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What's the bright side of being single and childless?

I'm nearly 40 and have only had a few short-term relationships. For a long time I believed I was content to be single and not have kids, but I recently met someone and wound up liking him a lot, and then it quite suddenly wasn't working and was over. [more inside]
posted by bunderful on Dec 27, 2015 - 37 answers

How to practice articulating my opinions?

I've never been one to enjoy or seek out debate, arguments, or conflict. I'd much rather stay completely neutral and non-reactive when someone says something I question or disagree with. However, I've also never learned how to articulate my opinion when it's called for, and it makes me feel very insecure and resentful. Are there specific strategies that I could try out to practice this skill? It's affecting my relationship with my partner, but is a problem for me in all situations. [more inside]
posted by pants on Jul 19, 2015 - 13 answers

In search of a therapist who is good with creatives in Portland, OR.

I am a working artist and I've been dealing with a ton of anxiety and depression for much of my life, but it's getting particularly rough lately. Portland is a city of creatives, so can someone recommend me an awesome therapist who also understands creative people's problems? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2015 - 3 answers

Who am I and why should I matter to a boss, a boyfriend, or a friend?

What methods would you recommend to someone looking to develop a sense of self and a more accurate sense of their own value if they've spent most of their life defining themselves and their worth through their grades, their job, and their partner? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Jun 28, 2014 - 23 answers

What's the line between having needs and being needy?

I recently married the love of my life after dating for a year. He's a good man, really kind, wonderful to my kids and sweet to me. I don't want to screw it up but I'm also getting tired of being on my best behavior. [more inside]
posted by Lizlemondrop on Jan 22, 2014 - 31 answers

Living for myself

I need to learn how to live for myself first, and not place so much of my self-worth on how people I'm dating view me. Please help. [more inside]
posted by New Old User on Dec 2, 2013 - 12 answers

How do I stop tying my self worth to my income?

I'm a 31 year old man who lives in NYC. This has been a problem that has plagued me for a very long time, and it's really making my life miserable. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2013 - 29 answers

Inspirational songs like "Born this Way"

I'm looking for songs that are inspirational with a particular theme: inherent worth of the individual (details inside) [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Apr 23, 2013 - 33 answers

How to deal with feelings of inadequacy?

I'll be blunt: I think I married a man who is too good for me. I'm having trouble dealing with my feelings of low self-worth and am tormented by insecurity. It's like the relationship version of Imposter Syndrome. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2013 - 27 answers

just please don't hate me more

I would like some help in dealing with my insecurities. How can I ask it from my loved ones without coming across as selfish or annoying? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2011 - 21 answers

Show me the money, or help me to say no.

My boss wants to fly me from Sydney to Perth to assist in training new employees. Should I ask "What's in it for me?" [more inside]
posted by robotot on May 23, 2011 - 29 answers

I'm ugly. How do I cope?

I got some pictures of myself from a recent party and it's depressing me, because I am ugly. Even all prettied up, I'm just not pretty. How do I come to terms with my appearance? [more inside]
posted by Baethan on Jan 9, 2011 - 59 answers

It's Only Paper

Give me your recommendations for books or web sites that handle dealing with the emotional side of money. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Feb 10, 2010 - 22 answers

Inherent self-worth?

How do you develop a sense of inherent self-worth? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2009 - 25 answers

How do you feel good about yourself?

How do you not allow your self-worth to be a function of what other people think of you, but rather what you think of yourself? [more inside]
posted by althanis on Feb 2, 2009 - 20 answers

I'm not just lazy, I swear.

Currently job-hunting, to no avail. Even McDonald's hasn't called back, wtf? How do I make my husband understand? [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky on Dec 14, 2008 - 35 answers

If I tell myself I'm ok, am I ok (or will I be)?

My question is not "do self-affirmations work?," but rather "have they worked for you?" I would appreciate hearing from people who have used self-affirmations to bring about (significant?) change in their lives. [more inside]
posted by segatakai on Sep 18, 2007 - 31 answers

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