It is not alright to passively go along with any situation that you don’t want to be a part of. I know you don’t want to make waves. I know you don’t want to upset anyone because that brings pain, but how painful is it to endure external dominance for the rest of your life?
What is the cost of your own Personal Self Expression?
Maintaining your boundaries empowers you.
Your boundaries help define you, so when you put energy into maintaining them, you strengthen your self. When you declare your own self-worth to the world, the world will value you.
Not stating your boundaries disconnects you from your personal power. You send the message that you can be stepped on and abused, and there are plenty of opposite polarities, desperate to oblige.