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I Feel As Though I Am Taken For Granted

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    My Husband

    My husband takes me for granted. I pay all the bills. I buy everything for the house. I pay for his phone. He gets everything he asks for. Even though I go lacking for clothes and the things I need because i can't afford to do anything after the bills. He always talks about how...
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 17 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    Grr

    I have certain friends that I was friends with and I loved them but they just left. They never talked to me again. Also, every Christmas I made HANDMADE painstakingly painful gifts for all my youth group. There were at least 10 gifts each year. I got thank yous and hugs, but...
    SavedByGrace14 SavedByGrace14 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2007

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    Very Much So.....

    I write about this a lot in my stories but my personality is to blame. I am kind, thoughtful, sensitive and get described as sweet. I am also quite shy and not good at standing up for myself. Lately, my 18 year old sister attempted suicide. My parents are in absolute denial over...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 1 Response May 7, 2012

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    sameboat sameboat 36-40 Aug 25, 2009

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    Makes Me Mad!

    I think it's horrible how some people take you for granted, you won't always be here!! Grrr....they make me furious when they think they can take me for granted. I then have to show them that they shouldn't. No threats involved of course :)
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2007

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    Grad School

    I finished my Master's degree with a 3.9 GPA yesterday and strangers were more excited than my own family. If it were my brother finishing his law degree my parents would be ecstatic...but who cares about a little 'ole Masters?
    Danlyn Danlyn 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2007

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    I Am So Glad to Find You Because Lately I Am Feeling Very Taken For Granted Too.

    Maybe I have been too kind and accommodating- I think some of that is about to stop TODAY because it is simply not working for me.  After trading tickets from matinee to evening to suit my friend's split-second schedule, she said she couldn't make it to meet me at the...
    IrisElizabeth IrisElizabeth 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    Taken For Granted

    I like helping out other and I'm very thankful for what they do for me. Let me explain my situation I came out of the hospital two months ago (mental issues) and I've been staying with my cousin who recently separated from her husband. We thought that helping each other would...
    lostchild lostchild 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2007

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    Taken For Granted

    Taken for granted,Sure I was,That last job,Squeezed blood,Out of a stone,Me the slave,Did all the work,Now, I'm gone,Wonder who does it?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 22, 2012

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    What Would Yall Do

    It is not so much that I do not know what to do, I want confirmation for what I will do.   Been with my wife for almost 12 years, married for 5 years. Within the first year, she had an affair with a young homeless man I took in helped to get back on his feet. I guess he...
    boss21519 boss21519 31-35, M Apr 1, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Lately, I've been having flashes of realizations in life. Everything I thought to be true about myself was gone. I feel different, yet I feel more myself than ever before. What...
    Bumblebeat Bumblebeat 61-65, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm always thinking about different realities about how if I looked better, if I had money, if I were more sociable, different ways to be better, I'm so caught up in my own...
    StevenMaione StevenMaione 13-15, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I hate myself for not opening my mouth and saying what I think and feel. I know what I want to say and that its right but I just can't open my mouth or do anything to express it...
    howcanistopmyself howcanistopmyself 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I met a guy a month ago. From the start I felt like there is some chemistry between us and it turned out to be true when he asked me on a date. We've been on a couple of dates...
    thestral33 thestral33 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I'm a writing this because I want to share my experience with those who may be where I once was and know there is hope. Also some people on this site are genuinely sharing pieces...
    RollingWaves RollingWaves 31-35, M 20 hrs ago

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    I realize that everyone at some point in their life feels this way. However why you feel like this is because you also feel on top of that that no one is facing the same...
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    OK, if you know me on here, you already know that I have schizophrenia. I've been stable on 8 milligrams of risperdal and 60 milligrams of prozac (for my OCD) since 1998. The older...
    OqSydSchizo16Troll OqSydSchizo16Troll 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    my boyfriend broke up with me 5 months ago, and I feel it happened for a reason. i was really depressed at first but the experience made me realise that life is just like that. One...
    Lewcie Lewcie 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm 23. I have two kids. I'm engaged (when she feels like it). I completely ****** up my life. I had every hope in the world. I was 19, tall, very handsome, and a generally...
    Superg507 Superg507 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Why do all married men, and I mean ALL, lie about the most basic of things? I've met and had affairs with a few married men and friends with some. Each and everyone lied about...
    tinkerbell71 tinkerbell71 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I never used to be the clingy, needy, attention thirsty type of girlfriend. But in the last few weeks my boyfriend and I haven't been able to talk much. And I've felt a little bit...
    hopexlove hopexlove 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm 55 year old woman & a very loving person, I'm searching for a man that will appreciate my qualities & not take me for granted who will love me sincerely because I love deeply...
    debbiebobbitt debbiebobbitt 51-55 4 days ago

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    Every night I go to sleep secretly, silently loving someone so much that it hurts..loving someone who takes me for granted, one who will never value me. This person is not in my...
    Lifeisainterestingmystery Lifeisainterestingmystery 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I had a good childhood, loving parents and 2 siblings. I had asthma that would put me in and out of the hospital for a few years of my life. A sibling with a mental disability who...
    AlwaysAlone20 AlwaysAlone20 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    No matter how hard I try to get rid of you. Deep down. I'll always want you. I try to sleep but I can't even though I want to I can't because when I am about to close my eyes. I...
    Ownership Ownership 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    tombailey especially here on EP who is such an attention seeker..!!
    Amy201994 Amy201994 26-30, F a week ago

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    So after being here for quite sometime, I think I like it....it is like a small demonstration of what life is, people all over having different personalities and thoughts...seeking...
    pleasureworld pleasureworld 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hung over. Need to get a handle on my drinking. At the very moment I feel too old for partying.
    MeGaMatt88 MeGaMatt88 26-30, M a week ago

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    Sometimes, I will zone out and have this amazing story laid out in my mind... and then someone talks to me. You know the scene in Winnie the pooh where his train or thought...
    ZoeVoci ZoeVoci 13-15, F Aug 25

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    Free to a loving home one cute playful male 51 house broken.requires lot of loving attention must be taken for daily walk in nature. Good protection but gentle around owner.serious...
    magicrabbit magicrabbit 51-55 Aug 24

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    He takes me for granted too much...
    ijerhyn ijerhyn 16-17, F Aug 24

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    I feel really stupid for thinking about this but I met up with my friend who I've known for 5 years now. We met online and he has turned out to be one of my best friend. I now met...
    Laraamani Laraamani 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    There are some people in this world who quite frankly, need to get their heads out of their *****. A friend that I have known for a long time 'unfriended' me on Facebook because I...
    agathashelly agathashelly 26-30, F Aug 23

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    I try my best to keep things at peace. As much as possible, I want everyone happy. I adjust to everyone's needs. I often put their needs before mine. But there are some instances...
    ayamesan16 ayamesan16 22-25, F Aug 22

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    I am, but I'm not. As a conservative and a (very non-evangelical/non-hypocrite type) Christian(Catholic); I have to be consistent to be true. The Catholic Church opposes the...
    Bfinally Bfinally 51-55, M Aug 21

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    And I am very sorry for doing this. I realize how lucky I am. I realize how good I have things. I am thankful for everything in my life right now!
    TheNewOldMe TheNewOldMe 36-40, F Aug 21

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    Have you ever thought about forgetting someone or hoped that you've never meet? Coz sometimes, good memories can kill us slowly.
    heyjan heyjan 22-25, F Aug 21

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    I'm not in pain. I'm not angry. I'm not pregnant. I'm not hungry. I'm not tired. I'm not scared. I'm not happy. I'm not upset. For some reason, no matter what the situation, I just...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    There it is again. I thought I was okay. I thought that was done. But I could still feel the pain. Why change of heart all of a sudden? Why me? I just want to be a friend to you...
    juju027 juju027 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I'm an almost aggressively opinionated person. As a staunch atheist, far left feminist, and a very outspoken out homosexual I think rights of the minorities is the equality most...
    SolarusXD SolarusXD 22-25, M 6 Responses Aug 20

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    The day these thoughts have faded my smile will be revealed The day these thoughts are silenced my smile will be real The day these thoughts have vanished Depression will be...
    polarbearlove polarbearlove 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Today I remembered I lost my Golden necklace and how many memories it stored :( hopefully I won't forget them...
    Gemstone101 Gemstone101 13-15, F Aug 18