Our expert says:
it sounds as if you are giving yourself a really hard time, and deciding you are not worth anything before you have given yourself a chance. I suggest you continue going to the gym as physical exercise can actually help with feelings of depression and self image. However, you need to give yourself time and begin to think differently about yourself before things will change for you emotionally. If your attitude is one of girls not liking you, or they wont like you - you have decided for them already and they will pick up on this. You may also be giving off 'stay away' signals in your body language. If the job you had didnt work out, then it is important to give yourself the opportunity to try other places. Being only 17 you should consider furthering your education as this will definitely improve your chances. A career in the army is the choice of some - but it will not work out if you are trying to run away from problems or yourself - they will just follow you.
I would suggest that if possible you go and see someone for counselling so that you have the opportunity to speak about how you feel. You can access services via your GP. Although you feel angry with your parents at times they could help you with this by letting them know you feel unhappy and want to talk with someone.
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