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Blue - It makes me sad how your father treats you. But I have to say I agree with the posters here who have told you that your self-worth does not come from outside of us. It comes from within. I spent many years feeling that I did not measure up to my father's standards. When I finally realized that in fact I did not have to live up to his standards, that I did not need his approval to have self-worth and self-esteem, I felt more free than I had been in decades.
originally posted by: LookingForABetterLife
I appreciate the friends that I have made here. Your words do mean a lot to me. I just wish that I had someone nearby who could take me away from this prison cell of life that I am currently in.