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It's Not Me, It's You

I'm asking this question because I can't really verbalize it as well as I'd like to since I'm trying to look at it from all perspectives. I've been under the management or oversight for a couple of total assholes this past year and a half. The first was the director of the graduate program I am on leave from, and the second is my current boss, a cafe owner. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2013 - 32 answers

Path to better self-esteem

Has anyone here genuinely moved from a sense of low self-esteem to a sense of high-self esteem? How did you do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2012 - 29 answers

addicted to praise

I am utterly enthralled with validation and praise, to an unhealthy extent. I want to change this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2012 - 25 answers

How do I end the cycle of self-sabotage?

How do I end the cycle of self-sabotage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2012 - 19 answers

Why am I always uncomfortable around people?

Why am I always uncomfortable around people? What the hell is wrong with me, mentally? *Warning* LONG LONG LONG READ, but probably interesting?* [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2012 - 25 answers

The life I have not lived

Will I ever be in a ‘normal’ relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 4, 2012 - 40 answers

How to feel comfortable with myself?

Uncomfortable in my own skin. Anxious. Hate my voice. Inarticulate. How do I fix myself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2012 - 21 answers

Immediate depression coping strategies

I'm feeling really lonely and depressed. My normal coping strategies either aren't cutting it this time or aren't immediate enough. What are some different ideas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2011 - 28 answers

I need love.

How do I adjust to not needing affection and validation all the time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2011 - 16 answers

Self-destructive shame issues.

Ashamed of myself in so many ways--it's resulted in overeating, anxiety, low-self-esteem, body-image issues, and a lack of drive. How do I dig myself out of this rut? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2011 - 20 answers

Flunking a course, now going crazy.

I failed a class for the first time in my life, and I have no idea what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2011 - 31 answers

Help with eating and guilt!

Dealing with cycles of binge eating....more inside [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2011 - 12 answers

I don't want to be a crazy ex-girlfriend.

How do I stop my obsession of stalking/thinking of my ex so that I can start liking myself again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2010 - 25 answers

How to get counseling while unemployed?

How can I seek treatment for possible depression while I'm unemployed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2010 - 11 answers

When I take stock, I realize I'm nothing

I feel out of place when I'm where I have to be. Help me feel less worse and get a grip on reality. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2010 - 11 answers

Overcoming shyness in dating

Can't make a move... should I just talk to her about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2010 - 46 answers

I want to get out of the self-pity loop

Snap me out of becoming obsessively shallow and insecure. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2010 - 24 answers

Poor Me

I think I may have a victim mentality and I'm not sure how to fix it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me put an end to emotional blackmail.

Help me put an end to emotional blackmail. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2009 - 22 answers

Six months redundant and black dog approaching fast. Survival advice sought.

Six months redundant and black dog approaching fast. Survival advice sought. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I compare to a supermodel in training?

My friend is gorgeous like a supermodel. I am not. How do I stop feeling down on myself? I am starting to resent her due to my jealousy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2009 - 45 answers

How to be comfortable?

How do you learn to feel comfortable with yourself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2008 - 18 answers

Practical strategies for learning how to accept yourself, failures and all?

I realized recently that I’m ashamed of myself at a deep fundamental level. When I fail at something big or small, I beat myself up emotionally more than I should and feel ashamed. I realize that this is not emotionally healthy, but I’m not really sure what I can do to change the dynamic. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2008 - 24 answers

I realize self-loathing isn't all that uncommon, but how far does it usually go?

What the heck is my problem? There's dysfunction, yes, and I suspect codependency too - I know I need to seek therapy and as soon as I'm done writing this question I'm going to set up an appointment. However, there's one other element that I've only recently become aware of, and it seems so sick and abnormal to me that I'm afraid of ever mentioning it even in therapy. Does thinking that other people SHOULD treat you horribly put you way off the chart in terms of what therapists are usually equipped to help with? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 5, 2008 - 16 answers

How to screen a therapist?

FatFilter: Help a morbidly obese woman find a compatible psychologist or therapist. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2008 - 7 answers

How to feel a stronger sense of self-worth?

How can a person overcome general insecurity, improve their self-esteem, and bolster their sense of self worth? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2007 - 18 answers

Giving/Gaining Turst

How do you gain trust from someone who's been emotionally scarred. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2007 - 21 answers

I've given my friend all the benefits. Now I feel poor. How do I fix this?

It started out as dating and turned into "friends with benefits." How do I regain my self-respect after all of this? Apologize in advance... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2007 - 42 answers

Help with lack of romantic experience?

Help me get past my staggering lack of romantic experience. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2007 - 44 answers

Help me stop thinking I'm evil.

Will I ever be able to stop thinking that I am evil? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2006 - 31 answers

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