Our expert says:
Pleased to hear of the progress yhou have made in several important areas. I would think it important to devote a number of CBT sessions very specifically to the issue of not allowing your mother's opinions and comments to matter so much to you or affect you so badly. Build up the self-confidence to tell your mom that you are not going to visit her unless guaranteed that she will withhold her unwanted and unhelpful criticism. If anyone has an ugly personality, it may well be her. Though CBT counselling may start with building up your self-esteem, the task is incomplete until you have dealt with immunizing yourself against a toxin like your mom'\s opinions which have been allowed to drag you down again. You are under no real obligation to see her again until she modifies her negative behaviour. You don't have to allow her to make you fel miserable
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