I'll try not to be too wordy but I'm having a problem with this automatic negative self talk. Its like there is this mean person in my head that at any moment is ready and poised to speak insults to me, but its me for crying out loud!!!! Things that come to mind are: "You are so stupid! You should just keep your big mouth shut." "What an idiot!" "You deserve to be insulted and put down because you are a big fool!" "I'm not worth being protected or God would not have allowed me to be hurt by so many in my life." I know its weird that such long statements could be so automatic but they really are. I can not seem to discount them as false. I can in my mind but in my heart I feel pain. Does anybody else have this problem and if so do you have any suggestions? Marilyn S.