Published in


The Dirty Secret Side of Perfectionism

When your high standards impact your relationships

Yellow sign with the word “perfectionism” struck through in red. The word “wisdom” appears above it.
Photo by geralt on Pixabay

I shot daggers through the back of his sleeping head that could shatter the window on the other side. It was 9 a.m. and he was still snoring. I passive aggressively slammed drawers as I put away laundry that only temporarily interrupted his peaceful slumber.




A publication from Medium on personal development.

Recommended from Medium

Sometimes, it’s easier to tell a stranger something very personal.

Lockdown taught us life lessons

The beauty of waiting

Boost Your Brain & Help Save the World!

Who do you want to be?

Asking Yourself This Question Could Immediately Reset Everything

Couples…Here’s How To Stop The Pain Of Your Past, and The Worry Of Your Future In 3 Simple Steps

The Power Of “What If?” Questions

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Michelle Loucadoux, MBA

Michelle Loucadoux, MBA

Author, educator, and self-improvement nerd. Co-founder of Danscend. My books: My email:

More from Medium

9 Effective Things You Should Do if Your Life Didn’t Make Sense in 2021

Use the 3 Gifts Technique To Turn Adversity on Its Head

The Self-Love Problem Self-Help Gurus Don’t Talk About

6 Essential Qualities for a Happy Life