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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 1 Response Sep 27, 2014

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    EllieAmazing EllieAmazing 18-21, F Sep 27, 2014

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    I think everyone has in there life.

    Because I know I have and still there. I want to feel like it but it has been hard for me to come out of it
    mislopez83 mislopez83 31-35, F Apr 26

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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'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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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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 18-21, F Sep 27, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    imveryboring imveryboring 13-15, 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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    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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    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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    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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    My mom is the only one

    that can actually turn a yes to a no a no to a yes I swear ! I told her my plans on going back to college and going into the sonography program all she said was why it's to expensive u never finish what u start go be a cosmetologist wow just hearing those words come out like...
    Eamydiaz Eamydiaz 18-21, F May 7

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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 allow it...a punishment perhaps

    for the wrongs I have done, to them, and others......Their harsh words cut to your ears like a painful pitch, flows through you like being electrocuted, your heart aches so bad feels like it is going to stop, the hatred in the yes are so piercing...those raging thoughts in your...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Apr 25

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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 finally got asked if I was 21 today xD best day ever. People usually think I'm in junior high but I graduated high school. Lmao
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    I went to a barbecue this wknd and people were constantly telling me I look so young & could pass as a sister to my daughter. I don't mean to brag but it sure makes a person feel...
    OutDoorForever OutDoorForever 41-45, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Actually, with all of my smoking exploits, this is the one thing I have never, ever done. In my life. So, now it is a mission. Not only will I do it, they will be a inhaling and...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    pain is the only feeling I have or at least that's how it feels I hate having to live like what they say does not hurt me
    anshaw anshaw 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Lost someone I loved a lot two weeks ago and it sucks.
    kshine27 kshine27 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I know I'm a bad person and it's really difficult for me to care about anyone. I bring pain to others and after wish the pain I brought to them would come to me so I'm not always...
    CrownedSoul CrownedSoul 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I crave pain. I know it sounds weird but it makes me feel alive. I use to cut but don’t like hurting myself. Sometimes I wish someone else would hurt me. I know I...
    meneme2050 meneme2050 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Well this is not aimed at one specific person, but the people on MeToo are incredible. Everyone has their own story, question and experience. I have learnt a lot from different...
    F1KAY F1KAY 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    September 22, 2013 I was really happy when Lady Gaga put out Applause in August. But in September my grandma was hospitalized. Her body was negatively reacting to a medication was...
    TheDopeAura TheDopeAura 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    ok I ****** up but I can't lose this girl
    josephpiper josephpiper 18-21 6 days ago

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    please help I feel like a dumb *** I am afraid that I lost someone i care about this girl means the world to me I would do anything for this girl I would move heaven and earth for...
    josephpiper josephpiper 18-21 6 days ago

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    physically and emotionally
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Not sure why I waste my time with the bullshit anymore and stress myself out cause I can't be myself with certain people, er most people. There's so much I want to do health...
    sweetiebomb sweetiebomb 22-25 a week ago

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    So Sunday I was going to tell my GF that I am a cross dresser when she came home from her trip home. When we got home from the airport she sat down I fix her a glass of wine and...
    Kamryn83 Kamryn83 31-35, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    it's very odd. when I was 13 I looked older and was offered beer at cici's pizza until my mother told them they were offering a beer to a minor, Lol. Now that I am 27 years old I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses a week ago

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    yup I have trouble falling asleep. It takes more than half an hour to fall asleep and when I fall asleep I normally wake up hours after and find it difficult to fall asleep...
    insanecrazyweird insanecrazyweird 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I am 41 and I have been told i look much youger looking like 28 29. Maybe its the Gym or Bicycling or Bud Light and Cigerettes? Who knows.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    lately i have been down a bit hate the middle of summer and i hate my Bday oh well i'll be back to all awesome...
    noshamenoblame noshamenoblame 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 19

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