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I Lie to Myself

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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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    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 21-25, F 4 Responses Jul 12, 2007

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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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    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

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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 16-17, F Apr 2, 2013

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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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    Very Well.

    I lie to myself to make going through life easier, and it is.  Pretending that you are a cold heartless person is much more productive than the person who breaks down in tears every time they see a beautiful sunset.  The only problem is, I've been doing it for so long...
    Luphmuffin Luphmuffin 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 2010

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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 18-21, F Feb 21, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    I just recently cut a lot of bogus people in my life off. It seems like everyone I try to get close to ends up, getting kicked to the curb, cause of some vicious lie, or form...
    WillowAskWhy WillowAskWhy 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    I would rather be myself than what others want me to be. I wouldn't change one thing about me for anything. I have accepted who I am. I didn't come to this world to try and please...
    basketballislife15 basketballislife15 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Ok...I have been seeing a married woman for 1year and 2 months.....she says she wants a divorce from day 1 it never happened and now I'm told she is not ready to do it. I lived up...
    Jboppy16 Jboppy16 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Yes I hate lies. But since I start being honestly myself everything went wrong. I can't find a friend. My mom can't trust me anymore. So yeah lies is make it easy to be good in my...
    vinxgaza vinxgaza 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    i'm fine. i'm okay. i promise i'll stop. no i haven't cut. i stopped cutting. i'm just tired. my stomach hurts. i'm not hungry. i already ate. those are some of the many lies that...
    fxllxnangel fxllxnangel 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    So I need some feedback. My mom and sister have been fighting since may this year because she didn't tell my mom that she switched churches. I do not think it was lying when my...
    ilmafam ilmafam 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Just be honest, even if it hurts. I am brutally honest and I prefer to surround myself with people who are the same way. Of course I'll lie when it is necessary to deceive someone...
    Blake00048 Blake00048 18-21, M Jul 18

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    I talk to myself a lot. Like a lot, and in great detail. Like I'm talking to other people but I'm the only one there. In my head I could be in a group of people making them all...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I talk to myself a lot. Like a lot, and in great detail. Like I'm talking to other people but I'm the only one there. In my head I could be in a group of people making them all...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I hate when people lie to me, even if its a little lie. I've been through so many lies & broken promises that I developed trust issues & just shrug whenever I'm told something. Why...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 19

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    Identity is a state of mind in which someone recognizes/identifies their traits that leads to finding out who they are and what they do and not that of someone else. For the first...
    Sanora Sanora 18-21, F Jul 24

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    The pastor is a lie Wearing his white tie Confusing the masses lies easily broken like glases Enslaved blacks praying for freedom "yea its gona be a while before you see some...
    Bach13 Bach13 26-30, M Jul 7

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    I always lie about my GPA..
    notsofab notsofab 16-17, F Jul 16

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    I am a proud Mum of a 10 year old boy! I love him to bits! Rarely, but it happened a few times that he tried to get away from trouble, as any normal boy/girl his age, by lying...
    lostcolor lostcolor 36-40 Jul 22

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    and i don't want to lie bout myself. If people don't like me its ok. I understand.
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I have a rule; if you lie to me once, you lose all credibility with me, period. If you lie to me twice, I'll never trust you again. I don't make exceptions to this rule, and I've...
    Iamalpha Iamalpha 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I found out today that my partner lied to me. This isn't the first lie he has been caught telling me. What the lie is about is not as big of a deal as the fact that he lied at all...
    julieb27 julieb27 41-45, F 10 Responses Jul 9

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    Lies are tricky little things. Each lie is a small knot in a very long rope. At first it's unnoticeable to the other person holding the other end, but with every lie another knot...
    Living2Heights Living2Heights 13-15, F Jul 14

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    I'm so unhappy with myself. I long for close friendships, but I don't allow people to get close to me because I have trust issues. I lie to the majority of people because I'm...
    hanako0848 hanako0848 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Why did you need to lie to me. I caught you in a lie. Now you won't even talked to me because I caught you in a lie. You nearly poked me in my with you lies
    SummerLove16 SummerLove16 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I hate being lied too I'm sure everyone does so why it go on? It's the golden rule treat others the way you'd like to be treated so I expect you to not lie to me and I won't lie to...
    chickensoup17 chickensoup17 18-21, M Jul 22

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    I hate being lied to especially If i'm honest with you 24/7. If I lied to you like you lie to me, you would hate me, think about how it would feel before you constantly lie and...
    Faithlovee Faithlovee 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I lie a lot but I can't stand when someone does it to me. When I was in a mental hospital I had this note on my wall that one of the staff put on there that was from my mom. It...
    Neonnightmare0 Neonnightmare0 16-17, F 6 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    It was after I made a mistake. I thought I should die.I shouldn't be here.My friends had opportunities to make the same mistake as I but me being the stupid teenage girl. I did it...
    Parbatie Parbatie 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    It's a depressing thought when this sort of thing comes to my mind, but I've been thinking about it a lot lately, and the more I think about it, the more hopeless my cause seems to...
    TheBratPrince TheBratPrince 18-21, F Jul 10

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    I've lost sight of potential. Potential in myself, potential in others, and potential in my ideals. I feel like I have rationalized everything up to this point. Rationalizing that...
    xlux xlux 26-30, M Jul 11

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    I recenty was told by my soon to be wife in a.letter she had written that "you really dont know me you dont know my family history my bringing, my joys my sorrows me! me inside...
    petet3030 petet3030 46-50, M Jul 13

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    How long has it been now? Four, no, five years sice you left me. Five years since I lied in bed for days while you packed your things. Five years since I last saw you. But still I...
    stillhet stillhet 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Where to start, what is it with me and love, I am a good guy, a caring guy, the kind of guy that every woman claims they want, but yet each and every time I get cheated on, lied to...
    joetheknob joetheknob 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    There hasn't been an abundance of lies but the ones that he told were pretty big. I honestly don't even know how to feel. I'm mad that he lied and I don't understand why but I...
    gummball gummball 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I hate being lied to, but I lie all the time.
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    Whilst the truth can be hard to tell sometimes, a lie doesn't last for long.. neither does it overtake the strength of the truth, or even erase the existence of the truth.. Whilst...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    so many people believe that they should tell lies to cover the disgusting nature of their actions but in truth , nothing is more beautiful than the utterances of truth , because...
    Nichalas Nichalas 22-25, M Jul 10

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    Tell me they truth, why don't you? At least don't lie. I never lie on purpose and I know it can be hard, but if especially you're someone I've expecting to be really honest with...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 16

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