I am a single parent of a little girl and work as a professional. I have a soft generous personality but believe I am quietly courageous – I have to be as a single mum. I am always swamped by people giving me unsolicited advice about every aspect of my life from my work to being a mum to how I spend my money. People speak to me like I am stupid, the advice I receive is often things I am already doing or have tried. If I try and say I am doing that or have done that they cut me off and keep talking.
I feel that because I am quiet and tend to internalise things that people think I am stupid, weak and unable to cope. None of which I believe are true. I think few people would survive my life, but I never get credit for the amazing things I achieve every day of my life. I am so over this treatment it makes my life harder. What can I do?
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