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I Don't Like Asking For Help

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    I've been independent

    for so long and it bothers me to have to ask for help. But people encourage me too I try to ask for help when I need it
    WellDressedandDepressed WellDressedandDepressed 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2014

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    "figure It Out On Your Own"

    It's not that Im too proud, it's just that my family always admonished me for not knowing something or not being able to do something on my own. When I asked a question the answer I always got back was "Figure it out " or "You're always on the internet so look it...
    Lostsoul22 Lostsoul22 22-25, F Dec 20, 2009

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    My Lips Won't Move To Even Ask For It

    Or my brain won't even consider it. I'm TOO stubborn and most likely prideful when asking for help. You see the reason being is that a lot of times I've asked for help :in the past: and received it BUT then the person wanted something in return. Sometimes, I couldn't cater to...
    thanatophobic thanatophobic 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2009

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    This Is Where..

    This is where my independence comes into play.  I like ot figure things out on my own.  That is what I know will truly push myself to utilize my mind and my brain.  So I truly hate asking for help.  But the other part of it is this, "I don't think I know how...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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    But now I need it. Just someone to listen I

    guess, I don't really know. I had a moral dilemma two nights ago. A friends cousin hit on me. I absolutely reveled in the attention. But he began to make me feel uncomfortable. He made a move on me and I'm terrified to tell my boyfriend. Like after he propositioned me I...
    thetruthaboutthedollhouse thetruthaboutthedollhouse 26-30, F Jul 2, 2014

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    Asking For Help Is the Worst.

    i cant ask for help. i feel as if my problems will effect other people if i tell them about it. i dont wnat to hurt anyone with my own issius. i hate to ahve people worry about me, and i also hate when people love me. i know it sounds weird. but its easier to just not have people...
    broken23 broken23 13-15 2 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    Makes Me Feel Stupid

    I don't like to ask for help unless I absolutely have to. I like to prove to myself and others that I can do something on my own.For example if something is broken I will always try to tinker with it for a while to see if I can repair it. Then if I realize I've tried everything I...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F Aug 12, 2011

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    I don't know why but I hate asking people to do

    me a favor or help me. I dread it. I'd rather saw my right arm off than ask someone to do something for me. I really need to get over that.
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Hate It!

    I didn't get help from my parents when I had questions as a kid, I had to figure things out for myself. Help with homework? Yeah, right. When I became an adult I found I had a hard time asking for help in any area of my life which still holds true today. I'm...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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    I Am In No Compitition

    I am in no competition with no one. I run my own race. I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone, in anyway shape or form. I just aim to improve to be better than I was before.
    emadesam emadesam 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 5, 2013

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    Due to my independent nature it's difficult

    for me to reach out for help. I found out that you have to depend on yourself, because people with good intentions tend to not want to really help when it comes down to it. I like to figure out things on my own, that's how I learn. When people tell me how to do a certain task, I...
    LillyPad80 LillyPad80 41-45, F Jul 14, 2014

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    More Baby Drama

    WOW what an emotional roller coaster of things today. I had to send an email today that just about broke my heart. I had to tell the Tae Kwon Do studio that I'd have to pull my son out of classes because I just can't afford it. When I enrolled him I was working several...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Apr 23, 2009

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    I Don't Like To Ask For Help

    Although I don't like to ask for help, If I think I really need help I will ask for help.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Jan 15, 2012

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    Why can't I just let him help me?

    Sometimes when I feel this horrible I just push him away and I don't want to. I want him to be here with me and I don't know how to ask for help because I've dealt with everything alone for so long. I don't want to trap him or make him feel obligated to deal with me at my worst...
    Bandgeek1025 Bandgeek1025 16-17, F Dec 29, 2013

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    I Hate It

    I either ask for help and get help and feel very guilty about it. Or I ask for help, don't get help and feel very very ashamed. Seems like when I do screw up my nerve, something bad happens. I just can't do it right. so i gave up on it. I hate being in a place where I even have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 26, 2013

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    But I need it tonight ,

    as I try to sleep but feel my tears flowing...I miss him so much. I am so sad and broken tonight. I don't wish it never happened. I just wish the hurt would stop. I wish I could live with happiness. I just want to turn the page. I never thought I would be this person.
    goodnightangel goodnightangel 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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    I Hate It

    i would rather take double the time and figure it out by myself than ask someone for help. recently i have been asking for help to certain people with life situations and it has helped so much lol so i guess asking for help can be beneficial sometimes.
    boby6 boby6 22-25, M Aug 8, 2009

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    Scared To

    I guess for me asking for anyone to help me is a weakness.. I am scared that if I tell someone that I need help that they will see it as a sign of weakness. I don't want to be seen as a needy person..
    kthimm12 kthimm12 18-21, F Apr 19, 2011

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    I Don't....

    I do not like asking for help, No matter what it is for. My Left arm, could be falling off, and I would still say "im fine" or "no, i'll be okay" its just my personalitly. I have always been told, that if I ask for help, that I am weak, and I guess, that is something that has...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 30, 2010

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    I Help Other When I Need Help Myself

    I help all my friends the best I can but the thing is... Im not OK.. Im not very happy and its hard because while balancing their problems i have to balance my sh!t too. I know i shouldnt help other people to but I cant not help my friends when they need help!! But juggling their...
    GuardianAngel9400 GuardianAngel9400 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 2, 2012

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    Someone is really trying to make it look like it's nothing but it is so clear that you don't like me, it's okay, i never really liked me too.
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    If there's one thing in life that hurts the most....it is goodbye.It's been three weeks since you told me that you don't wanna talk to me anymore. I said "okay" and "good luck...
    cooper015 cooper015 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Excuse me, you don't have to respond and I'm aware my posting this experience could drive you further up the wall, but I'm curious. Why did you block me, then unblock me and delete...
    Unalike Unalike 18-21, M Jan 9

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    Why? Because I know that the most reliable person for me is me. If I let myself down because I didn't achieve a goal, deadline, or a task then it's me that I need to contend with...
    Nyx1978 Nyx1978 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I don't like, I don't like Fake nigguhs I don't like A **** nigguh, that's that shyet I don't like, nah A snitch nigguh, that's that shyet I don't like, nah A bitsh nigguh, that's...
    QuixoticConquistador QuixoticConquistador 26-30, M Jan 11

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    I don't like atheists. Why? Because it seems like everytime I post something about God or the Bible, I get all kinds of bashing comments. This angers me because I'm always hearing...
    upupandaway24 upupandaway24 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 7

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    I don't like hugging. I have 2 friends that I am comfortable hugging only because they insist on giving me a hug every time we part. I hate hugging my family most of all. I don't...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F Dec 30, 2014

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    God! I can't stand hugs! I just can't. And people think that I'm rude when I don't huge them back, I'm sorry, I just don't like them! I'm sorry.
    weirduo weirduo 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I just don't like it. I'll probably legally change my name over the summer, but i just don't know what i should change it to. The reason why I'm not changing it now is because i...
    taliaxox taliaxox 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Sometimes I don't have a reason. Sometimes I do. I think a huge part of it was that I wasn't a great person awhile ago. In high school and up until my sobriety, I wasn't the best...
    silencedfears silencedfears 26-30 5 days ago

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    Please do me a favor ,if your boobs are wicked hairy and look like this ,please don't contact me , I like boobs but this is just to much ,thank you in advance ;) if you don't have...
    Nunlover Nunlover 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's not that I don't like... I just can't. I'll work on it because I know eye contact is very important. If I don't do it people would either think I'm lack of confidence(which is...
    nonymousee nonymousee 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't like Barbie girls. They are so fake. It's true that sometimes I use a bit of lipstick or blush, but it happens once per year. So many beautiful girls wear make up every...
    AnnaJackson12345 AnnaJackson12345 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hugging walls to stay in the shade, because holding a parasol on a hot day makes me feel dumb. Kinda like when you see girls in shorts and ugg boots - weather confused. Having a...
    Hadoukim Hadoukim 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Really, it puzzles me how some people are able to watch a ball flying up and down the court/field/course for as long as they do. And not only do I not like WATCHING sports, I don't...
    xXResidentFurryXx xXResidentFurryXx 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Due to my alcoholism (which I have controlled successfully for 17 years) and my mental health issues, there are a whole bunch of people that I would rather I didn't see again...
    Neondaze Neondaze 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    I don't like 'Goodbye' but I can't wait to move to move to Tenessee and begin a new chapter in my life! I'm going to miss my friends and family in Virginia though.
    Animefan92 Animefan92 22-25, F Jan 2

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    Haha I don't like any bugs but if I see a spider … im gone !!!!
    Mal33ha123 Mal33ha123 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I don't like perverts.... Yeah no.
    karinaspain karinaspain 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I hate saying Good bye because every time I do I remember the time when we had to leave our hometown to come live with my father here in Houston, that day was the day I said my...
    Marlenyfl83 Marlenyfl83 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't like to make people mad at me. I try to get along with people. It's hard. You just have to tell them. It's just the way it is.
    socialskillstraining socialskillstraining 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have people in my life that I could go to and I know they would listen and do what they could to help, but I don't ask. I don't see needing help as a sign of weakness and I think...
    cowboy004 cowboy004 36-40, M Jan 4

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    I always help people when they need me I'm always there for them, but when I need help nobody is there, so I don't ask for help anymore.
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    Any kind of lie hurts but when they come from the ones you expect them less... Hard to understand those who keep telling you how much they appreciate you, like you and even...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    I believe I was put here to help people, and to lead people to help. I don't believe I can do that if they see my weakness. I would rather suffer in agony in silence knowing that...
    MsBree01 MsBree01 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014
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