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I Am Tired Of Trying To Be "perfect" For Everyone

Have you ever just been fed up with living up to everyones expectations and yet still not being good enough? Share your story here. 216 People

    The "good" Child - My parents have 3 daughter me being the youngest. I have always been the "good" one. I've never done drugs & I wasnt into partying. One of my sisters...
    jmecovington jmecovington 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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    I am a self harmer I used to be on the brink of being anorexic I used to be bulimic I get depressed sometimes I punch walls I rip phone books I smile I laugh I cry I joke I learn...
    lennie4 lennie4 13-15, F Jan 6

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    It's Been So Long.. - Exactly that. It's been so long. The last time I remembered being truly myself, not caring what people think, carrying on with my life without a care in the...
    123IMissYou321 123IMissYou321 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2013

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    No Point - I really don't see a point in pretending everything is okay when in plain truth nothing is okay. Put a nice big smile on my face. I am so ****** tired of acting like my...
    animalwatcher animalwatcher 18-21, F Jul 20, 2011

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    Don'T Wanna Do It Anymore - I just wanna be myself again, I'm tired of acting like someone I'm not. There has only been one person, a guy who has saw the real me and he liked me...
    Thatgirl8654 Thatgirl8654 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2013

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    Share Thoughts Please..... - I took a stroll down a well traveled road, Wondering where I'm going It is the place they told me to go Directions in my pocket to a place I've never...
    mdstudent17 mdstudent17 18-21, M Mar 4, 2013

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    Mostly For Men... - Men that don't give two ***** about me. I've been known to give my all in relationships, and I don't usually get half of what I give back. I try to be the best...
    lookwhaticando lookwhaticando 22-25, F Nov 29, 2013

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    Whose To Judge? - "Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect and I don't live to be. But, before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean...
    NoFinalConflict NoFinalConflict 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    Just a few more months until graduation; I hope. I've been contemplating on dropping out and joining the army; I just can't do this anymore. I do not want to come home anymore; it...
    xoelizabethhroe xoelizabethhroe 18-21, F Jan 26

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    I Try Too Hard - I am sick of trying to be the perfect kid, my parents always hated me regardless, so what the fuckk is the point? Just today I was called worthless by mother...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 30, 2010

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    Giving Up - Sometimes it feels like I can't take it anymore that life is just to much it feels like I'm suffocating like every single piece of happiness in me is slowly dying and...
    Lely914 Lely914 18-21, F 1 Response May 9, 2012

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    Trying To Be Perfect And Acting As If I'm Too Good For Everyone Else Has Left Me Without Friends And Many Insecurities. - Trying to be perfect and acting as if i'm too good for...
    absentia absentia 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2012

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    My life sucks. My boyfriend cheated on me while I was sick and in.. A hospital.. Anyways, I'm just not blonde and skinny and blue eyed and like her? I wasn't good enough, I'm a...
    AshToAshes AshToAshes 16-17, F Dec 14, 2013

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    Its Complex But Yeh - I am tired of looking perfect for everyone and stuffed up for everyone else!!!
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jun 17, 2011

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    Little Me... - People's ignorance rattles my cage especially when it comes to people with mental health. For years i suffered with my mental health, i ended up making the biggest...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Aug 26, 2013

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    Everyone says its ok to be imperfect when they judge you behind your back for being imperfect. They say that it will all go away when it won't. They say it will all stop once...
    truthtobetold truthtobetold 13-15, F Feb 9

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    I Am Tired, I Want A Happy Life - All my life i tried to please everyone, i know how to give almost everything but no one appears to be willing to reciprocate the gesture. Give and...
    inspirehub99 inspirehub99 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    I'm in an extremely fragile state with everything going on in my life. On top of it all, i'm behind in school and stressed to the extreme with trying to be the perfect person for...
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    being the nice guy has it benefits, but lately has been nothing but useless. im sick and tired of being there for everyone, helping others and offering my self to help. It doesnt...
    positiveperson10 positiveperson10 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I'm so tired. This isn't a post about self-harm, it's just a post about being so damn tired. Of pushing and pushing. Of having to be so, so strong. Being so, so alone. All the time...
    RubyLemon RubyLemon 22-25 1 Response Mar 17

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    I am so done. I'm tired of always been depressed. I'm tired of never being good enough for anybody. I'm tired of always coming in second place to my friends. I'm tired of being the...
    unfaiir unfaiir 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Everytime we make plans he seems to have some excuse for bailing. He doesn't text me for weeks, sometimes months. I know he cheated but I chose to forgive him and move on, so why...
    mitted mitted 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    There's a difference between blocking the negative people in your life and helping people go through a time in their life that is negative towards them. The person isn't being...
    MorbidRainbow MorbidRainbow 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I am tired of waiting around for the guy I like to make up his mind whether he wants to be with me or not. Sometimes there's something going on, sometimes he can be really cold...
    roxie1145 roxie1145 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm in high school and I guess I've been "depressed" since freshman year... had a few therapists but I never told them how I felt about myself, just the situation around me. I...
    adams0 adams0 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I am here to tell you about me, my vision and my reality. I'm looking for three women and two men to join me in leaving society. Leaving it all behind and building a community of...
    leaving6622 leaving6622 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am here to tell you about me, my vision and my reality. I'm looking for three women and two men to join me in leaving society. Leaving it all behind and building a community of...
    leaving6622 leaving6622 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    (Didn't know where else to post it) 😜 Lately I've been thinking with all my issues - (Anxiety, Depression, Emotion Scars, De-Sensitization, PTSD) that I have been through a...
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    There are so many times I wish I could find that right girl. Whenever I hear from people close to me say they have finally have a b/f or g/f, it seems like I am the one that is...
    Barefooter25 Barefooter25 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I've been battling a meth addiction for awhile now I don't know what it is maybe it's the way it lifts me up makes me confident I don't even know anymore I started using 2 and a...
    nnawata nnawata 16-17, F Mar 22

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    I am tired of working hard for little pay. I am tired of the workers that are paid more, aren't qualified and don't care. I am annoyed that I work hard and he doesn't. I am...
    blicky1234 blicky1234 22-25, M Mar 23

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    Are you looking forward to the latest design and best fabric sarees for you? In this case, if you are really interested to buy the perfect one for you then you should try to...
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    All the people that work at the group home for disabled people that I work at are either in a relationship, engaged, or married. They all have found the perfect guy/girl for them...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    He wanted to know how I was feeling...and he can't handle it. He has stalked me, lied to me, spied on me, accused me, screamed at me....but I cannot blame him. He's tired of being...
    secretsnvrtobetold secretsnvrtobetold 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I always do. Whether it's eating, time with friends and family, or a date, I always believe there's something to look forward to. Even when I'm down in the dumps and not having...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M Mar 21

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    While I have broken this rule in the past (usually when extremely lonely), I probably won't start up a conversation with you myself. Several reasons for this, I suppose: -I don't...
    TragicMonkey TragicMonkey 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I know it's over...I do. I know that whatever we had, that connection, is now gone. I know that it will never be like that again. I'm trying not to contact you for silly reasons...
    Arcavala Arcavala 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am a strong believer that everything happens for a reason. May it be loss, so you could be keep moving forward when you're scared of something you think you cant live without...
    Toothfairy08 Toothfairy08 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Being a Stepmom hurts. I am trying to completely forgive SD for her hateful and hurtful comments and actions. So, I am putting my feelings on the line to possibly be hurt again. SD...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I dont know if this post is still working, but I want/need to share my story. I was married to a guy who was a psycho when I was not even 18. Coming from India, thats like a death...
    kindredspirit75 kindredspirit75 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    What does it feel like if you're trying so hard but you know it killing you and breaking you so much but you dont wanna give up and let go? Hurts right? Im trying so hard to be...
    Amature14 Amature14 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    i know im not perfect i truly do but i feel worse then usual. its not my normal self esteem issues it the fact that heat rash is on my face because im running a fever! or that i...
    Anicia47 Anicia47 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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