The reality of the human condition is that we sometimes need the validation of others to give us the courage to be ourselves, knowing we won’t be criticized or judged for it.
It allows us to feel part of a ‘tribe.’
Having complete faith that we’re accepted for who we are is important to our mental and emotional welfare.
Conversely, if we sense that those close to us are critical of our life choices or attitudes, the inner conflict gives rise to negative emotions within us that are at best painful and at worst destructive.
So, to avoid this damaging deadlock of mutual misunderstanding, is there a way to get others to understand you as the person you actually are and not the person they would like you to be?
Let’s investigate this further…
The solution lies with you.
Resolving this problem actually starts with you, rather than with those whom you feel misunderstand you and your choices.
The first step is to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, since you can hardly expect others to understand you if you don’t actually ‘get’ yourself and really know who you are.
Becoming self-aware is something which develops during childhood and adolescence, but good parenting is an essential element in the process.
Working as a freelance copywriter, Juliana is following a path well-trodden by her family, who seem to have 'wordsmithing' in their DNA. She'll turn her quill to anything from lifestyle and wellness articles to blog posts and SEO articles. All this is underpinned by a lifetime of travel, cultural exchange and her love of the richly expressive medium of the English language.