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I Hate Being Used By My Family and Friends

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 366 People

    Resolve Your Issues

      My name is Tanisha Slater. I am an Associate Producer for a Nationally syndicated talk show. This season we are focusing on helping families in danger of being ripped apart. If you are tired of all your family drama and would like to repair your relationships, we would...
    SlaterT SlaterT 36-40, F Jun 21, 2012

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    Why Do We Get Hurt By The People We Love

    I am so tired of my family, I feel that they are always emotionally blackmailing me.  I love them to death, and I would never want them to be in need of anything, but sometimes it is so hard to help them. I have my brother, who is seven years older than I am, and he knows...
    ransha ransha 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    That Damn Woman Called My Aunt.

    Well basically to catch you all up to speed, I have taken a whole semester off from college to travel over 1000 miles to come help assist my grandmother who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. It just so happens that my grandmother lives with her middle daughter, and for this...
    confuzzled20 confuzzled20 18-21, F Apr 15, 2013

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    A Good Cry

    It's never nice to be used by people you trust. On several occasions this has happened to me. Being taken advantage of, why? Because I'm an easy mark, I usually brush it off, but sometimes the hurt rears it head and I need a good cry. :)
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2007

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    Being Used..

    I hate being used by people that I love and care about..People always seem like they can walk over me because I'm so nice and I hate being so nice because it's so easy for people to take advantage over you and not even know it.
    jessjess0625 jessjess0625 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2008

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    My Sister's A Butch And Financially Unstable.

    I hate my sister for the longest time. Since i was 4yrs old she kept teasing me about my adoption. I hated her and i don't want to believe it at first but then i learned to accept the reality. When i was growing up i knew very well about her gender preference. I have always...
    natybrown natybrown 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    annamaria83 annamaria83 18-21, F Jun 7, 2015

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    Out Inthe Street

    I moved into a house with a friends Mom to help her with the bills and care for her. She died of stage 4 Cancer a little over a month ago. At the time I was told they would be sure I would get the house as I was promised by the Mom but she left no will. A week later I was told...
    sandraroberts556 sandraroberts556 56-60 Jan 9, 2013

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    Why do I always have to be the adult?

    I'm 17, I shouldn't have to be responsible for everything.
    Dacer13 Dacer13 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    So basically (picture).

    ....yh the sex scene was an example but the real issue is I can't go out unless she's met the people I'm with like people from school, or she has their number address and parents number . Honestly I don't mind giving her those details but if I knew them but I'm not going to...
    girlasasierenamaybe girlasasierenamaybe 16-17, F Aug 8, 2015

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    It's Always Only Me

    It's not my friends that do it. It's just the family. Always. It's ways methat does the dishes, ways me that watches my kid brother when I'm not at school, always me to take out the trash when my older brother refuses. Even in the middle of studying and doing my homework, my...
    ScottyBear ScottyBear 13-15, F Dec 7, 2010

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    Me,myself And I

    and the three of us dont get along
    seadragon59 seadragon59 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 28, 2011

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    Sick Of It

    I am used by everyone around me. My friends constantly take advantage of me. I make new friends and my cousin who originally hated these girls now is bestfriends with them. I'm the odd man out and am constantly left out. They call me while I'm away this past weeken...
    erggg erggg 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2009

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    How Do I Stop Being Used??

    Erggs story sounds very similar to mine. I introduce people to each other and then they dont invite me. I mean its great when my friends get along but when they push me aside its not right. I mean it happens over and over again. and also they only used me when they need...
    ciara66 ciara66 26-30 4 Responses Jul 18, 2010

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    In the 8 years I've been married I've bent over

    backwards for my wife and step daughter. They've used me up financially and emotionally. I can't say how I feel and I'm to the point that if things don't start improving I'm either going to have a stroke or heart attack, or something worse... Why do nice guys get used and run...
    OldFartDad OldFartDad 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    I'm Done

    No more being the scapegoat or even the person they decide they can count on whenever they need help. Whenever I need them, I'm on hold or on the back burner. That's fine. I don't need them to help me or take care of me. It's just nice to when I don't have to shoulder the burden...
    itworkedintheory itworkedintheory 31-35 1 Response May 23, 2012

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    I work about 48-60 hours a week.

    I do the books, plan the projects, do construction and "fire fight" for my family. I am paid less than the maid. My sister who doesn't even live here anymore is given more money than me and they bought her a car and put a down payment on her house. I'm exploited. It's...
    bromah bromah 36-40, M Dec 7, 2014

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    They Wont Go When I Go By Stevie Wonder

    "They Won't Go When I Go" No more lying friendsWanting tragic endsThough they do pretendThey won't go when I goAll those bleeding heartsWith sorrows to impartWere right here from the startAnd they won't go when I goAnd I'll go where I've longedTo go so longAway from tearsGone...
    Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987 22-25, M Mar 6, 2012

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    The Confused And Complicated Road Less Traveled

    I have always been a self-sufficient person. Even when I was at the age of being taken care of, my mind wandered into fantasies of personal independence and the knowledge that I could control and create the road I would take in life. Well, to make a long story short, after...
    hollowgreen11 hollowgreen11 22-25 Jul 29, 2011

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    Tired

    I am tired of being the "smart" one. I'm tired of not being "technically challenged". I'm tired of my family and friends always coming to me for advice, but never listening to what I have to say. Computer stops working...call John. Cell phone won't work right....call John. Need...
    jlitzenb jlitzenb 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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    I Feel It's My Fault

    this always happens to me. my family only calls when they want something from me, but when it comes to parties and other gatherings they leave me out. the same happend with the friends i grew up with. they only called me when they had no other choice. only when they wanted...
    veronica4ever veronica4ever 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2011

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    I could have never imagined the nightmare that my husbands first wife and grown adult children have become. I have been married to him for just over 2 years and everything seems to...
    heavyheart1 heavyheart1 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I need some advice.. or patience or something. So, if you read my other stories, you'll see everything I'm dealing with. But in short, my bf and his ex share a mutual agreement...
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    The biggest liar I've ever met was actually my previous boyfriend. The funny thing about it is that he would always go on and on and on about how he hated liars and being lied to...
    BexBaby84 BexBaby84 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    So at an event for my SD's school my SD decides to say I did something wrong. Mind you, I did nothing wrong, she just had a problem with the way I set up a station at the event...
    snel333 snel333 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    i hate being used i am tired of hiding. i hate it when people lie to you to gain something. why do people including people i have met less than a week want something from me...
    SubaruDoo44 SubaruDoo44 31-35, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I dont want to do that. I dont care what all the other ones do. I dont feel comfortable. I have a hard time saying no because I dont want to hurt feelings or lose friendship and...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I don't hate them I dislike them most of the time. So I been married for 10months I know still newlyweds, and we have been staying with his whole family in a New York apartment it...
    confusedasia confusedasia 22-25, F Feb 4

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    I don't understand why people feel that you have to love their children. I feel as though he should be content with the fact that I accept that he has a daughter. The fact that I...
    Jaymarie1008 Jaymarie1008 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 4

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    I love being alone in my own room but I hate I when no one texts me back and the thoughts get to me and then I start getting scared and try to silence the voices or I just blow up...
    XDeadxNxAliveX XDeadxNxAliveX 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    2012 single 2013 single 2014 singel 2015 single 2016 still single I dont actually mind it but it would be nice to have someone to share life with and i hate living with my family
    Collegegirl23 Collegegirl23 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I'm not officially a step-mom yet and before anyone tells me that I shouldn't marry this man...I am going to someday. But...I cannot stand his children. His son, in particular...
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    what upsets me is some people lie then they admit they lied then they say they hate being lied to. what is that called?
    myame1 myame1 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 1

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    The fake people never bother to read about you, and lairs just don't care. I have added lines to let people know who I am and that I am really seeking and trying to find my long...
    manofintegrity manofintegrity 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    There are people who may judge me without even having spoken to me once and there are people who are/were my closest "friends" who judge me too. But in the end, they're not the...
    10786y 10786y 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1

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