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I Sometimes Try to Please Everyone

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, M 2 Responses May 21, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    60 plus please!!!! I just love the idea of being with an older man
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    In my own environment that is a hell even in fighting and bullshit i always say please and thank you it's just how i am. But it really comes into play at others house holds.
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Most of the time I'm an easy going person but there are times were I just wanna punch mfrs in the face. Even more than that sometimes. Right now I'm in my own home, on my own...
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    I like to compare myself to criminals, I think I'm no better than them at times although I've never done anything but being rude verbally, hitting other players with a hockey stick...
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    Monte805Cristo Monte805Cristo 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Driving home from work today..I had 3 people cut me off for no apparent reason. One driver almost put me in a ditch as he was driving far too fast and erratically. I saw a car pass...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 8 Responses Apr 29

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    I do I don't understand why though... sometimes I think way to much me and my bro Joey know how it goes he's my best friend and we over think everything lol but I create these...
    wallflower395 wallflower395 13-15, F Apr 28

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    I really wish I wasn't. For starters, most of the time I already think a little low of myself at times. So when someone tells me something, it really gets to me, and I start to...
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    A lot of people my age (16) already party like animals and they drink. Some smoke. They have dated and had their first kiss. Some of them have even had their first time ( I think...
    adriana0102 adriana0102 16-17, F 5 Responses May 8

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    God please if you don't stop me I will kill him... Take these deadly thoughts away god. Sometimes he really gets on my nerves but I'm too good to tell him.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 10

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    I was 19 when I had my first kiss. I was in a night club for one of those sport's socials and I didn't really know anyone. We were all just acquaintances. And we started talking to...
    idunnoeven idunnoeven 22-25, F May 12

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    Hey you ,beautiful person.The most beautiful people are really those with the most beautiful hearts.Thanks for taking yr time to chat or hang out with me .I couldn't wish for...
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    Humor (well attempted humor anyway) tends to be my go-to mechanism whenever I'm in any kind of social situation...especially if it is not the most comfortable of settings. What I...
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    I smile at work and talk to everyone. Wave...say hi to everyone..but they dont know I hate being myself most of the time and have a hard battle with anxiety and depression.
    jtymez4 jtymez4 26-30, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I probably only eat once a day. I always forget to feed myself. Like when I go to the store, I'd get everyone else's things, but I'd forget to get mine. However, I'd be...
    RocaAzul RocaAzul 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Me : officer , please detain me I left a four month old infant alone in the house Officer : where exactly were you going that you needed to do that ? Me: I haven't been anywhere...
    missreeedy missreeedy 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    Being silly is the best of the best, you can't chill with me if you don't have a sense of humor and can enjoy life, no negative people please and thanks! Life's way to short for...
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 27

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    Just because i am 21 it does not mean i have to like clubbing, drugs or alcohol!! I am happy with the person i am and the way i live my life, so just please shut up about who i am...
    FearNo1butGod FearNo1butGod 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    I am boring! Please someone help me change!
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    i don't want to talk to man for a while..due to biggegt fear.... Just leave me alone.please... Woman are welcome... good night
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 28