Not only are toxic partners dangerous physically, they can damage your self –esteem and affect decision making. You focus on surviving each day instead of thriving.
After a lifetime working for women and families, May Woodworth explores why some women attach themselves to toxic partners, and why they have difficulty unsticking from them.
In her debut non-fiction, Sticky Girls, May approaches dependent relationships in a compassionate manner, giving guidance, and offering solutions to woman who feel stuck.
Keep attracting the wrong type of guy? Do you stay invested in toxic relationships well past their expiration date? Have you ever been on the receiving end of relationship abuse? Do you have a relationship pattern that you would like to change? Are you ready to explore why you behave the way you do? Sticky Girls is for you.
Getting unstuck is not impossible. With the right tools, you can make it happen.
New Paperback version released March 2020
STICKY GIRLS by May Woodworth
Exploring relationship dependency & how to unstick from toxic partners
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired to write Sticky Girls because I WAS a Sticky Girl. Now I am free. I have also helped many other people get on the path to self-love, self-sufficiency, happiness and personal freedom.
LETTING YOURSELF SHINE
Building and displaying confidence can feel scary for some people. Sticky Girls in particular, uncomfortable with being in charge, may avoid situations that necessitate their having to make clear decisions. However, like most things, assuming the confident role is the best way to gain experience and lose that fear.
Some people appear outwardly confident. They take risks, pursue goals, and put themselves in uncomfortable situations. They use cognitive skills and intuition to help them make decisions. The outcome of such a decision is often “lesson learned,” also known as a mistake. The other outcome is success, far more pleasurable than failure, but actually less of a learning experience. Look at it this way: the people who shy away from uncomfortable situations are unable to move past their fear of making a mess. They avoid speaking their mind at school, work, or around anyone with whom they feel uncomfortable. Yes, they manage to avoid failure, but they also limit their own growth.
Regardless of how you operated in the past, you can develop skills to feel more confident. The biggest requirement is a decision to accept that mistakes are okay. All those bruises will heal. They will transform you into a better, more confident version of you.
Tips for building confidence:
• Make an honest assessment of your strengths and weaknesses. Write them down. Now focus on the strengths.
Are there skills there that you can teach other people? Teaching others brings confidence.
• Learn breathing techniques to help keep you calm. If you find yourself in a situation that makes you anxious, take minute or a few to focus on taking slow, deep measured breaths
—also called square breathing, yoga breathing, belly breathing, and diaphragmatic breathing—until you feel your fear easing. Trust me, it will. Continue to breathe deeply.
• Observe and learn from confident people. There are many qualified people who teach public speaking, as well as books that guide you through confidence building. If you know any confident people, spend time with them. Sometimes emulating confidence builds it inside you for real.
• Slowly put yourself in uncomfortable (but safe) situations and limit your time there. For me those places have been book readings, musical events, or busy shopping areas (large groups of people caused me anxiety). I remember when I began going outside my comfort zone. I set a strict fifteen-minute limit at first. I would retreat to the restroom, or go outside if I could. The time increased in increments until I no longer needed to. I still do it, though. It makes me feel less stressed and I enjoy the activities more.
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