Starting Over .

  1. how many on here watches the t.v. show call starting over? and what if someone on here were to tell you that they see themselves as one of those women who has been living with their pass,or what if its a co-worker? what if i told you that one of those ladies has experience being told they are nothing?
    parents,teaches etc etc were to tell them when they were a child there nothing?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   TheCommuter
    My parents were, at times, verbally abusive toward me. I was often called stupid, and even called a 'b**ch' by my mother. Their cruel words have had a lasting impact to this day.

    I have figured out that my parents were practicing forms of projection during my growing-up years. If my father was laid-off from his job, he would come home and yell at me because he couldn't take it out on the boss who got rid of his job. It was easier and more convenient for him to yell at the weaker child who is not going to fight back.
  4. by   moongirl
    It is hard when a parent tells you that you are nothing. As a child, and still as an adult, when faced with certian situations, I have no self esteem. I figure " If my mom didn't even like me, how could so and so" A mother is SUPPOSED to love you, and like you as well. When they don't it has serious side effects that linger, and haunt
  5. by   buildingmyfaith57
    o yes it does. but you know this show starting over is teaching me not to have pity, its teaching me how to let go and move on with my life. i have a hard time making friends or having people to see why i push people away that tries to help me because im afraid of getting hurt. you understand what im saying?
  6. by   begalli
    I have watched this show since it's first season. Too bad it can't be on during prime-time. I think it's pretty darned good.

    My daughter actually made an audition tape a few months ago. I think she's nuts, but let me tell you, her story could help so so so so many women.
  7. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from arblunt
    o yes it does. but you know this show starting over is teaching me not to have pity, its teaching me how to let go and move on with my life. i have a hard time making friends or having people to see why i push people away that tries to help me because im afraid of getting hurt. you understand what im saying?
    you clearly don't give yourself enough credit, and that really is unfortunate.
    if you would like some feedback however, i have noticed your posts to be sensitive, honest, friendly and embracing.
    if you only believed in your positive qualities, you would never have trouble making friends.
    you are truly more than ok, arblunt.
    you just need to believe that.

    leslie
  8. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from moongirl
    A mother is SUPPOSED to love you, and like you as well. When they don't it has serious side effects that linger, and haunt
    My father even told me once, "I love you, but I don't like you." This occurred during my childhood. It truly does hurt your self-confidence when your parents didn't always treat you as if they really cherished you.

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