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

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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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    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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    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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    My 'dad'

    Well firstly, he isn't my biological dad. I'm adopted and have been ever since I was a baby. Secondly, I hate him and he hates me. He abuses me physically and verbally. Mainly he just makes me feel like nothing, I always say to myself that the next time he does it I will stay...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2011

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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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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Nov 16, 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...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 1 Response Dec 16, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I recently have met someone that is pretty amazing. It's like we automatically clicked from the start. I feel very lucky and fortunate to have found someone with such similar taste...
    ibtwiny619 ibtwiny619 22-25, F Mar 20

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    There was a time I felt nothing..just an empty shell,Ha many times....Pain can be a great motivator to show me what I DONT want.If I feel nothing than nothing changes,nothing...
    livinkarma livinkarma 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 9

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    Yeah, I feel this way a lot. Especially since my friends at school are straight A students.
    xMina97x xMina97x 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I always feel like I'm not good enough. Not smart enough, so I won't even try to get good grades. Not pretty enough to try to get a boyfriend.
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    My recovery is tough. I get down on myself alot. I see others doing what i want to do. I want to be the guy that all the women like. I really miss attention from somebody. I feel...
    ninerzoon ninerzoon 36-40, M Apr 8

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    To ache for them but knowing you can't ever mention how you feel. Suspecting they feel the same but being stuck to someone you don't love anymore. Looking for them every...
    Valtielislord Valtielislord 18-21, M Apr 3

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    I was standing in the kitchen. Someone found something I REALLY dont like today. One of dads friends. Some girl is here to make dinner and take Jake to lacrosse. She's making...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 10

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    I can't count the people I've watched die. No, I'm not a murderer. I am a registered nurse who cared for sick people and many dying in hospitals. Most of the people were elderly or...
    SanitySister SanitySister 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    I saw my best friend take suicide in front of me. He was 16 and handsome. Suicide doesn't kill someone, its sadness. Being judged Feeling like you have no one Suicide is being...
    ILYBlackVeilBrides ILYBlackVeilBrides 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I've done it many times when I can't sleep. And when I can't sleep it means I think so many things. So many things about the future, the present, my mistakes. And then, I just cry...
    Kitzami Kitzami 13-15, M Mar 21

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    It was the 25th of August, the night of my sisters birthday, when we got the call that my little cousin Jr. (2 yrs old) was rushed to the hospital and was probably not going to...
    Maiden95 Maiden95 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I had a friend once. Her name was Denise. She was so beautiful. She got kicked out of our school last year because of an issue. She transfered to a good school, and she was happy...
    defi4nce defi4nce 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I look around at others of my age and I shuuder - I am not like them and I am happy in myself, confident, fit and well, and never want to lose this spark for life and living I...
    anthonyd924 anthonyd924 56-60, M Mar 22

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    I lost my best friend who I was like in love with back in 2010 to a drunk driver. To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever. You don’t get over it because ‘it...
    krorenae krorenae 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Ya I've killed....with my good looks!!! Ooo seriously why do they have this category if someone really did kill someone wouldn't they be in jail or if it was they line of duty like...
    kendralyn kendralyn 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    But it's not supposed to hurt. Dissonance between the person I loved in my head and the real person who made me feel like I meant nothing at all. The end.
    SmashedUpSanity SmashedUpSanity 26-30, F Apr 1

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    This is hard because I never really was able to talk about it til now. In 2011 I received a phone call on the 4th of July. A mom who was outraged with me had thought her son ran...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 6

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    That person is no longer a part of my life, but I hesitate to add "unfortunately." I feel as though I was blessed to know that person even if only temporarily. Some people are like...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ Apr 9

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    I've gotten called names many times before but this one time a girl at school just came up to me and called me a sl*t and I have her that look saying 'look who's calling who a sl*t...
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F Apr 11

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    First watching someone take that last breath was on the interstate after crash. I've seen dead solders in Iraq they were dead a few minutes by the time I got there.
    Readytorun567 Readytorun567 26-30, M Mar 21

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    In Holland you used to have to be 16 to buy cigarets and alcohol. In England is about the same. Now let's say for argument sake they upped the age limit to 18 just to make sure. It...
    IronQueen666 IronQueen666 31-35, F Mar 23

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    And I am going to do it again tonight.. Letting it all out.. Hopefully I'll have a good night sleep.. then feel better by morning 😉
    TearfulNights22 TearfulNights22 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    I have not posted on here in two weeks. Because of the last two weeks I've lost someone else that I love. I cannot believe how bad 2014 is. Every month brings a new death. I've...
    Shmily68 Shmily68 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Every year my church does a 30 hour famine. I have done 5 30HFs in my life and I look forward to more. I save lives from hunger and that's a big deal. Every 7 ppl die from hunger...
    XFallinAngelX XFallinAngelX 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    But I have ruined countless others.
    weskeralbert weskeralbert 22-25, M Mar 25

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    I don't know why but the word disintegrate makes me laugh 😳...
    MixedLesbian MixedLesbian 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    This is something that I have done and will do again many a time. I am not proud of doing this, but every time I've done it, it fills me with pleasure, releasing all my anger in a...
    tatersgonnatate tatersgonnatate 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    I was in 6th grade at the time and me and this other girl were in lunch detention. As we sat there I saw she was covering her wrist with tape so I asked her not know what it...
    XFallinAngelX XFallinAngelX 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I feel our life or life itself is a whole crucifixion this is why we suffer so much.
    mrloyalone mrloyalone 22-25, M Mar 30

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    Me and my girlfriend have been home naturists for about 5 years and have started going to holiday places where we can be naked outdoors. Before I told anyone, I really thought that...
    BarefootNorthWest BarefootNorthWest 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I have trouble expressing myself. I have trouble thinking of putting my feelings and thoughts into words and sentences and it's been a huge drag on my confidence. I feel like I can...
    asian327 asian327 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Yeye so I'm walking out the school with my HIGH SCHOOL options booklet on what subjects I'd like to study for the next 2yrs, and my mates brother goes to me 'awww hiya little girl...
    MixedLesbian MixedLesbian 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    for as long as I can remember I have had trouble expressing my feelings face to face with people for fear of disappointment or anger. Anyone else?
    anonymous534 anonymous534 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I have tonsillitis ******* great
    thefallenstar thefallenstar 13-15, F Apr 10

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    I am never happy with the way I look. I always change something.. Like my hair and ****. I always get compliments about how good looking I am but it just isn't enough for me. I don...
    iamgod1 iamgod1 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    That other picture I posted was old. This is me today.
    underageloner underageloner 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Perhaps the most confusing thing in my life is that I'm expected to act like an adult, but I'm still treated like a child.
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Most of my friends and family know and even a select few coworkers. Most are accepting and curious.
    Widgeon287 Widgeon287 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 21

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