I am learning that I'm not responsible for others reactions or feelings to my decisions. I don't have to feel bad or guilty because my decisions hurt you. You can choose to try and make me feel guilty or strike back at me. It is my choice to feel guilty or not, the guilt is not mine to hold just because you don't like it. You are entitled to how you feel and react, it's my choice how I respond to you, whether I choose to accept the guilt or not accept it. Nobody can make me feel guilty unless I allow them to.
I have to remember I am responsible for my happiness, I have the right and power to make the decisions that make me happy even if it hurts somebody else.
Really good advice, but sometimes hard to follow. I have learned that I am the only person responsible for meeting my needs, and therefore it is my job to work on that instead of trying to please others. 30 days ago
These are wise statements but sometimes hard to put in practice. The one I for sure do is remove toxic people from my life. What a difference it can make to not hear all that negativity! 36 days ago