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I Will Stop Allowing Others to Hurt Me

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    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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    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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    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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    People who judge others by money don't deserve wealth of any kind
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    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    I'm considered the "too smart one" in my family. I'm almost finished with college at my very young age, and overwhelmingly intellectual. Because of this, it's very hard to find...
    FindingFate FindingFate 16-17, F 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I just can't stop. Broken promises will always be on the top of my burden that I carry. The scars will forever mark my wrists, thighs, sides, everywhere where I could reach with a...
    renlambert renlambert 13-15 2 days ago

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    People are not terrible, hateful and careless creatures. Fear and the impetuous nature of humans causes us to lash out and hurt others. We tend to forget that others have those...
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    I'm very sensitive and often get my feelings hurt. I take words and body language personally. I wish that the world was filled with more people who were aware of how their words...
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It really hurting right now. I cNt wait for the day where I can look back on this post and maybe delete it because I'm happier. But its hurting so much :( ive been crying a little...
    23kk23 23kk23 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    “The only way to know if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” ~Ernest Hemmingway The world is tough. We often hear about and see how one person betrayed another and...
    mindstruggle mindstruggle 22-25, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    Rhonda, that is her name and it all began with me wanting to help her. She can treat me real bad at time, unexcusable behavior even, and within a day or two all she has to do...
    theotherversionofme theotherversionofme 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    I do this all the time for a lot of people, and honestly I think it should stop because it's starting to hurt me to the point where it feels like I'm losing my mind
    Jerseyboi Jerseyboi 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    windlessfreedom windlessfreedom 26-30 a week ago

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    flywishes flywishes 26-30, F a week ago

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    Because im hurting everyday , every minute everyone sees the angry side of me but doesn't know its just me being sensitive words and actions really do hurt me and that's what...
    IHoldElegance IHoldElegance 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    Happy Father's Day to the wonderful Fathers out there. I believe that fathers are an important component in a child's life. I never experienced that father and daughter bond with...
    Natashxxs Natashxxs 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    As difficult as it may be, I always do my best to be nice to others even if they are not nice to me in return. The way I look at it the only person's behavior that I can control is...
    beatendownbylife47 beatendownbylife47 13-15, F Jun 20

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    To let go does not mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else. To let go is not to cut myself off, it’s the realization that I can’t control another. To...
    aliveisawesome aliveisawesome 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I will help anyone with anyone or anything that I can but there gets to a certain point where if you won't help yourself than I can't help you either and I'm going to fall back...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 20

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    what do u do when you want something so bad, but know in your heart it will never happen? continuing hoping because its everything you want, even when it's breaking your heart? or...
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    PrincessAmidala PrincessAmidala 26-30 Jun 18

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    Dear female gender: You have put me through heartache and pain and not once did you bat an eye. Now as a result, instead of respecting your gender, I have nothing but contempt...
    SuperheroFanboy SuperheroFanboy 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 18

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    My heart is aching and i dont know why. I mean it physically hurts ,the emotional pain to the point that tears flows from my eyes. Im tired of feeling and looking within. But...
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    Two years ago I fell in love with this guy. He was perfect to me. he was funny, smart, dorky, caring, and so so handsome. I loved him so much. When we first started texting all...
    JustMe1214 JustMe1214 18-21 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I don't like people who bully because it's disgusting to see someone push others around with force , there ignorant and savages , at least when i make people do things for me I...
    SocioFuck SocioFuck 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 17

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    I posted a poem on here. I will never do that again. Some said helpful things, others just hurtful things. Until they have walked a mile in my shoes...
    VomitChick VomitChick 70+, F 5 Responses Jun 16

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    Yes, the truth hurts. But a lie, (or many lies in the case of my Mother's deceptions ) hurt more as they are revealed over time. I would rather have the bitter truth than a sweet...
    SteelButterfly SteelButterfly 41-45, F Jun 16

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    Read this in my class! 1. Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves. You don’t see mentally strong people feeling sorry for their circumstances or dwelling on the way they’ve...
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    The unhappiest people in this world are the people who care the most about what everyone else thinks.
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