I've been working with a woman with very low self esteem for a number of years now. I have encouraged her and told her how "good" she is countless times. I helped her get her current job. I am a team-lead and if I have to tell her she made a mistake she ususally cries and talks about how inadequate she is or if she doesn't cry she goes into a deep depression sometimes missing work. This same scenario happened recently and I did the usual - you ARE smart, you ARE good etc. This time I added - you are your own worst enemy. You have got to get some help, you are hurting yourself and me. She said I was right. Afterwards I felt completely drained and frustrated. And for the first time I noticed just how happy she instantly became. She was practically giddy! I can no longer be there for her. I feel used and manipulated. I'm not sure what to do about her. I've withdrawn from her and she is now in a deep depression. She has complained to my boss that I'm not supportive enough.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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