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I Feel Like I'm Not Good Enough

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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 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 5 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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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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    For You!

    You tease, tempt, and satisfy the deepest passions of my mind, body, and soul but will I ever be the woman that I see reflected in your eyes? You inspire me to reach for the stars, and have even held me up so I could touch them but am I only a shadow that forbids you from...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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    I don't know what's wrong with me.

    .. I wish I could understand things.. I feel like I'm not good at anything and I'm not good enough for anyone's time... Yea I'm cheerful I guess and "happy" but still I'm not truly happy with myself ... I just wish u could understand what I'm good enough at and if I'm not just be...
    eflor1436 eflor1436 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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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

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    I'm not good enough I'll just never understand

    why I'm not good enough, I try my hardest at everything but it's never good enough.
    charlie4edwards charlie4edwards 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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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 2 Responses Mar 16

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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 8 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    It's like I only attract p.

    erverts and creepy people. Out of all the people I've spoken to on here, only like 15-25% have been nice, genuine people. The rest have asked me for d.irty pics, s.exting, or just asked weird questions. I'm sick of it to be honest, I'm sick of the hatred I have for myself, I'm...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F Apr 27

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    It doesn't matter where I am,

    what I'm doing. I am always followed by this daunting feeling of "you're not good enough". And I don't have a reason to be feeling this way really. I mean, you could say my tween and teenhood didn't leave me the least confident. I never felt good enough for anyone. I remember...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 3 Responses May 29

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    My boyfriend is in the army.

    Hes away in Virgina right now, but hes going to be leaving for South Korea soon. I'm not happy about it. But we haven't been together long, but we've been best friends for 2 years. He dated one of my old friends and thats how we met. Honestly, I don't feel like im good enough...
    SimplySecure SimplySecure 16-17, F May 23

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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 1 Response Feb 10

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    I'm a freshman in college

    and all my life I've been told i was smart and gifted. I was invited to come to an early start program at my college where we take a calculus class to get a head start. All of the other people in the program got an A or a B, but I got a C. I made up for it my first semester...
    sophicticatedIgnorance sophicticatedIgnorance 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 20

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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

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    I hate that this is a topic.

    Nobody should ever have to feel like this. And I know it's easy to just say, "oh well you're good enough don't worry," but it's another thing to actually believe it. If you are a part of this topic I'm going to assume that the reason you don't feel good enough is because you...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I don't have friends anymore.

    And even when I did i never felt loved, they never cared for me but I was always there. I was always there asking if they needed help, asking if they were okay, giving advice. But they never trusted me. When they were sad, I would put all my attention on them, even if they didn...
    noonecares2009 noonecares2009 16-17, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I was a virgin when I met my husband.

    He's the only man I have ever been with. I got an STD from him. I found out after we were married. I feel tainted now, like if no one could ever have me. I am always tired . I also suffer from poor concentration and chronic fatigue. I am a christian and have stayed faithful...
    lvme lvme 36-40, F Apr 23

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    I wonder how other people found this website.

    .. Because I was looking up something really out there.
    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F 3 Responses May 9

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    And then a sponsee says omfg lol.

    Me asks why. Him says to be clean is a miracle. Him says to be free is a miracle. Him says to help others is my gift. Me ponders it. And sees good enough is a trap. One to avoid. Its hard to avoid but we can. One way is to try. So i do. EP Link
    converted converted 46-50, M Jun 8

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    I can never impress my parents like I'm not

    good enough for them. It's so stupid that once I post something on Facebook my mom finds out and tells me like what the hell why do people have to tell my mom what I post on Facebook like really? I can't post how I feel or what's on mind? Is it really that bad. Once I do...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 15

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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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    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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    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 52 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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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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    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.
    charmee26 charmee26 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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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

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    It's always me and somebody else.

    Does anyone ever feel like that? That you can't ever be the only one at anything. Like your mom just can't be nice to you or buy only you something she has to buy your sister something too. Or your friend can't only say I love you to just you , they have to say it to your other...
    Blah2779 Blah2779 16-17, F 3 Responses May 4

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    sarahbear420 sarahbear420 16-17, F 7 Responses May 3

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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 1 Response Jul 6

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    I just realized I'm not getting a piano

    for my birthday. The one I have is very old and can't stay tuned for very long, but I love to play. I went to music school for 6 years and finished it. I was a straight a student... I just never liked to practice a lot so I think my parents think I don't take piano seriously and...
    misszee19 misszee19 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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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

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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.
    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 8 Responses Mar 27

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    I feel like I'm not good enough

    for anyone or anything. Everyone's showed me I'm not loved, wanted or cared for. Maybe I'm just to ******* complicated for anyone to love. I need constant reassuring that I am loved,wanted,needed, and I'm worthy enough. Stupid me, thinking I was good enough.
    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17 2 Responses May 19

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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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    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

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    I always feel inadequate,

    defective and broken. I feel like I din't deserve the people around me and I feel I have let many of them down. I feel I'm nowhere near good enough for my boyfriend and worry that my Dad is disappointed with the person I have become. I don't know how I get past this, I've always...
    LastBusHome LastBusHome 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    Well, Not For That One Person

    I do love myself, and know I am good enough for most people who love me. But, not for that one person. That person has said hurtful things about me throughout my life. I'm never going to forget what that person said. The damage has been done, and there's no way to fully heal from...
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F Oct 13, 2013

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    Replaced

    Ever had shoes that you absolutely loved that no matter how ruffed up they were or how ugly and yellow they've gotten. You just couldn't find yourself to throw them away or give them to someone who needed them. But yet we somehow find another pair that we maybe love just as much...
    AmazinglyAmazing AmazinglyAmazing 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 2, 2012

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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 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    I'm over here depressed

    as hell and she's too busy playing video games to even notice..
    XxSaintsEyesxX XxSaintsEyesxX 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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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 am almost but not quite.

    I am just about but needs just a bit. I have the makings of something great, but great i am not. You try to mold me and i try to mold myself but alas, i realize time and time again that i am inadequate and i am not malleable.
    cartmanlover cartmanlover 18-21 Jun 3

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    I will never be good enough .

    Not matter what I do. I hate myself for it
    ithzelhernandez ithzelhernandez 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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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 4 Responses Mar 5

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    I don't think I'm good enough to hang out with

    me my two best friends. Both of them are popular. One of them is an adorable girl with an approachable and friendly aura and the other one is a person trusted by our professors because she was a former officer of a school club. While I'm just.... me. They're just too good.
    PrincezzSn0w PrincezzSn0w 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I'm not good enough anyone?

    I just feel that no one wants me? Like I'm worthless.😑 i feel like crap.
    TMonsterx TMonsterx 16-17, F 2 Responses May 7

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    NeeverForget NeeverForget 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I don't like ads like this.

    You should know your more important then anything around you so stop writing personal thoughts how your not important !!
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I feel like i'm never good enough

    for my husband. It's like everything i do makes him either annoyed or furious towards me. Is there anyone ever felt this way?
    lsla22 lsla22 22-25, F Apr 27

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    For 16 years now i thought i had found someone

    who would love me no matter what, i guess i was wrong! Apparently i'm not even good enough for him!! I just hate that it took me 16 years and two kids to figure it out.
    Unhappilymarried34 Unhappilymarried34 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 3

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