Is this an inherent difference between the sexes? My hubby is highly successful, very good at what he does, an expert in his field. His accomplishments reflect that yet it seems it's never enough. Regardless of how well he does, he needs to hear it from others before he believes it, or so it seems.
I, on the other hand, know I'm great at what I do. Yes, I'm rewarded and acknowledged for it but I don't feed on that feedback from others. I am very confident in my abilities and gain satisfaction from a job well done; I don't need to hear it from my colleagues, superiors, family, friends, etc. It's nice, sure, but it doesn't change how I work or how I feel about what I do.
After all this time (we've been married close to 30 years) and after everything he's achieved, there's still this insecurity and a need for approval from others. It's really sad.
Can anyone relate? Thoughts?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:38 AM on Feb. 23, 2011 in Relationships
Answer by NannyB. at 10:43 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
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