The ability to like yourself, and to be confident about yourself, is so very dependent on you knowing what your core values are. Core value work is the core work of building self-esteem: the ability to like yourself, be confident in yourself, respect yourself – from the inside.
At the start of a relationship, we make great sacrifices to be with each other and to demonstrate our willingness to prioritize our relationship with the person we want to be with. How we treat each other during this period - our interactions with each other - sets the expectations for how marriage will be.
It’s a daunting task to research and choose a therapist or counselor. If you have not been referred, as many of my clients have been, you face the task of finding a therapist on your own. I want you to be as confident as you can be, before you contact me, that I may be able to help you.