008

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    New Era

    I think I've mentioned this somewhere else before but I do. Everyone comes to me with their problems and I do enjoy helping them all. I love ti see them smile when I say something right, when things turn out well or just when I hear them laugh. Yet when I have my own problems I...
    CleoShilu CleoShilu 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18, 2009

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    Putting Others Before Me

    I often find myself putting others before me.  The problem is that often times, I don't take care of myself.  I need to learn balance in this.
    troubled28 troubled28 26-30, F Sep 16, 2007

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    Definitely In This Situation....

    Maybe I shouldn't write this as I had some bad comments from people before but going to take the risk anyway. I had a colleague who made a real effort to befriend me as I looked after her baby son in my daycare. She used to say him and her loved me, act very mothering towards me...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2012

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    Left Behind.

    I'm getting impatient. When will someone acknowledge me and actually realize that i too have needs. The number of times i've been taken advantage might be the same as the number of strands of hair on my head.
    peacenik peacenik 16-18, F 3 Responses Jul 6, 2007

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    No Friends

    i always feel that i should put others before me so then they feel like i'm a great friend and will continue to be friends with me. If i worry about myself before others, i feel like people will think i'm selfish and a horrible friend.
    syntheticxtasy syntheticxtasy 16-18, F Aug 18, 2007

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    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 15 hrs ago

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    What makes these a*sholes think they are better than everyone else, especially those who like putting others down but have a bitchfit and cry when someone gives them a taste of...
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M Aug 11

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    I put those before me unless I knew they don't deserve it. I judge people... But I start everyone as a great person.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    It was my first time with a guy. He was touching me down there and I was never touched before I was nervous and I told him not to put his finger up me and he did anyways. It hurt a...
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    Iv noticed lately there's a lot of people falling down and can't get back up because they have know one to talk to. I suffer from depression and anxiety have ever since I was 12...
    chevellT chevellT 18-21, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I love helping others. Just because my life was terrible doesn't mean others need to be the same
    anestacia anestacia 16-17, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Spend time with people who makes you happy while also not depending on other people for your own happiness. And be honest with yourself and others by saying what you mean and...
    zelalemekuiper zelalemekuiper 46-50, F 19 hrs ago

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    Hey Ep users, before adding me think twice because i WON´T add anyone that : Ive never talked with in here before, people that ask for pictures(specially nude photos or related...
    Hugo655 Hugo655 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    So I moved out of state. Months before my friend of ten years kept putting off hanging out with me. 7 months went by. Weeks before I moved, he planned a lunch. Then the day of...
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    When I was in the third year at school there was this girl called Emma who was a bit of a snob and goody-goody who I didn't like very much. Anyway, just as we were packing up from...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 9 Responses Aug 15

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    After leaving work yesterday I was just ready to go home and rest, but I decided to stop at the H-E-B to get a drink before heading home. I parked my car, got out and started...
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    A Bridge Across the Pain. I remember one morning when I was three and sitting across the table from my father at breakfast, just he and I, when for no reason I could think of he...
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    Primarily since i am a target. Their reasons are lame. They say they care. And worry. And teach. But really they are just miserable. Due to others. Others with...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    Did I already mention EP should make it easier to attach experiences to appropriate groups... I think so :pSo I'll put this motivational here. Although I'm more than slightly...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    How Selfish. You want a woman--a mother---to put a YOU before her own child? Selfish and gross. How would you feel if your mother did that to YOU? Put a wo/man before YOUR needs...
    EmotionalPrincess EmotionalPrincess 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Hey everyone wants to be accepted as they are, has anyone thought to accept other people as other people are , think again its not gonna b easy !!! Exactly thats why they might...
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    An Indonesian judge by the name Marzuki was sitting in judgement of an old lady who pleaded guilty of stealing some tapioca from a plantation. In her defence, the old lady admitted...
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    As the group name suggests, I struggle with articulating my thoughts and opening up to other people. This may put people off when talking to me, and it might make me seem cold...
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart 13-15 1 Response Aug 16

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    Well it is a difficult proposition.So many factors are responsible to achieve happiness,To get happiness we must be content with what we have.To make others happy ,that person must...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F Aug 21

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    I'm only 15 and yet I've achieved way better abstract and analytical thinking then others my age I cane mentally take things apart and put them back together, imagine thing beyond...
    LoveBound15 LoveBound15 13-15, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate getting put down but by now I just expect it like its just apart of life. I get that some people might not like my hair, my personality, or even what I say. But at least I'm...
    Skinnylove99 Skinnylove99 16-17, F Jul 31

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    Usually when you know about someone who makes fun of another person, then everyone else always thinks like, "Oh, you're just insecure and you need to put other people down to make...
    jpk29 jpk29 18-21, F Jul 31

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    Hi, my name is Ramona and I'm here to help others and give advice. I also like to talk about GOD and will pray for others. If I make friends along the way then great. Don't come...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F Aug 20

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    Its a good and bad habit. I do things for the sake of the "greater good" which usually puts me in a lot of messed up situations. Im trying not to fail myself or the others that...
    xxmisslynnxx xxmisslynnxx 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Good morning and welcome to this post! If I have sent this to you, that means you have broken one of these rules. I feel as if I have to keep repeating myself when it comes to what...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    It was a life that is worth living. I get to play with friends without even taking pictures for Instagram or blogs and even facebook but the memories will surely be in my heart. It...
    officialwanderer officialwanderer 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    Oke! Let's do this! 1. My name is Emmy. Call me Emmy or Mini or Psycho or anything other than my full name (if you know it) 2. NO PERVS! NO CREEPS! NO GREEN BANANAS! O.o 3. I'm...
    MiniMiku MiniMiku 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    Not sure if I have one already written, but I'll write again. Ok, I've been here since 2012 and EP went from a decent place to express your problems to an out and out hook-up joint...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 16

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    Before anyone adds me to your circle it's better if you understand me. I'm very simple and caring but my experiences are there for a reason. I have depression and anxiety along...
    MysticallyForbidden MysticallyForbidden 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I guess I'm "judging" people because I dislike the way they judge others but I don't understand. I mean, you have people that make it obvious and known that they won't accept...
    EmmieBear EmmieBear 16-17, F Aug 22

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    I recently learned that domestic abuse isn't limited to couples , I would never guessed it was also roommates as well. I did a lot of research into this before I figured out that I...
    Lunnaku Lunnaku 26-30 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Words For all Earth Dwellers Whether Believers or Non Believers Because Our Human Destiny Has Been Written Being The Worst Timesoftrouble Ever Before On This Planet. http...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M Aug 4

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    Spiritual Understanding Through Disassociation We all as humans live within a world of business because it involves production and sales which brings money for all to spend while...
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    This one is for you hubby.. Now that you have married me and almost ruined my life.. Although you saw me (arrange marriage) before our marriage you still had a chance to refuse me...
    mylifeisamess90 mylifeisamess90 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 5

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    This story isn't to people that are clinically depressed, because that is a whole different side than what I'm talking about. So I really enjoy helping people. Making them happy...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 5

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    I love you all! None more than others! Unless you racist, then you can go to hell!
    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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