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I Think I Expect Everyone To Hurt Me

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Because i am more humane than most. And more intensely defensive.
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    I hate when I write too much, forgive me. I've been single now for 3 months. My how the time flies. My ex and I were together for 5 years, engaged for about 2 but with no plans of...
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    Never expect someone to respect your feelings because you respected theirs. Never expect someone not to hurt you because you would never hurt them.
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    I don't want to get hurt, but if I don't get hurt, I'm not living like a human.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    You know at times, people told you that they knew you, more than you think. I pause myself- I wonder. Is that true? Can they actually see me? Through me? Cause I can't. This...
    1NonchalantEros 1NonchalantEros 31-35, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    To start out, I have been married for 8 years and am going through an EXTREMELY difficult time in my marriage. My husband and I are trying to work through it and I do have hope...
    Aurora1024 Aurora1024 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    Ok so I have been with someone for 14 years. He has cheated...a lot. The last time he ran around on me was 2 years ago. I went through his phone and saw text messages between him...
    Fedup31 Fedup31 31-35, F 9 mins ago

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    Can't say I don't love him. Still I can't pretend that my heart is torn just knowing that I'm losing my bestfriend. If it's easier said and done then someone tell me why. I could...
    lightraydawn lightraydawn 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I can't believe I did it again... I unintentionally hurt a friend when I was trying to help. I hate relationships. That's why I've been happier alone. I don't have the chance to...
    nickrif nickrif 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I think everyone should go to a therapist and get professional help with things. We all have problems and we developed coping skills on our own but it's doesn't mean they are...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    Hay everyone go on YouTube and look up Matthew lush he is so funny
    trew5432 trew5432 13-15, M 8 hrs ago

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    Ok so after school today, the kids did their homework and then the girls wanted to watch a movie. I suggested a few then I suggested Camp Rock, "Yeah! Camp rock! Camp rock...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    Obviously I've been hurt many times.. but I'll never forget one of those times.. I still remember the pain as if it was yesterday.. I still feel the pain sometimes.. I used to be...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    I wanted you to give me answers. I needed them, and I was expecting the worst. Maybe knowing the truth will make it better but you didn't give them to me, not even an explanation...
    introvert93 introvert93 18-21, F Sep 22

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    Everyone's morning start with a smile, try to achieve something there goals with there significant one ... And smile on the faces of people who wake up with hope trying to find...
    Want2di3 Want2di3 22-25, M Sep 6

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    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F Sep 18

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    I've never thought I was the attractive one. Boys showed me attention, but only because I have a nice butt...beyond that.....not at all. Now I have a boyfriend.....on our first...
    sweetloaf sweetloaf 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 1

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    I don't think people should be bullied or hurt by words! I think everything should be equal because war is not the answer. Yes I am a hippie and yes I am alone. But I am who I am...
    HopeBright44 HopeBright44 13-15, F Sep 11

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    Ok I know I wrote I was going to bed... But I gotta get this out first so I can go to sleep. It's like word vomit. It's nasty, it's uncomfortable, but once it's out, you feel a lot...
    LittleGirlCrissy LittleGirlCrissy 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    My name is Aariah and I really believe that my mom hates me. Like she is really mean to for no reason... I do above and beyond to try and help her and help take care of my sisters...
    HellaaLoyaal17 HellaaLoyaal17 18-21 1 Response Sep 19

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    I just finished watching a film that I know I'm going to fail miserably trying to share because it was touching in a personal way to me. It was a film about a young girl from the a...
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 31-35 1 Response Sep 21

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    I have GOT to get this out... I cant keep it bottled in any longer. I may only be rambling to myself here, but I dont care, at least it will be out of my system. ( I'm going to...
    ashuriiNikooru ashuriiNikooru 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I know that not everyone will like me, but that's ok. I am me, take me or leave me. It's entirely your choice.
    unluckE unluckE 31-35, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I hate everyone else all I need is myself
    romanalanski romanalanski 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    well this is a story of when i was in 7th grade I liked this boy for a long time we started going out but he acted nothing like me he was really conservative, all about books...
    ihaveaname99 ihaveaname99 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    i think back to the most influential ppl ive ever meet in my life. one person comes to mind. this person has brought out the best and the worst in me. ive pushed, ive shoved, and...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F Sep 13

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    SOME OF THEM WANT TO USE YOU, SOME OF THEM WANT TO ABUSE YOU. It is strange how things happen on EP. I like this site, but the more I stay in here the more I get to know how one...
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