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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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    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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    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

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Low self esteem and poor body image is something I've struggled with all my life. Growing up as the only kid in a wheelchair in my town, I was always a bit of an outsider and spent...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I've had low self esteem problems all my life. I grew up being the only kid in a wheelchair in my town and because of that I was bullied relentlessly and the affects of it really...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I used to have a low self esteem. I used to be emotionally dependent, albeit secretly, upon boyfriends for a sense of worth and happiness. I still have my moments where I wish I...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    I find it sadly ironic that the people who often ridicule or belittle you for having low self esteem are the ones who play the biggest part in damaging any you may have left.
    AirleasAyres AirleasAyres 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Not really poor body image as much as low self esteem. I can not talk to a pretty girl to save my life. I get all light headed then think its a waste since they'll just tell me to...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I have a very low self-esteem. Like I like my body, but I hate my face. I took the manly features of my dad's face and my mom's hair. I have a big head for my height too. And it's...
    azngirl123 azngirl123 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My experiences growing up haven't been good ones I was befriended a lot and didn't have anyone to take care of me I came from a broken family and didn't care much about myself. My...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I'm battling issues that I don't know how to handle. In the past my boyfriend would talk with girls both online and off, it never went past talking but it still hurt finding out...
    cindyboo14 cindyboo14 31-35, F 13 Responses Dec 9

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    I dont remember the last time that I felt good or happy about myself. Im not a girl with overweight problems but neither Im skinny model. I've never saw myself at the mirror and...
    Bella1314 Bella1314 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 28

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    I'm going on a self harm/self hate marathon since I'm off on break next week I'm going to bleed and sleep the depression away. I've come to the conclusion that no one REALLY cares...
    alentecia alentecia 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    how do we measure selfworth ??? what ever it is i need micro units to measure mines ...
    rajmelotra rajmelotra 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    Thanks to everyone who's said nice things to me. I have **** for self confidence and some of you have made it better. That's pretty cool. Still feel pretty worthless overall, but...
    worthlesssluttttt worthlesssluttttt 22-25, F 9 Responses Dec 12

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    Comparing yourself is a big issue. I'm pretty sure I'd love to be as good looking as them, but are they happy with themselves?
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    All thanks to past experiences.
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Via Pinterest. I cannot even begin to describe the mixed feelings of both "thank **** someone put it into words!" and "Oh FML...so that's what my problem is..." Tell you what...
    AirleasAyres AirleasAyres 31-35, F Nov 28

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    I hate that I will have times this comes back. I'm not as bad as I was but I still have a moment here and there. The last time I was being compared to two other guys. It bothered...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    I never really had any problems with myself until I started dating.. Guys would say how they wanted a girl like this , or a girl like that .. While we were together .. They...
    BeverlyPills BeverlyPills 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    This girl makes me ******* hate myself
    drpastasauce drpastasauce 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I'm 20. Never had a boyfriend. I am extremely insecure. I hate the way I look. I'm tall, have a slim body, nice hair, and have been told that I have a nice personality. Some guys...
    parisjade12 parisjade12 22-25 Dec 4

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    Im having a really hard time. I have that only one friend, she always drag me into her friends, her ''cool friends'' its hard, because i try to fit in and start to talk but its...
    ThatGirlR ThatGirlR 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I frown when I look in the mirror. Terrifying reflection
    HunnyMuffin HunnyMuffin 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    For most of my life I have been told by adults that I am worthless and will never make anything of my life. I have not had a very good support system as I've been growing up. My...
    amykingery amykingery 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    I'm slowly giving up on myself
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 7

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    I'm so tired of this... I'm constantly afraid and constantly second guessing. I don't know how much longer I can do this. I know I should trust him but after everything I feel...
    LostWanderer97 LostWanderer97 16-17 Dec 7

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    I'm drowning in my own darkness, and this time I don't think I'll have someone to pull me out.
    piercethetaco000 piercethetaco000 13-15, F Dec 7

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    I haven't cried myself to sleep in almost a year. I guess I'm getting bad again.
    piercethetaco000 piercethetaco000 13-15, F Dec 8

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    I feel like i want to give up but i cant. Ive been fighting for so long, i was trying to look okay on the outside but i just cant. The reason is , i know that noone will ever care...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 Dec 10

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Am-Lonely/5249647 Please read this
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 14

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    No matter how worthless you feel You can always impact someone else by your words or actions Be careful what you say or do
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    "You deserve the love you would give someone else."
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    I don't think he likes me as much as I like him, and I don't think his is serious enough to want to be together... And that's ok, I don't wanna force anyone to be with me if they...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I heard it was about a tree and a boy. The tree was generous. Very generous, in fact, it may have been too generous. Perhaps a...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I heard it was about a tree and a boy. The tree was generous. Very generous, in fact, it may have been too generous. Perhaps a...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 6 days ago

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