Exactly this! I struggle sometimes with feeling the need to placate. See my story about the guy who demanded I come to his house immediately to meet him for the first time. I can’t explain why I didn’t block him immediately but rather sat and read horrible message after horrible message. Maybe it was that the fact that he was making such absolutely absurd assumptions about me had stopped me in my tracks.
Best of luck to you on your journey. I always say it. We’re all in this together!
And yes. You can only imagine what my ranting phone calls to my bestie sound like. Funny thing is that she is a regular reader of all of these and STILL gets the long winded ranting call! She’s a saint.