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I Have Allowed Someone to Make Me Feel Less Than I Am

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    Shame On Me

    Having a beautiful lunch on the patio, under an umbrella, he sat smiling, looking at pictures I had brought.   He listened, laughed and interjected making me the happiest I had been in years.  His large, callused hand would occasionally touch mine, squeezing just to let me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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    My So Called Best Friend

    I used to call her my best friend, no idea why as she has always made me feel like I am not good enough. She did it to me in high school and I confonted her about it and it was all ok for a while. It was all ok until we starting going out to the clubs and we did a house share...
    Tigerlilly25 Tigerlilly25 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2011

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    I am so afraid to be with someone

    who treats me how they should. I appreciate it but I think I should expect it.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Sep 28

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    Insecurities, low self esteem

    and major body image issues led me to treated like crap because at the time I just felt so desperate to feel something from someone that I let them walk all over me.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 27

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    And I would never do it again

    now that I have control over my life. I let my dad treat me like cramp because I was scared he would hit me. I finally stood up to him, and got hit way more than I expected) but I'm glad I did. It's been 10 years since he moved out, and 9 since he got out of jail.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F Sep 28

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    Just last year, I didn't make great choices.

    I hung out with people who teased me online, called me code names that meant sexual things, and generally made me feel bad. I guess I thought it was normal. Now, looking back, I think, "What was I doing back then?"
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    My Mother Beat Me And Told Me I Was Stupid

    I can rember befor i started school when i wa about 5 years old my mother thought she would  teach me how to wirte i rember it like it was yesterday her yelling at me i picked up the pencle and tryed to write my name i did even know the ABC'S i picked up the pencil with my...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F Nov 15, 2011

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    I Have Been Allowing...

    I'm confused every day. I don't know which way is the best to go..should I keep having him in my life and feel happy for a while and exhausted later? Is it worth it? I don't know... I may enlighten some day in the future.. My self-esteem is like a rollercoaster while being with...
    kanyakatoon kanyakatoon 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 21, 2011

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    It Took Me Years...

    ...to realize that the nasty-mouthed wise-as*es putting me down were doing so because they were inferior and they were putting me down as the only way to come up to my level. It took a lot of respected folks telling me this to finally get my self-esteem out of the dumps that my...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2011

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    Just because I'm happy

    that I can look back at my past and smile knowing I didn't let that pain consume me, doesn't mean it isn't one of the most painful things I've ever had to deal with. The situation isn't pretty, it isn't fair, but it's happening regardless and such is life. This doesn't change...
    StunningPhoenix StunningPhoenix 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    All My Life

    All my life put downs were all I knew i even picked a few men that did the same toxic put downs to me they knew the right words to make me feel so less than they made me feel i desirved to be put down and walked on like a door mat. i started going to threarpy and now i know...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2011

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    Many People Have

    Consider how gender definitions confine our parents to try and raise us a certain way, then you understand. As for me; I was born a child with a magickal gift of imagination and an actual emotion I associated with magick, but I lived a life when I was hardly able to do what I...
    TheFarmerAsACorpse TheFarmerAsACorpse 18-21 Dec 16, 2012

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    And it was all my own fault

    because I didn't believe in myself. Now I look back and I'm like, wow, I seriously let that girl screw up my mind. Never let anybody tell you that you are not good enough, because they don't know you better than you know yourself. Only you can know if you are good enough.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F Sep 27

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    The Shadows

    Ive killed someone. Ive killed myself. I was happy once. Long time ago. Seems silly im only 15 and being 4 seems like yesterday. when i was 4 that was the last time i remember being happy. Once i was 5 life just seemed to go down hill. Why? bullies. Hate them, they walked all...
    KaelaLOVESAll KaelaLOVESAll 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2011

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    EllieAmazing EllieAmazing 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    After An Entire Year of Supporting This Person, Financially, Emotionally, and Way More Than Physically...

    it has put me into a depression unlike no other I have experienced.  One flower would have meant everything to me.  I pay for everything, I suck **** everyday I am allowed if not more, sex, oh please yes, meals, 3 squares a day.  I have been constantly left like...
    RedheadJolene RedheadJolene 41-45, F 10 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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    It happened all the time in school

    and the effects STILL haven't worn off.I no longer believe I can amount to anything and due to lack of confidence I always find myself "winging it".My logic has always been: If I couldn't stand up to a bunch of cowards in school,how can I stand up to anything or anyone else in...
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    A Fresh Start

    Well I have decided to regret nothing in my past, even though its littered with pain its shaped me into the person i am today, i am going to take care who i give my heart too,keep strong, and laugh in the face of anyone else who tries to pull me down, it truly cannot get any...
    soulsearchingforever soulsearchingforever 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    I did once. Now I don't worry about what

    people say about me behind my back. After all, it's none of my business. If it was they would say it to my face. Kind regards, CS
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 18

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    That's Pretty Much Everyone

    Ok...maybe not everyone.  But a good chunk of people none-the-less! Pretty much everyone I know tells me that I'm a great person and anyone would be lucky to have me as a friend.  Sometimes I have a hard time believing this...  Take my roommates as an example...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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    I've experienced both emotional

    and verbal abuse...you can never take your words back. Be careful with them...they do damage more than you know.
    sixstring77 sixstring77 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    Once upon a time. But then I saw how miserable

    I was. So I kicked them out of my life:)
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Sep 27

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    I Let Them Walk All Over Me.

     i really want them to be my friend so i let them walk on me so i can have their acceptance. thats why i have low self esteem issues, but no one understands anyway. 
    rainbowclouds rainbowclouds 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2009

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    This Happens To Me A Lot...

    I have low self esteem and am ashamed to say I allow people, especially certain people to make me feel less of a person. I have a co worker who goes very hot and cold. When she is in a good mood she makes me feel great as she is so complimentary and affectionate towards me but...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 1 Response May 18, 2011

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