Settling for Second Best or Even Worse
Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:
- Are You A Person Who Settles for 2nd, 3rd, 4th Best?
- Assertiveness: Getting What You Deserve
- Share Your Mental Health Experiences
- "Experiencing Avoidant Personality Disorder" On HealthyPlace TV
- From HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
- Coaching Compassion And Kindness To The Sadistic Sibling
Are You A Person Who Settles for 2nd, 3rd, 4th Best?
In Theresa Fung's relationship blog, "The Unlocked Life," she talks about settling for Mr. Okay instead of going after Mr. Right. It got me thinking about how many times people with mental health concerns settle for whatever life hands them. For instance, we:
- continue to tolerate employment discrimination (thank goodness they let us work at all)
- put up with mistreatment by loved ones or others (because someone is better than no one in our lives or because of our conditions we deserve to be mistreated)
- let the doctor tell us we have to "learn to live with serious side effects" as if there were no options (at least he's seeing me and giving me some kind of treatment)
In the end, it really has to do with assertiveness and believing we deserve more. Whether it's a relationship, a job, medical or psychological treatment, or anything else, we shouldn't have to settle for "Mr. Okay."
Assertiveness: Getting What You Deserve
- Assertiveness, Non-Assertiveness, and Assertive Techniques
- Speaking Out For Yourself: A Self-Help Guide
- Impact of Lack of Assertiveness in Relationships
- Relationships and Assertiveness
- Lonliness and Fear of Rejection
- What Does It Take to Make New Friends?
- Abused? Speak Out! (video)
Share Your Mental Health Experiences
Share your thoughts on "stigma of mental illness" or any mental health subject, or respond to other people's audio posts, by calling our toll-free number (1-888-883-8045).
You can listen to what other people are saying by clicking on the gray title bars inside the widgets located on the "Sharing Your Mental Health Experiences" homepage, the HealthyPlace homepage, and the HealthyPlace Support Network homepage.
If you have any questions, write us at: info AT healthyplace.com
"Experiencing Avoidant Personality Disorder" On HealthyPlace TV
In all her 58 years, Trish Poce has never held a "real job". She's deathly afraid to be around people. And this debilitating mental illness took it's toll on her. But it's not all bad news, as you'll see on this week's HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show.
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Watch the interview with our guest, Trish Poce, currently featured on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show website until next Wednesday; watch it here after that.
- What is Life Like with Avoidant Personality Disorder? (tv show blog, audio post, guest info)
Still to Come in July on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show
- Irritable Male Syndrome: Why Some Mid-Life Men Turn Mean
- How I Overcame Deadly Depression
If you would like to be a guest on the show or share your personal story in writing or via video, please write us at: producer AT healthyplace.com
Click here for a list of previous HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Shows.
From HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
Your comments and observations are welcomed.
- The Rhythm of Pain During Depression (Breaking Bipolar Blog)
- 3 ADHD Upsides to Fight Insecurity (ADDaboy! adult ADHD blog)
- Causes of Eating Disorders: Is It Parenting? (Eating Disorder Recovery: The Power of Parents blog)
- The Mistake of Settling in a Relationship (The Unlocked Life Blog)
- Restless ADHD: 4 Tips to Fight It!
- Are You Bipolar, Or Do You Have Bipolar Disorder?
- Eating Disorder Treatment: Evidence-based vs. Opinion-based
Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.
Coaching Compassion And Kindness To The Sadistic Sibling
Do you have a mean-spirited child that inflicts pain and suffering on other siblings? You're not alone. The Parent Coach, Dr. Steven Richfield, recently received this letter:
"Our older son is so mean and sadistic to our younger son that we minimize family vacations, and time together. Help!"
His thoughtful response on dealing with cruel and sadistic behavior in children is here.
Staff, H. (2010, July 14). Settling for Second Best or Even Worse, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, June 3 from https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/mental-health-newsletter/settling-for-second-best-or-even-worse