How do I deal with someone telling me what to do?
Thank you for taking the time to ask this question.
It is expected that other people will ask you to do things to support them. However, I understand how frustrating it can be when you feel like others are asking too much. Have a think about what your physical, mental and emotional boundaries, and learn what boundaries are acceptable to you. This will help you see what boundaries are being crossed when you’re asked to do things for others.
You could try using the following tool to communicate your feelings when being asked to do things that don’t align with your boundaries. DEARMAN: The Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) can also help you to communicate about other related annoyances such as tone of voice and the way in which you’re asked to do things for others.