• I get overwhelmed with negative emotions. I feel like my emotional or physical needs are not being met. I'm never quite sure what is socially appropriate. Sometimes, I do things I don't want to, but can't seem to stop myself. I'm struggling with many of the relationships in my life. I feel fearful, anxious, or depressed. I believe that I am unacceptable, unworthy, or incompetent. I will do anything to please others in the hope that I will not hurt them or disappoint them. I am hypersensitive. I compare myself to others. I am critical of others and myself.
  • I have painful childhood memories. I grew up in a home with an ever present undercurrent of tension and anxiety. When growing up, I didn't know what to expect when I walked in the door. I felt bad at school. My parent/s or caregiver/s abused substances or was mentally ill. My parents/s or caregiver/s were harsh, critical or demeaning. My parent/s or caregive/s were unavailable, hard to reach or neglectful.
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