Having A Rough Time With My Self ImageFeelingsHaving A Rough Time With My Self Image<div class="ExternalClassADEE91042C0742468EBDB196F566F8A0"><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">​I've been having a rough time with my self image, I've had money and words thrown at me and I run home and cry, I know I don't look like other girls and I just don't want to cry anymore. ​​</span></p></div><div class="ExternalClass5C9E1F900E3D40AB8E978D0821475C8C"><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Thank you for contacting Your Life Your Voice.  Building up a positive self-love/esteem/image is something that is very hard in life and often is the root cause of many other situations.  The first thing you need to keep in mind is that you can't control how others behave towards you however you can control how you react to towards those behaviors.  Other people's behaviors is in no reflection how you truly view yourself, especially strangers off the street because they don't know you. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Before you can accept help from others and see the good that there is for you, you have to believe in yourself and feel good inside.  You have to learn to love yourself and accept the past, present, and future.  Be who you are; not who you want to be or look like to others.  It's going to be super hard to learn to love yourself, but the more you do the better life becomes.  Things become easier to let gof and not worry about.  We have some great tips to help you get started with this process:</span></p><p></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></p><p><a href="/Pages/tip-feeling-better-about-yourself.aspx"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-feeling-better-about-yourself.aspx</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> </span></p><p><a href="/Pages/tip-101-positive-things-to-say-to-myself.aspx"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-101-positive-things-to-say-to-myself.aspx</span></a></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">We suggest you start to track what your thoughts are about yourself you will start to be aware of how often you are being negative towards yourself.  The tips on the website can be very helpful/useful in learning how to build up positive self-talk and avoid being negatives towards yourself.  Be sure to check them out.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Stay safe.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">LO, Counselor</span></p></div>15

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