So what is to be done in such a situation? There comes a point when one realises that only in turning to God can one overcome their problems. I should point out at this stage, that I think everyone will come to this realisation eventually, the sooner the better, but as Father Bob Maguire once stated, people tend only to turn to God when they hit rock-bottom, so if you are at that point then keep in mind that you are probably more spiritually progressed than many less-troubled souls around you. One thing to remember is that no matter how far you have fallen, God will meet you, then the building of your true self can begin in earnest. That God meets people in such a way is described by C.S Lewis as God's great humility. In this humility He comes to people who have rejected Him all their lives, and only turn to God once they have no-where else to go, and everything else in the world has turned stale and repulsive to them. However, keep in mind God may well prefer one such repentant sinner over one who always been righteous (strange as this may seem). A penitent sinner is full of humility, whereas one who thinks they are righteous is often full of pride. Also one who is forgiven much is also full of much love. So therefore all such penitent sinners can be accepted by God and you may have complete faith that God will correct you and perfect you (and note, such faith is required to be developed, and is one other thing that is won by sinners on their journey back). However, there are some warnings. Lust is particularly hard to clease one of, as it affects one internally, whereas all other sins are external. An even more severe warning applies to usury, but again if you are capable of penitence, then you are capable of redemption.
The process of correction should proceed as follows: 1. much prayer and asking for forgiveness (see "the shortest path to salvation" as recorded by Jakob Lorber. 2. Fasting. This means utter moderation in all things, such as food and wine. And self-denial in all vices, with a sincere intention not to sin again. God will help you, but if not if you are half-hearted about it. That does not mean you will not fail sometimes but you must try not to sin and God will meet you half way. 3. You must learn to love yourself and accept that God loves you and all His children, and also you will come to see that He will forgive you. There is a theory, that God knew that Man (both women and men) must fall so as to return to Him humbled. This fall is represented in the story of Adam and Eve, for mankind generally, but seems also to apply to each of us specifically. Remember, the original fall of the spirits that led to the creation of the material universe arose from a sense of pride, so gaining humility for a soul only aids in its perfection. But it is very hard for a damaged person to learn to love themselves ,and perhaps to let go of anger. Thus I suggest you take particular note of point 4 - which is to learn to think in your heart, not your head. This can be critical for the really damaged, as your reasoning in your head will lead you astray or in circles. However, your reasoning in your heart, at it deepest level, once you penetrate though all the erroneous worldly loves you have developed, will lead you back to God, and in your heart you find your inner-most self which will with some considerable effort lead you unfailing back to happiness. This will however require some practice and perseverance (and thus patience).