self-esteem

Affirmations for Perfectionists

34 Affirmations for Perfectionism

Affirmations help reduce perfectionism and increase self-acceptance and self-compassion. In this article, you’ll learn about using positive self-talk or affirmations to reduce perfectionism. What is perfectionism? Perfectionism – the relentless pursuit of being flawless in an effort to prove our worth and avoid criticism — adds unnecessary stress and pressure to our already demanding lives. …

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Enmeshed family

13 Signs You Grew Up in an Enmeshed Family

Being close to your family is usually a good thing, but it’s possible to be too close. Enmeshment describes family relationships that lack boundaries such that roles and expectations are confused, parents are overly and inappropriately reliant on their children for support, and children are not allowed to become emotionally independent or separate from their …

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Maintain a Strong Sense of Self

How to Maintain a Strong Sense of Self in Relationships

Learn how to maintain a strong sense of self in relationships by living authentically, knowing yourself, avoiding people-pleasing, and building self-esteem. Losing your sense of self Do you seem to get swallowed up in relationships? Does your sense of self disappear when you’re in a relationship? This “loss of self” happens, whether you’ve been married for …

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Boundaries with Toxic People

How to Set Boundaries with Toxic People

This article discusses ways to set boundaries with “toxic” people*. This includes identifying your needs, communicating effectively, recognizing your options, detaching with love, releasing guilt, and limiting contact. It isn’t easy to set boundaries with toxic people! But we can all learn to set boundaries with toxic people — and when we do, it’s empowering. …

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