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I’m so used to lying about my personal life, who I am, what I’m doing etc that I also lie about random things too. Like if a cashier asks if I want a bag and I do, I’ll say no.

I wish I could just be honest but it’s hard because the truth about me is pathetic.

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Some of the lies I have told in the past to cover up my anxiety make me sick.

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Perhaps start small - I know it shouldn't but the example you gave made me smile - image of someone struggling trying to carry too much shopping (I have declined bags before when I shouldnt have - your shopping pays the price, especially if its breakable!).
 

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Like if a cashier asks if I want a bag and I do, I’ll say no.
Wow, you're lying to your own disadvantage. Which, honestly (no pun intended), defeats the purpose of doing it. You've probably done it so much it's ingrained.

All I could recommend is taking a moment to think about what you're going to say, especially when answering questions. It's healthy to do it regardless in conversation so it won't raise any suspicions, while untangling your habit of conjuring up/blurting out possibly obvious lies.

I can't remember where I heard this, but the biggest advantage of telling the truth over lying is that you don't have to remember what you said. In the event you're asked about it later, that comes in handy.
 
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