Aretha spelled it out... why can't I?
June 15, 2011 1:45 PM Subscribe
How can I stop being a pushover?
posted by InterestedInKnowing to Human Relations (23 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
So recently, I've been told I'm a pushover. Hate to agree with it but yes, it's true and thus I'm not getting respect from so called "friends." For example, I'll text one and instead of her getting back to me, I won't hear from her but she'll gladly get back to my best friend, first, if she tries to contact her for the same thing. That's just one example out of hundreds from "friends" who don't respect me. I go out of my way for some people only to get lukewarm responses. I'm tired of it and I need change. How can I gracefully go about earning respect? Any methods? I've always been very nice to people, never rocking the boat. So, what the hell?