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I Will Stop Allowing Others to Hurt Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 127 People

    I May Never Find True Love Again

    I am not one that understands why there is so much heart break in the world.  To me romance and love should be easy.  You live life together taking care of each other and making each other happy.  You go threw life together experiencing things that only you...
    denverguy denverguy 36-40, M 15 Responses Jun 22, 2009

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    As of Today ...

    My vow to myself -- I will not allow others to hurt me.  Do what you need to do, say what you need to say, but it's about you -- not me.  You are not the center of the universe.
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 12, 2009

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    Putting The Foot Down

    Come on, I'm 37 and a half. I need to not let nayone into my life that will hurt me. Because I am at my maximum allowance for hurt. I have reached my limit. Unfortunately it makes want to tune all men out for good.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 9, 2009

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    i tend to dwell in negativity. i hate myself for doing that. i will stop it :)
    dragonshine dragonshine 22-25, T 2 Responses Feb 6

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    This argument tonight is worst then when she found out I cheated. I cheated yeah and she found out I didn't tell her yeah. She took me back. I lost all of her trust and I deserve...
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    Covert emotional manipulation In The narcissists/sociopaths bag of tricks are a plethora of manipulation tactics they use to control conversations and your reality, avoid...
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    I hate crying in front of anyone. I'm usually pretty good at controlling what emotions I show, but that's the one thing I find infuriatingly hard to suppress. My tactics are pretty...
    EverythingYouNeverKnew EverythingYouNeverKnew 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    It has taken me a long time to think about writing this. For a long time, this has been a big issue in my life...and something I haven't spoken about. I fell in love with a guy...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I may have put this in the wrong place. It is what is. Wrong place maybe, not the story that is as old as creation its self. I won't bore you with historic beginnings because it...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I started talking to a guy about five months ago. He and I started dating three months ago, and last week he told me he loved me. The other day, he informed me that he and his ex...
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    No matter how hard I try I can't bring myself to honestly confide in another person. I feel as if they will judge me, or that they think they can no longer view me as someone they...
    FirstSnowFall FirstSnowFall 18-21, F Feb 8

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    NotBiasedBAM NotBiasedBAM 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    nocool nocool 41-45, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    How can you do this to me, even now? Why do you have so much power over me? I'm going to be sick. ****. My stomach is in knots. I feel like you just slit me open and I'm...
    laurisilva laurisilva 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    This is something that has plagued me since as far back as I can remember. I have always had low self-esteem, and growing up with a narcissistic mother didn't help. I got teased...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    Shamandora Shamandora 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    Sometimes I feel as though a pact has been made between all of my "friends" of the past to no longer associate with me. Then I find myself meeting new people and realizing they...
    ughgross ughgross 26-30 Feb 7

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    That hurting is a sample of the hurt going on in others. That sample is given to you so you can try to untie it and cure it. I do this whenever I realize it.
    cheesesausage cheesesausage 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Uoaman Uoaman 36-40, M Jan 30

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    I really liked a guy from the UK. I can't forget when he sent me pictures of himself and they ended up in my spam mail. I retrieved them and he asked "Am I still spam?" He was an...
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    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think the further away people are from me the better, not because I set out to hurt others. No, this is due to me being an absolute pain in arse for everyone else. I think it's...
    HelterSkelter1 HelterSkelter1 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I have been eating 5000 calories a day for the last 2 weeks and have gained a few pounds. On top of the 65 lbs I have gained in the last few years. I just cant stop eating and dont...
    person12670 person12670 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 30

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    ish1234567 ish1234567 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    ScreamingWhispers ScreamingWhispers 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    JeannieInAChampagneBottle JeannieInAChampagneBottle 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Kayu96 Kayu96 31-35, F Feb 14

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    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M Feb 17

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    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    Joshua1325 Joshua1325 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 18

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    Wish People Would Just Chill Out And Stop Hurting Each Other
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Tim12961 Tim12961 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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