Believing a compliment shouldn’t be so hard #NowBelieveIt

I grew up in a time when coddling did not happen. Add on the fact that I had a verbally abusive mother and you have me, an insecure girl who grew up thinking the worst about myself. I have tried almost every  yo-yo diet and wanted so badly to be everything I wasn’t. When I met Hubby he was a true Southern gentleman, opening doors for me, paying when we went out and was always full of compliments. The only issue is that when he would give one, I would shoot back with something snarky, like, yeah right or sure, whatever… The problem is that I had been torn down for so much of my life, I had issues believing a compliment.

believing a compliment

Through the years, it has come to my attention that my insecurities were stopping me from believing anything anyone said and evidently, I am not the only chic having those issues. According to an online survey conducted by Harris Poll within the United States on behalf of Nutrisystem, statistics on compliments are intriguing:

  • 94% of women remember the last time they gave someone a compliment
  • 83% of women remember the last time they received a compliment
  • 38% of women say it is difficult for them to accept compliments

When it comes down to it, not only do women have a hard time believing a compliment, but we don’t give them to each other like we should. Instead of helping raise each other up, we constantly look down on each other and judge. This is sad… because of this never ending circle, no one wins.

believing a compliment is not easy

So…after years of being insecure, I have worked hard to become who I want to be. With the help of Nutrisystem, I have lost weight and have pushed myself to being active. Now that I am getting to where I want to be on the outside, I have to work hard to get my insides to be the same. To feel as great inside as I do outside; and with that, give and receive compliments.

My final thought is this… as a society, women should ban together to raise each other up. Next time we go out, we should stop another woman and give a compliment… tell them how we love their hair, dress, eyes, etc… MAKE THEM FEEL GREAT… and in return work at believing someone when they compliment us.

Nutrisystem has just launched #NowBelieveIt, a social empowerment campaign highlighting the positive power compliments play in the lives of women and young girls.


On top of that, Nutrisystem has also partnered with Girl Talk (, an international non-profit peer-to-peer mentoring program focused on helping teens build self-esteem, develop leadership skills and recognize the value of community service. Through a $25,000 donation, Nutrisystem is supporting the organization’s annual girls leadership summit and scholarship program activities throughout the year.

I don’t know about you, but next time Hubby tells me that I’m pretty HOT, I’m gonna believe him 🙂

believing a compliment can be easy as giving one

So do you think that believing a compliment should be so hard? Why or why not?


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  1. I am so terrible when it comes to compliments. I HATE them. I feel like either the other person is lying or just confused. LOL

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