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I Feel Like My Friends Take Advantage of Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 135 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    They only want me so they can cheat of me

    and i dont like it. I have a lot of friends who are real friends but i also have alot of friends who wont stop asking "whats the answer" or "can i borrow some money" then they never pay me back but thats my own fault.
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M Aug 28, 2014

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    When everyone was under 21 we had insane parties

    that I bought alcohol for and it's was so much fun. Now that they are 21 they have parties and don't invite me.
    oddkid448 oddkid448 26-30, M 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21 1 Response Feb 9, 2008

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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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    paranoiddelusional paranoiddelusional 26-30, M Jun 15, 2010

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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 2 Responses May 22, 2010

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    I feel awful saying this

    but a friend of mine has decided because of various issues to move out of his houseshare early, came to me yesterday and said can you put me up for three weeks and pick up all my stuff in your car. Which I did. While I was off sick because of my IBS. It was all such a whirlwind...
    elphaba2309 elphaba2309 22-25, F Jul 29, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I am tired with my family not accepting me as a gamer, an atheist and a feminist. They keep criticizing me for not living in the real world, say games are for kids and teenagers...
    EV97 EV97 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel like my life is a curse. Everything I put my hands into tend to have a miserable end. I have always worked hard but never go far in life. And the inability to be more...
    Nat2138 Nat2138 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I feel like my dad thinks that I am an angle and he always disappoint me he never ask me what I like to do in my life he thinks I am not good at anything he never approve my love...
    maryooomaal maryooomaal 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I can't help it. I was doing okay for a few days and today it hit me like a train. I know im quite young to be thinking about suicide or whatever but really... I want to die, and I...
    unknowngirlonline unknowngirlonline 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    (Behind Blue Eyes by The Who) (But I feel like this song everyday. It is a beautiful song written by a beautiful person that I adore. I have been feeling like he did when he wrote...
    ZosoJimmyPage ZosoJimmyPage 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    my friends are all perfect and amazing while i feel like a giant burden on them to the point where i would sit alone on purpose to not hold them back.
    Ebolallama Ebolallama 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    I always had a good relationship with all of my class mates. I was actually pretty popular back then and I never let other people decide for me who i should hangout with and with...
    XbulletproofX XbulletproofX 16-17, F Aug 23

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    Sometimes I feel like I'm just a screw-up all the time and I just feel angry and frustrated a lot more than I did when I was younger. I want to vent out to my friends just like...
    CrimsonCandi CrimsonCandi 13-15, F Aug 21

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    I just got an interview from the university I want, I know I should be happy and from the outside my best friend is happy for me to but from the inside, we are so close I can tell...
    teeekilicious18 teeekilicious18 18-21, F Aug 21

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    ever had a such a strong feeling of disbelieve in everything you do? mostly about your self? that's what I am feeling. I don't feel like a good person, I feel like I should be...
    Zineq Zineq 18-21, F Aug 21

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    I have this friend that is needy, dependent, and relies on others. She asked me for rides a lot along with other favors. We’ve been friends for a long time, since high school...
    hiitsme15 hiitsme15 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I know I do, I've always been the less popular friend out of any group of friends I've had. My friends even just admitted to me that they wait till something they are going through...
    BroadwayAddict BroadwayAddict 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    i have a boyfriend and we are on our 2nd month. we are now on a long distance relationship. he is on los angeles, california and i am on the philippines. when he left philippines i...
    magebricks magebricks 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I feel like giving up altho I wont, I just wanna let it all out... I'm really lonely no one even cares to start a conversation with me, not my friends or my own siblings, why is...
    Silentsuffer Silentsuffer 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    Lately I just feel totally void of almost all emotion. Like I'm just empty inside. I don't know why. I mean, I like my friends, they're awesome, but I just feel like something is...
    marshababy33 marshababy33 13-15, F Aug 16

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    while my family is outside on this sunny weekend day enjoying themselves. I'm here in my room, just contemplating my life. how did things go wrong? I let everyone decide for me, I...
    megabear64 megabear64 22-25, M Aug 15

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    I feel this way at school a lot I feel like I am annoying to everyone and I feel like I am loosing all of my friend because I actually am I am loosing them to other friends who...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F Aug 14

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    I want to end the music completely, instead of just standing here in one spot, with the player's pin lifted up, for the rest of my life, I want to just unplug the player altogether...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14

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