Sometimes we become doormats in our relationships, hoping our loved ones will learn how to treat us better.
We know we deserve better, but we timidly swallow our feelings for fear of pushing our loved ones away. If you have a loved one who’s particularly disrespectful, decide that you won’t take it anymore.
Let them know that (s)he will either treat you as you deserve to be treated or lose your friendship. If they don’t change, remain true to your word and love them from a distance. Even though you’ve said goodbye, Forgiveness is key.
Who has any tolerance for being disrespected? I hope no one does, actually. Willingly subjecting yourself to disrespectful people can cause plenty of problems, such as poor self esteem, bottled up anger, and stress.
However, jumping to conclusions that you are being disrespected (when you are not) can cause plenty more problems.