20 Thoughts We All Have When We Feel Like We're Just Not Good Enough

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... and why they're totally not true.

Relationships can be MESSY. And sometimes we enter into one thinking this will be GREAT and that your partner can do no wrong.

But the reality is, after the honeymoon stage has come and gone, your partner will start to show his true colors.

While some people are ready and mature enough for a relationship, there are plenty who shouldn’t be in a relationship...for a WHILE.

But we also have to remember that it’s OK for men (and women) to not be ready for a relationship this very second of their life. But it’s even MORE important to know that their immaturity does not mean that YOU aren’t good enough.

I think we all have a friend who continually gets into a relationship with the WRONG person, and who’s to blame her? It’s extremely hard to tell a person’s intentions from a couple of dates.

When, once again, she gets let down by a guy, she often questions herself and HER self worth. When, in reality, she should be questioning what was wrong with her partner.

This can be a hard task for ANYONE. We would ALL much rather pick ourselves apart and bring ourselves down than admit that we picked a bad apple for a boyfriend.

And while it’s completely valid to have sad thoughts about ourselves, it’s important to know that that a breakup is not a result of “not being good enough.”

It’s just not! It’s MUCH more complicated than that, and more than likely has more to do with the guy’s issues than yours.

When taking a step back from the situation, you’ll find a couple things to be true:

Your grieving process will most likely start with lots of crying and some hurtful thoughts that put the blame on YOU. This is normal and will be corrected by step 2.


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After you CRY a lot, you will start to replay HIS actions through your head. Slowly you will come to see that he had some issues of his own.

Of course, no breakup or rejection is as simple as these two steps, but if you begin to put blame on yourself because of who YOU are then the relationship wasn’t worth it in the first place.

No one, and I mean absolutely NO ONE, should be making you feel like you are not good enough for them. Girl, you were too much greatness for him to handle and he was too cowardly to admit it.

You can have A LOT of feelings when you get rejected or broken up with. Check out these sad, but honest quotes that cover the wide array of feelings you may have when you feel like aren’t good enough in a relationship.

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Take time to open up to people. You'll find some don't deserve YOU.

“Nothing will knock you down quicker than offering the best of yourself to someone and it still not being good enough.” — M.W Poetry

Feeling inadequate can be too much pressure.

“I felt so much, that I started to feel nothing.”

Someone WILL care.

“I stopped talking about how I felt because I knew no one cared anyway.”

You are good enough. They just didn't realize it.

“I guess I’m just not good enough for anyone. I can’t make anyone stay. I’m not even good enough for an explanation.”

Never apologize for something that isn't true.

“I’m sorry that nothing I do is good enough.”

Your beauty is within you.

“She questioned her own beauty because of him he left scars on her self esteem…” — r.h. sin

I would!

“And if you don’t like me, as I do you; I understand. Because who would really choose a daisy, in a field of roses?”

We are not here to be wanted, we are here to be loved. There's a difference.

“I’m sorry I’m not what you wanted.”

You are good enough for anyone; some just won't see it. And that's their fault.

“At your absolute best, you still won’t be good enough for the wrong person.”

A human flaw.

“If I asked you to name all the things you love, how long would it take to name yourself.”


“Sweetheart, the right guy will make you a priority. If you find yourself feeling like you’re not good enough, it’s because he’s not good enough.” — Steve Maraboli

You should NEVER have to feel those bad feelings ever again.

“Stop looking for happiness in the place you lost it.”

Well then, they aren't worth thinking about anymore.

“I think the worst feeling in the world knowing that someone you used to talk to everyday doesn’t care about you anymore.”

It's a beautiful cadence of freedom!

“I am learning to love the sound of my feet walking away from things not meant for me.” — AG

Be kinder to yourself.

“The way you speak of yourself / the way you degrade yourself / into smallness / is abuse.” — Rupi Kaur

Maybe because you never did anything wrong in the first place.

“I can’t even explain how I feel anymore, my thoughts are so messed up in my head that I don’t even understand them.”


“Rejection doesn’t mean you aren’t good enough; it means the other person failed to notice what you have to offer.”

You don't have to be good enough for a person who was never good enough for YOU.

“My problem was not, not being good enough, my problem was thinking I had to be.”

Reel in that anchor!

“Self-doubt is the anchor that keeps our ships from sailing.”


“Don’t allow someone to make you feel like you’re not good enough.”



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