Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb is a hilarious and thought-provoking book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world—where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).
With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt, and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is revolutionary in its candor, offering a deeply personal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly revealing portrait of what it means to be human, and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.
Keep scrolling to read the top 30 Inspirational Quotes from Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb.
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30 Inspirational Quotes from Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
The nature of life is change and the nature of people is to resist change.
We can’t have change without loss, which is why so often people say they want change but nonetheless stay exactly the same.
We tend to think that the future happens later, but we’re creating it in our minds every day. When the present falls apart, so does the future we had associated with it. And having the future taken away is the mother of all plot twists.
But part of getting to know yourself is to unknow yourself—to let go of the limiting stories you’ve told yourself about who you are so that you aren’t trapped by them, so you can live your life and not the story you’ve been telling yourself about your life.
There’s no hierarchy of pain. Suffering shouldn’t be ranked, because pain is not a contest.
Follow your envy – it shows you what you want.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Relationships in life don’t really end, even if you never see the person again. Every person you’ve been close to lives on somewhere inside you.
You can have compassion without forgiving. There are many ways to move on, and pretending to feel a certain way isn’t one of them.
It’s impossible to get to know people deeply and not come to like them.
The inability to say no is largely about approval-seeking. The inability to say yes is more about lack of trust in oneself.
Don’t judge your feelings; notice them. Use them as your map. Don’t be afraid of the truth.
Avoidance is a simple way of coping by not having to cope.
In the best goodbyes, there’s always the feeling that there’s something more to say.
Losing somebody you love is such a profoundly lonely experience, something only you endure in your own particular way.
Most big transformations come about from the hundreds of tiny, almost imperceptible, steps we take along the way.
People often mistake numbness for nothingness, but numbness isn’t the absence of feelings; it’s a response to being overwhelmed by too many feelings.
The things we protest against the most are often the very things we need to look at.
Being silent is like emptying the trash. When you stop tossing junk into the void, something important rises to the surface.
When the present falls apart, so does the future we had associated with it. And having the future taken away is the mother of all plot twists.
At some point in our lives, we have to let go of the fantasy of creating a better past.
Ultracrepidarianism: the habit of giving opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge or competence.
You have to let go of the hope for a better childhood—but that’s only so that you can create a better adulthood.
We marry our unfinished business.
We are mirrors reflecting mirrors reflecting mirrors, showing one another what we can’t yet see.
If the queen had balls, she’d be the king.
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
Sharing difficult truths might come with a cost—the need to face them—but there’s also a reward: freedom. The truth releases us from shame.
The only way to get to the other side of the tunnel is to go through it, not around it.
Let go of the limiting stories you’ve told yourself about who you are so that you aren’t trapped by them, so you can live your life and not the story you’ve been telling yourself about your life.
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