2 thoughts on “If You Criticize Me, You Don’t Love Me

  • March 16, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Well when your entire life experience is one of failure, abandonment, and undiagnosed ADHD w/ depression until adulthood, it seems impossible to fantasize about change. All I do is try to survive, there is no thrive in my life anymore. I don’t see any chance of change coming to my self-perception. I am a pessimist, negative ruminator, depressive middle aged man, alone now after being divorced. Nothing amount of Pollyana thinking is going to change those facts.

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    • March 16, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      You know, sometimes surviving is all that we can do. Surviving during very stressful times is a coping skill in itself. Thanks for pointing that out.It sounds like you have had a difficult time. Struggling with undiagnosed ADHD would be hard. And when you are depressed it usually feels like nothing can ever feel better. I hope you are talking with a therapist you respect who can help.

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