Do you ever find yourself thinking, how could you be so stupid, you look fat, or you're a horrible mother? Are you afraid people will find out you've fooled them into thinking you're competent? If you're guilty of expressing these types of discouraging messages, then you have a bitch in your head. This self-critical behavior can wreak havoc with your life-it can keep you from getting the love you want, the raise you deserve, or even a good night's sleep. Dr. Plumez began to notice a pattern with her patients being too hard on themselves. She found that gentler approaches didn't work, but when she told them they were being a bitch-to themselves!-they finally recognized their self-defeating attitude and how much it was weighing them down.With this book, Dr. Plumez can help you banish the bitch. It identifies the different types of "bitches"-work, marriage, parenting, and so on-and provides effective tools and techniques to combat the forms of self-destruction described. Once you begin to encourage rather than criticize, you will find that your career, social life, and relationships almost magically improve.