Design For Life

Why am I letting my low self-opinion stop me from encouraging a relationship?

This week, Louize Carroll advises a reader who suffers from disordered eating and finds it hard to see herself as a romantic prospect, despite being asked on a date by a man she is interested in

It’s an incredibly painful place to be within your own mind, when you fail to see your own true beauty and inherent worth

Dear Expert,

I have battled issues to do with disordered eating all my life. While I have a ton of friends and am very sociable, I am deeply uncomfortable in my own skin. Recently a guy I like has begun making advances towards me, flirting and suggesting that we go for dinner. This hasn’t happened to me in a long time, and I’m paralysed with nerves over the thought. So far I have laughed it ...