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I Let People Walk All Over Me

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    well, used to, I'm getting stronger

    and standing up for MYSELF
    StevieOakley14 StevieOakley14 13-15, F 2 Responses May 7

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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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    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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    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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    I hate this habit, but I'll do it to avoid

    conflict until i snap. Hurt myself not others though. I can't figure out how to get over this.
    dusk1234546 dusk1234546 16-17, F 1 Response May 6

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 try to be nice and that's

    why I never stand up for myself they can be so mean and I'd just stand there and smile and agree I can't help it I don't want them to think that am rude or that's it getting to me please help
    jdscanlon11 jdscanlon11 22-25, F Jun 26

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    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 2 Responses 16 mins ago

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    I think I know a specific someone that I go to talk to who does this to me... I feel that the person takes me on a guilt trip, referring me to a life I wasn't meant to have... I...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    This has happened before and each time I trusted someone, and believed in them fully, thry completely let me down by stabbing me in the back. The most recent was here on EP as I...
    Gatormater Gatormater 26-30, M 15 hrs ago

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    I felt safe. So safe. Once again, I felt safe to share my thoughts & feelings, just as I am. No filter, no social structured politeness, just pure expression & need. And he...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
    amelcc11 amelcc11 26-30, F 1 day ago

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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...
    amelcc11 amelcc11 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I used to be a very forgiving and trusting person. Too trusting, even. I used to fall in love hard, and get all these intense emotions for my significant other(s). That is, until...
    A7SH A7SH 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am extremely selective. Most people I've met though my life have know little about me. I have grown up in an environment that doesn't allow me space for me to take care of myself...
    LAlbertoG LAlbertoG 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am very selective and private when I let people in my circle of life. Ive been hurt and lied to so many times, Its more of a fear then selective.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    It saves people so many hurt feelings. I'm usually a nice person, sometimes too nice people walk all over that. One day though I know my thoughts will eventually be said once I...
    friskyinnocence friskyinnocence 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    "Your words are always so soothing." She says... Ahh, my dear, if only you knew. No, no, not my words, not always, but yes... I understand the sentiment... And I accept the...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I am a English man and I love the southern American accent!
    AJChappers AJChappers 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think people often underestimate what depression does to a person. I go from externalization/narcissism in dissociative states to internalization/depression. In other words; I...
    Outdoctrination Outdoctrination 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have been talking a lot lately about how I want someone to talk to who relates to me and what not, but I've realized that I don't really try to reach out. I think on some level I...
    Zbeara Zbeara 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    i let my two boys, who are 5 and 4, pee all over the house, and they LOVE it, they both really like to aim at things with their pee, so now that they can pee anywhere in the house...
    Nitor Nitor 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi I would like to vent a bit.I was going to put I have husband who thinks he knows everything.But also my in laws think they know everything too.It bothers me a lot.Here is...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 a week ago

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    From now on everyone will be vetted to become a friend in my circle, I'm all for a clean Experience Project, we need to make a stand. No more ego's, diaper wearers, lactators...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Me and my friends went to the Harry Potter world in London yesterday and we were in the outside but and there was a model of the flying car (From the Chamber of Secrets) that you...
    AimeeWells AimeeWells 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    It is a defense method. I use this tactic all the time and it works. As I was always taught "You cannot fuss alone etc.." When people really push my buttons if you will say. I...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F Jul 25

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    I've been through my own hell countless of times so give me your best shot. I know what I want and I'm not afraid to get it. I will always be by your side and I'll sometimes let my...
    MsBright MsBright 13-15, F Jul 23

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    I used to take lots of crap from everyone. No more. Either you treat me right, or I don't need you in my life.
    imveryboring imveryboring 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    The truth is what most people cannot handle the truth and now I realize that's their problem and issue.
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M 1 Response