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    Hello Im 13 years old

    and I have really low self esteem and am not happy. So first of all I dont know why I am feeling this way. I have everything I want : a great family, a nice house, friends, and basically I can get whatever I want. So I ask myself "b* why are you being so ungrateful?" But I...
    Heyyo07 Heyyo07 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    Low Self Esteem

    I have always had low self esteem but the only time I have been called ugly was by my brother and sister(jokingly way) but anyways I was actually starting to feel more pretty until this...... I was having a great weekend like nothing could rain on my parade except then my sisters...
    maddieeeeeeee maddieeeeeeee 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2013

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    I Don't Know Where Else To Put This

    Well, basically, I've been going through my whole life with low self esteem. Ever since I can remember, even when I was 4, I've never really had much to look forward too. My family was broken apart, I was full of anger, and being taken away from my home to live with my mom...
    anticitizenone anticitizenone 18-21, M Oct 25, 2012

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    My Personal Stand Point... All Should Read. (Kind Of Long)

    I strongly believe that everyone has good self-esteem. But trying to become people to fit this ever changing picture of what is hot, or appealing negatively effects us. "if you have large boobs and a curvy body your sexy" or "if you have rock hard abs, and have no hair on your...
    icewolf1989 icewolf1989 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    I Hate Me

    I was told that the best way to have others like you  it to first like your self. The problem is i hate myself. I hate the way i look. I'm over weight and i  can't stand looking at me. I can't find anything good about being me. I'm told  that I'm...
    ShadowRose ShadowRose 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    I Have Bad Genes

    I have my mom's undereye circles and very small boobs. i have my dad's big nose and acne. The inbetween stuff includes my excessive underarm sweating, my cavity/sensitivity-prone teeth, large hips and butt, and cellulite. I am a teenage girl, so just imagine how school must be...
    1990cupcake 1990cupcake 18-21 6 Responses Jul 26, 2009

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    Need Support With My Low Self-Esteem

    I hope this can help me....here's my story. This all started a year ago. I was let go from my job. A job I was very good at...but my reputation was smashed. I was done. Immediately after that my husband said we have to leave and move to where his work and home, friends and family...
    cvergara27 cvergara27 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    No Confidence

    I guess my story begins the same as most people's stories. 10 years of bullying and ridiculing can take its toll on anybody. I must admit i am no oil painting or model but why do people feel the need to rub it in. I guess my experience is with the opposite sex as they always...
    alexw2k52 alexw2k52 26-30 1 Response Apr 22, 2011

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    Vegas

    My husband and i and severl friends went to vegas this past month , and i won quite a bi of money, which my husband took and then went to the ******** bar twice .   we only had sex onece in vegas and we've not been married 2 years.  he spent no time with just me...
    stephie65449 stephie65449 41-45, F Mar 3, 2010

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    Ever since I was a kid I had low self esteem.

    When I was in kindergarten my mom always threatened to take me to an orphanage. When I was in first grade she threw a shoe at me and called me fatso ever since that day I've had problems with the way I look. It didn't just stop there in my high school years she'd call me a...
    fairydreams95 fairydreams95 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    I Wish I We're Someone Else

    i am so ugly and people in my school pick on me and this girl i don't even know every time i walk calls me ugly ...  I really hate my face now i can't stand looking at my self 
    itsara itsara 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2011

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    Accepting Compliments

    I always have trouble accepting compliments. I've been getting a fair bit of them lately. Twice in the last week kids from work(both jobs - the group home and the hospital) have given me flowers. In both jobs, kids have been practically gushing over me (calling me their...
    WanderingSoul82 WanderingSoul82 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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    Low Self Esteem

    My self esteem and self confidence is so low it doesnt matter who tells me im pretty. Never in my lifetime will I agree. Nowadays its all about appearance. And that is really sad. many people tell me im pretty and beautiful but I just dont see it. When I look in the mirror I see...
    cheesefriesareyummyfoh cheesefriesareyummyfoh 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    Others2468 Others2468 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M Jul 21

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    Actually I have lost ALL of my self-worth and self-esteem. I'm completely empty.
    1sososad 1sososad 46-50, M Jul 21

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    painanddominance painanddominance 36-40, M Jul 20

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    Totally changed the way I'm eating. I went from eating pizza 3+ times a week to a low carb "diet". I don't really like to call it a diet, though.. more like eating healthy. And...
    kRypt0lite kRypt0lite 22-25 Jul 20

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    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 31-35, F 14 Responses Jul 18

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