On Season 12, Episode 14 of Grey’s Anatomy, Meredith gives a speech to Jo in response to Jo feeling that Meredith treats her unfairly. In the speech, Meredith delivered a line that had me clapping:
“You are what you allow.”
In all relationships, you decide what behavior you will (and won’t) allow in the relationship. If someone says and/or does something that rubs you the wrong way, it’s YOUR responsibility to speak up. Let them know that their words and/or actions are unacceptable.
Don’t assume that they know better.
Don’t assume that they won’t do it again.
[bctt tweet=”For many, silence equates acceptance. If you don’t speak up, folks will continue to disrespect you. ” username=”MsWalton”]
I can’t say this enough. You cannot complain about how someone treats you when you haven’t opened your mouth to say something and/or still stick around. You can love and care about them all you want to, but I need you to care about yourself more.
You deserve better than this.
Until next time,