“So far, everything he had ever said to her was spoken without criticism. There was no reason to ever hold back or change things in mid-sentence at the first sign of judgment coming her way.”
~ Gilaine E. Mitchell - Film Society
If you have someone in your life like this, consider yourself fortunate.
If you don’t, I recommend you look for that someone.
I found such a person.
It’s not that I’ve ever been lacking in a strong sense of self-worth or friends who respect me; it’s just that having this particular person in my world simply makes it an even happier, more enjoyable place to be.
(I also recommend the book.)