You simply MUST learn to recognize when you are being controlled, manipulated, and abused. NEVER make excuses for bad behavior or call it something other than it is.
- “Oh, he/she is just not a people person.”
- “Oh, he/she just has a quick temper.”
- “But, we need to take into account that he/she had a horrible childhood.”
Smell the coffee sweetheart …. Many other people had bad childhoods, and they don’t treat people with disrespect and manipulate them. Face the facts. It is just as unhealthy and sick to put up with these kind of tactics as it is for someone to use them on you. I’ll say it again. If you ALLOW someone else to do this to you, you become as sick as they are.
So, what are you going to do? The very first time anyone attempts to manipulate or abuse you, tell him/her … Don’t Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out