I Feel Like A FreakFeelingsI Feel Like A Freak<div class="ExternalClassDD6F4D82B1724D86A076F4DC77288651"><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">​I used to have a really weird fetish. I was young, but I thought about it for a while. Now today, I hate myself for it. If I try to think positive thoughts, I feel like I don't deserve because I used to think weird things. Please help. I feel like a freak. ​</span></p></div><div class="ExternalClassEC739A094D6044E2884A658E55596289"><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">As people, we are a mixture of good and bad, 'normal' and 'weird' and a whole lot of other things.  One of the tasks we have is to learn to accept and love ourselves – our whole self, and to build the good parts while reducing the 'not so good' parts.  Everyone struggles.  It is ok that at one time you liked something and now you find it strange or odd and that you do not like it.  It is all part of the changes and growing you are going through as a young lady.  There will be many more changes to come over time between now and when you are an adult.  So learn to love yourself.  Here is a great short tips page on how to love yourself. </span></p><p><a href="/Pages/tip-the-mirror-rule.aspx"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-the-mirror-rule.aspx</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> ​</span><br class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Give it a try and see if it can help you to feel more at peace.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Stay safe!</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Karen, counselor</span></p></div>11

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