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I Pretend To Be Okay

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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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    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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    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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    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 never really am okay.

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

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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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    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

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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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    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 pretend I'm okay with it. Just being friends. Hooking up when you were home. I pretend that it doesn't bother me, the promises you broke. You promised me a life, that you asked...
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    I've been pretending I'm okay for so long I've mastered the art. I tell myself that someday I will take a time out and go somewhere out in nature all alone and scream until I can...
    thescarletibis thescarletibis 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's easier for me to pretend to be okay. Then it is to find someone who will listen and understand why I'm not okay. Something's are just too hard to say out loud to people
    Brok3nSoul Brok3nSoul 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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    She's my best friend. He's my boyfriend. She's my mom. He's my brother. She's my sister. Every single one of them look into my eyes all the time. I look straight back and smile my...
    BeautifulBianca666 BeautifulBianca666 13-15, F Aug 31

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    You know, your good at pretending your okay when the people around you just smiles when you say you're depressed..
    migs1910 migs1910 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    Day after day, i fake a smile Why? Cause i dont want the attention of people asking what is wrong and feeling sorry for me. But its nice at times to know they care. She thinks im...
    TilDeathDoUsApart TilDeathDoUsApart 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I wake up some mornings and fake smiles. It kinda gets old when everyone ask you are you ok or how are you. I beat brain cancer twice so that is why I fake smiles. And there are...
    warren103 warren103 26-30, M Sep 6

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    Everyone around me thinks I live a perfect life. But little do they know there is so much hurt and torment under these eyes. I have been abused for most of my life, not just...
    breeze90 breeze90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I've been depressed since 7th grade and i'm a junior now..My depression will be the bane of my existence. It goes away making me think i'm better but when I least expect it...it...
    Mackieboo Mackieboo 16-17, F Aug 22

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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 Aug 23

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    I hate revealing emotions but I'm fed up pretending I'm happy. It's just easier than letting people see how **** I feel. But it's getting to difficult to keep up. Trying to...
    Shiningstar26 Shiningstar26 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    It's hard to pretend to be sane when you are so bi-polar! I keep a smile on my face but I hurt so bad. I don't want people to see the real me . I don't want them to judge me.
    RuRu80 RuRu80 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I pretend I'm strong and that I don't need or want anyone to help me or give me any kind of support. I'm really a wreck though. I sometimes cry when no one is home and I don't go...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I constantly pretend that I am a movie star or celebrity, acting out their movie lines. You would think that I am acting as myself but I am not. I act out their scenes as if I am...
    Heaven360 Heaven360 18-21, F Sep 7

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    This is to all the young ladies and I guess some grown women as well , Do Not Pretend To Be Pregnant just to keep a guy . That is one of the lowest things you can do . You are only...
    TexasTam61 TexasTam61 51-55, F Aug 25

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    I am tired of pretending that I don't get hurt at all. I am tired of pretending that I am tough and I don't care whatever happens although in reality I do care! I am affected if...
    Bella2911 Bella2911 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Im a 16 year old girl who pretends to be someone else in my mind. I started doing this when I was like 12 or 13. I pretend to be this really beautiful girl named Lily who has...
    ABB98 ABB98 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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    What kind of mental disorder is this? I pretend that I am a celebrity re-acting their movie lines as them. I've been doing this since I was eight years old. It first started...
    Heaven360 Heaven360 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    I can keep pretending being Happy when im actually feeling empty inside.. But.... I CAN'T keep pretending being Happy when im mad...
    Unstableteen Unstableteen 13-15, F Sep 2

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    When I have the house to myself, I pretend I'm a murderer. I get the biggest knife I have and sneak around the house while wearing gloves. I also pretend I'm the victim.
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M Sep 11

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    Me to I have been doing it for years and I try to stop but I couldn't. I pretend to be characters from movies, TV shows and comics I it started when I was a little kid because I...
    Thenorthdragon Thenorthdragon 18-21, M a week ago

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    So I'm a 17 year old guy who was pretending to be a girl that I know in real life. I really don't know why I did it, I guess I wanted attention, because she's really cute looking...
    GuyHOLLER GuyHOLLER 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    Most times I believe that I am. I have been able to achieve a lot, travel places and survive despite difficult circumstances. Yet still there are times that I feel like I'm not...
    Karliya Karliya 31-35, F Sep 4

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    You ever have the feeling where your not okay, someone ask you "Are you ok?" You say you are but really aren't and you don't wanna talk about it? I feel like that most time people...
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    "I'm okay, doesn't always mean I'm okay." -unknown
    Zoewithoutthei Zoewithoutthei 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I am okay... I am free.. I am free from the depth of his hell. It is I who will not let him effect me. I am free because I let myself be.
    Mm8335 Mm8335 31-35, F Aug 25

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    Not at all. I really am not okay. I'm not. But ask me and I'll tell you I'm just fine. I'm fine. But...I'm not really.
    ImagineA ImagineA 16-17 1 Response Aug 27

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    "How are you?" A seemingly common phrase nowadays, usually answered with a "Good." or a "Fine." or an "Okay." Sometimes if you're lucky, they'll ask the follow-up question "Are you...
    matagorta5 matagorta5 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I think.. im gonna just stop talking to people.. and just start cutting... unclip my hair so it falls over half my face.. just start doing things that make me feel better I dont...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I am an amazing liar and people are so oblivious just look into my eyes ... Do i look okay ? No i dont but they never listen and they never look so they'll never know
    piercetheveil22 piercetheveil22 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Today I expected worse but things end up better (: so I guess you take charge of your destiny and don't let what seems bad at the moment affect ya
    alongwayhome alongwayhome 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs 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...
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F Aug 19

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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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    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...
    LunaWolff LunaWolff 18-21, F Aug 19

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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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    Everyone thinks I'm a nice guy that will do anything you ask and I'm always happy. They don't know how scared and hurt I am and the seem fine teasing because I'm happy. And those...
    Nyanbi Nyanbi 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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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...
    laurenkouhi laurenkouhi 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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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...
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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