Why am I treated this way? How does this person (or organization) continue to hurt me and not care? I know that I deserve better, how do I get from here (pain, rejection, disappointment) to there (being respected, nurtured, supported)? How do I stop feeling bad and start feeling good?
We delve into this topic, "Should I stay or should I go?" by examining three situations with adults who are expressing discontent and/or frustration with not being consulted with or respected by other adults. One is an adult living with their parents, one is an adult that moves in with a romantic partner and one is the adult who expresses frustration about their work environment.
The issue is whether these are similar or analogous issues and what an adult should do from the perspective of increasing their personal contentment. The ideal situation in life is for all adults to respect each other and collaborate to work towards compromised outcomes (with our family of origin, with our family of choice/ creation and with our professional endeavors).
The question is what do we do when [...]