Hello and welcome to my blog!
This website has been created to assist those who are silently battling and struggling with self-esteem issues. Sadly there are many people out there who deal with this day in and day out, some for a very long time.
There is a difference between this site and the others: the blogger is a former self-hating junkie (and not a professional therapist). I know exactly what you are going through.
I was at odds with myself for many, many years. I sought various therapists and tried many therapies (except ECT - electro-convulsive therapy...I'm sorry that just freaks me out) as well as read many books over the years. One day I had an epiphany and everything FINALLY came together.
It's been about 2 years and things are much better. Sure, I still have my days where I get frustrated at one thing or another but it no longer affects how I view myself nor does it destroy my self worth. I continually keep at improving and strengthening myself. It's an ongoing process.
I won't promise you that it will change overnight. There will be an emotional rollercoaster ride. There will be changes of all kinds. You will screw up now and then (and when you do FORGIVE YOURSELF, LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES AND MOVE ON!). There is a lot of hard work involved but trust me on this. It is worth it.
If I have your attention read on...and feel free at any time to ask me anything.
Here's to a happier sense of self!