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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. 469 People

    rachel335 rachel335 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 1 Response Feb 2, 2012

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    brookmay brookmay 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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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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    people only accept you

    for someone your not ,they want you to fix yourself I think people.do this because they're not happy with themselves
    goddessxx goddessxx 18-21, F Nov 1

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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 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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    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 think we human beings can be very ungrateful

    at times. We subconsciously hold so many expectations from all kinds of things it is simply not normal anymore. I think the further we get into time the more self-centered society and with that most of mankind is becoming. Unhealthy habits of abandoning, neglecting and excluding...
    harmony612 harmony612 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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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 2 Responses Aug 6, 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 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    You could pull out a knife

    and pull out a gun but I won't back down no I said I won't back down And if you want me to back you'll haft to put some strength and force into
    ghostbeautiy ghostbeautiy 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 1

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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 1 Response Jul 20, 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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    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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    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 22-25, M Mar 4, 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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    I'm not really a fan of Nicki Minaj

    but the other day I saw this on tumblr and I really liked it: "When you're a girl, you have to be everything, You have to be dope at what you do, but you have to be super sweet, and you have to be sexy, and you have to be this and you have to be that and you have to be nice...
    RobbieID RobbieID 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 1

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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 22-25, F 8 Responses Oct 30, 2010

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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 Jul 23

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    I am really guilty of doing this.

    It's like I want to fit in, but also stand out. I want to be that certain guys "ideal girl" or that certain girls "ideal friend" it's hard living in this society. I also spend WAY to much time on my looks. I know proper hygiene etc is different, but I mean my hair, makeup...
    lc543 lc543 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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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 am tired of people expecting me to be perfect,

    always saying and doing the right things and if I don't, then I will be isolated or looked down upon. Has anyone ever been in this situation? What did you do about?
    appleschairfloor appleschairfloor 18-21, M Oct 31

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    I am perfect for the benefit

    for myself which gives me a boost in motivation and self esteem. A lot of people would rather me do something else but I write the story of my life not them. You shouldn't have someone so your work for you.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Nov 2

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    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F Nov 1

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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'm usually the one everyone asks for help. I like helping people but can't help but notice it's rare for people to offer to help me when I need it. Just seems to be a general...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Every day that goes by is confirmation of how little I ever meant to him. It does not get easier. I don't understand how someone could tell me the things he told me and then treat...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    It happens too often because sometimes I'm too nice
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    Whether it's family,friends or romantic partners it just seems to always be the case, I reach out I'm ignored or I accommodate to their availability and now I'm very depressed and...
    lilzee225 lilzee225 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    This is for everyone, but mainly young people. Everywhere you look you see or hear the message that you are not good enough the way you are. You will not get a boyfriend...
    lookingformyminnion lookingformyminnion 51-55, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    The Mask of Love Everyone I have ever talked to always thinks that there is some sort of love. Between myself and whomever, or between them and the world. But the idea is still the...
    Atlas0Scar Atlas0Scar 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 30

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    There are many people who have it worse than me but I don't have a perfect life. I'm bipolar, I have a disability, I have anxiety and I have many times wished I was dead, I've...
    Itscaitlin Itscaitlin 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 15

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    Internally I'm dying. I'm worn out. I don't trust anyone; I don't even trust women anymore. There's nobody who wouldn't hurt me eventually. I won't date girls because the whole...
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    Why'd they expect so much from me? Again today it's the same quotes..."I'm so afraid once you're in love you'll forget everyone else...please take care of you elder sister." I...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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    I'm trying to block out everyone else and keep going on this journey GOD has set for me.,
    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F Nov 8

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    Well, that's it. I still need to master Esperanto and Mandarin so I am not planning to come back here until I meet that goal. As my Queen is finally back, all of you can meet her...
    TheNewChallenger TheNewChallenger 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 10

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    I am so tired .i always depression for a year now and it hasn't been improving but i guess i had keep it check and control without letting anyone noticing ,but now since i began...
    Appolo123 Appolo123 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    Just knew that I am HIV+ last Oct.28 this year. I thought my world stops there but I realized it is just a new beginning. Really painful to accept but you could longer take it back...
    cebuHpositive cebuHpositive 22-25, M 14 Responses Nov 9

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    I'm sorry I'm not perfect enough for u or that I'm not someone who you want me to be
    Loverforsweets Loverforsweets 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 6

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    bbwmeet bbwmeet 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 24

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    Only a few days ago, I went for a long solitary walk through the woods. I took off at a steady pace, just following the paths intuitively and observing my surroundings with...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 26

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    NUUU I had te perfect pic for this!!!! (It was a Japanese girl with these giant puss lips covering up the bike like a legit bike cover and it said "#teamtightpuss-y") mistakes were...
    NeverAnonymous NeverAnonymous 13-15, M Nov 4

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    I received an email coupon from Jockey for a bra purchase and about a month later another with a the bra coupon and a coupon for a free panty with a bra fitting. Well, why not...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 8 Responses Oct 27

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    I'm going to share a story with everyone, a story I have never ever mentioned to a soul, I would like to say it here and please give advice if you can, it took me awhile to figure...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 9