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I Let Myself Be Taken Advantage of

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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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    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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    brokenhearted2014 brokenhearted2014 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 3 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    Yep, right now. I officially can declare my life ruins, I did it myself, yet I'm calm. I don't have a steady future with weird education choice and a bunch of stress-related...
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    I ruined something amazing. It's a long story but I'll start on the night that we met. We'll just call him dd coz he was supposed to be the dd. Anyway, I was really drunk and didn...
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    What have I done to you to make you want to see me suffer? I don't believe I have done anything....yes I got sick a lot and i had panic attacks almost every day. I didn't know...
    IcyDragon IcyDragon 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I touch myself at least 4 times a day! I caress, kiss and suck my breast!
    expressingmyself expressingmyself 36-40, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I have to say I do it at least 4 times a day! At work I sometimes get so wet that I want to go into the bathroom or out to my car and pleasure myself!
    expressingmyself expressingmyself 36-40, F 8 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I hate myself sometimes why I'm so lack of confidence. I wasn't like this when I was younger. Some parts in life changed me and how I behave. I always try to maintain low-profile...
    Iamlouis Iamlouis 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm Touching myself right now
    BUC01 BUC01 41-45, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    It's been over half a year since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my...
    iSabishii iSabishii 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I love too easily. People take advantage of me all the time.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 29

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    Here the past few days I've been dealing with a lot of insecurity and self esteem. I was talking with my best friend today and I think I have a really good idea of what I would...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Hate it when older married men take advantage of vulnerable younger women. Wise up girls he's not gonna leave his family.
    Nateee Nateee 36-40, M Apr 1

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    MyLifeIsNow MyLifeIsNow 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    I don't want to . But baby.. You take lust too far and I won't let you break my heart. Not again
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    I've only been on EP for three days, and it's already helping me with my ongoing battle with depression. Or rather, it's helping me to help myself. I'm the kind of person who...
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    I had just taken a shower and as I sat on the floor over a black towel putting a hair mask on, I prepared my leg. Cutting is as much a part of my beauty treatment as makeup and...
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    I was walking back to my apartment from class during the winter with a friend. We started to walk over some ice; I didn't think much of it as I had walked over this particular...
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    He said my anger was very scary. He's seen it. He knows. He said he's not scared for himself, but he's afraid for what I can do. What will I do to those around me who love me? What...
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