Do you have any recommendations on how to address this issue? I know I can get books or even try to connect with a therapist, but wondering if you had any initial thoughts. I have an extremely hectic work schedule and am not sure if I will have the time to start seeing a therapist on a regular basis. I am thinking about may be doing some on-line therapy, but am not really sure where to get started. In the meantime, I wanted to get initial thoughts on this issue and insight as to where it may be coming from. Thanks.
Honestly, I am not sure when exactly I started feeling this way. I want to say probably for the last year or so. Then again, I have had so much happen this past year. I got married in September of 2009. I am Indian and I married someone that is Caucasian and so there was a lot that happened with that. I had a falling out with a group of girlfriends. Ironically, though, I feel like these 2 big "items" should make me feel more confident in myself because I made choices that were right for me. And yet, I seem to doubt myself even more and more.
You know, I do sometimes miss my old lifestyle. I love my husband and am grateful for our relationship. At the same time, I am a very independent person and am used to making my own decisions- good or bad. Not that my marriage takes that away from me, but it is harder than before. The whole idea of making decisions together, making sure I consider him in things that I do, etc. My old friends were a vehicle for my independence, I guess. But it's not that I want to go back to that lifestyle.... but I definitely need to figure out why I am going through this phase of constantly comparing myself, my husband, my marriage, etc. to everyone else. Thanks.