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DrBrannon
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One of my favorite responses that I actually print out for my patients is “Yes, my doctor says uninformed people are allowed to have their own opinions too!” But honestly this doesn’t sound like someone who doesn’t understand your struggles. This sounds like someone who is trying to control you by making you feel bad about yourself. I highly recommend the book Emotional Abuse Breakthrough Scripts by Barri Davenport. Most of the scripts are a few short sentences that help you re-establish your boundaries and address someone else’s controlling behavior. You can also do a search for “rights in relationships”. You should find a list of 15 rights everyone has in a relationship. I hope this helps.