Low self esteem and self confidence--can anyone help me?
I've had low self esteem and low confidence ever since I was very young. I never find myself to be pretty enough, tan enough, or just generally, ENOUGH for people to like me.
I don't have many friends, just 2 best friends that I would do anything in my power for; and people that I just say 'hi' to. I have always been told that I can do better, if I get an 'A' my parents would always say, 'you could have gotten an A+'. I don't want to blame them, I know that they are not at fault, they are just telling me to try a little harder. But it can be so frustrating when I am already trying my best.
Nobody has ever liked me for me, especially guys, which has greatly damaged my trust towards them. I'm afraid to start a relationship with anyone because I'm always scared that they are just using me.
Anyways, my trouble is, I don't know how to be confident in myself, Ive been bashed so many times, I don't know what is good about me anymore. How can I look at myself in a positive way, when I can't think of anything positive to say about myself?