Skip Nav
Humor
20 Times Rory and Lorelai Taught You Everything You Need to Know About Love and Life
Sex
12 of the Hottest Threesome Scenes, Shown in GIFs
Wedding
38 Tear-Inducing Father/Daughter Wedding Moments

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
Things You're Doing Wrong When Masturbating
Best Gilmore Girls Quotes
Advice For Dating After a Divorce
Tips For Your First Holidays as a Couple
From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds