I Feel Like I Am Never Good Enough

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    my mother keeps saying i'm not good enough.

    she gets angry with me easily and keeps me in my room cleaning things i can't even see wrong. It hurts to feel like i will never make her happy. Even if she favors boys i play instruments, i'm in more advanced classes, im tech savvy and help my parents a lot with their handheld...
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2014

    This is how I was raised.

    I am being raised by emotionally abusive parents who never told me I was good and never pushed me to try new things. the only exception was how they told me I was smart, not that I put effort into anything, and as soon as I didn't have straight A+s I wasn't good anymore. I...
    xxChristina xxChristina
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2015

    I thought about writing an essay explaining how

    miserable my life is and therefore nothing goes right for me but then I came across these lyrics: "I shot for the sky I'm stuck on the ground So why do I try? I know I'm gonna fall down. I thought I could fly So why did I drown? I'll never know why Its coming down, down, down...
    Shadowykidd Shadowykidd
    13-15, M
    1 Response Feb 1, 2016

    How Did I Become This Person?

    I don't know how I have turned into the person I am today. I had big dreams when I was little. I really thought once I grew up things would be different. They're not. Well that's not exactly true, the feeling that I will never be good enough is stronger now. I wish I could just...
    iwishiwasbetter iwishiwasbetter
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 27, 2012
    basketspace basketspace
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Mar 20, 2015

    I feel like I'm never good enough

    as in how many times I have to please to people they would never accept me for who I am
    bbyame bbyame
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2016

    No matter how good I look to other people I'm

    never good enough for him I just want him to be madly attracted to me like he once was😔
    elizabettaScarlet elizabettaScarlet
    31-35, F
    11 Responses Nov 27, 2013

    I'll never be good enough

    for a man not matter what I'll always be **** to a man
    lovelydisgrace lovelydisgrace
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    I wish people on here could have a phone chat

    with one another in situations like this it would be we exchange mobile phone numbers a have a phone chat
    kittybaby1968age3 kittybaby1968age3
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 26, 2016

    I'm 21 years old I've been fired from 2 jobs

    already....I just recently got an amazing job and was 3 hours late today because I overslept and my job is 1 hour away from where I'm living so I'll probably drive another hour tomorrow morning just to be fired. I feel like I can't do anything right with my life and career...
    Crazygirlll Crazygirlll
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2015
    flowergirl1997 flowergirl1997
    18-21, F
    15 Responses Jul 9, 2015

    I am my own worst enemy.

    I battle myself everyday and maybe I am just blind to the truth. The self hatred drives me to always do better. Guess that is why I get comments about how great I am but the truth is there is no greatness. Just the illusion of a person who is in constant struggle on a hidden...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 9, 2015

    I been on Facebook EP trying to find

    relationship but I just don't feel like a good enough always backfires on me mi relationships come to end I feel like the complete loser
    kittybaby1968age3 kittybaby1968age3
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 26, 2016

    At the moment I don't know what to do.

    I feel like I'm annoying alot of people and feel like I'm a failure last night I threw out my razor's and sorta wish I didn't I'm but at the same time very proud of myself for doing so but I just at the moment don't know what to do.
    Lifeisstressful1 Lifeisstressful1
    18-21, T
    1 Response Feb 17, 2016

    As I walked out of his car feeling like ****

    for letting him use me just for pleasure, I got the undeniable feeling that I will never be good enough for anybody. It hurts me to think that these past 7 months talking to him, getting to know him and opening up to him little by little ended up in a booty call on a Monday...
    tatyana16 tatyana16
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2015

    I See The Good In People,

    But They Never See The Good In Me.
    XxToxicKissesxX XxToxicKissesxX
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Jun 2, 2015

    can I just go home from school

    and call my work and tell them I won't be there for the next year because I am going to sleep because I'm done with life
    Lifeisstressful1 Lifeisstressful1
    18-21, T
    Feb 16, 2016

    i am a man of affirmation.

    wheter be it on work, love or life in general, i cant live with affirmations. its like somebody should always say to me that its okay, youre great. etc.
    irijat irijat
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2016

    We are supposed to not value ourselves based on

    others'...but noone tell me how to do that. Now, 30 years down my life, I am lost in painful experiences, when friendS left me, when those guys i had crush on never liked me back, and now, the worst so far came. My bf of 4 years, who i thought would finally make me feel good...
    reachoutmydream reachoutmydream
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 8, 2015

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    driftingalone driftingalone
    18-21, F
    Feb 2, 2016

    I always doubt myself in everything I do,

    I want to feel like I'm beautiful and like I matter to someone but I can't, even if someone says it to me all I can think is they don't know me or they just feel sorry for me… How do you get over this? How do you believe in yourself if you feel like there's nothing worth...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2015

    I love my life and my friend

    and family. But I hide my feelings behind a mask. I show them what they want to see and what I want to see. I feel as though my friends don't actually like me. I feel as though they are annoyed when I talk. I listen of course but I think that is all I'm good for. No one texts my...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly
    16-17, F
    Apr 7, 2016

    I don't think I'll ever be good enough

    for him, or anyone. The harder I try, the further away he is from me. I give up.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 25, 2016

    I tried to convince myself of my self worth.

    its just that repeatedly the results of my efforts are proudly displaying itself of how poor I am!!!
    glowingember glowingember
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2015

    I miss feeling self confident,

    my ex always made me feel like I was never good enough. He would always point out my problem areas, my stretch marks, if I gained a little weight. Always wanting me to change my hair color, or change my hair style, or get it cut a certain way. Get colored contacts even though I...
    lovethesun81 lovethesun81
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    I'm in a relationship

    but that's how I feel. I've never been in a good rship so I'm paranoid about me not being good enough already & its just 3weeks. I just always think Who I'm seeing will lose interest or I think I'll never be happy like relationship wise and that's sad. The guy I'm with seems...
    legzydawlyy legzydawlyy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2016

    Especially when it comes to relationships.

    I feel like I'm never funny enough, as outgoing as I should be. I would always feel like my partner would leave me for someone prettier, taller, smarter, etc. I just never feel like I would be good enough for anyone. That they would end up getting tired or bored of me.
    Marie107 Marie107
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2016

    I don't ever feel like I'm good enough.

    . When it comes to me and my relationship to walking around at school and thinking I'm nothing but meaningless and or worthless. The type of person I am seems to be lost and insecure that nobody wants me . I'll always told that I'm good enough and that I'm perfect I just feel...
    MaayaOliivia07 MaayaOliivia07
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 25, 2015

    I'm never good enough,

    or at least only good enough for certain things... My caring compassionate inner being is always taken for granted and ends up causing me more heartache then the good I think I'm doing... Is compassion really a mere delusion used to cloud our eyes from seeing the truth? Is it...
    RavenStar79 RavenStar79
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2014

    I know no one should compare themselves to

    others because we're all incredibly different, but I can't help but notice how much more attractive and smart and talented literally everyone I come across is compared to me. I'm not fishing for compliments, I just had to get off my chest that I really hate being who I am, but...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2016
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 16, 2016

    I just feel like I'm not good enough

    for some people or I'm not good at anything like I'm not worth anything like i cant sing i cant dance I'm not that smart i don't have any cool talents i can show off to people I'm not like other skinny girls I'm not like other people who can don certain things i just feel plain...
    macylynnm14 macylynnm14
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    Because I was raised in an environment

    where I was not good enough. Therefore it has carried into my adult life. Always trying to do & say the correct things. And if I make a mistake I seriously feel like a failure & just want to die. No joke.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 24, 2016

    I always cut myself. i'm addicted to that

    and I can't live without it because I'm always depressed
    YessmineB YessmineB
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Feb 16, 2016

    i thought i would have grown out of this

    feeling by now, i get to a point in my life where i am happy and content with myself. I get to a point where the man in the mirror is not only accepted, but my friend... then it crashes and the mirror smashes, i see myself but as a husk, i find cracks in the mask i built and no...
    Curiouscatbug Curiouscatbug
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Feb 23, 2016

    hi I have been single

    for 35 years I feel like I'm not good enough to I just want someone in my life
    kittybaby1968age3 kittybaby1968age3
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 1, 2016

    I don't really know what to put,

    its just a feeling sometimes that can't be overridden.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 4, 2015

    Some women don't think

    that I'm good enough for them
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Feb 16, 2016

    When I look in the mirror all I see is a broken

    person. The type of girl whose been through it all, just name it. Life sucks on my end, bc it's come to the point where just breathing hurts. People always come into my life and leave like it's nothing and I'm just done. I try so hard to make others happy, and when I do I'm the...
    keke1432 keke1432
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 24, 2015

    Just say a small prayer from the hart

    and love yourself again
    capivated88desires capivated88desires
    51-55, M
    Feb 18, 2016

    My ex treated me horribly.

    I was never good enough and nothing I did was ever right. If it rained it was my fault. If he ran out of gas it was my fault, even though he would never give me the credit card. I finally left him after he beat me up. I'm not going back either. I moved to Corpus to get...
    spankmyamy spankmyamy
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2016

    my sister is constantly getting compliments

    and getting away with everything but i **** up once and it's the end of the ******* world... I try so hard but it's never enough. everyone expects me to be like her but no matter how similar i act, she still gets all the attention and ****. **** I'm just so done with being...
    IOnlyWantYouuu IOnlyWantYouuu
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2016

    I will always regret never having a wedding.

    I'll regret never picking out flowers, No cake, No adorable invites, not even a white dress. No perfect makeup, not a single photo to capture the perfect moment. I was not made to feel like a princess on my big day. Instead I wore a cheap blue cocktail dress I had gotten on sale...
    PandaCat314 PandaCat314
    26-30, F
    Feb 15, 2016

    I study a lot but whenever I see my course

    mates' grades I feel defeated and inadequate. There are times I cry myself to sleep because I can't fulfill my parent's expectations and I am tired of feeling so dumb.
    llamaiana llamaiana
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 25, 2015

    Isn't it always the case ?

    , people tell you different things and are nice to you , all the while in the back of your head your secretly thinking their lying , because your past experiences have proven this to be true
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Feb 17, 2016

    I always feel like im never good enough.

    ...Im not enough interesting...Im not enough smart...but there's this person i just met on here and i really like...I would like to be good enough to this person but I don't think i can... i would like to be good enough for you but i know whatever i do, I won't succeed in it...I...
    Saya024 Saya024
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2016

    Do you ever feel that there are enough people

    around you that seem to like you, but that no one seems to actually RESPECT you or take you seriously? Like you're this goofy little kid that everyone goes "awww" at, but pretty much never sees you as anything but? This sort of harmless and safe marshmallow peep.
    Tuva Tuva
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 6, 2015

    My questions to my ex: Did they love you more

    than I did? Are you even truly happy with her? Because your face doesn't show it that you are. But when I am with someone else but their just a friend you assume that we're dating and you get jealous or sad or depress, just the way I feel when you are with another girl. Does...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX
    18-21, F
    Feb 25, 2016

    I do all the time.never good enough

    for my parents my friends no one just not good enough
    cieloissky cieloissky
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2016
    EricB94 EricB94
    22-25, M
    Feb 15, 2016

    My Life History Part 1: Finally I have some

    quiet time for myself so now I will share my life history with all of you. I hope I will get some insight I haven't came across before. I was born in China in the 80's. From what I know, my parents never lived just by themselves after marriage. They lived with my paternal...
    Yinhx Yinhx
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2016

    My Parents Are Always Mad...and I Feel Like I Can Never Win...

    I'm always depressed or angry when I'm home. Always. Because no matter what I do (or don't do), I'm always aggrivating everyone around me, and to be perfectly honest, I only like being home whem my family isn't there. They are always telling me to do everything, and to get good...
    latelyauburn4 latelyauburn4
    7 Responses Jun 20, 2011

    all i ever want to do is please.

    But nothing i do is ever enough. i try and try and try but i always end up looking like ****. fine whatever i give up.
    learellie learellie
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2016

    Never Good Enough --- never have been good

    enough for anyone, don't think I ever will be...no not me...
    blackrose312 blackrose312
    36-40, F
    Feb 16, 2016
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