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I Feel Like My Friends Take Advantage of Me

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    wonder if you really should take advantage of a situation or live on principles.
    sp003 sp003 41-45, M Jan 5

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    Vader222 Vader222 22-25, M Jan 1

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    snake215 snake215 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I'm pretty sure I had the woman I was always supposed to be with, and lost her. Not everyone even ever meets the one they're supposed to be with, much less ever gets a second...
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