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I Pretend To Be Okay

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I never really am okay.

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

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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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    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 1 day ago

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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 1 day ago

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    When you have Tourette's, you can't pretend to be okay, even when you're not. People notice and understand there's something wrong with you. When you have social anxiety and you...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 17

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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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    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...
    justwanttobeanonymous justwanttobeanonymous 70+, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today I was at the beach. I had to pretend I was okay, but I wasn't ******* okay, one of my bestfriends has cancer. Why do bad things happen to good people?
    BeATrueHeartNotAFollower BeATrueHeartNotAFollower 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    Everyone expects me to be little miss perfect. I have always been the strong one in my family complex. My sister is bipolar and was diagnosed when she was only 10. I was 8 years...
    marie3195 marie3195 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Nobody sees me behind this mask i wear. Pretending that you're fine when you're not is one of the most complicated and saddest thing in the world. Nobody knows how much you're...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 16-17, F Aug 2

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    Well, I just read a lot of stories... I have a few myself. Ive been waiting to share these guilty stories for years.. And now i finally can. I'm only 15, and i've made mistakes...
    ihateusernames16 ihateusernames16 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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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 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I usually tell my friends when I'm depressed (which is every night) but at this point I feel like I'm just bothering them... So I'm going to not and pretend like I'm okay and happy...
    cloudyskyler cloudyskyler 22-25, T 1 Response Aug 4

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    I can't even eat properly from worrying about my boyfriend and his bad influencing friends. After the last few weeks I've just began constantly worrying after he lied to me...
    HarrietAC HarrietAC 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I feel like my feelings for you are better left unsaid, I had no Idea I was falling for you until I had Already fallen. The worse part was that I was okay with it, I trusted you...
    angelicahcah angelicahcah 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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 a week ago

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    Happiness is the start of a new good life...Happiness means that you are ready to forget things that happened before and your wounds are already healed... But I pretend to be...
    Achelle07 Achelle07 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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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 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 don't like who try to pretend some one else and talk to me in different way, be who you are, i have lot of friends who do like what all i like but at the end ,they just go away...
    veryunusual1 veryunusual1 26-30, M Aug 9

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    We were becoming good friends but the moment I said I was back with my boyfriend you disappeared. Its hard not texting calling or emailing. Even harder to pretend our friendship...
    annieannana annieannana 18-21, F Aug 16

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    I feel like such a ****** person. I was pretending to be someone else and met a really nice guy. I just blocked him on everything because I have to stop. It's like I'm addicted to...
    Knope77 Knope77 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I'd like someone to pretend to be my girlfriend for a day, I think it would be really fun and honestly I think it would be a very good experience xD
    Resoner Resoner 18-21, M Aug 18

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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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    Sometimes when I say “I’m okay”, what I really want is for someone to hold my hand, look me in the eyes and say “I know that you’re not okay, here is $1000".
    Synthesissong Synthesissong 16-17, F Aug 11

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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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    Now I and my partner are not in good terms. He don't want to answer my skype calls and he said he don't want to talk to me. And for all of this I would say I am not okay. Now I...
    savvyflores savvyflores 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 8

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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 a week ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 13 hrs ago

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    Like the saying, smile it's easier than explain why you're sad.
    exprouser14 exprouser14 22-25, F Aug 2

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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...
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I let people see behind the mask I wear and ended up losing my job and some people I thought were friends over it.. Real friends have hung around and i guess it's not really a mask...
    Alwayslost11 Alwayslost11 31-35, F Aug 4

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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...
    thatone6 thatone6 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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