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👄 A child of a narcissist parent may grow up with feelings of low self esteem, feelings of never being good enough. How did your narcissistic parent affect how you feel about yourself?

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  1. I was never learned about healthy self esteem growing up. My mother was always the victim, and she has poor self esteem…and when ever my feelings were hurt or I felt bad I was offered food to make it better. So i turned to food for comfort. For many years it was my only happiness until I balooned to 136kilos in my early 20s as I still lived at home and was so misserable. Self esteem wasn’t even a concept in our household.
    I have been out of that house for just over 5 years now.. and it is takimg forever to fix my self esteem as I am trying to learn coping strategies thst don’t involve food… because of my low self esteem my romantic life was nonexistent untill i lost some weight in my mid 20s, randomly dated for a year met a wonderful man and moved in with him. We have been together 5 years now, just got married this past summer. In the last 5 years i have gained weight because i still didnt know how to self soothe without food… and my relstionship with my mother was deteriorating and i was stressed out. My professional life has suffere immensly because of the low self esteem. I am so scared to screw up, I am constantly feelimg inadiquate and anxious, I dont take risks. I feel like an imposter even though I know I am not. I am havimg the hardest time building a career. Low self esteem sucks so much. And she wonders why am I so angry, what she did that was so wrong…ugh

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