Being Well Podcast: Becoming Self-Confident, Learning Healthy Relationship Skills, and Trusting Yourself: June Mailbag
June 3, 2024

On this episode of The Being Well Podcast, Dr. Rick and Forrest open up the mailbag and answer questions from listeners. They explore how to deal with chronically negative people, managing avoidant tendencies that get in the way of us finding a great relationship, and separating normal desires for support from more problematic ones. They then talk about becoming self-confident and more internally referenced, before closing the episode with a sticky situation involving supporting an aging parent. 

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Key Topics:

  • 0:00: Introduction
  • 1:00: My friend is chronically negative, what can I do?
  • 13:05: How can I move past a cycle of avoidance that’s inhibiting my ability to find a good relationship?
  • 26:05: I want to be supported by my partner, but I’m worried about becoming enmeshed. How can I seek help in a healthy way?
  • 39:30: How do I stop seeking validation from others?
  • 45:20: How do I react to ongoing criticism from an aging parent?
  • 58:15: Recap

Forrest is now writing on Substack, check out his work there.

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