I Am Never Enough

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 177 People

    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

    Everyone always has excuses.

    Even my 'friends' don't want to be with me. I'm just not enough for anyone.
    100PercentMe 100PercentMe
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 10, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    May 6, 2015

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

    Everything is tough. Waking up is tough.

    I know I'm never enough, that's tough.
    whyusteens whyusteens
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Feb 12, 2008

    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

    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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