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I Feel Like My Friends Take Advantage of Me

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    Understanding

    well it seems as I have been pondering this for the last few hours I have been growing increasingly concerned because I feel as though I have to fix this problem before it gets too out of hand. It has occurred to me that maybe somewhere deep down I'm fueled by bitterness...When...
    leaper66 leaper66 16-17 Jul 27, 2008

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    Too Many Times

    when i was younger.but even now i let a few do it.but life changes us.i don`t allow them to do it like i did.i will speak my mind.and some freinds i don`t help at all any more.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Apr 30, 2009

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    My Life At Present...(long)

    Firstly, i have hardly any friends at all anymore. Ive lost so many in the past year its unbelieveable. and i think a lot of the times, it happens that i am being taken advantage of. When i went away to school i made a group of friends, and through that group i met my ex, the...
    Br0kenAngel Br0kenAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2007

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    I used to have quite alot o...

    I used to have quite alot of friends, but over time i relized that they only wanted some thing from me, rather then wanting to spend time with me, now I only have a few selective friends that I know are true because they are always with me through good and bad times.
    rosygal rosygal 46-50, F Jan 31, 2009

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    Stupid Me!

    Ok...so here's the scoop. I've been dating this guy for about 5 yrs now. He proposed to me on Christmas 2007, so I guess that makes him my fiance. Anyways, here's the beginning until now and tell me what you think. When we got together, he was in an unhappy marriage seeking a...
    kiwi729 kiwi729 F 1 Response Mar 31, 2008

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    The Human Leech

    My cousin who ive known all my life and grew up with lost his family so he came to live at my house , since he had no support from his family I decided to be patient and sharing with all my things , i come from a family with money so I did a lot of sharing wich at the time I...
    elmongas elmongas 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 10, 2011

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    Wtf?

    does anyone else think that this is messed up? i have a friend who lied to me about having an affair with our former teacher for 2 years (at LEAST) whom she used to babysit his kids for, might I add; and when his wife found out and went ballistic on the both of them, THEN decided...
    thegrouchygirl thegrouchygirl 19-21 1 Response Feb 9, 2008

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    paranoiddelusional paranoiddelusional 26-30, M Jun 15, 2010

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    The Outcast Trapped In The Group

    Yep, the title pretty much says it all. For a long time I wanted to be in this one group of friends but about a year later I realized they were selfish immature little kids. They all come running to me whenever they have a problem and once the problems solved it's almost as if...
    Outcast4life Outcast4life 22-25 2 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    She Just Left Me Standing Alone..

    I have been so distraught over this so here goes. I am a mother of three boys one with a disability. I have a five year friendship with another mum who has two boys also one with a disability. The reason we connect is because we are usually to easy going. Over the last few...
    Busylife Busylife 36-40 1 Response Feb 5, 2009

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    Advantage

    This is why I am done with one sided friendship.  People need me only when they need things, then not worthed. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jul 3, 2011

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    My Friends Sponge Off Me !

    First of all , i am pretty sure that there are true friends , either i have true friends , but they are few , i rely on them when i feel in trouble , i confide on them , i tell them secrets , deep ones , family issues , goals , dreams , true friends listen carefully , they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 22, 2010

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    I Dont Know What To Do

    i have a group of friends and we are very close. we do all kinds of thing together and we all have parts in the friendship, im considered the Innocent girl who can make fun of, its been ok for a while, sometimes they made fun of me so hard that i wanted to cry or say something...
    peopleandlove peopleandlove 16-17 2 Responses Aug 26, 2011

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    Every Time

    I am always that friend people come to for advice or when they need to get something off their chest, they come to me. I always support my friends and they know that I will always have their back on things. But lately Ive noticed a pattern. Ok i always noticed the pattern I just...
    angeliceyes11 angeliceyes11 18-21, F May 13, 2011

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    They Only Want Me to Be There For Them..

    I want someone to be my friend, not just use my loyalty to do whatever they want me to do. With one of my "friends", she does not want to do anything I want to do. She gets mad at me if I don't want to do what she wants to do. I got tired of this. I don't talk to her...
    SavedByGrace14 SavedByGrace14 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2008

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    I'm a junior in High School. I go to prestigious all boys private prep in a big US city and I'm surrounded by people who say they love and support me but I don't feel it. I'm of...
    tvantes1 tvantes1 16-17, M Mar 23

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    I feel like I owe my old friends an apology. I feel like I’m the reason a lot of my past relationships haven’t worked out. I feel like I’m always wasting time...
    moorelove3168 moorelove3168 18-21 6 days ago

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    Anxiety is making it harder then ever to do anything and just to go out of the house and get things done, it's like this constant fear feelings and it makes me crazy an takes me...
    lilstomper101 lilstomper101 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I live in a very competitive place, surrounded by people who are doing so much with their lives, and it overshadows my meager accomplishments. I try my hardest at something, and...
    shadow553 shadow553 16-17 1 Response Mar 29

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    In grade 6, at a new school, I had no one for a long time. I would read at recess, and do projects alone. Then, two outsiders befriended me. They were so kind. I liked them, but...
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I have friend named Jeanie. Jeanie here is a very friendly person and I admire her for that. But sometimes, I feel like she only calls me whenever her new friends aren't with her...
    nocturnalninja nocturnalninja 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 1

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    So Since I met this guy, I knew their was something special. A year ago he walked into my theater class and I had this instant moment of thinking he was perfect, however im too shy...
    CluelesslyHopeless CluelesslyHopeless 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm a freshman in college and all my life I've been told i was smart and gifted. I was invited to come to an early start program at my college where we take a calculus class to get...
    sophicticatedIgnorance sophicticatedIgnorance 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been cursed with this stupid thought process. I see things in ways most normal people can't deal with. I know that the horrible messed up things in this world as damaging...
    dizlasthope dizlasthope 36-40, M Mar 27

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    I feel like me and my friends are not that close anymore. I think me being depressed is kind of annoying them, or just boring them. Everytime they talk to me I'm never really in...
    unfaiir unfaiir 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I have very little friends and my family is no help .... They make me feel like **** ... well my friends don't but they do not know all of me .... And my grandma isn't proud of me...
    emmawinterfrost emmawinterfrost 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Im about to turn 19 in may and im not sure why i am experiencing this feeling of emptiness. It has been going on for a year or so and i still cant figure out what it is. I do feel...
    Durf Durf 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I'm in high school and I have a nice group of friends and a best friend. But I'm under the constant impression that I'm not wanted. My friends don't object to me being there but it...
    madsted madsted 18-21, F Apr 9

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    I ****** up my sophomore year, where I basically traded my friends from freshman for popular people, who turned out to be dicks.. I feel like a loser now, because there nobody at...
    lonelyshyguy1995 lonelyshyguy1995 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Hi everyone! I guess I'll share my little troubles here since I'm tired of bugging my friends. I haven't told them this because they'll worry but I feel like I'll never find true...
    Carolinlove Carolinlove 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    No matter what it seems like I'm a burden to anyone. I'm the one that screws up everything, from relationships to something small. No matter what I seem to do I'm told I screw up...
    mwp483 mwp483 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I feel like I am truly insignificant in this world. I don't understand why people use me and ditch me constantly; they get bored of me. People have happier lives without me...
    WaterSpiritt WaterSpiritt 18-21, F Mar 29

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    I ended a relationship with a girl who loved me, without explanation, suddenly, and after too fast a build-up. I've since moved cities twice and started a new career, starting...
    JonWinter JonWinter 36-40, M Apr 7

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    I feel lost. Straight up guys... I've lost my comic mojo ... I don't feel like laughing I don't feel like moving. My friends tell me that I might really be turning into a damn...
    Luna77721 Luna77721 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    This is supposed to be a place if support and help but I feel like if I have bad experiences people just feel sorry for me but no one helps but when so Etching good finally happens...
    ginge101 ginge101 13-15 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I feel out of place at times. I've left various groups of friends. I've cut my bonds before. I even lost all my emotions at a time and broke out of a relationship I had. I...
    HandsomeRocker HandsomeRocker 18-21, M Apr 10

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    I have felt things in the past couple of months that I can't explain. And then in the last few weeks I have been bombarded with accident ( both to me and to others ). I am not...
    noreic123 noreic123 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I feel like giving up I have been depressed for over a year and a half I have good weeks and bad it really varies sometimes I am excited as hell and running round and motivated but...
    mellywoo mellywoo 13-15, F Apr 14

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    Lately, I've been feeling like I don't really fit in to my current group of friends. Even though they're people I've known for at least a few years, I'm starting to feel left out...
    Kay8712 Kay8712 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm overweight and my self confidence is low but I don't hate my body. I'm 5'8" and weigh 375 lbs I've had this question stuck on my mind a lot lately because I've noticed that all...
    fgarci04 fgarci04 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    All of my friends seem so right for each other but I constantly feel like I don't belong and I never will belong
    hebr0 hebr0 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    We increasingly live with all these smartphones and I always try to talk to girls who just coincidentally look at their phones while im talking to them. But thats not the whole...
    PhindingPhronesis PhindingPhronesis 16-17, M Mar 30

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    Is this feeling mine or have I been made to feel like it?!? Has anyone been in this situation . I am constantly in battle. I can only do to the best of my ability knowing that it...
    saeed78 saeed78 31-35, M Mar 31

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    Do you ever feel like everything you do isn't sufficient? Like you will never be perfect, or even close to it. You will never make someone happy at all times, never be pretty...
    enbarlev enbarlev 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    My mum hates me. I know she wants me dead. She always yells at me about my attitude when I was at school after dancing I got a lift home from a friend an 20 minuets my mum gets...
    jazzy0191 jazzy0191 13-15, F Apr 3

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    Never good enough For myself I honestly try so hard And kick myself back down I can't impress myself Too much imperfection in my way Too many scars and pain All these memories...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    as a teen boy, I assume that this may be normal... but sometimes I just feel like I don´t want to go on with this comedy. My dad left, my uncles left, my grandmother left, my mom...
    jsabina11 jsabina11 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    (Skip to next paragraph to skip my rant, I have some questions) I'm not fun or cool and I don't have special qualities, I feel like I'm stuck in one small square and I'll never be...
    mahnouls mahnouls 16-17 1 Response Apr 7