Wishing it were not true, ignoring it, hoping it will go away on it's own is often far worse than keeping the can of worms on the table. Guilt tripping yourself is counter-productive. Face the demons with resolve and strength. Practice forgiveness and thankfulness. See if those help.Several years of therapy and I still return to these default statements time and time again:
- I’m pathetic - I should be over this by now
- It wasn’t even that bad
- I’m probably making it up/exaggerating/attention-seeking
- And that’s pathetic. And manipulative
Anyone else the same?
Anyone else manage to not frequently fall back on these kinds of thoughts/beliefs anymore? What helped you to do this/how did you do this?