I saw a question about being a people pleaser and I wanted to ask for some advice. I used to be a people pleaser because I didn't know how to stand up for myself and say "no". I've had anxiety every since I was a child and it has left me feeling fearful and worried all the time. I'm passive-aggressive and I want to learn how to be assertive without fearing that if I voice my opinion and stand up for myself, that someone will retaliate against me. I know that it's silly to feel that way, but I'm not confident in myself to believe that I can get respect from people.
I see and hear about women being confident and assertive and I wonder how they do it. I know that I have to respect myself more, but how? How can I go from being a doormat to a bold and confident woman? I don't want to become a mean person, I just want to stop living in fear and start saying what I feel without worrying about silly things that might never happen.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:03 AM on Oct. 22, 2010 in Relationships
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