Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Let Myself Be Taken Advantage of

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 122 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 3 Responses Oct 13, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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.
    shinebeforesunrise08 shinebeforesunrise08 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    When I was in college my Nana, who I was very close to, literally wrote to me every single day while I was gone--be it a lengthy letter or a little note attached to a $5 bill, I...
    CurvesandClass CurvesandClass 41-45, F 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A friend and his wife and kids are moving out of their house today. He sent a group text to a bunch of his friends last Friday to see who could help with the move. I felt obligated...
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This is how I keep myself from doing things I said I'd never do I don't tell myself never to do anything, that way I never let myself down.
    Cumdumpster22 Cumdumpster22 51-55 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    feel so destroyed i always expected this...that it will fade away this illusion i cherish...i lived in..for some bright moments in my life i was ready to give all...never taken...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    (I am learning to let you go) I am listening to Dolly Parton - I will always love you, while writing this. Yesterday and while I was talking to a friend and searching on my...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Tonight I went for the third time to a Zen monastery that's up in the northern part of my state. I've been meditating for about eight months now and I find it's been making a small...
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Only to gain advantage in life
    aterribleneed aterribleneed 18-21, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Dear future self, We both know that pointless niceties mean nothing to us. So, I'll get straight to the point. What have you done? Can you honestly say that you're happy with the...
    PianoChan PianoChan 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My greatest fear in life is dependency. I'm desperately afraid of being dependent on others, because of how much it's ended up hurting me in the past. I can't bring myself to...
    mirrorimage99 mirrorimage99 16-17, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been chatting and watching **** for the last 2 days without letting myself having an ****** so when I finally do it will be massive. Totally worth the torture
    shareitall shareitall 31-35, M 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's your job to teach me.... I'm so naive and you use it to your advantage
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I realize I sometimes hold on to people when theyre letting me go.  Sometimes the toughest part of letting go is realizing that the other person already did. This is hard for...
    LanaKane LanaKane 70+, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Here I am on this journey ordained by God, the spiritual path that will lead to many things of benefits to others and myself. For years I have grown wiser, stronger, more...
    QuietFreedom QuietFreedom 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been thinking that my only problem is me. That i need to get out of my own ******* way. once and for all. I have realised lately through working in a hospital and seeing a...
    ackleholic ackleholic 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    emotional clearing is a gateway to the next level of development on the individual basis it seems. since yesterday; being emotionally triggered revealed many things perhaps i was...
    Solongotgon Solongotgon 26-30, F a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I sure do. I take care of myself and my emotions. I cheer up myself whenever I'm sad. I go out to shop my favourite things.Sometimes I pamper myself standing in front of a mirror.I...
    lovemylife2210 lovemylife2210 26-30, F Jul 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    another day another story cherishing the hate gifted to us knowing more, making all pointless what makes sense is silence in which we judge ourselves and living in the prison...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    for letting the bullies and men put me down that I felt so low I just let myself go to much i let them as well not there fault mine I am really ashamed of how I look even more so...
    susangoga susangoga 31-35, F Jul 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Haha wooooooow what a title. Okay, honestly I was a stupid teenager and now I'm less stupid. From the age of 16 to 17.5 my phone had endless restrictions on it. In fact, I can't...
    BestPikaEva BestPikaEva 18-21, F Jul 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So ive been working at this job for about half a year it was great at the start. I feel like since im so understanding to alot of their problems with their business (its a mom and...
    aliciastra aliciastra 18-21, F Jul 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    losing sensation of the place in i live and think reasons are there...but i am blinded by my own flaws and insecurities to know what can it become if i was not what i am...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M Jul 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It was about a month ago and I was house sitting for my neighbor. My little sister and I took weed from my neighbor to give it our friends to make weed brownies. they came over and...
    mistakeee mistakeee 18-21, F Jul 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm finally starting to realise what a fool I have been. I believed that the man I was dating had real feelings for me and was just 'flakey' by nature. Now I realise that he's...
    R0ses R0ses 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A little something I wrote awhile back. Its featured on my deviantart account. ^^ The sunset rises above the horizon, a faint whisper mumbles from the shadows. "As ones life...
    SnowVixen SnowVixen 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sometimes I feel like people in general only want to date me because they like the idea of having a girlfriend rather than me myself..I'm kinda glad I've taken a break.
    AlexisOwO AlexisOwO 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    ..... I always let people take advantage of me and after I feel horrible about it...
    Lilique Lilique 16-17, F Jul 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If you can't love yourself, how in the heck are you going to love somebody else? Love yourself as much as you want someone else to. Love yourself enough to know what you want and...
    Ruinsky Ruinsky 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate myself for not listening to my head. I hate myself for not breaking it off when I knew I HAD to. I hate myself for not letting it go. I hate myself for not crying when I...
    forevergirly forevergirly 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It has taken a good while for me to really grasp the ways in which emotional abuse has affected my life ... and have withstood them through, plain and simple, sheer will to...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am still in the process but I am moving in that road. I've been doing few attempts now and then on various aspects of my life but nothing was broad clear. I was shyly moving...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

    Your Response

    Cancel