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I Need to Be Honest to Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 101 People

    My Double Life

    I am selfish I am Lazy I am Impatient I am a Coward I am stuck in this way of life centered around a search for instant gratification and convenience. I live for following and pleasing other people. I surround myself with people that will tell me what i want them to...
    OutOfControl57 OutOfControl57 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2008

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    Honesty Is Precious

    I try to be honest with everyone, even myself.  I can try to fool myself but I know if I'm lying.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 2 Responses May 17, 2008

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    If I Can't Be

    If I can't be honest with myself, I cannot expect other people to be honest with me either. I hope that I can learn to be honest with myself all the time.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Feb 10, 2009

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    Honest To Myself

    Being honest to myself is something I always do.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses May 31, 2011

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    Honesty Is Freedom

    i know from personal experience when im completly honest with myself then iam completly free to be myself. for me secrets used to keep me sick and i had an overly absurd fear of judgement by others. when i exposed all those secrets and got honest with who i was and what iv done...
    s2pbamby s2pbamby 31-35, T Jan 25, 2012

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    Men, this question is for you. I want to know if you or someone you know fits the following description. AND, I want your honest opinion... how rare or common do you think this...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    so there is this one guy I really like and we have been going out for a couple of times. However, somehow I feel he is not being honest with me. One night we went out and it was...
    Lila2088 Lila2088 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Today a boy I have been involved with decided to end things after a few months. A while ago he broke my heart but today I let him do it all again. I've decided I need to work on...
    camxyn camxyn 13-15, F 5 mins ago

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    I'd like to be honest with you. I don't know you, and you don't know me, and that makes it easier for me to get all of this out. I want to be really honest with someone other than...
    kurioussubmissive kurioussubmissive 18-21, F Dec 9

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    There are three things I want in my life now more than anything. These are: 1. Basics for survival 2. To live together with my soulmate who is waiting for me. 3. To continue...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I wanted to describe myself but I don't know how, so instead I used a hetalian paste up thing. I'll do more. The Allies America (Alfred F. Jones) You love hamburgers (x) You...
    AlabasterFrog AlabasterFrog 13-15 Nov 23

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    I'm a girl with a PAST. A past that no one completely knows about. Just me. yes I've shared a few things to like very few people but I have never said everything. I feel that I don...
    vnesanarti vnesanarti 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I live in the " projects ". I have a current GPA of 3.0, I've been homeless with my family and had a rough childhood, most of my life my mother raised me and my siblings alone. I...
    cat350 cat350 13-15 1 Response Nov 29

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    It's not that I don't want to ask, it's that I don't know how. Since I've been in elementary school, I've been told to rely on myself, or maybe I've told myself that. My parents...
    Here2Help383 Here2Help383 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 7

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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 Nov 24

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    Today i am geeling really calm. it is has been a week struglle for me to try to be honnest for and to myself. Last week i feel an intensefull grief and rejection towards my self...
    blackravencat blackravencat 22-25, M Nov 27

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    Almost?? I NEVER put myself first. you need me to drive you half way across the country? Sure!! I can't drive but ill be happy to carry you. the ex wants to talk? sure! Im suicidal...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I've bottled up so many secretes and making myself very ill because of the pressure of maintains all of them. I have make a conscious effort to be honest About my past as...
    PersistentlyMindedMan PersistentlyMindedMan 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 10

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    Today I received a letter from my dad who has been incarcerated since April. This is the first letter he has sent me. I have not seen him due to circumstances in the family that...
    Aml4 Aml4 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    So this morning my boyfriend in 8th grade broke up with me. He felt as that we werent going to work out and said he needed a break. i am not entirely bothered by it just because i...
    MsMarvel1 MsMarvel1 13-15, F Nov 22

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    A letter- by A.Leek I decided that it's about time to just focus on me. To love myself unconditionally. I've not only neglected but I have been so abusive to myself. I have put...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F Dec 1

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    Love doesn't hurt. When someone tells you, " I miss you so bad, it hurts", don't ever hesitate to come and feel the pain, together.  Being in love IS the greatest vulnerable...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    So essentially I have one really good friend who I can actually be honest with and who can make me smile and is the only person I can bring myself to trust...very important person...
    alphawolf9 alphawolf9 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    So as the end of the year gets closer my family and I moving. I'm hoping with this move comes a lot of changes. We have lived secluded in the country for the last 6 years. Were...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 8 Responses Dec 8

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    I am in my third year of a four-year college degree. I hate it. I hate myself. I planned on taking a year out to work or do literally anything else, because my life has revolved...
    CRLetts CRLetts 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    Eventually you need to take care of your loved ones who are aging. As we grow older we look for the need for self-reliance and concentration at the job, however we don’t want...
    MargePabich MargePabich 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend and I have been dating for about a year next month. It's been great, but I guess what you would call the 'honeymoon period' is over and now I find myself facing a...
    Queenofprocrastination Queenofprocrastination 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I need some advice. How can two polar opposite (emotion-wise) people expect to spend the rest of their lives together? I thrive off intimacy and affection. My boyfriend admits to...
    EmmyChi EmmyChi 22-25 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    What should I expect at a funeral? I'm going to a funeral, my nana's actually, and although my mums already planned it in just the next room, all I know is that she's being...
    LiveForAnotherDay LiveForAnotherDay 13-15, F 16 hrs ago

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    I am sick and tired of this. Almost all people should be ashamed of themselves. Everything. Everything they do is sex. It needs to stop now! What happened to love? What happened to...
    thewritestuff27 thewritestuff27 18-21, F Dec 2

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    Honest Hard Work Is The Best Kind!!!I am the kind of maid you only wish you could hire to clean your house. I show up early make a list of everything that need to be cleaned or...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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    I know I become the bane of my parent's existence when I do it but I love the pain. It's all I have left now. Nothing else could love the real me. Everything I ever cared for once...
    Darkenedwounds Darkenedwounds 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I got one for everyone. So I bought a straitjacket. I was working out of town and while I was there I decided to try it out. Unfortunately I was alone at the time and didn't...
    Photogeek47 Photogeek47 26-30, M 8 Responses Nov 30

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    I am in a very confusing & stressful situation. My parents think I really graduated from college may 2014 because of a email they saw saying I did. My friend was able to send the...
    wiz702 wiz702 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    Second day in a row! I had four hot dogs leftover from yesterday's stuffing, so of course I had to eat them all in one sitting. But four hotdogs is kinda lame, more of a snack than...
    Jungybrungen Jungybrungen 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I had never felt more betrayed I knew thats how it would play out, but I was frantic. Desperate for it to change winds I begged, and howled with the wind. Please. Please, don't let...
    NeverForgeIt NeverForgeIt 16-17, F Nov 26

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    Most of the time. It's not that I think I'm dishonest and unfriendly the rest of the time. I just don't know for sure how people take me. To me, that's their problem. I just try to...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Dec 9

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    i have seen people on Ep saying how their lonely and need advice or a friend to talk to. and i'd like to say that i'm always here for you to PM if you want to talk about a problem...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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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...
    In100years In100years 18-21 1 Response Nov 27

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    I admire your honesty when you say sweet little things to me. I admire you honesty when you say dirty little things to me. I admire your honesty when you look at me with your...
    crafty36 crafty36 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Yo. So yeah, I do cut myself. Been cutting for two years now. Call me "emo", sick, whatever you like. It's a release that I'm thankful for, but not so much anymore now that my...
    MakaWolf MakaWolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    There are many things over a span of years that I have allowed to be said about me, and to me by members of this site. I have told you repeatedly that I do not speak out to...
    Joseph84 Joseph84 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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    Loyalty & honesty are two of many important things you need in life, but sadly in my generation many lack those things, which makes it difficult to be real with those who are fake...
    xyxo xyxo 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I am an honest person. I will answer your questions honestly and I will tell you my honest opinion. That doesn't mean I will tell you everything about me though. I am honest but it...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    My brains cracked. It's not so much that I need someone to hold me but more of... I need someone I can connect to so badly. I put a wall up for everyone I've ever met. All my...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I wrote this in 09 Am I me? Can I really only be me? Does it make sense to say that I am only Me, different from all else, and existing as only myself. I certainly don't...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M Nov 25