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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 7 hrs ago

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    EllieAmazing EllieAmazing 18-21, F 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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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 10 hrs ago

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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 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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    dokotarose dokotarose 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    "I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all" Don't u think that excessive feel of pain will eventually lead to feeling nothing at all?
    zeinahalawa zeinahalawa 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    i have more friends that are girls than guys because i am one lol
    vinnyvinyal vinnyvinyal 18-21, F Apr 7

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    This is how I live my life. Constantly struggling with my self image and it doesn't help that they only people who have said otherwise are family, whose opinion of you cant matter...
    SophisticatedPsychopath SophisticatedPsychopath 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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 Mar 31

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    Stupid meds. Evil pill makers. Loco doctors. Disgusting jerks.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Life's hard when I'm away from the one I love because of school life abroad, I made someone I love upset and even cried without even noticed that, I know it's hard since we have...
    Mizter18k Mizter18k 22-25, M 15 hrs ago

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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...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I don't necessarily mind, but I think that people see me less of a man than if I had more guy friends.
    mattymarsbear mattymarsbear 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Because once it goes away you feel relief. You feel great, it makes your remember you're still breathing. There is nothing worse than having no emotions. Living each day like it's...
    theBulletproofGal theBulletproofGal 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I feel more mature than most people my age. I don't mind though. It makes it easy to talk to adults, which comes in handy.
    CockyLP CockyLP 16-17, M Apr 12

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    My friend and I were young. Barely teenagers. She ran out into the road, because everything looked clear. Thank god, I grabbed her hand in time to pull her back from a little red...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F Mar 31

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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 Mar 30

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    Feeling heartbroken is the most pain I've felt emotionally in ages. I never feel. I'm rather enjoying it. My latest physical pain was my gallbladder surgery. But this tops that. I...
    OneStonedGirl OneStonedGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I have one and one only sibling, my younger sister. She is what I always call Miss Perfect in my mind. I never said it out loud because that will be very rude. Even though I call...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F Apr 6

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    Quite frequently..... The moment of total surprise when someone finds out the age of my daughters.
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Many people have said that I look 18-19. A boy going to college or just started doing job. I am 27. Sometimes it not a good think for boys. Lol. Further , I laugh a lot and...
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I just want to feel pain; whether physical or emotional I just want to feel it. Not all the time of course. I am a happy person and when things go so wrong that it...
    DaffodilDeary95 DaffodilDeary95 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago