Florencia from Uruguay recently asked us, I’m sick of putting my needs and wants last. I was raised to always be the ‘good’ little girl who cared a lot what others thought of her. For my whole life I seem to have been crippled by the fear of what others will say/think of me. I […]
You feel a sense of anger and deep pain rippling through you. How could they leave you so brutally, and without a second thought? How could they take your love and trust, and throw it to the wind as if it didn’t even matter – as if YOU didn’t matter? If you’ve experienced abandonment in […]
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In the past couple of weeks, I’ve explored the topic of self-imposed martyrdom, also known as having a “martyr complex” or possessing “martyr syndrome.” Together we’ve explored a range of signs, symptoms and examples as well as ways to stop being manipulated by a martyr syndrome sufferer. But what about personally battling such an issue? How can […]
Having a martyr complex is like having a get out of jail free card. It allows you to evade guilt and shame, bypass self-responsibility, and perhaps most importantly (and tragically), it allows you to dodge real life self-growth. Having a martyr complex essentially involves pointing the finger at other people or situations in your life […]
By now, most of you probably realize how imperative self-love is for healing the deep-gashes inflicted by self-hatred. We spend our lives in quagmires of anger, self-pity, shame, guilt, anxiety, fear and depression, and it is only once we wade out of the bog of our misery onto the clean ground of awakening that we realize […]