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    auntiec57 posted:
    It's easy for me to say not to give in to the bad feelings you are having, but do you want to win this fight? Anything that's worth having is worth fighting for. You might want to use that as an affirmation and write it on a sticky note. I know, personally, how hard it is to stand up for yourself when someone is abusing you in any way because I've been there. It's this thing called guilt, but the question is why should we feel guilty if we didn't do anything wrong. Take baby steps and applaud yourself each day you go without SH. I had some family members that constantly would berate me just like my Mother did for over 40 years and one day I dug down deep and screamed "STOP". We are all human beings who deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. Who gave anyone else the right to drag you down and beat you up emotionally? NOBODY! If you learn how to treat yourself as a good person and believe it in your heart eventually the toxic people will walk away because you are responding to them the way they want you to. Stand tall and also stand your ground! Be prepared they aren't going to be happy, but you will feel empowered and believe me it's absolutely wonderful!!!!!

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    slik_kitty responded:
    when it comes right down to it, the only person who can truely fight for you is yourself. so instead of taking what others dish out to you, stand up and tell them you are not taking it any longer. i learned all that the hard way, and i will speak up when i feel it is necessary. i've pissed off a few people, but that's ok, they'll come around and my piece has been said.
    Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Great reminder to us all.
    We never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace. ~Peggy Tabor Millin

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