Skip Nav
Gifts For Women
103 Gifts Your Best Friend Will Obsess Over in 2018
Gift Guide
65 Nostalgic Stocking Stuffers '90s Girls Will Love Even More Than Ring Pops and Polly Pocket
Gift Guide
The Ultimate Gift Guide For Grown-Up Disney-Lovers
Holiday Fashion
Stick Together ALL Night With This Hilarious Ugly Sweater Made For 2
Gift Guide
26 Hilarious White Elephants Gifts That Will Have Them Cracking Up

How Do I Learn to Love Myself?

"How Do I Learn to Love Myself?"

This question is from a Group Therapy post in our TrèsSugar Community. Add your advice in the comments!

This question is plain and simple. I don't really get any sense of relief from my own self. I beat myself up, but at the same time I give myself too much of a break — serious self-esteem issues. I'm glad about the little things I accomplish but I don't seem to like anything I accomplish. (It's hard to explain.) I am 17, and I know that's very young to have self-esteem issues, actually I don't think anyone should have these issues. I've tried therapy throughout my life and their method is to write in a journal and remind yourself of the positive and write down 3 positive things every day, exercise, talk with friends, dress yourself up, don't stay in the dark. I've been doing this for years now and I seem to just do it out of homework. I know how to find every negative thing in every positive thing. Bringing myself down is my specialty. I realize I'm gullible to negative comments about me and I can't help but feel even more insecure. I know I should lean on myself more, but I have no idea how I can do that if I don't like myself much. I know self-esteem issues come from the way you were raised, so I've been told, but knowing that won't help me solve my problem. I want to know what I can do from here on out, different advice from different people.

Have a dilemma of your own? Post it anonymously in Group Therapy for advice, and check out what else is happening in the TrèsSugar Community.

Image Source: Thinkstock
From Our Partners
Signs Your Boyfriend Loves You
How Do I Meet Someone in Real Life?
Why Is He Not Calling Me?
Do Women Like Sarcastic Men?
Dating Tips From Guys
What Not to Say to Single Women
Best Communication Tips For Couples
How Can I Be Happy?
Insider Guide to LA
Wedding Regrets
Facebook Community Leadership Program Details
Ways to Cope If You Dislike the Holidays
From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds