Kaliopi Nikitas

Sep 10, 2019

5 min read

People-pleasing and Chronic Illness: the hidden link

If I chronically repress my emotional needs in order to make myself ‘acceptable’ to other people, I increase my risks of having to pay the price in the form of illness .

I can fully attest to these words.

Being both a recovering people-pleaser and someone living with a chronic illness, I am the prototype of which Dr. Gabor Mate speaks of.