Q. Why are my friends so insensitive toward me? (via Quora)

A. People only treat us as well as we treat ourselves. If your friends see you fail to set boundaries, they will push the line and disrespect you. We have to teach people how to treat us, and that starts with treating ourselves with respect and civility.

It’s also important to make sure that your friends have been told where the boundary lines lie with you. You can’t expect someone not to cross the line (or be insensitive) if you don’t express your limits explicitly to them. Sit your friends down and tell them how you’re feeling. Try to work together as a team to come up with better ways to treat one another.

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