I’ve noticed I believe I need my parents acceptance. We talk each Sunday and I notice I don’t enjoy the calls. I hear myself telling them great things in the hope to get approval, it doesn’t satisfy me even when I get it. I know it would be best if I didn’t feel the need for their approval and could approve of myself. What else could I think while talking to them?
My ideas for thoughts…
They can think what they want to think, I trust them to feel their own feelings about me, I love and approve of myself.
I want to trust myself to make my own choices. I want to trust my own inner compass, while having love for them.
What advice do you have?