Toxic Mother Daughter Relationships when Mom says You are the Problem

  “When someone is unrelentingly critical of you, always finds fault, can never be pleased, and blames you for everything that goes wrong, it is the insidious nature and cumulative effects of the abuse that do the damage. Over time, this type of abuse eats away at your self-confidence and sense of self-worth, undermining any … Continue reading "Toxic Mother Daughter Relationships when Mom says You are the Problem"

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How I believed it was UP TO ME to Fix Problems in Relationships

I used to have a pattern (like a default way of responding) where I would give a lot more attention to the people who ‘fought me’ and told me I was wrong, compared to the way that I responded to people who agreed with me and validated my thoughts. I noticed that I actually tried … Continue reading "How I believed it was UP TO ME to Fix Problems in Relationships"

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The “One Day I’ll Show You” Fantasy

I had this fantasy that one day I would “show them”. One day I would prove that I was worth something and that everyone had been wrong about me all along. I had always been disregarded as though I could not possibly contribute to a solution or have a valid opinion. I was “dismissed” as though I wasn’t worth the time it would take to consider anything that I had to say.

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Self Esteem, My Value and Learning to Love My Self

CELEBRATE ME The process of learning to love myself is best understood backwards; there are so many layers and levels to it; so much confusion. There was so much deception; deception that I had come to believe was truth, and on top of that deception, there was this thick layer of fog kind of hiding … Continue reading "Self Esteem, My Value and Learning to Love My Self"

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Self-Worth Gives You Ability To Say No by Patricia Singleton

Patricia Singleton   Today I am pleased to welcome guest blogger Patricia Singleton from the blog “Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker” writing about the importance of improving Self Worth on the journey to wholeness.  Please help me to welcome Patricia and feel free to leave your comments and contributions.  Hugs, Darlene Ouimet ~ founder of … Continue reading "Self-Worth Gives You Ability To Say No by Patricia Singleton"

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Self Worth; Where does it Come From?

There are little messages that we get when we live in an abusive or dysfunctional environment, or even if our home environment is not abusive, but we are being devalued or mistreated in any way somewhere outside of that environment. Remember that all abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and spiritual abuse is all … Continue reading "Self Worth; Where does it Come From?"

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Survivors of Abuse and Re-establishing Self Worth

Emerging from Broken Being survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, religious abuse or psychological abuse has a lasting effect on us. One of the worst consequences is that our value has been falsely defined by others. We are told who we are and who we should be. Over time we are conditioned to accept that … Continue reading "Survivors of Abuse and Re-establishing Self Worth"

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