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I Sometimes Try to Please Everyone

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Mar 5, 2013

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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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Naw, really? It's one of those things that is just normal to me but looks weird to everyone else. I take meds four times a day, and if I happen to be in the presence of...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 20

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    Please! People can be exhausting!! Doesn't matter WHO they are!!! Whether physically or emotionally, you cope with their demands most of the time. But every now and then it's good...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 20

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    The difference in social media and websites and the interaction therein perplexes me sometimes... Though right now I could care less about the perplexing nature of things and...
    JeffreySmiles JeffreySmiles 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Can everyone please support me and follow me and have your friends follow me. Twitter: https://twitter.com/Geisha_Stories Tumblr: http://geisha-stories.tumblr.com/ Instagram...
    Youremypet Youremypet 18-21, F Jan 4

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    Good morning! Just remember you're all worth something no matter what. So please stay strong everyone and have a great day!
    AndyL567 AndyL567 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Sometimes, I really just want to die. Why do I exist? I don't see a point in living. I hate myself. Being raped just destroyed me. I really need someone to talk to before I make a...
    Childlover4evr2 Childlover4evr2 18-21, F Jan 10

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    Hate is just too strong of a word for this case. I just...have known her - Mary - for most of my life. We've never really fought, though we banter and debate with one another all...
    Ewoo Ewoo 16-17 6 days ago

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    So I've been involved in retail my whole life because of the small "family business". It's nice but it gets boring to the point where I have to give myself work to do sometimes...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F Jan 1

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    Ever since I got back to school I've been feeling content with loneliness. I have quick little conversations with everyone just to be friendly and any other time I have a reason to...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F Jan 7

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    Yeah... I've been thinking about an Adventures in EP storytime thing for a'while now... Like taking experiences of what goes on and then turning them into adventerous exploits with...
    JeffreySmiles JeffreySmiles 26-30, M Jan 9

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    Once in a while, not all the time. The house is empty lately with everyone so busy. I broke up with my bf months ago because he got arrested. Dating life sucks in Montana. I miss...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Sometimes, I get so overwhelmed and stressed out I want to bust out of my skin. I want to run away so nobody has to deal with me and my emotional state.
    Floo64 Floo64 22-25, F Jan 20

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    I wish I could take myself somewhere else. Far away from all the drama, away from all the people, away from society, and school. I wish I could lock myself in a far away island, to...
    Music2717 Music2717 13-15, F Jan 20

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    Sometimes I can't exactly distinguish between reality and the things in my head. I don't hear voices all the time but I constantly see shadows. My therapist past it off as an...
    Holmesdown Holmesdown 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    Hello everyone, I'm Emma. This is my last post on EP. I'll miss many of you, such as Chrissaysyourock, Caitlin, Zach, Oliver, Marc, Amy, Hannah, and many others. In my most...
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I get so depressed and although I want to talk to people, I hate spreading negativity and then I worry that they will talk bad about me. Sometimes I just really wanna let off some...
    Mizpoppy Mizpoppy 26-30, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes , i think about my past and i hate myself for all the things i have done and that i have gone trough.. and its heart wrenching. Then theres other times, where I'm proud...
    livinglife789 livinglife789 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I don't even know sometimes. It feels hopeless, why shouldn't it? Something was done to me at a very young age that I had no control or say in at all. I didn't even know what the...
    dontknowmylife dontknowmylife 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Sometimes we women are just so ensnaring when it comes to a man, even men, we like, and it was this way with the date I went on with Jacob Östberg last night. It was a dinner...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 2

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    After so many years, I am coming to this realization. As much as I would love to be accepted and loved by every person on this earth, it just isn't going to happen. I need to...
    jsk7 jsk7 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I'm trying to stay up late, someone should message me so I'm not as bored. *People around my age please*
    Sadie0923 Sadie0923 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    But no I'm not happy ANYONE that was friend with me please add me back name was Shaun765 I am really Pi**ed off with ep I did not do nothing and get deleted well I did do some...
    shaun7654 shaun7654 13-15, M Jan 4

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    well I'm awkward all of time and I don't know why my spots, geek-ness something else. well here's my experience super cute girl totally an anime geek I've been paired up with her...
    ProfIbbotson ProfIbbotson 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    sometimes moving on is the only cure to heart ache
    Navae Navae 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Dear God, I have been trying and if I ever fail please don't let go of my hand and my heart..
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F Jan 7

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    Hi I suffer from hard to deal with ocd, when I was diagnosed about 7 years ago I was really struggling and my binge drinking got even worst and I used alcohol as a means to deal...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 13

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    Is it too much to ask?I did a miniature crochet lace angel for my son to give to his great grandmother for her 100th birthday. Took me 2 weeks to make it. Not that this should...
    absolom absolom 41-45 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Pharrell Willaims - Marilyn Monroe I hope one day a man will come along in my life and say they wished for me and will never abuse me.. And that they want a different girl...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    ..that sometimes, I wish I was a princess in a castle with beautiful dresses and we'd have a ballroom where formal people would come every now and then.
    zxlove63 zxlove63 13-15, F Dec 30, 2014

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    feeling lost is the worst and not knowing how to talk to people, especially your love ones make it even harder . I say I'm OK but I'm not ! deep inside I want to scream and shout...
    poetic92 poetic92 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    But sometimes people are just mean and I want to punch them. Like in the face because they are mean and deserve it.
    AlainaD2002 AlainaD2002 13-15, F 8 Responses Jan 2

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    I love it when I am the first one in the room to laugh, then everyone starts laughing!
    poetically poetically 26-30, F Jan 4

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