A Beautiful Mess

A Sexual Abuse and Addiction Recovery Blog

Personal Bill of Rights

Not only do I have these rights, but the people I interact with have these rights, as well.  Sometimes in the midst of demanding our own rights, we forget that it goes both ways.

1.  I have the right to ask for what I want.

2.  I have the right to say no to requests or demands I can’t meet.

3.  I have the right to express all of my feelings, positive or negative.

4.  I have the right to change my mind.

5.  I have the right to make mistakes and not have to be perfect.

6.  I have the right to follow my own values and standards.

7.  I have the right to say no to anything when I feel I am not ready, it is unsafe, or it violates my values.

8.  I have the right to determine my own priorities.

9.  I have the right not to be responsible for others’ behavior, actions, feelings or problems.

10.  I have the right to expect honesty from others.

11.  I have the right to be angry at someone I love.

12.  I have the right to be uniquely myself.

13.  I have the right to feel scared and say “I’m afraid.”

14.  I have the right to say “I don’t know.”

15.  I have the right not to give excuses or reasons for my behavior.

16.  I have the right to make decisions based on my feelings.

17.  I have the right to my own needs for personal space and time.

18.  I have the right to be playful and frivolous.

19.  I have the right to be healthier than those around me.

20.  I have the right to be in a non-abusive environment.

21.  I have the right to make friends and be comfortable around people.

22.  I have the right to change and grow.

23.  I have the right to have my needs and wants respected by others.

24.  I have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

25.  I have the right to be happy.

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