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I Feel Like Im Not Good Enough

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    every second, every minute,

    every hour of everyday. i know i have a really bad self esteem issue, i did try to work on it for years. I am not perfect, nobody is. but dont we wanna see ourselves as beautiful not just on the inside but outside too? cuz lets face it, people dont notice ur personality at...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 10

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    I am a lame. I have never been socially accepted

    and now matter how hard I try nothing will ever change that.. I just wish the looks would stop showing on their faces when I say something or make a joke. All I get is silence. When I'm around people that arnt lame I feel more alone than ever. I feel not wanted. And I hear them...
    Guitartist Guitartist 18-21, M 1 Response May 14, 2014

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    Again Again Again

    never measuring up to whatever i think i have to. never as good as everyone else. always going to fail. i dont matter.
    Cinderelly Cinderelly 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    8 Word Story

    Y o u   w e r n t   t h e r e   w h e n   i   w a i t e d   f o r   y o u ! ! !
    AnnahSubmissivecumslut212 AnnahSubmissivecumslut212 26-30, F Dec 7, 2012

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    Lasbutterfly Lasbutterfly 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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    I'm about to start a new job by tomorrow,

    but I'm nervous because this is my first job. I've never worked before. Advice?
    yumgrande yumgrande 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 23, 2014

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    Whenever I think someone is attractive the very

    next thought in my head is that you are so stupid stop thinking that Bcuz you are clearly not good enough.
    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    sadgurl2015 sadgurl2015 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    I don't know why. Just always have

    that feeling. I keep telling myself that I am but somehow the feeling works it's way back.
    BandGeek741 BandGeek741 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2014

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    Do you ever feel like everything you do isn't

    sufficient? Like you will never be perfect, or even close to it. You will never make someone happy at all times, never be pretty enough, and never smart enough. There will always be someone better than you. And you're just waiting for your friends, family, and boyfriend to...
    enbarlev enbarlev 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 2, 2014

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    For anyone. Even though they deserve someone

    better than to be stuck with you. Ever feel like that? :( Yupp.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 4

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    It Is Like This...

    Imagine you're walking down a street in 20 degree weather and you spot a homeless man.  He is wearing shorts and flip flops.  You offer to get him a meal from McDonald's and he says, "I don't like McDonald's."  You offer him a coat and he says, "I don't like blue...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 7, 2010

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    I am: Canadian 59 Transgender Humorous

    Lonely Horny Kinky Intelligent Overweight Stressed Overwhelmed Caring Empathetic Hiding Athletic Pained Cute Flirtatious Inquisitive Tenacious Perceptive Wine lover Conversationalist Adventurous Demonstrative How would you describe yourself?
    RichardsonC RichardsonC 56-60, T a week ago

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    I never feel good enough

    for anyone. I feel I always do something wrong to make the people in my life leave or say certain things, I seem to always **** something up.. Maybe life isn't for everyone
    twibiebz94 twibiebz94 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    No matter how hard I try to help out

    or be loving to people who treat me negatively I always feel like something is wrong with me. I'm a loving person and I try my best to be the most loving to others who aren't so loving back to me. People who reject me when I'm trying to be kind and help out and for them to treat...
    lowe1993 lowe1993 22-25, F Mar 9, 2014

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    I am pathetic...I just can't let go of my ex.

    I have done everything I could to get rid of him from my life....but fail after a few months. I have deleted him from all the social networks except whatsapp cos I know his number like the palm of my hand. I will delete his number and then save it again the next minute just to...
    Desireen Desireen 31-35, F Mar 17, 2014

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    Well everybodies allowed to break down

    once in awhile right? So I live my life for my daughter. Her moms a piece of ****. I've raised her for 6 years by myself. I've done alot to give her the life she deserves. I want one thing. One thing I ask and pray for. Not a million dollars or a nicer car lol. Love. Someone to...
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 14

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    I Made A Big Mistake!

    Four years and a move across the country with this guy and it hits me like a ton of bricks that he does not love me. He lost the woman he truly loves a week after we met. I'm only a do for now. I think I'm a substitute. He is almost completely emotionless towards me. He treats me...
    Fireflower352 Fireflower352 36-40, F Nov 17, 2013

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    So a couple months ago I started talking to

    this really nice guy that I thought was cute, we started Dating buy them we just broke up and I'm not sure. But he didn't mean to break up with me. So a couple days ago we started talking again and it seemed different, better, more ease, but il he was acting different today and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 15

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    All my life my classmates have called me ugly.

    I never even had one friend as a child besides my cousins. I did "ok" is school. Now i'm a senior in high school, I got my braces off, but my face is still going through puberty aka I have hideous acne even though I've been trying almost every thing to get rid of it. I did make...
    anapinacola anapinacola 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2014

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    I always try but in the end it's a fail Every

    one tells me I'm not good enough y?
    Wolflover247 Wolflover247 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 7, 2014

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    for him I always do I'm not what he expected

    yet I don't know what he expected cuz he won't tell me I guess that's his way of punishing me for I don't even know what!!!
    ohimjustagirl ohimjustagirl 31-35, F Jun 11

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    I honestly feel sometimes

    that I'll never be enough for someone. My past relationships have all ended in them cheating. I guess the grass really was greener. I battle depression and serious self esteem issues....that crap doesn't help. I know I'm not enough for myself, but I really doubt I ever will feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 19

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    This one hits close to home.

    I feel like I have some intellectual maturity but when it comes to life and practical skills I just fall reprehensibly short. It's discouraging and disheartening.
    ambivilantjustice ambivilantjustice 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    No one ever gives a **** about me

    or what I want. friends that i am close to and that i have spent so much time with find it so easy to just push me aside. im never the first one on anyone's mind. im always just an after thought. nothing i do is ever enough
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 19

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    Even Guardians Can Fall

    Even Guardians can fall and feel like despite doing the best they can, that they are not good enough. Not charming enough, not smart enough, not understanding enough or not compassion enough. Take your pick of reasons including the ones stated and beyond. I've lost a so called...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    I Dont Think I Will Ever Be.

    I dont think i meet todays "standards" I never really have. Im always below them. Or even peoples standards. They never seem to like me. for stupid reasons or good ones. I have never been good enough for people, my family, friends or anyone. relation ship wise, It be...
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    My mom has yet again made me feel like a piece

    of **** and everything I do is wrong so I don't know why I try when I don't even deserve to be here.
    iflipppppp iflipppppp 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    Quest For Perfection

    I think it starts when you're very young.  Parents that yell and tell you why couldn't you get a 99% instead of the 90% that you did get.  But then it continues.  Jobs that demand perfection; Quality Control, Audits, etc.  Flawlessness; no acne, no fat, no...
    jouniah jouniah 26-30 3 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    I rarely feel like I'm good enough

    for anything. My ex husband left me for someone he met on the internet about 5 years ago. I was devastated. We hadn't been happy for awhile...just had a lot going on in our lives at that time...but he would always say that he would never leave me. But as soon as another...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Dec 7, 2014

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    As I walked out of his car feeling like ****

    for letting him use me just for pleasure, I got the undeniable feeling that I will never be good enough for anybody. It hurts me to think that these past 7 months talking to him, getting to know him and opening up to him little by little ended up in a booty call on a Monday...
    tatyana16 tatyana16 18-21, F Jul 8

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    Managers at one job didn't like me

    and it made me unhappy so I quit. Now I got fired from my new job. My housemates don't like me. I haven't been close with any of my friends in such a long time. I feel like I'm always ******* something up even though I want so much to be happy it's like I hold myself back. I'm...
    msr1122 msr1122 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Feel like I'm a last resort,

    everyone puts me down all the time- no wonder I have no friends. How do I turn my life around? Why does life hurt so much
    bubbles123xxx bubbles123xxx 22-25, F Sep 5, 2014

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    Hi, This message is a far cry from my usual

    cheery goofy updates, but I guess being so far from my family at this time of year has me emotional and has got me thinking. I am a very sexual and sensual person, but lately I feel like that is all my worth. Every conversation I have seems to turn to that. Every man I meet...
    doryx doryx 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    I feel like no one trusts me with

    responsibility. I am at a point in my life where I need to figure out who I am going to be and I feel like I am going to end up waitressing or bartending (nothing against these jobs) for the rest of my life even though I have a bachelor's degree and I am almost finished with a...
    ImOnTheOutside ImOnTheOutside 22-25, F Oct 23, 2014

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    No matter what I do and how well I do it,

    it's still never enough for anybody. I'm the ****** friend and a horrible daughter even though all I do is try and please everybody, not to mention nobody knows that I'm anorexic and that I cry all the time because I'm so ******* unhappy I honestly don't know why I haven't...
    iflipppppp iflipppppp 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2014

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    By nature I'm a social person.

    I like to be around people, talking to them, hanging out. A lot of times through texting, I text how I feel. I text the way I am feeling. I've always assumed others do that too. So when someone texts "K." Or "cool." Etc.. Really short uninteresting answers. It makes me feel like...
    BeautifullyAmiss BeautifullyAmiss 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    Sometimes I get weak

    and feel this way
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 18-21, F Jan 15

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    I feel like I'm not a good enough daughter

    or sister or girlfriend. I'm not like my sisters everything I do is wrong and everything they do is right,I feel like my parent love them more then me,an I feel like all my sisters hate me,but worst of all I feel like I'm a horrible girlfriend I feel like all the other girl are...
    munchkin07 munchkin07 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2014

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    I don't feel I'm good enough

    because I am the best.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Jan 15

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    The journey is not easy at all.

    I want to help others, and I want to get better. I want to be a better person, and right now I'm working on that. Self help is something I'm trying to understand, and I'm sharing my mind with the internet. I'm trying to share my experiences and help others in similar situations...
    haileycuddlebug haileycuddlebug 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2014

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    all my life people have made me feel worthless.

    I was very ugly an I used to get made fun of. boys didn't like me. now I still feel like I'm not good enough for anybody or anything. I swear to God my whole life has just been negative .
    byancax33 byancax33 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    My aunt, uncle and cousins didn't come to my

    graduation ceremony because there wasn't enough tickets, so they promised they would watch it at home, but I just found out that they didn't watch it at all. Not even to see me walk across. My own family doesn't care enough to watch and support me on one of the most important...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 8

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    I'm always working hard

    and nobody appreciates it.
    boyfrog boyfrog 22-25, M Apr 11

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    I feel like I'm not good enough

    for the university I want to go to. I feel like I'm not good enough for people to like me. I feel like I'm not good enough for my parents to love me. I feel like I'm not good enough for my friends to love me. I feel like I'm not good enough to sustain a relationship. I feel like...
    MissViviann MissViviann 18-21, F Jun 27

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