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I Am Not Good Enough

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    I can't manage any situation right.

    I let my wife down in some way EVERY day and leave her frustrated with me. I procrastinate as I'd rather do nothing than do something and get it wrong - I nearly always get it wrong. I've been like this all my life and my wife is realising only now after 16 years that...
    smashtopieces smashtopieces 36-40, M Jan 11

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    Not Good Enough

    im not good enough, but i pretend to be. people think im happy. people dont know the first thing about me. i want to disappear.
    Taybay21 Taybay21 16-17 3 Responses May 31, 2009

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    Never Enough...

    I've never felt so useless in my life. Nothing I ever do is good enough. No matter how much I starve or cut it's never enough. I'm not writing this for attention, I just simply need to vent right now. It just seems like when I reach a goal it's never good enough for myself or...
    YourDisasterInEverAfter YourDisasterInEverAfter 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6, 2012

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    20 Footer

    The other day (for work) a shop asked, for fun, what grade I would give a car they had in their shop ('Vette Stingray). For those who don't know, classic cars can be graded from 1-6. 1 is a mint, garaged, trailered car. Basically an A+. Down to a 6, which is basically a parts car...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 26, 2013

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    My boyfriend texted a girl saying "you have

    really pretty eyes.they were blueish this morning. They were mesmerizing" she said "what color are your girlfriends eyes?" He says " I think brown." I'm so hurt that my eyes are not as great as this persons eyes, but to not give me compliments like that hurts a lot.
    megazombiequeen megazombiequeen 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    No matter how hard I try

    or how good I am I will never be good enough. It will never happen or ever exist. Sometimes I imagine it will be but in reality it won't be. That makes me so depressed and upset with myself because I can't do anything about it.
    truthtobetold truthtobetold 13-15, F Mar 3

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    I feel that I am not good enough

    because I have friends that would talk to their other friends over me and treats me like a complete stranger sometimes.. My ex broke up with me and left me for someone else and I think it's due to her thinking I'm just not that good enough it makes me sad thinking about the past...
    JeffGordonfan24ever JeffGordonfan24ever 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    When Will I Get It Right..

    It's taken me quite a journey to get where I am today, I have a loving, caring, compassionate, nurturing nature.. I'm honest, loyal and enjoy a good laugh. I don't take life over seriously any more and handle everything in my stride... Yet the one thing I long for I cannot...
    primnproper primnproper 46-50, F 15 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    Ever since I was younger I have always been

    picked on.. If it wasn't at school it was at home. I never learned how to really defend myself but when I do I feel regretful inside, I begin to feel bad. People always bullied me about my height and how 'weird' I was and until this day people still do and I am 19 years old. I...
    estdec6th estdec6th 18-21, F 1 Response May 22

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    Why aren't I good enough?

    Good enough as a daughter, good enough as a friend, good enough as a girlfriend, good enough as an employee, good enough as a writer, good enough as a student? Good enough as anything?. Why am I just not good enough? Is it because I'm overweight? Is it because I'm ugly? Is it...
    IAmTheAngelOfDeath IAmTheAngelOfDeath 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    I Am The Doctor

    I have recently been watching Doctor Who. And I think the reason I love it so much are the parallels I draw between me and the Doctor. First off, I know this is absolutely retarded. Trust me, I hate when people say "I am so totally this character from so-and-so!" But here goes...
    Markeyssc Markeyssc 18-21, M May 23, 2013

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    TwitchTheWonderKid42 TwitchTheWonderKid42 18-21 Jan 13

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    Not By Far

    I am not _____ enough. smart, pretty, funny, interesting, chill, girly, outgoing, calm, skinny, cool, reserved, secretive, forward, friendly, prepared, sexy, close, healthy, sane, patient, open, happy, lucky, worth, strong, polite, normal, short, musically inclined, old, young...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2011

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    Yeah

    i sort of need to be given guidelines bc i've never known when to stop or how to direct myself productively i'm just hard on myself to the pt where i end up losing my mind (oops too late)
    stillimunprepared4you stillimunprepared4you 22-25 Mar 1, 2012

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    I Was Wondering When This One Would Show...

    Hey, it's true. I'm not, and it's been proven to me countless times. Not anything I can do though. You're the judge, am I guilty as charged?
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    I Don't Deserve....

    ...to be loved. ...to say what I think. ...to say what I feel. ...to be happy. ...to be pretty. ...to succeed in my dream job. ...to succeed in anything. ...the friends I have. ...my family's love. ...anything at all......
    moonlit1 moonlit1 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    Never

    I don't desrve to be loved...because I will never be good enough. It doesn't matter how hard I try, I always fail....I am a failure. my boyfriend told me that I'm too fat for him...and i know that i will never be thin enough. there is nothing that i can ever do right....
    screamingsilently screamingsilently 18-21, F Mar 19, 2011

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    Will I Ever Be Good Enough?

    This has been eating at me for so long now. I don't know what to do and so I've come to the internet to dump my problem. I am in love with this girl. We've been dating for a little over a year and a half. She says she loves me too and we've talked about marriage. We usually...
    Oathbreaker Oathbreaker 22-25, M May 22, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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    Never Goes My Way Alot Of Times....

    It seems like every girl that's ever talked to me will ALWAYS come and talk to me about their problems with other men. I always give them the impression that they can come to me for anything....and a lot of times they claim to appreciate it. But never do any of these women who...
    NeoBatou NeoBatou 22-25, M Jul 6, 2011

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    I Have Had Enough

    Everyone I meet tells me that I'm great and that Im special. But then, they always hurt me and leave me or force me to leave them. Why does this keep happening. Its like once they get to know me, I'm no longer special. Unworthy, dirty, or just not enough. Am I not Pretty...
    loudsilence1 loudsilence1 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2013

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    I'm starting to believe

    that this is true. I'm always the last choice. I'm the girl that a guy will hit up when all his other girls fall thru. I'm the friend that people only chill with when they can't find better plans. I'm the girl that gets pushed to the side and forgotten. For once I want to be the...
    Robin1226 Robin1226 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I Will Never Be Enough

    I have never been good enough. I can't make anyone happy. And the ones who have loved me I've walked all over because all I care about is myself. And now I am in a relationship with someone who proves to me I am not even worth getting a full-time job for. We live in a very...
    pixiesky pixiesky 26-30, F Sep 6, 2009

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    I know that nobody’s perfect.

    I know that to expect myself to be is ridiculous. But I can’t help it. I have so many great things and people in my life that I don’t deserve at all. I’ve not done one thing in my life to make me even close to worthy of all of the luxuries I’m afforded. I'm not good...
    colaut colaut 16-17, F Jun 16

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    When It Hits...

    Knowing you are not good enough and that you will never be, no matter how hard you try, how much you hope and how much you give just to be enough, hurts like hell. I have been feeling this way for quite some time. It is so damn painful and yet it makes me feel like I am not...
    forbiddenchick forbiddenchick 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    For as long as I can remember I have never been

    the relationship girl I'm just the one guys are attractive to but I'm apparently not good enough to be committed with. From day one this guy in middle school he hid the fact that he liked me and only wanted to hang with me when no one was around. Eric this guy I dated in high...
    chanelnococo chanelnococo 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    I Feel like i am not good enough for people i like . They always choose other people over me.
    Marieeeee Marieeeee 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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    Often I Think This

    I have heard from some people "don't be too hard for yourself". I'm trying to understand and live the advice. Sometimes my mind wanders off into perversion, which sometimes leads to an action which brings trouble. I still get paranoid quickly. I know what helps though: God, a...
    scribbleart scribbleart 22-25, M Oct 10, 2013

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    My Confession

    I am the least motivated person I know. I constantly procrastinate everything, and avoid working on school work to the best of my ability. I have always done this. When I am working, I lose interest quickly, and find ways, excuses, and justifications to not work. I wish that one...
    Markeyssc Markeyssc 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2012

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    You Are Good Enough

    An amazing TED talks a new friend showed me. I recommend it if your feeling not good enough. www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html
    Buddahpat314 Buddahpat314 22-25, M Jul 27, 2013

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    I lose, and fight, and work.

    I crawled up out of the dirt to get to where I am today. And I'm still not enough in their eyes to be treated without hate. I never will be. I hate myself for how much they hate me. I'm impossible to love, and I can't be happy because I'm simply too hard on myself and too...
    xfgdzhczf xfgdzhczf 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Im Just Not

    I never feel good enough for anyone.
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2012

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    Not Even Close...

    ...in fact, I'm so far from being good enough that it has actually started to lap me.
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I'm new at this but I have a lot on my mind and need other people to hear what I have to say. Do you ever think you're not good enough? You fall in love and get your heart broken...
    notg00denough notg00denough 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Yep, I usually wish I were good enough. Then again, it would remove the purpose of fancying someone - it's life's way of telling you exactly who you're not good enough to have. I'd...
    Nexile90 Nexile90 22-25, M Aug 8

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    I wish I was good enough so I wouldn't wake up every morning feeling disgusted, and I wish I was good enough so he wouldn't talk to other girls...
    hebrokemyheart99 hebrokemyheart99 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    This a major problem for me, all the time. I feel like crap over this. Imagine me, living in a small town with a school of maybe 200 people K-12 grades. And always having this...
    lportra24 lportra24 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Okai where to start basically I have this cousin I love so much she Is also my best friend which makes me and her so close. But every single guy I like ends up liking her. I always...
    PhoebeIsMe PhoebeIsMe 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    And you wonder why I don't think I'm good enough. You say all these nice thins like "you're drop dead gorgeous and I'm glad I got to you first and even though we're an hour away...
    notg00denough notg00denough 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I was in a relationship for four months. A few weeks ago, it all ended. My ex-boyfriend just gave-up on me, lied about being happy with me the last two months, and bitched about a...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I wasn't good enough for him. He wasn't emotionally available to me but was to others. If a guy wants to be with you, he will - no excuses. I was a doormat but truly that's not...
    alchemyh2o alchemyh2o 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    No matter what I do and how well I do it, it's still never enough for anybody. I'm the ****** friend and a horrible daughter even though all I do is try and please everybody, not...
    iflipppppp iflipppppp 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I always feel like I'm not good enough I am a nice person very friendly but it seems like the people who are mean get everything I'm seeing people I used to go to school with...
    fairycake1 fairycake1 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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    I wish i was good enough, but i'm not. Never was and never will be
    BleedingAngel BleedingAngel 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Sometimes I wonder why my 'friends' talk bad about me, but then I remember I'm not good enough for any of them.
    therealsydster therealsydster 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Growing into life , proceeding each day to come and it's like I'm not good enough . Every time I have an idea I'm scared to tell because then is when I get the questions : why do...
    insanebeauty insanebeauty 22-25, F Aug 7

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    I feel that people don't care about what I do, and that nothing I do is ever good enough.
    mhLILRED mhLILRED 22-25, F Aug 8

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    There is this really funny, really understanding, really incredibly beautiful girl that lives down the street from me in the same neighborhood. We have had on and off crushes on...
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    There is this really funny, really understanding, really incredibly beautiful girl that lives down the street from me in the same neighborhood. We have had on and off crushes on...
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M Aug 10

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    So i've been in a relationship with this guy for 9 months & yesterday, he broke up with me because i was bisexual. Being bisexual may or may not be a phase for me, but then he told...
    xxbangbangxx xxbangbangxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I feel like I can't ever get anyone because of the way I look or act. I'm self conscious about myself at times. I feel like I am overweight (170 lbs) and I feel ugly on the outside...
    KenKitty KenKitty 16-17, F a week ago

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