So frustrating isn't it!!
I am currently still a toddler, 1 yr in. I am the same way. I hate confrontation. I couldn't tell you how many nights my husband had to deal with a blubbering idiot, i.e.
I can't do this, I feel so inept, I've made a huge mistake, yada-yada-yada.
He really has been so supportive ( Luv ya honey :kiss )
Anyway, I finally stood up for myself and things are much, much, MUCH better!
I still get the occasional you-are-beneath me attitude from a few but I just let it roll off my back.
Sometimes I wonder
Do nurses really "eat" their young
are the wiser of us just trying to make us newbies tough because sometimes it is a necessary trait of a good pt advocate?
(but there will always be, just like in kindergarten, those darn bullies)
Be a duck when needed but quack when necessary