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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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    Depends

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

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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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    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

    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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    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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    It happens because I hate being mean

    and I don't like conflict. That's why it's hard being ambitious and being afraid of stepping on people's toes.
    tiki18 tiki18 13-15, F Aug 20, 2015

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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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    well, used to, I'm getting stronger

    and standing up for MYSELF
    StevieOakley14 StevieOakley14 13-15, F 2 Responses May 7, 2015

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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 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, 2015

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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 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 1 Response Jun 26, 2015

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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 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 2 Responses 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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    Want to run away form every one,

    even i feel like to run away form my self even some time run away form this unwanted, unasked burdened life.
    nice4mheart nice4mheart 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    To be honest i have alot of friends still do but only really try to keep in touch with only two ive a female friend and a male. Good mix eh anyways trust them two alot i help them...
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    I don't have much family or friends left. Out of 6 other siblings of mine, only my brother, my sister and I are left. I don't have my biological parents around, but I do have the...
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    Well yes because i trust no one..its not coz of some personal bad experience..i just cant let people in..i am very vary of human ..i dont know why but i always am afraid that...
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    It is a trust thing and a lot of people have hurt my feelings over the years.
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    So you want to be happy? Then stop letting the smallest things ruin your whole entire day. If you're bored with your daily routine, do something unexpected. Stop complaining about...
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    "a kiss away" this long hour that she's refusing to speak to me we sit in the bedroom opposite sides the tv goes unheard in the corner softly whispering nonsense to itself like a...
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    Not anymore Specifically here You can fake For whatever sake
    nalbyan nalbyan 31-35, F Feb 2

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    I have always had issues with getting close to people. I learned some hard lessons growing up about betrayal and trust. My immediate family was/is dysfunctional with a capital "D...
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    i am a huge contradiction when it comes to this topic. yes i am selective with who i share my personal life with but at the same time i am an open book and will discuss most...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Earlier, I asked the question if you feel appreciated, and how you handle it, if you don't. I received a lot of great responses, which I'm appreciative of. It's nice to see that...
    ZenGrrrlLioNESS ZenGrrrlLioNESS 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    People come and go throughout one's life. It happens to all of us. Letting go isn't easy. It's a process. I've had to succumb to this process many times. I was able t let go of all...
    Whirlwind5 Whirlwind5 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    Except I already have. The best friends I managed to keep throughout high school and some college...they are all gone. Of course, I blame no one but myself. I had a best friend in...
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