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Start sticking up for yourself and do it now

You can let people push you around forever or you can use this time to learn how to stick up for yourself.

You’re not crazy. You came from a dysfunctional home.

Accepting the fact that you were raised in a dysfunctional family household is a painful process, but one that’s necessary in order for us to heal. The way we are treated as children, and the experiences we tie into our crucial developmental memory help us to determine how we define our self-worth, our relationship and even the way we make decisions.

Stop letting your partner take advantage of you

Romantic relationships are complex and nuanced, with a number of subtleties that can be difficult to navigate. Among these is the balance of power, and the way in which we manage the give-and-take that every partnership requires.