The High Price of Perfectionism


Dear Liz,

I feel as though my need to be “perfect” all the time is truly starting to have a significant negative impact on my life. It has a huge impact on how I feel about myself which is probably why I view myself in such a negative way. Logically, I know that these thoughts are all silly, but I still can’t help but to let them control my life in a lot of ways. Are there any “cures” for perfectionism, or is it just part of who I am as a person? Thank you in advance for your help.

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Mom to be fears she uses the f word way too much—doesn’t want to be a trash talkin’ mama!

Dear Liz,

Your column is just in time for all my motherhood questions! For starters, how do I get myself to stop saying the f word so much? I really find myself abusing it, especially when frustrated with my ever loving fiance, due to my newly shortened pregnancy fuse! And I just don’t want to be a trash talkin’ mama! Continue reading