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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    it hurts so badly.. even after getting hurt so many times, I just end up expecting for that one single text that'd make me smile.. after a long day, I just wana see that single...
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    That aint possible. So why expect it.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Do the thing you fear the most, & the death of fear is certain.
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    I don’t think I am cursed... I KNOW I am cursed. What has happened to me and my wife in the last 18 years is not even believable. Whenever we tell people even 1% of it, they...
    18yearsofhell 18yearsofhell 51-55, M Feb 28

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    Most people would probably be concerned if they knew what I actually think about.. Everyone thinks I'm this quiet shy girl That's what I want them to believe
    DesireLovexx DesireLovexx 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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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 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I wish people would realize how ignorant they look when they call all kids stupid or retarded. That's like a police officer or soldier calling civilians inferior and weak...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    God said love your neighbor but I think I hate most of these bastards walking the Earth. Most of them cant do **** for me but hurt me if i let them near enough to attempt to "love...
    TrackStackz TrackStackz 13-15, M 11 hrs ago

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    I don't think I'm going to ever love someone again cause I always get hurt, I hate life
    XxXEmaXxx XxXEmaXxx 13-15, F 39 mins ago

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    Working in retail opens up your eyes to many different things regarding how companies run. It also gives you essential experience in dealing with kinds of people. I work part-time...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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     Let's talk about listening. Active listening. Consider these questions:What is the difference between hearing and listening? What are the different kinds of listening...
    1alwaysdreaming 1alwaysdreaming 18-21, F 42 Responses Mar 1

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    A wise friend alluded to this recently. So I thought about it. I've suspected for some time that what I always wished for, envisioned, was unreasonable. At least I'm logical enough...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F Mar 3

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    i thnk i need to see a doctor..i slap myself n hit my chest evrytme my husband hurts me with words..i cry so hard n laugh n cry..
    nothimanymore nothimanymore 26-30, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I never can. I don't like admitting things to myself... I don't like thinking of myself as weak
    shygyal30 shygyal30 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    "Fall For You" The best thing about tonight's that we're not fighting Could it be that we have been this way before I know you don't think that I am trying I know you're...
    LanaKane LanaKane 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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    *insert need for self validation here* Seriously though, curious to see what EPeeps have to say. Never hurts to have a strangers opinion on something.
    GlockBlocked GlockBlocked 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    I was 9 and the first time he touched me was in the same room as my parents and I still remember the exact feeling and the night after he came in my room and raped me and when he...
    fuckedupandalone fuckedupandalone 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I understand this world around me on a deeper level than most. Most people would want this, but it's just a heavy curse that holds no purpose for this universe as it is other than...
    DemraSynfata DemraSynfata 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    I hate the feeling when you are expecting something from someone, yet at the end you realize that it is again one of your imaginations that will never happen. I just think that...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F Mar 3

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    o know they hate me specially my mom. she always says toe that I was a mistake that I wasn't support to be born. but comparing it to my other sibbling my sister which is two years...
    metoo112 metoo112 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I should not say that all men have hurt me. I do not think that all men are evil or blame everyone in my life but I have been hurt by a lot of men. I don't want to be bitter and I...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I get so overwhelmed when I'm around everyone who knows my true struggle with my feelings. Each day I find it more difficult to face them. I know there is nothing else they can do...
    xxcaylaxx xxcaylaxx 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I knew my wife would move on and I didn't expect it to be far from happening but finding out by having it posted on Facebook wasn't nice . It's only been 6 weeks since she left me...
    hornyboy1983 hornyboy1983 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 2

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    you'd think I would be used to it. that id remember how it felt. that it wouldn't hurt this bad after so long, 15 years actually. but it hurts the same. I wish I didn't have to...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    well another damn day...i just smile things up then suddenly out of the blue i think of someone whom i really love..reallly care and i fight for..expectation hurts alot even though...
    exor14 exor14 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I wish everyone loved life as much as I do and I'm sure there are plenty that do. But I read so many distressing stories on here of people that are so miserable. My heart goes out...
    Cathycc Cathycc 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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