Therapist in Los Angeles recommends: “Instead of gossiping, compliment.”
From the time we’re running around on the playground until we’re shuffling through the halls of a nursing home, gossip is one of those pastimes that’s widely accepted. And in many cases: expected, since media often portrays women as the gender who has the ‘scoop’ on what’s going on in the neighborhood. Though it may be a difficult habit to break out of, you’re putting her down when you gossip about a woman, says psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. “This can bring a woman down by influencing people to think negatively about her. This can then cause the woman to potentially lose opportunities with her career, social and/or love life,” she explains.
Instead of spreading rumors or saying poor things, try to raise another woman consciously by speaking about her admirable and positive qualities. “By doing this, the woman’s reputation doesn’t negatively precede her — and she can have more of a chance to be judged more fairly,” Dr. Thomas adds.
Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a Therapist in Los Angeles is offering individual counseling and relationship counseling services in the surrounding Los Angeles area. To read the full article “Are You Raising Other Women Up? Or Bringing Them Down?” visit edit.sundayriley.com.