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Frustrated All the Time & I Don’t Know Why

I find myself constantly frustrated beyond words and the worst part is I have no idea why. I have tried to figure what I am mad or frustrated about but have no idea what it is. I thought it may be a subconscious thing, but I don’t know. I find myself constantly frustrated with my family and all my friends that I love soooo much yet I am always frustrated with. I also am...
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My Boyfriend of Six Years Broke Up with Me

Last night my boyfriend broke up with me over an issue I didn’t think was a big deal. Yesterday my friends and I planned a night out and I made the mistake of not inviting my boyfriend because of this one guy. That guy broke our relationship once and that’s the reason why my boyfriend dislikes him so much. I thought I did the right thing by not telling him about it, but apparently...
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My 10-Year-Old Lies and Steals

I have a 10-year-old daughter. She lives with my mom and is with me on the weekends. Recently she has started stealing and lying and nothing seems to work punishment-wise. She has ADHD and takes medicine for it, she has social issues, and throws some of the worst tantrums. I do not know what to do anymore with her. We have talked to her, we sent her to a weekend bootcamp, she sees a psych,...
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I Need Help for My Homicidal Thoughts

From the : I am 14 and I am in my first year of high school, so school is not very stressful for me at this time. I despise my parents very much and do not agree with them on anything morally. I don’t have any friends because I have been told that my personality is very hard to like. I have fake through and made some fake acquaintences in classes like science or...
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Jealousy/Self Esteem Issues Is Taking Over My Life

I have been with my current boyfriend for 1 year and 3 months now (my longest/only serious relationship) And since I was the age of 4 or 5 I have always had self esteem issues because of my sister constantly calling me fat and ugly saying that no one will ever love me. Then getting her friends in on it by calling me slut and telling me to go cut myself like the little...
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Dating Phobia — HELP!

For as long as I can remember I’ve been this way. I have always resisted the idea of dating and being in a relationship. And don’t get me wrong, I’ve had a handful of crushes growing up and a couple have been mutual. But my fear of dating is so intense that I panic and cope by becoming mean and closed off to make them change their #8217;m sure the way I was raised...
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My Friend Latches onto People

From Gibraltar: Hi, my friend has always been the type of person who likes to latch onto people but only ever one person at a time. She goes through phases with people where she will focus her entire attention on that one person even in our large friendship group she will most likely latch onto that one person. She gets extremely jealous when that person tries to hang out with someone else or even...
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Can I Control Bipolar Symptoms by Building Confidence?

Hi, it’s been stated that bipolar can be caused by a chemical imbalance, here’s something I read: The chemicals responsible for controlling the brain’s functions are called neurotransmitters and include noradrenaline, serotonin and dopamine. My question is: Can working towards building self-confidence or a higher self-esteem profile help stabilize your bipolar episodes. In other words is there a link between those who build their self-confidence and their ability to control bipolar. I have been...
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Hate for Myself and Sometimes Others/Continuous Anger

im 22  ive been with this issue for a while and i cant seem to permanently shake it.  ive had a deep seeded hate and anger with me for the better part of my adulthood.  cant tell when this started, only know ive had it for a long time. it drives me, keeps me aware and has pushed me to do better sometimes.  though most of the time it shuts me out of life around...
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16 and Unsure of Mental State

From Romania: I’m 16 and i live in romania. I’m not sure if i am depressed or bipolar. People have noticed i have mood swings often. I can go from happy to sad or frustrated for no reason. Essential to know is that I had a tough childhood not that bad but pretty abusive and i was a little bit anti social mainly because i was bullied. In other words, my life had fallen...
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Emotional/Verbal Abuse…and His Mother Makes it Worse!

My husband suffers from depression which manifests as anger, and he is emotionally/verbally abusive. I am trying to help him work through everything, but his mother is making it harder. When I talk to her about our problems, she says stuff like “Well, he just has a short temper like his father,” or “Well, he wouldn’t ever talk to me that #8221; Also, his parents are the main reason for his mental instability. It’s...
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