Forgive, don't resent; love, but try not to get abused; but when you do get less than what you think you deserve, don't beat up on yourself because it happens to all of us. We don't have to let others drive our bus (make us feel worthless). We don't have to be a doormat today. We can live our own lives and let others live theirs (live and let live).Therein, lies the peace of sobriety.
Stop and think about what you are doing. Make honest, pure, loving, unselfish decisions, but don't forget lessons you have learned. Catch yourself if you are letting people, places, and things run you down just because you are afraid to be assertive.