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Is it ok to be a people pleaser?

Is it ok to be a people pleaser?

I was recently talking to a friend about her relationship with her husband.  She said she knows how to keep him sweet.  She praises him (even when she’s angry).  She doesn’t ask him to help her in the house because she knows that upsets him.  When he does things that she does not agree with she keeps her mouth shut.  She does not want to rock the boat by  upsetting him.  I asked her why?  What stops her from being honest and this is what she told me. “I want a quiet life.   I let things go because I…

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Pulling my hair out?

Frustration has turned me from a normally peaceful loving person into an irrational, angry one.  I’m seething with anger and despair because I don’t feel I’m being taken seriously.  I’m not being listened to, given a run around and nothing I seem to do or say makes the slightest bit of difference. Can they see the facts?  Are they living in the real world?  Do they see my point of view?  Are they being particularly awkward or is it all part of a plan to purposely frustrate me to the point that I just give up. How simple it would be…

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