ABrighterDay said 8 years, 9 months ago:
I can’t say you’ll ever get over your regrets, or that you’ll completely leave behind your suffocating sufferings. It’s painful to be stuck in a rut that refuses to go away. These feelings can make you feel alone, but you did what a lot of people have trouble doing, and that’s reaching out. Reaching out is a decision I’m sure you won’t regret.
One thing that’s hard for a lot of people to do is love themselves, and I think that’s a challenge you’ll have to try and take. Forgive yourself for your mistakes, and work towards a better future you can be proud of. You may not be able to encourage yourself to try now, but it’s something to keep in mind. I think you’ll be much happier when you see the bits and pieces of progress you’ll make by simply adding self-love into your life. Take it one step at a time and celebrate the victories, no matter how small.
All of this is easier said than done. I’m not a blissful optimistic who thinks you’ll be able to be happy just because someone on the internet told you to. But trying to love yourself is better than standing still in a quicksand of self-loathing, right?