I Feel Very Self-concious of My Height
Hello, I am fairly tall. About 6'3 feet. And it causes me a lot of distress. I think in general because I had bad experiences in my youth, in any way being physically different from the general crowd causes distress.
I have often obsessed about being tall and the low self esteem it causes, and it reallly has caused me a lot of depression. Depression has occurred often in my family so I would probably be depressed about one thing or another. However, for whatever reason my height self esteem issue really feeds a social anxiety and I feel helpless against it.
Most people seem to laugh at me and say 'lighten up.' But I feel like a giant freak all the time. If someone makes a friendly joke about my height, I am crushed.
I have a beautiful wife, and we have a great relationship. I feel fairly confident in my job at a local grocery store. But the distressing issue of the way I perceive myself seems to constantly distress me.
I am wonderring how many other people might feel this way. I have been diagnosed with depression, but I some times wonder if I have OCD or something.
Take care everyone, and please remember we are all precious...and thanks all for creating/participating in this forum.