Do we ever think about what we like about ourselves or what is good about us? Do you pay yourself compliments on your achievements or complement others only on what they achieve, but wishing we had done more? We might do that with our children, with other people’s children, but probably reluctant to do it for ourselves.
Did your parents complement you? Did they acknowledge your achievements or those achievements of your siblings? Do you find it difficult now to give out compliments because you were never paid a compliment? Perhaps now is the time to change all of that. Write down all the qualities you feel you have. Acknowledge your achievements.
These issues aren’t about you. These issues are other’s inability to support you, to allow you to do these things.