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I Want To Feel Good Enough

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    For You-not Me.

    I already know I AM enough. But I don't think I've felt accepted and loved for a very long time. my self esteem operates like a two sided mirror. What I See inside is a reflection of beauty, what I Expet others to see on the other side is ugliness, it prettty mcuh has a makeup...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M May 28, 2012

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    Something I found online.

    . read this when you don't feel good enough ~ by Jane Ysadora Dear Sweet Soul, We are all hopelessly flawed. We are all perfect luminous beings inside vulnerable hearts and bodies. We are doing our best, sometimes fumbling through near dark trying to make our way. This applies...
    Eir89 Eir89 36-40, F 10 Responses Jul 16

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    i want to feel good enough to be loved

    unconditionally by a significant other. its like everytime i start to feel even remotely better about my relationship something pops up and hinders it from continuing. i feel worthless to them despite what i say or do. i see the dating app and even if they are just "viewing...
    figmentoftheirimagination figmentoftheirimagination 26-30, F Jun 15

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    Not Sure If I Ever Will...

    I want to be too many things... I ask for very little... but, I do not think I will ever be good enough for anything, or anyone. All I can do is hope right now. I want to feel good enough for God...I want to feel good enough for love... I want to feel good enough for my family...
    bloodmoon777 bloodmoon777 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    Main Priority To Feel Good Enough For Men And Courses, Good Paying Jobs And Big Money

    I want to feel good enough for a nice big house and a nice lifestyleI want to feel good enough for a degree in law and whatever reallyI want to feel good enough to travel and stay in nice hotels, and have nice things etcI want to feel good enough for any guy I like.... as a...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Apr 12, 2012

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    Mostly my stepdad, all I do is tri to please him.. But what ever I do is never good enough for him. He calls me and my siblings some awful things sometimes and he makes my mom cry...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 17

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    I'm not good enough... I was never good enough to be friends with people at school- they all turned against me and tormented me for years. I was never good enough for S- his...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Actually not good enough or I v been surrounded by those who think I m not good enough, or it's me who doesn't think I m good enough. All 3 possibilities are possible I dislike...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 2

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    Ugh! The most unappreciated feeling in the world is 'FEELING NOT GOOD ENOUGH.' Lately, I been feeling like if I am alone. Feels like everything I try doing is wrong. I never do...
    Jaiyy Jaiyy 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I wasn't good enough for my ex, i really cared for them but things they did hurt me.. They weren't faithful they flirted with others and couldn't let go of a lady lover. I feel...
    kanashimi93 kanashimi93 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 8

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    It’s so frustrating to know that he’ll never want you because he deserves someone better than you, prettier. It’s not that you aren’t good or pretty… it’s that you’re...
    pats17 pats17 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I spent my childhood watching my mom try to be good enough for my dad. Then I got married and spent 15 years listening to my ex telling me how I'm not good enough. I finally got...
    superwholockimom superwholockimom 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 2

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    I don't believe I'm attractive I need felt good enough for the people around me or my ex.. I feel like I'll never be good enough I compare myself to girls and wish I could change...
    kanashimi93 kanashimi93 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    my mother keeps saying i'm not good enough. she gets angry with me easily and keeps me in my room cleaning things i can't even see wrong. It hurts to feel like i will never make...
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 17

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    I feel like im not good enough. I always feel like im the outsider. Sure, im the "comedian" in my littel "clique" but it does not feel right. I feel like i dont belong there. Like...
    fabiola214 fabiola214 13-15, F Nov 3

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    And tired of hearing otherwise. Successful groom. But look at societal proof of grooming. Worse or no good growth. Barking. Superiority. Greed. Ego. Its crap...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    No matter how many times I change everything about me, I still am not enough to be excepted by my own family. A close knit bug family filled with all kinda of different people and...
    lizard42o lizard42o 22-25, F Oct 31

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    I don't feel like I'll ever really be good enough but I'm not gonna bother with people who make me feel that way anymore.. I'm gonna be more wise with relationships from now on...
    kanashimi93 kanashimi93 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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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...
    byancax33 byancax33 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I always feel like no one thinks I'm good enough, and I try not to agree with them When I see so many people that seem better than me
    nickwrocks1 nickwrocks1 13-15, M Oct 31

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    I know that some of my family and friends say certain things to me to make me think that i am not good enough, but i have to understand that they have set limits on my capabilities...
    Andrea408 Andrea408 22-25 1 Response Nov 5

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    I feel like i am never good enough for my family, im always such a disappointment
    loveyourselfalways loveyourselfalways 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    I know I'm not perfect, so I try to make up for my imperfections with other things, like putting myself second, so that the people I love and care about will feel like I'm still...
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I will never good enough for anyone I'm to worthless and ugly
    AngieM12 AngieM12 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    I know im not good enough. I do try to give 100% but lucky if I get anywhere. idk
    realeo realeo 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I feel this way constantly and hate it :( Why can't I just ever be good enough? :'(
    imgivingupnow imgivingupnow 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 5

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    Defeated, 'not good enough', inadequate: all arbitrary concepts swirling in our heads. They are a state of mind, and the mind is volatile. Iv lived with the cycle on repeat for...
    yourtheocean yourtheocean 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 5

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    after being cheated on and lied to constantly, i have not given you any reasons to not trust me, so why do you constantly treat me like im worthless why cant you b more considerate...
    cynR1993 cynR1993 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    I always have this thought pacing though my mind. I always think that there is someone who is better than me and will treat that person better then i could ever do. Im just ever...
    PeaceAndLove1 PeaceAndLove1 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I've decided that I'm not good enough. You might be surprised at how many girls online complain about fat and ugly guys talking to them. I believe in love, but I've learned that...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 11

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    im tired of feeling like i dont belong im tired of being bullied im tired of not being good enough for anybody
    cartersnider99 cartersnider99 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 14

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    I just hope that one day I meet the love of my life and that he will understand me and that will cherish me even in the bad times. I will always accept him and I hope he will...
    ZaquoyaTinsley ZaquoyaTinsley 13-15, F a week ago

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    I'm having trouble at school with french and it makes me feel like an idiot. I think I'm dropping out and I'm terrified! I try my best, but my best isn't good enough. :(
    Hoffnung Hoffnung 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's so hard to find a good man, that is career driven, family oriented, and faithful.. I honestly don't think I'll ever find a good man. It's a shame they go after young girls...
    DonaasF DonaasF 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have known a girl for 3 years now, and despite everything she only sees me as another friend. She is now a senior and is going to leave possibly out of state. I really love her...
    Delta7190 Delta7190 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel good when press a pinball machine start button and a steel ball jumps off on the right hand side to be ready to jet.
    GreonCosmicParticle GreonCosmicParticle 26-30, M Nov 16

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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...
    notthatclassy notthatclassy 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 4

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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...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So I was at a dance last night and I usually sit alone at them and don't ask anyone to dance, and the guy I like asked me to dance so we did and he said "so did you come here alone...
    ilikecatsokk ilikecatsokk 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I've always felt Inferior to others because of the way I look. As a kid I was told I was ugly and worthless because I didn't look like the prettier girls. When I was 13 I was told...
    batjokes batjokes 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    Last week I had to go to my local home improvement store. I usually go in the middle of the day to avoid any semblance of a crowd. Thus I had the place mostly to myself - except a...
    CatalinaVanilla CatalinaVanilla 26-30, F Nov 9

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    Do I need to be more mature? Do I need to blend in with all thise people? Should I be more of someone else? Should I do everything you want until who knows when? I don't get it. I...
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I feel sorry for you guys out there who have self esteem issues like me. I understand that it's not that we fish for compliments - but this is just what we really feel. You know Im...
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F Nov 15

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    How sad is it that I fell in love with the one person who makes me feel my lowest. I want you to disappear, but only if you can take with you all the memories that you have given...
    thel0stgirl thel0stgirl 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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...
    Nexile90 Nexile90 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago