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I Let People Walk All Over Me

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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'm too nice of a person.

    Even to the people I hate. I just...can't help it.
    LadyFranco LadyFranco 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 5

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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

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My mother, father and sister allways walked over me. They will insult me out of nowhere. I was emotionally abused by my family in my past. They will say- im a loser and im worth...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F Jul 22

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    I am selective about letting people get close to me. I have come to realize that it probably doesn't matter how selective you are or not. Most people do what they want in the end...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Once I love I always love. The problem is I can't seem to let people go even though they have already let me go. I know that love changes and grows. For some reason, I like to keep...
    RosieRose63 RosieRose63 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I'm afraid to let anyone get close to me again because I can't stand the fact of being hurt all over again, I don't want to get attached to someone and then they leave me. I'm not...
    Blueeyedprincesss Blueeyedprincesss 16-17, F Jul 1

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    Even though people may see me as a very sweet person, but the downside about it is that people can easily take advantage of your kindness and think that you're naive. You meet...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F Jul 7

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    I'll try to make this short as possible, a few months back, I'm talking late December or early January. I was laying with my Pitbull, the next day I started to get little itchy...
    anonymousnorthxo anonymousnorthxo 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 9

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    Every time I let someone get close to me which rarely happens they always end up disappointing me. Now I'm done letting people get close to me. I'm going to push everyone out now...
    cristina44 cristina44 22-25, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I can make friends, that's the easy part but you have to be pretty damned special to get really close to me. I've been hurt too many times to let anyone close enough to really hurt...
    elegantstorms elegantstorms 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Only been on here 2 days and due to an internet **** up , I feel like I've let people down............. and theres nothing I can do..... Waiting for the new phone and net...
    thataussie thataussie 36-40, M Jul 10

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    I am sure lots of people can relate to this but I grew up in an emotionally abusive environment. My parents fought every single bloody day, screaming at each other, screaming at me...
    thiswatermelonlovesme thiswatermelonlovesme 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 2

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    Basically my selectivity comes from an incident that happened to me when I was around 13 years old. I was in secondary school and I went though a phase where I was confused about...
    oknyritchie oknyritchie 18-21, M Jul 2

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    When i was 4 my aunt died of cancer, she was the first person i trusted, the only person in my family that actually believed in me. the rest of my family was absorbed with making...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 3

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    It has it's pros and cons.I like being close to people,I love getting affection and emotional intimacy and giving it back and feeling like I have this great person i can count on...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I've been hurt too much. People always leave me. I end up getting treated like crap. I put up walls. I crave physical and emotional contact with that one person. I hope that day...
    laubrown1 laubrown1 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I have 2 friends of close to 20 years that I've felt myself not-so-gradually drifting away from over the past year or so. I find myself completely sucked dry after every...
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I crave the deepest connections with others, yet I'm too afraid to let anyone in. I love to socialize, I love to make friends, and I have a boyfriend. But that true connection has...
    laurennhem laurennhem 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    It probably would be nice to have a lot of people in my life but I've realized that you can't allow just anyone in your life without really getting to know them. A person may have...
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    "I'm going to get you." "No chance." "You wanna bet?" my older brother smirked. I rolled my eyes. Suddenly I felt his fingers spider across my hips and waist and I squealed...
    Josephineong Josephineong 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I have struggled with depression and self harm for several years now. I always feel so alone but I know part of that is my fault, because no matter how hard I try I can never let...
    mmccarth mmccarth 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Lol this happened back when I was 14... I had always enjoyed being nude when I'm alone inside the house but I decided to step it up a notch. My neighbour was outside mowing the...
    Insert25centstoplay Insert25centstoplay 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 3

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    i love to socialize however i have this fear of getting close to someone, cause its always hard when eventually they realize they don't want to be in your life anymore cause they...
    theblindbandit theblindbandit 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    Yo momma's so fat and old when God said, "Let there be light," he asked your mother to move out of the way.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Why are people so selfish I can't really trust people because at point they will hurt you but there's nothing you can do about it I try to make sure others are happy but every time...
    Waqasauce01 Waqasauce01 16-17, M Jul 17

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    Its pretty cool :) At first all you talk about is the culture and what its like in their country and your country but then you start talking like you'd talk with your friends :) I...
    WildFlowerChild19 WildFlowerChild19 18-21, F Jul 6

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    Its all too much. Really is
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I don't know who can trust after all happen to me, I feeling so down and depressed. I don't know what to do.
    gracegodduaghter gracegodduaghter 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have been told buy my mother that giving birth to me was way to hard she evan said that the others she had where not that hard they are my bothers. I have been in the deepest...
    BarnsHors67 BarnsHors67 36-40, F Jul 8

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    I am selective because I think it is important to make sure that there is a mutual compatibility rapport with one another. I think when one releases their inner most thoughts and...
    Olivia2014 Olivia2014 31-35, F 10 Responses Jul 9

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    I try and study them first and be observant. For example if a friend that is close with the person I'm studying and the person I'm studying talks crap, I'll know not to get close...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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