It’s not like you haven’t tried, right?
I know what that’s like. There have been times in my past when, despite trying my hardest to communicate or get along or fit in, it seemed like my best wasn’t good enough, and important others didn’t understand or accept me. That hurts.
Maybe you long to be appreciated for who you really are. The freedom to be ourselves in genuine accord with others, especially people who are significant in our lives, is something most of us have wanted since we were kids.
I can tell you a couple of things about that, from my experience. First, you can have that. Second, it often doesn’t happen automatically.
Do you want a balanced life with healthy, harmonious relationships in which you are able to both give and receive support equally? Do you want to feel at ease with:
- Your primary (romantic) partner
- Your boss
- A room full of strangers