You don’t feel like fighting for yourself both in the outside world and within your own home. You wish things were different, that you didn’t have to prove yourself to each and every person you meet. Finding a job was hard enough, but having to continuously make valiant efforts to be noticed is taking a toll on your mental and physical health.
You never say no to anybody, you never complain, you never dare defy others, you don’t even expect a show of appreciation or gratitude anymore, you tell yourself ‘I just need to keep my head down and get by’. But it’s proving to be harder and harder and you’re not so sure you can continue living like this any longer.