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I Am Not Okay, But I'll Manage

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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

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    Sometimes you just reach a point

    where you tell yourself you have to get your life together. Unfortunately for me, that point is now.
    warro97 warro97 16-17, F Mar 28

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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

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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.
    TheSimpleButterfly TheSimpleButterfly 22-25, F a week ago

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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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    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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    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've been like this for years

    and I keep doing what I must do such is life.I take a deep breath in and out just to live for, another new day....
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M a week ago

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    As long as you remain

    who you are, no need to compromise for others.
    fitwealth fitwealth 26-30, F 2 days ago

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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

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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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    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

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

    so obviously I must be managing.
    BlankCanvas22 BlankCanvas22 13-15, F Mar 28

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Jul 30

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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

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    hiself hiself 13-15, M Aug 7

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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

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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

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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

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    A few years ago, i battled with depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, and just being absolutely hateful to everyone around me. Because of this, I've broken a few hearts. If you'd...
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    Long distance loving <3 it can be so overly wonderful! God how he makes me feel, i dont need to worry about anything because i know we will be fine, i know well make it through...
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    Everyday. I get up, get ready and leave for school. I'll smile and nod whilst my mum and brother talk. I get to school and do the same. Smile, Nod and laugh at things. But deep...
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    I can't do this anymore. I keep trying and trying. Maybe this road will help me. Or maybe this course will inspire me. Oh I can't do that okay well I'll apply here instead. Oh...
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    There will be times when you fall,then you stop and think you can't go no far....there will always be one thing which will push you......motivate you, let you find out who you are...
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    I want to begin this by saying that I was once a completely normal girl. I grew up in a house with a yard, two parents who were hard workers and a lazy pet dog. I never got into...
    Naivegirl0963 Naivegirl0963 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    I lost my Dad when I was four so yea....I have a had a lot of time to think about his death, fathers, him and well, everything. I was four and although I was in the room right...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 13

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    I'm a wordy girl - I apologize in advance.... In my college English class my Prof asked us to write about the thing that scared us most in the world. I wrote about being afraid I...
    annaj5 annaj5 31-35 3 days ago

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    I started talking to someone that was in one of my classes. I started to enjoy his company and spent most of my time talking to him we even went hiking together. I don't often have...
    bec413 bec413 18-21, F Aug 30

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    I see your monsters, I see your pain. Tell me your problems, I'll chase them away. I'll be your lighthouse. I'll make it okay. When I see your monsters I'll stand there so brave...
    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    I have been single for 18 years. I miss the warmth of a significant. What I had discovered in bad relationships is what I didn't want to have to put up with. I'm single and I...
    1a2l3j 1a2l3j 46-50, F Sep 17

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    Hey you :). Yeah, it's me. The ***** that left you, cut all ties with you. I left you in a time of need, and I think about it every day. I guess I should attempt to explain myself...
    Pandemonem Pandemonem 13-15, T Sep 7

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    So I was challenged to do the "accent challenge" where you say lots of words and phrases and things, and I posted it on my blog. I'll put a link here so you curious guys and gals...
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    Since i found this group, i suppose i'll tell my story now. -- "Ever since i was a little child, i loved to go to the forest with me and mom, i was fascinated by everything that...
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    I need help for my friendship's sake. To make a long story very short, I've made the mistake of trying to compete (Not to out-do but be on par) with a female in a market that...
    KayJayHoeBum KayJayHoeBum 16-17, M Sep 11

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    I can't tell someone I love them unless I really do. i just won't, even if they tell me they love me. All they'll get is "Okay" or "Thanks" Yea it's mean but I can't just throw...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    My cousin told me "please stop spending so much time online". I think about it and I really wanted to tell her okay I'll try but honestly I can't really love life that's why I...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love my boyfriend, and recently, I had an experience with him that I've never had before. He makes me feel things I've never felt, and I wish everyone in the world could...
    savakora savakora 16-17 Sep 2

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    ... she hurts me all of the time, even if she doesn't realize she's doing it. My family isn't poor, but we know what it's like to have too much month left at the end of the money...
    yaguu yaguu 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    on the photo hacking scandal in Hollywood: Let this be a lesson, do not get your picture taken if you don't want it spread around. Electronics have an advanced way of letting...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I'm a big worrier, and I used to worry myself until I about puked, but now I am at peace with whatever happens because I know it'll all be okay in the end, and if it's not okay, it...
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F Sep 10

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    I've figured it out though, between having such rapid thoughts and anxiety I'm basically trying to process everything at once it feels like. That can be tough for me to remember...
    ashless ashless 22-25, F Sep 10

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    You don't have to be like everyone else. Just be yourself, you'll be fine. If people do not like you for who you are then they do not need to be in your life. Stay around positive...
    NaNaJene NaNaJene 18-21, F a week ago

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    I love these lyrics " if I were you , I'd put that away , cause your just wasted and thinking bout the past again , darling you'll be okay "
    eviepalacios eviepalacios 13-15, F 3 days ago

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