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

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    whenever I do admit to not being ok,

    people always seem to want to tell you how much worse their lives are than yours. it's not a competition Damn it! .fo they honestly think I'm going to feel any better hearing how miserable everyone else is? so yeah, I'll love and say I'm fine every single time. nobody sees...
    mrweerd mrweerd 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    I feel like if I hide myself it's better

    and I have a less chance of being a target of bullying.Who else has done or do it
    sunzoshi99 sunzoshi99 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    I can't deal with this,

    I'm not strong enough and I'm tired of pretending that I am.
    Madhatter135 Madhatter135 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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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 7 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    I hate saying im Okay

    when I'm not. I feel like I'm dying inside.. But if people want me to be happy so be it ..
    Happyness7 Happyness7 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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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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    I'm definitely not okay,

    I am really good at hiding how bad it is and it's pretty bad. I just wish I could sleep forever then I'd never have to deal with the pain.
    GodsArte GodsArte 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 29

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    I really feel bad??God,

    can you stop my life????
    locy locy 16-17, F 2 Responses May 7

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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 2 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    Most days I just feel like I could scream at

    the top of my lungs forever or cry until all my tears came out. I want to feel happy but it just won't happen
    shadowsoldier09 shadowsoldier09 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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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 36-40, F Jan 19, 2014

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    it's just so much easier to say

    that you're okay rather than dive into any sadness, anger or helplessness you might be feeling.. truth is lots of people wouldn't want to hear how you really feel because they might get uncomfortable .. sigh*
    iamblackvelvet iamblackvelvet 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    my dad died by suicide 3 years ago i am still

    numb from it. I found him he had shot himself . after they took his body away, from his appliance store , i had to clean up. there is an empty space in my soul so many thing i didnt get to say. so depressed why am i here im tired of being sad .....what do i do to be happy again
    worllockk worllockk 46-50, M 9 Responses Apr 22

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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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    makenzyAuntie makenzyAuntie 26-30, F 5 Responses May 6

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    I've been having the roughest day of my life.

    Today I lost the love of my life due to me being a liar and not treating him up to what everyone and I know he deserves to be treated. I feel like a part of me has died loosing him. I'm so lost. So Hurt. So confused. He was not only my boyfriend, but my bestfriend as well. Now...
    mekaxoxo mekaxoxo 16-17, F 6 Responses May 19

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    I send so many smiley face to

    so many people, yet I'm sat here crying :):
    HalfGone0 HalfGone0 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 27

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    I am being ignored😡!

    Most the time i just let it go even though it upsets me it makes me feel like i have done something wrong... You could at least say hey i am busy cant talk right know.... Today has just been a crapy day all around... But when i am asked I will say Fine everything's great even...
    scarsofrelief scarsofrelief 26-30, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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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, 2014

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    I smile at work and talk to everyone.

    Wave...say hi to everyone..but they dont know I hate being myself most of the time and have a hard battle with anxiety and depression.
    jtymez4 jtymez4 26-30, M 8 Responses a week ago

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    " yeah! its fine! don't worry!

    " ...seriously? u never cared. " yeah, go with your friends!" ...just leave me again...
    HeyHay15 HeyHay15 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I don't want to bother anyone.

    . Im not good at opening up either.. I dont even have a friend.. So i just bottle it up inside.
    XxAngelInTheDarkxX XxAngelInTheDarkxX 13-15, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    i do this all the time.

    most ppl just move on but some of my relatives know me better and can tell when i am upset.
    kaylee13 kaylee13 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 27

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    I never want to him to see me sad,

    crying, depressed, upset, or disappointed but it happens. I never wanted him to see my weak side but its normal. I truly love you for who you are Asa. But I guess you don't feel the same way (anymore)...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I got home yesterday from a long day at work

    and noticed that my boyfriend who is staying at my place for a few days ordered a pizza. I asked him if I could have a couple of slices for dinner and he said no. Both of my sisters asked and he willingly gave them some. Before we went to bed he asked if I was okay and I said...
    Pooh1993 Pooh1993 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 11

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    Why does everyone keep asking me

    if I'm ok?!? Like I don't get it...I'm ok everyone! LOL okaayy maybe I went off the deep end a little...but is there anything actually wrong with that? What if I like it, and I like discovering new things about myself? All of my family and close friends keep asking me if I'm ok...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I've been through alot

    and so has my family so when they ask me are "you okay?" I respond with a simple "I'm fine." I thought they needed me to be strong. Now, I want someone to ask if I'm okay and they don't but on the rare occasion they do, I automatically say I'm fine. It's like I want to say I'm...
    Boo4Kayti Boo4Kayti 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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, 2014

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    Whenever people ask me

    if I'm okay, I always have this fixed idea in my mind that they're just asking to seem like they care, but in reality they don't give a **** about me, and they expect me to say, "yeah, I'm fine" so they can act like a nice person and move on with their day. I know that I shouldn...
    46Ricechan 46Ricechan 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It is just so much easier to say you're ok

    than to have to tell your story and relive the pain...
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I sometimes say im okay,

    wven when im not and it might be weird but our house doesnt feel like home to me anymore :(
    alotharder alotharder 16-17, F 3 Responses May 7

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    I am so over worked supporting my family.

    I feel like all our problems are on my shoulders and mine alone. At the same time my spouse feels the same way while he is recovering from illness.
    jayroad jayroad 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 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 2 Responses Apr 25, 2014

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    AnonymousSB AnonymousSB 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12, 2014

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    I am a very bubbly, happy

    and cherry person. But of'course that is from the outside. I brighten everyone's lives, and yet mine is not brighten by anyone. I make people laugh and make sure they have no worries; yet deep down I am sad, crying and hurting. I feel like no one understands what I am going...
    LiraM LiraM 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 14

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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 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 1, 2013

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    These past few months,

    everytime I wait for the train, I always imagine myself jumping infront of the train as it comes rushing into the station.
    elphy407 elphy407 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    All the time. I always smile

    even when it's hard. At times I just can't hold it in. I smile and I feel my eyes water up and my nose tickle.
    Vnaturaldisaster Vnaturaldisaster 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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    its hurts and heavy but its

    for me and for people around me, every time i express my feelings someone got here, even though i only express it if i want them to know that it hurts me too, i should keep it inside i dont want to hurt them anymore. i need to be ok
    mynameisnotavailablesad mynameisnotavailablesad 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just broke up with my boyfriend last night.

    It wasn't working because he was still hung up on his ex. It only lasted for 6 mos but I invested a lot with my feelings. When I told my friends about it I was laughing and making jokes out of the situation, but the truth is it devastated me because I have already fallen for him...
    elphy407 elphy407 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    Error404nameunknown Error404nameunknown 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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    its amazing what long sleeves

    and a fake smile can hide
    dafrog2001 dafrog2001 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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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, 2014

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    I'm not okay, I'm really not.

    I don't know why I bother pretending I'm okay either. I feel like I can't breathe anymore because of the pressure around me. I can't cope and I can't confide. I am trapped and isolated and the pressure is building up. I want to escape and I just don't know how. How can I tell...
    maebaldoza maebaldoza 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 21

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    This holds especially true right now.

    *in bed crying my eyes out*
    thescrap2hisbozley thescrap2hisbozley 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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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, 2014

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