We tolerate that which we believe we cannot change. Your distress doesn't have to be tolerated.
The following symptoms can be eliminated through effective psychotherapy:
DEVALUATION: Treating others better than you treat yourself or treating everyone else as though they are beneath you
OBJECTIFICATION: Taking care of your appearance but ignoring your important feelings (measuring your worth by your appearance)
MINIMIZATION: Not expressing yourself honestly or in the precise way you want to or should because you don't take yourself seriously
EXCESSIVE DRINKING: drinking alcohol to "cope with" or temporarily distract from anxiety and difficult feelings or situations
DRUG ADDICTION: reliance on drugs to "cope with" or temporarily distract from anxiety and difficult feelings, situations or people
COMPULSIVE OVER-EATING: eating to avoid or "cope with," or bind anxiety and distract from other problems; eating to excess
COMPULSIVE SPENDING: spending money on clothes, cars, watches, wine...as a way to boost the ego, avoid, or "cope"
COMPULSIVE GAMBLING: having little or no control over gambling activities; wanting to stop gambling but not being able to quit
POOR COPING SKILLS: relying on distractions instead of facing and handling problems (see Defense Mechanism section)
FEELING AVOIDANCE: avoiding feelings altogether (your own and/or the feelings of others you should care about)
EXHIBITIONISM: wealth flaunting or other exhibitionistic behavior as a way to elevate your mood or distract from anxiety and feelings
IMPULSE CONTROL PROBLEMS: relying on angry outbursts or addictions to distract from and discharge anxiety and aggression