Some people call it boundaries but I call it self love. If someone is disrespecting you, even unintentionally, it's up to you to show them how you want to be treated. Communication is key. No passive aggressive behavior. I agree.
Can definitely apply this to Writing, not just to the story you are writing.When you feel like giving up, and you are discouraged, you can say, 'This is not how the story of my writing is going to end." Keep Going!
"No one is going to make my dreams come true for me. it is my job to get up every day and work toward the things that are deepest in my heart.and to enjoy every step of the journey rather than wishing I was already where I want to end up.