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I Sabotage Myself Regularly

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    I Run Away From Being Happy - I'm REALLY happy with my on-again/off-again boyfriend. We have been through alot together. The reason we have been off and on is because i sabotage us...
    firefly21 firefly21 22-25, F Mar 30, 2009

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    Sabotage Is Subconscious - Good to know that with 39 other people in this group I'm not the only self-sabotager.  It's something that took me a while to understand about...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 1 Response May 16, 2007

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    It's My Sad Truth - I don't want to, I don't really mean to and I don't for the life of me understand why I do it, but I do and it's beginning to become a real inconvenience.
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F 1 Response May 8, 2007

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    If You Mean Do  I Make Mi... - If you mean do  I make misakes on purpose or fail to learn from them quick enough? Yep.
    insomnia2007 insomnia2007 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2006

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    Self Destruction - I think it's depression that makes me do it, or a fear of failing. I find I make self destructive choices, my family says I can't finish anything. Which I guess...
    fiveminutestillbedtime fiveminutestillbedtime 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2010

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    All the F***ing Time.  If... - All the f***ing time.  If anyone can give me some clues as to why, that would be great.
    Whatever Whatever 26-30, M Jan 22, 2007

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    I live in squaller. I think I do it on purpose so I can blame poverty for not finding any success as an artist
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Dont Know How This Habbit Started - I never used to be this way. I don't know how it happened. :( I'm scared as to how its going to effect me in my future.
    RitaRee RitaRee 22-25, F May 24, 2011

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    I Get Bored - well when im in any kind of program or with friends or new people, when i get bored i have a tendancy to start somthing maybe ill purposly mess something up and ill...
    rocks3000 rocks3000 18-21 1 Response Aug 1, 2009

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    Unhappy - I think my problem is low self esteem, and confidence. whenever I get close to being happy in my life I ruin it whether subconsciously or not. I don't feel like I deserve...
    Peep22 Peep22 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    I Do This Too... - Sooo, I'm new to the EP, but not new to this behavior. I'm actually sabotaging myself right now. I work from home, which is what I should have been doing since...
    browneyedgirl1980 browneyedgirl1980 31-35 1 Response Jul 1, 2011

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    Yep, I Do, Not Regularly Thoug... - Yep, I do, not regularly though. But I do do it. I sabotage potential relationships, and budding friendships because I don't want to disappoint...
    Wombles Wombles 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2006

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    Reckless With Me. - Here's what I know: He's bad for me. He's hurt me before. He's still into his ex and not looking for a relationship with anyone. Just fun. I say that I'm not...
    lostinwunderland lostinwunderland 18-21, F Apr 29, 2011

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    Talented Yet Troubled - I have always been regarded as a very creative and talented person, except I am also a very troubled person. I even know Nicholas Cage, Someone who works at...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    I Think the Main Problem Is... - I'm a clutz and I randomly say things that should've been left unsaid. I don't sabotage myself entirely...but...I do it to a point where it's...
    WalktwoMoons WalktwoMoons 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2009

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    I sabotage my personal relationships, a lot! I am very outgoing. I tend to meet new people everywhere I go. I talk a lot and at the same time, I know a lot of things. People...
    carlyistortious carlyistortious 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    What do you do when 'way too drunk' happens every time you drink? I overestimate my limit every. single. time.
    quesahara quesahara 22-25, F Mar 22

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    This Is My M.o. - T oday I was supposed to find a job. I was fired on Monday when my bosses decided they were unhappy with my performance. I think I was screwing up at work...
    endallbeall endallbeall 22-25 2 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    Unfortunately Yes, I Wish I Wa... - unfortunately yes, I wish I was more clear thinking.
    elliemoomoo elliemoomoo 21-25, F Dec 30, 2006

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    Really Frustrated With Self - I just regularly self sabotage myself and I am at a huge level of frustration and feeling like a failure in this world. I do it with Money constantly...
    jen9842 jen9842 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2012

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    I Never Shoot Myself In the Fo... - I never shoot myself in the foot DELIBERATLEY
    gardyngrrrl gardyngrrrl 41-45, F Jan 22, 2007

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    All I Needed to Do Was Mail the Damn Thing. - Today I had the opportunity to send my headshot to a commercial agency to get a meeting on a solid referral, and I didn't, because I'm...
    SarahCampbell SarahCampbell 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2006

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    I Want To Know The First Step To Stop Self Sabotage. - I sabotage myself regularly. I just start trying, I tell myself that I cannot do it, someone like you does not deserve this...
    poohbear90 poohbear90 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2011

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    Disarray - Today.  I had a list, things to be done, places to go.  Swimmingly.Then I went to get my wallet from my bag.Then from my jacket.Then from my car.Then from under the...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 3 Responses Jun 18, 2011

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    Over And Over - I keep messing the one thing that means anything to me up. I am so much in love with Jason and everytime I get things going great I do something stupid, always...
    Steener2492 Steener2492 26-30, F Dec 6, 2010

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    Sad Cycle - I emotionally beat myself up and criticize myself for every little thing. "Could I have said that better?" / "Did I do something to make them dislike me...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 4, 2008

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    And I Know Why - when I was a child, I showed a lot of potential for a lot of things.  my mom always told me, "if you do learn the piano, you'll have to practice...
    SeraphicWannabe SeraphicWannabe 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2008

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    Someone Stop Me Please!! - i am insisting on making  someone i care about mad at me.( i was practicing tough love with a problelm he's having. i suck at tough love i suppose. lol...
    darlinsam darlinsam 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    Or I Can Dare to Live - This topic fascinates me.  Think about it.  Why would we screw ourselves over when there's plenty of people ready and willing to keep us down? So...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 13 Responses Oct 2, 2009

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    Sabotage - Sabotage,I do it,Don't know why,Seems to happen,Every now and then,One day,I'll learn,Not to do it.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Oct 4, 2011

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    At Least Once A Week - i don't know why. it just seems like i screw myself over on a regular basis. maybe i just  need to be reminded that i'm not perfect. maybe. but every...
    juggalove juggalove 31-35, F 1 Response May 20, 2010

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    I Don't Have a Whole Lot to Say - I just add drama when things start to get good.  I've read some things that state that some people do this because they've only known drama...
    z1e1k z1e1k 21-25, F Jan 19, 2008

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    Stupidly and Stubbornly - i leave work until the last minute, i make myself think the worst of a situation sometimes, i stay up all night and waste the next day, i have bad...
    pixiedust pixiedust 21-25, F 5 Responses Jan 14, 2007

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    Need To Look For Jobs More, But... - I graduated about a month ago, and need to look for full-time employment--one that'll pay the bills as well as Sally Mae, ya know? I've sent...
    RitaRee RitaRee 22-25, F Jun 5, 2011

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    All to Myself - I do it all the time all by myself.  I don't need any help.  I criticize.  I fear. I worry.  I love too much and too strongly.  Hold onto...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 5, 2008

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    I Used To But I Don't Any ... - I used to but i don't any more.
    CorderGurl09 CorderGurl09 16-18, F Dec 30, 2006

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    Just One Fix - http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wbXciBKcfQ8&feature=related
    Rapture82 Rapture82 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    Fear of Failure, Perhaps? - all i have to do is make a phone call, put it in the mailbox, sign it, or whatever the case may be.  but i just don't do it.  why? it's not...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 3 Responses May 28, 2007

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    Why Not Learn? - I know I'm going to screw my maths-a-levels up if I don't learn. And so far I didn't learn anything. And somehow I feel that I know ... that I won't.
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F 1 Response May 4, 2007

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    Never Intentionally, But I Usu... - Never intentionally, but I usually end up making stupid mistakes that have huge consequences.
    LadyOfTheRaven LadyOfTheRaven 19-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2006

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    I Can't Help It! - Maybe its because I try too much, then giveup fast! I always manage to sabotage myself and what I do. I work hard on things and then, boom, I somehow think I am...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    Defence Thing - It's my way of protecting my heart but a lot of times it hurts more. Push Push Push them all away and then wonder why I'm all alone. Sad cycle but tis true.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2008

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    Self Destructive - I'm well aware that I 'sabotage' myself all the time. If things are going too well/good I purposely do something to take that away from myself or mess it up...
    Kottan Kottan 22-25, F Aug 13, 2011

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    Sabotage - Maybe not regularly, but more and more often. Especially now. I really need to stop it but I can't seem to do so.
    NotKLA NotKLA 18-21, M Apr 2, 2010

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    Slo Mo No Going Fast No Mo - I am of the same as maybe a few hopefully some of you. Lol. I just git off the pot squeeking one iut for the gipper. I just am in awe of my own...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 11, 2011

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    Oh I Do, Everyday -  I am leaving for Philadelphia in two days.  I am starting a new chapter in my life.  Am I excited?  Sort of... I find it very hard to...
    apencilfornow apencilfornow 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 27, 2008

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    But I'm Learning From It - I'm so ready to leave this behind me. I've made mistakes in the past, have pushed people away and have let good opportunities pass me by. But I'm leaving...
    moonlitReveries moonlitReveries 22-25, F 2 Responses May 27, 2009

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    Yes - I have Often Told&n... - Yes - I have often told stories about myself that show me in a negative light.  I'm not going to do it any more.
    CrystalCat CrystalCat 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2006

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