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I Am Not Okay, But I'll Manage

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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 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...
    jr5827 jr5827 31-35, M Nov 12, 2012

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    I Have Managed For A While - I haven't been okay for ages, and I've managed. I've been at secondary school for three years, and everyone except one person treats me like a brick...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9, 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...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M Oct 24, 2012

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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...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M Mar 28

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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...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response 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...
    incog318 incog318 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    I feel like when I cry out for help no one cares enough to listen.
    MissAma MissAma 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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...
    catlady777 catlady777 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    Okay Will Do. - I am not okay. What happened to me is not okay. LIfe is not fair they say. What dont kill you makes you stronger they say. I dont believe what they say. Somebody...
    MyAngelTy MyAngelTy 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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    I am not ok but I've been good at faking it so far. I am completely miserable most of the time and have struggled with thoughts of suicide over the last year. I don't want to wake...
    CaliLove87 CaliLove87 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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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...
    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...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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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...
    thesadnadine thesadnadine 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I'm Trying - I'm not okay.. At all.. Thoughs about giving up are coming more often. Some days are okay. I can at leat work in some ways. Do what I should do, talk to people, smile...
    SimplyGinger SimplyGinger 18-21, F Jul 9, 2013

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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...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 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...
    blisster blisster 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    But really I'm dying from the inside out. I pretend I'm okay so I don't get my feelings hurt. I see happy faces and it kills me because I know I'll never truly be happy with myself...
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    this happened more than a year ago when my bestfriend confessed that he liked my another bestfriend(just a title). . . the problem was i didnt like her for him! u know! tss.. ..and...
    everyonetoknow everyonetoknow 22-25, F Mar 28

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    This smile you see, is not what it seems to be. This smile I fake, hides my body which aches. I am happy. My heart is scrambled, my mind is rambled. But my smile is strong...
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    This week has been unbelievably bad. Schools ****, family's ****, everything's ****. I miss you so bad you know? I was so close. So close to swallowing the whole bottle, but...
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    Okay. So I have this friend who is just very unattractive. But see she gets ALL the boys! Everybody wants to talk to her! But the thing about it is that she's somewhat outgoing but...
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    I am such a skeptic about everything but have been obsessed with finding answers for about the last 10 yrs about God,ghost and other stuff. Aliens though make sense to me..I see...
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