What can we do when people are mistreating you whether you are a parent being mistreated by your teenagers or vise versa? It could be among friends, siblings, coworkers…it can be anyone.
What if we are the ones who have a wake of damaged relationships? What story are we telling ourselves? Those stories often come from hurt we have that we have not been dealt with. Hurting people hurt people. So how do you deal with that?
It starts recognizing what it is, forgiving those who have hurt us (forgiving does not mean you are condoning it. Forgiveness is for your freedom), forgiving ourselves, seeking the forgiveness of those we have hurt and making every attempt to not repeat the same mistake.
What I really want you to know is IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT WHEN SOMEONE MISTREATS YOU! There are a lot of people who have kids, friends, and extended family who take their hurt out on them. It is not fun!
I just want to encourage you if you are on the receiving end of someone’s projection it’s not your fault. All you can do is clearly communicate with them how you feel and put boundaries in place if you need to.
Much love! -Teresa