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I Pretend To Be Okay

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 239 People

    It's A Skill

    And it takes a long time to master. I've practiced my entire life. I used to watch my face in the mirror, see how I react to certain things to know what I would look like when Dad came home, or when I got yelled at. I don't practice anymore, but my emotionless thing still...
    StrippedxPride487 StrippedxPride487 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 25, 2011

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    I usually say not bad

    or I'm good just because I don't want people asking me whats going. Sometimes I don't want people to know whats going on. I have another touchy subject on my mind which worries me but I'm afraid to tell anyone. Only told 1 person (best mate) but having more than one opinion is...
    Adam352 Adam352 18-21, M Jan 14

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    I may seem like I'm okay,

    but inside.. I die again every day.
    MissNexp MissNexp 26-30, F Jun 20

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    Trying To Be Okay

    Okay, well today is the second day my husband has been gone. it is killing me that he isn't here with me. i miss him like crazy and i honestly have realized how much i love him. its crazy what distance can do, it makes you realize that you do love the small things he does, your...
    annacbennett20 annacbennett20 18-21, F Oct 2, 2011

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    This Is Bothering Me

    He makes me answer questions all the time and doesn't even mind my own privacy. He wants to know what I'm doing every second. He's criticizing me but not being controlling. I don't have to answer to no one every time they cant get a hold of me... Just leave me alone and let me...
    Littlebutterfli Littlebutterfli 22-25, F Sep 23, 2011

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    I never really am okay.

    :( but no one ever can tell.
    kittayninja kittayninja 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2014

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    Hey! Anyone is dealing with something should

    read this. So I know a lot of people know that I have been struggling with who I am and my sexuality and fun stuff like that:b anyways yesterday I did something that I never thought I would ever do. I told people about my problems.. I told them that I have been struggling with...
    olivias78 olivias78 16-17, F May 25

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    Every Freaking Day

    I've been pretending since elementary school. Are you okay? Oh sure I'm fine. Does our taunting bother you? No, please, continue. Are you depressed? No, of course I'm chipper. You look upset, are you? Nope, nope, I'm great. Are you sure? Of course, I am. Yeah, I pretend every...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2011

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    Hey! My name is Olivia

    and I would love if you could help me out on Instagram. It's always followforfollow and I really need all the help I could get:) thankss Livvyyy_16
    olivias78 olivias78 16-17, F Jan 15

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    What They Don't Know

    At school I smile laugh and play around with my friends. At home I just survive. But what they don't know to get out the pain in have I've been scratching myself till I bleed. Its a form of cutting but not true cutting. I know its wrong but I can't help it. I'm tired of just...
    Wildwillow Wildwillow 13-15, F Feb 23, 2012

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    Inside Me Theres A Voice Saying Its Gonna Be Ok..

    I realize somtimes I have put myself in a dark cave of misery, is there someone I can talk to? Weres a good friend when I need one.., I feel lost and cold alone sitting in a dessert of crying people, saying help me, help me, Out of the mix of thoose who are crying is me, I tend...
    noonie1978 noonie1978 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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    I keep too many secrets from everyone in my

    life. At school, and in public in general, i smile and and laugh. They don't know the thoughts going through my head. I'm thinking about my trichotillomania or I'm thinking about how i will have to go to florida in the spring and pretend everything is okay (I'm afraid if the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 7

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    Fake Smile

    I put up a fake smile so people will think I'm fine. The only problem is, the more I smile and the more they think I'm okay, the more they think I can handle. I just want someone to realize I'm not okay, and I can't handle it all. Or even for them to notice that I don't want to...
    hatethestress hatethestress 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2011

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    I know its okay not to be okay,

    i dont want to sound greedy or what but i think there is something is missing with my life, Im not a big Jesus person but whenever i ask for a prayer he always make it come true, but i still feel not contented . Yeah i know i sound lonely as hell, but swear to God i pretend to...
    justasmileaway1927 justasmileaway1927 18-21, F Jan 12, 2014

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    Give me therapy, I'm a walking travesty.

    But I'm smiling at everything
    getbetter15 getbetter15 16-17 Apr 10

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    You ask me if I'm ok cause you know I'm sad but I pretend I'm okay :,(
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    My hands numb, my tears fall down I can feel a tight pressure on my chest..I have a swarm of thoughts racing through my mind.. Yet there's no one here to say its okay.
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    I've always always always encouraged myself to let my feelings out. how I'm feeling, if I like someone or etc. because why hold it in? you're not loosing anything if you let it out...
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    I kissed my husband's best friend yesterday. It was wrong to kiss him, wrong to like it, and now he blew me off. I love my husband and feel terrible in every way. I am spending my...
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    I always overcome my fears with a good detailed strategic plans, I always hide my negativity with words of optimism, which I'm not sure if I could even do or believe on it, I...
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    It's okay not to be okay all the time. When you work to try to change your feelings, sometimes you're going against a natural part of you, which causes more pain and stress. Maybe...
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    Dear World, Shut up. Just stop. I have no energy left to fight you. Stop annoying me and eating at my head. I really have no effort for this anymore. I will not give in, neither...
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    Pretend. I pretend to laugh. I pretend to smile. I pretend that I'm okay,When I'm really not. You would think that your own family would realize how miserable you are; but they don...
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    tomorrow is the day the girl who I loved for more than 6 years is leaving my town for her college and I'm just trying to help her getting her fear out and talking to her normally...
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    I can lie to anyone that I'm okay, but he's the only one that knows I'm really not. He won't push me to tell him, but I love his caring heart.
    rebecky1221 rebecky1221 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    There's this library near my house, and I don't like going there because oftentimes, there are people that I used to hang out with. They're ********, but they were well liked, and...
    redvelvetcupcake113 redvelvetcupcake113 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    There are times that i just close my eyes and pretend that everything will gonna be alright..
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    do you know what its like to wake up everyday and do the same thing make breakfast do the chores shower get dressed...look your best go to work...smile make everyone happy people...
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    I pretend it doesn't hurt me when SHE talks about other girls "older than me"
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    I literally do this ALL the time. I don't always like people to know I'm not feeling my usual self, because then they ask questions I am not prepared to answer and it can make the...
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    I'm done with pretending to be happy in front of people. I'm done with faking a smile.
    BrokenBabygirlx BrokenBabygirlx 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just plaster a smile on my face and say everything is okay when its really not. sometimes i want to burn in a pit and never be seen again. Someone just delve their hand in my...
    Beaniesandbands1 Beaniesandbands1 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I pretend it doesn't hurt me even though it does. people are just mean that is all
    hornywife18 hornywife18 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I was 13 when I first became a catfish. I had barely understood what being gay meant, and I was still in the process of figuring myself out. I thought of a 'genius' way to talk to...
    rileyzander09 rileyzander09 16-17, M a week ago

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    We haven't talked in a while. I hope you are doing okay and I hope you'll be able to find that someone special one day.. Note: This is meant for someone on here and I won't say...
    adriana0102 adriana0102 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    anyone want to pretend that I'm pregnant or getting pregnant? I love pretending to be pregnant.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 21

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    So my grandma is coming over today and I really want to tell her I pretend I'm pregnant but I don't know how I'd tell her. Can someone help me with what to say
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    So today, tomorrow and some of Tuesday I'll be pretending almost the whole time with a belly on. It'll be so much fun! I anyone wants to start a roleplay with me I'm up to it as...
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