No matter how much you want it, you can’t will someone to say the words you’ve always wanted to hear. Words like:
“It’s okay. You did the best you could.”
“I’m sorry. You deserved better.”
“What do you need from me right now?”
“I love you.”
Instead of putting ourselves in unhealthy situations for the chance that person will utter these words, we can simply and lovingly say it to ourselves.
While you’re busy navigating the season with all its expectations and family gatherings, do yourself a favor and speak those words of compassion and love to yourself. And then read our posts for more tips on self-love and self-care.
Things Abusers and Manipulators Say to Their Victims
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10 Ways To Assess and React To a Selfish Individual
(Caregivers, Family & Friends) – Being around a selfish and/or narcissistic person can leave you feeling depleted. Here’s how to cope.
Go No Contact, Sh*t and Get Off the Pot
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – If you’re still spending time with your toxic narcissistic relative, this will wake you up.
Perfectionism: 8 Tools for Parents with Kids Afraid to Fail
(Stress Better) – You’re worried about your child’s fear of failure and anxiety associated with perfectionism. Here’s what you need to do.
Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Care This Holiday Season
(Happily Imperfect) – How do you get through one of the most stressful times of year? These seven tips will help you manage the holiday season.