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I Always Feel Not Good Enough

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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...
    alexeprincess alexeprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses May 7, 2011

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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...
    Br0kenAngel Br0kenAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2007

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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...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 25, 2012

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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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    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...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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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...
    invisiblyreal invisiblyreal 18-21, F Apr 7, 2012

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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...
    BlahBlahUNICORNS BlahBlahUNICORNS 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19, 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...
    TheBMRP TheBMRP 26-30, M 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...
    sophrai sophrai 61-65, M Feb 15, 2011

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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...
    purpleperil1 purpleperil1 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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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...
    chelle523 chelle523 41-45, F Oct 1, 2008

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    always, always, always. just always
    FloralSmoke18 FloralSmoke18 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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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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    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...
    draganaeros draganaeros 22-25, M Jan 30, 2013

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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...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F Jun 15, 2011

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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...
    angela81 angela81 31-35, F Jan 30

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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...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2012

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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...
    doigivup66 doigivup66 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2012

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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...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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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...
    romka romka 18-21 2 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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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...
    TheBMRP TheBMRP 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    I hate that this is a topic. Nobody should ever have to feel like this. And I know it's easy to just say, "oh well you're good enough don't worry," but it's another thing to...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I've always struggled with this. I always feel like I'm not a good enough friend, not a good enough spouse, not a good sister, not a good enough student, not a good enough person...
    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 11 Responses Mar 27

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    Never good enough For myself I honestly try so hard And kick myself back down I can't impress myself Too much imperfection in my way Too many scars and pain All these memories...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Sometimes I feel like I'm not good enough, even when I'm trying my best. Today I finished my 5th term of college and my over all grade came out to a B (mostly cause I forgot to...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21, F Mar 26

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    7 Things to Remember When You Think You’re Not Good Enough “We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love.” ~Lori Deschene Sometimes I am really...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Apr 3

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    Since I'm not what people stereotype me to be, I often feel as though I bother them by simply existing. One of my many corks is that I always feel like I'm in someone's way. I...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 4

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    I'm a junior in High School. I go to prestigious all boys private prep in a big US city and I'm surrounded by people who say they love and support me but I don't feel it. I'm of...
    tvantes1 tvantes1 16-17, M Mar 23

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    No matter what I do or how hard I try I fail. I fail everyone in my life. I don't know why people stay in my life when they think so little of me. If I'm not good enough move on...
    sharyl1025 sharyl1025 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I always try but in the end it's a fail Every one tells me I'm not good enough y?
    Wolfgurl13 Wolfgurl13 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    Every one always tells me "nobody is perfect" well that's a lie. I have crushes on boys that I will never have because I am not that pretty blonde girl with blue eyes a clean face...
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I'm not good enough I'll just never understand why I'm not good enough, I try my hardest at everything but it's never good enough.
    charlie4edwards charlie4edwards 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Just one time in my life, I wish I was good enough. I wish I was skinny enough. I wish I was pretty enough. I wish I was kinky enough. I wish I was sexy enough. I wish I was...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Never. I never am. Whether it's being a good enough sibling, son, student, friend, or anything. I'm never good enough. No matter how hard I try I fail. Everyone else is better...
    seasalticecream seasalticecream 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    i always feel like im doing something wrong or that i always do something wrong and it hurts so bad. im so sorry. i love you.
    babybree527 babybree527 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I don't know how to get over it - I'm extremely insecure about myself being good enough for anyone when it comes to relationships. When I was with my ex she cheated on me behind my...
    mwp483 mwp483 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I always feel emotionless to almost everything and it makes me feel guilty that I can't feel bad for most things
    Irisom14 Irisom14 13-15, F a week ago

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    Ever since my boyfriend broke up with me. I've been waking up feeling like I am not good enough. And I still can't figure out why he doesn't want me.
    NeeverForget NeeverForget 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I've had three unsuccessful suicide attempts, I have borderline personality disorder, depression and anxiety. I suffer with bulimia and anorexia. I have also abused laxatives in...
    kristinaloo kristinaloo 18-21, F Apr 2

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    I feel like I'm just stupid. I make mistakes and people don't want to be my friend. I feel like I'm just doing things wrong in life and I'll never get anywhere because I'm not good...
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I'm tired of feeling alone. and never good enough. I try so hard and it's never enough. I want to give up and throw everything away
    haleymarie11598 haleymarie11598 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I guess I'm just not good enough to be in my mom's life. I guess I caused to much misery and stress for her to at least say that she "loves" me and actually mean it. I guess...
    MaddieMoo14 MaddieMoo14 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I know I'm not good enough.... My dad does a great job of reminding me everyday:)
    ShatteredWingz ShatteredWingz 13-15, F Mar 25

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    I will never be good enough . Not matter what I do. I hate myself for it
    ithzelhernandez ithzelhernandez 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I just. I'm waiting. I don't want to play. Light hurts my eyes. And my head hurts all day. I can't get comfy. I havemt eaten. I tried to eat three different things and they were...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F Mar 30

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    My mother literally just told me how much I suck at everything. She told me how ugly I am. She told me how dumb I am. She told me how unathletic I am. She told me how much of a...
    hayhayitskatayy hayhayitskatayy 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So I guess this is it... This is where it ends.. I wish.. I deeply wish I could've been there when you needed someone. I wanted to so bad, you never even knew. And now I guess.. I...
    hazellmo0n hazellmo0n 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    When will I ever be enough? I don't understand. I want to be good enough for somebody, even myself.
    kristinaloo kristinaloo 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    No matter how hard I try I'm never good enough for anyone. It honestly hurts to know that no matter what that's what I'll never be. It truly hurts to know when people in my family...
    trinj trinj 16-17, F Mar 20

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    I'm not perfect and I don't expect to be, but when people tell me what I should and shouldn't believe or that I'm wrong for thinking the way I do, it's hard to accept that who I am...
    preachersdaughter98 preachersdaughter98 13-15, F Apr 1

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    Feeling good is so ephemeral for me. This morning I was depressed and anxious. This afternoon I was depressed in the pits of despair. When I'm like that the smallest tasks are...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly 36-40, F Mar 20