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I Think I Expect Everyone To Hurt Me

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Always

    And that way, I'm never disappointed...because they always do...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 8, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This morning I woke up to so many thoughts and it dawned on me. If I want to live happily I don't have to navigate this life to know who I am. I'm me regardless of my thoughts...
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    I Don't Mean To Hurt Anybody... Yet, still, I manage. Especially hurting myself. Cuz, damn, I'm in pain. Serious, serious pain. Excruciating pain. And I simply don't know...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    We broke up as he couldnt handle my anxiety issues, but other than that said i was perfect. Has called me twice when drunk saying he misses me and has strong feelings. Second time...
    jillamint86 jillamint86 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    yes.. but I think I don't have to explain it because it's most common story among many people like me
    bak4u bak4u 26-30, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    im sorry i hurt my wife. she was a good woman. but i chose the easy way out by hurting her so she can hate me so it makes it easier. i know i broke the heart of a flawless woman...
    ElusiveF4I ElusiveF4I 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    I have a scar on my foot and no one will tell me where I got it. I've had it so long that I remember thinking that everyone had one. My mum says I got it when I was with dad. And...
    Abcdefghijessy Abcdefghijessy 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    I feel so disconnected from the world. (No I don't mean my wifi isn't working) When I say disconnected people tend to associate that with depression and sadness or loneliness. I'm...
    NighttimeCrow NighttimeCrow 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't. But they should.
    SubSided SubSided 46-50, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    1. Lincoln should have sent all Africans back to Africa and I'm sure he is turning restless in his grave because of his decision not to. 2. African Americans should be given...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I always want to die. In 2012, rumour said the world was going to end on 21st of December. When everyone was fussed about it, I expected its come. As I had no idea to have a good...
    Suthysloth Suthysloth 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't know how long you thought I would hold on. I don't know how you would think that once or twice every 2 months would keep me from asking the inevitable question about a time...
    KristinKelly KristinKelly 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Having fun is one thing on the other hand is it ever really worth the risk of getting hurt in the first place. I was brought up with principals and to always respect myself. I am...
    VolunteerMouse VolunteerMouse 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Exactly, one of the most well said groups.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M Aug 22

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    Everyone is right on their side.. one can't force someone else to agree by compulsion
    loverylend loverylend 26-30 Aug 22

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    I really want to kill myself. My life is going on horribly. My mother has psychotic depression, she has been on an affair for 9 years & has just recently stopped after being...
    mangoseed mangoseed 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Both of my parents were first in their family to attend college and had high expectations for me to finish. I've been in school for five years and have yet to choose what I want. I...
    breezeee12 breezeee12 22-25, F Aug 22

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    For years, I was always the first one in whatever group of friends to get hurt. Also I put composites together of what my dream girl would look and be like. To take a quote from...
    hawaii50n1fan hawaii50n1fan 18-21, M Aug 21

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    I started talking to someone on here. I told them a lot about myself we had a lot in common and instantly became great friends, or so i thought. I thought we really connected. I...
    mari17 mari17 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I wrote few days earlier a farewell post about my dearest friend but today I want to announce I was mistaken. I never lost my dearest friend, I thought he was, I wanted him to be...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    i have given 13 years of my life to this relationship which also include 3 years of marriage..Although i have tried very hard to meet his expectations...bt when it comes to what i...
    sanjuguha sanjuguha 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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