I’ve always had lots of friends. I’ve never been what one would call “popular”, but I always had lots of friends. I was never lost for a friend to see a movie with or whatever activity I was in the mood for. On the rare occasion everyone was busy, I have been content with my own company for many, many years. Marrying into an abusive … Continue reading Friendship
I reserve the right to end relationships which no longer work for me regardless of how it impacts the other person. It took me 4 decades to able to do that. I’m beyond proud of myself for it and support others in doing the same thing! I lived in a family where love and belonging were 100% conditional upon being “good” and towing the line, … Continue reading Closing Doors
A friend here on WP just sparked a memory in me that I want to talk about. Self-esteem is one of those things which covers all parts of who we are and how we cope and function in the world. I struggled with self-esteem issues for several decades of my life. I have never felt unloved. My mom adored me and I always knew that. … Continue reading Worthy of Love
Daddy and I have been going out quite a bit lately. I don’t leave the house without making sure my hair and makeup are done and I have on a really nice looking outfit. It’s how I was raised and how I’m wired. In the last week or so, I’ve noticed so many women staring and giving me really mean, judgmental looks as I mind … Continue reading Stop staring and put the effort in!
“Fools’ names & faces appear in public places” is a saying I grew up hearing from my mother. The saying has many good lessons in it. In my family, there was also an often spoken message of don’t try, because you may fail and make a fool of yourself. The whole message became nicely wrapped up in this little phrase. Good and bad connotations alike. … Continue reading Self-Esteem & Negative Feedback