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I Sometimes Try to Please Everyone

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    When there's an awkward party

    and no ones talking, I feel like it's my fault and have to make sure everyone's having fun or I would feel guilty. I also hate that I give so much effort to please people and make sure people like me but they don't do the same and give back that same effort. I feel like there's...
    Karinas2 Karinas2 18-21, F 1 Response May 9, 2014

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    It Gets Me Down ...

    I know that you can't always please everyone, but I do try very hard to do so, and when I don't succeed, I am way to hard on myself ... I need to start wanting to please myself more!  
    kinkitty kinkitty 36-40, F 13 Responses Apr 27, 2008

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    I Know This Person.

    I no this guy, who always likes to make fun of people and who always uses the expense of others to boost his ego. I'm sure you all know someone like this, but this guy in particular is a friend, though we have some ins and outs often, we still manage to remain friends for 2...
    Andariel Andariel 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    Actually a Source of Marital Conflict...

     I just want to please everyone.  I feel terrible about turning down an invitation, and would never refuse a request for help.  When there are conflicting demands, my wife asks me what is it that *I* want to do.  She doesn't understand when I answer that I...
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 2 Responses May 21, 2008

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    Trying to Please Everyone

    I've always put others before me I guess I just wanted to feel wanted, needed and accepted. I would do things for people who would't even return the favor. I've had people use my kindness as my weakness. I know how to say no but I needed to be needed. I 'd watch people kids for...
    lostchild lostchild 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2007

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    I Try To Please Everyone.

    I always try and keep everyone happy but sometimes i can't, Like if a guy tells me he likes me and wants to be with me i have to turn him down because i'm not single.It's difficult to please everyone and also impossible..If i knew how to i would..
    ClaraJayne ClaraJayne 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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    No Pleasing Some People

    No matter what you do some people will just never be happy with what you have done for them. "You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time."
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2007

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    It doesn't matter how close I am too you (just

    met or best friend) if we are bored when hanging out, I feel like you will never want to hang out with me again. Like it's my job to entertain you.
    minicabes minicabes 16-17, F May 10, 2014

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    Yes, I Do...

    and mostly I felt how people was happy about it and that made me feel good too.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 8, 2008

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    It's Exhausting!

    Realistically, I know that I can't please my whole family.  No matter what decision I make, I always seem to **** someone off!  Since I know that pleasing them all is impossible, why do I feel so frustrated and helpless when someone is upset?  It makes me want to...
    angeleyes2009 angeleyes2009 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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    A Pain

    It's something that I have to cut back on because it really can be very overwhelming. I just like to help people, that's me, but sometimes my mouth gets me into a bind because I say yes okay I will help to just about everyone and one of 3 things usually happens: 1. I double book...
    rajiv123 rajiv123 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 26, 2011

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    Its Hard!

    Its hard to try be everybodys friend and make people around happy. The most difficult was it in school where are always two different types of people...people who pick on others and people who get picked on. I was often in the middle...when one wfriend was picking on another...
    AwakingDreamer AwakingDreamer 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 27, 2008

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    Sometimes...

    then I realize that it's impossible to please people and return the favor back and I stop, but I do it from time to time
    Eamane Eamane 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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    How I Do Things

    What I do to myself is try to please others. It's what has gotten me in trouble. And it's made me hate myself because I screw up things that are good in my life. I don't know why but that's how I handle things. And I want to make sure everyone is happy before I'm happy. And then...
    blueeyedrussian blueeyedrussian 22-25, F Mar 5, 2013

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    samuelsluck986 samuelsluck986 26-30, M Apr 12

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    I just wanted to say sorry about my last post! I had some pretty nasty comments and I deserved them for saying I don't like fat and ugly guys! Yes I'm very judgemental and I'm sure...
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    I always try to do what's right... No matter how hard it is. But I have a lot of fears and worries that when it counts the most, I will fail to pull through. All I really want is...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    Life can sometimes feel like such a burden... So many ways to cope, but the best way was with love.... Now I just lust for something I don't have...
    pokerheartbrkn pokerheartbrkn 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

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    Did I just agree to meet the narcissist?Why?Why?Why when I have the impulse control of a dog? Someone please hit me over the head.Somebody kill me before that time. And what is...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I wonder sometimes how a man who claims to love his children can be so cruel. Today he told my sister to ignore my calls when I asked for a pick up from the shops she left me at in...
    Sharniab Sharniab 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    I just whant to say foreveryone forgive me and i also forgive everyone who hurt me and runid my life i honestly forgive everyone and include my family and i whant to say i love...
    Fde332w Fde332w 22-25, M Mar 27

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    Ringing my ears... Don't know where to start really.. Of which of you that think I'm crazy or full of ****, I sincerely hope something like this happens to you. For what I speak of...
    paddys1234 paddys1234 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I am not okay... I'm crying almost everyday but I always put up a strong face in front of everyone. I always break down whenever I think of my husband's affair. It breaks me even...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    And this is my story. We spent too much time together that without realizing it the strings became so twisted it seemed like it was impossible to be untangled. At that moment, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 4

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    I love my family but sometimes they drive me crazy. Its hard being the only guy and youngest in my family, sometimes I just need silence so I can think. I also always hate that...
    LonerToMost84 LonerToMost84 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Dearest daughterHopefully, one day you will read this letter. Probably I’ll get pregnant with you in the future. Or I will find you where you’re biological mother left...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    i really want to help poor people , i have seen people dying because of no food , no clothes and bcoz of dieseases and i feel really very bad abt. it , bcoz we all people in this...
    dieseldrumm dieseldrumm 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    i really want to help poor people , i have seen people dying because of no food , no clothes and bcoz of dieseases and i feel really very bad abt. it , bcoz we all people in this...
    dieseldrumm dieseldrumm 22-25, M Mar 31

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Do you remember the story? The one with Romeo and Juliet? You know he was a Montaque and she was a Capulet. Their parents were at war, Their love had to be kept hidden. I always...
    qtrican80 qtrican80 31-35, F Apr 11

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    Sometimes? More like all the time. Alone please I do it at work while walking around the house. Even while I'm writing this story my lips are moving. Yes I'm a great...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 12

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    Sometimes I just don't know when to say no. I know it's bad but I've always been a people pleaser, but I want to stop because I think it's pathetic now 😔 I shouldn't let others...
    lourrysjeans lourrysjeans 18-21, F Apr 12

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    EP sucks a big di$# they delete my photo of me in a thong suit on a beach in swim suit that I can wear on most any beach but they don't delete a user like doreen20 that is a scam...
    wilrok wilrok 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I always feel like being misplaced, at school, out in public, even at home. Most of the time, I feel like everyone around me is staring at me and talking and giggling about me...
    fleurxblanche fleurxblanche 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    and apparently I'm the only one, so far. Look, I don’t know one single person who has never gossiped. Sure, some of us do it too often and way more than others, but the cold...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F Mar 22

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    I'm friends with almost every single person in my school, yet I never get invited to go out with anyone. I feel like nobody really cares about me. Even though while I walk in the...
    futuremike1 futuremike1 18-21, M Mar 27

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    Sometimes its just better to climb into my "bubble" for a bit and just relax and think. Being such a sensitive and emotional person all the time wrecks havoc on my body. So I just...
    orchidangel orchidangel 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Why does everyone keep asking me if I'm ok?!? Like I don't get it...I'm ok everyone! LOL okaayy maybe I went off the deep end a little...but is there anything actually wrong with...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    Today I hosted a family dinner for 30 people... Our annual Easter gathering... As always, everyone raved about the wonderful day it was... The food was delicious and plentiful...
    hippiechick333 hippiechick333 46-50, F 12 Responses Apr 5

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    I feel like I have no personality and that I'm just boring. I wish I was the jokester of the group, or the super funny person everyone always went to for a laugh. I wish I could be...
    ChiaXUno ChiaXUno 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Hello everyone. I call myself invisibleme, because I am generally overlooked. I have lots of siblings (I am the middle child). People think I am gay because I am what people say...
    BigHairDontCare BigHairDontCare 16-17 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I feel invisible sometimes. I speak to people and they either don't reply, or give the standard uh huh. I want someone to actually listen to what I'm saying not just hear it...
    edemylove edemylove 26-30, F Apr 10

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