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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Truth is I don't think I've ever had any Self Esteem or Confidence. I say that only because looking back throughout my life I cannot recall a time where I was truly okay with being...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Every person has dealt with low self-esteem and so have I. It’s not the best feeling in the world, but it’s not that bad either. The way we value ourselves is a hard thing to...
    BeingAnAnglophile BeingAnAnglophile 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Throughout my entire life, I've struggled with self esteem. From childhood through my sophomore year in college, I was always teased and was the main topic for everyone's cruel and...
    Paul1538 Paul1538 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Always have had low self-esteem. When people say I'm beautiful or pretty I automatically shut it down. I look in the mirror and see so many flaws and things I wish I could change...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    It's that usual low-self esteem caused by worries. The worries of not being able to meet expectations despite disliking expectations and preferring to go wherever I please...afraid...
    Katami Katami 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I have had low self esteem for 4 years. After all that happened and all those conflict with my used to be friends, i just didnt want attention to myself anymore. Everytime i get...
    Amature14 Amature14 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I have very low self esteem. I get so depressed because of how I feel about myself I wind up taking it out on my boyfriend. When I do it makes him feel like **** and like I think...
    markiealex markiealex 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I have really low self esteem, it is reaching the point where I don't even want to go out and socialize because I don't feel good enough.
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 28

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    I have very low self esteem... I waste hours dreaming of the beautiful body and intelligent mind I've always wanted, I grow more jaded every day from the venom in my envy of my...
    Jillianchn Jillianchn 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    It almost seems more comfortable to have low self esteem instead of getting your hopes up and feeling confident only to be crushed again. I guess what I am saying is it is easier...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I've pretty much had low self esteem since the age of 6, I got put down a lot about my weight when I was a kid and that I had a few learning difficulties. I'm 15 now and I still...
    venetiaroses venetiaroses 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have the lowest self-esteem. Let's see. I spent most of my childhood up until the age of 12 sitting around at home, supposedly "home schooled." By the time I started 7th grade at...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Apr 10

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    I have the lowest self-esteem. Let's see. I spent most of my childhood up until the age of 12 sitting around at home, supposedly "home schooled." By the time I started 7th grade at...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Apr 10

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    With my first real post I want to be honest and open up with something that has been bothering me for years. I am sure several people post similar things but this is my honest and...
    SkipperSkips SkipperSkips 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have such low self esteem, my family is constantly telling me that I don't give myself enough credit. It's hard not looking at myself and seeing a **** person. Because I AM a...
    ksnaps ksnaps 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    it frustrates me. i have so many friends who are super shy and embaresed and don't understand just how beautiful they are ! i have this friend Tanika . she is so beautiful ! she...
    MiskaMaskedOne MiskaMaskedOne 18-21 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    my self esteem is so low and I can't find out why I'm like this. I pick out every single little flaw I can find, and I'm so brainwashed that everyone else around me notices...
    megtayl0rr megtayl0rr 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    I've been in a relationship with a committed guy for close to 4years who is soon to tie a knot, I'm so afraid to leave and move on, I'm so afraid to fall in love again, I'm so...
    LadyMayah LadyMayah 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I don't even mind not having high self esteem but can I at least think good about myself
    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I consider myself to be a fairly attractive young man. But my self confidence pretty low when it comes to asking the opposite sex out. And when the opportunity arises for me to ask...
    beyondreach89 beyondreach89 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    when I look in the mirror...... I've never been told I was pretty, over the years I've never been given a reason to think i was beautiful, pretty, or anywhere near it, but people...
    musiclover122 musiclover122 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Some days I can't get out of bed... Not because I'm lazy but I feel so down I don't want to see anyone. I have a boyfriend and says lovely things about me but I can't see it and i...
    nawpjh nawpjh 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I can't help it. When I hear people laughing, I think they're laughing at me. I always think people are talking about me when they're in groups and I usually am too shy to ask a...
    123peppy 123peppy 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel like Everyone's better than I am, idk why:/
    chaaayy chaaayy 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 20

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    Why can't I just love myself, I can never see the good things about myself. I hate it so much.
    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Dose anyone like 4 1/2 inch dicks .... I feel like no one dose...
    CASTbox CASTbox 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Always have ........ Any suggestions?
    onesmrtrn onesmrtrn 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I don't know how it reached this point. I've certainly never had anyone make me feel worthless--I have a loving, supportive family and have never been bullied by my peers or...
    rlc91 rlc91 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Yeah pretty much :/ everyone here is so nice but for some reason people (boys especially) don't see that. Plus family doesn't really help considering they pick at my flaws 24/7...
    suzannah98 suzannah98 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I recently ended a relationship with someone and they used my weaknesses about myself against me. The words used have hurt me beyond belief and I dont know how to get them out of...
    mdvettech mdvettech 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I am sooooo ugly, or average which is ugly in my book, bleh
    Danchou Danchou 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    It really doesn't help when the person I think I'm falling for doesn't have any romantic feelings for me. And I don't mean like he only sees me as a friend. I mean the only...
    ThisIsMordor ThisIsMordor 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    A was with this guy who destroyed my confidence I now feel fat and ugly and worthless because I wasn't good enough for him.
    grimesfoster grimesfoster 18-21, F Apr 7

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    The Person who brought me into This world is beautiful-she is also very shallow. She judges everyone and everything on the basis of looks and beauty. Pretty is pathetic, damn you...
    lolaMyheqrt lolaMyheqrt 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Kids at school make fun of me on how I look and act ugh why should I bother being nice in school
    Nny7 Nny7 13-15, M Apr 9

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    I was abused horribly by my father from as for back as I can remember (my first memory was being punched in the chest) and at the same time bullied in school because of my deformed...
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    And I have no reason to. I was blessed with a fast metabolism and size 0 waist, people call me pretty, I get hit on when I go out. But I've always found a way to hate the way I...
    breeziibee breeziibee 18-21, F Apr 10

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    Help? I dunno what's up? Dunno what to look for in anxiety and depression advise?
    thatslagsarah thatslagsarah 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I hate that I can't feel pretty 😭
    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I live in a house with 4 other people about the same age as me. (I've been living here now for about 6 or 7 months) When I come home from work, I walk straight to my room and stay...
    JustMsDanni JustMsDanni 22-25, F 4 days ago

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