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I have just finished reading Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem. Two weeks ago my Rabbi told me that you cannot cure yourself until you know you are sick. I think you would call the same thing "awareness". Both the Rabbi and to a greater degree, your book, have not only made me aware, but I was on the path of rehabilitation before I had finished reading Chapter 1. I am 62 years old and have lived in the wilderness of low self esteem. Your book is the harbinger of change. Now I will read it again.

Thank you most sincerely,

David, Hollywood, Florida
(March 26, 2005)

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Phil L 
April 11, 2012

I may have already told you, but your book and workbook were extemely helpful to me.
Phil L.

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Jan 19, 2012

Hi Marilyn.
I came across your book "Breaking the chain of low self-esteem" on the internet in late November last year. I must say that it has been life-changing for me, and the journey have only begun.

I’m a 23 year old girl who lives in Denmark. I came across your book in November last year after trying to find a book that would be an answer to the questions in my head. I realized I was dealing with LSE and was determined to find a way out of it. I saw your book and ordered it after reading all the great reviews. As soon as I read it I felt as if a burden had been taken off my shoulders. Immediately I wanted to write to you and express my gratitude because in my heart the change had already started. My level of consciousness had already started to shift. Step by step you talk about LSE, and the wonderful thing about this book is that you explain how we can overcome it.

With that said, I just want to not only thank you but to let you know what a great value YOU are to the world. I have come to realize that the reason to many people’s problems are in fact lack of self-worth. There is a great future ahead for all of us if we just BELIEVE that we DESERVE it. LSE is something that has to be overcome or it will haunt you for the rest of your life. This book is the way out!

There is a story right now in Sweden about a man who went from being homeless to becoming a millionaire. In his book he talks about his secret to his success and the importance of a persons attitude. He said, “Every day I kept telling myself I was confident and deserving of happiness until I really started to believe it.”

I am 23 years and determined to start loving myself more and more every day. I know now that I am not the negative comments that some people have thrown at me earlier in life. But that those negative comments were merely a reflection of their own insecurities. I was young and didn’t know any better, so I made it my truth. Now I’m older and I know much better. There is NO way I will let those insecurities control my life because it doesn't reflect who I really am. I have the power in my hands and nobody can take that away from me.

Brick by brick I am building a foundation for my future, a foundation of self-worth. A self-worth that will lead to great accomplishments, personal growth and happiness. And this would not have been possible without this book.

Marilyn, I want to Thank You for the impact you have had on me and all the people who have read this book. The legacy you will leave behind is the happiness, success, and personal satisfaction that all those people CAN and WILL experience after reading and following the exercises of this book. To know that we are all unique. To know that we ALL deserve to experience the beauty that Life has to offer.

I am forever grateful.

Best Regards,


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March 23, 2011

Dear Dr. Sorensen,


I am Raul & I am from India. I am writing you to express my gratitude. I read the Breaking the Chain of Low Self Esteem & I really feel lucky that I was able to come across these books written by you.

As per several tests I took, I could confirm that I have a very severe stage of LSE as I can see almost all the symptoms of LSE in me. Before knowing anything about LSE, my life was a suffering & I used to condemn myself for every thing I did not do/do. The frequency of the self criticism used to be very very high. It never left me alone & I lived unrested life. I kept berating myself until I came across the thing called "Low Self Esteem Disorder". I immediately started research on that & I fortunately found the books written by you.

I read chapters from your book every night &I cry at least once. BecauseI feel its just a mirror of my life! Without LSE how beautiful the Life is! I could manage to recognise the disfunctional thinking pattern of mine & now working very strongly to eradicate the biggest enemy of my life"LSE"I have started doing the exercises mentioned in the book & hoping to kill this giant very soon with a very strong will power.

I hope I will have chance to meet you in person in my life & would thank you personally forthe new hope you gave to people like me who have potential but are jailed within themselves.

Thanks again!
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