In this installment from Misa Leonessa Garavaglia, we learn some practical steps we can take to break free from self abuse.
When you stop trampling on yourself and set boundaries that keep others from trampling you too, you may have a challenging adjustment period. As you grow to see yourself through the eyes of gracious truth and you require others to treat you respectfully (because you treat yourself that way now!), not everyone may be happy. Expect to encounter mixed responses. You might even lose some “friends.” Really, if they have a hard time treating you well, they weren’t the friends you really want to keep. You will begin to attract new friends—people who see your worth and treat you accordingly. All because YOU know your own worth now!