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FitzBlitz52
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Need a “self help” book suggestion
To keep my sob story short and sweet:

I’ve always been a negative person with no/low self esteem, wallow in self loathing, and dwell on my short comings as a person and my past. It is slowly but steadily affecting my marriage.

Any suggestions on a book that can help me try and better cope with myself?

TIA.


Breesus
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re: Need a “self help” book suggestion
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson.

Talk to and grow with your wife.

Also, evaluate your diet. Cut out processed sugars and high sodium foods.

Then go read real life accounts of the Holocaust and The Gulag Archipelago.
This post was edited on 7/22 at 2:18 pm


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windshieldman
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re: Need a “self help” book suggestion
The Power of Now

Amazon link


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ecb
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re: Need a “self help” book suggestion
Awareness by Anthony Demello


Lsujacket66
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re: Need a “self help” book suggestion
Think and grow rich. Not necessarily what most people would suggest but the lessons would put you on a path to being happier imo


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Philzilla2k
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re: Need a “self help” book suggestion
Don’t buy a book, seek a professional


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MurderHornet
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re: Need a “self help” book suggestion
How to Win Friends and Influence People

- Dale Carnegie


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DLSWVA
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re: Need a “self help” book suggestion
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

The Road Less Traveled

And I second seeking out professional help. Talking it out certainly couldn't hurt, especially if your marriage is in jeopardy.


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bayoubengals88
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re: Need a “self help” book suggestion
New Testament- Philippians. Paul wrote it while imprisoned.

If you don’t understand the context or have trouble interpreting, keep searching.

There is no such thing as self help. We literally are unable to help ourselves because we were not made for this world (CS Lewis). We'll always be disappointed. Sure, you might feel better for a while...maybe even 6 months or more. But life is always throwing stuff at you.

The only ultimate comfort comes from our creator.
This post was edited on 7/27 at 11:16 am


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bayoubengals88
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re: Need a “self help” book suggestion
quote:

Any suggestions on a book that can help me try and better cope with myself?

There are essentially two seemingly contradictory truths about humanity.

1. We suck. You've noticed this part.
2. We're all created in God's image. I want you to realize this part.

What we feel when we're down is not what we are meant to feel forever.

If you read Psalm 8 it is so interesting to see that humanity is highly elevated. We want to live according to how God sees us.
Verses 1 and 9 are set apart. They are book ends if you will for this psalm, which is really just a poem. But verse 4 shows just how important humanity is. We are the focus of this psalm, as is God.

We were made to worship God and have dominion over all things. When you tend to your garden or cut your grass you're participating in that! When you talk to your wife you are showing God's love (and she'll appreciate it). You don't have to have a past. All can be forgiven. It might just work...you might feel new.

1 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!


You have set your glory
in the heavens.
2 Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?[c]


5 You have made them[d] a little lower than the angels[e]
and crowned them[f] with glory and honor.
6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their[g] feet:
7 all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
8 the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

9 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!


email me if you want to talk. bayoubengals1988@gmail.com


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ChargerDog91
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re: Need a “self help” book suggestion
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

LINK

Anything by Jon Gordon. Primarily, The Carpenter and Energy Bus.

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willinck

LINK

Start With Why by Simon Sinek

LINK

Any of those are awesome. Some of my favorite books. I’ve read Compound Effect and Extreme Ownership twice. As a baseball coach, they are extremely helpful in getting my mind focused where it needs to be. Lots of good ideas as well.
This post was edited on 7/28 at 11:14 pm


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