How do I love me? Let me count the ways. . . .

cut of by sonsby Sheri McGregor, M.A.

How do I love me? Let me count the ways. . . .

Does that title sound selfish to you? In this month when we celebrate love, I hope you will remember that you’re deserving of your own kindness and care. When we’re cut off by sons or daughters, we need all the love we can get. Below, I’ve listed a few points that link to posts to help.

How do I love me? Let me count SIX ways!

  1. By being compassionate, kind, and patient with myself.
  2. By taking good care of myself.
  3. By remembering my own strength, or the examples of others, during times of adversity.
  4. By participating in life; not letting time pass me by.
  5. By spreading a little happiness to also increase my own.
  6. By remembering that it’s good to give and to celebrating love.

cut off by sonsHappy Valentine’s hugs to all, and especially to the parents cut off by sons or daughters.

 

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1 thought on “How do I love me? Let me count the ways. . . .

  1. AvatarCindy

    I am new to posting, so I hope it is ok to post here. For so long I have felt less than, not worthy. I suspect
    my daughter has felt this and that insecurity has impacted her. Now, I realize, sadder but much wiser,
    I am a good person. Yes, I made mistakes, but who doesn’t? My daughter and I are “ in touch “. I have not
    seen her in almost 7 years. I don’t know where her actual address is or her phone number. I do have her
    email. I send 4 or 5 emails to her 1. Should I count myself lucky? I did. Now, today, I realize that the
    passive aggressive attitude Is not enough for me. I am worthy of compassion. I am worthy of understanding. . I deserve more. If, in her estimation, that is enough, then fine. Is it enough for me?
    Sadly, no. I am constantly fraught with why she is so insensitive. Why continually punish me? I have noticed that if I email with frustration or impatience coupled with anger she writes immediately back to
    Me. Like I confessed to he, it is interesting the rare times I get angry you respond and the loving, gentle
    Emails are treated with silence and ignored. I wish she would help me understand. I feel that I have
    Permitted her to treat me with a disregard…and it continues. I don’t want it anymore. I want more.
    And, if my daughter is incapable then it is time to let go. How does one let go of the love of your life?

    Reply

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