The perils of people pleasing

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We all want to feel accepted, but all too often this can be at the expense of our own happiness or sense of what’s ‘right’ for us. Caring too much about what other people think and how they might judge us leaves us feeling pulled in all directions, trying to satisfy everybody’s needs but our own.

This article by marriage and family therapist, Vicki Botnick, provides a great perspective on this urge to people-please and offers some valuable suggestions for strengthening our own core values and sense of self.