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Old 03-26-2002, 06:46 AM   #1
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how to stay positive?

Hi everyone... feeling a bit depressed today and there's nobody i can talk to about my skin so i thought i'll post my feelings here... Suffered acne for about 5 years already altho at one point of time i was clear, it always came back...
now, i am trying to keep it under control with vitamins and water, hope it really helps.
Very depressed cos 1) broke up with my bf recently. n i think its becos he couldnt stand the sight my acne-scar face anymore ...
2) face looks really horrible now with all the scars and red marks.
3) really want to go for some surgery to improve the scars but i can't afford it.
4) the prospect of being single for a lifetime with these scars seems very real...
sigh. really want to stay positive but its extremely difficult...

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Old 03-26-2002, 08:11 AM   #2
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Re: how to stay positive?

It is very hard to try and see past the acne and feel good about yourself, but ask yourself this.. is acne your fault? NO! Should you be punished for it? NO! Should anybody treat you differently because of it? NO! Just be yourself realize you are a human being and deserve to be just as happy as anybody else. If you don't like the scars taht much I would recommend looking into them.. Also if your boyfriend went out with you in the first place it's not that he couldnt stand to look at you but rather something else went sour, don't blame yourself! Try letting your inner beauty radiate and don't be shy and timid and try feeling better about yourself.. it's hard I know, but I do it now because i'm taking psychology and might be a pyscho major <IMG SRC=""> and my friends are all really great. Keep your head up, and may you feel better about yourself, as you should!

Old 03-26-2002, 08:29 AM   #3
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Re: how to stay positive?

Maybe your boyfriend didn't break up with you because of your face... and if he did then don't feel bad about it. Do you really want to go out with someone that cares about nothing besides looks and dumps you when a better looking girl comes around? If he's like that then he isn't even worth being sad over.

Don't forget that psychology is a game. You may feel bad about your face which in turn makes you less sociable because you feel you aren't good enough... what you have to do is remain mentally strong and at the same time follow a regimen as recommended by people on these boards... and in a few months possibly your acne problem will be much less. Often I find that the best looking people care the least about how someone looks.

Old 03-26-2002, 08:51 AM   #4
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Re: how to stay positive?

I highly doubt your b/f broke up with you b/c of your skin! If he did, that's incredibly shallow, and you'll find someone much more secure and mature than that. And come on, there are all types of people out there with disfiguring or unpleasant disorders who marry and have children and find love. It's about loving yourself first. Confidence is sexy. Having acne or any other condition is just one more obstacle--it will make you stronger. Look inside yourself for strength and realize you are beautiful. We are all beautiful. Every little part of our body was made just right...we just need to take care of ourselves. And that includes mental health! Please don't get yourself down too much!

I think I wrote this just as much for myself as for you. We're helping each other out, as a community!<p>[This message has been edited by Angelene (edited 03-26-2002).]

Old 03-26-2002, 09:19 AM   #5
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Re: how to stay positive?

Thanks everyone for ur encouraging messages! Will try to think on the bright side...

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