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|Sun, 09-19-2010 - 7:37pm|
Hi, my name is Peg and I am new to this board. I'm kind of stuck in a situation and I am hoping that someone can help me out.
See, I have a horribly low self esteem. This has been with me since childhood. History in a nutshell: I was physically, emotionally, and sexually abused up into my late teens. None of this helped my self esteem. So, I'm trying everything I know: counseling, CDs, affirmations, journaling, etc. but it never lasts. I might feel good for a day maybe two, but then something happens and I lose all of my confidence.
Now, to add to the mix, I have bipolar disorder. If I am depressed or in a mixed state, that seriously adds to my low self esteem. I am religious about taking my meds. I see a psychiatrist every 6-10 weeks. I work very closely with my counselor to deal with "baggage."
I just can't get this positive self esteem to "stick."
I was wondering if anyone happens to be in the same boat and if they had anything that works for them.
Thanks for listening.