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I Lie to Myself

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    every day. every freaking day. i made a whole web of twisted lies for different people. i always was ashamed of myself, my family, my intelligence. it's not that there is...
    one48eight one48eight 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I lie because I want to look cool in front of my friends. I lie because it's hard for me to confront the deception of my parent. I lie because I don't want to get caught when I...
    ClassicGentleman ClassicGentleman 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    I don't hate you. I don't hate that we failed. I don't hate myself. I don't hate that it was a mistake to marry you. But I hate that you lied to me over and over. More, I hate...
    icandoit13 icandoit13 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    Why is it that some people just lie, lie, lie and then lie some more? Is this for their benefit? Is it for the benefit of the person they are lying to? I have a friend (I've...
    trishfair714 trishfair714 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 7

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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 4 days ago

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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 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 is a saying that everything in life comes as a blessing. It's part of our destiny and our path towards our life. We perceive events in our lives as good or bad, we make...
    xogymfish xogymfish 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I am a professional working, married, mother of 3 young boys. From the outside it seems to others that we have a perfect existence. Perfect marriage. Perfect children (well, they...
    orchidblooming orchidblooming 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    So hard to trust this online world Lies are rampant and so easily told I do not lie, even when it might cause pain Because in my own heart, the truth will stubbornly reign
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 16

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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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    Michael592w2ui6 Michael592w2ui6 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Anthony825d5cr0 Anthony825d5cr0 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 1

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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 4 Responses Aug 17

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    I can't be lied too. I see the truth always. It is the worst. Its like when people talk I can hear and see what's true and what's not. I got engaged recently and I'm so scared...
    seistafiesta seistafiesta 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    So much, when people lie to me even if its a small lie i might never forgive them, thats why i hate lying and i would never lie about anything .
    Minju96 Minju96 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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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?
    ButtersTheMerciful ButtersTheMerciful 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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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 14 hrs ago

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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 12 hrs ago

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    I just don't understand the point of lying. Some people make the excuse, something along the lines of "I lied to save someone else from getting hurt". No, just no! If you don't...
    Pickles0212 Pickles0212 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 2

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    When people lie because they don't want to look like there wrong, well they are because if they were not they would not have to lie.... If you can't be honest with your self why on...
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    My rule of thumb on lying is this: If you lie to me it means you have no respect for ME, Yourself or are are relationship, and that if you lie to me it means you don't trust me...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M 8 Responses Aug 9

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    My cousin keeps lying to me and it really hurts me that she doesn't love me enough to tell me the truth. I say doesn't love me enough cause she recently told me she was jealous of...
    RainbowLoveFire RainbowLoveFire 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I hate it when people lie to me... Especially when it has been going on for a long time. I recently found out that my best friend has been lying to me for about 2-3 months.