Inevitably appeasement is the go to behavior associated with unhealthy people pleasing, and that is not a good thing. Yet, appeasement is not always wrong and it can be a necessary ingredient in a relationship that addresses unique needs and preferences. In this podcast we will distinguish healthy and unhealthy appeasement.
Something to Think about:
There are times when we each need to set aside our prefered ways in order to establish a companionable spirit.
When the other operates with an attitude of entitlement or insensitivity, a fair response is to establish your separateness.
Appeasement is appropriate when it is balanced with reasonable self-care.
In what scenarios do you struggle to discern between healthy appeasement versus appropropriate self-care?