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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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Why Do I Always End Up with Emotionally Unavailable Men (Married or Not)?

Since the time I was 19, I have been involved with men who end up being emotionally or otherwise remain married and unavailable who ended up lying to me and I want to know why? Lots of people tell me its low self esteem but I feel pretty good about myself most of the time. Some of the guys I’ve dated throughout my adult life started out single, but they ended up either going...
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Child Sexual Abuse Sprouting into Other Problems

I was sexually abused several times as a child growing up by family members. I have notified my parents and am seeking help now. I was recently diagnosed with PTSD and moderate depression, and while I feel better just by finally receiving help, I can’t shake off the feeling that it’s worthless. I can’t bring myself to care about not only about myself, but about family, friends, future. Or my little sister. I was...
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Confused, Overthinking and Rather Afraid

I honestly have doubts when it comes to my mental sanity. I will start by saying that I face social anxiety and that I isolated myself from the world, avoiding most interactions with others and rarely leaving home. I cannot make friends as I find myself unable to open up to people, family included. I have a phobia of loud noise (yelling, firecrackers even balloons). I saw a therapist but I have again discovered...
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Losing on Life

My dad left us when I was 10. I was brought up by mom single-handedly. She worked most of the time and I used to be alone at home. I was harassed and bullied by my uncle and his family with whom mom and myself stayed for 7 years before we could manage to stay on our own. I started working when I was 18 and have been working since then. I feel I’m...
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Scared of Getting Help and Not Sure How

My mom and I have had issues for four years. They keep getting worse no matter what I try to do. She makes me feel worthless and yells at me over every simple mistake I make. She tells me I’m not going to have a future/ I won’t do anything with my life on a day to day basis. She makes me feel so bad about myself that I want to die and I...
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He’s Dead But the Abuse Continues

From the : Hi. My mom is 79. Her husband, my father, died this past September (25th). He was 82. They were married for 57 years, and my father was extremely abusive to her — cheated on her for years and was physically and very emotionally abusive. Now that he is dead, she is beating herself up for not leaving him when she had the chance…why did she put up with all that abuse?...
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Who Am I and Why Do I Feel So Out of Place in this World?

I’m a 23 year old male living with my father in an apartment. I find that I have no motivation, fail at everything I’ve attempted so far in my life, and reflecting on myself, I have come to a conclusion that I actively hate myself, to the point I think I may be self-sabotaging… Some days I want to die… just end everything, but I have always hated the idea of suicide… And am...
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Scalp Picking Addiction

Please, please help. I’ve been scalp picking for a long time now (maybe 3 years), and now it’s getting really bad. I never let the wounds heal and I always pick until it bleeds, it’s something that I have no control of. I’ve tried wearing gloves and other things, but I just can’t stop it. I noticed that I’ve been losing a bit of hair and it’s making me so When i pick...
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My Boyfriend Enjoys Toying with My Feelings

My boyfriend enjoys toying with my feeling, humiliating me, keeping things from me. I started dating him, because of the way he courted me at first, such a gentleman. I opened up to him and told him everything about my life, however, he has kept many things from me. He has never wanted to share his facebook with me, at first he would invite me to go visit him in his city (as this...
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