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I Continuely Put Others Before Me

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    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 16-17, F Aug 18, 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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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 6, 2007

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    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Forever putting people before me. I care more about someone who cares less for me. It's heart breaking. I don't ever want to feel like this again..
    fwxo fwxo 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    They say before You do anything you must first believe that you yourself can do it. Love yourself before loving others, accept yourself before accepting others, But as if would...
    Yuzuru Yuzuru 16-17, M 21 hrs ago

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    This is my answer. For me the fact that there is a God Is why I believe. The prof in this is all around you. Above, below, beside and inside you. How does a bird know when it's...
    JSUNJ JSUNJ 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Is it wrong for me to worry and care too much for people? I mean I love helping others, i really do, I don't mind it at all, but, I'm starting to realize that I worry too much and...
    Ki123 Ki123 18-21, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I let my heart and my mind integrate and work as a team. When you follow your heart more, and your mind sees the results, the intgration will naturally occur. However, you have to...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 10 hrs ago

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    I can't see. It looks like my life is crashing down around me. Sliver shards of a perfect life Now cut like daggers in the night. I can never go back to who I was. That ship...
    AwkwardTurtle46 AwkwardTurtle46 16-17, F 40 mins ago

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    I wish others would do the same. If wasn't born transgender and autistic and then had gotten scizoaffective disease and a brain injury. I don't know if I would have put my morals...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 6

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    There are times when I feel like I am not of this world. Everywhere I turn there is dishonesty that out weighs integrity. Selfishness that clouds heartfelt giving. Is it because I...
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'm not going to settle for anything less then what I want or need, and I can't commit to something I know isn't good for me. I don't feel the need to be with someone only to find...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Feb 27

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    I met this small guy in Boracay. He's selling hats in the beach front. He approached me and did his selling strategies. I was laughing because I can see myself in him when I was a...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 9

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    Not caring what others think is freedom
    grgbyce978 grgbyce978 56-60, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I am sick of being what others want me to be. I WILL be me and me only
    Jabezzz2 Jabezzz2 31-35, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Want Others to Accept Me For Who I Am
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    I want to raise awareness about the discrimination and racism towards dark skinned immigrants in the uk .. I'm a dark skinned woman who is a daughter if immigrants and I had lived...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Therefore I work with people who need my support. One of the individuals I support who has disabilities. Her verbal capabilities are minimal. She communicates mainly through body...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    Hello all, please send me a message before adding me to your circle, that is all :3
    TheScotlandGuy TheScotlandGuy 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    I used to do just this. Then I experience failure. Picking up the pieces after failure is like trying to put a broken mirror back together. The mirror is never the same after.
    unreciprocated unreciprocated 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    Sometimes, when I do things, I wonder why. I guess that the only people who never put their foot in their mouth are those who know everything. That's not me!!
    BluffCountry BluffCountry 41-45 2 hrs ago

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    Well, not exactly. Headphones can be used in order to tune what you hear. I use them to make sure I can hear my friends, but all that other noise is out of the way. I wish my...
    Reanou Reanou 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    PLEASE KINDLY READ.., My name is Ada... Ada is FEMALE and Loves every bit of it whilst appreciative of other genders but not interested in switching genders... She is BLACK...
    TouchaSoul TouchaSoul 31-35, F Mar 14

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    Whether or not some ones been in your life for what seems a million years , if they yo down fall keep on ridden baby!! I've always been the type to wana make sure every body's...
    RavenBreanna RavenBreanna 18-21, F Mar 8

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    What I have learned in this world is that it can be a very cruel place or a loving and nutritious place to be. The world we live in will never be able to not judge people and make...
    red00 red00 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    It didn't make sense that no one was interested in being around me. Now I have a few reasons why they might seem to make sense to me, but then I didn't. To me felt like you would...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Mar 18

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    Its true, after being in a marriage with someone who cannot "put himself in others shoes" i have begun to realize the importance of empathy in relationships, family, and society...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 1

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    I put my feelings a side or just hide them to sort out or try and help with peoples problems. I do this for my friends, my family and even strangers who need support. I just don't...
    gabii354 gabii354 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Alright, so right now. I'm sitting in a bubble bath, crying my eyes out. I trusted someone at school, and told them about my friend and how he was put into a mental hospital, now...
    xxprincessguppiexx xxprincessguppiexx 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    One of my serious pet peeves... Treating people how you want to be treated. Now if you want to be treated like sh!t, that's a different story... And it shouldn't involved...
    NaomiSoulJourney NaomiSoulJourney 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Does anyone else feel that they actually died and didn't survive after all? I've mentioned this to a few people who looked at me like I was totally insane. I was in a car crash...
    amillionpeople amillionpeople 22-25 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Although I appreciate it when people add me, I would like to tell you a few things before you do. First, I have a girlfriend, an amazing woman whom I love very much. That means...
    lovefoundme47 lovefoundme47 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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    im making this clear i am NOT gay or bi. i respect others who are. but guys dont annoy me with your questions here. im a lover of women only. i THOUGHT i was interested in guys...
    fireeyesofthephoenix fireeyesofthephoenix 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 10

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    Pain is a strange topic to talk about as there is so much involved with it. It's crazy to me how we all feel pain, but individually we all feel it differently. We may hurt over the...
    fwxo fwxo 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 28

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