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I Pretend To Be Okay

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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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    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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    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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    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! 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    whatishappening15 whatishappening15 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Hi!!! I don't know what happened with my account but I am here again, I was bellysammet :) I love to pretend pregnancy with a huge belly, I want to get pregnant really. I was...
    BellyYorke BellyYorke 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Wouldn't say pretend but I put on good false front. Its rare to let people in to my mind.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 9 hrs ago

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    I have to be strong because there's no space for weakness but I'm tired of it I can't just keep it to myself a lot of people don't like seeing me down and get annoyed with it so I...
    cloverxx cloverxx 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I always pretend that I'm okay even when I'm not. This is the 4th time my husband has been caught flirting online with other men. I need him to be honest with himself. I'm not...
    spngal spngal 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    My dad kept day of this evening are you okay and I kept saying yes.. I'm not sure how I feel.. I'm in limbo, I miss my ex but I don't because I know he's a moron.. I'm worried...
    Victoriaa95 Victoriaa95 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I pretend his absence hasn't left a gaping hole in my life when in reality I'm crumbling apart from the lack of support within my heart. I miss his laugh or his voice when I know...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    okay my best friend is always getting girlfriends and boyfriends and is always talking about it to ME and it really hurts because I've never had a boyfriend or girlfriend. and when...
    PurpleWindTheWolf PurpleWindTheWolf 13-15 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I need a reassuring embrace, such that would heal me and bring me peace. I've just lost a bestfriend and lover whom I kept for 8 years. He said I'm too good for him, that he's a...
    angelaine angelaine 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    i have talked with guys pretending to be girls...if so please stop this don't want to waste my time if you are guy....i want only to get to know girls here
    lauraDol lauraDol 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Yeah, so... Some people cheat their way into becoming professional liars by manipulating others to get by... The setup of My life setting is a setup that is monumental, in...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I'm laying here on my bed. I am remembering this past year and I just see that I've been lying to myself trying to get through the day. as I lay here I just realize that I'm not...
    eagi eagi 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Okay, there are several crucial notes plus much more Inorganic dyes Successes you'll need know. One particular. Once you dye a specific thing it becomes sure, is not marketed or...
    gamesexpe gamesexpe 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I'll pretend I am not home even if it is someone I know. Part of it is anti-social, but mainly being a creature of routine the unexpected is rarely a good thing.
    AltRealityFanboy AltRealityFanboy 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm the WORST at this! I'm a horrible liar and my poker face makes it way to obvious something's up. I guess it's just because I don't believe in hiding or supressing your feelings...
    Jonsey3 Jonsey3 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I always have this pissed off look on my face when somethings wrong it shows to the point other people will be like.. Why are you so angry? I'm like I didn't know I was angry
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    but it doesn't mean that people see that
    marinexmaciel marinexmaciel 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    As well as girls pretending to be guys. Jeez, just be honest!
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    Sorry, I can't pretend. Even my words say otherwise, I just can't, you can tell by my body language it's just a mask, a thinly veiled one at that.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M a week ago

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    The thing about living is that their will be some form of human interaction. A forced small talk to be polite and the inevitable question, "How are you" followed by an even more...
    macabre00 macabre00 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Today is a PRIME example!! The guy I was seeing went AWOL several weeks back and I just assumed he was done with us and nothing more would come of it. I missed him terribly...
    ctstranger ctstranger 41-45, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I'm okay. No really I am okay. Not planning my suicide or anything
    abernesskraek abernesskraek 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My body language gives me away.
    comfi comfi 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    Since my job requires me to always be smiling and looking good ... No one really notices that im sad or angry or uncomfortable or even if i have been crying for days ... Ill always...
    rb47 rb47 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    So I'm a guy and have been to couple of real relationships in the past but I've been into online dating and worse is that I usually pretend as a girl. I met this guy through a...
    micoloco1989 micoloco1989 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    my mum keeps saying to me that she doesn't see y I keep telling lies because she can always tell... but she's wrong... I go to sleep crying every night... I stop eating for 3...
    chloebirchall chloebirchall 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I'm too good at pretending, and when I say that I mean I'm too deep in all of this pretending thing. I think that started in the past when my 'best friend' told me after a huge...
    Myself1myself2 Myself1myself2 13-15, F Jul 24

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    actually pretending is already a habit and when i say habit it means Im really good at it. idk why. one day i just found myself being there. and idk how to get out but honestly i...
    GailCine GailCine 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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