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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. 254 People

    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 world, loving my imperfections no matter what. I realized that it's not only been so long, but too long, since I was...
    123IMissYou321 123IMissYou321 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2013

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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 as hard as I try to stay strong to keep going on for those around me I feel my self control slipping away and I...
    Lely914 Lely914 18-21, F 1 Response May 9, 2012

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    I Quit. -_-

    I'm just done, all right? Now I'm a nice person. I'm not unscrupulous or anything, but I'm just done. Why the hell do I have to be perfect for people? I wanna be ME. Unfortunately I STILL can't be me because of my consideration for others. If I think someone has said something...
    NaturistBlanca NaturistBlanca 16-17, M Jul 20, 2013

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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. Thanks mom, love ya' too.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 30, 2010

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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 everyone else has left me without friends and many insecurities. I've realized my only friend is my boyfriend but what will happen when he is gone? I don't have any friends, the last friends I had were from high school (i'm...
    absentia absentia 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2012

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    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 mistakes of my life and not a day goes by when they don't haunt me but i need to be cut some slack. I can say sorry a thousand times but it will not take back...
    Raindrops18 Raindrops18 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 19

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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 been But as I look down the road I can see where I really want to go It's not where they told me to go I tried to get off and...
    mdstudent17 mdstudent17 18-21, M Mar 4, 2013

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    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 are in the county jail right now & the other is in State prison. I have never been in any type of trouble. & i have always tried...
    jmecovington jmecovington 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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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." ~Bob Marley He who seeks perfection in a friend will stay without friends. ~Yiddish Proverb (Yiddish...
    NoFinalConflict NoFinalConflict 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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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 things get better. They say the darkness will go away once you turn on the light. No, it won't.
    truthtobetold truthtobetold 13-15, F Feb 9

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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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    You Have To Find The

    youhave to find the real you before you can make adjustam,ent to meet others need but you also have to keep you
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Aug 14, 2012

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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 life is perfect. I know some people have it worse sure. But doesn't mean I don't have it bad. I don't mean to...
    animalwatcher animalwatcher 18-21, F Jul 20, 2011

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    I always feel as if my family wants the best of

    me and wants me to be how they define the word "perfect". I'm always being told how disappointed people are of me and how they expected better. I've tried and tried to be how they expect, but what my mother expects is much different than what my grandmother expects, which...
    WalkingSadness WalkingSadness 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 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 take is a foundation of a loving and lasting relationship but where is mine!! Common ladies where i'm i going wrong? or guys are you...
    inspirehub99 inspirehub99 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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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. But I ruined it like always. I despise my sister so much for everything she has a great boyfriend and I ruin with all mine and...
    Thatgirl8654 Thatgirl8654 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2013

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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 I listen I talk I help I'm me...
    lennie4 lennie4 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 6

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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 has gotten to the point where I enjoy walking around all day and night just because I am not home to here the insults. I...
    xoelizabethhroe xoelizabethhroe 18-21, F Jan 26

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    I try my best to fit in with my family

    but nothing seems 2 work :'(........ at school its the same i changed my whole image just 4 people 2 like me so one day i went as myself and I'm just ugly!!! i have had boyfriends but none so far that liked me for me.; but my best friend tells me that i have a long path 2 go and...
    christinababy23 christinababy23 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm 16 and I have a daughter. I've been dating the same guy since 2010 when I was 12 and he was 13. I got pregnant when I was 15, she was born 4 months ago and my boyfriend is...
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    Why is it that when we let the person we love see our vulnerability, it gets used against us? Why do we always have to play games even with the one person that means the world to...
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    It seems as though my friends never call me, ask me to do fun things with them. I'm the one they call when they need a phone number or to babysit, but not just ask how I'm doing...
    angkath80 angkath80 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 12

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    So today I saw a guy at the store. He looked great. I feel really ugly since I'm the skinny guy. The man at the store had a great looking body, beautiful hair and the most perfect...
    RY0RY RY0RY 18-21, M Jun 30

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    I am sick and tired of saying sorry for being who I am. Apparently having a strong imagination bothers people around me. It is considered "weird". Being nice, caring and...
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    My first day in 2 weeks where I didn't cut:) I'm tired of hurting myself for my mistakes. It's going to be tough but I'm going to try and stop. I wanna throw away my razors but I...
    NPkid97 NPkid97 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I feel as a 30 year old woman I should be more accomplished I did everything right I've always been there for my family as they have been for me but sometimes I feel like I'm doing...
    feelingstuck30 feelingstuck30 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    This is a long one so bear with me.... It started around November 2011. There were three of us that became very good friends Billy, Amy and me. We just clicked.....I was the...
    Daisy555 Daisy555 41-45, F Jul 19

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    comedian nick swardson had an issue like this which he talked about in his stand up bit; how some oversensitive mother of a retard approached him after a show to say that it's...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 1 day ago

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    I've never felt perfect, and I don't think anyone is. We all have our regrets; but should we base our lives off of mistakes and regrets, no. We should grow and expand our horizons...
    purplepeenwin purplepeenwin 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Why is it so difficult for us to all get along and be friends? Everything I do for them is always taken for granted; but every mistake I make is exaggerated, as if nobody else...
    SensitiveSelf SensitiveSelf 13-15 5 hrs ago

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    I met my wife Sarah in 2008. We met through her friend. We started dating and things were progressing fast, we got engaged and got married in October of 2009. Things were not...
    SimpleGuy77 SimpleGuy77 36-40 1 Response Jul 11

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    ---WARNING: Venting piece, don't read if you don't want to--- I've realized that after 5 years of depression, I can't do this anymore. I can't. I'm done trying to hold onto a...
    00SecretGarden00 00SecretGarden00 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    The people of Palestine are not animals. For 70 years, everyday! Palestinians being murdered, women being raped! Enough is enough. This is extremely frustrating! As a Palestinian...
    moonii moonii 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 10

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    I wish I had some kind of talent. Everyone around has something that makes them unique; athletic, intelligent, artistic, writer, whatever. I'm tired of feeling like I'm left out...
    CloakedStranger CloakedStranger 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I am tired of.. really as much as no one can imagine even. if love is the name of only sacrifices, pain , tolerance, harsh words only then I don't want it anymore. I am fed up of...
    brokenangelia brokenangelia 26-30, F Jul 3

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    I want to start off by saying that no, I'm not American... But I can't help but feel this way. Many people say that "America is the land of opportunity". In fact my uncle used to...
    nadsxo2 nadsxo2 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I've tried to please everyone for so long. I tried to please people and make people like me that I've pushed people away.. I'm done trying... Im at the point where staying away...
    Escapinginsanity Escapinginsanity 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    "It's okay to cry ." "It's okay to be upset ." "It's okay to be hurt ." That's what everyone says . But they don't understand . They don't understand because it's not happening to...
    Lala1177 Lala1177 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Sometimes hear and see people say and look at me like i am so perfect... If i could i would show them that perfection is way too far from who i am... I do try my best to help...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Jul 15

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    I am sick and tired of people asking "are you okay?" whenever i posted a small piece of writing that touches, makes you feel, makes you feel a little a sad and makes you think that...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Of people being brain washed to think there r perfect couples. I was just looking through my photos and found a hole bunch of tumblr photos of couples being cute with little...
    TallyO TallyO 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Just tired of my life. I love this song just don't like the singer. It's our party we can do what we want (no drama) It's our party we can say what we want (Mike will made) It's...
    BiConfused BiConfused 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I am really tired of everyone , tired of working , tired of thinking I will have goo future one day , tired of waiting of good days , tired of being alone , tired of people who are...
    Johnnystha Johnnystha 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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