Today I said “No” to someone and instead of them respecting that, they decided to go around me – in attempt to get a yes. I was going to speak on it, but what for? I’ve been dealing with this same kind of disrespect (from them) since our first meet and that is exactly why I have to leave it be. Plus, I’m not losing any sleep by not doing what I DON’T WANT TO DO. As the days go by I am learning that certain people will never change how they are towards you and they’ll find a problem in everything that you do when it isn’t what they want you to. How many times can one stand up to someone and nothing change? You forgive and forgive, they act different the first few weeks, then they’re right back to same ole shit. I have enough issues in my life right now and the last thing I want to do is go back and forth with someone who can’t find an ounce of respect for me – but keeps telling me that I don’t respect them.
Sometimes sitting down in an attempt to resolve issues doesn’t work. Forgiving them for you and not them, trying to understand why they are the way they are, being the bigger person, none of that will work when the person won’t change. There comes a time when you have to face reality and learn to keep that person and those like them at a distance. Stop allowing people to disrespect you, no matter who they are.