Archives for Self-esteem - Page 2

Bullied as a Child

I had glasses, unruly hair, and a weird wardrobe when I was a child and was constantly made fun of because of it from age 7-12 yrs old. I never had any friends to defend me and the teachers didn’t care or notice. I was too embarrassed to tell my family because, in their eyes, being bullied was seen as being weak. My family and small group of friends at home would also use...
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I Feel Very Incompetent

Hello. All my life I feel as if I’ve always been behind in some regard. In school, I struggled immensely with keeping up my grades and staying on top of school work. In high school and middle school, I had more of an excuse because I was working through very bad anxiety, depression and OCD. However in elementary school I couldn’t have been happier. I come from a very loving family who would do...
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My Wife Connects with Men Online

My wife continues to connect with men online but says she does it to bring back passion into our relationship. My wife and I are high school sweethearts and have been together for 30 years (married for 20). Sex has never been very important to her and we are intimate a dozen or less times a year. We deeply care for each other and I have suppressed my own sexual needs to accommodate her...
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I Hate My Body Because of Stretch Marks and Loose Skin

Since I was a young teen my weight has fluctuated dramatically. To be honest, I didn’t care about myself nor did I take care of my body. I actually use to be a little over 400 pounds … I’m around 200 pounds now. I eat well and exercise daily. I’m so much healthier and I’m quite proud of myself except well … even though I’ve had a dramatic weight loss, my body is far...
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I Can’t Stand Myself Any More

I am married for a year and a half, I found out that my husband is cheating on me like 3 months ago, recently also I discovered that he is cheating on me before we got married like for four years and not with one girl. I don’t know how he can manage all of them at the same time none of us knows this my second marriage am shocked he does not know...
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I Think I’m Going Crazy

For the last few months, specifically starting on November, I’ve been feeling very depressed and confused. Something happened in November that made me feel worthless and horrible. I lost interest in everything, and lost motivation in life as well. So, that depressive state stayed for a week or two and then my mind started getting all muddled and crazy. I don’t know if this is normal, but for a few days, I’m happy and...
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On Again Off Again

I’m going trough a bad break up of 8 years and trying to cope with this on again off again relationship. I’ve been dating this guy for 8 years. He is my first and only love. But the problem is that for 8 years I’ve been in an off again on again relationship and it is driving me crazy. Whenever things get tough or he makes a mistake or I make a mistake we...
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Life Going Down Hill

My life has been going down hill recently. I have never been an abusive person, but suddenly I punched two kids in my class (they were teasing me but that is no excuse). Academically I’m not doing so great anymore. I used to get straight A’s, now I get D’s and C’s. One of my best friends completely turned on me and is now siding with the bullies. I feel as if my friends...
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Younger/Older Gay Relationship

I’m gay and I have a preference for older men. I’m putting that out there first. I met a man who was a very nice, handsome man who I truly do care for. We’ve only been in a relationship together for 7 months, but we’ve had so much done together within that time. He promised to propose to me after I graduate from college. And for the first 2 months of our relationship, it...
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Depression Meds?

I am thinking about getting put on depression medication, but I’m not sure who to go to for that or to discuss it. I am a minor so I would probably have to get my mom’s permission, but I feel like she would think I’m just seeking attention or she wouldn’t understand. I have been holding in wanting meds for the part 2 years and I’ve come to no conclusion. What is the process...
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How to Kick Out an Abusive Partner

My partner of 6 years is an emotionally abusive alcoholic, who is currently on probation for his fourth DUI. He has no car, no driver’s license, and only recently got a part-time job after more than 2 years of self-imposed unemployment. Even though he is now making about $1,000/month, he still refuses to chip in for the rent or monthly bills. (His money goes toward beer, fast food for himself, and paying off his...
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