I Want to Accept Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 342 People

    Resistance to Acceptance

    I have a lot of resistance to accepting myself, although I know it is the cause of a lot of my current problems. First of all, I feel that I don't deserve it. How can I accept myself with all of my flaws? I am a very shy person. I have tried so hard over the years to...
    flyingintherain flyingintherain
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2008

    Who Am I?

    I'm sitting at the lunch table with about 6 or 7 people whilst at my internship. I'm laughing, I start topics now and then, I discuss about the news when it interests me, I react honestly when I'm passionate, I joke for my own purposes, I disagree after thinking thoroughly, I...
    pup33pawz pup33pawz
    22-25
    Aug 28, 2012

    A Battle That I Am Losing

    My name is Chase, and I am 21 years old. For as long as I can remember I have never liked myself. I never feel accomplished. I never feel truly happy. Sure I can laugh, but that's a laugh of circumstance. I rarely feel like smiling, and rarer still I don't feel appreciated by...
    ChaseSheffield ChaseSheffield
    22-25
    1 Response Mar 17, 2013

    Me, Myself, And I

    For as long as I can remember, I've always had low self-esteem. Even at a young age, I was forever comparing myself to others. As I grew into a teenager, it only became increasingly worse. When I was 15, I began to use self harm as a way to cope with any negative feelings. It...
    psp0815 psp0815
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 24, 2013

    So... I think I've figured something out.

    ... I have sex so quickly with people I meet because I don't love and accept my own body and I'm so desperate for them to want me... To make me feel like my body is ok and then I hate them for it
    Orangerocket Orangerocket
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jan 27, 2015

    Today I will accept that I spent a lot of my

    time on the phone. I think I did ot because I was searchig for some sort of approval. I also spread my blog at the internet so that more people can have a look on it. I accept that today I had strong cravings on people commenting on my blog. Suffering means wanting live...
    energymustmove energymustmove
    18-21, F
    Apr 24, 2015

    I Have a Problem Trusting Boys.

    for some reason every relationship i've been in has turned out bad.. even though they dont even last for that long. the most recent one i've had was a guy who finally told me he loved me, and when i couldnt see him enough he began seeing another girl behind my back. nevertheless...
    morninglight morninglight
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jan 17, 2008

    Feel Lonely

    i just missing someone. my ex. but i release that ex should be an ex. He is for example, and explanation that they never life in my future. but, i still missing you Hun, :"(
    nikenpuspitah nikenpuspitah
    16-17
    Mar 21, 2012

    Accepting Me

    Since I was diagnosed, I had a problem accepting the new me. My world has changed so much, they are days that I can't get out of bed unless my kids are around. I embrassed to go in public and around my family  in fear of them thinking that I'm crazy. I feel that when...
    lostchild lostchild
    26-30, F
    Oct 30, 2007

    Resolution?

    I'm thinking this is my New Years resolution. I needed one - but i thought there was no point because there's no way i will actually follow through with it. But this is something i've been wanting to work on for a long time. All i want is to be happy. I would have...
    jasminjane jasminjane
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2009

    An Experiment

    I guess if I liked myself and could be who I wanted to be in my mind it would be alot easier to accept myself. The fact is, I just don't. Rarely, I have a day or even two that I reflect on myself and realize that I'm really not that bad. It doesn't happen often because most of...
    FeelingCrazy FeelingCrazy
    46-50
    2 Responses Oct 30, 2007

    Let Me In!

    I have become like a gated community or an exclusive country club.  Over time my standards have become higher and higher until the cost of admission into the realm of my acceptance - that is, my self - is so dear, even I cannot pay it. This must I accept, this must I...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Jan 19, 2008

    I Am Slow-witted

    There. I've said it. I want to stop expending so much energy in proving otherwise. Don't misunderstand me, when given time to think, I'm ok. But I'm not fast by any means.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2008

    Anybody Know How To Do This?

    Why can't this be as easy as it sounds?  I crawl around this sight, three nights a week at two am, searching for answers, trying to fix myself.  Everywhere I go, the same advice always repeats itself.  'you can only be happy if you love yourself.'  'no one will love you until...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 2, 2012

    Friends?

    Im new here, and i love to give and recieve advice and ideas and stuff, but the problem is, i have no friends on here!! lol So, if we have things in common, and if i seem ok to you, talk to me!! Im not shy, and im very nice. i would really appreciate it :) please and thank you...
    pandalicous pandalicous
    13-15, F
    Jan 22, 2011

    Acceptance

    There are times in my life that it seems like im not worth anything. My head tells me to go on and my heart tells me what am i doing. you see i have been diagnosed with bipolar illness since i was 10. and all my life i feel like i cant accept myself. there is so much to say and...
    globugbigbear globugbigbear
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 10, 2008

    I Am Learning To... :)

    I have been ever so fortunate- not only to have access to a myriad of opinions and look int various lifestyles (thanks to the internet), but also due to my own intelligence, open-mindedness, reflection, and of course, blessed life (thanks to God *hugs), all of which have...
    MidKnightStorm13 MidKnightStorm13
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2013

    Convicted Felon What Now!

    Hello everyone! I came across this page by accident but for some reason felt the need to write. I am 28 years old soon to be 29. I am currently unemployed wondering will anyone ever give me another chance. Can they look past my mistakes and see that people can honestly change. As...
    bcaldwell06 bcaldwell06
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 27, 2011

    It goes Back and Forth

    I don't understand. sometimes I feel like I completely know myself and love myself, but sometimes, i completely hate myself. I don't know why. I feel like, I'm a bad person or I feel guilty alot and I'm not sure really why i feel that way.. strange.
    anonymousgw1001 anonymousgw1001
    18-21
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2008
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