“You don’t deserve to be happy”
“Why are you such a loser?”
“Why can’t you get anything right?”
“Your life is Going Down the Toilet”
“You have Just Fucked that Right Up”
This is the type of shitty feedback I get to listen to all the time. If these put-downs were coming from a boss, I could probably sue for mental abuse. If a ‘friend’ launched this level of negativity against me, I’d get angry and never speak to him/her again – if it was a weaker guy, I might even be tempted to punch him on the nose. I’m not a doormat – I’d normally take action if somebody was abusing me in this way. The problem is I can’t do any of that in this situation because the abuse is coming from my own brain.