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I Think I Expect Everyone To Hurt Me

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    I Really Think I Do...

    All my Life people have always hurt me, or left me, or have done something in the past to make me either want to walk away from them or something. I think there is like some chemical balance in my mind, that makes me believe that people are out to hurt me, and to leave me. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 6, 2010

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    I Know I Do

    Ive been hurt in the past that now i just expect it. I know i should just let the past be the past but i dont know its just reflex now. My minds just says walls go up and keep person at arms length dont get hurt.
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2010

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    Switch

    And so they do.The only way for it not to happen is to not expect.Law of attraction - we attract what our thoughts reveal.So switch thoughts.
    RedDust RedDust 41-45, F Nov 15, 2012

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    Life Experience

    I have always been a pessimistic person, which doesn't help me to have great expectations of people or circumstances. However, I cannot remember having a relationship where people actually catered to my feeling or perspective and take them into consideration.Whenever I explain to...
    ImnessAntiess ImnessAntiess 26-30, F Jan 18, 2011

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    Repeating History

    There's only so many times you can watch the exact same story play out before it makes you just a little cynical. Guys think they're smart about it but really every one of them that I've ever encountered plays a slightly different variation of the exact same game, each one...
    SJ7462426 SJ7462426 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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    Hurt From Birth

    My parents divorced when I was two years old. My father just vanished from then.. He was the first man to hurt me and he just opened up the door for every other man to hurt me. When I give my heart to someone, boyfriend, friend or familly member I give it 1oo% but they always...
    Laurretta Laurretta 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2010

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    There Is No Reason I Should Ever Change My Mind.

    Everyone is going to hurt me.  That is just inevitable.  My heart is locked in a box, the key has been grinded down into dust, then sprinkled in a fire. 
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 9 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    It'S True...

    Everyone will hurt you, you just have to decide who's worth the pain...
    FreshStart22 FreshStart22 31-35, F Feb 25, 2013

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    Life Experience

    I have always been a pessimistic person, which doesn't help me to have great expectations of people or circumstances. However, I cannot remember having a relationship where people actually catered to my feeling or perspective and take them into consideration.Whenever I explain to...
    ImnessAntiess ImnessAntiess 26-30, F Jan 18, 2011

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    More Of The Same

    Why not? I'm like a little mouse like Stephen King's Carrie looking at you out of the corner of my eye.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 6, 2010

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    I Think I Expect Everyone To Hurt Me.

    As much as i try to find the beauty in everyone i am well aware that none is perfect. And by knowing this I expect them to disappoint me in some way shape or form. Im not proud of it in fact it scares my every single day its like im jus waiting for something bad to happen.
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F Feb 19, 2011

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    I Mean I Always Was

    hurt by everyone who I fell for, so why will I expect it to be different this time?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 17, 2010

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    I Don't Just Think....

    When getting into a friendship/relationship, I would always say to myself, I will not give this person the power to hurt me, and over time, little by little, they work theirselves into my heart, and into my mind, and soul, and next thing I know, they are one of the people who can...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 13, 2010

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    Always

    And that way, I'm never disappointed...because they always do...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 8, 2010

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    Everyone Is Out To Hurt Me......

    I believe everyone is out to emotionally hurt me, because it has been happening to me for most of my life. It seems like I have been attracted to dysfunctional people who have taken advantage of my kindness and caring due to having a gentle heart. There was a time in my life...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 5 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    So I Hurt Them First.

    Its the truth. Everyone that has ever been in my life, has hurt me, some way, some how. I always meet someone and if they say they care for me, then i know and expect that they will hurt me. its just something that is going to happen. But before they can hurt me i tend to want...
    xxcoixx18xx xxcoixx18xx 16-17, F May 4, 2010

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    It Is Sad

    but I have to admit that on some level this is true. It is a generalization of course, there are a few people who have not let me down, but for the most part people have been very hard on my soul. At some point you can't blame everyone else, I am hard to get to know and don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 20, 2011

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    Sometimes I feel like I get overly upset with things that people have said to me without too much thought. I know I can't expect everyone to take extra care with what they say...
    Letmebee Letmebee 22-25, F Apr 3

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    I just read a post from Facebook about his friend's death. Before, I didn't know what it was about when he posted a status saying R.I.P. to my best friend until today, I read his...
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    including tonight my head hurts from thinking my eyes hurt from crying and my heart hurts from smiling on the outside knowing that I'm dying on the inside but my mom doesn't care...
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    When I'm given expectations, it can give me something I can aim to exceed.
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I do. You there, you think no one loves you? Everyone loves you, and that special person that really loves you....... they're out there somewhere, just keep wishing. I see all...
    Denzebarrrn Denzebarrrn 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Before I moved, I noticed a lot of my peers never really talked about helping other people or doing anything for other people. It wasn't until I moved where I started to feel like...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I think that we're given what is given and expected to just go along with it for an ideal to be reached. I feel like the deeper I sink into questioning what I'm given...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    It's kinda wierd today, as it's my birthday, everyone is smiling at me, expecting to get one back as they usually do. But i cant really smile back at them, i am not happy... I sit...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F Mar 28

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    I always wanted to say these words to my first real girlfriend that broke my heart. REO Speedwagon - Time For Me To Fly I've been around for you, been up and down for you But I...
    2censored 2censored 46-50, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Lol it's so funny but sometimes makes me cry.. I think I'm losing my mind,I just can't be alone after my first special someone became an ex I just can't be alone.. I' shall join...
    Sophiakhan1 Sophiakhan1 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Why do i care so much i guess its just who i am. Some log off and do not give a second thought to those on line for me that has never ever been the case. I care too much for people...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 17 Responses Apr 3

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    After 2 years....I think I am actually done being the only one that shows I care. Finally broke it off with him, in visitation....hurts, but not as bad as I thought it would. Ill...
    Shananigins Shananigins 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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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 believed you... Why did I believe you when everyone else that said so did? "I won't hurt you, I promise." You told me when I told you why I was so hesitant to get into a...
    IDontThinkYouAreListening IDontThinkYouAreListening 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I have been hurt many times in my life but i can understand why. Im normally anxious and it doesnt make people attracted to a coward who fears people. I still figure out why im so...
    tokyo60s tokyo60s 31-35, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    People stay sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you. Well hate to tell you but they lie. Names hurt even if it's just a joke to them. it can have...
    RandomFanGirl RandomFanGirl 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    This is a personality test. Choose one and read your result below. Don't take too long in thinking and just choose whatever catches your attention.If you are drawn to 1, Deep Down...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    If you want to win in life, don't be afraid to bite, after all what's the worst you could do? Hurt someone's FEELINGS! Meh!
    SAFFRONtheBLOODYqween SAFFRONtheBLOODYqween 13-15, F 22 hrs ago

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    Just came across an experience that says "I am a cheater. " I don't know what's worse. The fact that the page exists, or the fact that over 2,000 people joined it. If you really...
    HelloLovelyPerson HelloLovelyPerson 18-21, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    The conceptional myth that love hurts, do you believe it does? The truth is, love is just like any emotion that we feel except that we can have it positively or negatively...
    RestlessFlame RestlessFlame 18-21, F Apr 13

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    I'm not sure why I feel that way. I mean, I have my ups and downs, successes and failures. I'm only human, after all. But it is a feeling I simply can't escape. I chose to strive...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I am almost 25 years old. I am married and I have a beautiful 5 yr old daughter. My husband is handsome and perfect in almost every way possible. I have a beautiful 4 bedroom house...
    MrsRoker MrsRoker 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I recently went shopping with my best friend and used my limited funds to buy a new pair of shorts. I was really excited, which is rare because I usually hate shopping, and I went...
    ForgottenStorms ForgottenStorms 22-25, T 1 Response Apr 1

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    Everyone doesn't pick & choose my life for me . Everyone isn't there when I lay my head on my pillow at night . What I want to be is my business . What decisions I make is my...
    00dom00 00dom00 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I would like to reach a point where I have the strength and ability to exceed expectations, until I eventually reach a point where expectations won't limit me. I don't want to feel...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F Apr 10

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    I am a 24 years old guy and I absolutely hate the way I look. I find myself ugly and repulsive and I don't know how to deal with it.The way you view yourself can have an impact on...
    Fruktklyftan Fruktklyftan 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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