How do I manage "give and take" relationships that are mostly "take"?

I am a generous person. People take advantage. My response to this? I shut down. I don't give much at all. I don't like this, but I find when I open up I become vulnerable to the takers.

My wife says I am a "soft touch". Its true, but I can shut people down if they are taking advantage. I just can't do it diplomatically. Any ideas?

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  • 6 months ago
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    You drop takers like a hot potato. 'Fool me once? Get the **** out now! You're done, out out out!'

    You don't even have to be diplomatic. If they take advantage, they're not worth the diplomacy. Cut through all the PC bullsh!t and cut them out immediately, then move on with your own affairs.

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