Archives for Self-esteem - Page 4

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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Obsessed with a Celebrity

Hello. I have a problem that I am seeking therapy for, but I would like another opinion. A bit of background info. About me: I have major depression & I suffer from anxiety attacks from time to time. I have been on a leave from my job for 9 months as I was having anxiety attacks almost daily. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a celebrity crush. When I was...
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I Go Through Occasional Depression and Feel a Lot of Stress

I go through occasional depression and feel a lot of stress. I’m a 15-year-old girl. I think I go through occasional depression and feel a lot of stress on me. I think the main reason is due to me being the oldest out of my 2 younger siblings. My parents expect a lot from me, that means my studies, grades, result etc. I recently got my O’level result and I failed in three out...
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I May Have BPD Or Another Personality Disorder

After puberty I went from being a outgoing and happy child to very moody and anti-social especially once I got closer to young adulthood. I’ve gotten moodier and more aggressive. I had incidents where I actually considered hurting people or lashing out over small insignificant things a few of which I acted on in my younger years (smashing my mothers plants when she told me to water them while I was watching tv, hitting...
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