Dealing with critical people
My Mom is one of the critical people in my life. She and others have only negative concerns to express about my goals and plans. When I plan a trip out of state, she and others say, "What if so and so..." or "How are you going to do that?" They don't even realize the negativity they exude when they come back at me with these critiques of what I have in mind. How do I keep them from discouraging me and thus holding me back?