I remember something similar is grade school: “You’re not good enough.” It took an awfully long time to get over that statement.
Finally, I ignored it as I should have then. But that takes experience, like in the reprimands in my article Managers: How do You Manage a Cat?.
Also, I had the same problem with Spanish when we moved to South America. Things weren’t wonderful like she expected, either. We are now in The Villages, Fl and go dancing on the town square together every night.