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I Want Women to Feel Good About Themselves

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 187 People

    I'll Start!

    I hope there will be a day I feel good about myself for more than just moments. I have been through things that have crushed my self esteem. So I struggle everyday, many times a day to look at myself and feel good. I know Im wrong but it is what it is and I can't seem to help it...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    Gratitude

    I read about how you should try thinking of 22 things in your life that you are grateful for, say them out loud or in your head one by one. then see if you feel any different. I tried it and it certainly worked. Anything from "I am grateful for my partner" to "I am...
    Joelisa Joelisa 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    Being A Woman

    Being a woman may be being serene at times, and each woman being beautiful in our own way, in our own shape, in our self... The woman becomes more beautiful when she truly opens her wings and embraces herself. That may happen after a lot of pain (or even divorce sometimes) and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 6, 2009

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    Because We Are

    EP is generally a very friendly site.  But I started noticing a change several weeks ago.  Even though, it was only a few, there were some stories written for no other purpose than to attack someone.  With women, it's easy to do...you just go after them for their...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 20 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    Being Brave

    "A ship is safe in the harbour, but that´s not for what ships are made." This quote makes me well up, it is so profound.
    Joelisa Joelisa 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2009

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    Why Dont We Women Have A Nice Feeling About Our Self

    you dont have to walk around feeling bad about your self .so let's come out the way that you are felling about your self and do something about it .
    pastor24 pastor24 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2011

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    Sunshine Of A Woman

    Latelly I've been blown away by an inspirational woman. The  Brazilian actress Susana Vieira. In her grand age of 67,  keeps working as an actress, she is full of life, like a sunshine. She is in a relationship with a younger producer, but you can see them happily...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 12, 2010

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    Her Future

    If you are a strong, ambitious women with a bright inner light, come join us at herfuture.com It´s a great site for finding/being a mentor and connecting with women who are living fullfilling lives. Let me know if you want to connect with me there.
    Joelisa Joelisa 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 2010

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    Me

    I am always doing things for my hubby and my kids and I rarely take time for myself. I used to wear makeup every day and dress fun and flirty, which made me feel good. Lately I have gained a couple pounds and just dont feel sexy. I wear sweatpants a lot and have become stuck in a...
    Sarbear1984 Sarbear1984 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2012

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    Breaks My Heart.

    I am from India and I have been in the USA for the last 16 years. I have not been back to see the country change. They say India has changed and made progress but when I hear of stories about gang rapes, and forced sex of  women as a common day affair, I don't feel proud to be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    Bodies

    As women we are taught to hate our bodies. Most women stand in front of the mirror, focusing on everything they hate. I´ve heard that 50 % of women say they are repulsed by their own bodies. this is insane. why do we let other peple´s opinion make us hate ourselves...
    Joelisa Joelisa 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    Always

    I can't understand why so many women think so little of themselves. I do think the media are to blame to a certain extent, as are a lot of the make-up manufacturers.  I seem to see this everywhere, just wish there was something I could do to change it.
    DavidiSRm DavidiSRm 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2013

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    Life Triumphs

    Life triumps in tiny moments. I just walked past an elderly-care home and saw an old women sitting alone looking out the window. For some reason I followed an instinct and smiled and waved at her. I could tell that made her happy. It might be the best thing I´ve ever done...
    Joelisa Joelisa 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I am learning to love myself more than ever before. I thank God for my second chance at life, and I know that special woman is around the corner.
    cainjo1994 cainjo1994 18-21, M Sep 1

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    Looking at all my friends on Facebook, them tagging themselves travelling and posting posts about themselves showing them happy and charming, is killing me. I was the one to be...
    Tommtomy Tommtomy 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 19

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    Well, generally I feel pretty good about myself and my body. However, on Friday I went to a football game and all of the girls, literally every single one, had on a truckload of...
    DreamingOfABetterTomorrow DreamingOfABetterTomorrow 18-21, F Sep 19

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    For me it is a sense of release. Sometimes the emotional pain is so overwhelming that I need to feel something, anything, else. And as bizarre as it may sound to non-cutters, it...
    ShouldntFeelEmpty ShouldntFeelEmpty 31-35, F Sep 16

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    I'm not feeling good and I just want to talk to you and cuddle with you and be happy for once
    TheAmazingSpiderJoe TheAmazingSpiderJoe 18-21, M Aug 31

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    We're young, we've only been married for 3 years, but we had been together for 10. No kids. I was very sure of my decision before I told him, he's got a lot of mental health...
    shaoshao shaoshao 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I have been disconnected from the world for a while now and i don't know how to reconnect. I find i am hiding myself away from people just because i don't want to be hurt any more...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I want to be able to wear a dress and feel good in it :/
    Verano93 Verano93 36-40, F 47 Responses Sep 19

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    Hi :) My name is April Ann, and I wanted to tell you about myself. I was born in 1993 in TN. I have 4 brothers; 1 biological and 3 by marriage. My parents divorced when I was about...
    aprilanne4 aprilanne4 18-21, F Sep 22

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    I want to look good everyday ;(
    mizchenee mizchenee 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    When I feel like this. When I feel nothing, I want nothing more than to feel pain. Physical pain. All I feel now is an emptiness inside of me. It's as if my feelings don't know...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I just want to say good night and sweet dreams to you BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You are on my mind, in my heart, and I hope to see you again soon!!!!
    Godsmack23 Godsmack23 31-35, M Sep 15

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    I want to feel attractive than life itself. Sad that obsess so much
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    Well I've been talking to a guy for a while. The talk went to more sexy talk. Then he calls today to say bc I went along with the conversation, I'm not worth being with long term...
    sml4 sml4 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    Can't be in a relationship for awhile cause of my health right now, I'd have to wait till I'm further along in my recovery. I'll admit I'm lonely. The only 2 people I talk to are...
    VeinsOfMisanthrope VeinsOfMisanthrope 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I don't want to feel Like white guys my age Are not going to ever like me I like white guys who doesn't? I'm black White guys don't like black girls for some reason probably...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    But sometimes it's just so damn hard! Am I right? I try to be positive. Sometimes I'm pretty successful. But tonight is one of those nights for me where I can't seem to pull my...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I am, by nature, a superficial person.   I will not take a person seriously if they seem incapable of dressing themselves, bathing themselves, or grooming themselves.  I have...
    snappingzero snappingzero 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Life is hard. There's no book written step by step for what's right or wrong, or how marriage should or shouldn't be, how to or not to raise your kids. You just have to follow your...
    MsMoon2013 MsMoon2013 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Sooo happy atm 😊 been accepted for who I am. Lost 2 friends in the process but found who my true friend is.... like my friend D said she dosnt care what I do.......in men's or...
    24chris24 24chris24 22-25, M Sep 3

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    You start to forget who you are, one happy person once you were. Always you walk in school with a fake smile on your face to hide the pain. When you Mature a lot faster then normal...
    Pnbamania Pnbamania 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    So why is it so damn hard? Some days I feel so thankful to be alive and other days I feel like everything's just falling apart around me. I really need this year to be good and...
    Madhatter135 Madhatter135 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    After such a horrible break up I was expecting to be an emotional wreck for at least a month. Not receiving a good mornin text anymore or hearing from him when I get home would be...
    WintersSoldier2 WintersSoldier2 18-21, F a week ago

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    I feel depressed and I hate feeling this way because I feel guilty and I hate letting people down and don't want to tell people how I feel because I don't want to bring more...
    LittleMissIntrovert LittleMissIntrovert 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I'm so sad summer is coming to a close. I will miss the beach. I have about seven beautiful bathing suits. So you know I go a lot. Ill miss jogging a long the tides, chasing after...
    Rosathelatina Rosathelatina 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I'm trying to have a better relationship with my parents. They were talking to me the other night and I just finally told them how I felt about everything. I finally even admitted...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    I just to feel like wanted and appreciated .. ya know? Its like all the guys I talk too never stay interested in me and that's when I begin to think that I'm not good enough.
    jrugbby jrugbby 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 11

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    Third day on my meds going to my classes and doing good in them I feel like I actually have something to be proud of of myself. I for once in a very long time feel like I have...
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    I made someone's night tonight just by buying them the soda they wanted that they didn't have the money for. It's amazing how such small things can brighten someone's day. :)
    ItsMissMathers ItsMissMathers 18-21, F Sep 1

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    I help people left and right. I know it's the right thing to do but you won't see me boasting about it. It's what you should always do.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 1

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    Anybody want to chear me up? It would be really nice.. just send me a message if you want to. Thanks.
    Turid98 Turid98 16-17, F Sep 3

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    Anybody want to chear me up? It would be really nice.. just send me a message if you want to. Thanks.
    Turid98 Turid98 16-17, F Sep 3

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    I'm just really sad. Trying not to cry. Trying not to think about what's bothering me but it seems I can't.
    kwestdavis kwestdavis 22-25, F Sep 3

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    I'm so tired of feeling lonely and anyone who tells me they love me not showing it. My drug addict boyfriend(ex, idk really the label at this point)claims he loves me and yet his...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    My new raincoat arrived the other day and i have already christened it. Ive been wearing my raincoat most of the day and ive been as horny as hell. The smell of my new raincoat is...
    kinkyboy6969 kinkyboy6969 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 7

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