This is a great piece Tara! I find myself as a people pleaser often but am getting better. As a Christian it's difficult to say no and set those boundaries and falsely believe that God wants you to be a people-pleaser, even if it's not true. I wonder how much of people-pleasing is just a survival instinct when we're not in a place where we can stomach too much conflict, though.

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