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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. 214 People

    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 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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    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 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...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Aug 26, 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 Jan 6

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 I can be, and it's very stressful. I've also had some perfectionist tendencies with school, especially. I get very...
    lookwhaticando lookwhaticando 22-25, F Nov 29, 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 "basket case". Thanks. My parents are always angry at me for every move I make and never proud of me anymore. I'm just not good enough because...
    AshToAshes AshToAshes 16-17, F Dec 14, 2013

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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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    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...
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    Really sick and tired. I've lived with my parents the entire 26 years, it wasn't always this bad but it definitely keeps getting worse. I'll be moving soon so it's fine but I have...
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    Ever since I went off to college and started going through my partying faze, no one sees me as an adult. I am studying in college to become a PSW, I make better decisions, I don't...
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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...
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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 Apr 14

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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...
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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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    I just want to be a musician so badly. I want the world to hear my music and for people to feel how my idols have made me feel. I want to give people hope, to share my experiences...
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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...
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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...
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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 Apr 9

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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 Apr 11

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    I watched Mary and Max, a great movie about a little girl in Australia who picks a random name out of the American phone book at the Australian library and writes a letter to this...
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    Maybe... yes I am... Currently, I am still inlove with my ex girlfriend... but that's not the thing now. I can't stand the feeling loving the person who never feels the same with...
    Lyra1001 Lyra1001 26-30, F 1 day 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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    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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