It’s hard to stand up for yourself when you believe that you have very little of value to offer in the first place – something that is reinforced by the way that people walk over you and take advantage of you.
After all, if you were better, cooler, or more desirable, you’d be able to stand up for yourself.
She also didn’t care for them because it meant I was spending time with my friends and not with her (warning sign #2) – but this time she relented and .
I had been there for less than an hour before she showed up to quite literally drag me away (warning sign #3).
I had gotten permission from my girlfriend at the time (warning sign #1) to go play in a Mage campaign with my friends.