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I Tend to Have "Friends" Who Use Me

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    It's Odd...

    ...but as I look back over the years I've had quite a few "friends" who totally took advantage of me and used me. Claimed to be my best friend in the world but always made me feel like crap about myself, all the while I'm babysitting their kids for free or taking out...
    TheLibrarian TheLibrarian 36-40, F Feb 23, 2008

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    Not So Much Anymore

    I guess that's what happens when you're a natural care-giver like me. I just want everyone to be safe, fed, sheltered, and happy. I often over-give of myself to make that happen, and sometimes it bites me in the ***, but as I grow older, I'm learning how to set better boundaries...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2010

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    Expendable By All

    The title says it all. My only purpose in life seems to be for everyone I encounter to use me. I'm 19 and going into my sophomore year of college. Ever since I was considered smart by everyone in high school, I've been an academic asset to "friends." People who haven't spoken to...
    AlwaysUsed AlwaysUsed 18-21 Jul 5, 2012

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    Use Me, Yes They Do, Why I Tolerate It

    This story goes back 17 years to the present.  Honestly if I'd rather be dead than to have to live my life without friends.  Unfortunately I haven't been able to make friends with the Average Joe type.  The only kind of people that I've been able to make friends...
    lawnmowrman lawnmowrman 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 23, 2009

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    "we Should Hang Out At The Weekend!"

    That's what my friend said to me, and I'll admit, I was thrilled that I was being noticed by a friend for once. (Oh and if you're this friend reading this, don't bother telling me on facebook that you're not like this. I've known you too long, love).And then it turns out that she...
    NamiKat NamiKat 16-17 1 Response Feb 13, 2011

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