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I Am My Own Worst Enemy

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    Overthinking, moodiness,

    laziness, procrastination, caring too much about what others may thing, difficulty to say no...these are my enemies in life.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    georgiavictoria georgiavictoria 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    I have had a headache all day.

    My throat is sore and I'm angry at the world. Angry at myself(always).
    OriginalJuli3 OriginalJuli3 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I try so hard to please everyone's else's needs

    wants and desires I forget there is a me!!!!
    Bela21 Bela21 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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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

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    Between my job working over 48 hours a week,

    my best friend moving out of the country, my "friends" disappearing, my anxiety, and school...I'm just not sure how much more I can take. I'm trying my best but it really feels like the harder I try the more I **** up. I just want to crawl in a hole tonight, and wake up when...
    SLedoux SLedoux 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    My boyfriend (or ex now I suppose) left me a

    note leaving me during the week. We've had a really difficult weekend - both being petty but he was pretty cruel too. He has rang and apologised, even telling me my life is really good, he just wasn't happy. I've began moving back into my parents but my self esteem is shot. I...
    missdan missdan 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    terryb954 terryb954 46-50, T 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I look at myself

    and think...no wonder no one wants you around...
    suicideDepression suicideDepression 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 24

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    I'm horny & on my period.

    The struggle..
    jaylax13 jaylax13 16-17, F Jun 22

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    To be more accurate. My thoughts are my worst

    enemy. I always think negatively about specific situations. It escalates through my head to a level that really shouldn't even be considered most of the time.
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 10

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    Hidden to go unnoticed.

    .. Hurt when no one notices.
    MissWorld33 MissWorld33 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    lanna620 lanna620 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    RainSword RainSword 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    In Neglect, Thank You Robert Frost.

    They leave us to the way we took, as two in whom they were proved mistaken, that we sit sometimes in the wayside nook, with mischievous, vagrant, seraphic look, and try if we cannot feel forsaken.
    SilentBluemoon SilentBluemoon 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2013

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    Why does everyone leave me ?

    I feel so alone that nobody likes me and everyone hates me but I'm starting to give up on myself everyday...
    Hazel888 Hazel888 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    As of tonight my confidence level has hit 0.

    I feel like there should be firework or something....
    LostBoy9236 LostBoy9236 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    paranoia is the worst.

    obsessing over nothing. obsessing over others opinions and irrelevant thoughts.
    LonelyThoughts LonelyThoughts 18-21, F Oct 13

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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 12 Responses May 3

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    nataly160 nataly160 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Everything I Do Holds Me Down

    Everyone always tells me I am a nice person and everything, but I refuse to believe them, and instead choose to believe that they are just trying to be nice. All the things I tell myself keep me from really doing what I want to do, but I just don't see myself as good enough. Out...
    Distanced Distanced 16-18, M 13 Responses Jan 10, 2007

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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

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    I always try my best to try

    and understand people, but the real question is "have I tired my best to understand myself." People I've met have explained me to "dynamic" and never typical. I hate so many kinds of people but I realize when I fake to be someone else, the real me is everything I hate. Sure you...
    DexterPyro DexterPyro 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I know I m my worst enemy cz I hurt my feeling

    myself ...I break my heart bt thinking too much abt petty issues ...I crave a happy go lucky attitude bt I cn get over my sensitive nature ..I should understand by now that no one l care abt me cz everybody z too busy caring abt themselves ...I m nt that imp ...the sad part is...
    loser119 loser119 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 8

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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 16-17, F 10 Responses Aug 14

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    I have anxiety and I unintentionally make my

    myself think the worst possible thing and It makes me paranoid
    sissyemmy13 sissyemmy13 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    Frustrating

    i do destructive things to myself all the time. not only do i abuse alcohol and drugs. i smoke, eat horrible foods, and tan. and these are just a few things. on top of all of this, i'm a self mutilator. i'm destroying myself. and right now. nothing of significance has happened...
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 22-25, F 17 Responses Jul 2, 2007

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    Sometimes I think why can't I just end it

    but then I think about all my friends and family and then I think about kid who have died because of sickness abusers other reasons and I say they would have killed to stay alive why waste something that they could never have then isay I am selfish for thinking I could died...
    nimy29 nimy29 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    It is difficult for me to have meaningful

    friendships... I kinda like a lot to be alone but then I find that my relationships with others decay easily. I have my two circle of friends but in none of them I feel completely part of. In college I know a lot of people and do all kinds of works with them...but when the...
    Hoenncreek Hoenncreek 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I choose to let people get to me.

    I let people choose decisions for me. I try to be something I'm not . Even when I don't want to.
    YoungJoseM YoungJoseM 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 4

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    It's so selfish I know,

    but the urge is just so strong. I'm beginning to be afraid of myself and how my impulsive actions might hurt the people around me. I don't know what's wrong with me, maybe I just need a release. But for now I will smile and try to be strong.
    usernameemanresu usernameemanresu 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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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 31-35, F 18 Responses Aug 2

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    Kellyqueen Kellyqueen 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I live a double life,

    I go to work in a good office act professional like I have my life together and when I leave I pop a few pills smoke some weed and stay out all night with the man I'm in love with.. We have rough passionate sex unlike anything I have ever experianced and I cover my bruises and...
    katharine8891 katharine8891 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    My girlfriend broke up with me,

    because she didn't like that I pushed her into getting a job or looking for a goal she always gave me excuses and lied to my face and one time I tried to leave her but her tears told me that she couldn't lose me . But weeks later she dumped me ? I'm just confused
    jasonurias1 jasonurias1 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    Goodbye

    Most people, here on ep wont care about this. But I am typing this just to get it off my chest, anyway. People (my friends, now former coworkers, etc) always love the 'fun' Joey. No one likes the 'sad Joey'. Suffering from depression sucks. Mostly for me because I have to live...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    It's completely true - I am my own worst enemy.

    I have never hated anyone as much as I hate myself. There's certain things I do that make me question my own hearts existence. Something has made me who I am today and it's not hard to know what. It's the people who I have let inside. I have built walls around my isolated...
    MsTedious MsTedious 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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    If i think someone is coming to close to seeing

    my dark side and really getting to know me i push them away
    xallisaa xallisaa 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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

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    As far as I can remember,

    I have always believed I am extremely unattractive. As a young child (4-6) I would cry at night because I thought I was so ugly. Now I am 21 and it has only got worse. I still cry myself to sleep many nights thinking of how ugly I am. When men hit on me or look at me I feel as...
    dragthewaters4 dragthewaters4 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 13

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    "Why do I do this to myself?

    " gives way to "Thanks I'll have another!". This is the cycle of my life.
    biggunsatx biggunsatx 36-40, M 4 Responses Oct 6

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    I'm not suicidal but I think I beat myself down

    for all the mistakes I've done. For all the things I did and did not do. For what I am and what I am not. I am my own worst enemy and it's hindering my happiness.
    sugarprincess23 sugarprincess23 22-25, F 8 Responses May 30

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    I started taking antidepressants about 4 months

    ago after battling a drug addiction id been trying to beat for so many years. Sometimes I am happy but other times I get so down. I'm learning to live sober and it's really hard at times. I guess I am my own worst enemy. All I can do is keep fighting through this in hopes it...
    Ruby444 Ruby444 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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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 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 19

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    I know one has to find inner confidence,

    but I find that almost impossible when I have no outside influences giving me any positive feedback. Not that I am receiving negative interactions, per se, but I always assume that nothing positive must mean something negative. Maybe from the old adage "if you can't say...
    1976meme 1976meme 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I should be driving to class right now.

    In fact, class starts in two minutes. However, my body has different ideas! Between tummy cramps and many trips to the bathroom, I haven't been able to make it out the door. So, instead, here I am laying in bed all prettied up and even wearing my coat and scarf! You would think...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 Oct 6

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    I don't know what I'm doing.

    I believe I am a smart easy going seventeen year old guy. I really hate conflict and negative things. I have very low self confidence and I really dislike a lot about me and it ruins what I feel like I'm capable of. I know it's a over used statement with adolescents, but I hate...
    SmartEasyGoingUpsetGuy SmartEasyGoingUpsetGuy 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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...
    Aubrey0914 Aubrey0914 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    "You" he said "are a terribly real thing in a

    terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why your in so much pain"
    everythingburns everythingburns 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    "Choose your battles wisely,

    for no battle is worth sacrificing your soul" The greatest battles fought are fought from within. When or why I decided to go to war with myself I have often thought about it. I have become my own worse enemy, the path of self destruction in this endless war with myself has...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I'm making a lot of bad decisions lately,

    consciously making them. What is my problem? Why do I feel the need to self destruct?
    lilHuman lilHuman 22-25, F 9 Responses Aug 20

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    I pay support only time I always have

    and if I miss a payment I make it up asap. My ex is always reminding me that I need to pay even though I have reminders set and again never miss a payment. Is this to be expected or does anyone have suggestions to calm her down so she feels she does not have to remind me every...
    americoma americoma 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I just wish I was someone completely

    different.... Sometimes I just can't handle it.. :'(