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I Let Myself Be Taken Advantage of

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    How To Say No

    I have had people.....friends and family use me because of my generosity in the past. But when I asked for help they weren't as willing to help.  I find it hard to say no especially when I have and someone else does not.  I think more than likely it is because I have gone...
    missamberlawrence missamberlawrence 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2012

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    Sometimes

    sometimes i let people "take advantage of me" so i can properly assess who is a true friend and who is a user... i've weeded out all but 4 (and one of them is actually my husband)... i believe you can't find out who's true unless you risk and sacrifice and if...
    MERCIPOURLEVENIN MERCIPOURLEVENIN 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    DIdn't Know How Bad It Hurts Til Now

    My supposed b/f/f(don't think so anymore though) seems to only want to talk when it is at her convience..seems she doesn't like to call me, would rather text..this is all coming clear now and I am to the point where I want to tell her where to go..she has the same flippin' phone...
    JADEDRUCKUS JADEDRUCKUS 31-35, F Jul 9, 2009

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    Sometimes all I need is

    for you to listen. To care. To be here. But then you get too busy and I am all alone. The question I always ask, what am I to you.
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    DIdn't Know How Bad It Hurts Til Now

    My supposed b/f/f(don't think so anymore though) seems to only want to talk when it is at her convience..seems she doesn't like to call me, would rather text..this is all coming clear now and I am to the point where I want to tell her where to go..she has the same flippin' phone...
    JADEDRUCKUS JADEDRUCKUS 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    I Let It Happen

    I know i let guys take advantage of me... but i know it's my fault too.. i just want the attention.. it feels good.. to be wanted, even if it hurts sometimes, knowing they want me makes me feel good about myself, even if i know they are just using me.
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    Sometimes

    sometimes i let people "take advantage of me" so i can properly assess who is a true friend and who is a user... i've weeded out all but 4 (and one of them is actually my husband)... i believe you can't find out who's true unless you risk and sacrifice and if...
    MERCIPOURLEVENIN MERCIPOURLEVENIN 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    How Can We Help?

    Be takien advantage of is often a sign of low self esteem and poor self image. Many will be taken advantage of in their effort to gain approval of others and recognition. A person must realise their own self worth and know that everyone has value. We are not placed on this...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 16, 2009

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    Start Again

    I really truly believe I need to get stronger and not allow others to take advantage of me and my kindness and generosity.  Otherwise people will take and take and take until there is nothing left.
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 2 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    Own Fault.

    It was my own stupid fault.I had been acting out. Got myself a reputation.He was like a brother to me.Too drunk to walk home I thought I would be safe with him. That he would be the one man who wouldn't have expectations. Silly me.I'm supposed to be his friend. How can I say no...
    BeteNoire BeteNoire 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2012

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    And I Hate It....

    I have strong morals and principles over how I should be treated but somehow I always get taken advantage of. I think it is because I am young looking and small and so automatically people think they can do what they like to me. I always find that people take advantage of my...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 1 Response May 24, 2011

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    Let myself is an understatement?

    I drank some tea and it made me sleepy. Then Tasha took advantage of me while I was nice and vulnerable!!!
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2014

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    I Don't Know What to Do Anymore

     I'm 20.  I've had some rocky relationships in which I was abused physically, sexually, and emotionally.  In 2007 I broke up with my first boyfriend.  We were together for 3 and a half years.  I dedicated my life to this guy who just took...
    amandolisempre amandolisempre 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    when i act kind, i get taken advantage of but when i dont, i feel bad acting bitchy towards others. idk anymore.
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    person12670 person12670 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    That's one way to put it bit feels good too and I don't mind it nine bit
    Chubbyhubby230 Chubbyhubby230 31-35, M Mar 18

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    No matter how many times I seem to trust in people the ones close test to me are the ones that can hurt me the most. I've been lied and stabbed in the back by those I thought I...
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    I loved this boy when I first saw him I loved him from the start. But little did know as time would go he'd drop and break my heart. We laughed, we cried, we played around he'd...
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    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 8

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    Dear JY, I hope you'll never see this. I just needed to write it out, to rationalize everything. To give a silent voice to these voiceless thoughts that have been bombarding me...
    Ichizu Ichizu 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm trying very hard to be but I'm afraid,afraid of the pain that comes from being hurt to many times. But I'm a good person filled with lots of love and good will towards people...
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    Im struggling. Just like I've always been. Ppl never are what they seem. I trust ppl an they all eventually turn on me. I take a huge risk letting them know a few things about my...
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    i am a terrible person and i dont even see it. my husband just keeps telling me i am always so mean. i feel iv just finally broken now. and ive given in to all my doubts. i am such...
    leahwh leahwh 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Let me see a picture of you??? Wtf dude why?! ... I found ep by accident and it was one of the best accidents ever! Ever . It's cool to just vent and talk about ur lame co worker...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I use my love interest's whole name and adopt it for myself on my main email address account. :) I do not use this site as a romance friend finder. I don't talk to people who try...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Mar 17

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    I've finally been able to convince my husband that I really do want to be in a relationship like this, although I refrain from referring to my desired relationship as DD or TIH...
    taliahood taliahood 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I hate how much of a pushover I am. It's been that way since I was a little kid, and it hasn't changed now that I'm an adult. I'm just so sick of everyone treating me like I'm some...
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    There's a bloodhound in me. One that possesses not the dignity of a dog trained to hunt, and one anyone knows isn't even as cool as any dog. Still. It's there and though it doesn...
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