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I Will Not Let Myself Be Used and Manipulated Anymore

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 421 People

    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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    A friend and his wife

    and kids are moving out of their house today. He sent a group text to a bunch of his friends last Friday to see who could help with the move. I felt obligated to be a strong support because... I'm not sure why. I've always tried to be a go-to man for him. But given the way...
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2015

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    Annoying sales tactic,

    start with complimenting a part on your car, for example your front brakes look great, then move to your back brakes need some work....we need to do this this and this and your looking at $529 for back brakes. Thieves, and like most sales people they talk to you in a nice tone...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M Mar 29, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F Dec 3, 2013

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Mar 29, 2015

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    I'm not a robot or a slave.

    If you don't like me or accept me for who I am then screw you!
    FoxFan64 FoxFan64 13-15, M 1 Response May 3, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 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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    Used

    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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    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, 2014

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    Never have never will.

    I'm just not easily moved or easily manipulated.
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 22-25 Mar 30, 2015

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    Thinking and acting like nothing affected me

    worked good in the beginning when I was a kid it was my way to deflect the pain caused by others while also letting them know that I wasn't affected by them. Fast forward a few years and that morphed into me denying how I truly felt. Because I had practiced that behavior so many...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 13, 2015

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