There is an awesome book by Melody Beattie "codependent no more" suggested to me here and I got it. It Really is helping. Get it.
taking advantage of me, I can prevent But unfortunately others will behave in any manner they want so I try to keep things in balance.
Guuurl you show em who's the boss<br />
On a serious note, i see where you coming from,my family isn't any better, constant lying, actions behind my back, no trust. From what I can tell, you should be more open, speak your mind and opinion, for example if you don't like something say it straight and don't ignore it , people will respect your opinion. Or if you do like something, you can speak about it openly too and your family, friends might gain even more respect and interest in your life. You really should try to focus on how YOU act and be a honest, trustworthy person, I hope you wont take a bad example and act the same as them, just care about the things you say and do for them, don't worry about how they act because it's their problem.
to hell with them... distance yourself
Don't let them. Simple.
I feel exactly the same way. psychopaths seems to be drawn to me and when I stand up for myself I'm an "agressive *****"