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I Lie to Myself

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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...
    publicnuisance911 publicnuisance911 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2010

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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...
    Luphmuffin Luphmuffin 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 2010

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    im sorry myself.........:(
    yaysandwich yaysandwich 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 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...
    SkinnyThoughtsAndRedLipstick SkinnyThoughtsAndRedLipstick 16-17, F Apr 2, 2013

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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...
    MyJustMeHere MyJustMeHere 13-15, F Aug 7, 2011

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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...
    spectra2005 spectra2005 26-30, M Aug 20, 2011

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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...
    ellen183 ellen183 22-25, F Nov 21, 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...
    agirltoremember agirltoremember 13-15, F Apr 1

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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...
    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...
    sparkles4edward sparkles4edward 26-30, F 1 Response May 29, 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...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F Feb 21, 2013

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    I lied to my boyfriend about the way I talked to a friend. I have a bad sense of humour and I would joke about having very descriptive sex with my friend. My boyfriend found out...
    Clothesfanatic123 Clothesfanatic123 18-21, F Mar 21

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    I just got done reading a few stories, and the things don't add up, than I look at the age 13-15, and it just makes me shake my head. I wasn't even allowed to be on the internet...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I actually stopped a while back. Not really, like last year after Christmas. It's hard but I did and I'm proud of myself. My girlfriend looked down on me for it, though she has...
    ExileTraveler ExileTraveler 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Is it me? Everything is crumbling. Nothing makes sense. Relationships are broken. Bonds that should be permanent are severed, leaving behind ragged edges of frayed cord. I know I...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F Mar 17

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    I'm restless tonight. Preparing for a much-needed three-day trek into a black hole where technology doesn't exist....otherwise known as the backwoods of central Montana :-) It's...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    ( Short story: Prologue) My last hope Everything stops. Times stands still. There he lies on the cold ground. Here I’m standing just staring down as death whispers on the end...
    TweDee TweDee 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I write this tonight as it flows through my fingertips once more. It so awesome to be given a gift to write specifically revealing my thought to you. See, its something i have...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    I love to express myself with the simplicity of words. They take you on adventures, its wonderful. I love writing stories and poems and other things. They're all so fun to make...
    DanielleCaylen DanielleCaylen 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I know I'm not hideous, nor mentally deficient, nor excruciatingly boring. I know I'm average. But to me, average equates boring. Just because I'm not ugly doesn't mean I'm not...
    shafaz shafaz 16-17 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I told you guys that I hated myself. Now I am in a messy circumstance and I felt everything was falling apart. I might not finish my degree on time when the financial stance is not...
    InFiDeL0020 InFiDeL0020 26-30, M Mar 24

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    But sometimes I understand it, even though I don't do it myself, apart from by keeping silent and I've never been certain if that counts (drat my dodgy moral compass). I don't like...
    Brangwen Brangwen 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I was so cruel to myself. Before...i let them paint those heavy weights on my confidence. Worse, i painted the world on my worth, slowly crushing any hope i had left. They kept...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 Mar 21

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    I joined the fire department to make my step-dad and uncles proud of me. I decided it wasn't something I wanted to do so I am taking a few months off. Since I took a few months off...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Lied about scratching my mom car, lol, I lied till someone told on me,( stupid kid)I'm not a lier and Its not the fact that I lied to her, She know I'm an upfront person and she...
    mrij mrij 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    MY husband and I have been married for 2 years now. We've had an OK relationship for the majority of it but there's something that's always bothered me about him. His willingness...
    cdemboski77 cdemboski77 22-25 1 Response Mar 21

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    Let's be real, everyone lies and gets lied to. That doesn't make it okey or hurt less though. Getting lied to is really one of the worst things there is, it hurts. Someone goes...
    ihavenoideawhatsoever ihavenoideawhatsoever 70+, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    What is a lie? Is it something said to protect someone you care for? Is it something said to protect oneself from failure? Either way........ To me a lie is a lie and no good...
    PhoenixM4 PhoenixM4 46-50, F Mar 22

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    If your going to lie to me then whatever relationship we had is over.I used to sit there and take it but not I'm sick and tired of lies.So i don't care if it's the tiniest lie it...
    Skittlesluvsrainbows Skittlesluvsrainbows 13-15, F Mar 30

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    It's kind of insulting to be lied to. If someone I like lies to me and I know it's a lie, I will be more hurt than angry. When you lie to my face about something important that...
    purplezebra14 purplezebra14 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Honesty is more important than anything . Even when I lose out I tell the truth . If it's possible to talk then the truth is the only thing that should come out of your mouth or my...
    Chris4man Chris4man 26-30, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was spinning out of control. I sstarted thinking about my part in everything and reslized that I haven't done anything humbly at all lately. I just keep seeing what I can get...
    sara50 sara50 46-50, F Mar 18

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    He says im going down stairs to watch tv. When I go down, hes gone. He is such a ******* liar that it makes me want to **** on his fuking face. He always lied to me he always lies...
    Iamtryingmybest Iamtryingmybest 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I have so many things in my mind I´d like to express .. things I care about, which make me feel I´m alive... I usually write about some of them as random thoughts in stories...
    SweetNancy SweetNancy 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    Hi well I meet this guy online 10 months ago and I have falling head over heals in love with him but I have lied to him so much about who I am I'm scared I well lose him. I think...
    ayesha290388 ayesha290388 26-30, F Mar 24

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    I cannot walk away Completely Do I give myself Too freely Why am I bound By invisible ties My heart leaps yet My mind sees the lies So sweetly I will listen That pain is never...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I find it challenging to be honest with my family because I am different from them and I think differently than them. I know that my family judges atheists, and political liberals...
    Growlin Growlin 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been lied to over the years and ok sometimes it’s done with the best intentions, i.e. to protect someone or to save their feelings, but...
    liberosis liberosis 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 5

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    I lied to my love for more than a year and about everything. I honestly faked my whole life. We met in college. The only thing that i did right was that i loved her. This january...
    ashutoshkumarsai ashutoshkumarsai 18-21, M Apr 6

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    OMAGERD! If I get even the slightest inkling that I'm being lied to, I get ticked. I got a built in B.S. detector and when I'm being lied to, a lot of the times its by someone who...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    Long but need advice......I have been dating this guy for 10 months, we have had some up and downs in the past, with him not being honest.... Months into dating I found out that he...
    cutensweet31 cutensweet31 31-35, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    How can i tell this? Ugh. My bestfriend lied that she has a stage 2 cancer. She was telling it on our hs group chat. I dont know why is she doing this? A bad joke. Whats on her...
    xoxolovingyou xoxolovingyou 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I don't understand some people? I like to think of myself as a nice person I rarely judge and try to see the best in people. So why do people feel the need to be so cruel? I got a...
    guessitsjustmexo guessitsjustmexo 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This is a place where people should be free to express who they are without fear of judgement, I will never lie on this site because this is one of the very few places I feel I can...
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    Something refreshing about honesty. It can hurt too, sometimes I won't say anything in response to an answer if I know it will cause pain but I wouldn't lie. If everyone was a...
    Hidebehindtherain Hidebehindtherain 26-30, M Mar 20

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    Well, lets see you pick out the lie 1. I look so much younger than my age 2. I ********** almost everyday 3. I long to be closer to God 4. I am very creative 5. I love nature 6. I...
    tt04 tt04 36-40, M Mar 28

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    I thought that you LOVED me I thought that you'd do ANYTHING for me I thought that I was the ONLY person you were seeing In the end it was all just a LIE Truth be told You made me...
    BabyDgay BabyDgay 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    I hate people who lie and when you confront them with the truth they hide and ignore you! You shouldn't of lied in the first place! all of this could of been avoided! You should of...
    WhoIsLiz WhoIsLiz 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Two truths and a lie is too easy, how about FOUR truths and a lie? 1) I'm an only child. 2) I did ballet when I was younger. 3) I have a mole on the bottom of my right foot. 4) I...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    You are a Wolf! (your score: 23) 23 Characters: Marek, Alanka, Kerza, and Kara in the Aspect of Crow trilogy and "Storm Reaper"; Lance in "The Wild's Call" Powers: Stealth...
    codait codait 16-17, F Apr 6

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    White, or any color you want. A lie is still a lie.
    Hethara Hethara 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    ... And after, I'd feel so ******* stupid, just so ******* stupid for believing and caring for nothing at all. I'm losing confidence in human beings, in myself. This is...
    SinisterSmile SinisterSmile 22-25 1 Response Mar 17