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I Let Myself Be Taken Advantage of

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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