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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

Girls who wear glasses...

Looking for examples of movies in which the heroine takes off her glasses and becomes cool/pretty/better... And ideas for encouraging the practice to stop. [more inside]
posted by meindee on Nov 25, 2009 - 52 answers

Best English-language books on improving one's social and conversational skills

What are the best English-language books in existence on improving one's social and conversational skills? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Oct 24, 2009 - 8 answers

Teaching Children Responsibility

Please help me nip another parental failing in the bud. I want help my children be more responsible. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 21, 2009 - 34 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 can I stop caring what other people think or might think about me?

How can I stop caring what other people think, or might think, about me? [more inside]
posted by gb77 on Jul 4, 2008 - 33 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

How to accept love?

How to accept love? [more inside]
posted by catherinem on Mar 12, 2008 - 13 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

Help me figure out the next step with my dad.

Have you ever explicitly told your dad, or any parent, that for your own emotional well-being you need time away from them? Have you ever wanted to? Is there any way to do this? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Dec 28, 2007 - 30 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

I hate looking in the mirror

How do I stop letting my self-image ruin my life? (Kind of long) [more inside]
posted by Alive N Kickin on Oct 17, 2007 - 21 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

A short story dealing with the serch for self-esteem set in the American West, in the XXth Century?

Help me find a story, maybe by Raymond Chandler, of a man trained into courage and self-respect by a woman who makes him wear a dog collar. [more inside]
posted by kandinski on Sep 23, 2007 - 3 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

feeling better about myself - how?

I have an unrequited crush and need to get over it and stop obsessing. But how? [more inside]
posted by different on Apr 22, 2006 - 18 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

Help me find a self-help book for my unconfident friend!

I have a chronically un-confident friend. I would like to find him a self-help book to teach him how to have more self-esteem. [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Mar 12, 2006 - 3 answers

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