249-The Good Girl Syndrome

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Good Girl Syndrome

Good Girl Syndrome

Do you remember being told to be a “good girl” when you were young? And praised for being a “good girl” and punished for not being a good girl?

Although socialized very early on as women, to be a good girl this socialization is done with good intentions but it leaves grown-up women struggling and in pain.

We are told to be:

  • sexy, but not sexual;
  • skinny, but not to be healthy;
  • smart, but not too smart.

The contradictory messages are seemingly endless.

We have this duality within us… this need to be a “good girl” while needing to be autonomous, smart and independent as adult women. It’s a contradiction we carry within us that we think is abnormal…. a sign that something is wrong with us.

Yet nothing is wrong… we were just socialized to something we cannot be. Being a “good girl” is an impossible standard to achieve leaving us confused, doubting ourselves, and in cycles of shame.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • What is the good girl syndrome
  • Signs that the good girl syndrome is present in your life
  • How it impacts how you relate to food & your body
  • What happens when you say hell no to being a good girl

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