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I Feel Like I'm Not Good Enough

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    I'm never good enough,

    even at EP no one talks to me:(
    imjustmex33 imjustmex33 16-17, F 15 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    Not Good Enough For My Dreams

    Everyday I want to take action in my dreams but everyday I found something, anything, that puts me down to prevent me from doing it. I feel like im not good enough to pursue it, im not talented enough for people to like me, i always find someone better at it and i just feel bad...
    j963 j963 18-21 1 Response Apr 10, 2013

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    This year will be our tenth wedding anniversary,

    fourteenth year together. My husband recently told me that he wants to see other people, that he's unhappy with his life, and that nothing I can do will change it. He was unhappy that I was a stay at home mom, and accused me of using him for his money. Reality check - I've been...
    Baralinel Baralinel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I know I'm not perfect,

    so I try to make up for my imperfections with other things, like putting myself second, so that the people I love and care about will feel like I'm still worth something. But even then, I'm always afraid that anything I do will never be good enough.
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    I don't believe I'm attractive I need felt good

    enough for the people around me or my ex.. I feel like I'll never be good enough I compare myself to girls and wish I could change some things about me. I'm afraid to have another relationship cause I feel like it will be how it was with my ex and people it was with before..
    kanashimi93 kanashimi93 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    I have been with my bf

    for almost 5 yrs. he is amazing and smart, but his family constantly reminds me of how I am not worthy. What hurts more is that agrees with them.... 3( so it cripples me. I am not even worth defending for when they joke about me, nor being allowed into his family's homes.... I...
    LittlePointeShoes LittlePointeShoes 18-21, F Nov 21, 2014

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    Yeah, But.

    I feel like I'm never good enough for anyone.But now, I just wanna be good enough for myself <3
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 70+, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    Not Good Enough In The Work Place

    I've been at various accounting jobs for the pas 3 or so years and continiously i find myself in the same pradicament. This is how it goes:1) I start at a new job, slightly nervouse but excited for the new challenges (i almost look at it as a new breath of life).2) I get taught...
    angelwingsy angelwingsy 22-25 11 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    My boyfriend is older

    than me and I know a lot of girls have asked him out and such. So my friend and I decided to play the Trust Game on him. I borrowed my friend's phone and decided to pretend to be another girl. I wanted to see his responses if a.girl did flirt with him. I asked questions like "oh...
    SenpaizKohai SenpaizKohai 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I feel like I always miss the mark by just a

    little. I'm 5'11 or 6'0 and most people say 6'3 or 6'4 is the ideal height. So I'm barely above average, My 'equipment' is 5.5 inches to 6.5 inches (depending on how excited I am) and most girls say 7 inches is perfect. Again, I'm barely above average. I had an accident a...
    JohnVBlackburn JohnVBlackburn 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I feel like I'm not good enough

    that no one will ever like me or love me for who I am and I just sometimes give up
    Pizogoon Pizogoon 22-25, M Jan 6

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    violetskynoise violetskynoise 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    Recently I've been feeling

    so inadequate all the time, like I'm simply not good enough for anyone or anything. I think this has been brought on by the volunteer work I have recently picked up. It's stressful and there's so much to remember, and I feel like I can't get the hang of it. I'm sick of...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10, 2014

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    I stayed home today because I was sick.

    I'm aunt (she takes care of me) was in the kitchen making food. I tried making Conversation which is hard because she is a *****. Anyway in started talking about getting all 85 and 95 in my class this trimester.(my trimester 2 almost over)Then she start saying that I need to get...
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F Mar 3

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    *sighs* I'm getting there.

    I'm not perfect but I'm also not a piece of trash.
    littlelib littlelib 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Be true to yourself. Do what you know is right.

    If you get lost in the shadows; search for the light.
    Meagaroni18 Meagaroni18 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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    I know I'm not good enough.

    Al my friends in real life have forgotten about me, I'm unlovable, and if I open up to someone they just pretend it didn't happen. There must be something wrong with me, although nobody seems to be able to tell me what it is. So I'm just at the point of giving up entirely...
    KiwiDan KiwiDan 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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    Am I Ever Going to Be the Kind of Mother I Think My Girls Deserve?

    Growing up, all I wanted to be was a wife and a mom.  Never would I have thought that I would end up feeling like a failure at both. I thought that I would be this high energy fun mom with lots of structured activities, meals on the table - all nutritious of course, outings...
    AnalyticalAly AnalyticalAly 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 9, 2009

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    I really am not good enough thts

    why everyone ditches me thts why ppl I love betray me. I am seeking an angel of death to kill me
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I feel like I'm just stupid.

    I make mistakes and people don't want to be my friend. I feel like I'm just doing things wrong in life and I'll never get anywhere because I'm not good enough to be anything. I can't be a friend, a boyfriend, a brother or anything.
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 8, 2014

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    Think I'm cursed, all I said I wanted

    for Christmas was family time and all I've had is alone time, spend more time crying than laughing. And I know there are going to be people saying "there are people worse off then you" and of course and that is deeply upsetting but you know what no one deserves to be unhappy on...
    Nethaly Nethaly 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    Every ****** g day. Today (now technically

    yesterday) is my birthday and I feel like a giant POS. My wife made me feel like **** because she said she would cook dinner when I got home, so when I asked later tonight I'm the *** hole. While she cooked I took care of our child and I cleaned or apartment and the whole time I...
    snake215 snake215 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Sometimes I feel like I could be a decent person

    but then I talk myself out of it and realize that any normal person would see how awful I am. Sorry for so many depressing posts. I don't know how much longer I can do this for tho.
    Playlist98 Playlist98 16-17, F Mar 24

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    It's hard to write down your failures,

    to look back and think of all the things that you could have/should have done differently. Second guessing and judging yourself.....your very being, then put it up for the world to see. But one step foreword as they say At the end of it all I really and truly wanted to do...
    fadedmind fadedmind 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    Passionate Failure

         My unfortunate passion is writing.  I say "unfortunate" because ... well ... I pretty much suck at writing.  Translated: My writing is mind-numbingly boring.  No matter how I try (and I do try), it ends up being utterly drab and dull. ...
    suzyn65 suzyn65 41-45 9 Responses Jul 15, 2010

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    When i browse some of the stories on here it

    amazes me how such amazing words can pour out of someone's mind- like a poem or a story to tell. It both enchants me and makes me feel inferior. I realise comparing myself to other people is debilitating, but how can't I when i'm trying so hard to think for example of a story...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    I'm never good enough

    for any guy, but my sister is.
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    Why Do We Stop Loving Ourselves?

    I wrote this a while ago and thought I should share it now... I think I realized why people stop loving themselves. When you love someone very much... or you care about someone's opinion greatly... You start seeing yourself through his eyes. You want him to be proud of you. You...
    stardust7 stardust7 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 1, 2012

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    Not good enough for dad,

    not good enough for my so called friends, not good enough for my husband, not good enough for the boyfriend....only ppl i can go to are my babies. And tho they don't say it, i don't feel good enough for them
    lehcar1977 lehcar1977 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2014

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    Self Worth

    When it comes down to it I know the reason behind my depression and sadness. To put it plain and simply I don't think I'm good enough in any sense of the word. I go about my days in the normal fashion putting up a fun carefree attitude most of the time, but inside I always...
    lifesize lifesize 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    I Always Feel That I'm Not Good Enough...

    No matter how hard I try or how hard I work, I always feel that I'm not good enough. I've always felt this way about myself. I'm always hard on myself and get frustrated and angry with myself. I am my own worst critic. I hate myself most of the time and the way I look. I've...
    Bitterrsweet Bitterrsweet 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    If I like someone, I always feel ashamed of

    myself and inadequate for them. I'm running out of ways to simulate being loved. Feeling like I have very little happiness in my future. Really depressed.
    Nexile90 Nexile90 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2014

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    Nothing More Than An Underachiever Growing up

    in my family was kind of like being a top prospect in the NHL draft, and my 3 older brothers were the other top prospects I was competing against. Like my 3 older brothers, my parents had high hopes and expectations for me, in fact, they believed I would be the smartest, and...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I Feel Like Nothing I Do Is Good Enough For My Husband And Children

    I have been married for almost a year to the love of my life. When we were dating he also told me how beautiful I am and how he couldnt live with out me. Now, I dont think he even likes me. Its not even been a year. Am i that horrible? Am I doing him an injustice by staying with...
    missmandy777 missmandy777 26-30 70 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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    You cannot change how people feel about you

    so you might as well stop trying. Channel your energy on growing yourself and doing your job well.
    Charmeeee Charmeeee 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2014

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    I went half my life thinking I was a good person

    but with all that's going on in my life made me realize maybe I'm not a good person but a heartless person not just in love but in every aspect of life.
    gemini61289 gemini61289 22-25, F Mar 4

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    So long story short. I play basketball

    and have been playing on the high school level for 3 yeas now. And I feel that I just wanna run track next year (I'm a junior). It was a hard. decision to make but I feel like it'd right
    jstaples534 jstaples534 16-17, M Dec 20, 2014

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    My mom mostly makes me feel this way.

    I'm getting a lot of pressure to plan for the future; this is my first year as a college student and I'm very confused on what I want to do when I grow up. I have an idea maybe to apply for an internship at Disney, but I brought it up to her and now she's acting as if this is 10...
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F Mar 3

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    I Feel Like I'm Not Good Enough

    It's like everyone wants something out of me that I have no idea.. Like what am I suppose to do? I try to make everyone happy but I can't seem to... Friends come and go.. Can't ask to stay.. Crushes are gone at the end.. Family is not even there.. So I really don't call them...
    Cheekymonkey1997 Cheekymonkey1997 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    I have spent a long time thinking,

    years really, and I have made a decision. The simple truth is that I am essentially useless as I am now. I have no useful skills to speak of, can't find a job anywhere near this hole in the middle of nowhere, and I am nowhere near capable of helping the ones I love. Not as much...
    mrweerd mrweerd 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I feel like that I am not worthy of being truly

    loved. Every guy that I've ever been with has hurt/used me in some way. In better words, I liked them more than they liked me. I feel like I'm never going to find a guy who has mutual feelings for me. Just recently I thought I had met a guy who was soo amazing at first and we...
    sarsuz sarsuz 22-25, F Mar 16, 2014

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    Life is getting worse

    and I don't know why I am divorcing my ex husband after 20 years as he didn't treat me well and beating me up when he could it took ally strength to leave him but he is do controlling and in his eyes trying to divorce him is the worst thing to do to him he is going to get me...
    kimbeley123 kimbeley123 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2014

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    I'm not good enough for anybody,

    I never am. There's always someone better to be with instead of me. I don't deserve anyone. I'm not good enough for my friends, the guy I love, my teachers, my family, etc. No matter how hard I try or how much I push myself I am never good enough. I try to fix everything I can...
    greyxskies greyxskies 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 2

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    I got failing grades

    for the first half of the semester. I feel it's a hopeless case for me now. Why am I not intelligent enough? Why am I not diligent enough? It's always like this ever since.
    dakilangdreamer dakilangdreamer 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 3

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    I've always struggled with this.

    I always feel like I'm not a good enough friend, not a good enough spouse, not a good sister, not a good enough student, not a good enough person... I want to feel confident. I want to believe in myself, but I just don't right now. I'm having a bad day today. Ugh.
    CascadingCoquette CascadingCoquette 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    not good enough to be alive I could just

    disappear and no one would know I was gone Im the person who sitting in the corner Cry themselves to sleep hope and prayers that I die and never wake up dreaming is the worst I never know when dreams stop and real time begins that I'm not good enough to. Stay alive
    SexyLez101 SexyLez101 13-15, F Apr 19, 2014

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