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Girl Talk: Better Days

I have really bad self esteem. I had 2 deaths happen this summer and I found out that my dog has cancer. My life has just gotten so crazy. I’m @ the point where I can't be optimistic and happy anymore. And I can’t show those feelings to my parents or when I’m with my little brother. I can talk to my BFFs because they're amazing, but it just doesn't seem to be enough. I’m so confused, I don’t know if I like my life or if I hate it!


You’ve been through some tough situations, so it’s no surprise you’re not feeling your best. The grieving process is different for everyone—there’s no right or wrong way to feel. While death may seem like your only option, it’s not. Think about it. Death is final, the end, that’s it. No more second chances. No more hanging out with your besties. No more experiencing life and all the wonderful opportunities it has to offer you.

You are one of a kind. You are unique. There is no one on this Earth just like you and that is a gift. Also, I’m pretty sure your grandparents would want you to live your life to the fullest. If you need someone to talk to, try talking to your parents or another trusted adult to let them know what you’re going through. It may also help to talk to a school counselor or another professional who can offer you help. You only get one life, babe, make the most of it!

Lots of love,

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3/25/2008 12:00:00 AM