Have you ever wondered why women do this? Why we say we're fine when we clearly aren't? We don't just say it to men. We say it to family and friends too. Why do we do this? Well..
In a nutshell, that's why. Most women would rather suffer in silence than be shamed for being 'crazy' when really we just need someone to have a conversation and listen to what's wrong. Actually listen, without making it an argument. But not every one listens. Some do, and finding those people is like finding the holy grail. My entire family is lucky enough to have someone like that in my stepdad. Not every one is like him though. Sometimes it's less painful to bottle up those emotions than to see someone you care about fail to help, because there's always that little irrational voice in your head that tells you when someone fails to do something you needed them to do, they don't love you. It's that same voice that tells you that you need to work out more and that people probably find you boring. That same voice we all have, though for some people it's louder than others. So we don't give you the chance to fail, because it's easier to say 'I'm fine' than to make it an argument, no matter how not fine we are. Usually, of course, this backfires, because bottling up your emotions is really bad for you and only serves for them to explode at a later date. So if a woman in your life says 'I'm fine', give her a hug and listen. Listen until she can't speak anymore and try to understand.
This has been a PSA.