I Want to Love Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 334 People

    Pride Over Shame

    I'm 18 years old now and i love collecting action figures, it has been a part of my youth that has never left me. I love miniatures and collectibles and prop replicas. I just recently decided to post this on experience project because i often feel ashamed over my habits because...
    dendres75 dendres75
    18-21, M
    Dec 30, 2012

    How I Feel Today May Not Be How I Feel Tomorrow

    I am on a constant rollar coaster when it comes to liking myself or loving myself. It goes hand in hand with my depression. I look in the mirror and I like self distruction tactics on myself. If things are great I tend to self destroy myself and make life a mess. I feel...
    anastazia anastazia
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2009

    And I Do!

    I want to Love myself, and you know what, right now, I DO! I do Love who I am becoming. I am getting my life back on track. I am back in School, FULL -TIME! I am back to having a job. I am no longer sitting home all the time, and being totally depressed...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 19, 2010

    I need good, doable ideas to help me build self

    worth. I had a rough childhood (all the daddy issues). I recently left a 17 year emotionally abusive marriage. I'm ready to love myself... And honestly don't know where to start!! How do you overcome who you've always been to become who you want to be?
    jkvegas jkvegas
    41-45, F
    Jun 5, 2014

    I Love You

    I wish I could accept myself. I wish I wasn't lying to myself if I ever say it to myself. I wish I didn't think people were lying when they say it. I wish I could believe it when someone expresses love to me. I wish I could accept their love in substitution for the lack in myself...
    FireCoyote FireCoyote
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2011

    Being With A Guy That Already Has Wife Is Dangerous.

    I had been liked by many guys last time before i'm married. Many guys wanna persuade me. One day, i gone out with a guy. He treats me with nice dinner and wanted to give some jewels to me. I hardly accepted it. Unfortunaltely, i don't know he already have a wife. my friend had...
    caryin91 caryin91
    Apr 22, 2012

    i dont think ive ever loved myself

    or accepted the fact that i am be, living and breathing person. i dont remember ever being contended with being me but i want to learn how to
    wildflwr wildflwr
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2014

    Read All About It

    When i was younger my father made sure to everyday make me feel like i was less than scum. And from that I have aquired alot of other issues (check out my other experiences lol) and so as an adult i have issues with myself. To say that i dont know what love is would be somewhat...
    toofargone toofargone
    22-25, F
    Oct 8, 2010


    how can i learn to love myself, when there r far too many things i hate about myself. as long as am me, this person i cant stand to see before me in the mirror, i will never be free, i will never love me
    deleted deleted
    Oct 24, 2009

    I'm Working On It

    I'm working on this. A year ago I really hated myself. And before that I just didn't accept myself and I was really mean to myself. I didn't know any better, than that I was a horrible person.But now(thank to therapy) I started to realize that those evil thoughts abotu me aren't...
    lunachi lunachi
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 6, 2010

    Is It Too Much To Ask...?

    I want to love myelf...I want to shine and I want my love to radiate...I want to feel secure and content. Comfortable... I want others to feel my warmth , to share the moment..I want to breath,, just breath...relax. I wonder of all that has happened to have brought my soul this...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 1, 2011

    Love Myself

    Love myself, I've wanted to, Somehow, Yesterday, I found the key, I not only, love myself, but everyone else too.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Feb 4, 2012

    I'm going to make a change.

    Love myself before loving anyone else
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2016

    How Does Someone Love Themself?

    How does someone love themself? I have tried to say it to myself from time to time. I have looked in the mirror. I feel strange saying it to myself. I dont like saying it. Its easier to say that I hate myself. It feels more comfortable. It feels like lying if I say that I love...
    jammin2001 jammin2001
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2008

    One Day At A Time

    I am in a transition in my life. 1 year ago I walked away from abuse by the hands of my parents. I stayed at home and lived the life they wanted for 26 years with the belief that I was doing the "right thing." Looking back, I knew deep down it was not right for me, that I was...
    GoldenNightmare GoldenNightmare
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2011

    Love Myself???

    i know people should have confidence and all that good stuff. but i am not one of those people. i know i am a good person on the inside. i do what i can to be a kind and generous person. but i never feel like my insides match my outsides. being a good person in todays society is...
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 1, 2008

    I Want To Love Myself

    I've lost 80lbs over the past year, yet I still can't accept myself for the way I am. There is so much wrong with me, I think i'm so undesirable, and I know i'll never find love with someone else if I can't even find it with myself. Everyday I try, I try to fake it 'til I make it...
    Kilora Kilora
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 13, 2012

    But Never Will

    i want to love myself, but never will. how can i love someone that i detest, that sickens me? this person i have become, how can i love me? when i cant even stand the sight of myself.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 11, 2009

    I want to love and appreciate my body

    and mind the way that they are and not beat myself up over my flaws.
    mohawkmom mohawkmom
    26-30, F
    Jun 27, 2015

    I Dont Know What I Want

    how should i start my story i dont know maybe some of you would find my story so ordinary but it makes me feeling so stupid just the fact that i left myself live like that ,im 26 years old i felt in love just once in my life but that love made me suffer a lot he got married...
    zakiyam zakiyam
    26-30, F
    Oct 20, 2013

    I do not love myself

    which in turn makes it hard for me to love or show affection towards other people.
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2014

    It's The Only Thing I Want Soo Much

    I have never loved myself. I have never even LIKED myself. If I could have one wish, I'd wish to magically erase everything I hate about myself, and finally be able to love myself, flaws and all.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2010


    how can i learn to love myself, when there r far too many things i hate about myself. as long as am me, this person i cant stand to see before me in the mirror, i will never be free, i will never love me
    deleted deleted
    Oct 24, 2009

    First word that those I surround myself with

    would use to describe me would be "funny" or "fun". I have lived an extremely fortunate life filled with amazing people and amazing experiences. I have been blessed with wealth and an extremely loving family as well as loving friends that I consider family. I have traveled all...
    thatigirl thatigirl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2014

    Putting Myself Out There

    I am one of those people that stays all to myself. I used to like that because if something failed in my life it was no ones fault but my own. Here a couple of months ago I stepped way out of my comfort zone, and decided to start interacting with people at work. I had this...
    leftmarks leftmarks
    31-35, F
    Sep 15, 2013

    Don't They Say Confidence Is Sexy?

    I'm always wondering what it would be like not to feel the need to change anything about yourself. To truly be able to look in the mirror and think 'I am good enough'. It's not that I really hate myself. I don't. There are things that I like about myself and I do recognize them...
    TheRealJade TheRealJade
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2011

    Can I

    it sounds stange to say i want to love myself. its me, so how can i not love me?but i dont truley love myself. i love the person i once was. not the person , i have become over the yrs. i know, i am the only one who can truely change my life 4 the better, n learn to forgive...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 11, 2009

    You Want To Love Yourself?

    This is so cliche, what I am about to say, but it is true... so listen. Each person, each individual is different. To compare ourselves to another would be unfair not only to the other person, but to ourselves. You know if you take the time to just stop and think and realize. You...
    understandingjenny understandingjenny
    Jun 29, 2013

    My Father Died Of Cancer.

    In one week he was supposed to celebrate his 50th birthday but he died in this spring.Everything took us by surprise.We found about the cancer in december 2010 and in March 2011 he died.It was a short and awful disease.It was the first time of my life,I would have never thought I...
    Kalimim Kalimim
    Aug 15, 2011

    Want to Love Me For Me Hurt Child 45

    I Can Relate to Wanting to Learn to Love Yourself Inside Out.I am Native/First Nations,I get Put Down right away it Hurts...I am walking outside for not even for 5 minutes I Get Nasty Looks it Hurts.Girls in bars/pubs get Jealous of me right away,take...
    raven45 raven45
    Sep 22, 2009

    I Do

    i finally have learned to love me.to laugh n smile on the inside and outside.to like n yes love the woman i am.i finally do love me.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 5, 2010

    I have had a whole life of daddy

    and mommy issues. I recently went through a very tragic experience that has changed my life extensively. It has made me realize how insecure I am and that I don't want to be codependent with men. I just want to love myself. It's really hard and it's a lengthy process. Has...
    avebaby avebaby
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2014

    One Day

    one day i will wake-up, n not be ashamed to look at myself in the mirror,       one day i will be free, bulimia will not keep its hold on me, one day i will be able to handle the weirdness in my head w/ out screaming,     ...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 15, 2009


    Talking to auntie iza tonight, she told me "I love you, but you need to love yourself" and it really hit me, I don't know how to love myself. Before Ep, and Brian, I never really felt love, other than from My best friend Frankie and some of my girl friends from Middle...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 6, 2009

    Just Joining This Group...

    This group really is the closes expression of what i know i need most in life. I greatly desire to be in a wonderful relationship (currently in a relationship that has been heading south)....but i know that i cannot truly love another until i love myself. It really hurts, it's...
    mickman100 mickman100
    41-45, M
    Mar 17, 2012

    How Do I?

    I don't think I've ever loved myself. I've always felt different from others, never really had a real friend, and have always felt guilt and embarassment about who I am, how I feel, what I think, and what I have done and do. I never seem to measure up. I don't feel sorry for...
    literalgal literalgal
    31-35, F
    Mar 30, 2008

    Does anybody have any tips to loving

    appreciating yourself more? And just becoming your own best friend.
    Miriamjen Miriamjen
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 26, 2015
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