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self esteem

  1. Hendrica

    55 years old, unable to work

    I am struggling because of major depressive disorder, anxiety, hypomania, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. I dread every day and cannot find purpose. I feel tremendous guilt and worthlessness because I am not working and on disability. I have five more years until I can get on full...
  2. markie ques.

    i hate myself for what i've done

    I have done so many unforgivable things in my past to people that I loved. they hurt just so I could relieve some stress. They let me put them down so that I could feel good. They let me hurt them so that I could feel okay. But i didn't realize that these things weren't okay!! I thought I was...
  3. Magalee

    Why do we hate ourselves so much we want to die?

    Today my therapist and I talked about how I came to have such a low opinion of myself (self-hate). She said because of how I was treated as a child by family and others, their negative comments and treatment became internalized into negative self-talk and perpetuate my self-hatred. I'm trying...
  4. Magalee

    Can't fight this feeling

    Last night I felt this sinking feeling coming over me, an intense sadness and aching in my heart that's so familiar because it's been a part of me my whole life. I'm falling back into the pit I just climbed out of after a wonderful week of feeling at peace and even happy. I've been on this...
  5. Rockclimbinggirl

    Experimenting with makeup

    I am starting to experiment with makeup, well eyeliner. I am not really sure why I am. I wonder if having a boyfriend has anything to do with it. @Petal thanks for creating the other thread. I really enjoyed reading everyones responses.
  6. Rockclimbinggirl

    I feel so stupid

    I am sitting here staring at problems and trying to figure them out. And I'm like what the heck. Why is this so hard? Or is it just me? Am I just missing something?
  7. Rockclimbinggirl

    IRL Peer Support Group

    So yesterday I went to a peer support group for the second time. I really enjoyed it. We did topics again. So everyone wrote a topic down and put it in a basket and then we talked about them. It is like SF except IRL. So if anyone is considering going to one go give it a try.
  8. Rockclimbinggirl

    Putting myself first

    I feel bad when I put my own wellbeing first. I am trying to be more compassionate to myself and see myself like I would a friend. Does anyone else do this? How do you deal with it?
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