What She Means When She Says “I’m Fine”

Thought Catalog

What may be most important here is asking yourself why we all assume that she doesn’t mean it. While it’s fair to say that we often dismiss our own feelings with a wave of the hand and a quick “I’m fine,” the idea of a woman using that little phrase as a catch-all for resentments that she expects you to pry out of her slowly over the course of the evening has become a trope all its own. When we hear her utter those words, we roll our eyes and roll up our sleeves and immediately set to deciphering what it is that she really wants to say. The idea that she actually is fine, or that her problems could stem from anywhere outside of her relationship, never seems to cross our minds.

When a woman says that she is fine, that nothing is wrong, she is doing something that…

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