Face Yourself First – Part 3

Face Yourself First – Part 3

And, as with all of the strategies we develop, mine created the very experience I was trying to avoid. Making yourself needed will never result in feeling wanted, chosen, important or good enough. Instead, overfunctioning sets a contract up with others that says...
Face Yourself First – Part 2

Face Yourself First – Part 2

Note: this is a continuation of the story begun in Face Yourself First – Part 1. If you haven’d read that post yet, go do that before reading this one. When I was young, I found my refuge in books. I read between the lines of Snow White, Cinderella and...
Face Yourself First – Part 1

Face Yourself First – Part 1

I was one of those little girls who was always on the outside of the group. Through careful study and imitation of the group I could work my way ‘in’, but then I would say or do something that would put me right back on the outside again.  I lived in a small town,...