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Best of Our Blogs: March 19, 2019

Many of us grew up feeling a sense of inadequacy, a lack of self-worth. Maybe it’s because our parents were critical, neglectful or we felt different in some way. As we grew older, we developed illnesses that only added to the problem.

Instead of a feeling of not enoughness that’s hidden, our chronic illness makes our imperfection, our lack of wholeness evident.

But none of that matters when it comes to measuring your worth.

It takes time and work to recover what you lost in childhood and recalibrate after you received a diagnosis. But it is possible to learn to love and accept yourself when you realize that nothing you do or don’t do equates with your self-worth. Our posts this week echoes the sentiment, helping you to retrain what you believed, let go of the belief that something is wrong with you, and teach you how to accept yourself.

Raised By Struggling Parents: The Invisible Child
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – Whether or not your parents were depressed, addicted, sick, dealing with divorce or maybe all of the above, you suffered from their absence. Here’s how you can find yourself.

Why Victims of Abuse stay in the Relationship
(The Recovery Expert) – You’re frustrated she won’t leave because you don’t understand why. It might help if you read this.

9 Patterns of a Dangerous Person
(The Exhausted Woman) – The key to not getting hurt by a toxic person is to not get involved with one in the first place. This is the red flags you need to watch out for.

Boundaries, Blaming, and Enabling in Codependent Relationships
(Happily Imperfect) – You tolerate more than you should in relationships. You feel a pull to fix other’s problems. Here’s what it means and where it stems from.

Kids Who Have Siblings With Behavior Disorders NEED Time Away
(Childhood Behavioral Concerns) – This is what it’s like having a sibling with behavioral problems.

Best of Our Blogs: March 19, 2019

Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.

Brandi-Ann Uyemura is a freelance writer specializing in self-help, spirituality, psychology and small business articles. She has a BA in English from University of Oregon and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. She writes for various companies and publications and teaches stress management workshops. For more information, see her website

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Uyemura, B. (2019). Best of Our Blogs: March 19, 2019. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 30, 2020, from
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