Post by cringyteenager on Dec 31, 2016 23:37:55 GMT -8
I really don't know what to do at the moment. I'm new here, and I don't really know what's going on but I'm going to write this anyway to get it off my chest. So first off, my boyfriend is incredible. He is the light in my life and I really care about him. The only issue is he has severe self image issues. He is always putting himself down saying that all he does is hurt people, and that he doesn't want to hurt me. I don't know what to do, I'm really worried about him and I need some help from someone. I myself used to suffer with those issues, but I got through it with the help of close friends and family. He isn't harming himself physically, but he is beating himself up on the inside. I try to talk to him when he is upset, but all he does is push me away. Though it's been hard, I'm determined to stand by him and help him in any way that I can. I just don't know where to start.
Be positive towards him and show him you care. You said that he is the light of your life tell him that. When he says he hurts the people around him tell him that he doesn't. Be there for him, but don't smother him. Don't draw away from him when he's doing okay. All you can do is be there for him.