Thank you, Sarah. I really wish I could see myself as beautiful. It’s really hard. Self compassion has always been difficult for me. It is easy for me to be empathetic and compassionate to my friends and patients but be much more critical of myself. I’m not the popular type, never had anyone genuinely ask me out on a date. I’m in my mid 20s and only two people took interest in me. One guy asked me out only because our other 3 mutual friends said no just days before. It did not feel good to be just another woman on his list. And another guy at work seemed interested in me but sexually assaulted me when we were getting to know each other over coffee. Got him fired when my coworker reported him. So my luck has really been horrid. There has been other cases of harassment from strangers much older than me which is so weird that this is normal in my cultural community. I honestly have religious/cultural trauma because of it. I am so uncomfortable in my conservative neighborhood. I am trying to heal and learn how to care for myself in a way that I was never taught before. Do you have any books or podcasts that you can recommend to help me?
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