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I Need a Dose of Self Esteem

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    I Want to Belong

    I have a pretty low self esteem, I have been obese most of my life (almost lost the weight not much more to go). I was adopted (so that has played with my esteem) and I am in a sexless marriage (most of the time). I have always since high school needed to feel like I belonged...
    claudiaroseau claudiaroseau 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 29, 2009

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    Sometimes I Hate Myself.

    I feel so fat and ugly even though I have a wonderful husband who tells my otherwise. I just can't believe it. How could I be pretty or sexy. Not me! I try so hard to be social, but I dwell on all that I have said to someone. I wonder over and over if I said something stupid or...
    angelwings1998 angelwings1998 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    I Do...

    Just a big ol' shot of it right here...I'm currently running on zero.
    EnigmaVest EnigmaVest 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    anshu0312 anshu0312 22-25, M Feb 13

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    But I Think I Hide It Pretty Well.

      I use humour and sarcasm as my way of ignoring the **** going on in my head. People can only take so much **** before they actually believe what has been screamed at them...you are worthless..you are pathetic...you are wrong...you shouldn't have been born. Well....I ...
    luckypickle luckypickle 26-30 7 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    I Need a Dose of Self Esteem

    Hi there to all you guys who are looking for a self esteem pill. Good news there is one - it's called the mind. Who has power over your thoughts? Who  tells you whether to feel good or bad? Who has control over your actions? What is the one unique factor in all of these...
    anordinaryjoe anordinaryjoe 26-30 2 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    I don't feel very pretty right now.

    I wish I didn't need outside validation to feel pretty
    ccm22 ccm22 22-25, F 2 Responses May 20

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    Like Being On Mars

    I used to be Mr. self esteem.... Reminds me of a Bruce Springsteen song I had a job, I had a girl I had something going mister in this world I got laid off down at the lumber yard Our love went bad, times got hard Now I work down at the carwash Where all it ever does is...
    silvrsurfr silvrsurfr 46-50, M Aug 27, 2009

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    SELF Esteem. . .

    I need a self esteem booster too. . . But, I guess that's why they call is SELF esteem. Because, you need to be happy with yourself and who you are. I act like I am all the time. No one actually knows I have bad self esteem. I act completely confident. I have...
    DeutschBag DeutschBag 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2008

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    Part of a Good Self-esteem Is Being Happy With Life...or Vice Versa?

    I find myself smiling randomly when at work. I love my job...I come home happy...I feel great about my life, so I feel great about myself. :)
    Dhesyca Dhesyca 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2009

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    My self esteem has been severely knocked down.

    I'm staying indoors today. I just fear if I go into town all crushed like this that I'll do something stupid. Like let 5 guys take advantage of me or something. I just know something bad will happen. I need to stay here till my self esteem gets up again
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2014

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    I'd Like to Feel Better

    I'm feeling really down right now :( I feel like I dont deserve anything and that I jsut shouldn't be here.  It makes it incredibly hard for me to do anything.  This thought pattern ruins things that I could enjoy.  Like today, right now I'm supposed to be having...
    shiblet shiblet 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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    I Really...

    ...do need a dose of self esteem. I need a few doses.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 11, 2010

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    This would be great,

    so I could stop second guessing myself all the time, so I could talk to people without feeling lightheaded. Although I guess it's better with too little than with too much. At least it's sobered me to the point of social omniscience.
    theycallmetk theycallmetk 16-17, M Feb 13

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    It Works Like A Bomb

    All you have to do is to say: ''F@*k them all!'' People don't really care about what you do with your life... the question is 'DO YOU CARE ABOUT YOURSELF?' To go ahead one must not hesitate to look back at others... lest you are turned to stagnant stone!! Forge ahead without...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Oct 26, 2011

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    Sometimes...it Matters To Me What Other People Think.

    I know your not suppose to care what other people think, but the way I see it, if I see in their eyes that they are judging me because of my weight, or how I look, it's actually a reflection of my own judgment on myself. I don't feel pretty most of the time. I feel fat and...
    rennierules rennierules 22-25 3 Responses May 31, 2010

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    "Everything is Awful

    and I'm not okay: Questions to Ask Before Giving Up" https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6A2F5ky9SELU0Zfd05YMEpyNUk/view?pli=1
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jun 30

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    I Wish There Was a Pill....

    I wish there was a pill I could take and I would be confident of all my abilities.  Years of negative training can take over the thought process sometimes.  I receive compliments, pats on the back, I just don't believe them.  For 16 years I was brain washed...
    looneylulu looneylulu 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    With a bit of courage

    for shuness on the side.
    DoucheyDitto DoucheyDitto 13-15, M Feb 13

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    so I asked a question on EP just fooling around

    asking if anyone would date me, 10 people replied abd they all said no!!! except for one who turned out to be 70!! ( thanks but no thanx,sorry) thanks for the self esteem boost EP
    DylanDaVillian DylanDaVillian 13-15, M 5 Responses May 18

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    I Think I Might Need A Dose.

    Ever since I was little I've had good grades. I have no weigh issues, and my family is caring and loving. I'm not rich, but I don't have money problems either. So... My life could be considered "perfect" by most people. Yet, I was born blind in one eye, for which my classmates...
    Leag Leag 18-21 3 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Jun 14

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    Undesirable... Underestimated

    I never thought of myself as ugly or even dumb but I never thought I was pretty or smart either. But then high school came and everything just went hay wire. A lot people actually went up and told me that I was fat AND ugly. When you make ONE mistake they won't even let you have...
    reckoningyields27 reckoningyields27 22-25, F Apr 6, 2013

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    Why?

    i need a dose of self esteem because all my life i have been made fun of beat up called names and told i was ugly simply becuse i am over weight and all the harm these people were doing was making me depressed and want to die.i felt like i was less than everyone else that was the...
    poohbear444 poohbear444 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    I have doses of self esteem

    that appear on occasion. But it would be awesome if it were more of a regular thing.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Apr 19

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    Any Advice?

           My story is sad and boring, but I am hoping for a little helpful input.  I have been married for 23 years.  For the last several years my wife has been very cold, and sometimes mean.  About a year and a half ago, she started...
    lostinmyownhome lostinmyownhome 51-55, M 11 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    what's the best self confidence/motivation so I can boost before I get an anal tonight?
    ONEPERCENTER666 ONEPERCENTER666 16-17, M 3 mins ago

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    Especially in face of provocation is self-control truly admirable and amazing!
    seotelkniwt seotelkniwt 61-65, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    People say that I'm attractive or good looking. What ever. I really don't see it myself.... I do want more self-confidence but i find it hard as I don't consider myself any where...
    Chucks42 Chucks42 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I would really appreciate if my mind just shut up right now...
    JustAnotherGirlOnEP JustAnotherGirlOnEP 18-21, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Being made fun of growing up, being made to feel that I'm not as important as my older siblings, bullied all through school...all these things have lead to low self esteem...then...
    guitarman493 guitarman493 61-65, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    two steps forward, and then two steps back ....I'm jus a sucker with no self esteem (offspring)
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I told you I think I am week , didn't you see people don't like me , I hv to do better n harder, didn't you see.! This is why I suck and this is y I get the strong g emotions.. U...
    Outlookingtheworld Outlookingtheworld 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I mean, why wouldn't I? I broke a weighing scale the other day I'm so ******* fat. I have man boobs that put some women to shame, a gut that is way too wide, a **** ugly face, hair...
    Radomguy1000 Radomguy1000 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    so lately ive felt more self conscious about my breast theyre small i fit in an a cup and my boyfriend says he loves how small they are and i know he means well but i cant be happy...
    Cuttlefishculler Cuttlefishculler 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I HATE My Dad So earlier today, my dad, not after ten minutes when he got home, came up to me and said “What did you do today?” Now we’ve had this exchange before; him...
    FluttershyLabeouf FluttershyLabeouf 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I was just told today that I can't be in an advanced class if in self conscious…
    prettyinpinkandpunk prettyinpinkandpunk 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I think so low about myself. I'm always negative, there will be times where i actually want to cut myself just to feel something.
    yoadrian123 yoadrian123 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I think, bit by bit, I am beginning to like myself. I've battled incredibly low self esteem and anxiety for most of my life, so actually smiling at myself in the mirror is taking...
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    My Fake Mother had her boyfriend and his family members burn the ends of my hair with a cigarette lighter to make me look like more of what my Fake Mother brainwashed them to...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Aug 27

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    I go through bouts of sadness where I don't feel good enough for anyone. Tonight is one of those nights.
    EllieT17 EllieT17 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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    So I tend to turn to random people to flirt with and talk dirty to so I get some compliments because I never get compliments in my own relationship
    oddkid448 oddkid448 26-30, M Aug 26

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    If anyine wants to talk about anything dosent matter what it is i do t juge girls or guys just message me and lets talk ^^ im here for everyone
    Thesilencedone Thesilencedone 22-25, M Aug 24

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    I have been self harming for 5 years and I literally self harm almost every day because I don't see the point in recovery when I have such low self esteem and no close friends...