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I Am Not Good Enough

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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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    TwitchTheWonderKid42 TwitchTheWonderKid42 18-21 Jan 13

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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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    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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    I'm worthless. Not good enough

    for anyone. I know I'll be alone for the rest of my life because I have no friends and no one who gives a **** about me. No one deserves me in their life....why am I even still alive
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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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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    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 3 Responses Aug 4

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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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    Im Just Not

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

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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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    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 other ppl but not me! That pretty much tells me I wasn't good enough! We had fought about it & I almost walk away, he didn't want to let me go...
    ncsweetfem ncsweetfem 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 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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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 A's or go into research. I used to feel pressure to be good enough but I realized that it will never happen. Now i just...
    nikkiiic nikkiiic 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10

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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 1 Response Apr 27

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 people, I can either be friendly or a *****, but they never get to my core. I have only open up with two guys and both of them met...
    simplyfuckit simplyfuckit 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 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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    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...
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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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    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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    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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    Just sometimes i feel like i am not good enough for people. I do not know why i feel like that but it happens. I guess i just have to continue to work on myself and hopefully that...
    tristonRy tristonRy 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    I am having a really emotional day today. I feel like I am not good enough for my mentor. he is awesome. He makes me laugh. He is a good person. He's amazing in every way and...
    SouthernBella89 SouthernBella89 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 4

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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 feel like I'm not good enough for anyone or anything :/ :P
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    English men make me feel like I'm not good enough for them. I reach out to connect and make friends. They treat me like I am lowlife scum
    pawprints1968 pawprints1968 46-50, F Oct 8

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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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    Have you ever felt the horrible feeling where you feel like you aren't good enough? No matter how much the people who care about you say otherwise, you still feel that overwhelming...
    Julia22514 Julia22514 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Whenever I think someone is attractive the very next thought in my head is that you are so stupid stop thinking that Bcuz you are clearly not good enough.
    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Im sorry im not good enough 😖
    bitchhtripinnXD bitchhtripinnXD 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Everything I do turns to ****. Try to be a good person but I'm just crap at it.
    aussiegirl2014 aussiegirl2014 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Im not good for anything. im a bad friend I need to be quiet. Everything meeds to be a secret. The only thing I should do is help. If someone needs me. Ill listen But dont say...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 3

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