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Why do I hate myself so much? I cannot bear to see myself in the mirror

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Last Updated: 07/27/2020 at 8:23am
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Alex DS Ellis, MA, LMFT

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Feeling depressed or anxious can be so overwhelming. I want to help you feel better and be able to enjoy life. You are not alone and you deserve emotional support.

Top Rated Answers
- Expert in Self-Esteem
May 15th, 2018 12:26pm
Self - hate can be a form of depression that hide a subtle perfectionism, in this case physical one.
July 27th, 2020 8:23am
We tend to project back at ourselves any criticism or attacks that we have experienced, storing the trauma and using it against ourselves. When you look at yourself and hate what you see, that isn't the real you. It's the part of your brain that is holding onto that trauma. Learning to love yourself after such experiences can take time but realising that those feelings are wrong is a great first step. Try and utilise the discomfort you feel to motivate you to seek help - whether that be via a listener on 7 Cups or by seeking more professional help to assist you with getting to the root cause of your problem.