Why is it so hard to not be affected by the things others say? I should be strong enough to know who I am and not let it affect me. This past week it seems like a few people who I am (or at least thought I was ) close to have said some hurtful things to me. Its been a little bit of time since it happened but I cant seem to shake the way it made me feel. It hurt me and I keep repeating in my mind the things they said. I sometimes feel like I let others have too much power over how I feel about myself, but sometimes it just hurts. This time is one of those I cant get over how it made me feel, want to cry, dont think Ill ever forget, kind of times.