“You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” Louise L. Hay
My client Jennifer, seems to be getting judgments and criticisms from all angles right now. And it’s hurtful to her. It makes her doubt herself, chips away at her self-esteem, and brings on endless tears.
Her soon-to-be ex-husband thinks she is immature and indulgent.
Her daughter thinks she’s selfish for leaving the marriage in the first place.
Even one of her good friends gave her a back-hand comment implying that, to some degree, she deserves the pain she’s in right now because she’s the one that left the marriage.