I have someone special who calls me every day. Every day it’s the same conversation. Just checking on you. Are you okay?
This person knows I’m not okay. I’ve shared my current struggles and my efforts to combat them. Yet, the same question every day.
So, I make my best effort to keep a steady voice making my hollow words sound reassuring. I’m glad it is convincing. It’s easier to lie that you’re okay than lying about knowing you’re going to be okay.