when you feel locked up

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I have spent much of my life seeking praise for my actions. Though I knew I was doing a good job, it wasn’t until those around me verbalized it that I truly felt successful. This external validation has been dangerous because what I was really asking for is the validation that I was, truly, good enough. I would venture to guess that in some way your story is similar to mine. Though the details may be different, through seeking validation we ask others to argue with the lies that we tell [Read more...]