Standing Up To Difficult People: A Personal Exposé
Aired Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST
Everyone likes to hear a personal story. On some level, we can all relate to somebody else’s experience, and hopefully learn how we can transform our own.
Join me this week on Decide to Transform as I delve into the all-important subject of dealing with difficult—and I mean persistently difficult—people. Everyone has experience with the kind of person we are talking about: one who disapproves of us, constantly criticizes, projects their own insecurities and looks to constantly drag us down. For some, this is a boss or work associate, for others a spouse or romantic partner, for others a family member.
In my case, this person was my own mother. If you find yourself locked in a relationship with a toxic and emotionally stultifying person, you will want to tune in this week as I share honestly and directly about my own experience.
There are many resources about conflict resolution in the world, and many techniques and strategies available. Ultimately, handling a persistently damaging person requires a firm decision on our part to stand up for ourselves. This can be a painful and difficult decision to make. For me, it took years and quite a lot of suffering. It can be done, however, firmly and definitively. If you have done this you will know. If you haven’t and you would like to, this will be a show not to miss!
On the show I will share in detail what I did to create the emotional space for myself to live my own life. This simple decision, while not easy to come to, eventually changed everything.
You will find that creating this space involves the painful first decision to create it. Once that is made, however, freedom pours in, and pours in quickly. Learn this week what I did wrong for decades, and what I finally did right.
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