I’ve been reminded in the last few days that my natural inclination is to want to please others. I hate confrontation, and I always try to smooth things over and try to create peace and harmony.
But too often that has come at a high price. I’ve caved in to unreasonable demands in the name of peace too many times, and in the process I’ve forgotten who I am and what I want out of life.
Time in therapy has helped, but I’m not where I want to be. I’m not saying I don’t want to be a nice person anymore, but I am convinced that my continual efforts to please others are slowly killing me.