How to stop being used
How I did it: We all have one life... one set of desires, passions, needs, and why should somebody elses be more important than our own? our own are the most important and we should not make ourselves inferior. Life is too short to change yourself for someone or put up with somebody else's wants in spite of your own!
Lessons & tips: Like yourself. Don't let other people waste your time, they wouldn't waste theirs on you.