How can I deal with being blamed for things that aren't my fault?
Last Updated: 08/29/2021 at 5:58pm
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Simply, you can allow it to pass over you. Realize that you are being blamed. Realize that yes, this was wrong. And then let it go. This does not mean try to forget, or try to take your mind off of it. Just allow yourself to be upset if that's how it makes you feel, allow yourself to cry, and allow yourself to feel proud of yourself that you realize that it's wrong and you'd never do something like that to anybody. And then, let it pass. And allow yourself to be at peace.
It’s important to know your own truth and not rely on others to define your experiences for you. Regardless if someone blames you or not, what matters is that you don’t blame yourself.
Well, this calls for different action, depending upon the situation. When you are mostly with equals, you have to dare to speak up and face the situation. But when you are in a relatively weaker position, compared to the person who blames you and say you can lose something valuable (like a job), then perhaps you need to deal with it a bit diplomatically. Don't be frank in such environments, but then if the blaming is constant, avoid such people.
Re-evaluate the situation and find out if you really ar enot to blame at all. Taking responsibility for your own actions, even if you did something not so bad, is important because it is how you grow up, become responsible, mature and then you can forgive others for blaming you without feeling bad.
Practice self-compassion. Understand that at times even if its not your fault, others will judge and blame you. So, be compassionate towards yourself. Not let others negative thoughts bother you. Take your time, do something good to yourself and develop compassion for yourself. You could read about self-compassion more here: https://www.7cups.com/forum/AppreciationGratitude_170/PsychologyofHappiness_1219/SelfCompassionNotesfromDiscussion_81612/
It doesn't brings you anything when you blame that persons back. You just have to keep on giving your best. Sometimes, you'll be honored for what you're doing and just try to ignore it for the first time.
Remember that is not your fault! The person who may be assigning the blame to you, may not be able to take responsibility for his or her actions. In addition, sometimes people lash out at others during challenging times or times of needs.
Get proof that you didnt do it and convince the person who blames you you didnt do it if they dont belive you show them the proof
Keep reminding yourself that it was not your fault. It's can be easy to begin to believe that something might be your fault if someone keeps blaming you. Try to understand why the other person might be blaming you for this. It's probably due to some other source of stress in their lives that could very well not actually be related to you. Displaced anger is something that happens a lot.
Take a step back and calm yourself. Remind yourself that there is the possibility that the other person is having a bad day. If you believe that you didn't do anything wrong, or have done your best in the given situation. Explain to them your side. If things did not turn out for the better, stay away from the situation. You don't deserve to be treated unjustly.
It will hurt you will feel bad but at the end of the day you know it's not your fault. If it really bothers you then you should do something that you enjoy doing and get it off your mind for a while.
Do your best to prove through your actions that those things aren't your fault. If you do the best you can with what you have, nobody can blame you
Please dont waste your feeling by thinking of others blaming.dont worry if it is not your fault.just ignore people you makes to feel you uncomfortable.be happy your self
What matters most is how we feel about ourselves. If you know that you are not to blame, then what others feel towards you doesn't matter. The best thing to do, is to surround yourself with positive people who love you and care about you and free yourself from the negative ones.
Although you can't always stay quiet and take the blame, it'll be a wise choice to do so and try to avoid an argument. But it's also important to talk it out calmly so you won't be labelled by others for what you're blamed for.
I think having open communication, and telling the truth can help, you shouldnt take the blame for something you didnt do. I think explaining yourself while being kind and understanding can help. You cant change someones opinion of you, but you can defend yourself the best you can.
Identifying that you may be experiencing unnecessary blame and/or guilt is the first step to taking the power away from the accuser. Afterwards, finding a safe and trusted individual that can validate your experience and feelings is one alternative. If you don't have access to someone like that, another is journaling or any sort of creative outlet in which you can name, identify and express your story. In finding validation for your experience, this enables your body to release the stored emotions (be it anger, disappointment, shame and/or guilt, betrayal, sadness), process the experience, and move past the blame.
You may not be responsible for a given problem, but you can certainly be part of the solution. Try to focus your energy on working hard to fix a problem, strengthen a relationship or achieve your goals. Demonstrating to the people around you that you're more concerned with success than pointing fingers will build a culture where people are less likely to assign blame.
It will always feel unfair to be blamed for things that aren't your fault. And it will always be frustrating not to be able to voice that sensation of injustice. You would love to voice that but sometimes, for some reasons, you can't always set the records straight. If it's something punctual and the people that blame you don't know you and are total strangers you'll probably never meet again, just remind yourself of that: "they don't know you so their judgement doesn't count". If it's something that's been happening with a certain group of people and you feel they should know you by now, try and remember: "If you know you weren't wrong, you know you will still able to live with yourself". In the long run, action speaks louder than words and people will start to see that they treated you unfairly. The waiting part can be frustrating but at the end, you have to remember who you are, and if who you are is someone innocent, that's good enough in the worst case scenario.
Work for finding out area of influence that you have. Things that are out of your area of influence should not be bothering you very much and that you need to consciously teach yourself. Things that are in your direct area of influence, responsibility of those lie with you. Need to be taking responsibilities of those and learn how to accept mistakes and move on.
Depends what you’re being blamed for? Try and sit down with the person who is blaming you and calmly explain that it’s not your fault
All you can really do is clarify and provide your information and your evidence, and understand that their disbelief doesn't diminish or devalue your truth.
Sometimes journaling these details and occurances will make you feel justified. Others may make you feel to blame now, but you have the record to look back on to see the truth later.
First, understanding that it´s not your fault, the first big mistake we the humans have, it´s taking the responsabillity for thing or situatuions that aren´t our faults.
If you can't explain to somebody that it isn't your fault, than it isn't worth the fight. You know that it wasn't your fault, and that is all that matters.
You cannot control what other things say about you or how they view you. What you can control is how you respond to those things, and that makes all the difference in the world.
There are many things in life that we can be blamed for that are not our fault. Unfortunately, that can be a part of life. The main thing, I think, is realizing that though you may be blamed it is not your fault. So long as you are doing the best that you can, that is what matters. If you can look back on the event and know you did the best you could than you should feel good about what you have done and ignore the negative incoming speech.
People may have a misunderstanding due to perception. You have to understand how they perceive the situation. Even though you may think something is not your fault, the other person may see your actions of take your words differently. So first start with understanding the problem, don't get offended and try to see where the other person is coming from to really get to the bottom of the misunderstanding.
Explain to the people that you did not do what they are accussing you and if they continue to say other wise just ignore them they are not worth getting worked up about. They are just trying to instigate.
You have to remind yourself that the way other people act or react is often times out of your control. I know it can be incredibly frustrating but the more you hone in on the things you can control, the less out of control and helpless about the situation you'll feel. My worst experience being blamed for things that weren't my fault was while I was serving in the military and struggling with severe mental illness. I was often being blamed for personality failures when it was simply an untreated illness. This was very damaging to my self esteem and confidence. After years of therapy, it has been wonderful to see myself start to heal.
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