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I Am Not Okay, But I'll Manage

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    The Truth About Love

    Maybe I'm wrong but all I've ever known about love is pain. I've fallen in love only to get cheated on. I've reinstated my faith in love only to become disappointed as I watch others around me cheat and lie to the ones they say they love. They all have the audacity to throw that...
    angelique422 angelique422 22-25, F Jan 30, 2013

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    Toe everyone in here

    who is true to their word, good for you. You know yourself, that's more than a lot of people can say for themselves. But that doesn't make the fact that you aren't okay go away. I don't know what to type to help you because I don't know any if your stories. But I do know that...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Mar 28, 2014

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    Mixed Emotions

    How I managed to overcome every tragedy that life has thrown my way this year, It's a miracle. When you feel your lowest, people expect of you to just jump up and be okay. But I'm not okay, but I'll manage because I don't give up not without a fight. Whatever happened yesterday...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    I Don't Know Anymore...

    I used to be a daydreamer. When I was younger..I thought Life held my dreams very close to his heart. I wanted to be a scientist, general physician, singer, actress, software engineer, psychiatrist, etc. But now.. When I'm just a year away from adulthood.. I don't know what I...
    incog318 incog318 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    Sometimes I have to just put my own needs to

    the side and put a smile on my face while everyone else actually is serene. I am slowly becoming emotionless in a bad way.
    TheMeBMini25 TheMeBMini25 22-25, F Sep 22, 2014

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    I Want To Be Real

    This is hard for me, I am almost 35, but I just found a book my wonderful grandparents gave me on my 7th birthday. I don't think I read it until now, but it really hit me hard. I love my grandparents, and they both passed away in the past few years. Anyway, I miss them...
    jr5827 jr5827 31-35, M Nov 12, 2012

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    Tears don't help. People are d*cks

    and that's never going to change so I just might as well do whatever the hell I want to.
    hebrokemyheart99 hebrokemyheart99 16-17, F Jul 30, 2014

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    The salt in my wounds don't hurt anymore

    but they don't hurt any less.
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes 26-30, F Apr 23

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    A Quick Fix To My Indistinguishable Fire

    I’m attending counselling again. I’ve also been recommended for group therapy.  I like one-on-one counselling.  For me, it’s a good way to  work out my issues.  The group therapy I’m going to have to work on harder.  I imagine it will do nothing but good for me, but...
    UnderEli UnderEli 46-50, M Oct 24, 2012

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    My skin is a bit thicker today

    than it was yesterday but one thought of you is enough to send me over the edge.
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    Nope

    Right now, I am not okay, I am very far from okay right now, but I am mangaging. I am waking up. I am doing what I have to do to get through the day. I am manging.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 12, 2013

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    Pretty much went to college

    for something I thought I'd love but now I hate it. It started months ago but I worked to hard to get here to quit now. If I quit I'll be in massive debt and have to owe money back ASAP. I'm mad and wish I would have thought about it more. At the time I was okay with this quick...
    catlady777 catlady777 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2014

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    I'm Not Okay, I Promise

    I'm not okay, as a matter of fact. I have more issues than a magazine stand, and I happen to be quite stuck in terms of health, finances, and relationships. I can't bear to write yet another story that lists every single one of my problems, but I will assure you that I have tried...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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    It was my birthday yesterday.

    And I used to love birthdays now birthdays make me sad. Perhaps I just miss being "home". I live 4000kms from my loved ones. Sure makes a person lonely when no one that lives close even knows it's your birthday. Way to celebrate a life.
    byshoreline byshoreline 41-45, F Jun 17

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    Aww, another day goes past

    and dunno what to do. A positive for today was that I got some "alone" time for once. Been forever since I had some time out. Anyway, I went to go and see my all time favourite uncle. As soon as I got to his place, the first thing I did was go out and see how my car was going, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 12, 2014

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    Sometimes it is physical pain,

    other times it is just emotional... Life is rough, but I feel like I can continue, just let my have my space, my mood swings, and I will get over it ;) Caffeine and candy will help, bring those NOW lol jkjk :D
    TK13 TK13 22-25, M May 19

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    When you have Tourette's,

    you can't pretend to be okay, even when you're not. People notice and understand there's something wrong with you. When you have social anxiety and you park your car in front of the mall, but end up driving home rather than shopping, then you're not okay. When you're deeply...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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    hiself hiself 16-17, M Aug 7, 2014

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    Everyone always talks about their collection of

    "families"..Their work family, their school family, their church family, their Facebook family, their actual family...I have none of that. I have a husband that I'm too scared to talk to bc everything I do is wrong or stupid. I have two kids who are always yelling at or hitting...
    blisster blisster 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    As long as you remain

    who you are, no need to compromise for others.
    fitwealth fitwealth 26-30, F Sep 27, 2014

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    Since I met her, I haven't been able to get her

    off my mind. Last night, she had sex with my best friend. I guess they're a thing now. I know he'll treat her right, and that they're both happy. I know I'll eventually come to terms with it, and that everything will be okay. I hope someday I can stop feeling awkward around them...
    HopelessRomantic6 HopelessRomantic6 18-21, M Sep 21, 2014

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    http://youtu.be/6pZ9HaXBrTM priscilla ahn,

    I'll be fine on the outside from the movie when marnie was there
    hildaq14 hildaq14 22-25, F May 30

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    Life can really give you a kick in the balls

    sometimes. You're up thinking maybe just maybe something good will happen.Then BAM! it all unravels and you're right back too feeling, what is life worth living for? Once again I am not okay, but as always I'll manage. Such is the story of my last twenty years on this earth. I...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    I'm totally ****** up.

    I'm late in life, no girl, no money, I skate downhill and I don't care about what people think of me. I miss something in life, I like to drink but I have different brakes. I've been in a deep depression few years ago and I didn't cure myself. I keep thinking about death and I...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M Mar 28, 2014

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    I just got married-after a long struggle to

    immigrate to my new husbands country.Im 23 in May and he just turned 35.Im jealous,irritated and feel like I have to defend myself all the time!Im smarter than he is when it comes to money and responsibility but he always bashes me!I feel ugly,fat,insecure!And I'm sleeping in...
    thesadnadine thesadnadine 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    I'm messed up, but I'm still alive,

    so obviously I must be managing.
    BlankCanvas22 BlankCanvas22 16-17, F Mar 28, 2014

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    Every day is the same.

    Get up, try to find some meaning in school, try to laugh at my friends jokes, try to give advice on their high school drama. But I'm so very tired, and it's still not warm outside. He still hasn't texted me back, I'm not okay.
    livslife livslife 16-17, F Apr 10

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    Gloria8214 Gloria8214 13-15, F Nov 22, 2014

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    I feel like when I cry out

    for help no one cares enough to listen.
    MissAma MissAma 26-30, F Apr 10, 2014

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    I know I am not ok yet,

    but I am a little better than I was a week ago. I still get sad sometimes. I still sense you slipping away from me even though the tighter I try to hold on to you the faster you slip away. But, there is this insensible calm that has wrapped itself like a blanket over me. I'm all...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    Soooo much crazy **** happening,

    but ehhh there's really nothing I can do about it :/
    xGNFx xGNFx 18-21, M Nov 28, 2014

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    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I'm a single mum. My ex diss appeared

    and left me and my little girl for nearly a year and then came swanning back in. He sees her every 3 weekend for a day and I want him to see her but he dictates what he should be able to do and throws his rights in my face and it makes me hate him. It gives me such bad anxiety...
    lauren53 lauren53 26-30, F 1 Response May 25

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