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I Sometimes Try to Please Everyone

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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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    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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    Yes, I Do...

    and mostly I felt how people was happy about it and that made me feel good too.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 8, 2008

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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

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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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    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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    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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    Pleasing Everyone Doesn't Work!

    The problem that I have is that I want everyone to be happy.  I hate discord so I bend a bit for everyone just to keep peace.  The problem is after so much of it, I get pissed and lash out verbally, surprising the hell out of everyone because I appear so placid all the...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 4 Responses Apr 8, 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'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 2 Responses May 9

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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 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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    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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    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 don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
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    Merry Christmas 🎅 to everyone I know.... I hope Santa brings everything that you want.... Its been a crazy year.... Lets hope that 2015, brings us all the love and things that...
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    My father is a Marine. Proper manners and respect were drilled into me at a very young age. 'Please' and 'Thank You' were some of the first words I learned. I always respond with...
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    Sometimes I feel like a wild animal. When I go outside I have to be on my guard. Everyone is a potential threat. I'm ready to do everything to survive. I scan everyone I encounter...
    vintervandraren vintervandraren 18-21 5 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    im quite kind to people especially to my friends. wheneve they need any help from me im there. ive been doing this for a while. but whenever i need help from them they usually busy...
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    i can be very antisocial. i enjoy nothing more than being by myself. when i'm in a social mood then i'm pretty friendly. but sometimes i'm so antisocial that i look at people as a...
    iridescenteyes iridescenteyes 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    You may mess up, but you are not a mess up. You may make a mistake, but you are not a mistake. You may screw up, but you are not a screw up. You may fail, but you...
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    Usually I care for others more than myself.. Then I get way over my head, and I'm hurt in the end... As I started getting older, I realized that not everyone will be pleased with...
    MissSilly MissSilly 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sometimes without notice or apparent reason, I get an overwhelming sadness. I have to stop what im doing at times and sit down. Sometimes I cry, sometimes I just feel so deeply sad...
    lookingformyminnion lookingformyminnion 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    I get so angry and upset sometimes I don't like taking it out on people, so I leave and walk away crying I'm usually a happy bubbly person. I try to help everyone before me...
    yeahis18 yeahis18 18-21, F Nov 25

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    I don't understand. I can't even post a status online saying what I feel like without someone coming along and ask me what's wrong and if I want to talk about it. I've even had...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I just feel like hugging someone weather it be at school or in general I mean hugging is great and I'm an cuddler I luv to cuddle like sooooo much but I always hug almost...
    youngnfunboi youngnfunboi 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    I wish I could understand why my husband has the need not to talk I just don't get anything anymore I cant understand if you leave another person don't that mean you want to end...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 8

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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...
    childlover4evr childlover4evr 18-21, F Dec 4

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    Hi, I'm new on here. I went through something this summer and I just can't be the same bubbly, happy, makes-people-smile kind of girl anymore. I try reeeeallly hard to act normal...
    Elenorjames Elenorjames 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    I do drugs, alot. dont judge me please. I find that certain chemicals make me able to enjoy life by being able to just lay in be, close my eyes and go on a mind trip, not like acid...
    Dissociator Dissociator 13-15, M Dec 10

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    Well Hate Is A Strong Word... But I Do Dislike Them. Sometimes. Its Just That, If You Know We're Not Working, Relationship Or Friendship Wise. Then ****, Let Me Know. So That I'm...
    Eriannaa Eriannaa 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I never say no .... I try to be kind to everyone ... Everywhere ... Office .. Home .. Friends .. Etc But sometimes people take advantage .. And I feel bad about it 😞
    kunalmalik kunalmalik 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I guess to an extent everyone is. I must say that I do love hanging out with my friends/family but there are some times where I crave my own company more than anything. Weirdly...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Sometimes you just need a break, In a beautiful place alone to figure everything out.... #ineedtimeandspace
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    It sometimes takes a new person in your life to gain a better perspective of your past. What I believed I never had, might have been, that I never understood the power of love...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I want to be as kind as I possibly can be because I would want people to be kind to me as well. Unfortunately, not everyone is kind to me and sometimes I'm forced to be mean. It...
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 4

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    I am a 20 y.o. man living outside of Oslo, Norway. I just quit my studies at a marketing school in Oslo because I wasn't satisfied with the quality of the education and was unhappy...
    felixhaave felixhaave 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    There are just some days when I feel like sitting by myself n staying disconnected from everyone. I'm sure there are people like me out there who feel like that sometimes too?! It...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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