I stopped being a doormat many years ago
November 19, 2015 8:59am CST
When I was young and divorced I dated a man for many years. It started out all love and romance but turned into a very controlling situation. I was told what to wear, what to say, where to go and who to talk to. I was so 'in love' that I did as I was told. It was a bad relationship but one hard to let go of since he told me no one else would ever love me like he loved me. Boy was he wrong! After we broke up I was in bad shape for over a year. One day I finally realized that from that day forward I would not be a doormat for anyone. No one was going to walk all over me and I would not be quiet. If I have something to say, I say it. I can think and feel and live as I please. I learned to say 'no' instead of yes all the time. If I make enemies that's fine, if you don't like me it's no great loss. I am who I am and I tell it like it is. One thing you can take to the bank - I won't lie to you.
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• Lucknow, India
19 Nov 15
A very nice decision taken by you!! And I totally agree with you. You are not living your life if you are being a doormat!! i learned this from my first relationship!! She used to have a problem with everything I did!! If I call her, then she used to yell, if I don't even then she used to yell , and the list goes on and on!! Glad I came out of it!! And I am glad for you too!! Cheers!!!