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I Hate Broken Promises

Don't make a promise you KNOW you can't keep! 887 People

    Why do you keep making promises of a better

    life giving me hope when you know it's a lie. Why do you keep promising me that you'd get better when each day you get even worse. I don't understand
    ConfusedxAwkward ConfusedxAwkward 13-15, F Feb 7

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    Umm

    Ok I can understand if their is a true reason you have to break a promise then break it. I cant stand people that just told wanna tell you the truth.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F Feb 29, 2008

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    Broken Promises

     I hear your best intentions, to the point of getting bored, when you make such promises, it leaves your game unscored. It’s better not to mention it, then give me a surprise, when I heard your excuses, they sounded more like lies. If you have...
    emmasharn emmasharn 31-35, F 1 Response May 16, 2009

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    Just A Random Word.

    My parents promise me all kinds of things all the time. They break most all of them. It's like promise doesn't mean anything and it's just a ramdom words. I know I shouldn't get to upset, because in truth I have broken a lot of promises, and I also understand why my parents...
    Littledove Littledove 18-21, F Sep 25, 2010

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    My Pet Hate

    This is probably the only thing that I can honestly say I really hate. There's nothing worse than people making promises then breaking them, I think once ya make a promise you should have to keep it. Unless you've a really good reason of course!
    NiRiada NiRiada 22-25, F Mar 18, 2008

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    You Told Me

    You told me you love me, you told me I was your friend. You told me you wanted to honor my name. You told me when you wrote a book, I'd be the first to get it. You told me when you moved, you'd find me a friend. You told me so much, but it's all gone. You liar. You cheat. Why did...
    Emolia Emolia 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2012

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    A Promise Is a Promise.

    It doesn't matter if a promise is big or small,a promise is a promise and once a promise is made it's to be kept.If I'm asked to make a promise that may be trouble for me down the road or almost impossible instead of saying "I promise",I promise to do my best to...
    hillbillydaddy hillbillydaddy 36-40, M Dec 9, 2007

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    Hard To Forget

    After reconnecting with my first love, my biggest fear was that it would all end, and he wouldn't tell me. He told me numerous times I would never do that to you. I'm not that kind of guy. I wanted so much to trust and believe him. I understand that he didn't want to lose his...
    dare2love dare2love 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    Everybody's Breaking Promises..

    I'm pretty sure that everyone has broken at least one promise in their life. At least as a child. No matter if it was on purpose or not. Some promises are simply broken. But I really hate it if "big" promises are broken. Promises that really affect your life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 16, 2008

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    My Husband...

    He always breaks promises to me. "Sweetheart, I promise I will have the bathroom finished before the baby comes." The baby is a year old. "Sweetheart, I won't drink anymore.." Yep, got fired from his last job for drinking on the job and driving a company...
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid 26-30, F Jun 9, 2008

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    Everyone Should Follow Through

     The minister said it was until death we do part so how come you left?  Am I going to die?
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M Oct 3, 2008

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    You promised me things I only ever dreamed

    about. I thought this was my time, my story, my happy ending. I'm getting tired of picking up the pieces and starting over again.
    JJgracie JJgracie 26-30, F Mar 12

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    You Lied

    You told me i would be happy. You Lied. You Told me things would be better. You Lied. You told me that he would be nicer.. You still lied. You broke your promises and you don't care. You said i was nothing. but still the truth is: You Lied. If i Said you were nothing, That truth...
    SadAliceSaid13 SadAliceSaid13 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    Your Word Is Your Bond

    A promise is a lot more important than many people realize. When you promise something, that becomes your priority. It becomes something you have to put every ounce of your will into fulfilling. Its importance comes from the fact that when you make a promise, you're making a pact...
    BobbySon BobbySon 18-21, M Jul 8, 2013

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    Just Don't Make It

    I'm not one to simply trust people so if I'm going to take the time to open myself up to you please do not betray what very little ability to trust that I have left. I don't expect anything from anyone until they utter the words "I promise" even then it depends on how...
    HanaNoMizu HanaNoMizu 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2008

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    Stick 2 Your Promises

    I HATE broken promises.  Especially when they are to children.  A small child believes anything you say and when a adult person promises something to a child you better come through.  I hate looking at the saddness in my son's eyes everytime his father makes a...
    TheIdeaOfMe TheIdeaOfMe 31-35, F 1 Response May 31, 2008

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    Broken Promises

    Promises and empty words are the worst. Only responsible people are able to keep their word. When we break promises a person who trusted us feels really disappointed . This situation can even destroy our frendship / relationship. WE SHOULD THINK BEFORE WE PROMISE .. !!! Broken...
    meganza meganza 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 15, 2012

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    The Worst Type Of It All...

    It was I, who broke a promise. There's nothing worse than feeling this way, feeling this guilt and disappointment towards oneself. "I just want to be in your life. I will not be like the others who misunderstood you, leaving you behind without taking time to know you better. I...
    trappedinwonderland trappedinwonderland 18-21, F May 13, 2012

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    First One He Said

    He hasn't broken it.  Actually, it hasn't even gotten to the point where it can really be seen whether or not he keeps this FIRST ever promise where he actually said, "I promise."  He's in LA right now for work, has been there for about a week and will be back...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    Personally

    I take my promises very seriously. I will do everything in my power to keep them. I just wish everyone else did.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 1, 2008

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    I Don't Believe In Promises Anymore.

    The word "promise" has too much hope attached to it and I've had too many broken promises in my life to know that it best not to make them.   Instead, when someone tells me they "promise" me something, I tell them not to promise, instead tell me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 28, 2007

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    Why do you keep making promises of a better

    life giving me hope when you know it's a lie. Why do you keep promising me that you'd get better when each day you get even worse. I don't understand
    ConfusedxAwkward ConfusedxAwkward 13-15, F Feb 7

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    Don't make promises that you can't keep.

    .. My dad broke his promises all the time. That is why i make sure that when i make a promise, i make sure that i keep it.
    blahhooplah blahhooplah 18-21, F Mar 12

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    I Suppose It Makes Me Old Fashioned...

    ... But I think a person is only as good as their word. I know that things happen, stuff comes up. But when you say you'll do something, do it. When you say you'll be somewhere, be there. I don't think this is complicated at all. I was married to a man that would...
    justarandomsomebody justarandomsomebody 26-30, F Feb 23, 2013

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    Promises No Longer Mean Anything In My Family

    I want to keep this as short as possible. Pretty much through the raising of my kids their were too many promises made and they were made like it was second nature. My grown son was just talking to me about how his dad used to make promises all the time and how I would say please...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    Please don't promise me another forever.

    . my heart has enough stitches .. another promise would only stab my wounds, open up my existing scars..
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F Jul 11

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    Broken Promise!

    The stars were once my friend; until you used it against me... You made a vow on them... and shattered it all so quickly... Where once I saw a dream come true You changed it all to an endless blue You promised we would always be Promises made not to keep... You broke...
    LadySoulist LadySoulist 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 25, 2007

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    Don't Do It

    it is easy if you can't keep your promises don't make the promise in the first place. This is a easy thing to do. Your word is your bond, and you are only as good as word , if you can't keep your word simple you aren't worth anything. I can't stand it when someone especially...
    lingerieme lingerieme 51-55, M Nov 30, 2011

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    Trust

    More than I hate broken promises, I hate broken trust. When they're about important things, promises mean so much! I recently told my friend about EP, because I felt so exhilerated to have such a safe haven and because she asked why I was spending so much time online lately (even...
    Unclaimed2 Unclaimed2 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2012

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    When This Happens...

    More than broken promises, I hate promises that are made that the person making them KNOWS they cannot come through on. Sometimes there are unforeseen circumstances and things cannot be helped. Know what you can promise before you tell me something you don't know or you think you...
    submissiveheart submissiveheart 26-30, F Aug 22, 2011

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    I Wish People Wouldn't Make Promises They Can't Keep

    Now and then is understandable, but it seems like everyone that makes me a promise can't keep it. I don't make many promises becuase if I know I can't keep it or I'm unsure I usually stay on the side of caution and don't make any gurentees. I hate it when people do make promises...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2007

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    Gosh! I Hate Broken Promises...

    promises were so exciting... but the dull part is that when you really expect that a promise would happen then suddenly you would know that there is no chance it would be done... gosh...i hate it... a broken promises... many times i've been fool of always forgiving him, but now...
    talyn talyn 18-21, F Nov 20, 2011

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    Fantasy Vs. Reality

    I wish, I want, I don't like, why me .... This is my life and I'm sure of many people out there , I am was going through a crisis and every hotline every counselor everyone you can think of to call for advice didn't help me , they referred me , they didn't pick up, they told me...
    Ix6o Ix6o 26-30 Sep 12, 2013

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    Yet I Do It All The Time...

    i promise i wont cut myself again, and i do. i promise i wont try to kill myself, and i do. i promise ill be here when he gets back... that one isnt broken. yet.
    ticanaru ticanaru 13-15, F Aug 7, 2012

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    My Ex Promised Me So Many Things &Amp; They Were All Lies. Heartbroken...

    So to give you guys a little background story into our relationship, I knew my ex all through my adolescent years and we were always very good friends and hung out in the same circles. When we were 18 years old, we started dating. He struggled with addiction problems in the...
    pugs390 pugs390 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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    Boyfriend Broke His Promise

    My boyfriend promise me that he wouldn't leave me here in Duson, La. and he is leavening for Texas. I don't know what to do. I have to finish school before I can move with him. I'm heart broken and don't know what to do any more. He is the love of my life. We've been through hell...
    vsoileau vsoileau 18-21, F Aug 13, 2013

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    Promises

    Broken promises are just lies with pretty bows wrapped arond them.its not ony the lies and broken promises that hurt.its knowing i was no worthy enough to be respected and told the truth and to be remembered.so sick of friendships being one sided :(
    freeangel freeangel 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 9, 2010

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    ....but This Is Life

    No one is ever honest with me. Most people just talk down like I'm stupid. Sorry I wasn't born with a penis. Women don't deserve honesty, in any fashion. We don't even get paid equally. Why should anyone tell us the truth? No one wants to know what we think. I wish I was given a...
    wtfimik wtfimik 26-30, F Oct 1, 2012

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    Retraining My Husband to Stop Making Promises He Can't Keep.

    Growing up, I never realized that there are people out in the world that will promise you anything and deliver nothing. If my parents told me the would do something, they did it. Plain and simple. It there was even a slim possibility that they could not do whatever I was asking...
    prettyisasprettydoes prettyisasprettydoes 31-35 Jun 25, 2008

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    Hurts...

    If you say you'll do something, then do it. If there's even a slight chance it might not happen, don't promise me it'll happen. If you think you MIGHT be able to do it, say you MIGHT be able to do it. Don't promise me it'll be done if you might not be able to do it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 21, 2008

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    i can not believe you told people i can not

    believe you was say things about me things that i have told you about things that no one knows and you think it is ok to tell people wtf why
    lissy1456 lissy1456 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Just Don't

    Okay. It makes everything sooo much more easier, when you don't.If you're gonna break it in the first place, don't make one in the first place!! It goes hand in hand!!Promises me an abundance to me.For me, that is trading a fragment of me for you to carry.And then when you...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F Jun 28, 2011

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    What I Realized After

    One thing that I have learned from my first break up is that promises are actually useless. Think about it, not trying to be too negative, but things change overtime. People get older, thoughts change, hormones change, circumstances around you change, etc. So what we say today...
    LonelyGirl1230 LonelyGirl1230 22-25, F Mar 26, 2013

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    Time And Time Again

    It seems like every time someone uses the "P" word towards me it is a straight up lie. I can't count the times someone has promised me something and turned right around and broke the promise. Dishonesty is bad enough but when you let someone down like that it can be painful...
    baltazar816 baltazar816 31-35, M 5 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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    Don't Make a Promise If You Don't Intend On Keeping It.

    Promises mean the world to me.  When someone makes a promise, I expect them to keep it. I don't understand it...  Do people really have THAT much trouble keeping a promise?
    oliveoil2007 oliveoil2007 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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    I Don't Know How To Get Him To Understand

    He says that I wan't him to deal with my faults. He doesn't deal with anything. He ran off and cheated on me multiple times. But claims he is dealing with me. I am the one dealing. I am the one who gets left alone so he can go and "clear his head" and go to the bar. He doesn't...
    SoAloneNext2You SoAloneNext2You 31-35, F 1 Response May 22, 2012

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    Exist

    Everyone I've ever known has broken a promise, no matter how big or small. All that has done to me is lower my trust level in people and that's soon to be non existent.
    Arual Arual 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2007

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    Only One Thing I Hate More!

      I hate it when I made a promise that I couldn’t or didn't keep.  
    kinkitty kinkitty 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 19, 2008

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    Why Do I Always Fall For It.

    I need a constant reminder, anytime someone makes me a promise, NOT to listen.  About a month ago, I was on the phone with someone who was riding me about what I want for Christmas.  I finally found something and they told me they would wire the money to my...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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