Think of different answers, Not good, but hanging in there, Been better. Struggling, Not so hot, thanks for asking, life SUCKS, how is going for you ? You can make light of it be truthful.
Hope it'll feel better than "lying". My sister could have an arrow piercing her chest, and would say she is "fine", I take it to mean she doesn't want to talk about it to me.
I on the other hand, have always expounded when she asks a question, like how are the kids...I figure if you don't want to hear it, don't ask. I think she's very withdrawn. Less fun to be around than a motor-mouth like me. You can shut a motor mouth up by saying, thats enough. Couldn't pry info from my sister with a crowbar. Even the GREAT stuff.
Gigglegirl, let it all out. Well, in small increments to start.
Maybe you would feel better if you had a counselor/therapist ? Do you journal, some people love to write, and it is very therapueutic.
It's what you learn after you think you know it all - from my rusty AA toolbox.