Category Archives: self-criticism

To no one in particular and to you in particular

I don’t want to live like this anymore (upset, tearful, afraid). I don’t want to keep beating myself up for my failures. I was taught to mistrust my Self. I was taught to hate my Self. I can see, though, … Continue reading

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Fear, obligation and guilt.

I have been having a great deal of anxiety and stress this past week. My younger sister, 31, eloped two weeks ago after getting divorced in June.   She started dating her new husband in March.   I found out about it … Continue reading

Posted in Elopment, obligation and guilt, Personal growth, PTSD, self-criticism | 3 Comments