Richelle is a nerd of all things healing. Topics she loves are: trauma, healing, narcissism & borderline personality disorder.
Here is an Uncomfortable Truth:
You are going to lose people in your life once you begin to stand up for yourself.
If you have been playing small to keep the peace, or exhibited people-pleasing behaviors - there will come a time when you will either lose yourself completely or decide you will need to put yourself first.
If you lose yourself completely, you are continuing to play small. You are at the beck and call of others’ opinions of you. If you choose to heal and repair yourself, there will come a time when you need to make a choice about what you allow to continue in your life.
Stepping into your Self Worth
When you step into your self worth, you are choosing yourself first for likely the first time. You have likely been loyal to many people in your life. They are used to walking all over you.
When you set boundaries and enforce them, you are respecting yourself first and foremost. Some people in your life will not like this, because they are used to the “old you”. They will see this as a threat, and will likely lash out. Be firm, and strong. You are worth having people in your life who truly love you and respect you.
The new you will stand firmly in your worth and maintain the necessary boundaries to continue on the path of self healing.
Opening the Door For New Relationships
When you are able to hold onto your boundaries and stand firmly in the truth of who you are - you open the door for new and better relationships. Since you will be true to yourself, you will attract people who are truly meant to be in your life.
It isn’t always easy, and there will be set-backs. This is okay. The path to moving forward won’t always be linear, but the important thing is to keep moving forward.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Richelle Marie