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I'm suffering from really low self esteem at the moment. I think past abusive relationships might have had a lasting effect on how i feel about myself. Has anyone had a similar experience? How did you learn to love your self again. I feel like I'm at war with myself everyday. I want to feel good about myself again and feel valued and important but i just seem to be slippin farther and farther away from that

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I'm so sorry to hear that and low self esteem and related issues can be very difficult for anyone.

I have been there and it's taken some time, but it was helpful to remind myself and validate my inherent worth outside of the peolpe I was born to or that people who did not treat me well because of their own issues.

It can be very difficult place to be, I understand, but it was helpful for me to write inspiring quotes on the wall and remind myself that while someone's abuse/problems/etc has effected me, I am NOT defined by that behaviour or attitude or way of treatment. Also taking some positive actions, like writing those people letters (even ifthere weren'talways send) about how they were WRONG in what they did, etc was very helpful to me.

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Breath had some good suggestions. I wanted to add that, if you're really struggling with this, there's also no need to try and sort it out alone. Why not look into some counseling to help you work on your self-esteem? You could ask a school counselor or your GP for a referral.

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