Recently I feel like everyone is taking advantage of me. For example, my friend always talks about her love life but when I talk about mine, she says that she thinks I deserve someone better and then doesn't want to talk about it anymore. Same with the guy I'm seeing, I always let him listen to his music in the car, and in bed I like cuddling but he doesn't so we don't do it. I need to stand up for myself but I don't want to lose these people.
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Try to come up with a compromise with your friends and the guy your dating, i. e. you listen to his whenever you're both in his car, then yours when you're driving in your car. Or your friend gets to vent about her love life while you listen, then she reciprocates by listening to you talk for a while.
Try actually vocalizing these things to them. My guess is that they're not even really aware that this is happening or you feel that way since nothing is said. Remember YOU and you alone set the limits for what you will and won't stand for.
A good litmus test is the quote, "When you say yes to someone, make sure you're not actually saying no to yourself."2