5 Gifts Every Unloved Daughter Should Give Herself

I got a message from a reader the other day who asked a poignant question: “I have been eyeing a ring because I want to celebrate how much I’ve healed. I think looking down at it will remind me of my progress. Is it weird or somehow selfish of me to gift myself? My husband and two kids will give me presents for Christmas, after all. Why does the idea of buying this ring make...

Anxious behavior

Unloved Daughters: Are You the Biggest Obstacle to Your Happiness?

My husband says that he doesn’t understand why I’m always so negative about everything. He says I’m like Eeyore, always down in the mouth. Is this because of my childhood? Is it possible for me to be happy? I’m always afraid that the other shoe will drop and my anxiety trumps my happiness every time. This is affecting almost all of my close relationships. What can I do?

Anxious behavior

5 Reasons Unloved Daughters Feel Manipulated in Relationships

Do you feel that the pattern of relationships in your life is horribly consistent, as if it’s been scripted by the same people who wrote Groundhog Day, or perhaps Titanic? That no matter where the relationship starts—whether it’s a romance or friendship—it inevitably ends up in the same place and you end up feeling betrayed, played, or used?