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I Am Never Enough

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 190 People

    For Myself

    It's funny how no matter what I do, no matter how much I do, I'm never enough for myself.  How does a person's self esteem get that low?  Growing up, my family wasn't perfect, but they loved me.  There were a few things here and there that I know ate away at my...
    goddessone goddessone 41-45, F 9 Responses Mar 19, 2008

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    To You

    I am never enough. The best thing I can do is just move on because I can never make you change your mind. 
    reset reset 18-21, F Jan 20, 2011

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    It's been a bit better lately.

    Not good - not even close - but easier then it's been in a while. I mean, I haven't hurt myself in over a week! That's probably a record. But now... I can feel myself slipping again. At least this time I wasn't stupid enough to think my being okay would last. My mind's screaming...
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21 13-15, F 1 Response May 6

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    I feel deserted. I don't see my friends

    for months and the times when I've tried to make contact, they always have an excuse but it all comes down to, "Sorry, there are a lot of other things that are more important than you." All I want is to have somebody be there for me, and vice versa. I've never been able to...
    sayhellnotobs sayhellnotobs 26-30, F Jul 10, 2014

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    Never Enough

    It feels like I am never a good enough mother,daughter or sister. Sometimes I just want to shut myself away and tell everyone to go away. I am slowly losing it, I feel like no one understands that I don't mean to be the way I am. It just seems like I am never enough. It's...
    bufy1981 bufy1981 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2009

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    Depending On Who You Talk To.

    The acceptence that I'm never going to be enough in the eyes of my family, is actually freeing, in a way. I am more than enough, in my eyes, and that's what's important to me and my life.
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 31, 2008

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    Sometimes- very rarely,

    but sometimes- something good happens, and for a day or two I feel blissfully, stupidly optimistic. I delude myself into thinking that maybe things will be okay again. And then it wears off, and I'm left wondering how I could have been so naïve as to believe that it would last...
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Everyone always has excuses.

    Even my 'friends' don't want to be with me. I'm just not enough for anyone.
    100PercentMe 100PercentMe 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2014

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    It's So Old

    i can't do it all. i think my husband married the wrong person. i don't know why my kids think i have an unlimited supply of...physical energy, mental energy, answers, companionship, tolerance, strength...i'm sure there's more. my husband wants me to work, keep the house clean...
    bowieblue99 bowieblue99 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2008

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    Never Have Been Don't Suppose I Ever Will Be

    i was never enuf at any time in my life.  and that doesn't look like it's gonna change any time soon.  as a mother, i feel like a complete and utter failure--incompetent as hell, never doing the right thing.  when i go out in public, i'm the one that gets all the...
    trixi trixi 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 12, 2008

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    And I Think That I'll Never Be

    my family thinks im second rate.  somehow i wanted to be the best in their eyes. my friends left me. i just wanted us to be friends for as long as we live.  maybe it's a cartoon-influenced mindset, but whatever, i think it's good.  but then it doesn't happen...
    MeoNLyBeTtEr MeoNLyBeTtEr 18-21, F Feb 12, 2008

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    Whatever I Do

    Whatever I do, my sister does it better. also, whatever I do there is always something I didn't do or could have done better. it never fails.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F Feb 19, 2008

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    Everything is tough. Waking up is tough.

    I know I'm never enough, that's tough.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2014

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    We are supposed to not value ourselves based on others'...but noone tell me how to do that. Now, 30 years down my life, I am lost in painful experiences, when friendS left me, when...
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    rosesheart rosesheart 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I feel like I am never good enough for him and that my ex best friend is better. But all she do is flirt with other guys, make love with another guy, and cheat on him. I don't want...
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    I am 40 years old and I have been through a lot in my life. From my mother wanting to leave me at the hospital when I was born to being in several abusive relationship. I even had...
    Jackiecarter Jackiecarter 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i am always the last one to be picked at every group activity possible and i was never anyone's first choice and i'm tired of feeling like that it's really tiring yknow why can't i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't ever feel like I'm good enough.. When it comes to me and my relationship to walking around at school and thinking I'm nothing but meaningless and or worthless. The type of...
    MaayaOliivia07 MaayaOliivia07 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am kind of new to this website so I don't really know how this works but I'll take a shot at it. I just need to say how I feel and put it all out there. Long story short as you...
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    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 1 Response May 3

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    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 2 Responses May 7

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    That was me. Been envious and now I finally think it's enough...hate is overrated and so is love. It's all a form of attachment and is impermanent but the grudge one holds on to...
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    Personally, I feel like I am a great person. But it seems like others just don't see it. I'm rather attractive and a bit on the nerdy side (like anime and video games) so it's not...
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    You'd be surprised at how often I have thought and do think about my prospects of becoming the President of the United States of America. While I realize that this is, I won't say...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12

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    He became my best friend. Before him, I was damaged- mentally and physically. I was bullied severely in grade school. My self esteem and confidence was at an all time low. Yet...
    Hannah102 Hannah102 16-17 23 hrs ago

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    Nothing More Than An Underachiever Growing up in my family was kind of like being a top prospect in the NHL draft, and my 3 older brothers were the other top prospects I was...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M Apr 29

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    frustrated right now and feel so alone and sad. I am a positive person and got all that motivational stuff built in to me over the years of personal growth and such. however today...
    bob926543 bob926543 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    It is hard enough to find clothes that fit me with a 28inch waist never mind anything smaller.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 1 Response May 4

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    That's what I'm afraid of... Not being enough. Not good enough, not smart enough,not pretty enough......
    petya96 petya96 18-21, F 4 Responses May 10

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    to everyone out there... having a crappy day, or a long one, or just haven't had the best of luck. don't give up, never EVER give up. you cant, because people look up to you, I...
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    For once I just want to be enough for real people. I can attract the model...cheerleader type. But the woman with substance....I dont seem to fit the bill. What causes the need...
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    Someone told me to know my own worth but I dont. I can't see it and I can't find it! Where can I find it? On a paper? In the mirror ? Inside myself? Where?? Love isn't everywhere...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 2 Responses May 4

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    why am i not good enough ?? :( im kind caring , allround nice good guy , yet im not good enough :( its heartbreaking :(
    rodwood rodwood 36-40, M May 9

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    If the world had more love, then everyone would be happy. Everyone would help each other because of the love they have for each other. There is so much hate that it truly sadness...
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