Our expert says:
Thanks ! If you look around, some of the better self-help books on this and other problem areas specificall work within the CBT methodology, and would be adviseable.
Remember my old technique - when someone like your cousin persistently says nasty things about you or anyone, respond as you do when you walk down the road and someone else's dog barks at you - that's what dogs do, but you don't allow yourself to feel bad about yourself, just because the dog barks. You know that the bark is about the dog, and nothing actually about you.
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