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Dear Krachel: How do I detach from negative people?

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Welcome to another episode of Dear Krachel, our monthly advice segment where we answer listener questions about life, career, relationships, existential angst, and anything that helps you become a more whole, fulfilled version of yourself.

This month we answered questions from:

Ready to Move Forward, a highly sensitive person who’s been deeply affected by the meanness of the negative people around her. She’s just now getting to the point where she’s ready to share some of her creative work with the world, but she knows it will open her up to hurtful feedback. How can she …

Side Chat: Is it not working? Or is it not working YET?

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Lately, one of my (Rachel’s!) clients came back a couple of weeks into a homework assignment and proclaimed: “I’m really frustrated and disappointed. It’s not WORKING!!”

When you’ve spent a couple of weeks on something and you’re seeing no results, of course it’s frustrating. Especially when every day that passes by gives your inner critic more and more fodder for beating you up — “If you were good at this, it would work.” “See, I told you that you’re a failure. Why even try?”

But I wasn’t “in it” like she was, so I could see …

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