“I’m depressed because of my stretch marks”

I’m a 16 year old girl and I have very prominent stretch marks because I’m so pale and because I have gained a lot of weight in the past few months. Recently I’ve been really upset by them because they’re getting worse.

I recently had a really bad fight with my best friend and he won’t talk to me anymore. I don’t handle emotions well because of my depression, anxiety etc. I don’t have enough money to have the operation of the laser removal treatments, so I’m trying to find a way to feel better about them. Right now I feel ugly and fat, like even if I lose this weight I won’t be any better because these are going to be on my body forever. They’re on my stomach, hips, thighs, arms, sides and breasts. I’m just looking for ways to make them fade or even just advice on how to feel better about them. I know I’m overweight and I’m working on feeling better about my shape but the marks really make me feel bad about myself. Anything helps.

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3 thoughts on ““I’m depressed because of my stretch marks”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Stretch marks are normal and fade on their own with time. If you are depressed about this, now is a excellent time to exercise and get in good shape. Go swim, walk, do youtube yoga, walk dogs and get extra cash, mow laws and do yard work for extra cash. The only thing holding you back is you.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Girl, trust me when I say that anyone can get stretch marks. Stretch marks are very common and are seen as a beautiful thing. Don’t feel bad about them, embrace your tiger stripes! I’d say to ditch the expensive treatments, and opt for some natural remedies to fade your stretch marks (such as; castor oil, exfoliating, etc.). Also, everyone experiences those hardships in life, and this is one you will have to try to face head-on. However, it’s important to know that you are perfect exactly as you are, life is messy, but you need to remember to always free yourself of those people who will bring you down.

    take care honey, xx

  3. s says:

    Hi, I was in the same place you are in now. It used to be a very big deal to me. I have A LOT of them across my waistlines, my thighs, my butt, and even around my breast area. I used to believe that no one will ever find my body full of stretchmarks attractive, to a point that when I had sexual intercourse with guys when i was younger, I was always fully dressed. I even used to claim that my spirit animal is a zebra , only because the zebra’s natural patterns resembled the stretch marks that are prevalent all over me. But with time, after many years of feeling insecure – you realize that they can become quite lovable. Because with maturity you learn that stretch marks are signs of growth. And the problems we possess that seem so huge to us is never as bad as we think they are. I’m sure you experienced sitting through a conversation with a group of girlfriends complaining about the smallest features of themselves that bother the shit out of them, but no one else notices. The answer is to be kind to you. No matter what. Not to make yourself feel better but because it is a matter of fact. You are unique and marvelous, Period. 🙂 i hope this was helpful.

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