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I Will Not Let Myself Be Used and Manipulated Anymore

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    I will quit paying for anything on a date.  Let someone take care of me for a change. 
    MISTRESSROXY MISTRESSROXY 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 15, 2009

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    I Think I Was Messed Around And Used

    She got in touch with me at first. We started texting again after months of almost no contact. I'd always really liked her. We met up a few times, we went out clubbing together, we went on a date. We kissed. She would call me and would always answer my calls, we'd text all the...
    chewyconor chewyconor 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 6, 2012

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    I was told by a friend that

    since my previous relationship was such **** I should blog about it.... Not only to get these horrible memories out of my head but also because of knowledge I have gained from it..... If that's what you want to call it "knowledge" Now I can go on and on forever about this guy...
    Pink3789 Pink3789 22-25, F Dec 3, 2013

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    Doneso.

    i refuse to let this happen anymore. doesnt matter if youre a friend family or lover. i'm done. you're cut. i hope youre hurt as much as youve hurt me. over and over and over again.   might be harsh. but it's what i need to do. thanks.
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2009

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    It's Nice to Admit This

    Sometimes, OK, MOST of the time, I go with the flow.  I don't rock the boat - it's easier that way. Now - I'm ready to be myself.  Actually, I have been for awhile now - this is such an old experience I'm just updating it now : )    So - no...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 9, 2009

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    My Need For Love And Approval Makes It Easy For Others To Use Me.

     My need for approval gives way for others to take advantage of me.  I put up with a lot just to continue a relationship.  My goal is to not let others manipulate me any longer.
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 3, 2010

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    Anxiety Causes Others to Take Advantage of You

    For the longest time (I am over forty years old and so by long I mean my whole life), people have taken advatange of me over and over again, because I always gave people the benefit of the doubt and thought it was my anxiety that was the causing the problem.  I guess...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 10, 2009

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    Never Again

    I allowed myself to be used for many things.  For too long, I thought it was what was required of me.  I found that as long as I allowed myself to be manipulated into doing for others, I thought I was happy.  It was when I finally realized that I had needs that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 11, 2008

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    Not No Mo

    lol hahaha yea not anymore I been told I was a dumb b---- that I always let myself be used and maybe I did but not anymore and im especially not going to let myself abuse and maniplulate myself too if that makes sense to you
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F Dec 20, 2010

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    Others took advantage of me

    and conned me into making a fool of myself, including internet trolls and certain people who I won't mention. I will not let them get in my way, I will not allow myself to be manipulated by people like that.
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 13

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    I Need to Say This and Believe It

    Each day - I am really at my wits end. I have went back to my lawyer and I am trying to get the harassment to stop, and the fighting.  I need to have hims stay away.  I know the court is expediting this, but how long does THAT take?? ...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 9, 2009

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    Was It My Fault ?

    i once was treated so badly i wish i could have seen it then so badly but what can ya do ? it would mainputale me to make thing everthing was my fault.But it was never my fault he just lied to ay whatever he could to get me me where he wanted me . i wish i could turn back time...
    Tawny26 Tawny26 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 20, 2011

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    Ha Ha Ha

    Okay Chron...lots of luck with that buddy, LMFAO!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 7, 2011

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    It Drove Me Crazy

    i thought everything was my fault and there was something wrong with me. i became depressed. i want to be strong now, i am trying my best everyday to not be used and manipulated anymore. its hard but i have to keep pushing
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 Nov 3, 2013

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    I saw this and I thought it would help some people out. I feel I'm the person hiding behind a smile. Who are you?
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    I hate the girl I have become because I fought not to be her.
    bigbootyNoJudy bigbootyNoJudy 18-21, F Jul 14

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    Ever just want to be weird by yourself. Ever want to be weird with someone else without being judged by them. Imagine if the whole world was that cool. ;)
    CheshireFriend CheshireFriend 18-21, M Jul 15

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    And as you walk down the street, depending in which community you are in. You mold yourself into a replica, to be accepted or to be respectful. Theres certainly different code of...
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    This. I'm bored of doing things everyone else's way. I'll do things how I wish now. :)
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    stephanyee stephanyee 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    AlliHastings AlliHastings 22-25 Jul 14

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