Supporting someone with low self-esteem

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-16-2013
Supporting someone with low self-esteem
Sun, 06-23-2013 - 9:51am

My husband deals with low self-esteem and I want to help him but it seems to me he is always feeling sorry for himself. He is his own worst enemy always cracking on anything about himself. I find myself always telling him, that isn't true;you're not really ___; you CAN do that; etc. He will mention that this is wrong with him or that is wrong and I've learned he isn't really looking for advice because he won't ever take any. I'm just not sure what else I can do to support him.

Community Leader
Registered: 01-04-2004
Mon, 06-24-2013 - 3:39pm

if your husband isn't looking for your help, then why do you continue to try and help him?