A lot of people will know what’s best for you. They have opinions and they will share them with you. ” You should this and that” and “have you tried this”? It can be very overwhelming and confusing to receive so many opinions and ideas, especially when you didn’t ask for them in the first place. This is especially difficult when you are going through something very vulnerable and painful, like a breakup or loss of job.
In order to protect yourself, it’s important to set some boundaries. Not everyone needs to know all the details of what you are going through. You do not owe those explanations to most of people ( I guess a boss might need to know if you think it is or it it will affect you performance). YOU decide with whom you want to share those personal details. With the rest – just set some clean and polite boundaries . A simple: “sorry, I don’t want to talk about it” can be enough. And if that’s not being respected then it tells you a lot of about that person.
Remember: we can’t be liked by everyone and not every is or will be our friend. It’s important to focus on our well being and know who’s opinion we value.
And as I always say: be good to yourself 🙂 I’m trying too 🙂