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I Feel As Though I Am Taken For Granted

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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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    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 21-25, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2007

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    sameboat sameboat 36-40 Aug 25, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    At work. Not so much in my personal life. I work hard, and I work hard because I actually enjoy feeling accomplished. And I also like to get credit for what I do. I won't go...
    roryta roryta 26-30, F Nov 6

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    Every day that goes by is confirmation of how little I ever meant to him. It does not get easier. I don't understand how someone could tell me the things he told me and then treat...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I'm usually the one everyone asks for help. I like helping people but can't help but notice it's rare for people to offer to help me when I need it. Just seems to be a general...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 17

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    It happens too often because sometimes I'm too nice
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    Whether it's family,friends or romantic partners it just seems to always be the case, I reach out I'm ignored or I accommodate to their availability and now I'm very depressed and...
    lilzee225 lilzee225 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    phoenixprincess phoenixprincess 70+, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    12:00 pm I was in a Skype call with this "friend" I just met a couple hours before, and I had called my grandma's phone. No answer. 12:49 pm I figured she must be in church...
    cheyne201 cheyne201 18-21, F Nov 9

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    Just saying many people would swear they don't...only to completely forget about you...taking for granted you would write to them...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Okay so...... I got another hair up my *** to clean out my friends list. Again...... If I deleted you it is because we don't talk or communicate. Sorry and thanks for understNding...
    HikingGuy HikingGuy 46-50, M 6 Responses Nov 14

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    Actions speak louder than words, but what happens when words strike you like a sword? What do you do with the memories that haunt you and how do you stop your heart from aching...
    diamondgirl07 diamondgirl07 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 17

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    Exactly how I feel. I can't describe it but I feel different today. Must be the air or something
    toiletwater toiletwater 16-17, M Nov 19

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    Mostly my stepdad, all I do is tri to please him.. But what ever I do is never good enough for him. He calls me and my siblings some awful things sometimes and he makes my mom cry...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 17

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    Daily. Or hourly. Distracted removes them. Sigh.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    Many of us have a strange tendency in relationships. We tend to feel something about someone – some hurt, some pain, some resentment and yet we wait and wait for things to go...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    So, I've been sick the past few days and spent quite a bit of time in bed. My husband and I, have not been doing well lately and I feel a divorce is in my immediate future...
    Naturestorms Naturestorms 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    The clock is ticking, my time is running out The true meaning of life seems to me as I am always helping someone else out Is this as good as it gets? Or is there something else in...
    sicknfaith83 sicknfaith83 31-35, F Nov 16

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    Green eyed devil, came back! I thought she was gone, so I hoped, so I feared. She returns, and all the memories are rushing back, but for an odd reason, none of the bad ones are...
    andro333 andro333 22-25, M a week ago

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    I haven't really written anything on EP in about 4 days. Just posted a few little blurb-y things. It's frustrating when I have ideas for something I want to write but am missing...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm mentally tired. I can't fight anymore I'm so tired of trying to be someone else, why can't people just love me for me and not take me for granted, I'm not trying to play victim...
    staytrue123 staytrue123 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    It's Thanksgiving here in the US, so we're all busy being thankful. I try to be every day. I have so many wonderful people in my life, and I try not to take that for granted. I...
    Alisha32 Alisha32 31-35, F 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    NEVER TAKE SOMEONE FOR GRANTED. Hold your partner close to your HEART, because you MAY wake up one day AND realize YOU lost a DIAMOND, cause you were to BUSY COLLECTING STONES.
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    He took for granted a thousand memories thinking there will be a thousand more. He was wrong.
    AWomanofSubstance AWomanofSubstance 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I like to think that I'm a good friend/girlfriend. I'm fiercely loyal to people that I care about, I love to make them feel special any way that I can, and I get very protective of...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Dr. Myles Munroe was the reason I got freedom back in 1996, with his help I was able to find a place to stay when I came out of detention centre, his blessings go a long way...
    yisi yisi 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    The world owes me nothing. Society owes me nothing. Women owe me nothing. My daughter owes me nothing. I have obligations. I like my obligations. I accept them. However, the world...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 15

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    Does success, love, experiences make you happy or does being happy lead you to happiness. love, and positive experiences? If it is the later and happiness creates success, then...
    jthitt jthitt 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 12

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    I don't want to sit here and have people think I'm feeling sorry for myself. It's time to let out this pain. So, I met a man seven months ago. He was practically everything I liked...
    ChellyRocker ChellyRocker 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I try to be anyway. And I do have lots of things to be thankful for. Never on Thanksgiving though. Never on the day that is so dedicated to giving thanks. I just can't. I don't...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've really been feeling the absence of my humanity lately. It's sort of strange. I feel free, yet empty. Like all of my energy has been unleashed, but was then encompassed by a...
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    What true love meant to me :Sometimes no words can describe the feelings you get for someone so special. How much your heart races when you get an sms from them, or when you see...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well........for years now I have been struggling with depression and anxiety and still do but things seem to be getting better. I am still taking medication but don't feel the need...
    Youmeansomething Youmeansomething 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 3

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    if you've heard the quote "you learn something everyday" then you know this to be true. you can learn a bad thing or a good thing but in the end what do others make you learn about...
    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    the say that the eyes are the windows to the soul... hes my best friend and knows me better than anyone, so how come when he looked into my eyes he didn't see. he notices...
    Fallen321 Fallen321 16-17, F Nov 17

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    Right now try and recall a memory from your early childhood. Perhaps one of the earliest memories that you can recall so vividly that you can literally feel yourself there. Any...
    ebolarama ebolarama 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    People sometimes say the Holidays cause emotional turmoil in people, and right now I am feeling that is the case for me. I am feeling very stressed out over a big life change that...
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I finally found him. A boy I could like. He was smart, sensitive, and quirky. He understood me in a way I started to think was impossible for someone else to understand. Time...
    kisstherainn kisstherainn 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 31

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