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I Am Not Okay, But I'll Manage

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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 41-45, M Oct 24, 2012

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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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    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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    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 13-15, F Jul 30, 2014

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    hiself hiself 13-15, M Aug 7, 2014

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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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    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 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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    Gloria8214 Gloria8214 13-15, F Nov 22, 2014

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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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    Soooo much crazy **** happening,

    but ehhh there's really nothing I can do about it :/
    XxFuckYouxX XxFuckYouxX 18-21, M Nov 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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    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 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 17, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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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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    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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    What is other people's sympathy going to help with? Its not going to change what others have done to me. What's in my head. Or my nightmares. So I'll show you a smile and suffer...
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    The last sorry sorry sorry the latest and the nice one here who is my new friend as of now is 'EPHeidi' The sad part is I have poured out all in my mind here with better...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M Feb 21

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    Okay so I'm dating this guy who I am crazy in love with. When we are together I've never felt happier, we just mesh so perfectly. Until his parents come into it. Alright first a...
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    I was 20 and a junior in college. I had a group of friends, four girls four boys we were close. Did everything together. There was one boy in the group I had a thing with, and...
    younggirlslikeus younggirlslikeus 18-21 1 Response Feb 11

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    Almost two years ago I was raped for the first time by my cousin but I never said anything because I knew it would tear my family apart. A few months later it happened again and I...
    BlackSeraphim BlackSeraphim 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Not really; just only sometimes. Like I just saw a post of this one guy spending his Valentine's Day with a guy he likes. And it looked so sweet and cute. I just wish I kinda had...
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    Death is all around and the walls start closing in. Is it because of the things I've done, all of my past sins? Is it because I quit praying to the Lord who never answered? Or if...
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    jstephens4 jstephens4 31-35, M 9 Responses Feb 14

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    okay so.. i'm young. and i've done things, been through things. my life wasn't the best. i drink, smoke, have sex, i cheated... don't think i did these things because i want to be...
    angelgoinghome angelgoinghome 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    Yes.. But the thing is it's not.. It's not going to be ok. It'll never be okay and I wish you wouldn't tell me otherwise.
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    My dads in the hospital... His heart is ****** up... I can't keep listening o the words "chest pains again..." My friends are broken and I can't help cause I am the same... My...
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    Okay so my opinion oooooon perverts :P So I don't understand why they grow up to be someone super addicted to a girls butt or chest. I find it kinda disgusting to be honest. Like I...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    The Unfinished Story We both met each other back in college, which was like 12yrs ago. It was not at all love at first sight. I didn't like him at all initially. He was the most...
    desiredangel desiredangel 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    After being bulimic for 2 years I went from 177lbs to 119lbs. 3 months and I've had urges but I've managed to keep my food down. But I've gained...so much, I'm up to 134lbs...
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