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Liking who you are as a person (sometimes called self-esteem) is important for sex, relationships and life in general. Liking who you are can help you to have better relationships and just feel more confident in general.
People who really don’t like themselves can be more at risk of having unhappy or even abusive relationships as they don’t feel like they deserve to be loved.
There can be lots of reasons for not feeling confident, including having had a hard time growing up, bad experiences in relationships, and comparing yourself to other people too much.
Here are our 5 steps to feeling better about yourself:
You might also wish to explore our advice on how to be happy which recommends five proven ways to make yourself feel happier.
If you feel very low in confidence, depressed or worthless, it might be time to talk someone about the way you feel. You will be taken seriously and there’s lots that can be done to help.
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