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I Lie to Myself

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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 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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    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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    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 21-25, F 4 Responses Jul 12, 2007

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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

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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 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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    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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    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 22-25, 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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    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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    If only you saw the things I do to amuse myself haha you'd probably think that I was at too intoxicated or on something, really though lol
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 1 Response 57 mins ago

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    I was looking for the page "I Am Ashamed of Being Myself," and I could have sworn that I clicked on it, but instead Firefox led me here. So what I'm going to do is tell the story...
    Kurokagi Kurokagi 18-21 Sep 2

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    Lie lie lie. I hate you. Stay away. No, I won't. You need me. Leave me. I ain't up for that. You run away dear. I ain't your dear. No, you are darkness I embrace. Run away bitcch...
    deltaofvenus deltaofvenus 22-25, M Sep 5

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    I hate myself for all the lies and deception I inflicted on my current boyfriend. I blame my family particularly. I am a cheater and this means I have broken my own value system. I...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Hi Guys GOOD TO BE BACK I have not been on here for a while but I have come back as I feel that you are some of the best people to talk to as there are no judgements and you tell...
    AlexUK23 AlexUK23 18-21, M Aug 19

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    I was lied to every day for four years. He lied about being married to another woman and it's only this last week he has come clean about it. I feel used and also like I've been...
    Mimimanxcat Mimimanxcat 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 24

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    I am currently on a mission to better understand what it is about MYSELF that attracts narcissists, sociopaths, and psychopaths (or people of the lie as I like to call them) to ME...
    blackcat711 blackcat711 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I was accused of having anal sex with another man so I took a lie detector test and my test clearly stated no deception indicated that I was telling the truth but my boyfriend...
    Katie0512 Katie0512 41-45, F Sep 1

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    I wanted to say this because I want people to know something about me. For as long as I can remember I have been alone. I have been treated like a mutant and feel like one...
    cloudycarnage cloudycarnage 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I have a friend at my new college she is 26 and she is 5 years older than me. One of my lecturer have told me and my other friends that she is into a man who is getting married to...
    oceanend oceanend 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I hate myself the pain and humiliation I caused my parents by marrying outside my religion. I hate myself for for forcing my husband to convert to my religion albeit for show...
    Hbee1980 Hbee1980 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    There are days when I won't be able to do anything but feel. (I say only "feel" because I can't quite find the words. I feel bad about myself and everything else, but not really...
    TwoWastedCigarettes TwoWastedCigarettes 16-17, F 17 hrs ago

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    I never for a second thought my life would take the turns it has I'm greatly appreciated for all the people I have met, love, lost Along the way, you are my current saviours For...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am not 28 i am 22 all the stuff in the past was true my real name is Slade i was hiding myself so this wasn't really a lie. PS yes i am mentally unstable, bipolar split...
    CrazyUnStableGuy666 CrazyUnStableGuy666 22-25, M Aug 18

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    Anthony825d5cr0 Anthony825d5cr0 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I am good. My day was okay. No I wasn't crying on the door step before I came in from school. No I didn't cry on the bus. No I've never had panic attacks. I am fine. I don't freak...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F Aug 28

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    I love my boyfriend, and recently, I had an experience with him that I've never had before. He makes me feel things I've never felt, and I wish everyone in the world could...
    savakora savakora 16-17 Sep 2

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    So my fiance is wonderful, but he lies. In the beginning it was about drinking and smoking. He kicked those lies and smoking all together, but he still tells white lies about...
    NotFirstNotLast NotFirstNotLast 18-21, F Sep 3

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    I would rather somebody tell me something that might upset me than decide to lie to me I HATE that more than anything is to be lied to. I do NOT lie to anyone if I did something or...
    Krimsonraine Krimsonraine 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    You start to forget who you are, one happy person once you were. Always you walk in school with a fake smile on your face to hide the pain. When you Mature a lot faster then normal...
    Pnbamania Pnbamania 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I had a best friend. She was silly and crazy to be around. Most days she was depressed. It was always, "Why don't they want to hang out with me. I'm never included in the...
    HKT1993 HKT1993 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 7

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    I can't stand being lied to. However I do believe that there is a such thing as a lie so that you don't hurt the person you are lieing to but even those have a limit. Like when a...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Lonely life in highschool (Popularity and crave of belonging): Hey everyone. My name is Corrine and I was in 9th grade for the school year 2013-2014. Life was hard for me during...
    RynCori RynCori 13-15, F Aug 19

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    I hate that my mind keep playing tricks on me, take me out of this mess. Please! Anyone?!? One second I think every single person I come in contact with even just a look thinks I...
    GrumpyMe GrumpyMe 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    There is a charge of  AU£one hundred fifty.00  for our assessment report but as it's going to tackle your eligibility to remain, do the job or study in Australia and any hurdles...
    Meljbr26d Meljbr26d 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    William162d6ol9 William162d6ol9 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    They lie all the time. They say i am unable to love others until I love myself. Tell me, if that were true, why does the sadness of others hurt me?
    FluffyTheCerealKiller FluffyTheCerealKiller 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    The first guy I had strong feelings for lied to me so much that I can't be with another guy because I feel everything they are telling me is a lie. The worst part is that after I...
    lexm lexm 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 28

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    You know what's worse, when your helping someone through their pain , and are putting aside your emotions, and your problems, and they feel the need somehow to lie about certain...
    aboutdone728 aboutdone728 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I'm gay. Last September, I met this guy online a week before he moves to Edinburgh to study abroad for a year. I grew fond of him almost immediately and stayed in touch with him...
    Canonea Canonea 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I lie. A lot. I don't know why. It always starts with one lie, but it progresses its way and spreads. Now I'm just used to it. I lie so much I even start believing what I say. My...
    justinbartolome justinbartolome 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    I'm 57 years old and I still don't understand why "We" lie? Are we embarrassed? Are we ashamed? Or is it pride? What ever the reason, I don't like it and I really don't think...
    PhotoJose PhotoJose 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    Lets Clear my name. It is Blue Mahzabin. Blue Moon, you can say. It is in Farsi. I am no Man. I used to know a Muslim Man, who believed and Worship his GOD. When he needed to lie...
    BlueMah BlueMah 46-50, M Sep 2

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    "Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so...
    JenZ10 JenZ10 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 3

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    I have no proble