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My Dad - April 15th 2009, 01:22 AM

Im sorry im ugly, Im sorry Im fat, Im sorry I dont make good grades, Im sorry I quit band, Im sorry I quit softball, Im sorry I quit girl scouts, Im sorry im not your image of a good daughter,Im sorry I eat away my problems, Im sorry we have nothing in common, Im sorry you cant trade me in, Im sorry I text to much, Im sorry Im always on the computer, Im sorry I hate being in the house, Im sorry I have an attitude, Im sorry I say oh my god to much, Im sorry I go to church every sunday and wednesday, Im sorry I dont do everything you say, Im sorry I cut, Im sorry about my scars, Im sorry I overdose, Im sorry Ive tried to commit suicide, Im sorry I wanted help, Im sorry that you dont care, Im sorry that I dont want help anymore, Im sorry I hate this life, Im sorry Im too emotional, Im sorry Im not emotionally enough, Im sorry I dont always smile, Im sorry I like dark clothes, Im sorry I like hair in my face, Im sorry I wear to much makeup, Im sorry that I bug you, Im sorry that when you yell at me I yell back, Im just sorry, Im sorry Im sorry Im sorry

I cant meet his expectations. Nothing I do is every good enough, He's never proud of me. I want to cut most of the time because of him.

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Re: My Dad - April 15th 2009, 02:32 AM

Hey Kendi.
I know it's hard to be treated this way, believe me. Especially when it's someone in your own family who seems to never appreciate you. But don't let your father get you down. He might pick out your flaws and get angry with you for certain things, but I'm sure that he really does care about you, and may even be more proud of you than you think. He just might not always show it. No matter what, just be you. You're not going to be able to please everyone in life, but people are going to appreciate you no matter what. They might just not always do such an amazing job of letting you know that.

Have you tried talking to your dad about these things? Maybe letting him know that you don't feel as if you are exactly appreciated or cared about around him? Maybe he would try and take that into consideration the next time he's about to put you down. It sounds like you guys really need to talk and realize that despite the little flaws you and he both might have, you're still one great person. And I'm sure that he does in fact see you in that way. Maybe, like I said, he just doesn't always show it.

You definitely are enough, Kendi And you're perfectly fine, more than fine, actually, the way you are. Hang in there. x

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Re: My Dad - April 15th 2009, 03:06 AM

When I was younger, I used to have the same problem. No matter what I did or how hard I tried, I felt like I was never good enough for my parents. A B+ in a class was like the ultimate failure in school and I just never seemed to be able to work enough around the house for them to be satisfied.

But then one day, when I was about 13, I finally realized that I shouldnt give a fuck if Im good enough for them, as long as I felt like I was good enough for myself. Im still having trouble with that self-esteem thing but at least I try not to let my parents bring me down.

Its all about YOU, honey. If they don't think we're good enough, then thats their fucking problem.

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But everything that lives is born to die
And so I say to you that nothing really matters
And all you do is stand and cry.

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