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I Am Never Enough

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 178 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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    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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    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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    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

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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

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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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    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 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

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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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    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 21-25, F 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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    So... lol.. yesterday I was hanging out with a good friend of mine. We went to get milktea and afterwards he walked me to my car. He asked me out on a date. Which I agreed to going...
    Idreamtowaketofindthefate Idreamtowaketofindthefate 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I grew up in an area where most people were a part of the lower class. The people there couldn't afford luxuries, although it seemed like they never really had any financial...
    Celal Celal 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    He has no idea that since September, my world circles around him. Were he ever to find that out, it would drive him far, far away, to a place where I'd never see him again. One...
    Ellenaria Ellenaria 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    I don't think I'll ever be good enough...I'll never amount to much...I'll always just be someones option...I'll never be good enough....
    throwawaychild throwawaychild 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 27

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    For what? I don't know...everything I guess. I'm not cool or interesting enough for friends. I'm not pretty and skinny enough for a boyfriend. I'm not smart enough to get straight...
    nikkiiic nikkiiic 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    Seriously......I've had enough......I can't take any more of his stupid, lame excuses and attempts at guilting me. Am I the only one who sees the ridiculousness in this??? He...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 8 Responses Oct 5

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    I never wanted to live... I'm just causing problems for everybody. I can't do anything right. I'm a failure. Now I know you don't think I can't do anything right but I'm freaking...
    alilight alilight 13-15, F 11 Responses Oct 14

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    I’ve never been kissed and I see my friend kiss her boyfriend almost everyday. I don’t want to say anything since it feels like I’m the only one out there who hasn't.
    princess9800 princess9800 13-15, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    And literally nothing turns me on more than seeing a baby bump. All I need is to feel one and I'm sure my obsession will cool down. But I've only seen pregnant strangers, never any...
    SecretObsessions SecretObsessions 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    I ate a deer once and i said i never would and it was probably the most disgusting thing i have ever eaten *i was tricked*
    Kitry Kitry 13-15, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I'm almost 17 and I've never been kissed, had a boyfriend or girlfriend, or even had someone show interest in me. As a result of this(along with a few other issues), I've developed...
    libbyizard libbyizard 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    There's this funny thing in life. People needed people. You, me, everyone else relies on someone for comfort and to be happy with life. I don't really know about anything that...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    When I was with my bf sometime I'm not good enough to him nc I feel I wasn't pleasing him, he always talk about his best friend wife blah blah, or other ppl I gets so mad! He help...
    ncsweetfem ncsweetfem 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    Wow. Never done this before. Please no harsher than necessary judgement... Where to begin? Easy-really never planned for kids. Was married five years to very successful...
    canirunaway canirunaway 46-50, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    After my bf cheated on me I decided to forgive him and to work on us but ever since then I never feel like I'm good enough for him.
    jasou31 jasou31 18-21, F Sep 26

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    I'm not good enough for anyone. They all leave me. They love me for a while, but before things get going they dispose me like some kind of garbage. I don't open up very fast to...
    simplyfuckit simplyfuckit 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    17 years old, there's one thing in life I want to experience even if it's just once. There's two things we have the closest to magic disney and love. Sometimes I wonder if it's my...
    libb3yjan3 libb3yjan3 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I feel like everything I do is wrong or not good enough. I never get the results I want and I fell like everyone is disappointed on me.
    TeresaChanaki TeresaChanaki 13-15, F Oct 12

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    Up until I became a teenager life was easy and do I ever miss my childhood. Now Life is too hard for me to keep up with and never have I ever experienced hardship like this before...
    IJustNeedABreak IJustNeedABreak 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I'm never good enough in anything, i fail at socializing, i fail at studies, i fail at talking to someone, i fail at meeting and talking with dad's guests, i fail at everything...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    So I've decided I'm probably never gonna marry. I love my job and it keeps me traveling (to were I'm never home for more than a month at a time) so my relationships fail apart fast...
    KnoxvilleStrong KnoxvilleStrong 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am 17 years old and I've never had a boyfriend, I haven't even had a guy tell me I was pretty. I feel really insecure about my self and my image towards other people... I don't...
    chelseaalexis18 chelseaalexis18 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 30

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    I was with this boy for almost a year...and then he told me he only wanted sex and never cared about me said all the right things said he wanted to marry me and have a family and...
    hatemylife1234 hatemylife1234 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    When I asked you to talk the other day, you said, "I've already heard everything you have to say." How can that be? I may have said things that you didn't want to hear, and now...
    overtherainbow47 overtherainbow47 41-45, M Sep 29

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    Okay... Here we go... Painful confession time: I am 28 and have never had a boyfriend, been on a date, or even been kissed. I was overweight my whole life, and I'm actually...
    pianodreams pianodreams 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    People tell me i'm pretty. They comment on my Instagram selfies with heart eyes. My friends and family say i'm beautiful. But i'll never believe it. I don't care how many times you...
    Theonlyreason Theonlyreason 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    It came to reading a post about how EP resembles more of an adult chat site than an experience sharing site to make me look at what my profile says. While it is true that I escape...
    roleplayerjust4fun roleplayerjust4fun 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    I never really had the need to start with them, hell i don't even smoke. I do drink, but moderately. I'm weird enough already so i don't need anything else to make me feel more...
    Crazycoral84 Crazycoral84 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I do drink, but I have never drank so much that i got drunk. I always like to be in control of myself, so i drink just enough to be tipsy, but not totally drunk. I want to remember...
    Crazycoral84 Crazycoral84 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Never found anything I like to drink enough of in order to get drunk!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I try to think otherwise but it does not work. I guess I've been limiting myself a lot by not giving myself a chance with people because I don't feel I'm good enough but I just do...
    Awhiteorchid Awhiteorchid 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    True enough. Can't imagine ever wanting to.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Sep 26

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    What's the point of being happy when eventually you know it'll be gone soon enough and replaced by the harsh realities of our lives?
    whatsthepointt whatsthepointt 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    There's a guy I've had a crush on for 8 years. I know he used to have a crush on me, but I feel like he's tired of me and I just feel so sad and lonely. He doesn't make an effort...
    lulu373 lulu373 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    My sister wants to go to the movies with her friends so she asks my mom and my m said she can go but she has to ask my dad for money. So the brat goes and asks for chores so she...
    secrets1can2be3told secrets1can2be3told 16-17, F Oct 3

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    We met briefly back in '80 I think. You were the young lady wearing that enormous duffle coat! I was the quiet,thoughtful lad. The one who had endless ideas whenever you put the...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 4

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    I don't feel good enough for anything especially when it comes to relationships. My boyfriend is very successful and has a wonderful personality. I always seem to let him down...
    lesha17x lesha17x 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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