I would like to "free myself"; however, I have to confess, I'm not a Becker. I haven't read the books, but I have peeked into the Beck forum every so often. So can I join in?
My area of concern is our office and all finances. To my liberated chagrin, I have left most of the household budget issues with DH since we started a family. He has done a fine job, but is not nearly as tidy and organized as I am. Also, I constantly have that "out of control" feeling. I'm not sure I can finish the job to my satisfaction by spring, but I need to get started.
First place to start: the office closet. One shelf at a time.
A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.
People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like “be realistic”.
Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go.
You’re under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago.