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Is College to Blame For Low Self-Esteem in Women?

A recent Boston College blames hooking up and college culture for low self-esteem in women. Therapist and author Emily Roberts sheds some light on the bigger picture of university life and post college problems.

Is College to Blame For Low Self-Esteem in Women?

The buzz in the media this week has been about how ‘hooking up’ and college culture is a deterrent for a female’s self-esteem after college. A Boston College Study reports that female students leave college with lower self-confidence and self-esteem issues. According to the study, even with high academic achievements, most female students gave themselves weaker self-evaluations compared to males at the time of graduation.

Faculty and the media have been searching for answers on why this is the case, when it appears to be pretty obvious to me. Is it college that causes low self-esteem, or is it the transition to adulthood or the reality that working your tail off for the past decade to make the grade doesn’t equate to feeling good about yourself? You can clearly see where I am going here.

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Female, Single and Self-Confident: 4 Must Read Books

Therapist and author Emily Roberts provides 4 books that build self-esteem and enhance confidence for those who are single and dating.

Female, Single and Self-Confident: 4 Must Read Books

Dating and the single life can crush the confidence of many bright, beautiful and talented women. After a traumatic break-up or trying to get back on the dating scene, many women fail to reconnect with their powerful selves. They live in a place of doubt, unworthiness and lack confidence to attract the right partner or feel satisfied in their single life. Seeking a partner to complete them can have all sorts of negative self-esteem consequences (read: How to Deal With and Overcome Low Self-Esteem), when the truth is being single can be an amazing and confidence enhancing part of one’s life. You get to know yourself better than ever.

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How Toxic Friends Effect Our Self-Esteem

Blogger Emily Roberts explains what keeps even some of the smartest people stuck in toxic friendships and how friends affect ones self-esteem.

How Toxic Friends Effect Our Self-Esteem

Are they a friend or friendemie? It’s a question that many adults and adolescents ask themselves when thinking about those in their social circle. No, it’s not the movie Mean Girls. Sadly, it’s real life and it often doesn’t stop after you depart the halls of high school. Many times, people put up with these toxic friends because they are tough to let go. In the end, these toxic friends take a huge toll on your self-esteem.

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Body Image Problems? Get Body Confident

Therapist and HealthyPlace Blogger Emily Roberts gives 5 effective tips to increase body confidence.

Body Image Problems? Get Body Confident

Beach season is upon us. This is the time of year where body image problems really come to the surface. The warm weather brings less fabric and more of our bodies are revealed. Bathing suits and sundresses are the catalysts for packed gyms and portion control and if one is not careful, possible eating disordered behavior. In the past, I worked as a therapist in an outpatient eating disorder treatment center and late spring was our busiest season. As you can imagine, insecurity, lack of confidence and body dissatisfaction were triggered as the summer months approached. So what can you do to get body confident?

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