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I Feel Like I'm Not Good Enough

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    The feeling of not being loved

    and respected the way I should be is what I really want.That's all I ask. Is it really that hard to do? I am a decent person; I am not perfect, as I am human; however, I always own up to my mistakes no matter where, when, how, and what I am doing. It seems like I fall short...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Aug 23

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    Have you ever been cheated on?

    That is the feeling that will never leave my chest, no matter how much I try and fill my heart with happiness, there will always be a dull pain there. You give someone all of you and they don't realize how vulnerable you truly are. You replay every conversation, fight, or your...
    RNgirl23 RNgirl23 22-25, F Jul 16

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    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 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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    I dont feel like I deserve to be cared about

    and I dont think I deserve to live.
    Sanjana3612 Sanjana3612 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    But I am slowly learning

    that "enough" would mean I am done....I am SO not done
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 6 Responses May 10

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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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    Is that why nobody talks to me?

    Why nobody cares about me? Why I feel like a ghost?
    Fernblaze101 Fernblaze101 13-15 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I Feel Like An Imposter

    You know something? This is a common thread in this group - "I feel inadequate. I feel like a failure, I can't measure up, I can't meet expectations, I'll never amount to anything." You know what? Take a good hard look at what you are doing and where you are going. Maybe it's not...
    angusmcfarland angusmcfarland 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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    I feel unworthy despite working hard to achieve

    my goals. I worked like crazy in high school in order to get good grades. And I did. In fact I had the highest rank in my class. But now I'm struggling to get into a good university. Turns out there is too much competition and most people are better options than me. I'm getting...
    lifehack lifehack 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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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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    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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    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'm selfish, stupid, annoying,

    ugly, etc. I've heard all of this before. My question is why? Why am i not good enough?
    annonymous56 annonymous56 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 23

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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 76 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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    A POEM She's Tired Of Being Her She's

    so tired of being her Tired of being fat and stuck Staring at the same walls all day Exhausted with no reason Knowing she should move Just wanting to close her eyes Wanting to do more But each day ends And she has done nothing Nothing to make them proud Nothing to be of any...
    staryflower staryflower 41-45, F 1 Response May 23

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 3

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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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'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 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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    I'm never good enough,

    even at EP no one talks to me:(
    imjustmex33 imjustmex33 16-17, F 11 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I am done with this place.

    I am not here for convenience. I am sick of feeling like I am being tossed to the side or being second best. It only makes me feel like I'm never going to be good enough no matter what I do, say, and even think.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I'm never good enough

    for any guy, but my sister is.
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    My mom has pleats told me

    that I'm not good enough and that I can't do anything right. I'm the biggest screwup on the planet.
    lifesacruelgame lifesacruelgame 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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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.
    KaskadingKoquette KaskadingKoquette 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    lesley2456 lesley2456 18-21, F 1 Response May 26

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    I try so hard and get

    so far and in the end it doesn't even matter...
    lonefirefox lonefirefox 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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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 am struggling academically

    and I really wish I could go back in time and sat out in the fall last year and worked instead of going to a sorry junior college that ****** up GPA. *sighs* :(
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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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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    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 feel like I'm a disappointment to everyone.

    I know that that's just me being pessimistic in my depressive state but being here just doesn't make sense all the time. I can't even make myself happy.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 23

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    I thought that I had found my soulmate

    but I now know that the seventeen years that we spent together had nothing to do with love. This makes me wonder am I good enough for any man to love or am I that messed up?
    BlackBeauty35 BlackBeauty35 31-35, F 3 Responses May 5

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I'm never good enough!

    Can't wait to fall for someone who cares and is not just after one thing!! :/
    chantellexox chantellexox 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 15

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    Some days turn out better

    or worse than others – that’s a fact. But ultimately, the way we feel about our life and ourselves has the biggest impact on the outcome of each day. Happiness and confidence can create outcomes that exceed our expectations, like a continual ray of sunshine even on a cloudy...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 22

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    My husband told me that he thinks I don't love

    him and that I want to leave him. After everything we've been through, after me telling him how much I care and how much I love him, after promises and vows, after never breaking his trust and being faithful every day, after showing him I love him with every action, he doesn't...
    biscuitstiq biscuitstiq 26-30, T 1 Response Jun 23

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    I never am, and never will be.

    Im so worthless. For once I just want to be good at something. Im always messing stuff up, constantly apologizing for what i do. I can't think of one reason why I should even be alive. I know it eventually gets better.. But when? Im so sick of feeling like this. I want to feel...
    ileftEP ileftEP 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I often feel like im not good enough

    for others and myself. Like people need more than I can give them or something. I have always been told of everything I did wrong but noone has ever really told me of the things I do right for them. I always feel like I let people down and am not good enough for them. I wish I...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    My husband constantly looks at other girls

    while with me. I have asked him to stop several times and he promised he would. I don't think he will stop anytime soon....
    MarineWife1995 MarineWife1995 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 4

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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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    it sucks when I or others feel like this

    and I know I speak for all when I say this but..........GODDAMMIT
    PurpleWindTheWolf PurpleWindTheWolf 13-15 1 Response Aug 4

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    I'm always going to be 2nd best to something

    or someone. theres nothing that's just me, nothing I'm really good at. and there's no one that just wants me, no one wants me unconditionally like I do them. I'm not appreciated because there's nothing to appreciate. it's not like I mean anything to any one. lately I think...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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