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I Pretend I'm Okay

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    hi i just want to share something hmm i love this feeling right now that i know that my good friend and i is now ok i know were not that much ok but i think this is a great start i...
    inlovebyyou inlovebyyou 18-21, F Mar 16

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    I'm female. It's what we do.
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    No Self-worth & Feeling Unwanted - I wouldn't call this a story or anything of that nature, if that makes any secne to anyone. But I can be honest that I've alway felt that...
    DarkAngel0309 DarkAngel0309 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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    After 9 months, my ex finally have a new girlfriend. I am just curious why that month before he even contacted me and asking my number again. I thought we can fix things up until i...
    meca08 meca08 22-25, F Mar 31

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    You know what bugs the crap out of me.... People thinking I'm a lazy person, a person that doesn't give a crap about anyone but themselves! Im far from lazy and i care about...
    Kelloggz90 Kelloggz90 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    When someone asks me how I am I say I'm fine and every once in a while I want someone to understand that I'm not ok
    alwaysloverh alwaysloverh 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 28

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    I've chased a million things Bright lights and empty dreams Now here I am Right where I thought I wanted to be I'll trade it all right now Leave it all and lay it down To get back...
    kristinaloo kristinaloo 18-21, F Apr 4

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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...
    prettybr0wneyes prettybr0wneyes 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Y do I hide still ?? ... I dnt understand ..
    chrisisawsome chrisisawsome 16-17, M Mar 30

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    Everyday I sadly wake up, knowing that another day has to be lived. I go to school and put a fake smile on my face. Everyday I wear a sweater, no matter how hot it is to make sure...
    musicismysalvation musicismysalvation 16-17, F 9 Responses Mar 17

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    Truth is... I'm still in love with my ex. He says he hates me... It hurts... A lot...we have known each other for a long time. Truth is I'm not what he thought I was. I was just...
    PrimadonnaAnnie PrimadonnaAnnie 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I'm Sorry - Maybe I should write this as a confession instead of a story.   I'll probably end up deleting it anyway ... the truth hurts ... lol.   I've battled...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 19 Responses Mar 9, 2010

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    We try hard to be someone's "number one", the best and all they are looking for. We fake smiles to hide the pain inside. We force a laugh to hide the pain inside and to please...
    DrowningInEmotion DrowningInEmotion 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    And I'm good at it. I'm also good at making people smile and laugh. Wish I could learn how to cheer myself up for once.
    tryingtobeashappyasiappear tryingtobeashappyasiappear 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I know that sounds a bit shady but I guess what I mean is that when I'm out and about I don't put on a frown for people to have to ask me what's wrong cause I'm not that type of...
    onlytrusthim onlytrusthim 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I walk down the hallways and see the only guy I've truly loved with her. And it hurts. To the point where I want to go and throw up. I put on a smile, to make him think he doesn't...
    missmgr missmgr 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 3

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    Yeah - I'm okay (see I can act)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    Nobody Really Wants to Know ... - It seems people are so busy, so preoccupied, etc. these days they either don't care to listen or are too worried to share the truth of the matter...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 24 Responses Sep 15, 2007

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    Can't the world reset where cost of living wasnt so expensive? Salaries do not match the onflation of living and it takes a toll on education of children and mental and physical...
    rayshim rayshim 26-30, F Mar 20

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    It's the hardest thing to tell someone the truth. How much I'm hurting on the inside...so I pretend. It's easier to say that I'm okay than to let anyone see the tears in my smile.
    ImxoxSurviving ImxoxSurviving 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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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...
    Canonomousjay Canonomousjay 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's easier then telling people "no, I'm just tired" all day
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    Hi, How Are You? Fine Thanks, and You? - Isn't it funny how a person can have so many acquaintances and be surrounded by people but still experience such profound disconnection? We...
    CharlieAfrica CharlieAfrica 22-25, F 20 Responses Jun 13, 2009

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    Sick Of Pretending.. - Im sick and tired of pretending that telling you goodbye, for the second time!! Was the best thing for the both of us. But why than do i replay every little...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    Everyday I paint this fake smile on my face to mask the pain. I used to be so happy and carefree now I live everyday with fibromyalgia pain and depression and I can barely get...
    Blueskydreams Blueskydreams 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I've never been an open person, always being closed off. And I like it that way, having things for myself. I hate talking about myself in general. I think I've never really told...
    dysfori dysfori 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I pretend that i have alot of friend and i'm okay but the truth is i dont have any real close friend that i trust 😕
    YElRashidy YElRashidy 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I always pretend i'm okay even when i'm ready to just ball my eyes out. If someone asks me about my problems it just makes me so much more upset. So i always pretend to be okay...
    Alisonsmith2014 Alisonsmith2014 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 16

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    faking a smile everyday. it sucks so bad and I don't think anyone understand how I'm actually feeling inside
    dizzydreamerrr dizzydreamerrr 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    It's become a problem. Everyone in my life thinks I'm this happy and bubbly person. I'm not. I have this other side of me that is dark. Not happy and rainbow. I have a side that...
    tomaddyandbeyond tomaddyandbeyond 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    A note to my ex: I miss you, Te extraño... You've been my first love since i was 12 and the past 14 year of on and off contact have been detrimental to my heart. Every time we...
    MunecaTrizte MunecaTrizte 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    None of my friends care about my life, they hardly know anything about me, I'm moody or grumpy a lot because I haven't got any gay friends and it's not fair because I have no one...
    Dario912 Dario912 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 17

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    I Like to Keep Things Pretty... - It gets a little messy if I decide to say "I'm not okay, what do you think? I'm so ******* fed up with everything. I don't want to go home...
    BowsAndBones BowsAndBones 16-18, F 8 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    I pretend I'm okay because it's way easier explaining what's wrong when all people ever say is "I'm sorry to hear that". Waste of time.
    livefuckingstrong livefuckingstrong 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    Sometimes I try my best to be happy as I can when I'm at school I can sometimes feel like my life is about to end but sometimes every ounce a week or somehow everyday I can be...
    vivienhuang13 vivienhuang13 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    No one wants to hear if you're not okay...
    Jennyboii Jennyboii 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 28

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    On the outside I look all happy and on the inside I'm crying/hurting!
    abbyboo1234 abbyboo1234 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    Why Can't I Just Be Happy? -  I'm tired of trying to hide it, I'm tired of trying to find peace in my heart when there's no sign of it coming and I'm tired of not being able...
    IWishIUnderstood IWishIUnderstood 22-25, M 12 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I would like to say that I'm one of those people who "sees the world for what it really is." I say this because I seem to be one of the only few people picking up on the faults of...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    My Mask - I pretend I'm ok by wearing 'my mask'. People around me have no idea how badly I am hurting inside, how broken my heart is and how much I wish I was dead. Sometimes...
    Mediocre Mediocre 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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    But I am so not.... I am living with someone who has some type of undiagnosed personality disorder. He is mentally and emotionally abusive to almost everyone he comes in contact...
    Dimples99 Dimples99 31-35, F Mar 19

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    Broken Inside - We all pretend to be okay...wether its at the beside of a dying loved one or in the middle of a test with 20 million problems on your mind and wishing you could...
    loobiesa loobiesa 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2007

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    I feel like I shouldn't even be here, I wanna go and never come back.
    ellavalencia ellavalencia 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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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...
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    I'm Really - really, not okay. :(no I don't want to make my story longer thanks for asking. ******* EP **** thing
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    Sometimes I feel like I'm full of it ,I want so much for my life but I don't know what I want the scariest questions that I seem to get ask a lot right now is "what do you want to...
    lebarana lebarana 16-17, F Mar 16

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    Fake It 'till You Make It - time and time again i have felt like i was bleeding inside... and plaster a smile on my face to hide the fact.  and around people i dont really...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    I don't think that anyone should be burdened with my problems. I'm much more interested in the problems of others and helping them. When a few girls have broken my heart in the...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I Think I'm Ok? - To tell the truth I don't really know anymore. I'm not sure if I'm just really good at suppressing things right now or if I'm completely numb. I go through my...
    andeesha andeesha 22-25, F Oct 31, 2013

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    He lies about working after 12 years he still lies. It hurts but I try not to show him
    03done 03done 31-35, F Apr 1