I have this crazy, paranoid, and all-consuming fear of being taken advantage of. Whether it's in a relationship, business, or just minor interactions it's enough to drive me crazy.
Sometimes, I am getting something out of it but I realize the other person is taking more than fair and all I can see is red. It just bothers me on and on... no matter how much I try to rationalize like, "it was a good experience" or "it was a learning opportunity" or "next time you can do....".... I just want immediate remediation liek calling the person out or just doing SOMETHING/ANYTHING about it... and doing something about it doesn't have to be in a mean or nasty way but just anything ot get the record straight for them to know that I knew what they were doing. So I suppose part of it is also "being taken for a fool".
I have a current situation and I'm trying so hard not to email this person with some kind of rebuttal. My rebuttal wouldn't hurt or help so it's like a bit of waste of time and that's why I'd like to figure a better way to cope lol.
Anyone else have this issue and how do you deal with it?