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I Feel Like I'm Not Good Enough

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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 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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    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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    I always think that I'm not smart enough,

    not qualified enough, not knowledgable enough, not talented enough. I keep comparing myself to other people. I keep thinking that theres this person and that person who's better than me, who went to a better university than me, got more friends than me, is richer than me. I know...
    notthatclassy notthatclassy 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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    everyone seems to be passionate

    or good at something, not everything, but at least something. I feel that im alright at most things, but im not actually good at anything and im not passionate about anything. its sorta a numb feeling
    ablonddude ablonddude 16-17, M Oct 26, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 10 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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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 2 Responses Apr 28, 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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    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 4 days ago

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    I'm Just Not.

    I'm not pretty enough, I'm not witty enough, I'm not kind enough. I wish I'd stop demonizing myself for all these little things, and torturing myself for my past. I'm sick of having all these nightmares every day. But part of me says, I deserve it. I totally deserve it. I don't...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    Why I cant be able to travel around the world?

    Why can't my parents allow me to do so? Why are they so afraid of letting me go and explore what's there outside for me? I would love to travel with my friends before I settle down.
    ElizaTribbiani ElizaTribbiani 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    bitchhtripinnXD bitchhtripinnXD 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    Why do I feel like I want to kill myself,

    I get yelled at by my parents all the time and unfortunately I play basketball (this will be my last year anyway cause I'm running Track all of my senior year. Anyway life is depressing I don't have alot of friends and I don't getto hang out at all really. My parents hate me...
    jstaples534 jstaples534 16-17, M Dec 22, 2014

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    I don't truly think I ever will be.

    I'm a rubbish daughter A terrible sister A bad friend I feel like I let everyone down constantly.
    Nethaly Nethaly 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I feel I'm not good enough,

    because I'm not. I'm not skinny, I'm not at all what you might call beautiful, I'm not great at sports. I'll never be a good enough singer, student, daughter, friend, or even lover. I'm not good enough. I don't want to be perfect, I just want to feel my best was as much as...
    imkristi imkristi 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2014

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