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I Sometimes Say Im Okay, Even When I'm Not

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    nickigirl525 nickigirl525 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    My Life

    My Life i s filled with anxiety and depression, I have tried counselling, Alcohol and hard work, sometimes all at once. Extremes of speed or participation in dangerous activities and the release of Adrenylin alleviate the symptoms temporarily....But....The economy, Illegal...
    checknitout checknitout 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 1, 2013

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    Feeling Broken Inside.....

    I dont know the reason, why am crying inside? why am feeling very lonely?.... is that all because i am missing you again.... i dont want to think about you, who never cared for me, You please get out of my mind and thoughts, i dont want to spoil my days again for you... i am...
    vachya vachya 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    Yes we usually do! Nobody really can read

    what's in your mind or in your heart except you! They might notice the expression in your face but not really reading what's deep inside.
    Gettingout72 Gettingout72 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 1

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    Because its not the fault of my friends

    or my beloved ones because they dont have anything to do with it ... I smile when im around them in a way to avoid ruining their day/evening ...
    karenkh karenkh 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I just want to let people know

    that they aren't alone. That they can always message me for help if they are feeling troubled. Sometimes I show my emotions too much and I hate myself for it.
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    LoveHadassah LoveHadassah 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    You Have To Get Hurt...

    You have to get hurt. That’s how you learn. The strongest people out there, the ones who laugh the hardest with a genuine smile, those are the people who have fought the toughest battles. Because they’ve decided that they’re not going to let anything hold them down. Welcome...
    Jillian1027 Jillian1027 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 12, 2013

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    Sometimes When I say "I'm ok" I want someone to

    look me in the eyes, Hug me tight and say, "I know you're not"
    KawaiiCatt KawaiiCatt 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 8

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    I'm still just a nobody

    that nobody ******* notices. I'm sorry I have scars. But I try to hide them. I'm sorry I'm not as pretty as the girls on tv. But I try to be. I'm sorry I'm not as amazing as she is. But I try to be. Im sorry im not as skinny as she is. But i try to be. I try to be every little...
    burnedmemories burnedmemories 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    They pressure me into it.

    Lecture bipeds. Ungrateful morons who ask r u ok. And pals. Me cant lie to pals. So me says will be. Or something similar.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    Yes, I Am Fine. :)

    Negative attitudes drain the whole crowd and hiding that we are sad can be a very good thing, but it's not easy. Questions are depressing when you don't learn how to answer them. You never know when someone will ask something new. That is why I try to look happy even if I feel...
    Waocky Waocky 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2012

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    On not ok.. Actually,

    things are pretty screwed up right now..
    sunnygirlfriend73 sunnygirlfriend73 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    Almost every conversation starts with a "how

    are you" (or, at least, words to that affect) and I almost always lie.
    Ri95 Ri95 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 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 ask me are you okay. I don't talk about my personal business.
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Because sometimes, thats easier to tell people

    you are okay, than explain why you are not...
    Error404nameunknown Error404nameunknown 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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    All the time. Someone asks "How are you?

    " and I immediately respond "Okay." or "Good." simply because it's what I'm used to saying even if I'm not having a good day.
    StarDragonShant StarDragonShant 16-17, M Aug 1

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    Sometimes Is Today

    It's funny isn't it when you just know. I knew immediately I woke this morning I wasn't going to shine today. That I wasn't going to be okay. The cloud was hovering. Waiting. Damn that cloud. So you force the pleasantries, and chat away. You nod and smile and if asked say "I'm...
    Zoranna Zoranna 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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    I'm Not OK Right Now

    This past year has been a super tough year for me. It all started out in November of 2012 with me having a crapload of responsibility and work dumped on me for no additional pay.  I eventually lost that job in July of this year.  Though I'm sort of employed right now, it's a...
    bobrido bobrido 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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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 sure?" I will usually sigh and reply, "I'm sure, but thank you." I plaster on a fake smile and continue on with the conversation if the...
    matagorta5 matagorta5 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Have you ever been pissed off to silence,

    to the point where you can't even speak even if you wanted to. I'm so ******* done, I'm just sitting here acting like I'm ok so people don't come up to me and ask what's wrong
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Oh yes,what else can we say?

    I don't wanna gain sympathy by saying 'I am not okay',and to be honest it's just a question that no one actually cares for an answer,who cares whether you are okay or not! So we must keep repeating "I am fine,thank you",that's what we were taught to say in our childhood! :) We...
    lonelysoulPam lonelysoulPam 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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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
    Cuttingismyescape Cuttingismyescape 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    AnonymousSB AnonymousSB 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Not really sure what's going on with me lately

    but I keep forgetting a lot of things which is not normal and now it's affecting my job and I keep getting in trouble at work not sure how to fix things either and it's getting me really down and out :(
    Brok3nSoul Brok3nSoul 22-25, F Sep 2

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    Saying your okay just

    so you don't have to be reminded of why you are not okay:/
    charbarx charbarx 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Hartini Hartini 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    Thats The Secret

    There is a thought in my local language which means "Problem comes only for humans, not for trees"...... well everyone in this world has troubles in one or other way & which provides us a great opportunity to show our mental strength!! i always loves to say "i am okay...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 2, 2013

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    Sitting in my balcony on the sea

    and thinking about the freaky things i've done :( );
    anasbarhamain anasbarhamain 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Isn't it just easier to smile

    and say it's ok then share with someone? I like to be sure everyone else is taken care of so usually I have to suck it up... And it's usually better that way
    Devotedmom77 Devotedmom77 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 7

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    Error404nameunknown Error404nameunknown 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I'm not ok. In fact I feel

    as if I'm imploding. I'm mad at my husband for not wanting me. My Dom for abandoning me. I'm mad that the two of them are sleeping fine at night and I'm up sobbing hating my life. I'm mad I have a thankless job that I burry myself in to keep a shred of sanity. I wish I had a...
    lonelybrandi lonelybrandi 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 14

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    I would rather stay quiet

    than explain my problems to people who don't give a ****
    Orchid284 Orchid284 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    Never say... "I don't think I can take

    anymore!" It must translate to the universe like... "Oh, she needs just one more spoonful of crap! That should help!"
    littlechief79 littlechief79 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Yup.. all day I've been pretending to be okay

    when really.. I'm not. *sigh*
    SaraBear87 SaraBear87 26-30 2 Responses Oct 26

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    Especially when speaking to my husband

    because he cannot handle how I really feel about something or conflict. So I pretend to be fine often.
    melhgriff melhgriff 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 9

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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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    It's reflex. I don't want people,

    who have their own problems to deal with, worry about me. I guess this can be a problem but it hasn't caused any problems beside me being a bit lonely at times.
    dambookworm14 dambookworm14 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    And sometimes you just need someone to hold you

    until the tears quit falling and you are too exhausted to move...
    Icarus2012 Icarus2012 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I laugh although I'm crying from deep within,

    I make clear strategy even when my mind is drowning from whirlpool thoughts, I breath even I'm choking internally I keep standing even I'm battered and bruised, my voice are perfectly fine but it's uttering unheard squeak . I make them believe I'm okay , but I want them to...
    icedwithin17 icedwithin17 26-30, F Nov 8

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    LizardKing420 LizardKing420 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    I love helping people.

    ...it is my job too. I will take on everyone else's problems and concerns and be there for them, and push my life concerns to the back burner. while this is said not to be healthy to do, that is who I am. I can't change who I am to make everyone else happy and I won't. I love...
    lovebites86 lovebites86 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I'M Ok :'(

    I always say i'm okay, i'm fine. But in reality, i'm not okay or fine!!! But some people, can't see that and are just like : "oh okay", even my family, can't see that i need them. And i dont know what to do anymore!!!! I feel like nobody cares, like if i disappeared, nobody would...
    TheFallenAngle TheFallenAngle 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    well I also says that I'm okey

    even if I'm not its bcoz I don't want that my love ones will get worried..
    magicalove magicalove 41-45, F Oct 24

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    when my father not believe to me.

    . its okay, im fine dad :(
    Hartini Hartini 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    I have -$31 to my name

    until pay day which is seven long days from now . Yup you saw it right there's no typo . That's a negative sign . Pray for me
    troubledrapper troubledrapper 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    It's common It's normal And I'm used to

    it Btw..I'm fine..I'm okay.. :)
    bunnychubz bunnychubz 13-15, F Oct 23

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    Does Anyone Care

    Does anyone care? Does anyone honestly care? Judging by every move someone makes when they just want a friend. A sin made from the devil when they would like to produce a smile apon their face. To know you give a damn. Does anyone give a damn.. Anyone :/
    BlackWidowMassacre BlackWidowMassacre 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 1, 2013

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    I like to say I am "fine".

    ...you know, F I N E? F'ed up... Insecure... Neurotic... Emotional... Yep, I'm just fine! Peachy, even! ;-p
    Moonchildshadow Moonchildshadow 31-35, F Jan 19

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    This is something I have worked very hard on

    and greatly improved. With people I trust, in general, I can be very honest with my feelings. Still, every now and then I feel that wall closing in that says, block everyone out. It can be a struggle sometimes to keep it down. Then again, talking about it with a good friend...
    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    He has taken everything away from me and still

    I smile and be happy he makes me want to tear off my own flesh and just be what he wants and still I smile when he ridicules me everyday he reminds me of what's wrong with me and still I smile and change some more to please him everything I do is never good enough for him and...
    boxgirl1987 boxgirl1987 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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