Four topics in this episode: A listener calls me smug and superior, a woman with emotional needs is seeing a man with intimacy issues, a listener can’t stop oversharing her life with complete strangers and I talk about what it means to go full no contact from your ex. [Read more…]
Comparing yourself to other people is the fastest way to low self-worth and low self-esteem.
Why do we always compare ourselves to people that are better looking, wealthier, healthier and have more success in areas of life that we are still working on? It seems like a black hole of misery that will never end. [Read more…]
How do you handle negative feedback? There’s a golden opportunity to sink or swim when someone puts you down. Their comments don’t have to equal pain and a hit on your self-worth or self-esteem.
In fact, maybe it’s possible that the one person you remember putting you down is the very impetus you needed to improve something about yourself. [Read more…]
Is it possible to avoid the toxicity of family past? There is a way to return to a toxic family environment but it’s going to take some courage to be the person you want to be with the people that have always known you the way you were. I talk about that and more in segment one. [Read more…]
A few years ago I realized that I was also a manipulative person for most of my life, using my masterful communication skills to get my selfish needs met by those closest to me. In every relationship I’d ever been in I found ways to manipulate my partner. It took several breakups and finally a divorce for me to realize that my behavior was the reason for most of the heartaches I went through (and put others through). [Read more…]