I Wish I Was Good Enough

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    Good Enough List

    I wish I was good enough.... To have a social life filled with true friends that care about me and will always be there for me through the good and the bad. To not be afraid to smile and not go around looking so depress and serious. To feel comfortable in my own skin and...
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Sep 1, 2013

    That was f*ckin stupid.

    I thought that my depression was gone. Na-ah, it was just a temporary relief. I got what I wanted so badly half an year ago. Despite that, I still tried to commit suicide in October, but my plan failed. Weird enough, I felt relieved and strong after that failed attempt. I...
    WitheredMind WitheredMind
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 14, 2016

    Just one time in my life,

    I wish I was good enough. I wish I was skinny enough. I wish I was pretty enough. I wish I was kinky enough. I wish I was sexy enough. I wish I was strong enough. I wish I was happy enough. I wish I was loveable enough. I just wish once... That I was good enough.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2014
    rangoo rangoo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2014

    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 at the point where I always wonder if anyone in our school has a crush on me or does someone look at me and say.. "God, this girl...
    Spencer024 Spencer024
    26-30, F
    Nov 15, 2014

    There's a guy I've had a crush on

    for 8 years. I know he used to have a crush on me, but I feel like he's tired of me and I just feel so sad and lonely. He doesn't make an effort to hang out even though I do. He's always been like that, but I feel like he doesn't even care about me anymore. He's on my mind all...
    lulu373 lulu373
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2014
    misconstruedthoughts misconstruedthoughts
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2014

    I Sometimes Think I Was Broken A While Ago

    i sometimes think i was broken a while ago. my childhood is a whole story that i don't need to go into but, for a very long time, i have just not thought of myself as normal. i don't believe that i deserve a normal relationship. i don't believe i deserve true love, true...
    ashgreen ashgreen
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Sep 15, 2010

    Am In Fantasy, Not In Reality

    I speak to many many females when I am on forums or places like EP. My posts and comments vary based on the topic of the forum. On some of my depression based forums I talk to females about how undesirable I am. Sad thing is that I guess I am not undesirable. I tell females...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 18, 2011

    to be loved and appreciated by my significant

    other. he tells me differently but the experiences ive read on ep from him are either his true feelings and some are straight out lies. he cant do that and when i ask indirectly about this post he denies it its like i thought that we were supposed to be each others best friend...
    figmentoftheirimagination figmentoftheirimagination
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2014

    Always The Rebound Never Good Enough For Anything Else

    Well the truth came out and I was right! I'm only good enough to be the rebound and everything said to me was crap. Apparently I'm never good enough and the things told to me have just reinforced my understanding that I'm not good enough. Men don't want someone like me, the...
    Caramelicious Caramelicious
    36-40, F
    6 Responses May 1, 2011

    Words Are Not Enough

    It seems as if you mean one thing and say another. You have said before that I am good enough, but I don't feel that way and I never have. You love to criticize me and you say you're trying to help me. What you mean is that you're trying to make me be a different person...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 22, 2010
    Samahubby Samahubby
    36-40, M
    Feb 15, 2016

    I never am. But when I wasn't

    for you it hurt, hurt more than anything that has hurt before.
    wishiwasnt10 wishiwasnt10
    26-30, M
    Jan 26, 2014

    I'm done with trying,

    I'll just keep giving in to my demons when they are present. I'm just done with it all....
    maya0871 maya0871
    16-17, F
    9 Responses Aug 11, 2015

    Yep, I usually wish I were good enough.

    Then again, it would remove the purpose of fancying someone - it's life's way of telling you exactly who you're not good enough to have. I'd like either to be good enough or have no such desires.
    Nexile90 Nexile90
    26-30, M
    Aug 8, 2014

    Getting really tired of arguing

    when it comes to how I live my life.
    Kkgunny Kkgunny
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2016

    Today's been argumentative.

    First with my coworker waking me shortly before I was ready to be up. She asks if I'm coming in on my day off. Well, normally I would say yes and come in. This is my only day off in about two weeks or so. I've been beside myself because I'm either too tired or too hyped up on...
    Kkgunny Kkgunny
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    Lonely, Depressed, Heartbroken . I Want It All To Stop

    I have always been selective with friends, I dont have many and I dont get close to many people. I dont know why thats just how I have always been. I have had girlfriends but never anything that lasted. I have fallen in love but the person did not feel the same, we have remained...
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2011

    I wish I was good enough to keep you busy.

    I wish I was good enough to be able to capture your attention and have you not worry about anything else. The reality that I've come to realize though is that i'm not. You need more than just me. I'm not the only person you talk to and i'm okay with that. I'm not the first...
    Raptax231 Raptax231
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 24, 2014

    I'm new at this but I have a lot on my mind

    and need other people to hear what I have to say. Do you ever think you're not good enough? You fall in love and get your heart broken so you just give up on trying. You meet people and get to know them but you get to know them for the wrong reasons and maybe you sleep with them...
    notg00denough notg00denough
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 20, 2014

    I wish I was even close to perfect haha!

    I think I have a good personality but some better looks wouldn't hurt lol
    TheTrollinator TheTrollinator
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2014

    I talk to people and they would be describing

    how they have a good relationship with their partner. Sometimes hearing how one person describes the person they love, makes me wish to be in a relationship. Talking to a friend, she would describe how much she loved the other person and how amazing they were. Sometimes i wish i...
    5Ora 5Ora
    22-25, M
    May 22, 2015

    Sounds so depressing

    when I say this but sometimes I wish I was someone else, someone without all these feelings and hope and dreams because i won't be ever good enough to fullfil them. I won't be able to get the guy/the job because there is always someone out there who is better than me, prettier...
    SomethingSignifigant SomethingSignifigant
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jan 6, 2015

    I seriously wish I was more important to you

    than drugs. You say I am, but actions speak louder than words. You KNOW I don like you doing drugs...yet you continue to do so. Do you even care how I feel? Ha. I'm scared to know the answer. I love you so much...but I don't know how much more of this I can take... I just need...
    tastefullyhappy tastefullyhappy
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2014

    Yes, I live for every day.

    But I can't stop thinking about whether I'm making the right choices. Sometimes I wish I came with a manual. :(
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Nov 25, 2014

    We just broke up and he already is moving on to

    the next female . It breaks my heart how careless he is seeming to act and I just wanna know why we have been together since 2012.. How is it possible ? Everything does happen for a reason tho , and since we did break up he has given me so much motivation in life .. Motivation...
    reddmarie reddmarie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 14, 2016

    I can't even find the words to write here.

    My family hates me. I am plain jane boring useless, and literal outcast of the family I live with. My husband has become annoyed with me and isolated, he has nothing romantic or physical to do with me. I'm sure if we didn't have a son we'd be divorced. My mother in law literally...
    tristaspuella tristaspuella
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 20, 2014

    And you wonder why I don't think I'm good

    enough. You say all these nice thins like "you're drop dead gorgeous and I'm glad I got to you first and even though we're an hour away from each other doesn't me I don't want to see you or try any less" but then you don't text me but you read my messages. Like seriously! This...
    notg00denough notg00denough
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 21, 2014

    I think ppl hate me or some thing

    because I'm still single and I know every one at my school and u would think at least on guy would have asked me out by now
    SykikGhost1 SykikGhost1
    16-17, F
    6 Responses Sep 27, 2014

    I wish I was good enough

    so I wouldn't wake up every morning feeling disgusted, and I wish I was good enough so he wouldn't talk to other girls...
    hebrokemyheart99 hebrokemyheart99
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2014

    You used to be someone

    who wanted to create and have something with me. Now all you want is to avoid me, because that's apparently the best way to "help" me.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 15, 2015

    Have you ever been in a love triangle?

    Both way. Either youre the one who loves two people, or youre one the one of the people they love. Well im the second one. Ive been with my boyfriend for almost 3 years and i feel like im stuck in his love triangle. He loved a friend in highschool, never told her. Then he ended...
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2015

    I Wish...

    I wish I were skinny I wish I had pretty teeth I wish my eyes were bigger I wish I had a pretty smile I wish I had a "cute" laugh I wish I could have real nails that are just as pretty as these fake ones I wish I was smart I wish I had one of those personalities that draws...
    sadsarah73 sadsarah73
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2011

    Why Cant We Reach The Bar?

    As children we live for praise, we want smiles and affection, we want our loved ones to be proud. Some of us, are showered with it. Others, WE are left in the dark.  Always living life the best you could, doing the best you could and you just weren't good enough. Not strong...
    Artemis17 Artemis17
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Jun 11, 2010

    I often feel like everyone else is good enough

    by just being who they are. But I try so hard every day and can never ever make it.
    OnyxOrOrion OnyxOrOrion
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2015

    im tired of feeling like i dont belong im tired

    of being bullied im tired of not being good enough for anybody
    cartersnider99 cartersnider99
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Nov 14, 2014

    Sometimes I wonder why my 'friends' talk bad

    about me, but then I remember I'm not good enough for any of them.
    therealsydster therealsydster
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 1, 2014

    Sometimes I don't think I'm good enough

    for life it saddens me... I also don't know people always say u will find that special someone in your life but I honestly don't think that is true at all.
    skrillex8888 skrillex8888
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 22, 2014


    Be someone's voice they want to hear on the other end of the phone
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

    Just Once...

    I wish Just once I was good enough for you, and for your friends. You have never let me meet one of your friends, or never went to a party, that you were invited to, because you never wanted me to go. I can't help but feel like I am not good enough for you. I mean, I know I am...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2010

    After 14 years of being married,

    I was told for the 3rd time in 6 months that I am not loved an never have been. I can't remember the last compliment I have gotten. But I can remember ever insult. What is wrong with me? I can take criticism and I actually invite it and welcome it because I can only...
    lu7998 lu7998
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2014

    My Friend

    sometimes it was good ..most of the time it wasn't ....we were friends but he would hide me from others claiming that it was for my own good..i never met his friends or his family ..he had children but i never met them...he always was asking me for money ....i don't know if he...
    goodseemore goodseemore
    41-45, F
    3 Responses May 1, 2011

    i really wish i could be good enough

    for someone... for anyone, friends... family... my ex... all see me as a failure, i... i just want to be good enough for once in my life, ive pretty much given up on everything... idk what to do anymore... im sorry for being so pathetic
    GabrielBois95 GabrielBois95
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 17, 2015

    It almost feels like theirs always someone

    better only the people who I've known since I was little are still around everybody else always seems to find someone better to be around and I know that maybe they weren't meant to say in life anyway but it just really bothers me, o well though
    Anotherrose96 Anotherrose96
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 27, 2014

    I just wish I could be ******* perfect then my

    parents would be proud to say that I'm theirs daughter
    pansexualgirl pansexualgirl
    16-17, F
    6 Responses Jul 17, 2015

    I wish i was good enough

    for people to admire me. I wish I was good enough to find someone who would completely understand me and be there for me. I wish I was good enough for someone to want to take care of me and support me in whatever I do. I need that so much. All those emotional emptiness, I wish...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Sep 12, 2014
    AnxiousAndAlone AnxiousAndAlone
    26-30, M
    Jul 6, 2015

    Always seems like I am not good enough.

    I am always chosen last (a.k.a. not picked and the last one standing). People hang out with me when no one else is around.
    jackryan1 jackryan1
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2015
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