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

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    People think the depressed "I'm fine" is

    stereotypical, but it's actually the truth. we actually do say "I'm fine" when we're not because it's hard to explain/ we don't want to explain how we really feel.
    Emilyfaupel Emilyfaupel 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2015

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    it's so hard to smile

    when you don't want to
    BABA4801 BABA4801 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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    Sometimes.. I wish I wasn't born

    so that my mom could live her life the way she wants to. I mean she does anyway, but not to the fullest. I'm the youngest and the only one under 18 in my family so I can't take care of myself. I always have to go to her when I need something if I can't get it. And sometimes she...
    amazinghuh amazinghuh 13-15, F 15 Responses Aug 2, 2015

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    Nothing to hide, it's a instant response,

    a mere formality. At the supermarket carting the trolly full of groceries. Arrive at the check out and the person at the counter smiles at you asks, "How's your day been?". I reply, "Good thanks and how's your day going?". Do you do this?
    helmsdeep helmsdeep 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I am so used to saying

    that I am okay when someone asks me how I am, even if I am not okay. It just comes out automatically because I think, who wants hear all about my problems? Sometimes I am not okay inside. I feel that if I express it, people may think I am wanting attention. Then when I don't...
    Shampati Shampati 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 9, 2015

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    I'm always depressed.

    It's kind of like..a natural thing for me. I've started to become friends with the dark side of me that keeps wanting to control me. When I'm crying and screaming inside for help, I say I'm ok even though all I want it a shoulder to cry on. I always have a strange feeling that I...
    Sicgoat173 Sicgoat173 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    a little thing me and my brother made up.

    Sometimes, its ok to cry. Its ok to let the world see your tears. Sometimes, its ok to be angry. But the hardest is to be angry at the right time, for the right reason. Sometimes, its ok to let you're emotions show, 'Cause you've been strong for too long. Sometimes, things...
    TylerAndTrevor TylerAndTrevor 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    It is much better to say okay,

    less headache and avoid stupid advices or judgments.
    listenup listenup 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 9, 2015

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    I always say ok even

    when I'm not. I don't think people are really interested in problems so no need to bother them with them. I'm ok and that's all they want to hear.
    Sim90 Sim90 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    My name is Anthony and I'm 23yrs old Sometimes

    I say even when I'm not because I went through a heart broken or just have no one to talk to
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I am okay. That's what I'd say

    if you were to ask me, but I'd be lying. Today, we three met up. Out of nowhere, you told me what she told you the other time. She asked you, "Why don't you consider her?" (which she was referring to me) I was surprised that she even asked you to consider me. I was even more...
    Eosaurora Eosaurora 18-21, F Jan 25

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    I keep everything bottled in ,

    at times I am able to manipulate my mind on forgetting the past and making myself know I deserve better and good things will come my way. Im insecure ,I hate the way I look because of how my ex would make fun of my weight. I believe in myself,I know i can lose weight,I know im...
    findingtruth828 findingtruth828 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I'm tired of crying and people calling me

    emotional and telling me to stop having a pity party. I'm not asking for pity I just yearn to be loved.
    catrinaruth7 catrinaruth7 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2015

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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, 2015

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    Why is my marriage so hard.

    I thought after 27 years it would be easier not harder
    Jennifer12081968 Jennifer12081968 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 13

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    "I'm dying and I'm trying

    but believe me I'm fine. But I'm lying, I'm so very far from fine."
    DylanEliz923 DylanEliz923 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I often wonder why I do this.

    Today for instance, I had to bring my mother to the ER due to dehydration. When we arrived her body was beginning to go into shock. They admitted her to ICU and the critical care nurse pulled me aside and asked if I was oaky, things were moving along pretty quickly and there...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 31, 2015

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    I have lost many people in my life.

    My brother to a house fire My mother was murdered My brother in law to a heart attack My nephew to a plane crash And my father to a heart attack
    qweenee qweenee 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 19, 2015

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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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    My mum told me that when someone asks how you

    are you say fine, cos they don't really want to hear your problems.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 22

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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.
    XxToxicKissesxX XxToxicKissesxX 13-15, F 6 Responses May 26, 2015

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    I'm a river that has dried up.

    A moon that never shows her face. I'm a woman now. That's what my mother says. A vessel of secrets and heartbreaks that has erupted and spilled over everyone."It will be alright" another woman says to me. "It gets easier to be this way." We share a knowing smile, a hug, and we...
    LavenderDarling LavenderDarling 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    I don't want to be a burden

    for anyone, so I keep my problems to myself :/
    Lexi95x Lexi95x 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    I just have had enough I tried doin a profile I

    couldant even do that properly everything I do I fail I hate my life everything iv done is bad my two boys have been taked I might be going to prison over something I havant done, I feel in my body something iasant right so I think I might die soon anyway I say I gonna go to the...
    charlee31 charlee31 70+, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Behind my happy posts is not a happy person.

    Well, most of the time. What most people don't know is that I am usually depressed but will tell everyone that I am okay when I am really hurting on the inside. So if you are one of the people that I talk to please don't be fooled.
    caringsisterof11siblings caringsisterof11siblings 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 28

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    Really what choice do we have?

    Does anyone actually care how we are doing? No. Not One Bit. Those who do care are in just as powerless situation as ourselves. All powerful God- lets just hope he really does have a plan because evil has ruled the planet fir as long as the universe has come into...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2015

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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, 2015

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    I'm the oldest out of three,

    I have to be okay for them.
    Montseny15 Montseny15 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2015

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    im always the second option .

    when some guy have a crush on my cousin and then he know that my cousin is taken so he just try to get me . all the guys that interested on my cousin always sees me the second option if they can't have my cousin . i hate it when i was the second option and what the most is...
    officialclarina officialclarina 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I never say how I really feel about something.

    I keep everything bottled in and it makes upset that I have no one to express to sometimes.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I got a haircut recently

    and hated it. I told my mom and she asked why. I told her they thinned it too much. She kept asking why despite the fact that I told her already and that I'm angry and said leave me alone. I told her this because I'm aware how emotional I can get when angry. She started blaming...
    EcoReibun EcoReibun 70+, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I dedicate this story to every member of this

    group. Have you ever felt simply unable to talk about how hurt you are? I've always had the feeling that the others will secretly be happy if they see me fail, so I acted like nothing can breake me. But "acting like" is not enough, I felt terribly alone with all the burden on my...
    LeapingToadstool LeapingToadstool 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 18, 2015

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    I can't do this anymore.

    I can't be like this anymore, I am exhausted.
    wreckofagirl wreckofagirl 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2015

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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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    Lately it's been hard pretending to be okay.

    I try to hide it from my daughter and husband. I use to talk it out with my husband but lately it's been really difficult because I don't want to put a load on him and other 1/2 of the time he doesn't listen. Why bother right? It's not fair to be like this to my unborn too...
    Darkshadows02 Darkshadows02 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I keep going on and as I go I realize

    that I am the necessary evil that people need in their lives. Nobody really wants me around but they know I am there when they need me and I will be there.
    plainlover2002 plainlover2002 51-55, M Jan 15

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    Dear World, Shut up.

    Just stop. I have no energy left to fight you. Stop annoying me and eating at my head. I really have no effort for this anymore. I will not give in, neither will I fight back. Even the strongest generals have those days where they hang their head in discontent. I remind myself...
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 30, 2015

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    It's just easier to pretend

    that everything is fine even when it is not. But then there are times when I want someone to say, "I know that's not true. What's wrong?" Why do we deny our true feelings? Because we don't want to feel vulnerable in fear that someone will exploit that fear and tear us down for...
    Culinaryman23 Culinaryman23 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I wake up every morning,

    looking in the mirror telling myself I'm ready. but really I'm afraid of what this world has in store for me, I find myself getting lost in music or TV but it can't hold all the pain I have and the envy I have for a true connection in this world..... as I go in either my day I...
    lstwonder78 lstwonder78 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I literally do this ALL the time.

    I don't always like people to know I'm not feeling my usual self, because then they ask questions I am not prepared to answer and it can make the situation worse. Plus I have a slight confidence issue, so I feel a little shy explaining my whole issue incase they don't understand...
    23kk23 23kk23 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2015

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    My younger brother is being charged

    for manslaughter. It's been tough for my family. There is so many details I will not go into, but I feel like complete crap right now.
    MJack1234 MJack1234 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    I'm sitting here trying to be in the Christmas

    spirit by wrapping presents. I'm not okay it's the first Christmas since I split with my ex and my grandma passed that I haven't had my kids home for Christmas. They are spending it with their dad, he has been very generous allowing me to have the last 3 christmas's knowing how...
    LossOFcontrol LossOFcontrol 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2015

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    I tend to keep things bottled up.

    I don't like feeling that I'm bothering people. I realize that it would be better telling people when I have problems. I'm working on it.
    AMK1985 AMK1985 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's just easier not to have to think about

    things or talk about them with others
    messypup messypup 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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