I struggle with this. I can get scared and catapulted into feeling shame and low self worth.
When it happens it can result in blow ups and lack of connection.
And a lack of trust in me.
I have a hard time with the strong emotions of others, and certainly I have hard time with direct criticism.
I’ve done a lot of work on this and it can still can show up if I’m not careful and attuned to myself.
I can still react to my wife like a hurt boy, defensive and retaliatory. I can react to my kids this way too.
It’s disappointing when I do this. I feel like I’m letting everyone down, including myself.
I know that my defensive hurt is not all due to her or my kids. I know that now. It is within me. And so is the power to show up differently.
I am going to put on a free webinar on how to specifically respond to emotions and criticisms so that you can transform those moments from moments of immaturity to maturity, from separation to connection.