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I Am My Own Worst Enemy

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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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    Feel like I'm in a daze today.

    No particular reason why just feel detached. Apathy at its best.
    hidden7 hidden7 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 5

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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 have a tattoo on my forearm

    that reminds me to not be so negative. if you watch me long enough you'll noticd me clench my fist and flex the forearm. this is my "shake off the negative vibe" reminder. somedays i dont think in bad looking. other days i know im ugly. somedays i think im smart. other days...
    ugolliii ugolliii 36-40, M 7 Responses Aug 21

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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 3 days ago

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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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    modestihawkins modestihawkins 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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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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    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.
    Beautybeast11 Beautybeast11 13-15, F 48 mins ago

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    I do wrong when I want to do right.

    I hate when I want to love. I alienate when I want to draw nearer. I think it might be impossible to change when deep down I think I can't. Battling that doubt and fear is my constant struggle right now. Could love give me the security I need to change today?
    JoeMarvel JoeMarvel 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 1

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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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    I kno i **** people around me

    and im sorry for that ...
    zaynbaby12 zaynbaby12 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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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 21 hrs 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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    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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    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 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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    Nothing scares me more

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

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    For the past few days I've been whatsapping my

    crush, the first day I asked him if I can join their event, and if yes what would be the appropriate time, he welcomes me and the next morning we were texting when arriving about location and time. Then after that I didn't bother him for a day, and on a second day, I came up...
    52hell 52hell 26-30, F Jul 23

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 come to the conclusion

    that I don't need anyone
    Nae82 Nae82 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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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 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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    Yesterday again I chose to feel rejection

    and self-pity instead of just telling my partner '"I would like to talk to you" when she was doing something else. My indulgence for victimism, a tendency I have fought a lot lately against, is stronger than I believed. So I closed in my shell and made her feel worried and sad...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 30

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    Sometimes I wish I could travel back in time to

    my self freshman year in hs and start my life over
    oz10 oz10 22-25, M Jul 22

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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've recently been thinking about memories,

    and specifically how they validate a certain experience. It all started a while ago, I was listening to the radio, and an ad came on. The ad was for a dental clinic, they said that the pain you experience there, will be forgotten. Which made me realize something. Yesterday was...
    TheLastOfTheSassMasters TheLastOfTheSassMasters 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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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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    " 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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    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 spend more time worrying about my life

    than doing anything to fix it.
    oceanwalker oceanwalker 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 9

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    I wish was was JUST my own worst enemy.

    I'm also others. Im ucky to have great people in my life. they are cursed with me. my self destructive ways have left me in the empty end of a 9 year marrige. the outside of a huge party where almost everyone was invited. And alone desprately looking for any form of...
    ugolliii ugolliii 36-40, M 5 days ago

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

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    I post pretty pictures of my life

    but inside I have no idea what I'm doing with it.
    jadiss1 jadiss1 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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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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