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Emancipate Your Mind: 064: The Fear and Freedom of Disappointing Others

The fear of disappointing others is usually pretty high for those of us deconstructing high demand religious indoctrination and practices.

Because high demand systems often encourage codependency, we often believe we are responsible for other people’s emotions and even sometimes their feelings of self-worth. When other people are disappointed with us or just don’t like us we don’t just feel the normal discomfort someone raised with healthy boundaries might feel, we may also feel a sense of failure.

In this episode, we discuss 3 difficult truths about the fear of disappointing others and how learning to tolerate and eventually release that fear actually frees you to attract the love and acceptance you were hoping to gain from the people pleasing in the first place.


References from this podcast:

Nick Wignall’s Blog Post: “How to Get Over the Fear of Disappointing Others”
“Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown
“Untamed” by Glennon Doyle
“Grow As We Go” by Ben Platt


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