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I Need to Work On My Self Esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 151 People

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    My self esteem is divided into 2 catagories.  Emotional and Rational.  My emotional side is the one that says, your no good, your not pretty, sexy, smart, good enough.  It is that side I need to tame.  My Logical, rational side will say hold up don't be so...
    mytime mytime 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 6, 2008

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    I Am a Great Person.

    It's always been low since I was bullied at school,but it seems to take more of a dive when I form personal relationships with men or am on my monthly cycle. I view myself in such a negative light and it stops me from enjoying my life like I should do because...
    orangeblossom89 orangeblossom89 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    I have troubles trusting myself

    even when I know that what I'm doing is right. I just can't stand up to take my own side sometimes. How do I help myself?
    rubyrs rubyrs 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    One of the biggest things I need to work on.

    ..smh I just feel like I am never good enough...
    sisi19 sisi19 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2014

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    It's a Catch 22

    kind of like I know I am a good person, and I know I am beautiful but I keep playing that tape over and over in my head of all my failure and inadequacies and mistakes.  Then I remember that I am beautiful and strong and resilient and I FORGIVE...
    molecules molecules 26-30 3 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    Work In Progress

    My self esteem is divided into 2 catagories.  Emotional and Rational.  My emotional side is the one that says, your no good, your not pretty, sexy, smart, good enough.  It is that side I need to tame.  My Logical, rational side will say hold up don't be so...
    mytime mytime 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 6, 2008

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    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 1 Response Feb 24, 2012

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    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    clear all medical problems lose weight just get out there boost myself confidence and self esteem
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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 17

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    I feel like I look better with makeup and when I don't wear makeup I feel ugly
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    Is it odd for a guy to feel this way? well, the body image part anyway.
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