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I Hate Broken Promises

Don't make a promise you KNOW you can't keep! 1,007 People

    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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    ....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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    People still saying their promises.

    But they can't really do it. They just making other feels like they are not trust worthy.
    Althea12 Althea12 13-15, F Oct 20

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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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    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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    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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    I love you but I hate the countless broken

    promises that you gave me. You promised me countless times but all of it is a promise in the dark so don't promise me
    mxnzyy mxnzyy 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26

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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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    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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    frankie2114 frankie2114 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Uh really hate them. Love him

    but hate the broken promises. "I'm gonna call the doctor, I'm gonna clean the room, I'm going to fix the door I promise" still none of it is done. I can handle those small things from my bf. but from the ones from my family it gets me so angry! " I'm gonna get help, I'm going to...
    msmendiola122 msmendiola122 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 31

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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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    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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    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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    I don't care how big

    or small it is. If you promised it, keep it. The fact that you break it makes me feel like I'm not worth it. Atleast if you can't fulfill it, tell me so that I don't keep waiting on nothing. It hurts when you break your promises. It kills me when you do it over and over again...
    nicoleACA nicoleACA 22-25, F Sep 6

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 make ******* promises

    that you can't keep. It's that simple, and still some people just don't get it. What means nothing to you, means the world to someone else.
    Neshaxo Neshaxo 16-17, F Aug 28

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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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    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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    When a person promises to me

    and brakes it i start by braking then face and making them eat there own god damned babies!!!
    Wolf267 Wolf267 13-15, M Oct 4

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    I'm tired of the lies,

    why make them when you already know from the start you don't mean it.
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 18

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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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    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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    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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    someone asked me to describe home

    and I also said your name but I stayed quiet instead, people expect you to say a damn place but I felt more home in your two arms than I ever in my own home. I remember when you meant nothing to me I wasn't aware of your existence but now your the reason I have these awful bags...
    neckd33p neckd33p 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 30

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ahh. Broken promises.

    Go figure. Anything anyone tells me on here is fake. Can someone just be real and honest?
    TakeMeAway15 TakeMeAway15 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 2

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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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    A while ago I posted a scathing story about my step-daughter in this group lol. Believe it or not, I've had a change of heart. I don't LOVE my step-daughter but my sons, her...
    bumblebeez bumblebeez 26-30 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I don't see why people do this,..... say one thing then do another. I hate people who make promises but can never keep them. is anyone a man/woman of their word.? I hate being...
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