25 Lies We Tell People To Convince Them That We’re Not Broken

Tamara Bellis

1. I’m fine.

2. Everything happens for a reason.

3. I’m not upset, I’m just tired.

4. I’m sure there’s a bigger lesson to learn.

5. I’m moving on.

6. It’s a blessing in disguise.

7. I’ll focus on myself.

8. I’m happy.

9. It’s not the end of the world.

10. This too shall pass.

11. I’m trying to be positive.

12. We weren’t right for each other anyway.

13. I don’t need to see a therapist.

14. I’ve been there before. I got this.

15. Time heals.

16. I’m so over it.

17. It wasn’t meant to be.

18. I deserve better.

19. I’m not thinking about it.

20. I sleep well at night.

21. I don’t need anyone.

22. I’m not lonely.

23. I don’t cry about it anymore.

24. It’s not me.

25. I know I’m enough. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Rania Naim is a poet and author of the new book All The Words I Should Have Said, available here.


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