• Codependant No More, Melanie Beattie

The Best of Fireside Friday – An Idea About Rejection

“So fitting that the #1 #firesidefriday post is also the number one book we refer people to during sessions.”

“We don’t have to take rejection as a reflection of our self-worth. If somebody who is important (or even someone unimportant) to you rejects you or your choices, you are still real, and you are still worth every bit as much as you would be if you had not been rejected. Feel any feelings that go with rejection; talk about your thoughts, but don’t forfeit your self-esteem to another’s disapproval or rejection of who you are or what you have done. Even if the most important person in your world rejects you, you are still real, and you are still okay. If you have one something inappropriate or you need to solve a problem or change a behaviour, then take appropriate steps to take care of yourself. But don’t reject yourself, and don’t give so much power to other people’s rejection of you. It isn’t necessary.”

– Melody Beattie, Codependent No More

2016-12-21T00:08:42-04:00December 30th, 2016|Categories: firesidefriday, The Best of 2016|