Over the past few weeks during outings with friends I have been complimented by men I have newly met. Comments such as:
"You look much too young to have a daughter who graduated from law school."
"You look wonderful, no one could guess you have gone through what you have."
"You are such an endearing person, you will be fine..."
You get the idea. Anyway, I have noticed that while I feel a flutter of happiness when receiving those compliments, I also feel "uncomfortable". After a smile and a "thank you", I don't know how to further respond. I thought my self esteem had redeemed itself over the past year, but now I find myself with feelings of being, oh, I don't know how to describe it, "inadequate" maybe?
I am not sure what I am actually asking here, but does anyone have any thoughts on these feelings? Have you felt them? How did you cope or conquer them?