Other people do not get to decide what upsets you and what does not.
Other people have no frame of reference about your life, to be able to decide if you are being “too sensitive” or “hyper sensitive” . No…they just don’t get to!
Shaming someone is not love or support in any way, no matter how they attempt to twist things around to convince you. No shaming! Don’t accept it!
People do not have the right to tell you how to perceive reality or to question you perception of reality. No they don’t! Just say NO !
You are completely entitled to your feelings and to feel hurt when someone is….. mean, disrespectful, inconsiderate, selfish, sarcastic, deceiptful, dishonest, disappointing, exploitative, condescending or minimizing to your reality.
Someone insisting you perceive things the way they tell you to all the time is gaslighting you.
You have the right to a conversation with a loved one about abusive or hurtful behavior. You are not being abusive to them when you point out behavior that hurts you and express your feelings about that behavior!!!
Conversations about your feelings that always turn around somehow to be about their feelings, is a red flag of narcissistic abuse.
No demeaning behavior, embarrassing you, disresectful behavior or condescending attitudes have to be tolerated. It does not prove that you love them…it is just evidence that you have been desensitized to that kind of treatment.
Excuses for their behavior that make you the cause of it, are UNACCEPTABE !
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