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I Am Not Okay, But I'll Manage

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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 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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    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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    Soooo much crazy **** happening,

    but ehhh there's really nothing I can do about it :/
    TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys 18-21, M Nov 28, 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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    hiself hiself 13-15, M Aug 7, 2014

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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 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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    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 16-17, F Mar 28, 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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    Gloria8214 Gloria8214 13-15, F Nov 22, 2014

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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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    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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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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    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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    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 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am not okay... I'm crying almost everyday but I always put up a strong face in front of everyone. I always break down whenever I think of my husband's affair. It breaks me even...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    This stage in my life is complicated. My children deserve better, I deserve better. I've made the decision to leave. He's not a bad guy, he's a bad partner and a bad father. He...
    BrokenCats BrokenCats 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Ah yes, the age-old fear of being single forever plagues me as well. Let me tell you why: Both of my crazy-*** parents were single after I was born. Forever. I wish they were...
    LazyEyeCrazyI LazyEyeCrazyI 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    I want to go. I'm not really sure where, but I'm fine with that. I'm okay with leaving everyone behind. I've never made any real attachments to anyone besides one or two people. I...
    wonderlust99 wonderlust99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I been going through a lot these days .I don't know why but when I feel this way I push everyone that I love away to me its easy that way not dealing with anyone. I just sit and...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Dear all, I turned 28 and supposedly this means I am too young to be taken serious by people who are older than me, too old to not have figured out what I am going to do with my...
    HoopoeLost HoopoeLost 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Some people actually think its okay to pick on the good guy for no reason at all. Like if they're in a bad mood, they'll just insult you and blame you for messing up their day when...
    siranonimous siranonimous 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I had a melt down again. This time I said stupid stuff to my bf. He's so understanding though but I feel bad. It wasn't anything serious but I dont want to keep doing this. I'm...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Mar 10

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    Sometimes, being not okay is okay. We grow. We learn new things. Most importantly, being okay means we try to be OK and this means, we're getting stronger. I guess this life is...
    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 16-17 1 Response 5 days ago

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    **This isn't the most organized. It jumps around a lot from before, during, and after the assault. It's not typed out in order of how things happened because I just typed what came...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    I thought I was done with this site. I thought that maybe it dragged me down a little but I've found that even with everything changing so much, it's still ME that drags ME down...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe 16-17, F Mar 8

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    I have this tendency to push a guy if i know im falling for him. I hated myself for that, i hated myself for being me. Its like im this invention made to be disastrous. So okay...
    AbstractExistence AbstractExistence 18-21 Mar 8

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    I told one of my friend's everything today, about my situation at home, about my suicidal tendencies, about how I'm sad. I don't know how she did it but she managed to get it out...
    yoursecretlifestylee yoursecretlifestylee 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I used to be happy.. but it was for all of the wrong reasons. I was mean, I did mean things that I knew were bad but for whatever reason I couldn't stop myself. I fell into bad...
    oddvow oddvow 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My first ever partner, must have been about five years ago now. Every night I dream that I never lost her or that I somehow won her back, and every morning I awake missing...
    tmalachi tmalachi 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    You know, part of me wonders why I am so damned infatuated with you. You are so very intruiging, yet I've only known you for 4 months. Part of that time we barely even spoke. But I...
    EtherealAmethyst EtherealAmethyst 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I had a great night out with my coworkers today. They all range in life experiences for me, but somehow we all organically get along. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. At...
    tempestsarekind tempestsarekind 22-25, M Mar 19

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