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Question? (self esteem) Lady Anon Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; Davenport, Iowa 4610 posts
4th Mar '13

To anyone who has had super low self esteem, have you ever overcome it?



I'm very very envious of people who have high levels of confidence. How did they get that way? As long as I can remember Ive hated my outsides.



SO says I have a ugly duckling complex.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
4th Mar '13

I wish I could...



I think losing weight would help mine. But, I don't think I could ever be confident. I have horrible social anxiety as well.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
4th Mar '13

Um, IDK. It's something I've had to work on for YEARS.



Accepting yourself for who and what you are is a good first step. I know my faults and weaknesses. I know there are parts of me that are just "me" and that aren't going to change.



As far as body acceptance...eh. I'm average height and I'm a healthy weight. I'm in a size that I can deal with and I feel like I'm a very attractive woman. I'm social and people are very friendly towards me as I am friendly towards them.



It's always a work in progress too.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
4th Mar '13

I think there's a difference in knowing your self worth versus self confidence. I know who I am, I know what I'm worth, and from that flows how I feel about myself.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
4th Mar '13

I always had low self esteem, I used to flock to anyone who paid attention to me, after years and years of bad relationships, and abuse of myself and from others, I finally started doing things to make myself happy, I didn't like my weight I did wraps and ate better, didn't like my face I learned how to do my makeup so I looked nice for myself, some days I wake up and still feel like a monster other days its not so bad...
I just have to keep working on my relationship with *me*

Lady Anon Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; Davenport, Iowa 4610 posts
4th Mar '13

I feel I will never be happy with myself.



I have good ad bad days but I always have harsh critisism for myself and the choices I've made.



I just can not get away form that negativity.