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I Am My Own Worst Enemy

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    I always think the worst of myself -

    that I'm fat, that I'm ugly, that I'm a bad friend, a bad wife etc. I get so sick of these thoughts but they are so hard to shift and I don't believe people who tell me I'm not those things either. I feel like that makes it worse and drives people away from me.
    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 28

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    I convince myself to believe

    that I am not worthy of things I've felt fully worthy of before. At times I truly don't believe in myself.
    clamthatjams clamthatjams 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    I would love to stop getting in my own way

    every time something positive happens in my life. To stop saying why and start saying why not! Stop over thinking situations. I mentally complicate everything. I am way too hyper sensitive. I can get way to high when things are good and just totally hit bottom if something...
    newlifeforme73 newlifeforme73 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    I talk to myself in my head.

    ..daily...it seems like all the time. Most of it is negative crap. How stupid, fat, unloveable, pathetic I am...how I'm not pretty enough, smart enough, thin enough, good enough, etc. It's tiring. I can't imagine letting another person talk to me like that & putting up with...
    RubyLane RubyLane 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 19, 2014

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    I am my own worst enemy

    because I say and do things I probably shouldn't. Not sure why I do that. It is almost like I am two different people. It's like I pick on my self making me my own worst enemy.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 days ago

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    I've been repeating the same mistakes in life

    for so long now... i think 'll start calling them traditions
    seniordingdong seniordingdong 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    Sometimes I'm so disappointed in myself

    and never know what i want. I hate myself for never being outgoing but....
    12emilio12 12emilio12 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I have recently decided to stop being my own

    worst enemy. I have recently decided to try to change things for the better and care more about myself.
    saddeena saddeena 41-45, F 11 Responses May 3, 2014

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    I have got to stop letting people stress me out.

    But given a lifetime of shut up and take it it's easier said than done. I have keep how stressed and depressed I am a secret so long, that no one in my life really sees how past the breaking point I am
    Wantfreedom67 Wantfreedom67 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 8

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    I need to start thinking about the consequences

    of my actions, because i've hurt too many people. And i've been careless. At the same time, I would appreciate if you could refrain from being passive aggressive, it is not something I tolerate. I didn't ask for you to love me. It's not my fault that I don't love you. Just...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I'm an extreme over thinker.

    (Call me pretty? I spend legit 2 hours over thinking if u just said that or u meant it) I have a low self confidence. (I really have no reason for it I just do dill with it) I tend to care for other more then myself leaving me at the point where I know nothing about myself (I...
    sixpackbookworm sixpackbookworm 13-15, F 8 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    I love being alone, but I get

    so lonely, does anyone else feel this?
    melodyfey melodyfey 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    Couldn't have said it better.

    No motivation. No energy. No real care. An urge to cling to the things that results in my surroundings transforming into a misery.
    MatchedWithBlack MatchedWithBlack 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I really don't know who I am anymore.

    I know changes in my life need to be made and so desperately want them but always end up finding an excuse or reason not to make them. I convince myself that things are ok for so long and then end up having a really bad night like tonight. I hate me for pitying myself and end up...
    lu3elle79 lu3elle79 36-40, F 14 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    My husband is working overseas

    and found out that he was cheating on me, I called him one day and it's the woman who answered the phone telling me that my husband love her now not me, I felt like my blood pressure just shoots up to the roof but can not say a word. This is the first time that I've experience...
    contemplating15 contemplating15 51-55, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    If people thought of me the way I do myself;

    they'd never associate with me.
    Disobey247 Disobey247 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    Without a doubt, I am.

    I know exactly how to stop letting myself get used, it's easy, just don't go out alone to parties where I don't know anyone. If i'm at a party with friends, nothing happens. It's not even that they have to stop anything from happening, I'm simply a different person, I'm always...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2014

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    Finding my self worth is probably my biggest

    struggle right now. The only time I seem to get mad anymore is when it's at myself. The other day I was so furious and frustrated that I punched the counter top really hard, hard enough to make me think I broke my hand.
    Corick Corick 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 27

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    After being in therapy

    for quite some time now, I see that other people think highly of me and I get told that I am cute and adorable. I spend so much time getting ready everyday to make myself look as good as possible and I spend so much time looking in the mirror (not in a conceited way) trying to...
    Missprincessgabby Missprincessgabby 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    Perhaps I'm too open in my writing on

    experience project. So many are unappreciative of a young woman expressing herself.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 15 Responses Jul 20

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    My truck was just repossessed.

    I was told a few months ago that it could be done. Now I am trying to look online for the loan and it isn't there. Can I still payoff the full amount, if it is no longer there?
    JamesonOnRocks JamesonOnRocks 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    Sometimes I look in the mirror

    and I seriously wanna fight the guy looking back at me. Until I realize, I already am. That's everyone's struggle. Some choose to drink, some choose drugs, some choose p.orn, some choose video games; some choose any addiction they can latch themselves onto to help them "numb...
    Logic34 Logic34 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 3

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    I can't sleep! Why is it my mind starts going

    crazy the second I try going to bed?
    lylely81 lylely81 31-35, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    it's confusing when you can't determine

    if the signs are for you to give up or just a test to see how long you could hold on
    raiee raiee 26-30 2 Responses Aug 23

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    The only person I've ever fought in my whole

    life was myself. It will drive you mad!
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    modestihawkins modestihawkins 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    Yes.. I'm my own worst enemy.

    Because the greatest & the hardest battle is to fight with our own soul i.e. To fight with the evil inside within ourselves.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 21

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    Sometimes I wish I believed in a religion of

    some sort so that I could at least have a sense of purpose and obligation, something that would give me the daily strength to do whatever it takes to fulfill my life, right now pretty much all the goals I've set are taken care of, so I guess I'm feeling pretty jaded, and I hate...
    NewBeginnings00 NewBeginnings00 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 12

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    I have everything I need to do anything I want.

    I am physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually strong. I am very witty and quick witted. I can learn any subject I take an interest in. If I succeed it will be through hard work and effort. The difference in being bad at something and being good at something is the time...
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 26

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    Don't you hate when you try to have a

    conversation with yourself and you are told to shut up. :/
    NoOneImportantNow NoOneImportantNow 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    I can tear myself down to ruble,

    or I can be motivational, even inspirational. I suffer from depression, but I'm trying to fight it. Trust me, I've been there. If you feel weak, like you can't fight any longer, talk to me! I can help! I can give you strength and pick you back up on your feet! Maybe even more! I...
    MrSandmann MrSandmann 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    " You are your own worst enemy.

    If you can learn to stop expecting impossible perfection, in yourself and others, you may find the happiness that has always eluded you" - Lisa Kleypas , Love in the Afternoon I have to learn to remove all these negative thoughts in my head... And apply this quote more to my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    RainSword RainSword 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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    I feel that I hate myself.

    I feel as though that everything I do is so I can stay alone. Every time I lash out a person I feel sick. I just want to tell them I am sorry. But it never helps. It makes me feel worse because all I want is to be with someone I am interested and the last three days I destroyed...
    Jack0fAllTrades Jack0fAllTrades 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I feel like I can't trust anyone.

    I gave up on myself, so others gave up on me too. I did this to myself. I just hate that I did :/ I wish I could go back in time...I just wish there was a way to fix this. A way to not feel like a psychopath. Why the hell would I push everyone who cares about me away?! Why would...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I have never like myself

    because all I see is a vague reflection barely visable in a cracked mirror as blood drips from my knuckles....
    samsthemann samsthemann 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 7

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    I fear losing someone

    so much that it makes my mind race and anxiety goes out of control. Then I lose them....
    cifer21 cifer21 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 3

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    什么玩意儿???Fuckyou.

    😢这个好玩吗 好玩吗
    msroaMing msroaMing 18-21, M Aug 7

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    What doesn't kill you,

    makes you stronger... (Or, it makes you wanna kill someone else)
    Nae82 Nae82 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    I really wish I knew how to handle my emotions

    and situations better. -feeling really down on myself.
    createmeover createmeover 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    Nothing scares me more

    than being alone with my own thoughts..
    OneMoreBrokenSoul OneMoreBrokenSoul 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    So technically, that means

    that I am in fact sleeping with the enemy. hmmmm. Can't make this schtuff up I tell ya.
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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    I kno i **** people around me

    and im sorry for that ...
    zaynbaby12 zaynbaby12 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's been about a year

    since I last cut myself... Today I got angry and made over 54 cuts on my thighs
    cutsandbruises cutsandbruises 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Self sabotage ... That's what one counselor

    said to me ... That I self sabotaged myself ... Yea, I've done that quite a bit ... I don't know why. Caroline Myss talks about it as part of one's archetypes.
    bleubyrd bleubyrd 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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