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I Always Feel Not Good Enough

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    I've spent most of my life being a strong

    independent person, overcoming all the crap thrown my way.... But there's always been this devil on my shoulder saying I'm not good enough. Which is why to others... I've always been this strong in dependant person. It's just the battle within myself leaking out over life
    Ladybuddha1 Ladybuddha1 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Even Though Everyone Else Has Grown, I Still Feel Small

    I used to think I was just a normal kid,  a normal smart kid if that makes sense. That means I've been in classes with many of the same kids for years. I thought it was fine to only take one or two AP/IB classes a year since I didn't want to overstress and try and have more of a...
    ForestTea ForestTea 18-21, F Apr 24, 2012

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    APPROVAL NEEDED! I don't know what it is

    or why I always feel I'm not good enough, but I think it has something to do with having a disability. The reason for this is because people look down on me and label me "more weakly and a loser" than them so I then feel this label and look up to these people because apparently...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I just feel like people tend to see

    that there's better out there. I see it happen too often. I've had to try and not rely on people TOO much so I do okay if/when that happens.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F Jul 17

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    Yes....

    I never feel I am good enough for my mother. I feel like she has all these expectations and ideals for me such as thinking I should be on the way to settling down, possibly thinking about kids and in a teaching job. I have started to feel angry at her as she should love and...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F Jun 15, 2011

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    Just Insecure

    i can't say i'm not confident. i do think i'm pretty and i do realise i'm not actually fat. BUT everytime i see boys looking at my friends and liking them, i feel rubbish. i immediately feel like i'm just a shadow and my friend is prettier. although, realistically, i think i am...
    romka romka 18-21 2 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    Me, Too!

    I think I spend more mental energy comparing myself to other people than I do on anything else. I hate that I am so petty and jealous of my friends that have more money than I do. Or are thinner than I am. Or prettier. Or seem to be happier than I am. I don't want to invite...
    chelle523 chelle523 41-45, F Oct 1, 2008

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    I feel like I can't ever get anyone

    because of the way I look or act. I'm self conscious about myself at times. I feel like I am overweight (170 lbs) and I feel ugly on the outside. I look at myself everyday in the mirror just looking at my flaws and looking past my best features. I feel like I'm not good enough...
    KenKitty KenKitty 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Not good enough!

    I give everyone my time, effort, help and everything they need or want but its never good enough… I always think I'm not good enough now especially when people just leave me! I try my best and give it my all to stay with everyone and keep in contact but people just up and leave...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2012

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    How Do I Prove I'm Good Enough When I Don't Even Believe That I Am?

    Never in my life,has someone told me that what I do is good enough,my parents always told me that every year will get harder,and that I need to put more effort into my work,I don't have many friends,everyone thinks I'm some sort of weird nerdy outcast,no one understands,in their...
    Unbloomed Unbloomed 16-17, F Jan 23, 2011

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    Never Enough

    I'm constantly comparing my bodies to others, and it kills me inside because it makes me feel to ugly/fat/gross/not normal I know that i'm not that i'm not completely any of those things... but i can't help but become completley overtaken with depression and hoplesssness every...
    alexeprincess alexeprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses May 7, 2011

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    I've never been good enough

    for anybody. When my disabled parents asked me to take care of them, nothing was enough. When I worked hard in school, the homework I passed in was never enough. Nothing has ever been enough. At my first job, I'm constantly downed due to a boss who just plain doesn't like me...
    absolutionist absolutionist 18-21, F Jun 26

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    FloralSmoke18 FloralSmoke18 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Never Good Enough

    I was feeling good, but Ive fallen again. im worse. i feel so ugly and dead and i just want to give up. i say How much i want to be a mother, but How can i be a mother when im like this!? I cant. Why even try anymore? Why am i here? God put me here for a reason...Why!? Whats the...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Living In A Love With A Broken Heart.

    She claims she loves me she hates my honesty about our love. She claims she is sorry then does it again. There is no betrayal but she hurts physically and emotionally. I surrender all my money my energy to her. Only to recieve scolding and abuse. She takes my love for granted it...
    draganaeros draganaeros 22-25, M Jan 30, 2013

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    My Name Is Mike.

    My Name Is Mike. Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 10:45AM My name is Mike. As I'm writing this, I’m just two months away from turning 32 years old. The idea to write this book has been on my mind for a few years now. I always wanted to share my observations as a fat man in a...
    TheBMRP TheBMRP 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    My Shadow

    I have NEVER felt as though I were good enough. I'm sure it's the product of being treated that way - parents who expected perfection, didn't tollerate mistakes - whatever. Regardless of where it comes from it surely has followed me around, and affected every aspect of my life. I...
    sophrai sophrai 61-65, M Feb 15, 2011

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    I Will Never Be Good Enough To Anybody. Ever.

    I am NEVER EVER gonna make my parents proud. My dad left me, now he wants me back, but for what? He lives in australia! I live in AMERICA. My stepdad is amazing, but he has 3 sons and a daughter. My mom has 2 daughters (me and my sis) like 31,30, 20 something, 14 and 18. I'm just...
    BlahBlahUNICORNS BlahBlahUNICORNS 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    If I Could Cancel Every Appointment For The Next Month, Still Nothing Would Get Done

    I'm NEVER good enough for anyone. Whether they think so or I do I don't care but all I want is to feel like I'm succeeding in SOMETHING. It's not like I'm terrible at everything, I'm good at some things. But good isn't good enough. My grades are good, but they could he better...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    Im Not Good Enough I Guess

    i always feel like im never up to standards of others...but even when i give all of myself and try to be the best person to someone possible, i end up getting crapped on..grr...
    Br0kenAngel Br0kenAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2007

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    I always seem to come second.

    I never get the guys I like (or any guy for that matter) or the jobs I want. I recently attended a job interview, and the next day they called me said I interviewed really well and they were so impressed with me, but I was unsuccessful. When I asked for some feedback for...
    angela81 angela81 31-35, F Jan 30

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    My Name Is Mike.

    My Name Is Mike. Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 10:45AM My name is Mike. As I'm writing this, I’m just two months away from turning 32 years old. The idea to write this book has been on my mind for a few years now. I always wanted to share my observations as a fat man in a...
    TheBMRP TheBMRP 26-30, M Dec 3, 2011

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    I always feel not good enough.

    Nobody likes me, not even my parents want to see me. I have really bad trust issues and the small number of boyfriends I've had, all left me. They were bad break ups. One of them told me he loved me, but I found out, he lied and broke up with me because I wouldn't sleep with him...
    ThePastRiddlesMyMind ThePastRiddlesMyMind 16-17, F 4 Responses May 24

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    I feel as if I'm not good enough

    for anyone and never will be and it's a **** feeling.
    abbie90 abbie90 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I get almost straight A's in honors classes

    and I don't do drugs but I always feel like my parents are dissapointed in me
    macstman macstman 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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    Do I look fine with out makeup!

    Left is me without makeup , right is me with makeup. Be completely honest with me. Thanks.
    zebrastripes00 zebrastripes00 13-15, F 1 Response May 30

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    Why Can't Just Being Me Be Enough?

    Feeling alone,don't know what to do,all I can think about is how to be cool,but that's so cliche,that's not the kind of person I wanna be,because I just wanna be me,but just being me doesn't seem to cut it in this world,and I'm getting kinda lonely,yeah call me desperate,but if...
    Unbloomed Unbloomed 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2011

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    So Frustrated.....

    The last three years of my life have been the worst years of my life! I got married two years ago and see that was the worse thing I could have done he is verbaly abusive to me he puts me down and makes me feel worthless and not good enough for him.He says he was treated the same...
    doigivup66 doigivup66 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2012

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    Ms Nobody

    i've felt not good enough all my life and it's worse now i'm older.i feel like such a nonentity,there's nothing about me that stands out and i don't have any noticeable talent for anything.i'm not outgoing,not pretty and not clever.i'm also hopeless at all the things women are...
    purpleperil1 purpleperil1 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    Tends To Creep Up

    I tend to look down on myself as life continues (seems, at least) to let me down. I can't say it is horrible, just wish it was better. I have been starting to get a bit more condifence in myself and it seems to be going well. It isn't moving quickly, though, and that can seem...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 25, 2012

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    deviness deviness 13-15, F Apr 23

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    I really...I don't even know how to explain

    this. I just want to be enough for him...
    paintedblue paintedblue 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    Getting To Feeling Like I Am Good Enough Wasn't Easy

    I used to feel so ashamed of just being alive and so intense was my fear of saying something that was not good enough for someone to hear what I had to say that I started getting panic attacks. Maybe my family had something to do with it but I don't know if it was just me, you...
    invisiblyreal invisiblyreal 18-21, F Apr 7, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Have you ever worked on something so hard and didn't get it? People say " Try you're best and you'll be good enough" but that doesn't apply to me. My best isn't good enough. No...
    beatriz117 beatriz117 13-15, F Jul 31

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    Okai where to start basically I have this cousin I love so much she Is also my best friend which makes me and her so close. But every single guy I like ends up liking her. I always...
    PhoebeIsMe PhoebeIsMe 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    And you wonder why I don't think I'm good enough. You say all these nice thins like "you're drop dead gorgeous and I'm glad I got to you first and even though we're an hour away...
    notg00denough notg00denough 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    This a major problem for me, all the time. I feel like crap over this. Imagine me, living in a small town with a school of maybe 200 people K-12 grades. And always having this...
    lportra24 lportra24 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Growing into life , proceeding each day to come and it's like I'm not good enough . Every time I have an idea I'm scared to tell because then is when I get the questions : why do...
    insanebeauty insanebeauty 22-25, F Aug 7

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    I feel like I'm not like I'm good enough for my boyfriend because people tell me that I am my good enough and that he should leave me!
    unhappygirl21 unhappygirl21 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I wish I was good enough so I wouldn't wake up every morning feeling disgusted, and I wish I was good enough so he wouldn't talk to other girls...
    hebrokemyheart99 hebrokemyheart99 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I feel that people don't care about what I do, and that nothing I do is ever good enough.
    mhLILRED mhLILRED 18-21, F Aug 8

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    There is this really funny, really understanding, really incredibly beautiful girl that lives down the street from me in the same neighborhood. We have had on and off crushes on...
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    There is this really funny, really understanding, really incredibly beautiful girl that lives down the street from me in the same neighborhood. We have had on and off crushes on...
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M Aug 10

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    I'm new at this but I have a lot on my mind and need other people to hear what I have to say. Do you ever think you're not good enough? You fall in love and get your heart broken...
    notg00denough notg00denough 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Yep, I usually wish I were good enough. Then again, it would remove the purpose of fancying someone - it's life's way of telling you exactly who you're not good enough to have. I'd...
    Nexile90 Nexile90 22-25, M Aug 8

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    Time after time I'm left without an explanation. One minute they're keen as anything to get to know me and the minute they do I'm suddenly just not good enough. I wish more than...
    RebeccaLouise9541 RebeccaLouise9541 16-17, F Jul 30

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    So i've been in a relationship with this guy for 9 months & yesterday, he broke up with me because i was bisexual. Being bisexual may or may not be a phase for me, but then he told...
    xxbangbangxx xxbangbangxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    There has never been a time in my life where i ever felt good enough or worthy enough..
    sweetirrific sweetirrific 22-25, F Jul 30

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    I wish i was good enough, but i'm not. Never was and never will be
    BleedingAngel BleedingAngel 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Sometimes I wonder why my 'friends' talk bad about me, but then I remember I'm not good enough for any of them.
    therealsydster therealsydster 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    Feelin good this morning, Hope everyone has a great day!
    Jennajmac Jennajmac 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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