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I Don't Feel Good Enough Sometimes

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    Generations Of Isolation

    I've always felt like a misfit. I don't feel connected. Now I see this in my child and I blame myself.
    krlmck krlmck 46-50 1 Response Apr 19, 2013

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    Sometimes Realism Hits

      There are days when I don't feel that I am good enough, days when I feel that I have let down everyone in my life who thought that I was going to be someone and go places. These days are dark in every sense of the word for they are the days when I know that I don't...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 8, 2010

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    Its True

    There are times when i don't feel like i am good enough to be here. I am the middle out of three children and the only one so far to have gone to uni. My brother hasen't and my sister might but it all depends on how much it costs her as she is two years younger then me. My mum is...
    boobabloo56 boobabloo56 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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    A Lot of the Time

    not feeling good enough is an insercurity ive always had. i believe i know where it comes from and hate that i let it affect me in such a way. i have always felt like i have no good qualitites, that my presence just annoys people. in the few relationships ive had i dont feel good...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F 6 Responses May 21, 2009

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    All the Time

    I always feel like if I didn't have scars on my body that a lot of people will look at me and talk to me more.
    musared musared 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2009

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    Contribute Your Story With This Experience

    i dont feel good enough..
    melaz melaz 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9, 2009

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    Sometimes I feel like joke to people.

    I feel like to the boy that I admire, I'm someone he jokes about with his friends and I'm so paranoid that his friends are observing my every move all the time. I feel like people lie about liking me to protect my feelings and I feel as if I don't really belong anywhere right...
    whitecrayons whitecrayons 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    I Don't Think I Ever Have

    I don't think I ever have felt good enough. Today I definatly don't feel good enough. I have a man who makes me feel insecure through no fault of his own. Infact perhaps calling him mine is an overstatement.I don't know. He's a closed book. 2 ppl have implied they don't...
    fresheyes fresheyes 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2009

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    Have you ever worked on something

    so hard and didn't get it? People say " Try you're best and you'll be good enough" but that doesn't apply to me. My best isn't good enough. No matter how hard I try and try I never get past square one. It's like you're just meant to be in that same place to never get better and...
    beatriz117 beatriz117 13-15, F Jul 31

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    All The Time....

    I run my own small daycare and often think that someone else would do a better job. I am super qualified and have a lot of years experience but on days like today when they are misbehaving or crying a lot and someone else comes in and settles them instantly, it does make me feel...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2011

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    I Am Broken.....But Worth Fixing

    I am not really sure if I am the only one who feels like this or if this is something must struggle with, but I feel completely all alone and simply just not good enough. Maybe because I am a child awarded to state at age 15 and because of that issue of abandonment I will always...
    brokenangel72 brokenangel72 41-45, F Oct 20, 2013

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    Will I Ever Be Enough?

    "It's all your fault" "It was a mistake" "It should never have happened" "You don't have what I need.." "Why are you so dumb?" "It's ok, not everyone can do it" "You never get it" "You always mess up" And the list goes on and on and on... Just some of the quotes that I've been...
    ChristaBelle0609 ChristaBelle0609 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 9, 2011

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    Will I Ever Feel Good Enough???

    I'm sure some of the stuff I feel comes from my past. But it is a real reality I am being faced with each day.. And I really just don't know how to get a "grip" on it, and learn HOW to be different. I never feel good enough. EVER. And it is even hard for me to admit that, because...
    BeautifullyBroken1986 BeautifullyBroken1986 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2012

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    Waste Of Paint

    "Thank you, please but your flattery is truly not becoming me. Your eyes are poor, you are blind. You see, no beauty could have come from me. I am a waste of breath, of space, of time."- Waste of Paint, Bright Eyes
    JustAGirl101 JustAGirl101 16-17 2 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    I Dont Feel Accepted

    I am about to be a junior in high school. I'm not popular but I'm not really a nerd either. I kinda just don't belong with anybody. I used to hang with the rebels cause I like their style, but I didn't like the things they did. And eventually they didn't like me either. I'm not...
    Darkontheinside Darkontheinside 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2009

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    Somebody Will Do It Better

    Im a graphic designer. But when I say it I dont feel it. When Im looking for a job and I find something I like I think Somebody can do it better and i keep on looking or just find the little part in the job that I can say: I dont know how to do that. If somebody ask me to do...
    MyRockishMe MyRockishMe 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    Been Very Low All Weekend

    For some reason why probably due to my hormones I have been feeling very down and moody since sunday the 10th June. I've tried everything to cheer me up and it did work for a little bit.I have kept on waking up at about 4 something in the morning felt tired during the day and...
    boobabloo56 boobabloo56 18-21, F Jun 14, 2012

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    I'm Always Down Playing Everything I Do

    I never seek praise for work I have done, even when I know I probably deserve some praise for it. I always feel like I am not deserving of compliments and feel as if people are not complimenting me as much as they are showing pity.
    smflinchbaugh smflinchbaugh 16-17, F 3 Responses May 22, 2009

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    Sometimes

    I know I still have a lot of growing up to do, because sometimes I feel like I'm just not good enough for the world. This feeling comes and goes. I think the last time I was really facing it harshly was in March and April. Everything that mattered to me was slowly...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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    New Vs Old

    Growing up I was always considered to be a little weird. I didn't really know who I was, lived in an imaginary world and didn't have many friends. I had many walls to the world and was really quiet and almost never showed people who I really was. I also had a co ordination...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    oh I'm not addicted to drugs I'm addicted to being hurt It may seem berserk But none of these stress relievers work popping pill after pill trying to get my head straight...
    sheisthesongthatnooneshallsing sheisthesongthatnooneshallsing 18-21 1 Response Aug 26

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    I have never felt pretty enough. This had a direct effect on me because I would try to find a flaw in someone others found beautiful or rarely compliment other women. Sad...
    cdavis1969 cdavis1969 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    I hate feeling alone I hate it when I need my partners and miss them but they are not here for me ....
    Maestroxo Maestroxo 18-21, M Sep 3

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    I'm just really sad. Trying not to cry. Trying not to think about what's bothering me but it seems I can't.
    kwestdavis kwestdavis 18-21, F Sep 3

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    Anybody want to chear me up? It would be really nice.. just send me a message if you want to. Thanks.
    Turid98 Turid98 13-15, F Sep 3

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    Anybody want to chear me up? It would be really nice.. just send me a message if you want to. Thanks.
    Turid98 Turid98 13-15, F Sep 3

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    A sad fairy tale turned into a nightmare, gazing upon a beauty I've never seen, on the outside appearing to be sweet, caring, and a mystery. I wanted to know You and You, Me. I...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't think there's any point in being on this site anymore. I have nothing to look forward to anymore, no friends to talk to everyday that want to talk to me anyway. The friends...
    udamansteel udamansteel 16-17, F Sep 2

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    I guess its not totally his fault. He has been dealing with depression for most of his life. It has become more and more unmanageable for me. He decided to go off his med about...
    Pharmalady Pharmalady 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Been together 4 1/2 years he broke up with me and kicked me out of his house out of a small argument I moved out got my own place didn't speak for a month . Started talking again...
    stephygee1991 stephygee1991 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    It feels like I'm slathered in murky bland river-weeds which are a testament to my suffocating neutrality. I'm sitting here while people try to converse and motivate me back above...
    Mittons Mittons 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I feel like I try to make time with all my friends that i care about and they never make time for me sometimes i wish i was heartless like everyone else
    tonebone22 tonebone22 22-25, M Aug 26

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    I am 22 years old and I already think that sex is overrated and wouldn't bring me anyhow to happiness. As today, I prefer to reach my goals than find a good lass to bang.
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M Aug 25

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    All my life I have felt sad on my birthday. Still not sure why this happens. I suppose now because it is a time of reflection over the past year. With me I go all the way back to...
    LadyLouisiana LadyLouisiana 56-60, F 8 Responses Aug 18

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    So I am ahead of my age group. I'm in my very, very early 20s and at this point I have graduated college with honors, I have my degree, I have a career, I am state licensed to...
    Nomerza Nomerza 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I'm in the relationship where I feel trapped. I can't breath. I can't have a twitter, or really can't post anything on Instagram. I cheated on him not because I'm a bad person but...
    Viccigee Viccigee 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yeah and it gets me in trouble lol idk how many times ive been called a lier !!!
    Yungbug Yungbug 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I never want anything nor do anything. Everyone needs fun on their birthday but to me it's just a day that proves how long you lived. You're just older than yesterday.
    thatfangirl thatfangirl 13-15, F Aug 18

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    Been together for years. Mid-morning, told my boyfriend hi twice because he stopped texting me. But he never answered (happens alot from time to time) so I believed he just fell...
    AirSlice AirSlice 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    And you wonder why I don't think I'm good enough. You say all these nice thins like "you're drop dead gorgeous and I'm glad I got to you first and even though we're an hour away...
    notg00denough notg00denough 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I was in a relationship for four months. A few weeks ago, it all ended. My ex-boyfriend just gave-up on me, lied about being happy with me the last two months, and bitched about a...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    At all. In my life I had 3-4 glassess of beer and tasted a few other drinks(only once). Literarly when I go out wih my friends(though I rarely do) I am usually the only one not...
    hitgod hitgod 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I don't know it all. I can repair plumbing but can't frame or install a window. I can change the oil in a car but will shy away from messing with the brakes. I don't know it all...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M Aug 28

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    she doesn't trust me. when i tell the truth, she doesn't believe me... "i was at school." "stop digging a bigger hole for yourself by lying to me!" ... she hates me. i make her...
    KatieRosess KatieRosess 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just don't trust anyone enough to give them all of me. I am a chameleon. It is my defense mechanism. If I act like everyone else no one will question me. As I get older I see...
    TheYellowKing TheYellowKing 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I'm 19 years old. I go to gym.. I play guitar sometimes.. I play games on ps3.. I go to university.. I listen to music.. But I really don't enjoy my life. I'm sad inside... I don't...
    FullTimeAloneBoy FullTimeAloneBoy 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've always considered myself very passionate about different stuff, arts mostly. I love writing, playing the piano, singing, acting, and so on. I'm 24 years old and I don't feel...
    blakeblanka blakeblanka 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    Reading has a special place in my heart but I've been so busy with life and it's many quirks that I barely have enough time to read and now I don't feel whole anymore. It's like a...
    sinnysinsins sinnysinsins 18-21, F Aug 28

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    I get her. We've been through many of the imaginable situations together. We've discussed them, we've worked together through them. It's just that recently we've begun to snap at...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M Aug 28