I Act Like I Am Not Sad, But Inside I Am Crying

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    Getting Help

    Okay, I originally made this account to help a friend. I thought that if someone else gave her advice maybe she would take it. But whilst people can give you ideas, the only advice you can take is your own. I feel like a help book. Day in day out I have to give others advice and...
    closetohome closetohome
    Feb 27, 2011

    YourBFF YourBFF
    26-30, M
    Nov 22, 2015

    I usually pretend that I'm happy

    so that others don't become upset or sad. I hold back my tears so that others can smile.I hate crying sometimes because I always feel so vulnerable. And vulnerability is a hard feeling for me to deal with. I hate feeling like I'm being judged. Or made to feel like I can't be sad...
    Smileeboo Smileeboo
    18-21, F
    Jul 2, 2014


    Every-day I put on a smile, for my family, because I know I can't be depressed. I can't show them that I am not doing good, esp with my grandparents health. I just am not allowed to show how I am really feeling. So I put that smile on and act like I am fine, but inside...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Dec 6, 2009

    Everyday, I go to school

    and I have to smile and jump up and down, just to make sure my friends are happy. I feel bad when they get upset, and while they aren't sad all the time, it's always me they turn to for help and a good chuckle. Sure, I like doing it most of the time, but when I'm upset, I never...
    TiredGirlOnline TiredGirlOnline
    22-25, F
    Jan 23, 2014

    Try Harder

    I always try to put on a happy face for everything and it works okay at school and work and stuff but then when I'm at home, everyone notices but my parents never even speak to me. I can't tell them that I feel his way because my great grandparents haven't been well so they've...
    screwmylife screwmylife
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2011

    Broken Record

    All I seem to say lately when people ask if I'm okay is "I'm fine" or "just tired". I sound like a broken record and I'm so over it. I'm not fine. My heart is being smashed to pieces by the one person in the world I truly believed loved me. He pushes me away only to pull me back...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 12, 2012

    im am outgoing charismatic kinda guy

    and loves to smile .. but the on the inside my smiles masks my true feelings. I can act to smile pretty good but i sometimes reach out for help ... I'm sensitive in ways that often get my heart broken or shattered into puzzle pieces that are scrambled.... i recently went out of...
    Stories2Tell14 Stories2Tell14
    18-21, M
    Aug 5, 2014

    If You Look Closely

    I always pretend that I am happy, but my every laugh is followed by this feeling of grave emptiness. It's like I am sad, but I just don't want anyone to know, but if you observe me closely you'll definitely see me swing from being totally happy and smiling and after a while I...
    gamingzone3 gamingzone3
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 23, 2010

    I'm the best actress you will ever know.

    I've been pretending all my life. People know me as a joyful person full of life who is always smilling and making people laugh. But if they only knew... If they only knew I'm a pretender, if they only knew I'm numb inside and that my days are a deathwish. Things were worst...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 5, 2016
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