I Need to Learn to Love Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 256 People

    Eh

    How can I learn to love myself when I've hated myself for most of my life? It seems impossible.
    ivorykisses ivorykisses
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2007
    iacob iacob
    26-30, T
    Jul 1, 2015

    I have suffered through an eating disorder on

    and off due to a low self esteem and feeling like I'm not good enough for my boyfriend of 2 years. No matter how skinny I get there's always something wrong with me. I'm not tan enough or my boobs aren't big enough or my butts not perky enough or I'm not sexy enough or my...
    ayladaytheone ayladaytheone
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2014

    Loving Myself

    I have a lot of love for others, but I really don't love myself.  This is something that I'm learning and really need to work on.
    troubled28 troubled28
    26-30, F
    Sep 16, 2007

    I have really worked hard on this.

    I never paid attention to if I loved myself or not. I discovered thru hard times that I didn't even know myself or who I was. I am still working on this! I am viewing this as an adventure of sorts. It seems so strange to me that I have walked around in this body, with...
    00DesertRose 00DesertRose
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2015

    Learning to Love Myself

    Learning to love myself has been one of the hardest things that I have had trouble with, and I am sure I will have trouble with it all my life.  It is a lot easier for me to put my attention to my child and make sure he feels loved and knows that he is loved. Much harder to...
    Aspen77 Aspen77
    26-30, F
    Dec 21, 2007

    I'm new here and I've gotta say,

    I really like it! Ppl here are going thru the very same thing and it's nice to know I'm not alone, and neither is anyone else. Ty for ur support everyone😘
    Nvsbl2hm Nvsbl2hm
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    It's hard to look into the mirror

    and be positive. Trying to learn to love the body I'm in and i'm having a really hard time. I've had 3 big babies so my stomach bothers me the most...My husband isn't the greatest when it comes to emotions and support. :(
    greeneyedmomma greeneyedmomma
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2015

    How I Learned To Love Me

    "When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer." Psalm 94:19I am writing this today for everyone reading this who deep down feels less than, who feels like they might not be somehow "eligible" for healing and blessings, who feel like God is there for...
    girl4god girl4god
    36-40, F
    Feb 24, 2012

    Always remember, You're not

    as forgettable or replaceable as you may think you are..💕
    myblumoon myblumoon
    36-40, F
    May 1, 2014

    12 Ways You Can Love Yourself Now Learn helpful

    tips for self-love. Louise Hay ~Nov 23, 2013 at 09:00 AM I have found that there is only one thing that heals every problem, and that is: to love yourself. When people start to love themselves more each day, it’s amazing how their lives get better. They feel better. They get...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2015

    I Do

    Sometimes I worry so much about what other people think about me. I feel the need to try to be perfect. I feel like if I don't look perfect or have a few flaws than I'm not as good as others. I want to say who gives a **** and still love my self anyway.
    marinewife24 marinewife24
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2007

    What Can I Do Truly Love Myself?

    I grew in a dysfunctional/abusive home (later ended up in foster care) and also unfortunately was in a long term abusive relationship. I have little/no self esteem. I feel like I am missing a back bone. I have always wanted a family that loved me or bf that loved me. I take break...
    thewakingworld thewakingworld
    22-25
    May 23, 2012

    I feel like I am not very smart,

    decent looking, or all that funny. I'm interested in acting but I'm not a great actor and it's probably a dead end career choice for me. Sometimes I feel like a don't exist to anyone around me except a select few. One of them being a semi-friend of mine named Troy but he's just...
    JustTipton JustTipton
    16-17, M
    2 Responses May 6, 2014
    myblumoon myblumoon
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 1, 2014
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