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I Feel Like I'm Not Good Enough

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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...
    eflor1436 eflor1436 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I'll Never Be Good Enough - i do not cry i cut i do not hate my life i hate myself. this is important for you to know. i'm a failure, i cant do anything right! i'm so ungrateful...
    cutter15 cutter15 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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    Everybody seems to focus on the negatives. Nobody ever sees the positive. If everything I do is wrong, it makes me feel like I will never accomplish anything in life. Which will...
    socalsissi socalsissi 36-40, T 2 Responses Mar 6

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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...
    Cheekymonkey1997 Cheekymonkey1997 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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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...
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 13, 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...
    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...
    angusmcfarland angusmcfarland 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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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...
    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 11 Responses Mar 27

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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...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    The voices grow louder by the day. Each one infiltrates my mind with ideas of how I should be, according to other's expectations of me, and what I should be doing with my life...
    LifeLover12 LifeLover12 18-21, F Mar 10

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    I always feel like I have to impress everyone & i hate that about my self.
    DeToxKingz DeToxKingz 18-21, M Feb 22

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    I've always felt like I'm not good enough! I can't do anything right! No matter how hard I try, I can't make em proud of me! The fact tht I've made it this far, still not good...
    Ellias95 Ellias95 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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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...
    AnalyticalAly AnalyticalAly 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 9, 2009

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    I've been feeling this way recently. I have a crush on a boy for a year already but he doesn't even talk to me. Am I not good enough for him? I know I'm not a good conversation...
    Tiffany98702 Tiffany98702 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    I suffer severe depression. I had to make a choice between getting a car and getting my meds. I got a car. You'd think that'd be good because I can always refill my meds on my next...
    hezapriin hezapriin 26-30, F Mar 13

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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 1 Response Apr 8

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    People say there is no such thing as middle child syndrome but sometimes I can't help think that maybe it could be true. I am middle to two brothers and the only girl. I have...
    Clagerag Clagerag 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    24 Years Old and Never Been In a Relationship Because I'm Not Good Enough - I feel that I'm not good enough for anyone, whether inside or outside. I feel ugly and fat and no matter...
    cityonfire cityonfire 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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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...
    imkristi imkristi 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 11

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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...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    Well, I have to admit this.... But luckily I'm still young. Lots of chances to improve myself. Here we go. Let's see what I can bring to myself.
    MartialArtsGuy MartialArtsGuy 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 10

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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...
    KiwiDan KiwiDan 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 12

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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...
    fadedmind fadedmind 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 5

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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 just want to scream is loud as I can I want to start yelling at ppl to grow up already they act like kids like really
    lovesmakeup lovesmakeup 22-25, F 2 days ago

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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 4 Responses Mar 28

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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...
    lifesize lifesize 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    I feel like **** right now.
    littlemeonly littlemeonly 13-15, F a week 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...
    missmandy777 missmandy777 26-30 44 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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    Never Quite Get It - nothing seems to go right.the more i try,the worse it seems to get.i try every way ,but it fails inthe end.i never have the right words.and all i see is pain.i...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 4 Responses Apr 8, 2009

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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...
    PrincezzSn0w PrincezzSn0w 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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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...
    AmazinglyAmazing AmazinglyAmazing 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 2, 2012

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    I guess I'm just not good enough to be in my mom's life. I guess I caused to much misery and stress for her to at least say that she "loves" me and actually mean it. I guess...
    MaddieMoo14 MaddieMoo14 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    There are people in my life that have made me feel so insecure and self conscious and sadly they are all men that I have chosen
    brittd90 brittd90 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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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...
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 4 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...
    sarsuz sarsuz 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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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...
    stardust7 stardust7 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 1, 2012

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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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    My Break Up Has Made Me Feel Unworthy And Not Good Enough For Somebody That I Thought Would Love Me Unconditionally - So to give you guys a little background story into our...
    pugs390 pugs390 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2013

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    I always feel like theres someone that will always be better than me and prettier than me for someone i like
    lovebugy18 lovebugy18 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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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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    Did But Now I Am Unsure - For most of my life I felt this way. Felt I would never be good enough for anybody. Caused by many different reason, I gave up on seeing my self worth...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 10 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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    I have been married for two and a half years. In our marriage my husband will find everything I do annoying. I would cook something he would be like you can't cook like my mum, you...
    unhappy01 unhappy01 26-30, F Feb 14

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    Just let everyone know don't message me if u above 29 I won't answer I'm sick if getting messages from older ppl it's gross
    lovesmakeup lovesmakeup 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    When your raised to believe it, you continue to feel this way all through life. Living that way now. I know I have issues with it. I'm fully aware it's not how to think, but when...
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 5

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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...
    j963 j963 16-17 1 Response Apr 10, 2013

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    I feel like I'm just not good enough for my parents, my father is a doctor, and my mother is a dentist, and my sister is in law school now, and they just favor her over me. It's so...
    danman96 danman96 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    Passionate Failure -      My unfortunate passion is writing.  I say "unfortunate" because ... well ... I pretty much suck at writing.  Translated: My...
    suzyn65 suzyn65 41-45 9 Responses Jul 15, 2010

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    Insecurities - I feel like I'm not good enough for the person I love. He gets attention from so many girls and I feel like I don't from other guys. I know I'm not ugly, but for...
    sgrnspce93 sgrnspce93 16-17 2 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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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...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    U no what? I dont really care if u were not tipsy, I have no idea y u walked awah from me, I thought we were gonna be trashed but I guess u lied to me an d didnt want to. Im a lil...
    lovesmakeup lovesmakeup 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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