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I Lie to Myself

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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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    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 18-21, F Apr 2, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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 18-21 1 Response Nov 27, 2014

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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, 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 21-25, F 4 Responses Jul 12, 2007

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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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    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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    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'm a good hearted honest person. I don't lie, cheat, steal from anyone and I expect the same in return. I don't understand why people feel the need to lie, especially when it is...
    BrokenSoul88 BrokenSoul88 26-30, F 13 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I don't see what's so hard in telling the truth. I asked my husband where he was going and he completely lied straight to me for what I don't understand. I know where he really...
    nisa890 nisa890 26-30, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    You lie... We're done. (Imagine saying this with a Mafioso manner, to understand my point.) LOLOL but seriously, I hate liars.
    italianastrong italianastrong 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I don't lie to intentionally hurt people. I lie to protect myself and to sometimes get what I want. I don't want much though. Just independence from my parents and the ability to...
    BB97 BB97 16-17, F Jan 9

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    So the story starts out is i known him for 2 years and we been friends but he lives in LA, so i met him through another friend from a game we both played online. We are both 24. so...
    cakess cakess 22-25, F Jan 6

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    I can't be bothered to take care of myself any more... If I wasn't living at home, I'd be in a pretty bad state I guess... All emotions have left my body... I just don't care...
    catho catho 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone talks about fakes on the Internet. But a year ago- I found one. And I got hurt because of it. It started out as a simple friendship really. We both had the same tastes in...
    Gab1331 Gab1331 16-17 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I just hate being lied to, to me it's one of the worst things you can do to someone because that means that I or the other person being lied to can't trust you. Here's a little...
    ECESES ECESES 13-15, F Jan 1

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    I really do hate myself. I'm a 4'11 male and because of this many people made fun of me during high school. It was a really unpleasant time for me and I stopped going for a month...
    furdayz furdayz 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    1.introvert,very introverted & private,i only tell you things i want you to know,but there are other things you'd never even know,2.realistic bordering pessimism & negitavity,3...
    lifelesspie lifelesspie 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Single and alone, it was a huge change which I never signed up to go through. Every single day, I go out into the big scary world, and I live my life without him. I would go...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 9

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    To be perfectly specific... "I don't lie according to my knowledge." (and when I say I don't lie, that doesn't mean that I've never lied... I was a little stupid liar when I was a...
    JustCallMeDude JustCallMeDude 18-21, M Jan 13

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    Guilt. Self doubt. Two character flaws that have tainted every part if my life. I wasted many years living in the past, dwelling on experiences that simply did not matter, feeling...
    nipplelover43 nipplelover43 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I just wonder why so many people lie. I hate being lied to and I hate people who always lie. You can't trust them. I want everyone to trust me, so I don't lie to anyone. It doesn...
    BiNiceBoy BiNiceBoy 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Any kind of lie hurts but when they come from the ones you expect them less... Hard to understand those who keep telling you how much they appreciate you, like you and even...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    My annoyance is why do people find the need to lie? Even when they are caught out they look you in the eyes and promise you that they never lied and i look at them and think why...
    BrokenWildChild BrokenWildChild 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I just can't do it... I can't lie even if I know nobody would ever know the truth of it. And I love living that way. I don't see anything wrong if someone can't lie. Isn't it...
    BiNiceBoy BiNiceBoy 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't have many things I love about myself but I do love that I try to be as honest and kind as I can to others.
    jynx1 jynx1 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    i'm still sick.so i cut my hair myself. it's refreshing!
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I love edging... And I haven't touched myself in four days in a row. Right now I'm laying in my bed, with only a shirt and underwear. You can't imagine how hard I am. And I'm just...
    desp391 desp391 26-30, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    1.) I love my sarcasm 2.) I love that I am a becoming a stronger person. 3.) I love my honesty. 4.) and I just love myself for who I am. :P
    Varjo Varjo 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    You know what? I'm tired of this tired of being ugly. It's really not fair that I was born ugly and other people were born attractive. It's not fair that they get to live the good...
    wassup305 wassup305 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have a hard time trying to keep myself sane. I fall apart and it's difficult to put the peices back the way they were before. and what hurts the most is that I can't tell anyone...
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I don't lie when I say I love you. I don't lie when I say I miss you. I don't lie when I say I will do the best I can to make you happy.
    colt109 colt109 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Words have killed more than silence. Words have killed hop and truth and meaning. And dreams. The silent dreamer dreams unspoken dreams. They are alive. The spoken dream...
    WytW0lf WytW0lf 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I have kept many things to myself. Now that I’m older and certain circumstances have occurred, I wished that I’ve have been more open. Now if I would talk about some of them...
    Raven57 Raven57 56-60, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    You can lie to everyone for some time...or you can lie to some people all the time but you just cant lie to everyone all the time...believe me, sooner or later it shows...more...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    To be honest...I can't stop thinking about you..I torture myself with you.. I can't write down what is true in my head for fear that it'll become a lie when I write it, but this is...
    thatrosegirl thatrosegirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    When I was about 16 I would always watch movies where the teen would get stood up by their friends, and then lie to their parents about it coming up with excuses saying their...
    IndubitablyEggPlantBear IndubitablyEggPlantBear 18-21, F Jan 9

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    I hate to be cynical but I've noticed all people do is lie. They don't even realize it anymore. Lie after lie, then they smile and pretend. God, they don't realize it. And the one...
    Nightcrow00 Nightcrow00 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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    I had only one relationship since now, and it was ruined because of lies. Things were going perfectly, we were feeling like the best couple on the world. But suddenly, words turned...
    wasjustpassingby wasjustpassingby 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I rather you tell me you hate me then lie to me. Rather be cut short then strung along with lies... Don't paint me a pretty picture just be honest.
    sayuriii sayuriii 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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