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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 470 People

    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 18-21, F Sep 27, 2014

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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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    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 3 Responses Feb 21, 2011

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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 Sep 29, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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.
    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F Sep 28, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 Nov 25, 2014

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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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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    EllieAmazing EllieAmazing 18-21, F Sep 27, 2014

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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...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 Dec 16, 2012

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    As I go about my daily run its my relationship that is running through my mind, how did it degrade to what its become? How could I make things better? Do I want to try and save it...
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    After almost four years of grief, I was run down physically and emotionally. Responsibilities, circumstances, and work had taken a toll on me. Burnout numbs the stinging pain of...
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    I was at the swimming pool not too long ago, on a Friday. On Friday night, there is basically this big family swim thing. Anyway, I was with a friend, who had left me to go to the...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 10 hrs ago

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    I wish there was a time in my life k could definitively say I changed someone's life all for the better. I strive to make just small differences. Saving and hoping one day it comes...
    Thespistx Thespistx 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    The power of words became clear to me years back when I was met with a crisis. In my job, I was faced with many ambiguities. Worse, I was grieving then, and it seemed the people I...
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    It was one September morning, I was looking out the window at my husband, moving around mysteriously on the front lawn. "What are you doing?" I called to him. He looked up, smiling...
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    In 2012 a co-worker of mine had a heart attack and died during a shift. Myself and a few others were there. It was a matter of 20min from the time me and the others last spoke to...
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    I've always been "different", I knew the path god had in store for me was going to be different than the norm. Might have something to do with the fact that I'm an INFJ
    minuet1965 minuet1965 46-50, F Mar 8

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    Laughing is so contagious lifts ur spirits n ur glad when someone actually doesnt get the joke but laughs anyway cos i forget my punchlines n im awful at telling jokes i start...
    prettyflamingo prettyflamingo 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Back in 2012 during an attack on my base I was alone with just a buddy of mine when I heard 2 explosions one of which was so close shook the ground. We looked at eachother and...
    Tylersalt Tylersalt 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    "pain is your friend, it is your ally. Pain tells you have been seriously wounded, and you know what the best thing about pain is? It tells you you're not dead yet!" tokyo ghoul I...
    bluehappyness bluehappyness 18-21, M Mar 3

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    ok so i used to have this friend that i was really close to, i really cared about him and he was making bad dissensions, he was kinda suicidal ive been talking to him for a long...
    NoraCipriano NoraCipriano 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    fa male... do not know if pain is worth it. it just reminds me of how much i love him, but i thought i had no heart but now i know because im feeling tanta pain, very pain? what...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F Mar 10

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    Pain is a beautiful thing. It lets you know that you are still alive. That you still have a beating heart inside of you. Pain stops you from feeling numb. From feeling like nothing...
    LoveLeahG LoveLeahG 18-21, F Mar 18

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    he is the most amazing person i have ever met in my whole life. he kinda this magic trick that always makes me smile. plus he's very cute lol
    MrRadicals MrRadicals 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    When you go through two decades during which you experience nothing but pain every day, hour, minute, and second, you feel alive and strong, like you've endured an enormous ordeal...
    insidious2014 insidious2014 18-21, M a week ago

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    Today, as of March 28, I cannot stop thinking of her. It was just last Sunday, March 22, when I met her. Our first unexpected conversation, at the gym filled with hundreds of...
    Theboynextdoorx Theboynextdoorx 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I met someone a few days ago, I've been talking to her hell of a lot too. We met at work, hungout two times. We obviously like each other, but Id prefer to take it slow. Today she...
    GuuIsAwesome GuuIsAwesome 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 5

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