The single most important relationship you have in life is the one you have with yourself. Are you friendly with yourself? Do you like yourself? Or do you dislike spending time with yourself, avoiding honest introspection and self-awareness and hiding from your true desires and needs?
The only way to honestly live a fulfilling life is to be in touch with yourself, and to create a loving and caring relationship with yourself. Without that, anything that you build will be missing something. You can’t build a healthy relationship with others if the one you have with yourself is so full of pain.
The way you relate to yourself is shaped by your experiences. That includes your upbringing, your relationships both past and present, and the way you live your life right now. That relationship has a huge impact on your mental health. In some circumstances, that can result in depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and unfulfilling relationships.
Therapy is a place to look at the messages you’ve been given about yourself as a person, whether they’re messages you’ve gotten from others or assumptions you’ve picked up along the way. You can keep the messages you like, and make new ones to replace the messages that aren’t working for you.
You can be a stronger person. You can be more capable, more able to take care of yourself as an individual, more able to cope comfortably with the stresses of life.
It’s not easy work, but it’s so worth it.
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