You Are Not Responsible for Anyone Else’s Happiness

Emerging from the pandemic provides an opportunity to work on your people-pleasing tendencies.

All illustrations are by the author.

People who had emotionally abusive childhoods might believe they have to take care of other people’s feelings in order to survive.

Take your own preferences into account.

Check in with your own body while you’re in social situations.

Not being responsible for someone’s feelings is not the same as not CARING about someone’s feelings.

Still feeling stuck? Here’s a cheat sheet.

A person who writes and draws and eats her feelings.