Are you ready for this? Here goes: You do it by being yourself, by setting boundaries, and by speaking and standing in your truth. I’ll explain deeper.
Be Yourself. Too many people put on fake personas for friendship and approval. What they don’t realize is that most of their friends aren’t really for them, they only act like they are and can reak lots of havoc in their lives if they aren’t careful! I want you to realize that like attracts like.
When you’re fake, you only attract more like-minded people into your world- fakes, fraudsters, and imposters! But understand that when you start being yourself, these people will naturally be repelled because they won’t like it.
Being real has a way of intimidating and threatening the fake. It strikes fear in them because a person who’s for real has a chance of exposing all who are fake. Is it any wonder that fake people either stay away from or bully those who are real? It’s because realness scares them to death!
Set Boundaries. This is a biggie! Setting boundaries is not easy. It can be frightening sometimes, especially when someone pushes you too far and the situation calls for you to put on your bitch-face and show your booty to people. But don’t worry about what others will think of it or say about it.
Boundaries always expose the fakes. Always! When you start setting boundaries, watch how people react! You’ll be amazed at how many people get angry and upset! You will automatically see their evil sides as they immediately turn against you, trying to lay guilt trips on you or smearing you to others.
But understand that anyone who gets angry at you for having boundaries only does so because they’ve benefited all this time from you not having any. Do you think they want those benefits to stop?
Don’t be afraid to let these people go because they never were your friends and therefore don’t belong in your life. Your real friends, on the other hand, will be happy for you and will cheer you on because they will want what’s best for you and to see you happy.
Speak and Stand in Your Truth. When you begin freely speaking out about past abuse and bullying, you can bet that you’ll make a lot of people angry. You’ll make bitter enemies not only of the people who wronged you in the past but also of those who stood by and watched it happen but fail to stop it.
Even if you don’t use their names and choose not to identify them, it won’t matter. Understand that any abuse thrives on silence. Abusers and most bystanders don’t want you talking about it at all!
They are sometimes those we call friends. Abusers can’t chance being exposed and seen by others in a negative light and they’ll go to great lengths to shut you down.
But again. This is how you weed out all the fakes and expose people for who they are. Deep-six these people. Fast!
Understand that for a garden to not only grow but flourish, you must get rid of all the weeds. It’s the same with the people in our lives. If we are surrounded by users, abusers, and people who only stifle us, we have no chance of growth and advancement.
But when you remove all the junk, you make room for a better quality of people to come into your life. Do these three things, to expose and get rid of the weeds.
You’ll be surprised at how it changes your life and of the quality of friends who come into your life later!
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Love this post! I 100% agree
Thank you so much, Samantha! 💞
It is better to have none or one friend than a group sticking knives in your back.
Great article. The truth is the enemy of many negative people. Have you read Dr. Eric Perry’s blog? He has similar advice about dealing with the narcissistic personality.
Thank you so much! And yes I have! Dr. Perry is a whizz at narcissistic personalities and I enjoy reading his posts!
Great article 👏
Thank you so much! ❤
I really love the first point. We live in a word full of deceit. Over the years we’ve perfected the art of faking. As you said like attracts like so when we ourselves are fake, we should expect fake in return. Being true to ourselves is the best play. Might not seem that way in the present but would save one many unnecessary troubles in future. Lovely post.
Thank you so much. ☺
I had to set a boundary just the other day and was told that I was ‘effed up’ for it. Oh my, they didn’t like that one bit, did they? Oh, well for them.
Wow! Incredible how people act when they can’t get their way with us. True blue always shines through!
For me, all that has led to people being meaner and purposefully crossing boundaries just to be mean. I told my ex-friend Peter Williams to stop forcibly kissing me and touching me, but he did it more.
Do you tell your friends about this?
I don’t typically share political posts on here. But I can share it on my veteran tribute groups on facebook and on parler. Thank you for sharing.
I know people worry, and I am not sure how to help, so thank you for sharing. My family has served since the 50’s I served 1978 to 1984.
Thank you so much for your service. My hat is always off to veterans of the armed forces. I grew up an Army brat and proud daughter of a US Army soldier! My dad passed away in 2005 but I’ll always have those memories of him coming home from the base and scooping me up in his strong arms. Memories I’ll cherish until my dying day. 🙂 <3
You brought to me memories…Thank you brat 😉
You’re so welcome! 😊