Most people react in ways that escalate abuse or play into the hands of the abuser and feel small and guilty, but retreat and allow unacceptable behavior.
By understanding and learning to trust the messages in your dreams, you are communicating with your true self, your soul, and God.
With practice, you can learn to communicate assertively, which will raise your self-esteem and self-assurance and improve your relationships and professional performance.
Take time out from your stress. Make time for yourself and find an activity that involves and relaxes you.
If you’ve been betrayed in a prior relationship or trust was a problem in your family growing up, then you’re apt to be on the lookout for signs of distrust.
Learning to trust is not so much about the other person as it is learning to trust your own perceptions and paying attention to your doubts and intuition.
Narcissists are too afraid to look at themselves, because they believe that the truth would be devastating.
Because narcissists see the cause of their problems as external due to their defenses of denial, distortion, and projection, their ability to look at themselves introspectively is limited. Thus, they don’t often come to individual therapy.
Self-esteem affects not only what we think, but also how we feel and behave. It influences every aspect of our lives.
What if you really want to travel or go on the road as a dancer or performer, rather than be a homemaker? Maybe you want to be a park ranger, but you and your family think that idea is crazy and that you should reside close to them in the city.
Building self-esteem is an exciting path of self-exploration on the road to self-love.
You may not be able to define what’s wrong or “what’s missing.” It may be a feeling of connectedness achieved through greater emotional intimacy.
Most people determine their worth based upon other-esteem.
Narcissists have an impaired or undeveloped self. They think and function differently from other people.
Unfortunately, divorce is an adversarial process.
Where is your power center? Is it in you or in other people or circumstances?