How to stop being a people pleaser, honestly please just do this for us ok?

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If you’re a people pleaser, then what the hell is wrong with you? Just do exactly what we say and then we won’t be mad.

Have you taken on too many tasks at work to please your boss?

Stop letting your boss take you for granted, seriously. The fact you’re reading Succubus rather than doing the work you’ve taken on is a great start. Just do anything you want to do. And you want to read Succubus. Ok?!

Letting your friends emotionally dump on you?

Just chill out, honestly, all we’re asking you to do is reassess your life and every tiny decision you make every day. Just be like we tell you to be, ok? 

Do you have to do all the organising for your friends?

At the end of the day, letting us tell you to alienate everyone, and then doing it, is better for being taken for granted. Take your phone out now and tell Mary you hate her. Do it now, ok? For us.

Catherine Brinkworth

Brinky is a writer with credits on BBC Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack. One day her autobiography will be called Brinky and the Pain.