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I Often Feel Used

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    That is how I feel. It is only rarely that I feel valued or needed as a person. Usually, I am only needed for the material things that I can provide, or my skill at academic requirements. Otherwise... I have no other use. I am no good at cheering people up, I am not a joker, I...
    NCMErratica NCMErratica 18-21, F Nov 29, 2013

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    Everytime..

    I let someone get close to me. Every time I'm vulnerable around someone, or trust them, they hurt me, they use me. Physically or mentally it's all the same. Well you win. I've got nothing left to give. So stop asking for more.  
    TheBlimey TheBlimey 18-21, F Oct 26, 2008

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    Kazana88 Kazana88 22-25, F 1 Response May 15

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    Why I Say This

    So through my whole highschool cource i was realy inlove with my friends sister i did tell her how i feel about her but she saw me as a brother she made my life difficult due to her showing intrest in me when i dated other girls, she would only phone me when she needed something...
    DasGoldfisht DasGoldfisht 18-21, M May 30, 2012

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    More like all the time

    and its weird. Im used to feel used
    IrwinsScars IrwinsScars 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Story of My Life :(

    Yes it makes me feel better when I help people...but sometimes, it goes way beyond my control and I feel like I've been used...I hate feeling used. I would go nutts if someone needed me and they didn't tell me, I admit it...but you can't take me for granted. Sometimes I feel like...
    Harmonyyy Harmonyyy 19-21, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2007

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    It seems that daily, I receive more

    and more evidence from all the people around me IRL that I'm only here for other's needs and I'm completely irrelevant otherwise. Feels good to be alive. (*** I need a hug)
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 2 Responses May 15

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    All My Life

    there never been day in my life where i havent been used feel like a old door mate ever time i open my mouth told to  shut up no friends at all family has nothing much to do with me i try just to keep to myself the rest of my life
    makemecry makemecry 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2008

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    I give and I give, I never get anything back.

    And they just go on, making me a catalyst for their happiness, for sorting out their problems. And I'm left alone in the dark again. He pursued me then dumped me. And now I'm further outside than ever. So, so painfully alone. It's worse than it was before. He should have left...
    glassprison glassprison 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Most of the Time

    Yes I have been used by friends and women... You try and try to be nice and do things for ppl and you get screwed in the end....... SO is life. If you dont like what life deals you then fold and wait for the next hand... Update: Also I have always told all my friends to...
    redman redman 46-50, M 20 Responses Jan 13, 2008

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    I Feel Like a Lot of People On...

    I feel like a lot of people only bother me because I give them good advice and have a hard time saying no.  Even when I do turn and say no, its like they keep coming back.  I have my own issues to grapple with, and I just simply can't handle anyone else's anymore.
    thehypnotoad thehypnotoad 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2007

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    Used Sadly

    I have been used all of my life. No one comes over to visit just to visit me. They knock on the door and ask if I could do something for them. It's mostly about looking up something on the internet. I get all thrilled I have a friend visiting, but it's only using me to get what...
    Intel Intel 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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    I'm 14. I stay at home watching two kids 24/7

    and They're only two. Sometimes I just want to run away. Then, maybe just maybe, they'd understand how much I hate my life. It's worse enough everywhere else, so why should I have to sit at home watching kids that aren't even mine? I should be able to have a life, go out and...
    fayeinanightmare fayeinanightmare 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    ...

    ... one dirty **** after another.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 13 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    I'm the Kind of Person ...

    I'm the kind of person that realizes how much a person means to me.  And, it sometimes feels like they just talk to me because I'm there and there is no one else.  I'm simply a time-filler..
    sirrahsara sirrahsara 16-18, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2007

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    So it's been three days

    and none of my 'regular' IRL contacts has hmu for anything...money says the next time it'll be for money...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M May 6

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    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F Jun 6

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    What It Feels Like

    I've always felt like I've constantly been being used. The sad part of it all is how I cannot speak up or tell these people to stop using me. I'm scared that if I tell them anything, I will surely tell them something that will make them leave. If they leave, I will be left even...
    SkinnyThoughtsAndRedLipstick SkinnyThoughtsAndRedLipstick 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2013

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    Shoulder to Cry On, Never Vise Versa

    I feel that people only befriend me when they need comfort, then they turn around and leave again whenever they've gotten what they wanted. I have friends, yes, but most of them just act like they're my best friend all of a sudden because I give really good advice. It...
    Barriers Barriers 16-17, F Sep 10, 2009

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    Always....

    I always feel used...it's kind of a given anymore. I'm either being used by my family as the go between. Infact that's the only time they're really loving toward me. When they need to use me for their own needs. I get used by guys at an abnormally weird rate. So often that I don...
    pinkspikes pinkspikes 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2007

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    Shattered.

    My kindness is indeed a weakness.. At least thats what I think. When I try to be nice I'm walked on. When I want to express my feelings, they are tossed out the window. When i put my heart into something or someone..its stepped on and shattered. W.H.Y? I thought that kindness...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 22, 2011

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    Why Me?i Thought He Loved My Mother

    i want to let you guys know before you read this this is true!i put it as story cause its long!!. my moms boyfriend raped me lastnight II knew somthing was up last year a red flag hit me. One day i was just in my rooom he walked in and started touching me my mom was at work...
    kim304 kim304 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    I often feel like an outsider. I keep to myself and not much a talker. At work, at my friend's place or where ever I go. I'm too shy.
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    I feel numb mostly emotionally numb not enjoying anything I used to bit caring enough my enthusiasm has gone I wish I was younger I wish I was 8 again where I was oblivious to...
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    I just feel broken. Not used. I'd have to be acknowledged to be used. He just walked out and left again. Always going. He always says where to. But never who with or when he'll be...
    tristaspuella tristaspuella 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    My ex bf made me go through depression.. I loved him, but he just used me all along. He was still in love with his ex gf. After timed passed, I began to forget him.. My heart...
    EmmaParsons EmmaParsons 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    Not a great 2 weeks feel absolutely used :/
    chevellT chevellT 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I don't want to say I hate it, and it might just be my interpretation, the world looks strange in my eyes, I try to believe everyone loves me, cus I received lots of bday wishes...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I can't begin to pour my heart out. If I did Im afraid of what would come rushing to the surface. A fresh mounted wound that never wanted to heal itself, stinging and ripping with...
    isodole isodole 22-25, F Aug 15

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    I sometimes think that life is just a dream. Seriously. I feel like I could be just another spot of nothing in the universe, if it even exists. And those thoughts turn into more...
    mournwiththemoonandthestars mournwiththemoonandthestars 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Not to put the spotlight on me.. But at school an everything I feel like I'm invisible. I have some friends but all the girl friends seem to judge me. And it's weird cuz I try to...
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    So my ex says "I don't have time to talk to you." My second ex says nothing. No one calls. No one says "I miss her." No one stayed or ever wanted to....I am just getting...
    Nurse68 Nurse68 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Some problems have been weighing on my mind these past few days. I hate to have things weighing on my mind. It's really hard to fall asleep when I'm worried.
    JAD01 JAD01 31-35, F Aug 15

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    I don't find it fair that my boyfriend gets upset when I go out but when he goes out I am completely okay with it. I guess he's scared I will cheat on him, because I'm assuming...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    This is true actually. Mostly in my social group of friends which i have but probably because i am different to them. Sometimes i get irritates at my friends and society and how...
    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Like a condom. Not in that melodramatic teen crisis My-GF-broke-up-with me sense. Improbable days are insistent.
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M Aug 21

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    I just recently experienced the worst heartbreak that i have ever felt. i felt good about myself during the relationship but at the end i felt lost. she broke up with me in the...
    hhhovind hhhovind 16-17, M Jul 30

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    I may have a lot of friends... But I always feel lonely because they use me like a toy... If my friend or anyone needs advice, I am there. If someone feels lonely, I am there. If...
    MeganXXXXX MeganXXXXX 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I often feel angry against others for trivial things, specially my boyfriend if he spends time away from me it drives me crazy, or with his friends i don't like them and i want him...
    Ensamflicka Ensamflicka 18-21, F Aug 8

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    it is that transgendered differentness as there are so few of us, allthough I have straight allies, you so very often feel all alone
    christinemelody christinemelody 56-60, T 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I often feel like I'm on the outside of my friend group
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I always let people down and it's like I can't help myself. There's about 5 individual people I was planning on meeting with over the past week. I spoke to each and we organised...
    n4ta1i3 n4ta1i3 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    For the past two weeks, I don’t think I’ve dreamed once-or if I have, I don’t remember it. That probably doesn’t seem all that significant… Except for me. It’s made...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    So, it starts out with a memory that I either recall often, or re-tell often. The repeated access of the memory is more like accessing the last time I thought of it, so that last...
    iDispense iDispense 36-40, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm 38 years old, and from my earliest memories I have been alone. Only slightly after my first memory of loneliness came my first feeling of being undeserving. I grew up in a cold...
    solitary42 solitary42 36-40, M 8 hrs ago

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    I miss the old me who I used to be. wide eyed, playful, kind i even miss how gullible i was used to see the world so different used to be so different I miss the way I spoke...
    tostai tostai 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Okay so I feel really really alone right now :c I used to hang out with my mother every night but ever since her boyfriend moved in we never talk or see eachother and it's killing...
    SolarSkyDiver SolarSkyDiver 16-17, M 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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