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I Lie to Myself

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    A Place Called Denial

    I lie to myself on a daily basis. It's how I manage to hold it together no matter what happens. I tell myself that I'm the smartest, prettiest most awesome person I can be, but I know that's not true. The more I think about it, the more parts of me I find that I hate. So I...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F Feb 21, 2013

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    I Once Did

    I don't so much anymore. The past was all lies: that I was tough, that I was straight, that I was lonely, that I loved, that I didn't love, that I perhaps was addicted to various things, that I was ever okay. Now, I've finally realized that lying to myself gets me nowhere. It...
    BrownEyedMystery BrownEyedMystery 18-21 Oct 29, 2012

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    Pretending things are great,

    when I really have to hate,the way things are going,all that while really knowing!That the truth is showing,and the battle is blowing,like lots of windblown dust,as my dreams turn to rust!And in myself, I lose trust,and so I really, really must,stop this sly deception,or adjust...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 6, 2013

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    Lie Doesn't Last...

    I've been lying to myself about doing something not my choice is fine... It worked for a few months... I tried again and again as the self-helps I read for teaching me how to accept and learn to like something I don't like said if I keep on lying and pretending to myself,one day...
    ellen183 ellen183 22-25, F Nov 21, 2011

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    I Hate Lying

    I hate lying to myself and others that everything will be fine and I'm okay. I hate having to slather on false happiness on the words I speak and force a sparkle and a twinkle in my eye. I do this everyday, but believe me that doesn't make it easier on myself at all. No one seems...
    SkinnyThoughtsAndRedLipstick SkinnyThoughtsAndRedLipstick 18-21, F Apr 2, 2013

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    And it has started to eat away at my soul.

    I can't stand not being able to achieve my own expectations so I try to delude my self and others while I rot inside with guilt. I don't want this for myself anymore. I think I owe myself some honesty and others deserve to know the real me. This perfectionist mentally is self...
    In100years In100years 22-25 1 Response Nov 27, 2014

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    False Perfection, Lies, Unhappiness

    Ever wanted to be perfect, wanted to make everyone love you, the world to be your oyster...? I do and I had and still have many people fooled; I even fooled myself. If you asked anyone I know about me they'd tell you I'm an A* student, I have a wonderful family, good friends, I'm...
    publicnuisance911 publicnuisance911 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2010

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    Vain promises after other fall short of

    themselves and violently collapse.I like to tell myself certain naive things. "It gets better". "Things change". "We'll brave this place". In fact, it gets worse. Nothing changes. You're already stuck in motion. It's a perpetually cruel game of self deception turn false reality...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2014

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    Why Do I Lie To Myself?

    I lie to myself for the following reasons To deny the fact that I'm having issues right now. To hide my problems away from me To get ahead with my life To convince myself that I really have it all together Well, that's why. I'm lying right now and say...
    sparkles4edward sparkles4edward 26-30, F 1 Response May 29, 2010

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    Just Call Me Pinnochio

    Ever have one of those days that you set aside to all your catching up? Such as errands, house cleaning, paying bills, etc....I have so many of those days. Just the other day I took my child to the sitter and planned on catching up on alot of things. So I get to my house and the...
    Luci Luci 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 12, 2007

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    Im Fake?

    Most people in this group lie to themselves that every things ok. I lie to myself about everything NOT being ok? I lie to myself so much i cant even remember whats true in my past and what isn't. When i was about 10 a lot happed in my life .. i think . I remember my brother...
    aliimathers aliimathers 13-15 Mar 20, 2011

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    I Can't Stop It.

    I just lie and lie and in my head I think I've manipulated everyone around me. Sometimes I just want it to come crashing down and tell the truth about everything, I want to know why I feel like this. I just don't know how. I can't express it. In my family, my mother got pregnant...
    MyJustMeHere MyJustMeHere 13-15, F Aug 7, 2011

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    I always say I hate liars

    and that if you lie to me then I'm done, but I lie all the time. But I only lie so I can try to make myself believe something else. I don't want to believe the reality of my life situation or how much it ******* sucks or how much it hurts me, so I lie. But I'm only lying to...
    agirltoremember agirltoremember 16-17, F Apr 1, 2014

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    I Lie To Myself Everyday And I Live In Denial

    Living in denial is like a drug like meth. The more meth you take the more you like it and get used it. I've lied to my friends and family since day one. Lying has gotten me troubles that have re-shaped my thinking and logic.  For example, when i was 8 years old i stole 50...
    spectra2005 spectra2005 26-30, M Aug 20, 2011

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    they tell you to trust they get close then they turn around and throw that trust in your face, you tell them its OK they say the same then they make it worse they take all they can...
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    Truly but we all "sin" and I came to try to be flexible with things including lies. I never believed in white, grey or black lies. For me a lie is a lie, always has been until I...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Not anymore, but I used to lie a lot especially to my mom. I used to lie to her. I also used to lie a lot to my 1st supervisor and my 2nd ex, but I improved myself and don't really...
    BlackMagicAttack BlackMagicAttack 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I saw myself today in the mirror. :D can't stop laughing
    Ninive Ninive 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I always end up popping a shirt or make my tee shirt raise because of my big fat belly or sometimes pop my pants. But I love it when my belly spills out I absolutely love stuffing...
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    'You say it best when you say nothin at all' I can't express myself well. When I like, I say nothin. When I care, I ask nothin. But, it doesn't mean I don't like it or I don't care...
    jalanyanglurus jalanyanglurus 22-25, F 27 mins ago

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    Hello. I just lied to everybody which I normally don't. The story is 3 weeks ago I cheat on my girlfriend and once I came back from my travelling she broke up with me. She have no...
    laurelaie laurelaie 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    It started like a routine boy-girl thing. He sought me out, started to chat online. I found him interesting so started chatting with him too. We exchanged numbers, started to talk...
    evagould evagould 31-35 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've realised something from reading over my other experiences, it seems you can be so miserable in a relationship but something always keeps you hanging on. It's all a lie. It's...
    Jin959 Jin959 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I like lied to someone for 5 years
    maya102 maya102 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I want to take flight... My wings beat against the confined cage... My heart is beating hard against my ribs. My face is flushed. I feel smothered. Air, I must get air. I need to...
    serendipity65 serendipity65 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I understand it, I mean has anyone not ever lied perhaps for what seemed like a better ulterior motive but where I find myself at the point of shaking my head in disbelief is...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger "... a phrase we are all too familiar with. A phrase that I've always considered to be cliche or played out. I phrase I once considered a...
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F Apr 9

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    I have been lied to from white lies to big lies that make me cry. I have been lied to from friends and family. How can I even trust people if they can't even keep a secret and...
    WinchesterLover WinchesterLover 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Like to know from Everyone who read the Title, drop a note (if you need to lie & why or you want to lie &why you lie)
    TrueGuyZ TrueGuyZ 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    She asked if I had heard from "her", a female friend. I said no, even though I just had. That was dumb. We were having such a nice evening, and I didn't want to ruin it…see that...
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 41-45, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    1. I'm a Pisces and true to my sign 2. I've been in a relationship since my freshman year of high school 3. I am an atheist 4. I am a feminist 5. I love reading and learning...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F Mar 21

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    I am showing signs of schizophrenia... I never wanted to believe it... I see things that aren't there... There's voices in my head... I feel sensations on my skin as if there...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I have been in a situation in my life where I pretended to be someone else and it got out of hand big time. It brought me so much pain but most of all it caused others pain. Which...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I have no reason to lie. It is a useless thing to do and a something one must constantly remember so they don't get caught in the lie. I've always said my life is an open book so...
    shoreguyct shoreguyct 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    My boyfriend lies, he just can't stop. His life is literally a lie, and I don't know if he'll ever stop. I usually wouldn't mind, but I think his lies are affecting us.
    justlivingitup justlivingitup 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    LIER LIER LIER I never trust them
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Apr 5

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    Just constant lies as lies. After everything I do for my family they still need to find the balls to lie to me. To my face. About everything. Literally everything. I've had enough...
    annieee1034 annieee1034 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    The word 'Liar' seems too small to define people who, in the first place, keep lying; then effortlessly work hard to hide it as long as possible and when they are caught red...
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Well, if you think about it. Everyone does. But it's just that I have been living lying to everyone when I was a child but since I became a highschool student I decided to say the...
    ZairinChan ZairinChan 13-15 4 days ago

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    I hate liars pride. here's a scenario to explian: when 2 people are in the elevator and one of them farts, they both know who did it. liars pride is what makes the one that did it...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Even know I lie a lot I sill hate when others lie too me
    tinklover tinklover 31-35, F Mar 24

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    I reread the book, "Memoirs of a Geisha" recently and thought that the version of this game called "Big Liar" in there sounded pretty fun too; each person tells three stories about...
    ginaramone ginaramone 18-21, F 1 Response