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I Lie to Myself

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Feb 21, 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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    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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    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 6 hrs ago

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    It's funny how people sit and lie to you and they really think you believe them. I'm not that stupid. You should really think about your lie before telling it. It really made no...
    Backroadskindagirl Backroadskindagirl 36-40, F 6 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I am so frustrated that I am portrayed as a bad person for wanting to cut people out if my life who have done nothing but lie. You lied to me, I don't need this crap in my life, I...
    laurengrace24 laurengrace24 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I extend the respect to others not to lie to them, and I hope they do the same. I'd rather hear the hurtful truth and correct it than to hear a blissful lie and never know.
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I know you lied, but I can't tell you. I'm Wondering whether you actually love me because I don't know who you are anymore. Are you real? Or is who You are a lie too?
    NoraWilliams NoraWilliams 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    If your relationship is based upon lies, let it go. It may be hard but in the future it will be the best thing for your heart.
    FlyShawtyyy FlyShawtyyy 16-17, F 22 hrs ago

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    (sixty two sqm) are roomy, specific wooden bungalows on the beach with a partly open-air rest room and a beautiful perspective on the lagoonQuite a few congrats in your current...
    Jewelgzr Jewelgzr 31-35, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    How many of you walk away from people who lie?
    hawaiistlucia hawaiistlucia 51-55, F 13 hrs ago

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    Being lied to changes you in so many ways. You become guarded, less trusting, more suspicious and sooo hurt and betrayed on the inside. You feel vulnerable, even stupid, almost...
    Rubyfusion410 Rubyfusion410 41-45, F 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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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    Partly by myself.. Havent done it active-active.. But active/passively or call it passively-active. I sort of have the belief, that when everyone is gone. Just by myself. Then I...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 13 hrs ago

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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 2 days ago

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    It took a long time for me to realize this but the first person who will help you live a full and happy life is in the mirror. Until I sought this person out and learned to love...
    subbbw subbbw 46-50, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I have been blessed with a happy body image. When I see myself in photographs I do realize all that is wrong with me as per the contemporary concept of beauty. But when I see...
    greycells greycells 36-40, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    The phone call with my complicated other was.... Complicated? My depression is getting out of control and it does not help that he has been feeling down to. I don't know if he is...
    MysticallyForbidden MysticallyForbidden 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Sometimes the pain doesn't hit me until late at night Then it cradles me, sings to me Coos to me words of its infinite false knowledge Laughing when it hurts Receiving pleasure...
    NeverForgeIt NeverForgeIt 16-17, F 1 Response 27 mins 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 10 Responses 5 days ago

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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 have tried really hard to stop cutting. Over the past couple years it has become somewhat of an addiction for me. Whenever I was upset, angry or just feeling anything I didn't...
    RubyTuesday413 RubyTuesday413 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs 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 6 days ago

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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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    and i don't want to lie bout myself. If people don't like me its ok. I understand.
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F Jul 31

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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 31-35, 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 4 days ago

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    Anthony825d5cr0 Anthony825d5cr0 31-35, M 1 Response 4 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 1 day ago

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    I wish I could just be happy with what I am and what I can accomplish...when I don't feel the love from anyone...like really feel the love...I then get down on myself thinking it...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I hate it that I don't know the difference anymore between beautify and lust, so I hate myself for that.
    jack3683 jack3683 16-17, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I find myself thinking and dreaming of all the things I could do in this world. The problem is, my mind starts to wonder of all the things that could go wrong. How can I want...