I am 18 years old. I am paying for school completely on my own (no help from my parents or loans). I dont even have the money to pay for it, i am two months late on paying now. I am a super nice person but dont get any respect from most people. There is a guy in my one class who got my phone number, and he will text me and ask me to hang out on a certain day, and then when that day comes, he doesnt text me, at all. I just let it go because i expect it now. I would do anything for my family and friends, but lately it just seems like they dont even care. I was in the hospital last weekend, and while at the hospital, i realized how rude and self centered my best friend is. First off i was vomiting for 14 hours that day, and i am laying in the hospital bed and in a rude voice asks if we can trade seats (her lay on the bed and have me sit in an uncomfortable chair) Then we get home and i can finally eat something (the hospital gave me medicane to stop me from vomiting) and my friend asks if i will make her food too. I am still feeling like shit and she wants me to hop up and make her food? Hell no. And my brother was in the hospital, and i drove 45 minutes to see him, and a few days later, its back to normal, me being nice and doing anything i can for him, and him just treating me like shit. I am sick of this. Am i being too nice about things? Do i need to start standing up for myself more?