This is going to sound weird, but how do you finally accept you've acted in good faith and did the right thing when you stood up for yourself and didn't "people please" for once...and then got kickback from the other party about it (even though they've told you consistently to call them out if they're in the wrong)

I can elaborate more if needed, but it's a weird feeling of "Woohoo, I'm finally asserting myself" and "You're the worst person, why'd you do that"

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • lesliekins


    I am also going through something similar to this. Standing up for myself feels wrong in some weird way. I'm trying to take it day by day and reassure myself that I am trying to protect my mental health. Wishing you luck. 🤞

  • Bear.rrr


    I 100% understand that. What really helps me is reassuring it with someone else. I know that’s not always possible but it definitely helps in the beginning. Whether that’s my therapist or another person in my life. Feel free to message me if you want to get into more details or for reassurance, im all ears!

  • Caringklutz


    So that's a really hard one that I am still trying to figure out. But for me, I know from what my therapist and I talked about, when you set boundaries/assert yourself when you really haven't before, people will mostly likely not like that and they will push against it. But that doesn't mean that you're wrong. It means you're asserting yourself and I'm really proud of you for putting that boundary there because I know how hard that is personally. 💜

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