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Today’s episode of Between You And Me is about inoculating ourselves from the terrible affliction that has beset many of us…. and no, you won’t need a vaccine or a face mask. The infection we’re discussing is the painful, damaging disease of People Pleasing. As the grown up child of the Good Girl Syndrome, the belief that we have to please all of the people all of the time can leave most of us feeling drained, overwhelmed and frankly, more than just a bit pissed off.
In this episode, we look at how is has become so deeply embedded in our DNA, why it’s really not doing us any favours, and how we can learn to set boundaries that allow for some self-pleasing, in a way that won’t leave you abandoned by your family and friends (because this is often the fear behind the People Pleasing Plague).