Wow this is spot on. Growing up in a family where everything must be done the way they want it, your opinion doesn’t matter and all, took a toll on me. I am a people pleaser, if there is anything like that. For a long while I kept doing what I was told till the age of 24. Then I decided I would go for what I want, get married to whomever I want, because that’s what makes me happy. My family didn’t like that idea and I got disowned.
Now I am married and my new family’s needs come first not because I have to do that but because what makes them happy makes me happy. If I disagree with their needs I make sure they know.
Standing up for yourself is always the best remedy. My opinion.
Thanks for this post.