if you care about yourself and respect yourself first it will be easier.
If you do not or if you are "too nice" - viewed as weakness by many-..they won't.
I have been there too..eapecially when you care.
I agree. I'm the 'too nice' as well but I'm learning that you need to create boundaries and be in touch with what your limits are and respect that. It's hard to put into practise though because it's so engrained and I barely notice it now.
so well said mimsical !
Trying to change someone is like pushing a huge boulder off a cliff. It's nearly impossible to push it off. And even if u do, it'll probably break. If you really want someone to like you hang out with them. Give them a chance to really know who you are. And if they don't like you then it's not worth your time to be around them.
You can't make someone feel a certain way about you unless you show them you are that way through your actions. But even then, it won't force them to change.
you cannot make anyone feel what they do not feel already; respect means nothing if its forced or co-ersed.
Why would you even want to do that?
Isn't the best part of someone liking and respecting you because they did it all on their own .. because you were being YOU?
Relationships fail often because people play games and are manipulative .. don't get into that .. it seldom works long term.
Then why would you want that in your life???
I used to be Snow White, but I drifted
If you have to "make" someone care or respect you, then the answer to your question is yes it is impossible.
They either do or they don't.
Depending on the person
That's still depend on him and his beliefs if he'll do either of the 3