In a way to clear negativity from my life, I have put certain people on a 30 day no contact rule. These are the re-offenders that I have allowed too much space and sway on my emotions. Having been a people pleaser, I often put others before myself in way too many occasions and it leaves me burned out and frustrated--but having been a person to be of service to others have found that it requires me to change a piece of myself that is rooted in my past. So far, I am pleased, but have gotten the typical responses that sway between anger, disbelief, care, and concern. I should've done this a long time ago. So powerful girls of the forum, have you ever initiated a no-contact rule, and how has it worked for you? Do you think that this should be a non-confrontational way in order to take back one's life and value? To add, at the end of the 30 day period, I am not going to jump on the phone immediately. I am amazed at the level of peace I have been able to create in such a short span of time, that has given me the strength to schedule my time accordingly and not be washed out by the ideas that women must always give and be polite when it comes to the lives they live.