I always look down on myself...

“There is a perception that people with low self-esteem tend to be more negative and complain a lot more,” says Megan McCarthy the study’s author and a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology. “While that may be the case in some social situations, our study suggests that in romantic relationships, the partner with low self-esteem resists addressing problems.”…
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The research suggests that people with low self-esteem’s resistance to address concerns may stem from a fear of negative outcomes. Sufferers may believe that they cannot speak up without risking rejection from their partner and damage to their relationship, resulting in greater overall dissatisfaction in the relationship. –Science Daily

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write the internal monologue of a person with low self-esteem having a conversation with a romantic partner.

Journaling Prompt: How do you act when you are working out difficulties with a partner? Can you speak freely? Why or why not?

Art Prompt: Low self-esteem

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the problem of low self-esteem and  how it effects relationships. Give some suggestions as to how they can combat any low self-esteem in themselves.

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