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I Let People Walk All Over Me

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I had a kind of toxic friendship at one point. She'd basically just have me around to lend her money, but things for her, and inflate her ego when she needed it. I was able to end...
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M Mar 2

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    hi everyone I'm Jasmine I'm 18 years old, and I get too attached to people who I find a connection with, I've always been this way since I was young and I couldn't understand it...
    jnyell jnyell 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    It's my fault really. I keep pushing everyone away. I've been through a lot. It's hard for me to trust people. I'm scared of being betrayed, rejected or forgotten. I prefer to...
    sfvfvfvfsvfs sfvfvfvfsvfs 22-25, F Mar 10

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    It seems that all I do is screw up and let people down. I can't take it anymore
    ConfusedandOutofControl ConfusedandOutofControl 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    well I say this because I feel the heavy responsibility of having to be there when I don't want to be and I don't like hurting people at all so I try not to get close to people
    lisathatsthere lisathatsthere 18-21, F Feb 27

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    i'm speaking ironically of course -.- thanks to my little bundle of fur for jumping on my bed and dashing past my face and then trampling all over it. the perfect wake up call :)
    abiwakefield abiwakefield 16-17, F Mar 10

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    It is extremely difficult for me to open up to someone, and is quite rare that I ever really do. I am usually a very naturally trusting person, perhaps a bit naive, always giving...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 17 Responses Mar 5

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    So it is painful when the two people who I have wanted to let in for years still don't want a relationship with me. I began not getting along with my parents in my teenage years...
    Emsily Emsily 18-21, F Mar 11

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    I wonder if 'getting it' has to do with a common thread of understanding between two individuals? Sometimes people share the same woes which creates a natural bond. While other...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    I do. And that's why I hate when people say race doesn't matter. I think most people are just saying that and equating it to "I'm not racist". But to say race doesn't matter, to me...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F Mar 4

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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 3 days ago

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    ...for fear I will lose them. Over the years, I've lost 2 of my dearest friends, as well as my parents, to illness. I've lost marriages due to my spouses' infidelities, addictions...
    CarrieSue CarrieSue 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    Don't let yourself with the people who adjust because you are gonna suffocate despite of everything.
    AlphaLion AlphaLion 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 2

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    not gonna right a lot on this one, but yes I have a bf but no I don't feel anything for him. I am a bad person. I cheat and use him cos I'm selfish. and I don't open up to him or...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 15 Responses Mar 2

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    I'm sure it common knowledge that people who are closest to you always hurt you the most. It's happened multiple times to me. It makes it hard for me to let my current girlfriend...
    dev10251 dev10251 18-21, M Mar 2

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    You do not protect your heart by keeping it closed, but by learning which people you let get close ~ Unknown~
    orchidangel orchidangel 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 7

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    Sometimes I think that I have so many walls built up that I do not let anyone completely into my life. I wonder if this is normal. I worry that I'm alone in this flaw. I can let...
    WeMermaid WeMermaid 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 18

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    It is one of the most amazing regions in the world full of people that are loving and friendly, thankful to just have the basics and open to sharing what little they have with...
    Reddu5t Reddu5t 31-35, M a week ago

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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 3 days ago

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    I JUST HATE ALL PEOPLE. Not really. But kind of, ya know?
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 3 days ago

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    I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.... My friends wanted me to go with them to the...
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F Mar 13

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    I have had such negative experiences dating men as a transexual woman I find it very hard to trust men, especially transexual admirers, they have been the most insincere people I...
    Lot1978 Lot1978 26-30, T 1 Response Feb 27

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    so i tend to push people away. my wall is built way too high andvway too long.
    timidher timidher 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    The thing that bothers me the most is when people try to force a place in my life. that just makes me push a person away twice as much. I'm the girl that needs her space at times...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response