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I Continuely Put Others Before Me

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    If you look and my posts you can see I have a bunch of problems and I hate dealing with them so I help other people with their problems
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M Sep 2

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    I didn't celebrate my 15th birthday this year instead I went to see my great grandma go into a care home for the first time and to see her smile and laugh for the first time in a...
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    I will admit that I am a "patsy". A "patsy", a "sap" and a "sucker". I have in the past been known to say "if I have it and you need it, I'll give it to you because that's just the...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 30

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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 Aug 27

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    I have a friend who lives four hours away who is interested in astral travel. We tried an experiment where I would travel to her room and look on her nightstand. She would place...
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    What is love to me you ask? A soldier fighting for his country with honor, loyalty and integrity. Fighting in combat with his brothers in arms, knowing that death is knocking on...
    dannah777 dannah777 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I saw a man waiting in line, yet isolated from the queue. I noticed he had skin lesions on the face and on the arms. He was silent, unmindful of stares from the crowd. When it was...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 16 Responses Sep 8

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    We rob ourselves of our own time with our self inflicted stress and worries. We steal our own time with God. The hardest discipline to learn as a christian, is the discipline of...
    calista456 calista456 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 9

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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...
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    Little increasing building/producing corporation servicing high end landscapers, biulders and pool biulders is looking for skilled particular person to assist with the fabrication...
    Cameronzpg2937 Cameronzpg2937 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    Ok, so I've been getting inboxed by some real "interesting characters" lately. So, here's my list of people I DON'T want to chat with: Anyone who gets off on urin.ation, defeca...
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    I believe that everything is connected to our souls age and wisedom. I am an empath and have always been labeled "different" in my family or "over emotional"!! It's took me until...
    Ashleysmashley Ashleysmashley 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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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...
    VainGoddess VainGoddess 22-25, F 1 Response 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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    I enjoy helping others, especially those who have become close friends through mutual help and understanding in the course of time. My closest friendship started when I met a...
    haraldr haraldr 70+ 1 Response Aug 31

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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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    Ugggg in on a trip for 3 months with a bunch of Christians and they are constantly judging each other and trying to shame the other person. They have to be heard on everything and...
    Justdez Justdez 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Hello everyone. You may call me discipline :) I don't want to give away my real name until I have gotten to know you all better personally, anyway. Back on topic. I have never been...
    Disciplining Disciplining 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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    I absolutely hate people who bully others. Since when is it funny to laugh at others just because they might be different than you? It seriously is something that gets me so angry...
    lookingtovent lookingtovent 16-17, F Sep 8

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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 Aug 27

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    I don't feel like getting my feelings hurt or being judged for being different. I don't want to be taken advantage of because I don't want others to be see me as weak and...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Sep 1

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    I'm overly confident about my appearance and raise myself "above others" but think deep down I'm a disgusting person and have no personality.
    spacedoutfish spacedoutfish 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I'm a sociopath....and it's hard for me to love others , I don't understand when they cry or why there sad or what I did that hurt them but they all seem to run away....I don't...
    TimelordArceus TimelordArceus 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Too bad world. I am a computer geek, an athlete, and a nerd. I can be all wrapped up in one. I haven't mastered them all but I am pretty good at each. I am not one stereotype or...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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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 Aug 26

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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...
    BallinBae BallinBae 16-17, F Aug 22

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    It was almost the end of the day, I was waiting for the bell. My teacher asked me to stay after class for a project we had due. He is 32, I'm 13. So I stayed, and called my dad...
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    Hello, I'm an active-duty Air Force military doctor. By Air Force policy, I have to be seen by a provider in the same clinic in which I work. Though this presents an awkward...
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    Life is about making choices...each time you choose something you are leaving aside other things...same happens with people, when you choose someone you leave aside others. I...
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    People were more simple to deal with and get along with = also I had lots of fun going fishing , camping and story telling , lots of out doors adventures with others and also had...
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    One of the many things I like doing, is helping others. I LOVE helping my friends out, when they need advice! If I help others, to me, it makes me feel so HAPPY! If everyone around...
    LaBrenditaa LaBrenditaa 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Because 2009, Indi Newall has actually been giving water to the gardens of Perth and Fremantle. Within the smallest courtyard to the largest strata complexes, from insignificant...
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    I feel like the more I try to be accepted by society I am only being turned down harder. It's very difficult to do as your told but still not good enough. I try my best every...
    TheEmotional TheEmotional 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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    I was told today to kill myself for once in like 4 months seconded or third week into school.people wonder why people do things these days the world is messed up .my best friend...
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    Amazon smile, if you shop at Amazon like I do, all you have to do is open the Amazon smile page and use it for ordering stuff. It is just like your regular page, only difference is...
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