It’s not about the power another person wields or takes; it’s about the power we surrender.
That is what I conveyed to Amy in our counseling session. She needed an answer for dealing with her demeaning husband, and it didn’t entail placating him or being little around him. It entailed boldly standing up for herself. Read Any’s story here . . .
We must speak our truth, I told her, in part because it might change the other person, but mostly because it changes us.