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I Pretend I'm Okay

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    Sometimes you just need to stay positive,

    not only for your own sanity, but for those around you as well. Giving off positive vibes has the potential to give those you care about or come into contact with the strength to cope with whatever problems they may be dealing with, as well as reinforcing your own mental...
    dodongo55 dodongo55 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 5

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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 today. I feel invisible, but I didn't want to burst your bubble today, b/c you're so happy today." Can you imagine the awkward...
    BowsAndBones BowsAndBones 16-18, F 8 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    What does this mean When someone says oo my

    van broke down and then someone goes get ya finger out then and they go my finger will be somewere else in a min
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F Aug 19

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    There's a lot of crap going on at the moment

    as my parents are divorcing and for my mum it can't go fast enough. Problems is she swings into these depressive phases and threatens to kill herself! I'm having to support her whilst feeling pretty crappy myself :( to be fair it sucks but I can't stop myself from telling...
    LunaWolff LunaWolff 18-21, F Aug 19

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    Can you have sex with soneone

    and have nothing for them
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Everyone on here I talk to shares the same

    addictions and dealing with the same problems I am and we message and and chat and then get to know each other and then they stop replying and they say they need a friend and I say i will always be there for them and they do too but then they don't ever reply again like why do...
    thatone6 thatone6 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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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 9 Responses Jan 16

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    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    At school I act happy

    and act like I'm okay.... Then I break down at home.
    depressedandhurt101 depressedandhurt101 13-15, F 4 Responses May 1

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    When my boyfrinrd was 16 he kissed his friend gf

    and he's only just found out he's now 22 he his friend was not very happy they did not talk for abit but is friend text him sayin hi can we meet up but he keep sayin he don't want meet up with him coz it was years ago who ryt ????
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F 4 days ago

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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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    My boyfriend got rid of Facebook coz I was

    asking him loads of qestions about it and makin us argue he said it not worth argueing over so he go rid of it but he's not telling people real reason why he got rid of it
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I pretend everything is okay

    so nobody worries about me. I let my sadness hide in the back of my heart hoping that it will just go away and wondering how to fix it if it doesn't. I don't know what is the truth anymore.
    cutsy cutsy 36-40, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I can make it through today.

    Even with my head pounding and my hands numb and my stomach twisted in knots. And if I feel the same way tomorrow I can make it through that day too. One day at a time. One ******* day.
    mybonerandme mybonerandme 18-21, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    HidingTheScars HidingTheScars 13-15, F 3 Responses May 2

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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 for fear of not being listened to.  I can't blame those who don't share ... I'm one of them. I realize, after an illness, people...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 24 Responses Sep 15, 2007

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    I'm quite new to this site,

    but I feel like I need this. I feel like I need to share my story, and get all of this off of my chest. I'm not use to doing this though, I never really open up to anyone. I bottle my emotions and stay in my shell. When I was 12 years old, I started cuting myself..I'm ashamed of...
    laurenkouhi laurenkouhi 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I think today is the first day in a while

    that I haven't pretended that I'm okay. I actually feel pretty good today. And when suffering from severe depression it actually feels good to have a real smile on my face for once instead of a fake one.
    emotionsrunwild emotionsrunwild 18-21, F 5 Responses May 13

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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 3 Responses Mar 24

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    KaliKween KaliKween 16-17, F Aug 12

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    Well Usually I Do!

    Except I've gotten to the point I know I'm about as far from OK as it's possible to be and still manage to survive, don't get me wrong I'm not suicidal or anything like that. I just know I can't continue the way I am, I'm desperately trying to change the things that are wrong in...
    Illiteratetroll Illiteratetroll 46-50 9 Responses Jun 15, 2012

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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 conversation we ever had, through text mostly, trying to find hidden meanings behind the words you said. Just thinking and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    I'm alone in solitaire all day.

    I'm stuck at home all day while my boyfriend works, he works really long hours. I don't speak to anyone. no one calls me or anything, when he comes home (usually very late) I make dinner and we sit and eat, he plays on his phone (texting) before he showers and then goes to bed...
    justwanttobeanonymous justwanttobeanonymous 70+, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Not Ungrateful

    You can feel me, nervous bundle of awkward energy squirming under the table; I'm talking to people, being charming, and there's your touch, hidden, but potent. You used to touch me to make me calm. You used to find me when I was gone, one foot out the door in a conversation I...
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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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 know well, i still do.  it is just so much easier than dealing with their pity.  sympathy i can handle; pity, no. ok...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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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 people never actually saw me when they looked at me. I've alway felt that I could never win when it came to having a good friendships and...
    DarkAngel0309 DarkAngel0309 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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    Would anyone else be botherd by this my

    boyfriend was with his ex for 4 years and had a flat with each other but he told me the last year he did not like her felt like he had stay with her coz of the flat but in the end she told him she never felt the same anymore and ened it but he told me he was happy about it just...
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    People ask if I'm ok.

    I respond ya I'm fine. But HELLO! I'm dieing inside. Fine NEVER means fine
    grace206013 grace206013 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 7

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    On the outside I look all happy

    and on the inside I'm crying/hurting!
    abbyboo1234 abbyboo1234 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    At 2 am last night I still couldn't sleep.

    It was thundering outside. I was staring at the ceiling, listening to the songs we'd sent each other, tears streaming down my face, remembering, wondering what the hell happened.
    ForBetterOrForWorse ForBetterOrForWorse 16-17, F Aug 1

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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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    It is easy to pretend you are ok

    when you are in the company of others. Putting on a mask is like putting on your make up- a staple part of your day that becomes routine for when you are on your way out to start your day. You can fake a smile and a laugh, engage in conversation and put on all the pretences of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 19

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    I've Been Pretending....

    I put on a smile and tell you everything is ok, but the truth is my heart is breaking. I play along with the game you are playing...the game you are playing with everyone, not just me. I see this happening and wonder what have I done wrong?? It’s not me…it’s you…you need...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Mar 1, 2013

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    Should it matter aboit my bf past

    and how many girls he been with
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I just got a little bit upset the other day we

    was shopping and my boyftiend got 3 hard ons ... He said they was just ramdom ones .... Then he got another one by me kissing him he said to me he can't help them and I said I only got wet only over him and he said I don't care what u get wet over but he said he said that coz he...
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Would anyone be upset

    if they seen they boyftiend history on fb and he had been looking up girls he knows but he don't have them on Facebook ..?? I got really upset and he go rid of Facebook so I said to him go bk on it and I wqnr go thou them again and he keep sayin no no coz it only goin make you...
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I just joined..I'm recently going through a

    breakup a few weeks ago I lived with my ex, I received a text message from him..he was out in the field for a couple weeks, he'd call me seemed ok then a text message came in, told me he thinks we shouldn't be together anymore and to get all my stuff out by the weekend so I did...
    Denise13190 Denise13190 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    Isn't it funny ? When you purposely hurt

    someone by saying mean things and acting so cold because you want them to go away but they keep coming back. And you did it again because you know you're going to hurt them more if you stay. The memories , then , hits you and you try to deny all your resentment because you...
    chanceux chanceux 16-17 1 Response Jul 31

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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 sits in my room, waiting for the day to pass by. I have a side of me that lays in my bed, crying and sulking about why my...
    tomaddyandbeyond tomaddyandbeyond 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    When you ask someone was she pretty

    and they go whe was allright what does that mean
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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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 2 Responses Mar 9

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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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    I just feel like this is the end

    for me I know I am only 16 but somedays I feel like I should just end my life my life is really not that important so why not say **** it and end this **** I am thinking about this and I am starting to say **** it
    nadirah96 nadirah96 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    Everyday my mom and her bf treat me like crap

    and I try to ignore it but sometimes its to much>
    TheMistake TheMistake 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    So I just have to tell this to someone

    so please be understanding that all of this is not for sure, but is quite likely. So when I was really little something happened ( I don't remember much) and it ended with a metal pole stabbing my eye. Several years later when I was eight I got blind spots and my vision has...
    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    KariOHou KariOHou 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 12

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    I pretend I'm ok, when nothing is right,

    I act fine when I'm bugged by friends or family, I never tell people that I'm in pain, I just want to start cutting
    MayLuvsCookies MayLuvsCookies 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 depression for most of my life.  The last 10 years at least, I've won that battle more often than not. I...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 19 Responses Mar 9, 2010

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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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    When u say I thought I was in love with her does

    that mean I did love her but not like u
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6

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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 just let go and burst into tears. i've been through both of these and the 1st one we do because of compassion..we don...
    loobiesa loobiesa 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2007

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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 motions and I have a lot of "nothing days." "Nothing Days" are exactly how they sound. You really don't do much and there...
    andeesha andeesha 22-25, F Oct 31, 2013

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