I think we need to deal with some semantics before answering this question. First the “truly” is associated with a romantic notion of [...]
I’ve known her for 2 weeks, we’re both adults, not teenagers and we’re so good together, but is it a good sign that her mother wants to meet me?
This suggests a number of possible “signs”: She has a close relationship with her mother. She thinks the relationship might have long-term potential. [...]
I’m ugly. What’s the point of living if no one will ever find me attractive, love me, or stay with me?
Psychotherapy can help you explore some of the origins of this devaluation, which is often rooted in the family system. The complex interplay between societal influences and childhood caregivers can make untangling the roots of such beliefs complicated.