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I Am Never Enough

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses May 6

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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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    The feeling of not being loved and respected the way I should be is what I really want.That's all I ask. Is it really that hard to do? I am a decent person; I am not perfect, as I...
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    I often feel like everyone else is good enough by just being who they are. But I try so hard every day and can never ever make it.
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    I don't deserve you, I know. But have I lost you? I just keep ******* up don't I? God, I need you, my light. Please forgive me, or try to. I'm nothing if I'm not human, I'm deeply...
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    I hate people who do this. They make u feel nothing...losers and unworthy of even life. I hade a lot of fake friends who used me...and teased me. I experienced racism a lot...
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    I know I have... but I do not know how many... I found out when my dad's other woman sent my mom a message saying that my dad left her with their child and that she needs my dad...
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    I have always felt this way. Even as a child. I've never been good enough for anyone really. Not my friends, family nor to any of my boyfriends I have ever had. I'm just not ever...
    laurenzerbe laurenzerbe 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    This is a really long story, but I wanted to get out of my head. If no one reads it, at least I was able to put my thoughts and memories down. I have never been in a official...
    fluteplayer1519 fluteplayer1519 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I have a habit of falling to hard and falling to fast and getting my hopes up for something that won't last...
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