I wish I had said that

1 Sep 2022
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Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to express yourself, stand up for yourself, say something but instead you said nothing, or you timidly agreed to something you wished you had not.

As I am a people pleaser, I am always trying to say what people want to hear but lately I wish I had not been a doormat, I wished I had said something that would show me as a strong confident person not a person without a voice.

My problem is if I do speak up, I worry that it may sound cynical or patronising.

I am wondering if you too have been in a situation, anything at all from family to friends, sales assistants to plumbers, or any time you wished you had said something or something different.

Please share how you felt when you didn’t speak up or maybe this time you did. Let us know that went.

Leah

A Moodscope member.

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Ginny

Sept. 2, 2022, 4:41 a.m.

Yes, I do exactly that. Whenever I say goodbye to someone there always seems to be something I have forgotten to say not necessarily something I wanted to say but couldn't. On the other side of the coin, when I am hypomanic (I have Bipolar) I will come out with whatever I think, and get angry and frustrated that people don't understand what I am saying. That doesn't go well and I am left with dwelling on it. However, I don't so much any more. I just say to myself that I can't change what I said so there is no point dwelling on it. I have just thought though, I never say sorry, because I have only said what I thought, but I must learn to say it in a less angry way, be more assertive, but I go back into my shell and don't want to say anything to anyone

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Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 6:22 a.m.

Ginny I relate to what you say as I have bipolar and I can be very sarcastic and rude patronising when high

Arthur

Sept. 2, 2022, 6:13 a.m.

Hey Leah, yes I know that feeling of later wishing to have spoke up to somebody as I also have a trait of people pleasing. For me it feels like it's wrong telling by a hold back feeling in the chest. And when speaking up it often comes out better than expected. There might be an irritation of the person I spoke up to. But this vanishes quickly. I'd say often it is a good idea to be assertive even though it might be harder for the other person. The reason being that practising self-love in my opinion translates to a more honest version of myself and also a deeper connection to other human beings. And I think that if I stand up for something that is important to me, I make sure that I won't regret later on that I haven't said anything or just went with what the other person wanted. It doesn't work all the time, but I'm convinced that my journey continues in good ways if I learn and practise to be assertive.

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Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 6:23 a.m.

Arthur i aim for assertove but i emd upwoth agreeing .

Sally

Sept. 2, 2022, 6:16 a.m.

Many, many, many times , Leah! Having the courage of your convictions is not a given. I’ve been far too submissive, believing the majority view to be superior to mine. Nowadays, I can be more forthright , probably because I have less to lose and have refined my ideas . But that feeling you describe of feeling you’ve betrayed yourself, or at least, not presented yourself in the best light, is never far away I’m afraid.

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Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 7:36 a.m.

Thaks leah

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 6:20 a.m.

Just found outI I have covid. Not sure if I'll be up to commenting on every where today or tonight my time

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Sally

Sept. 2, 2022, 7:02 a.m.

Poor you, Leah. Many commiserations. I hope it’s a mild case.m

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 7:36 a.m.

Thanks Sally

Susannah

Sept. 2, 2022, 8:33 a.m.

Hope you feel better v soon. Be kind to yourself.

Bearofliddlebrain

Sept. 2, 2022, 8:53 a.m.

Oh Leah, I hope you don’t feel too awful with it and get betterer sooner…sending gentle Bear hugs x x x

Liz

Sept. 2, 2022, 11:13 a.m.

Sending hugs, feel better soon Leah xx

Lexi

Sept. 2, 2022, 11:57 a.m.

Take care Leah - I hope it is mild and you'll be feeling better soon xo

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 9:17 p.m.

Thanks Susannah for your kind words.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 9:18 p.m.

Bear thanks for your hugs.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 9:20 p.m.

Liz thanks for thinking of me.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 9:21 p.m.

Lexi thanks I am not sure what mild is but I hope I have it.

Arthur

Sept. 2, 2022, 6:25 a.m.

Leah Also I wanted to thank you for your blog! Generally enjoy what you write on here

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Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 7:37 a.m.

Thanks arthur

JO

Sept. 2, 2022, 6:38 a.m.

Sorry to hear you have covid! I am a people pleaser. I am so scared of other peoples bad reactions. I haven’t worked out if it is worth being assertive yet, I hate confrontation! I have done some courses on assertiveness and I do try and stand up for myself sometimes especially in the house but it’s very hard work and I get my argument put down very quickly normally. I don’t even understand why I am so desperate for others good opinion of me, I try to rationalise myself out of it but it doesn’t really work! Hope you feel better soon x

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Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 7:38 a.m.

Jo thanks for your reply

JO

Sept. 2, 2022, 6:38 a.m.

Sorry to hear you have covid! I am a people pleaser. I am so scared of other peoples bad reactions. I haven’t worked out if it is worth being assertive yet, I hate confrontation! I have done some courses on assertiveness and I do try and stand up for myself sometimes especially in the house but it’s very hard work and I get my argument put down very quickly normally. I don’t even understand why I am so desperate for others good opinion of me, I try to rationalise myself out of it but it doesn’t really work! Hope you feel better soon x

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Jul

Sept. 2, 2022, 7:06 a.m.

Hi Leah. I hope you don't suffer too much with Covid and it's relatively mild for you. I think people like you and me plus I would imagine most Moodscopers have personalities which don't allow them to be assertive and too self confident. I would say our MH issues stem from lack of self confidence and low self esteem. But that's no bad thing. We are kind, generous warm hearted people and provide an antidote to the brash, say what comes into your head section of society. I know there's a happy medium but that's for robots! Jul xx

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Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 7:40 a.m.

Jul I have never foud the happy medium.

Valerie

Sept. 2, 2022, 7:37 a.m.

I was confronted by an old man in Boots last week.He sprang from nowhere,shouting in my face that I had walked too close to him."Don't you know about social distancing?".I politely pointed out that it was no longer needed,and got another rant. While doing my shopping I decided to catch him on the way out to give him a piece of my mind.He spotted me waiting for him and nipped out of another door.Grr! I seem to be a magnet for odd blokes (step forward Spock!) In the supermarket I was feeling tired and wanted to stand for a bit.I joined the queue with my basket. A man was carefully watching me unload the things."You really ought to use the quick checkout,it saves time for everyone" For once I was ready "And you really ought to consider minding your own damned business".He was then joined by his wife,so I said to her "Oh,good,I wondered where his carer was " Usually I would have gone away and fumed for the rest of the day, having smiled politely at him,so I felt great after this encounter. Hope you get the very mild version of Covid Leah and feel better soon.x

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Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 7:43 a.m.

Valerie I am a magnet too.

Dragonfly

Sept. 2, 2022, 7:49 a.m.

Good for you with the witty retort Val! I occasionally have one to hand, but more often think of what I might have said far too late - then berate myself for that! Grr indeed :) x

Liz

Sept. 2, 2022, 11:14 a.m.

I love your retort Valerie. I get the weirdos too! x

Lexi

Sept. 2, 2022, 11:58 a.m.

Val that was brilliant xo

Jul

Sept. 2, 2022, 12:45 p.m.

Brilliant Val. Jul xx

Jul

Sept. 2, 2022, 12:50 p.m.

I also hate it when older men of a certain generation and class think it's ok to touch me when saying something unwarranted. I too was in a supermarket queue recently and this man just had to talk to me and while he was doing so, he touched my arm. The cashier noticed and asked if I was alright. I felt vindicated that she thought it was inappropriate behaviour and not just me being super sensitive. Jul xx

The Gardener

Sept. 2, 2022, 1:11 p.m.

Valerie,amazing presence of mind - all admiration. I would have been struck dumb (and it takes a lot to do that). I was faced with this 'new' method of shopping last visit UK, thrown completely, especially when I listened - one customer, ever other item 'please refer to cashier'. I no longer to 'play' the daft old lady card, rapidly being left behind by modern technology - OK on line, but payment methods and endless 'Apps' throw me completely. ***

The Gardener

Sept. 2, 2022, 1:15 p.m.

Oh, PS ro UK dramas. Bought last ticket, Waterloo to town where staying, on line - don't know why, thought quicker. Cost 2 quid more, they wanted to insure it. When I got there told (rudely) had to go to a machine, present C/C I had paid with and code on print out. Milling hordes, ticket office guy took pity on me, would have been quicker to buy ticket at old fashioned office anyway.l There were knots of police and railway officials, but nobody to actually help!

Bearofliddlebrain

Sept. 2, 2022, 3:56 p.m.

Val - that was immensely rude of both men - the first to shout in your face about social distancing - and yet HE was in your face! The second? Bravo, I wish I could have the presence of mind to have the right retort for some of these people! Ugh! And Jul, that’s so unwarranted - no one should touch you, I even ask permission to pet a dog! Love to you both, Bear xx

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 9:24 p.m.

Dragonfly I am like you thinking of a witty retort days later.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 9:28 p.m.

Me too Liz.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 9:30 p.m.

Lexi Val has the quick wit.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 9:34 p.m.

Val has a really clever wit.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 9:35 p.m.

Jul I am glad the cashier saw yiu felt uncomfortable.m

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 9:38 p.m.

TG What is the new method.? Self serve?

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 9:45 p.m.

Bear , I am a touchy person but would never touch a stranger or a friend with out first asking.

Dragonfly

Sept. 2, 2022, 8:02 a.m.

There have been a number of occasions in my life where I've not felt able to speak up, or tried to and not been heard, to devastating and long-lasting consequences. After completing an assertiveness course my husband told me that if this was the result (my speaking up) he didn't like it. When I do so these days, I'm usually told I'm inappropriate, out of order etc etc. But when I see someone else being treated unfairly, something strange kicks in and I can't seem to stop myself, even wondering during the process when I'm going to shut up! Sadly I was never able to do that for myself. I hope you don't suffer too badly with Covid Leah, and please don't worry about too much replying xx

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Valerie

Sept. 2, 2022, 9:06 a.m.

Yes Dragonfly and Susannah,some men do seem to like the idea of having a Stepford wife don't they? It's not just a few unevolved men,a horrible woman bully who I complained about went around telling people I was "a thoroughly nasty piece of work" ***

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:03 p.m.

Dragonfly I so relate to your post. I feel the same way and do speak up for others.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:05 p.m.

Valerie What a n awful thing to say about you. I had a volunteer tell me I was a bully and everyone else laughed as I am the least bully like person you could meet!!

Susannah

Sept. 2, 2022, 8:41 a.m.

Interesting blog, Leah. I have the opposite problem - that I speak up when perhaps I shouldn't. I was once require to go on an assertiveness course to help me to learn how to be assertive rather than aggressive. In retrospect I think this was largely sexist. People were happy for men to speak out strongly, but don't expect it of women. Anyway, on this course, where the other attendees were the complete opposite of me, we had to role play. One exercise required an aggressive person going at a non-assertive person, who now had to respond assertively. The other attendees wouldn't volunteer to be the aggressor, so I eventually agreed to do it. It was a quite unnecessary exercise to me as it came so naturally - I just dialled up the aggression to 11! Afterwards they all complimented me on how well I did the role!

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Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:07 p.m.

Susannah, It used to be men were called assertive and women aggressive for same behaviour I hope it has changed. Role play can be worthwhile.

Oli

Sept. 2, 2022, 8:50 a.m.

I am usually pretty clear in what I say and will be assertive if necessary but there was a period in the last year or so where that all changed. I think normal service has been resumed. So what happened? Two things: 1) A work relationship arose where I was being picked on by a manager (i.e. someone who held power over me in a particular context only). 2) A romantic relationship with someone who I really liked, and who’s definitely a nice, kind, and lovely person but with whom there was a basic tension/ incompatibility for the pair of us as a couple. In both relationships I was slow to notice the *gradual* slide into a situation I wasn’t happy with. Funnily enough this was not picked up by my Moodscope scores — the test was not sensitive to my mood change. And interestingly for me Jon’s EWQ-18 possibly captures these changes better. More on that some other time. The brief point here is that being assertive and knowing one’s own mind enough to be able to articulate thoughts clearly depends on the context. At work there was a power inequality which affected my responses; with my gf I was so keen to make it work that I discounted how I was feeling because I was trying not to upset her. I guess it would have been even briefer to have said I was people pleasing in both relationships. So, how did that work out? Clearly, not well. People pleasing just made me very unhappy. So that’s why I generally don’t do it. The trick is to notice it. Thanks Leah. Hope you’re feeling better soon. xx

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Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:10 p.m.

Oli I can relate to your words “people pleasing just made me very unhappy.”

Chris

Sept. 2, 2022, 9:06 a.m.

Hello Leah I too am a ' people pleaser' and as such have many of the problems that you describe. I was at work washing a patient and this colleague is more experienced than me. Therefore I found myself being somewhat dictated to by this person. She then started to pressure me in terms of time that it was taking me to perform certain tasks as we work in pairs. It got to the stage where I said "believe it or not i am doing my best "! I felt much better after that and I think that she reflected on her behaviour too. I think it is true that standing up to bullies whatever form they come on is beneficial for all concerned. Cheers Leah your blog really ' struck a chord with me'.

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G

Sept. 2, 2022, 4:59 p.m.

Chris, I have witnessed a lot of this behaviour with carers in pairs, often there is one who takes over and needs to take the high ground over the other. It’s embarrassing for the patient especially when doing something personal like washing. I think your response was great.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:12 p.m.

Chris I a m glad yiu found the words to tell your supervisor.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:12 p.m.

G that is an interesting observation

Liz

Sept. 2, 2022, 11:12 a.m.

Hi Leah. The two times I spoke up for myself (and there have been more but these stand out) was to being overworked and then asked to do something not related to work in addition and then being spoken to like a piece of **** at work. To the first one, when asked if I could look at dates for his holiday (in addition to a ridiculously heavy workload) where there were too tight to have a typist as well as a "PA"... I said to him "with all due respect, I don't ask you to book my holidays so I'm not going to do it for you"... I was only in my mid twenties then. Annoyingly after I left, they got in an extra person to share the work - I should have complained more. The second time I worked for a "Lady" and she was so rude to me so I asked to speak to her and said "I am trying my best for you, a please and thank you would be nice" and took her hand in mine to shake on it. She bent over backwards after then but I left soon after... only 3 months into a **** job that many others had left from, and one person even wrote a book on her experience! Recently I was with a group of ladies and one has poor health and is a friend of mine. Her other friend was really being school-marmy with her and taking the **** and I wish I had said something, I just said "aww" as in bless you to my friend with poor health but it wasn't just the once... it was said four or five times and I thought it was so damned rude. My friend made light of it but I did wonder about what the others thought? I am quite sensitive so I would have been mad if it had been someone talking about me in front of me and making it supposedly funny to joke about my struggles and put me down. I think it was quite bullying which surprised me but it's kind of shown some people up for what they are deep down. Thank you Leah, for your blog x am sure you will get lots of responses! Hugs from the Highlands xx

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The Gardener

Sept. 2, 2022, 1:22 p.m.

Liz, this is SO interesting. I had a year working as a temp, what a revelation! At Sony, I think it was, one woman had to deal with the post/publicity, she was pushed for time, I had **** all to do, gave her a hand. She got **** from her boss! She did NOT ask help from other staff, if she could not cope she must ask for another temp. For half an hours work! This woman boss was awful, went from being all 'chummy' girls together to showing she could be as tough as any man. Nobody respected her, don't know if she stayed long.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:14 p.m.

Liz Thanks fir sharing when you found the words.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:16 p.m.

Tg Thanks fir your interesting anecdote, workplaces can be tricky.

Hugo

Sept. 2, 2022, 11:12 a.m.

Hi Leah, from someone that’s an introvert, it can be quite difficult to speak out! However there are people that talk too much and there are people that don’t talk enough (like me). Either of these are okay but yes I have thought many times that I should of said this or that at the time but now that I’m more comfortable with embracing who I am and giving my 2 cents when I think will add something useful and hopefully I don’t have to feel bad for not speaking out when I thought I should have. I think boundaries are important, once you have set those…you won’t be stepped on easily and if you are, speak out. It’s a tricky balance

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Liz

Sept. 2, 2022, 11:21 a.m.

Hi Hugo, just wanted to say ultimately I think it's about being settled with yourself. If you are an introvert, that's fine but you can still be assertive. There are some people who are so gentle and kind and soft-hearted and I would rather be with them anyday than a bulldozer. I try and be empathetic and guage effective communication (especially in my role as a celebrant) and it can transfer when I meet a new person. It isn't people pleasing... it's probably about sussing out whether they are worth getting to know. These days I don't waste my time on people who are incompatible, if that sounds harsh it's learned experience after being too long a people pleaser! I don't like confrontation but if I have to stand up for myself I will do, but feel it's all so unnecessary!

The Gardener

Sept. 2, 2022, 1:34 p.m.

Liz, a lady here, a Brit, is the rudest person around. She took a very expensive course as a celebrant at humanit funerals. As she spoke vociferously in public the other day that she does not like people, only dogs, I doubt she has any customers. My son's funeral was conducted by a 'celebrant. Turned out a hybrid, as the almoner of the hospital, a friend of his and a priest, gave a blessing.

G

Sept. 2, 2022, 5:18 p.m.

ha ha Gardener, did she actually say that at a funeral? It tickled me.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:19 p.m.

Hugo thanks for your comment that I can relate to.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:21 p.m.

Liz I am a people pleaser who does not like conflict. Thanks for your comment

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:21 p.m.

Liz I am a people pleaser who does not like conflict. Thanks for your comment

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:22 p.m.

Tg what an career choice vie someone who does not like people.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:23 p.m.

G I thought the same thing.

Liz

Sept. 3, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

Hi Gardener, that is totally crazy. I find people interesting and I absolutely love hearing their stories and representing their families, friends and other loved ones. Any good celebrant does! Of course the job can be tiring and you can feel exhausted mentally but you have to be interested in others to do this job, patient, empathetic and so much more. If you are in it for the money, the kudos or you don't like people, you ain't in the right career!!

Leah

Sept. 3, 2022, 11:35 p.m.

Liz I love a good story.

Teg

Sept. 2, 2022, 11:44 a.m.

Hi Leah I think most people have been in the situation you describe at least once. As others have already mentioned I think it derives from a low level of self esteem. I hope you don't mind me saying so, but there appears to be a link between the themes of many of your Posts. That link is self esteem. Everyone has the right to voice their opinion and to be given the respect of having it heard. ( Moodscope scores highly in that area). I thought I had written a Post on the subject of self esteem but I cannot find it at the moment. Thanks for your Post and I hope you accept my comments in a positive way. Txx

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The Gardener

Sept. 2, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

Teg, no criticism, but I think Leah is a most courageous lady. Her blogs are on such varied themes, always provoke a wide response. She has had a tough time, she admits to being nervous, but she bravely puts out a blog every week - knowing she might be 'shot down'. Nobody gets 'marked' on Moodscope, but one knows than on Friday there will be a blog of pertinence which you can 'get your teeth into'. xx

Teg

Sept. 2, 2022, 3:27 p.m.

Hi TG Yes I know a little of Leah's background. She is indeed very courageous and I wasn't suggesting otherwise. Her Post a few weeks a go setting up a question and answer session was inspirational. There are many ,many people who suffer from low self esteem particularly those who have poor MH. Txx

G

Sept. 2, 2022, 5:35 p.m.

I admire Leah’s honesty. Some hide these feelings or don’t recognise beforehand that train of thought applies to them as well so they learn about themselves and feel less alone.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:29 p.m.

Sorry zTeg forgive me as my mind is a bit fuzzy with covid. Are yiu saying the fact you feel I have low self esteem is a problem.? I don’t feel my blogs have a theme as such but I write from the heart and share my vulnerabilities. Yes I accept your comments but not sure I understand them . I know you are just trying to help. I am honest so others can relate to me. Thanks for your observations and I would like to hear your feedback to my comment.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:30 p.m.

TG thank you for your kind words.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:30 p.m.

Teg thanks for your kind words.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:31 p.m.

Thanks G I appreciate your kind comments.

The Gardener

Sept. 2, 2022, 1:44 p.m.

My problem is talking too much - i need a scold's bridle to stop me giving advice, capping other people's stories, boring people with local history etc etc. I did get 'provoked' into a rude reply. I had to convert the old shop I had bought to be able to cope with Mr G's problems. Excellent professionals formed themselves into a 'committee'. Then there was a wretched social worker from the hospital where he went for respite. She was bossy, self-important and totally impractical. Eventually I said (in French, of course) 'It's my house, my money and MY husband, so shut up'. I think they stopped sending her out - she annoyed so many people, and we held the greater part of the staff in great esteem. One of the morning nurses seemed a bit off-hand. Then I found from her colleagues she had only been in the job for three months, then she gets faced with an English couple. Thanks Leah, hope you are OK xx

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Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:32 p.m.

Thanks TG

Jane

Sept. 2, 2022, 2:35 p.m.

Leah, only all the time! I do all right with friends and at work -- it's in relationships that I find myself not speaking up and regretting it greatly. As a result I often find that something I went along with early on becomes a long-term irritant ... Very much working on this in therapy, trying to practice when and how to speak up in a relationship. So sorry you've gotten COVID -- I hope it is mild and you have a quick recovery!

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Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:33 p.m.

Jane Yes in relationships I fi d it hard to speak up without having a huge fight.

Mary

Sept. 2, 2022, 2:59 p.m.

I'm going through therapy at the moment after a lifetime suffering from PTSD. What I've learned is that asserting yourself is about doing a 'you' turn. Making the thing you do/don't want to do all about you. EG "I can't do that as it causes me too much stress" or "I've decided that I'll do this instead" so that the other person doesn't feel attacked. You're allowed to say what you do or don't want - that's equally valid, and 'no' is a complete sentence. Good luck.

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Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:34 p.m.

Thanks fir your comment, Mary

Bearofliddlebrain

Sept. 2, 2022, 3:50 p.m.

Agree with you - agreeable me agrees with you….but actually that’s because I do agree and I’m not just being polite! I am a people pleaser too as many others of us here are. It makes me unhappy and sad that I can’t stop doing it. I don’t always agree with a group of people and when I’ve tried to stand up for myself, I’ve ended up having to back down as I can’t always think quick enough to get my words out so I back off. It doesn’t work to be so submissive as I know from standing up for myself with Mr. Bear. It took Baby Bear to encourage me to stand up and speak out….as well as his sister! Do hope you are not too poorly over the next week or so. Love and Bear hugs x x x

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Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:34 p.m.

Thanks Bear.

Jul

Sept. 3, 2022, 8:32 a.m.

Hi Bear. I am so much like you in so many ways! I too, often disagree with a group of people but am overruled (if I get that far) because basically I find it very difficult to get my points across in a confident and coherent way. You did well with Mr Bear. Jul xx

Leah

Sept. 3, 2022, 9:49 a.m.

Jul i fond it hard to stand up for myself in a group.

Leah

Sept. 3, 2022, 9:51 a.m.

Bear i fi d kn a relationship if I stand up for myself it causes conflict which i try to avoid.

G

Sept. 2, 2022, 8:42 p.m.

Hi Leah, thanks for your blog, I enjoyed it. Hope you feel better soon x

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Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:35 p.m.

Thanks G fir your supportive comments.

Leah

Sept. 2, 2022, 10:38 p.m.

Thanks everyone for your kind words. I know so many reading my blog will be very unwell. I only mentioned covid because I wondered how I would reply. You will notice my comments are shorter than usual. I am lucky to have my health. I do like writing the weekly blog . I like the support from everyone here. Thank you

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Liz

Sept. 3, 2022, 8:11 p.m.

Hi Leah I do love your weekly blog and the fact that you invite us to answer with different questions on the topic... sometimes that makes it more succinct for me as I have a tendency to verbosity. A straight question will get a straight answer. Thanks again x hugs from the Highlands

Leah

Sept. 3, 2022, 11:32 p.m.

Thanks Liz for your kind words.

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