"Stories" from the Collective (YOU)


Low Self Esteem is in My Mind

by Anon


I have always lived by what others see when they encounter me: and I am morbidly obese, aged 31 with 6 kids and I have HIV/Aids.

I have an alcoholic ex-husband, so now when I try to find love and peace in my mind I'm unable to do so.

I find that I am always living on what has passed and not living for the here and now because I feel, in my mind, that here is no future without the hope of living the rest of my life alone or with someone who claims to love me. I am 'diseased' and do not feel worth it... though I live for another day, I am here today not tomorrow.

How to improve self esteem?

What can I do to make it a better day?


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My Low Self Esteem Signs #02

by Anon

"I'm Sorry"

I am always sorry.

If I bump into you, I'm sorry.
If I make a mistake, I'm sorry.
If you make a mistake, I'm sorry.

The point here is that I always blame myself for everything. I say things like, "I am so clumsy" and, it seems, I will always excuse anything.



STEVE COMMENT:
Thank you! Yes, saying 'sorry' all the time is a classic symptom of low self-esteem. So thank you very much for sharing, it really helps us all! :-)

As for you, site visitor, how about doing your bit now, how about you sharing one of your low self esteem signs! Thank yooouuu!

And if you'd like some help with building your self esteem then click the link! Cheers.


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My Low Self Esteem Signs #03

by Anon


I Need...

I need you to listen to me
- even if I have to apologize and take the blame

I need you to like me
- I can't say "no" because I'm unlovable

I need you to respect me
- I don't take risks, so there are no mistakes

I need you to accept me
- I fear rejection; I just want to be liked


STEVE COMMENT:
Ouch, I feel your pain I really do!

And I mean no offence when I say that what you have described above is a recipe for a life that is 'less'. And I talk from experience here.

I sincerely hope that sharing these symptoms of low self esteem has helped you, though, as it has certainly helped me!

Thank you, again, for sharing!

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