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I Let People Walk All Over Me

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    My "friends"

    Okay, let me set the scene. I was in 6th grade, went to a school in a bad part of town. My so-called-friends decided it was a good idea to tell someone I liked them. I was a little shocked, but I forgave them. Well, for this next one, I'm gonna have to tell you that I have bad...
    saxgurl212 saxgurl212 13-15, F Nov 1, 2012

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    Depends

    i also fightish backish, and depends who .. like bosses and blah .. im not in the position to face them back down .. yet ..
    wezamuntkee wezamuntkee 36-40, M Sep 1, 2007

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    I Just Do...

    I usuanlly let people walk all over me because i feel that i need too and that they just want help but they don't know to ask for it so i usuanlly just let them take advantage of me and i also let them hurt me too.
    goneawayforgood goneawayforgood 22-25 Jun 16, 2009

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    People Take Advantage

    All my life people only came to me for avice or to take advantage of me . My mom only calls to ask of a favor or becouse something is wrong n she wants to know what I think . Even my husband said I was a goody goody and he cheated on me , made me fill like it was my fault...
    Bratzpixy Bratzpixy 31-35, F 1 Response May 18, 2012

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    People Walk All Over Me

    I always do whatever my friends want because I am scared they won't want to be my friends otherwise. A lot of the time I end up doing things I really don't want to do just to make them happy. They take advantage of it too and make me do things like write their notes for them in...
    brighteyed brighteyed 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2007

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    Understanding

    Well it seems as I have been pondering this for the last few hours I have been growing increasingly concerned because I feel as though I have to fix this problem before it gets too out of hand. It has occurred to me that maybe somewhere deep down I'm fueled by bitterness...When...
    leaper66 leaper66 16-17 Jul 27, 2008

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    Walk All Over Me

    A few days ago, my husband & I were actually having this conversation, why do I let people step all over me?  He said I need to stop this behaviour and stand up for my rights cause I am a person and no one needs treating me like ****.  It hurts him when people do...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2010

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    Don't Know How to Stop

    Seems my whole life people have taken advantage of me. But I don't know how to stop. Son lives with me, he has no job, he has a son, I pay for everything, house payment, normal bills (electric, food, etc), I am going to school, work part-time, get unemployment.  He...
    capricorn10550 capricorn10550 46-50 1 Response Jul 25, 2009

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    Walk All Over

    I did make people step and walk all over me.  I say; you take it in once, twice, three times, one hundred million times, then its time to wake up.  Why do I let people walk all over me?  Are they any better then I?  Nope.  Are they any more special then I?  Nope.  IF...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    They Will Eventually Pay

    Every time I let someone walk all over me, I add them to list. You see, I'm a very big believer in Karma, and I know that my time will come. And when it does, I will take full advantage of it.
    girlanonymous girlanonymous 18-21, F Jan 6, 2011

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    I Need to Learn to Stand Up For Myself

    I know Im old enough to be able to just stand up for myself, but for some reason I cant. I work third shift at a local supermarket with a few other people. But their is one employee who no matter what, he always seems to give me crap at work. Its not only me, but since I am such...
    matt82583 matt82583 22-25 Feb 19, 2009

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    I Let People Walk All Over Me

    I'm 26 years old, but ever since I was a kid, I have always let people walk all over me..all throughout school, relationships, and even work. I'm actually a pretty big guy, at 1st, people are usually intimidated by me, but once they find out how nice I am, it just all goes down...
    sj8614 sj8614 26-30, M Jun 13, 2013

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    The Doormat Friend.

    I have always let people walk all over me. I always do whatever someone asks, even if they never do what I ask. Even if they intentionally hurt me, I'll stay with them. I'm always a doormat. And it's like I don't know what the word 'no' means. I guess I do it because I don't...
    invisblegirl invisblegirl 13-15 1 Response Aug 20, 2012

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    I'm too nice of a person.

    Even to the people I hate. I just...can't help it.
    LadyFranco LadyFranco 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2014

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    Invisible...

    i am so invisible to the world. it seems like if i wasnt born, no one would ever notice. nor if i died. i make NO difference whatsoever in this world, whats my point? there is no reason for me, i was the biggest mistake. i wish i could stop being such a burden on everyone
    averageordinarygirl averageordinarygirl 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2008

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    Easier Than Standing Up For Myself

    i think that letting people get what they want from me is easier than sticking up for myself, cos most of the time if i try sticking up for myself they find it rather amusing, so instead of trying to stick up for myself and being laughed at, i can just endure what they want me to...
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 19, 2007

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    Learn

    All my life I have let people walk all over me, but I am learning as I get older. I just hope I really do remember to learn from all of my mistakes which led people to walk over me. Learn from mistakes!
    Arual Arual 22-25, F Oct 29, 2007

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    Go With The Flow...

    I let people walk all over me because I'd prefer to just go with the flow. I usually believe it would be much easier this way, but sometimes it just doesn't turn out this way. I feel like crap. I can't stand up for myself. I never have and it's hard to believe I ever will. My bf...
    LadySarah09 LadySarah09 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2012

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    I Used To. Some People May Argue I Still Do...

    I'm one of those people who tend to be easy to get along with even though I'm a bit weird. The problem with me though is that when I make friends with someone I always want to help them and they tend to take it for granted. I've recently broke away from a group of friends because...
    TrueWolf TrueWolf 16-17, F Jun 12, 2011

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    Doormat

    It is ofcourse my own fault. I let people take advantage of my kindness. Even after it happens, and its usually done discreetly, I play the fool and pretend it never happened. Then it happens again. I suppose I could say that these people really arn't my friends... But there is...
    Xeno Xeno 26-30, M 5 Responses Jun 29, 2007

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    Ok I don't know if I'm over thinking this. Last week this guy I'll call him Will, ended our affair just as it started. We were really good friends but he's married. We've been...
    OneStonedGirl OneStonedGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I've been hurt a lot over the past few years so I've kind of closed myself off, But at the same time I've learned to read people according to their actions and I have to say that I...
    saeteurn saeteurn 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I used to be like this then this amazing woman walked into my life and without me even realising it all my barriers came down naturally i opened up to her and she made me see who I...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    So selective in-fact, that I've got no one close and everyone far away. It gets tiring being alone. Oh woe is me. :p Maybe I should try harder to change my status of "alone and...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 Apr 7

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    I just have trust issues I guess. I've been let down more than once..I just feel safer when I keep to myself. Sometimes even sharing my feelings can get me hurt. Trying to talk to...
    colormepnk colormepnk 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    So ya the title of this post says it all. Umm the reasons for are because I have been hurt and betrayed by lots of people in my life. Because of these things I don't just let...
    LittleMissCanada LittleMissCanada 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I have always had a hard time trusting that the people I "let in" truly have the intention of staying. As a consequence I tend to show them the exit before they have a chance to...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I was just telling my co-worker friend this, this afternoon. After experiencing betrayal, isolation, deceit and alienation from "friends" in the past, it's been difficult allowing...
    NaomiSoulJourney NaomiSoulJourney 31-35, F Mar 23

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    I JUST HATE ALL PEOPLE. Not really. But kind of, ya know?
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T Mar 24

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    Ive been thru lots of hurt so its hard letting others in. I have to know you for a long time before I can trust you enough to let you get close to me as a friend.
    zzz1silentheart zzz1silentheart 18-21, M Apr 12

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    At the moment ,I am not in the mood to let any man into my circle anymore.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 21 Responses Apr 4

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    And I don't mean with love. I "make friends easy" according to my mom, but I'm just friendly. To really be my friend, you've got to prove yourself. My best friend I've known since...
    Countrybae Countrybae 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I keep my mask on around people. I don't trust people anymore, they have betrayed me many times but I never betrayed them.
    RestlessDream RestlessDream 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I hate it when people get close to me. Because I always think they'll judge me
    Fourtris143 Fourtris143 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 24

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    Physical, Emotional, and mentally. I just don't want someone close to me due to my trust issues with people. .-.
    Kumarie Kumarie 13-15, F Mar 24

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    Maybe it's because of where I am in my life, but right now I only seem to be able to make emotional space for people younger, more vulnerable, less worldly-wise than me. Though I...
    SlightlyDaft SlightlyDaft 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    caraccaa caraccaa 26-30, F Apr 7

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    I had this female friend who I helped out when she was in jail. nobody that she knew stepped forward to help her out. only me. when she got out she acted like I didn't exist. so I...
    peppit peppit 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Physically and emotionally. I just hate it.
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    My life motto: if I get too close to someone, run! It sucks to feel like that. I have missed so much in life because of my distant behaviour :(
    JustMarvellous123 JustMarvellous123 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    because they tend to try to break me. It took me a long time to recover, I don't need the bull. but I do love others unconditionally, even the ones I say I hate, or I should hate
    Bryona Bryona 18-21, F Mar 23

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    Because I Know They're Gonna Hurt Me .
    DeeplyLoved43 DeeplyLoved43 16-17, F Mar 23

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    it's a scary road im afraid if you learned the truth you would stray...
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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