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

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    BeThinXsin BeThinXsin 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    Guess I'm probably a bit above the average age here, but I am now in my 40s and for the last ten years people have assumed I was significantly younger than my age. When I went to...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 28

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    Actually if my age is ever commented on which is not infrequent, I get told I look anything from 12-22. Early 20s is fine but not sure about 12! Maybe its cos I usually can't/dont...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It wasn't *that* bad really...nothing I haven't heard before and nothing that I don't acknowledge myself already. But...still kinda sucks. Tonight at work I was sitting at a desk...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F Oct 29

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    Life lessons are your growth. I have learned that one must accept their flaws in order to be accepted by others. To also take risks because the outcome could be worth it and no...
    Tattooheartxd Tattooheartxd 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My girl makes me feel so happy yet so sad. We've been going on 6 months daiting and I know I haven't been the greatest person. I've lied to her a couple times of small things so...
    slickchickeli slickchickeli 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    The most important till now, You should never do something if you don't want to, no matter how much someone wants you to do it, no matter how happy it makes them. Do it only if...
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    ' when you take things for granted, those things you're granted are taken ' I used to have a girl that truly loves me, care for me, faithful and appreciates me, but i never...
    ideallover ideallover 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    1. Dont send anyone naked pictures, no matter how good of an idea it seems at the time. 2. A good night's sleep can make a world of a difference. 3. Dont trust boys who dont love...
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Hi I'm PlasticRobot and you may know me from such experiences as, "I Hope 2013 Is Better Than 2012" and "I Hope 2014 Will Be a Great Year" Well Goshdarnit, I'm going to get off my...
    PlasticRobot PlasticRobot 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    That people care for themselves the most.They may gossip about you but forget when something important comes up in their lives.And it happens sooner than you think.The second thing...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    We found a blog.... no more of a letter in a blog it made us remember what it was like to be young an confused. From age 11 to 13 the segment known as Diana was our primary social...
    4in1 4in1 36-40 Nov 3

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    LOL!! this happens most of the time, especially when I meet someone for the first time. last time I was told I look 18 when I'm actually 23 xD
    DarkYamato DarkYamato 22-25, M Oct 28

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    LOL!! this happens most of the time, especially when I meet someone for the first time. last time I was told I look 18 when I'm actually 23 xD
    DarkYamato DarkYamato 22-25, M Oct 28

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    I'm in my late 20's but keep being mistaken for someone who's 18 ! Lol:)
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 29

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    I didn't have such intentions when I came to EP, but sometimes there's just no choice. More often than not the people here are great. But then there are the occasional trolls and...
    surfsway surfsway 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I seriously don't feel 16... I feel at least 25...
    Ericafaith Ericafaith 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    He was actually the love of my life and the man who I was going to marry. He passed away last year from early onset Parkinson's . We met and fell in love several years ago, before...
    emeraldangel emeraldangel 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have learned that it is what scares you the most that you must do in order to attain that which you most desire. And I've learned that only you can find the courage and strength...
    EmotionalNamaste EmotionalNamaste 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Sorry just deleting some people on my circle. I'd rather have few on my circle than have a long list but you never actually spoken to them.
    Lakee112812 Lakee112812 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    In recent years people have said I look younger than my 50+ years. However when I was younger it was always the opposite way as a teenager people thought I was up to 10 years older...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 28

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    Having freckles makes you look much younger.
    Steelcat38 Steelcat38 36-40, M Oct 28

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    I'm nearly 24 and I get asked for ID for cold medicine and stuff. I think the day that they stop asking is the day i'll feel really old :p
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I lost someone so dear to me. I was in London for two months getting a treatment for bipolar disorder. While there I met this wonderful guy, one of the most amazing person who has...
    RedLineEngineer RedLineEngineer 16-17, M Nov 1

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