I have a daughter, now age 22, who really has developed over the last few years a low self esteem about her appearance and insecurites that go along with it. She is a little over weight but not fat compared to alot of other people. To her, her weight is a constant thing that she worries about. She also thinks she's not good looking and envies those that look great to her. Because of all this, I have noticed out in public, whenever someone trys to talk to her, other than myself and her boyfriend, she will ***m up and constantly look down....refusing to recognize anyone else. She never use to act this way, and I am really getting concerned over it.
She has told me that she is constantly down on herself and is becoming very insecure, too, because of it. She even questions what her boyfriend sees in her because she doesn't see it. Both him and I have tried telling her that she is very cute and has a very bubbly personality which stands out, those things are what makes her special; but still....she doesn't see that in herself.
I am really getting concerned over her low self esteem and what it is doing to her. I wish someone could give me pointers on what I can do or say that might lift her up. Seeing her depressed and acting the way she does now around other people really concerns me.