Do you care what others think?

Q: How can I stop caring so much about what other people think about me?

A: I learned a huge lesson about caring what others think when I had a frustrating call with an ex-husband. A mutual friend had told me that my ex still saw me as the person I’d been while we were together—a person I no longer was, because I’d grown. When I confronted him, he kept insisting on his own perspective.

A friend stopped by right afterward and saw how upset I was. I told her what had happened and said, “I hate that he doesn’t see me the way I am.”

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