Hey all. I am new here and just wanted to say I have read some of your replies and realized that there are some very wise people here. I am sad to say that I am 56 year old woman that just realized that all the bad stuff that has happened to me in my life is due to my very poor self esteem. I was always looking at what was wrong with everyone else instead of spending the time looking at myself and working on my issues. I am just beginning to look at myself in a more real light and find that there is more work to do. I admire the honesty on this board and look forward to learning more about self esteem from a womans point of view. Want to so badly like myself better rather than getting my sense of self from other people(mostly men). Looking forward to making new friends and learning from everyone.