dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Liz the teenager: the past is prologue

As we know, Liz had a fairly lousy time of it as a teenager. There were many reasons for this. First off, she had difficulties handling stress. When she wasn't acting out because of hurt feelings she was too timid to talk to someone about, she felt overwhelmed by all the details and basically shut down. At the first reverse, she immediately quit, whining about how hard everything was. Her idea of getting help from someone was to have that person do all the work for her. To her, the pride of accomplishment meant little because nobody ever really gave her credit for it. No matter what she did, her ugly brother was always there messing with her and she couldn't get him to stop.

She also had deep-seated feelings of inadequacy. Even if Mike hadn't been acting out on his own feelings of inferiority by lashing out at her, she still would have spent her youth moaning about how nobody really liked her. This is because she had an extended awkward period after years of being praised for being pretty. When the attention faded away with her looks, her self-esteem went with it. She was too preoccupied with feeling bad to notice that she had a pretty good life.

This has left us with a bitter, entitled woman who feels that everyone else has to make her wedding perfect while she just stands there in her white dress looking perfect. They should not expect thanks because her life was sooooo hard.
Tags: liz: whining martyr, one big oblivious family, settlenuptuals

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