Are you your own greatest critic? Do you have low self-esteem? Have you ever thought that if people knew the real you, that they would think less of you? Does life feel an uphill struggle because nobody - not even you - is truly on your side? If any of this sounds familiar, it is time to take a fresh look at the most important relationship of all:
your relationship with yourself.
In this thought-provoking book, marital therapist Andrew G Marshall looks at how to love yourself enough to make better relationships and how to stop zig-zagging between boosting yourself up (often to unsustainable heights) and becoming overly critical. He explains:
- Why modern life is making it harder to have a balanced opinion of ourselves.
- The types of thinking that sabotage and make life harder.
- Why old pains can still cast a shadow today and how to make peace with your past.
- How to develop a positive mind-set.
- Increasing your self-confidence.
(Some of the exercises in this book have appeared in The Single Trap by Andrew G. Marshall, published by Bloomsbury)
Andrew G Marshall is the author of I Love You But I'm Not in Love With You, How Can I Ever Trust You Again? and the Seven Steps series of practical relationship manuals. His books have been translated into over fifteen different languages. He writes for the Mail on Sunday, The Times, the Guardian and Psychologies magazine. He lives in West Sussex. @Andrewgmarshall www.andrewgmarshall.com