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    As much as i hate toxic people , i think they need a hug and need people around more than ever . I think this simply because the reason they are so toxic is because they may have...
    GetJinxed GetJinxed 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    Why Do I Keep Her Near? - This weekend I was planning on killing myself... or at least trying too. However, the scenario was not quite ideal... so I let my weak mind live for...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2010

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    Idk - I Can't Call It - Toxic men - seem to somehow become involved in my life. Both of my kids dad's are TOXIC. They lied, they deceived, etc....a whole big mess.So - I need to...
    bbwqueenofhearts bbwqueenofhearts 26-30, F Jan 28, 2011

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    My Life3 - I thought that I had my life set but little did I know things would change. After 23 years of marriage I was divorced. Now it's 10 years later and I'm still alone. I...
    patfl patfl 51-55 1 Response Nov 21, 2012

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    Today I'm Getting A New Phone Number - I have had decades worth of therapies, that included going in & out of the hospitals. This concerned hard core mental illness.from mental...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 7, 2010

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    Need A Toxic Person Detector - I agree, I need to remove toxic people from my life, but how do you truly detect them? I believe that no one is perfect and have learned to live with...
    Mirvanna Mirvanna 36-40, F Sep 28, 2011

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    Isn't It Ironic? - We ignore those who adore us, adore those who ignore us, hurt those who love us, and love those who hurt us. All my life, my biggest problem has been letting go...
    chelsbels105 chelsbels105 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2011

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    Facilitating A Parent Support Group - Back in May I was asked by a statewide organization to utilize my experience as a special education advocate to facilitate a parent support...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky 46-50, F Sep 25, 2012

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    Friendship Gone Sour - It started out the old ex boyfriend accidental meeting.  We're talking of 35 years ago, two people young and very very VERY foolish.  After being on friend...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 8, 2011

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    Don't Need Them .... -  Toxic people are like emotional sponges which suck the life out of you. I learned they're   controlling and love to hear themselves. Perhaps...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 11 Responses Aug 5, 2010

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    Not So Easily Done - Sometimes people don't become toxic until later on in your friendship. That really sucks.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 18, 2010

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    Trying To Get Rid Off Toxic People - I seem to attract toxic people into my life, I have come to the conclusion it is time to get rid of these people. So I am trying my best too. A...
    moonbeamwhispers moonbeamwhispers 36-40, F Apr 10, 2012

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    I Let Myself Get Walked On. - I have a very toxic person in my life right now. I asked my family to help her out because she was going through a hard time and she has done nothing...
    justexisting89 justexisting89 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    Poison To The Soul - I tend to be a magnet that attracts toxic people.  You know the type.  The people in your life that if they weren't there, things would run without a glitch...
    wornoutjeans wornoutjeans 41-45, M 8 Responses Jan 13, 2012

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    How To Get Rid Of A Friend Who Has Become Toxic? - I attract toxic people like crazy. the older I get, it seems to get worse and I cannot figure out why, although I suspect it...
    JavaJenn JavaJenn 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2012

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    Needing Advice! - So ever since my mother and father got divorced my mother and I havent really seen eye to eye. When she remarried I was heartbroken. As months went by I started...
    ninacraigmanning ninacraigmanning 18-21, F Sep 12, 2010

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    Too Short - I got to the point where I realised that life IS too short to be dealing with Toxic People in my life. For the first time in my life, I can honestly say I am content...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 6, 2010

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    Like A Body Snatcher - There are everywhere from your family all the way to cyberspace trying to take you down to their level to infect you with their disease like a body snatcher...
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    Danger Toxic Waste - I had a friend, she was my best friend, we were Always together, if i needed her, she came running and vice versa. I think the fact that she was always there...
    MushroomFaerie148 MushroomFaerie148 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 2010

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    I Disagree! - If you don't agree with someone or something, leave them alone.  Don't go there, don't add them to your circle.  This is supposed to be a SUPPORT site, not a site...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 22, 2011

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    Stop! Just Stop! - Recently I posted a question here, "A friend won't stop talking about her friend's cancer, I can't listen anymore. How would you handle it?" I explained: "I...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky 46-50, F 10 Responses Jul 5, 2010

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    Too Much Experience Of These People,no More Are Entering Into My Life. - As I have noted in previous episodes of my lifetime of experiences I have had more than the average...
    garvan garvan 46-50, M 11 Responses Jul 5, 2010

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    Am I Being Used? - My best friend and I have been close for three years he just broke up with his girlfriend but now they have a FWB relationship. He always talks about how he...
    BirdUnderneathMySkin BirdUnderneathMySkin 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2011

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    Obviously. - Toxic people are draining. Nothing you can say will please them. It's like walking on ******* eggshells. **** that. I need one more person making me feel bad about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 24, 2013

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    Detoxing... - there comes a point in life when you realize who matters,who never did,who will and who always did..i think i have reached that point in my life.so am deleting all em...
    Earthangel89 Earthangel89 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2011

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    My Failure Roommate/friend Is Killing Me - So I am sitting around this morning, tired from last night. Then I find myself angry for some reason. So I start to babble to myself...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M 1 Response May 4, 2012

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    Toxic Target On My Back - I sometimes feel as if I have a target on my back that attracts toxic darts. I tend to be a 'giver', 'listener' and a 'rescuer' which seems to be akin to...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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    Confusion - At times, I struggle with my definition of 'friend'. I find my heart is too soft, too compassionate, sometimes at the cost of my own happiness and health. I let myself...
    Wispen Wispen 31-35, F Apr 10, 2011

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    I Just Did It Again - I find them, they usually want to talk to me more than other people and I feel comfortable aruond a mild level of abuse ****.
    Peanut300 Peanut300 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2012

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    Friends With A Sociopath - One of my best friends met a new group of friends at her church. For the point of the story, we'll call her Sally. Sally wanted me to meet her friend...
    hekatemoon hekatemoon 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    Toxic Pond - The people I grew up with were toxic. They still are. You cannot talk any reason or compassion with some because they will always turn it against you. You see have...
    flyingstone flyingstone 61-65, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2011

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    Only Cure For Toxic People Is Quarantine - I'm sure all of you have come across people who are so toxic they infect the rest of us in such a way we feel ill ourselves. The only...
    Haunted5 Haunted5 56-60, F Aug 5, 2010

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    Detoxing My Social Life - now that i am a bit poorer than more than a decade ago...battling cancer that limits my movement.....maturing and wishing for peace....the people i used...
    suz54 suz54 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    Happy Days - i can't eaven say how happy i am to have that manipulative, two faced little dog out my life :D. i thought she was cool and i tryed my best to get on with her only...
    lithiumxflower lithiumxflower 16-17, F 1 Response May 14, 2011

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    Final Note For A Toxic "Friend" - I haven't sent this note yet....even now I am struggling to salvage any part of this "friendship" that exists.  I realize it is...
    Vessa Vessa 41-45, F 22 Responses May 16, 2010

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    The Need To Fix Toxic People - Apparently I am a magnet for this type of person.  Even worse, on occasion I actually go out and find them. I'm not talking about people who...
    Vessa Vessa 41-45, F 28 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    A Work-in-progress! - Over the course of my life, I've met and befriended many individuals who turned out to be toxic. With each passing year and each toxic friendship ended, I...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 13, 2011

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    You Can Pick Your Friends,but Not Your Family. - Yes indeed the title says it all.My only brother who is five years my senior has changed so much since he married his wicked wife...
    garvan garvan 46-50, M 17 Responses Jul 5, 2010

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    How Do I Cut Em Off? - i have some friends that i love,,,,but they are bad for me.. any suggestions on how to cut the toxic ppl out of your life? how to still be friends, but Not...
    janejopie janejopie 22-25, F 7 Responses Dec 15, 2011

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    I am a college student and have been exposed to a lot of bad influences, I've met and hung around with these people and only live now to regret it. Luckily I had the mentality to...
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    I will only surround myself with genuine people. I want positive influences and role models, especially for my son. I don't care if you ***** and gossip about me. I'm not a...
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    I didnt know how to say it when a relationship or friendship got into a point when i became a doormatt. They would snap at me, saying they did everything right and i was the bad...
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    After my divorce that turned my world upside down, leaving me with little to no money, without my kids sent me on a downward spiral that was coming to an abrupt ending until I met...
    DC0813 DC0813 22-25, M Mar 28

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    Growing up i liked helping people mostly in high school i would help classmate and friends with social studies homework it felt good helping out plus they graduated :) helping...
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    I'd rather have absolutely no one in my life than have people in my life who don't care about me.
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Bad people. I don't need nor want people bringing me down with their negative thinking.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Not so much when someone "hurts" me, just in general. I think it's more of a defense mechanism for not letting someone close enough to hurt me, having realized that, I don't really...
    OneSizeFitzpatrick OneSizeFitzpatrick 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    And yet.... I never get any back. I'm pretty sure I am to much of a people pleaser!
    Fallen80Angel Fallen80Angel 31-35, F Mar 20

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    **** people, get a dog, they won't hurt you.
    nottobevelealed nottobevelealed 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Give love with all of your heart Never assumed no expectations You have your own rule You have a voice to say yes or no If your happy go..... If not leave.... If had a vacant share...
    mjmjharu mjmjharu 26-30, F Mar 19

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