My self-esteem and self confidence have never been high, but there are times when they go even lower. I've finally figured out that my worst depressive periods are effectively a direct result of circumstances in which my self-esteem takes a hit. I find myself failing in relationships, career, pretty well anything important to me, and those external markers wreak havoc with my sense of self. I know I should be able to generate self-esteem and confidence internally and not based on externals… read more
I am convinced that my problems as an adult stem from the possible trauma I may have faced as a child and that my low self-esteem may be improved if I can heal from these traumas and reconnect with my inner child. The more I read about childhood development, the more I am convinced that most of our problems stem from our childhood experiences and could be eradicated if we identify and heal our childhood wounds.
I know how crazy this sounds but there must be some truth to it if most of our… read more
I need to add something that will give a motivational boost. I wish there was a med that evenly balanced the neurotransmitters.
im stuck in the situation where i feel like im not good enough, and that im not really that beautiful. Any helpful tips to try and make myself seem a little better?
I don't know how to describe what I am feeling for myself other than saying it comes down to "self-hate". Ironically I do not have an issue with my appearance, it comes down to me hating myself, and there are only external reasons for this. Rejection from loved ones, disappointment time and time again etc.
Does anyone else suffer from this without a valid reason (internally) for hating yourself other than that of what others have done to you?
I have been rejected and broken so many times it… read more
Done with criticism.
The reason i ask is simple. I took a little test and scored 35 on a self hatred test. Didnt really surprise me as that is something well that i have always had. Something the short time i was in counseling that was never brought up. Does anyone else have this where well they hate themselves? I know i have hated myself for a very long time.
Background info: I've been depressed for over 25 years, was married, and had 2kids. I have been alone for over 16 years now, and can't believe that someone would even want to be with me. For all my shortcomings, depression and lack of self esteem. My kids mean the world to me, but they are older now and moving on with their own lives. I'm scared, terrified and afraid to even want to get close to someone male. I don't want just sex, i want a relationship. One that isn't one sided, on my… read more