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You Taught Me How To Stick Up For Myself
You Taught Me How To Stick Up For Myself

Dr. Laura,

You once gave me insights on how to stop allowing my college age daughter from treating me badly. I am now using that helpful information in dealing with other toxic relationships in my life.

Most recently, a "friend" who was critical of me on a regular basis started getting me to respond to sharp and unwarranted remarks. I am now "too busy" to get together, talk on the phone, or go walking in the park. When she would embarrass me in a group and I would gently ask her about it, she would say "Oh, I had a bad day today".

I grew tired of making allowances for her unkind remarks and pulled away from the friendship. It is surprising how much better I feel, now that I am not wary of her next condescending remark!

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