Why do we feel the need to bite our tongues or refrain from standing up for ourselves? All I know is ignoring that which is painful does more harm than good. It festers. It boils. It always comes out. Speak your truth.
Those that have your best interest will hear you. Those that don’t, well you’ve found out just where you stand. It tears at your soul to tolerate behavior which goes against your belief system. So don’t! Being a loving and kind person does not mean you must tolerate bad behavior. Sometimes you gotta be a bitch.