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I Am Never Enough

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 186 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm never happy. Not like depression unhappy. I just feel like it's never enough. I've been divorced for about 3 years. I hated my ex husband and always was unhappy in my marriage...
    Politegirl Politegirl 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I honestly don't know what else I can do and say to get the same attention that everybody else gets when they text or call or anything at all. I try to do what I can and I try to...
    jdavid1979 jdavid1979 31-35, M Mar 29

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    Ive never been good enough for anyone. Boys ever since middle school didn't think I was good enough because I was fat and unpopular. Girls didn't want to be my friend because I do...
    clamsbeestrees clamsbeestrees 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    10 Daily Habits That Will Give You Incredible Willpower: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle. Success is a lot of...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I really never understands why do I always like someone who I can never be good enough. I am not being too depressed or wanting sympathy. But I never had anyone telling me that he...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F Apr 4

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    It's taken me a long time to get around to writing this letter. I've been putting it off for years, to be honest. I suppose that I was waiting for you to get in touch with me. An...
    courtney24850 courtney24850 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I'm originally from Queens, New York and when my family and I moved down to South Carolina in 1997, children here until I was about 14 years old, always used to say I was white on...
    Princey88 Princey88 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    So, been arguing on & off with my girlfriend today .... I'm with a programme for my alcohol dependency/binge drinking. I'm with an organisation that helps me rebuild my confidence...
    TrustxxIssues TrustxxIssues 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    i think it's other people who make me feel like i'm never good enough... i think you hear it/experience it enough and so then it must be true.
    EchoWasNotMeantToBeSeen EchoWasNotMeantToBeSeen 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    Marine fires are one of the most dangerous ones in history. Sailing isolated in the open seas with no shore present up to hundreds of miles, there is very little the crew can do to...
    michaeltailor michaeltailor 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    This came from a story on Facebook. An elderly mother saying goodbye to her daughter, probably for the last time they would see each other because of the mothers age and distance...
    hapsoul hapsoul 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have never known anyone who actually believed that I was enough. Everyone always leaves in the end.
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    If being black means to be ghetto, loud, rude, uneducated, closed-minded, & thuggish then NO I will never be black enough. My diet consists of fruit, rice, noodles, seafood & cake...
    noodle425 noodle425 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    It's a nagging constant feeling that I have that I'm never good enough for anyone. Low self esteem and a serious lack of confidence definitely messes a person up.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 17

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    No one ever gives a **** about me or what I want. friends that i am close to and that i have spent so much time with find it so easy to just push me aside. im never the first one...
    rowanoaks rowanoaks 16-17, T a week ago

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    Nothing I ever do lives up to my mother's expectations I have made it a habit of her screaming at me and talking me down Ill always hate myself for not being enough
    maleeny maleeny 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I wouldn't survive in jail. I'd never sleep, and I'd loose my mind from boredom being confined to a cell most of the day. I wouldn't take a shower because there's no way I'm going...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    i love kids, i really do. i just never want to get pregnant and give birth lol :) more then likley i'll adopt when i'm old enough and financially stable. i'm thinking about...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    It's so strange.. How could you miss someone that you never met? The distance sucks, but at the same time I feel scared, what if something go wrong? What if one of us get too much...
    MrZenigata MrZenigata 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 9

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    Why is it that always I have to understand .. let it b my parents .. my sis .. my boyfriend.. my friends .. my family .. everything is like "U shuld understand " what about my...
    kash52 kash52 18-21, F Apr 10

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    When I want him he runs. When I don't want him he try to catch me and when he catches me he runs. They think they're too good for me. I never think I'm too good for them. Being...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 18

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    I may be young compared to other people, but I hate when people tell me that I don't know some things- like I couldn't possibly know what "love" is, or what my view is on some...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 27

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    I can´t give you much, BUT i can give you all my love...... I may be ugly, BUT my heart is beautiful...... i´m not that strong, BUT i promise you i´ll be strong enough to catch...
    VarioCA VarioCA 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    1. I think I'll have a salad 2. There are too many deer heads in here. 3. I'll have fruit instead of biscuits and gravy 4. Trim the fat off my steak. 5. I don't like little Debbie...
    Josh1978 Josh1978 36-40, M 4 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm 28. I had a sort of boyfriend when I was 17 but it wasn't serious, I just wanted someone to look after me. He still says he loves me. I don't get out enough to meet people and...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    A few things about me... I leave disjointed pieces of myself all over the Internet. I do not have multiple personalities in a schizophrenic sense, but I am tired of the separation...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    baaah ....i was hurt so bad because of that ...i dont know if i dont desurve hus love so i'm not good enought or hes just toooo selfish and rude
    salmax99 salmax99 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I feel the same way. like there's always going to be something about me that is a complete deal breaker. I don't think I'm ugly or annoying or anything but I feel like no one is...
    shamrok11 shamrok11 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I am so strange around guys that I am the least bit attracted to. The irony is that most of my friends are guys. I know guys think I am cute but I am too hardcore and not enough...
    BigHairDontCare BigHairDontCare 16-17 4 Responses Apr 10

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    I remember during graduation we all hated each other so much and we all kept saying under our breaths how ready we were to leave. Now even when I bump into my classmates randomly...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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