Single Dad Laughing: The disease called "Perfection": "- Sent using Google Toolbar"
Very much worth a read, as is the follow-up at the bottom.
Trying to be perfect, knowing I was perceived by some people as perfect, not wanting or being able to admit that I was not and didn't want to be perfect has been a major part of pressure and pain in my life. Learning to stop trying to be perfect or to expect other people to be perfect is the most useful thing I've ever done. It's a ongoing lesson and a hard one. But it's essential.