Be your own person. For four years i was trapped in an abusive friendship. i was to needy to see what was happening around me and spent those years being criticised and put down. every insult that she said stayed with me until one day it just got to much for me and i developed a mental illness.
I was to scared to stand up for myself which made everything worse and in the end when i did tell my friend of my illness she laughed and ridiculed me for it. she left in in the time i needed someone the most. a year down the track i was still very depressed and vulnerable and i fell for a boy. i once again fell under him and didn’t express anything of myself. i just let him walk all over me, he hated me being happy, he hated me voicing an opinion and he hated me having friends.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to be your own person. stick up for yourself. say what you want to say. don’t let others belittle you or tell you you’re worthless because its not true. its taken me this long to realise it but now that i have I’m never going back. I’m so much happier and stronger. find people that you’re not scared of. find people that you don’t feel the need to impress but most important of all find the people you feel happy and safe around. you’ll thank yourself in the long run.
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