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Doormat?  

Does it sometimes seem as if the people in your life walk all over you?  

Do they seem to expect a lot from you and give little in return? If you‘re feeling confused or frustrated, and you don’t know how to change this situation, you‘re not the only one.

Most of us care deeply for the people close to us. We want to see them happy and we want their love, respect, and acceptance. Unfortunately, in trying to achieve these things, many of us overextend ourselves without considering our own needs. Then we become resentful of what we see as the other person’s demanding behavior.  

But what if...  

rather than only doing things for others, you start asking for what you want? This might sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how often people simply don’t ask for what they want. Or they think they‘re asking for what they want, but in reality what they‘re doing is wishing, hoping, or hinting about what they want.

“If you don’t ask for what you want, your best supporters won’t know what to give.”
~ Dr. Suzanne Zoglio

Remember, even though it may not always seem like it, the people in your life most likely care about you as much as you care about them. Give them the opportunity to give to you just as you give to them. As the quote says, if you don’t ask for what you want, the people in your life can’t possibly know what you want.

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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Vikki Hall wrote Jul 26, 2010
    • I can honestly say that I have never been mistaken for a doormat. And it’s sad when you see others being treated that way.  

      I will still go check out the links you included tho.... Thx!



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      Msj wrote Jul 26, 2010
    • I would prob pick up the doormat and smack them in the head  hoping it is sopping wet from the rain



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      Beth Banning wrote Jul 26, 2010
    • Strong, confidence, powerful women... you gotta love it. happy

      Glad to hear it Vikki... I had that feeling feeling about you. lol What ends up being sad for me is that so many people forget or are afraid to ask for what they want and you so rarely get what you really need if you don’t ask for it.  

      msj you‘re funny! I’m staying away from you if I see a doormat in your hand.



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      Linni wrote Jul 27, 2010
    • hmmmmmm...good question! not really sure ifi have been a door mat, however i do know i dont ask for help..lol im stubborn that way! heart



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      MaryAnne Carrier-Harrison wrote Jul 28, 2010
    • Funny thing is when I needed the help and asked for it (after doing so much for them) I was looked at like I had two heads.

        - she needs help? What for she has everything she wants what could she possibly want from me -

      Thats how I felt and the answer was no when I asked, so I have zoned myself to the fact that God helps those who help them selves.

      I don’t want to feel guilty so I don’t say no when someone needs me. I guess I am a better person for it-tongue out

      MaryAnne



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      Max0125 wrote Jul 29, 2010
    • I am very thankful that I am not a doormat and that one of my missions in life is to empower others not to be the proverbial doormat to others!



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