What Can I Do Truly Love Myself?

I grew in a dysfunctional/abusive home (later ended up in foster care) and also unfortunately was in a long term abusive relationship. I have little/no self esteem. I feel like I am missing a back bone. I have always wanted a family that loved me or bf that loved me. I take break ups pretty badly, recently had one. Have learned that the relationships I have only temporarily fill this void (and not completely) of me trying to be happy with myself/love who I am. It seems like an impossible task! I have tried self affirmations, but I need something more. I need to get to a place where I feel whole and love who I am/happy being single. I want a back bone!
thewakingworld thewakingworld
May 23, 2012