I Don't Want People To Feel Sorry For Me

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    when other people speak out about there problems

    and what they have been through they are seen as an inspiration but when I do so I get looked down on,I don't want people to feel sorry for me not in a way that makes me seem as if I'm less than they are.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 7, 2015

    I Do Not Want sympathy.

    I want respect. I am a survivor to extreme emotional, mental, physical, and sexual abuse. In saying that I have my deal of problems. Many would probably say I suffer from mental illness. Many would say I am crazy. But to me... I am strong. I am 25 years old, and...
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    3 Responses Dec 4, 2013


    I mean I have been raped 4 time I was beaten by my 6exs I have been shot I have been stabbed 12 time. But that makes me who I am. And I love every part of me
    18-21, F
    Mar 24, 2014

    Don't get me wrong I have no problem seeking

    help if I truly need it. It's just I know a lot has happened to me and still is. But God got me and I always keep my head up. It's crazy because im always the one who help others. I just don't too much allow people to take care of me. Its just enough that certain things are...
    keyleeee keyleeee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2015

    Don't Give Me That Look.

    (This was after I had gotten some news that sent my life on a different curveball.)Don't look at me that way. I have been able to hold myself together and put this from my mind and your flustered pity threatens to crush me yet again, if only to weigh on my shoulders like a heavy...
    CharlieAfrica CharlieAfrica
    22-25, F
    Jan 8, 2012

    I have multiple chronic diseases

    and I always want to tell people so they understand why I am the way I am, but I'm always afraid they will feel sorry for me, which is not what I want..
    polylove0210 polylove0210
    22-25, F
    Mar 16

    I don't want people to just be kind to me

    because they think I am a pathetic mess. I want them to actually care about me as a person.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 6, 2015

    I want empathy, somebody

    who understands my pain, the things I'm going through. Sympathy and pity aren't wanted or needed.
    deleted deleted
    Oct 15, 2014

    I Want To Punch Them In The Face.

    I am an extremely peaceful person, but i absolutely hate when people feel sorry for me. Yes, i am sick. That does not mean i am broken. I may be afflicted by a disease, but this disease DOES NOT define me. Pain does not confine. I live by this everyday, I am staying strong, I...
    nwarwick11 nwarwick11
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2011

    I don't need people feeling sorry

    for me just because I choose to not have s*x it's my choice not yours you say my body is a temple and I should enjoy it I say my body is a temple and I should respect it I should be feeling sorry for you sl*ts on 16 and pregnant
    CookieMonsta17 CookieMonsta17
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2015

    Alone For Christmas

    I left my abusive family behind this year, and currently live in the town in which I go to school. Christmas hasn't been an event for us since I was very young, so I didn't think I'd be missing much. I am little bit worried about being lonely when all my friends leave for the...
    royalmint royalmint
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2013

    I Have A Strong Sense Of Pride.....

    And I hope that will never change. I keep my life and past a secret from everyone as I am deeply ashamed of where I am right now. 26, single, still living at home and with no friends. I don't know if that comes across in person. Whenever anyone asks me what I did of a weekend, I...
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    1 Response Nov 29, 2011

    We all have our problems.

    So why should someone feel sorry for me? There's other people in this world who need more care than I do.
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    Sep 10, 2015

    Pity??no Thanks

    I only found this website about a week ago and think its great,it helps me express myself which i dont think iv ever done properly. I dont want pity because my problems only make me stronger. Hope everyone has a happy and peaceful life and may the good of people outshine...
    aceer aceer
    18-21, M
    Apr 26, 2010

    Please Don't

    I really hope you don't mistake my telling of my stories with the idea that I want people to feel sorry for me. Granted I have experienced a lot of sadness in my life but me telling the story or writing a book about my experiences is an attempt to share with others those moments...
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    2 Responses Nov 17, 2010

    so what if life has been a bit of a pain to me?

    I got up so unless you want to help me stand and keep walking even with broken shins, I don't want or need sympathy, it doesn't tell me anything other than you can feel emotion but not put them to use
    Zurea Zurea
    26-30, T
    Sep 9, 2015

    I Share To Help Or If I Feel Like It....

    I know that I have some pretty tough stories here, about my past... a few of my present. But, I don't share them for praises... or WORSE, pity! Keep your pity to yourself! I only have pity for my enemies, not for my friends! =p I can care for my friends and support...
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    1 Response Nov 16, 2009

    Don't Get The Wrong Impression Of Me

    Quite a few of the stories I've written on here have a negative slant to them, but that's only because I'm writing about how I'm feeling. How I feel is how I feel and I won't apologize for that. Instead of writing in a journal, which is something I always say I'm going to do but...
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787
    70+, F
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2012


    I am very honest I have multiple sclerosis I hate people asking me are you ok every two seconds Or trying to do to much for me I want to be treated normal because I am *** holes
    Pure712 Pure712
    18-21, F
    Nov 23, 2012

    Pity Is Not Welcome!

    but, i do appreciate a friend, wisdom, knowledge, understanding and conversations :) thanks eerbody.
    justwhatever123 justwhatever123
    26-30, F
    Jan 2, 2011

    I Don,t Want Ppl To Feel Sorry For Me

    i have written some stories that have been hard for me to write , but in no way do i want to be felt sorry for, life can be tough and sometimes you have to tough it outand do the best you can
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2011

    "You Better Hate Me Than To Feel Sorry For Me."

    Everyone have problems that want to share. Everyone lived some difficulties in their lives from whom we are awarded with highly prise - strength, knowledge and experience! We all know that no one is perfect so life couldn't be perfect.. There are not always flowers in our lives...
    zoejanee zoejanee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2011

    Here I am, another spring semester,

    another crisis. I am currently awaiting results from a brain scan. Could be a brain tumor, could be epilepsy, who knows? Not me. Understandably, not knowing yet is stressing me out. What's stressing me out even more is having my parents and siblings constantly pestering me to...
    BuzzFanatic BuzzFanatic
    18-21, F
    Feb 9

    I Dont Want Pity!!

    when i share stories here on ep, its just to express my feelings, and get things off my chest, cos i have so much difficulty expressing my feelings to people in real life, and i can share things here on ep, knowing that not many people that read my stories here on ep will...
    cowshed123 cowshed123
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 26, 2010

    Blind Man Looking For Respect.

    I like people friending me.But not because thay feel sorry for me or thay want friends.No one has messaged me for ages.And i am thinking get all of the friend things and no one messaged me.So i don't no but there you go if people want to friend me then cool but send me a message...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 25, 2011

    I Can't Tell You When I'm Lonely!!

    I can't tell you when I'm lonely because you feel sorry for me! But I AM lonely sometimes!!!!! But you feeling pity for me makes me feel like ****. I'm sorry my feeling bad makes you feel bad... mostly because now I can't share that with you! And when we meet I have to make stuff...
    theFROZENmango theFROZENmango
    Aug 30, 2011

    I know that I've lost a lot.

    But you telling me "I feel sorry for you" won't help me and in matter of a fact I'd take it as an insult.
    beautyoutofsorrows beautyoutofsorrows
    22-25, F
    Feb 1, 2014

    I Don't Want Pitty

    I do enough of that for myself and it gets me nowhere but deeper into my rut. I know it's maybe a bit hypocritical of me but I do feel sorry for myself but if I think some one else is feeling sorry for me or they say "I feel sorry for you" I take it as a bit of an insult. I...
    myselfxox myselfxox
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2010

    Colostomy Bag

    I have been wearing a colostomy bag for years never ever wanting anyone to feel sorry for me I live a full active life but cant seem to find a lady to settle with kinda sucks
    bcdrc bcdrc
    1 Response Sep 2, 2013

    I hate people feeling sorry

    for me because it puts to much attention on me. People feel bad for me because my back pack is to heavy and i cant use my locker but i can handle my problems unlike most of the people in my school who cheat of me or take advantage of me
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto
    13-15, M
    Aug 28, 2014
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