Yes. You CAN do this. That's the first thing I need to say. I challenge my thoughts and yours. Prove yourself wrong.
Once I realized what was happening, I self-sabotaged myself with humour: calling myself a doormat or someone who stood pretty strait for someone with no backbone.
To you the reader (if you've never met me), may find that a bit contradicting. I know a lot of other people who know me and would think the same.
A lot of people have their own opinions on the matter, and sometimes you learn the hard way that you really don't have their support. Knowing where you stand can help you hold convictions on those harder days.