I am just curious about people's feelings toward family involvement in negative self-esteem issues. My parents fought day-in and day-out with each other and i didn't understand until recently that my dad beleived all his marriage problems to lie with my mom's weight. He would ridicule her laziness and their poor intimacy on how she had gained so much weight, she just wasnt' attractive anymore. Does any think, because I sure do, that this could have played a part in shaping my low self-esteem and body image because my dad seemed to have held weight control as an issue in my family and root of problems he was dealing with? I grew up with this fight since as long as I can remember. I am the 5th child my mother had so by the time she had me she was already over-weight. sucks to say big time and i'm not blaming my dad for my out-of-whack behaviors but maybe subconciously I feel un-pretty in his eyes no matter what.
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