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I Feel Like My Friends Take Advantage of Me

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21 1 Response Feb 9, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    I feel , dark , alone and angry , I feel empty, I feel like iam losing my strength, I don't know what to do. I don't want to do anything, I don't want to go out , I feel...
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    The reason I don't feel good enough us that I see that she dated jerks who broke her heart and every time I helped her I even beat up my best friend because he broke up with her...
    milind3012 milind3012 18-21, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I just started college this week, 4 days have passed and I already feel like i don't belong. I'm considered a foreigner in my country due to dual citizenship. Not only in that...
    Jessicasumaria Jessicasumaria 16-17, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I am still trapped with the feeling that i am still a kid. I oftentimes wish i was still in in my teens and in highschool. As a matter of fact, i enjoy any high school movies. It...
    pusongpalaboy pusongpalaboy 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I have always come second best to my little sister and expected that but recently theres been a family break down and everyone is taking it out on me! No one in my family has ever...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 day ago

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    changed for the worst..... i constantly feel lonely even though my best friends ever on here chat to me a lot. i feel like my heart has just turned to ice. i don't feel as friendly...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I almost always feel like I'm being judged. With my family members, friends, or people I don't even know. Sometimes I don't really care and I am able to forget about it because I...
    anonymoussssss321 anonymoussssss321 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    do to my disability I always have to ask people for help to do things sometimes I feel like I'm bothering my friends when I asked him to help me so I try and do things more myself...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always dreamed of running away. As kid I was secretly planning escape from my family. Having bag ready with only stuff I would need under my bed. I got pocket knife, sleeping...
    tripwithzip tripwithzip 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    One thing I always said about life in the back of my mind 'if there's nothing right then there's nothing left' I am realising that now lately as I feel I have sunk my quality of...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    [long story ahead because I need to get this off my chest] I have been struggling with solipsism my entire life. The people around me and my environment feels as though they are a...
    theflamechronicles theflamechronicles 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    not many people are capable of making me feel like i matter. idk if its just me not wanting them to or if its them just being self absorbed like everyone else. the world is full of...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    love eludes me at every turn. its like there is noone around me that i can feel connected to in a way to make me feel that way. the sweet kind honest faithful person that seems to...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was sexually abused from age 5 to 12. Lost my mother in 2012. Was almost killed in 2013 by my same abusers. My sister has now been sick for 5 months and her and my mom were/are...
    AngelOfGod1506 AngelOfGod1506 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I feel like sh*t. I feel like breaking down and sobbing my eyes out. I really don't feel like living. Right now I want to end my worthless f*cking life. And this time I won't fail...
    BrokenInnocence BrokenInnocence 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I really hate being a mom at times. My girl is 6 and has ADHD and is always hyper. It's hard to be around her for long amounts of time. I even take the long way home at work cause...
    DoMyBest DoMyBest 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't feel like I belong, I always feel like the odd one out and when I do feel like I belong it's short-lived and then the pain is so much worse than before. Eventually you...
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I just feel lol I'm pathetic and ad that I annoy people. When I'm not annoying them, they're annoying me--I'm there, bit not noticed, left to be isolated, left to fake it, and look...
    cincyboy cincyboy 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Do you ever close your eyes and it all feel upside down? when I'm at my house I could look at a compass I feel as if it should be turned upside down. And no mater what I do I...
    Ayaime7 Ayaime7 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm not any type of professional or anything like that but i do like to take pictures wherever I go for memories
    melconey17 melconey17 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    There are times when I feel like I'm on pause. Im just in a different mindset than I am when I'm totally and completely relaxed. That's when I'm myself. I feel more creative and...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    All in all, I feel like ****. Last night and the night before yesterday were spent crying myself to sleep. I couldn't stop crying and it was mostly because of bottled up loneliness...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F a week ago

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    sometimes i think people think im too clingy. im shy and reserved unless i like u and we r friends. but then i feel like i bother people and then im afraid im going to push them...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I feel like I'm not good enough for the university I want to go to. I feel like I'm not good enough for people to like me. I feel like I'm not good enough for my parents to love me...
    MissViviann MissViviann 18-21, F Jun 27

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    I always feel like I'm being judged. I don't know if people are or not but I can't help but feel that way. But it's one of the worst feelings. Insecurity + anxiety= 😖
    emyay emyay 18-21, F Jun 27

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