Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

The Debilitating Need to Please Others

My inability to say no leaves me vulnerable

Photo by Drahomír Posteby-Mach on Unsplash

I suffer from constantly wanting to please others, which often comes at the detriment of my own happiness and well-being. I worry that if I act in my own self-interest, I will lose the respect of others for causing them an inconvenience.

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Natasha Piggott

Cambridge master’s student, literature grad and a semi-amateur writer.