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I Lie to Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    What I've learned about this life so far is that we could only trust ourselves and God. It's become so confusing and frustrating to balance between trusting yourself and others...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    The truth is carved into my tongue as to ensure it never escapes past my lips, yet the scarlett lies never seem to cease their flow.
    peanutman27 peanutman27 22-25, M 50 mins ago

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    How can I tell if he is being sincere or is it all an act until I "forget" about his indiscretions? I can never forgot about what he has done to me. I have uncovered so much of...
    donebeingthefool donebeingthefool 46-50, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am starting to believe in myself which is a difficult thing to do. I have always had low self-esteem and it has been difficult to believe any good things about myself and to be...
    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 30

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    It's quite hypocritical of me to say I hate being lied to since I myself in many cases am a liar. Everything I post on here is true. No if and's or buts. But in the real world I...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    i know i lie from time to time but only on minor things... why do people gota lie at everything... i have this one person i thought i could trust... after all these yrs on not...
    midnight001 midnight001 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I'm a mother of 3 kids soon to be 4 my oldest son is 9 my daughter is 3 and my infant son is 6 months my oldest sons father is in the south somewhere and has never met my son due...
    dreamingmotherof3soontobe4 dreamingmotherof3soontobe4 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    Every word or face, a poisonous lie Saturating my brain with a deadly serum Eating me from inside out, making me want to die I will not die in those lies, tried to regain myself...
    Titaniumlove Titaniumlove 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I'm a young male adult and, I've been chosen by God to preach his word. So I am trying my hardest to better myself. So that people may look at me and see his grace instead of my...
    BubbaSasquatch BubbaSasquatch 18-21, M 25 mins ago

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    It would have been two years tomorrow being with this amazing guy. I don't understand why I always have to lie and I always hurt him because he doesn't deserve it. But this time...
    TallyO TallyO 13-15, F Nov 3

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    I don't lie. The only time I do is if theres a surprise or if Im playing a prank or whatever. Harmless little lies. When people ask me for advice, I give them my honest opinion. If...
    n0rthernwind n0rthernwind 18-21, F Nov 14

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    Yes I Love Myself...It took me awhile to get to this level of love with myself, but now that I am here...THANK YOU GOD! My GOD, My Creator loves me and ALL whom HE created...Thank...
    yvyie1 yvyie1 51-55, F 12 hrs ago

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    I hate myself. I hate being so stupid, and not being good at anything. I hate my face, my nose, my cheeks, my lips, and my eyes. I hate my personality, and my laugh. I hate the way...
    Missprincessgabby Missprincessgabby 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I hate myself or being weak, for being caring, sympathetic all these useless things that make the persona weak. I hate myself for bringing the pain on myself from my own...
    Ic3Queen Ic3Queen 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    All of this really happened. I haven't talked to anyone about it (except my wife). Posting here to EP is the first time I've shared to a wider audience. My wife and I have been...
    rmguyinCO rmguyinCO 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 27

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    I want to be thin yet I gorge and binge on food when I'm not even hungry. I'm not strong enough to limit myself again, I'm just in a constant state of hate and I ******* hate it. I...
    emiri77 emiri77 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I've come to a lot of revelations, most I was already aware of but too scared to admit to myself. The first: When someone truly cares for you they will NOT hesitate to tell you how...
    NeverForgeIt NeverForgeIt 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    suiteparce qu’il relève d’?un art de la déposition?, comme le lieu d’une absence, d’une béance, d’un regard, fait figure d&rsquo...
    arvinnam arvinnam 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I suffer from depression, I self harm almost every night now and I have a lot of suicidal thoughts. I get bullied for my appearance, skin colour and weight. My parents expect me to...
    IllBeGoneSoon IllBeGoneSoon 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 30

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    I wonder about this for seeing people lie all of the time and say and act fake, although i can't tell a lie or lie about anything. Is it so easy to lie and act fake as notice all...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Oct 31

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    Heart this if you heard at least one of these lies then comment which one. Lies lies lies -poem This life we live The people we meet Family Friends Teachers Lovers And the...
    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I tell myself and others the truth may hurt me now but a lie will scar me forever.
    misguidedthoughts misguidedthoughts 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 10

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    I've stayed at my sister's every night this week except this night. She went out to eat, and I'd just be sitting there doing nothing anyway. I ended up going to my niece's and...
    NastasyaFilippovna NastasyaFilippovna 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I hate it when I do it. The normal lies I tell to myself are: It's going to be okay, Everything will be fine, Nothing's wrong with you.. Everyday I tell myself that I'm really just...
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    . Ich liebe dich Ich liebe dich nicht Ich liebe dich nicht mehr Ich liebe dich nicht mehr Ich liebe dich nicht mehr oder weniger als du Als du mich geliebt hast Als du mich noch...
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 1 Response Nov 1

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    It sets in, this fear, this rage, this swell of something. A kind of helplessness that sets in on occasion. I watch on as the world flies past me. The clock continues to tick, and...
    AbyssalSilence AbyssalSilence 13-15, F Nov 6

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    Y'know in the end you define you. Words, rejection ...I have to just bash my sword against my shield...I like who I am and pretty damn proud of how I am living courageously , how...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    My husband is a lier. The worst kind of lier,one that believes his own bull ****. Years and Years ago when I first put everything together,that he had lied to me about everything...
    HearMeRoarrr HearMeRoarrr 31-35, F Nov 12

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    I hate liars. Liars I can't trust. A lie can destroy a marriage and reputation. When I was a child and something was damaged or stolen I experienced punishment and discipline. My...
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The one thing that hurts me so much is when someone lies to me. The fact that they know I will get hurt when I figure out sooner or later, they still do it. Why lie? It's one of...
    AndyL567 AndyL567 13-15, M 10 Responses Nov 4

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    I was with someone for a year and a half and had caught them in "white lies" that seemed pointless. Almost like lying just for the sake of it. Trust became an issue and they even...
    Chiqarra Chiqarra 31-35, F Nov 6

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    Was it wrong of me to lie to my 3 year old grandson when asking me where and why his papa wasn't around and where he was I lie over and over again telling my grandson for almost a...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I don't normally do things like this because I like to deal with personal things within the walls of my home. But I am really struggling with this and figured I could get some good...
    dgords dgords 26-30, M Nov 13

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