The Best Advice My Therapist Ever Told Me

One of my favorite things to do in conversations with friends when they are going through it? Quote my therapist. I joke that I owe her so much – but truly, having that third party to your life is incredible. We reached out to women across Forsyth County to see what was the best thing their therapists said. Enjoy, take what you need and pass along what your friends and family need!

Not everything is about you. – Wren

It’s ok that I don’t do things like “everyone else” (meaning neurotypical people) and that I should never apologize for asking for changes or adjustments that help me function and live better. – Jess


The version of me that someone else created in their mind is not my responsibility. – Annie


Anxiety isn’t intuition. – Sarah

If you don’t ask for what you need, the answer is always no. – Michelle


It’s ok to be a crying emotional pile of goo. – Aimee

Logic can’t be used to explain or replace something that wasn’t put there with logic to begin with. – Chrissy.


Be gentle with yourself. – Lia


It’s okay to grieve a loss you are actively choosing. It’s still a loss. – Chelsea


No feeling is final. – Danielle

Don’t rush through your feelings of sadness, grief, or anger. Take your time, and find a healthy way to cope when needed, but don’t try to skip through it. Be ready to move to the other side of it when the time comes, but don’t let anyone else convince you that you should be “over it by now”. – Dina


As you can, remember to be flexible with yourself. We do not always feel strong, even when we are being strong; and strength can present itself in many different ways. – Alison


You will not be a victim for the rest of your life. – Jasmine


You cannot be empowered and a victim. – MariPat


You can’t have a rational conversation with an irrational person. – Terri


No is a complete sentence. – Tamara.


Other people may not like you because they see traits of themselves they don’t like within them. – Katie


You don’t need to treat everything as if it’s a life or death situation. – Annie


There are two kinds of people. Givers and takers. Givers need takers and takers need givers. But givers and takers that don’t learn to set and maintain boundaries are when relationships get unhealthy. – Gloria


Take care of yourself. Even when you don’t want to. Even when you don’t feel like you deserve to. You do. And it is so worth it. – Ali


Empathy without boundaries is self-destruction. – Mary


Feelings aren’t facts. – Kathryn

Listen to your body. – Carla


You can only control your actions and reactions; you can’t control others. So let’s work on you. – Mari Kris


Don’t you ever let anyone speak for you! – Miranda


To be successful at anything in life, I must take care of me first. – Elizabeth


Just because it ended, doesn’t mean it can’t begin again. – Sarah


It wasn’t your fault, and “fixing it” isn’t your only purpose for existence. – Heather


Your problems follow you wherever you go, but where you are may change the way you process them. – Jennifer


Stop “shoulding” on yourself. – Pam


One decision at a time. – Aileen


You’ve gotten through 100% of the things that have happened to you. Why worry about what might happen when you’ve always been able to figure it out before. – Jessica

Own your power. – Cassey


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