What is External Validation, Why do we seek it, How can it help us, How can it hurt us? I dive into all the ways external validation can be a great tool and also a real saboteur to relationships. If it is attention-seeking, it can be a lot to take and can develop into a toxic pattern in a relationship. On the other hand, if you are looking from validation of a decision you have made or are seeking feedback, it is one of the best tools for connection! Let’s undress this issue unless it makes me look fat, oh gosh does this make me look fat?! (see what I did there)
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