I Fake Happy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 248 People

    I Can't Do It..

    Fake it till you make it...I've always heard that. But I don't know if it's possible for me to do. I have tried it, but I always went with what I felt. Now I am finding out  that expressing your feelings is worse than Faking it, if that is the case I might want to go back to...
    lady44 lady44
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2009

    Yep

    It's easier than being honest and easier than actually being happy.  Although, sometimes when you fake it, it becomes real.
    SomeguyinUT SomeguyinUT
    31-35
    1 Response Jan 19, 2009

    It's True - I Fake It

    I've faked being happy lots of times hoping that I'd convince myself as well a cover from having to admit that I'm not. I had a really bad bout of depression a few years ago. At the time my husband didn't really understand. It was bad enough that I didn't shower, I wasn't...
    bookat57 bookat57
    51-55, F
    Oct 17, 2012

    Smile Like U Mean It

    I dont understand when someone who smiles when inside they are lonely shoudn't they tell someone and make themselves feel better I asked my mum that she said I was a idiot 0__0 I said why?? "People smile even when the pain is still there they probaly don't want anyone to...
    LilMissInnocent LilMissInnocent
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2008

    Me Vs. Myself

    I used to be very popular when I was in elementary school. I was a very sociable and outgoing girl. But ever since high school, it seemed that I started to drift away from everyone and that I was becoming more and more anti-social. I grew apart from my friends and the only...
    lilpianogurl lilpianogurl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2009

    Fake It 'til You Make It

    I've had 'fake happy' down since middle school, if not before then. I don't call it that though. I call it pretend perky. (Kidding) Sometimes, its just easier to pretend than it is to explain why you're upset. Or, you really aren't in a place where you can talk about things. So...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Nov 14, 2008

    Sometimes I Fake Happy

    Sometimes I fake happy   this happens on a very boring day usually a Sunday.  Most the time I don't have to fake happy when I'm happy.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    66-70
    Feb 4, 2012

    Sometimes, in front of my partner's family,

    I fake happiness. I do it because they crave a happy woman for their son. When they giggle and talk about marriage, gently nudging me in the side, I fake my smile to keep from killing them.
    Akurou Akurou
    31-35, F
    Mar 22, 2014

    Okay I Admit It. . .

    . . .I tell my wife I'm happy when the truth is that I'm not always.  There are moments of happiness but most of the time I'm thinking of how unhappy I am over our marriage or how angry I am over some recent squabble.  I choose not to tell her the truth because I...
    think2much think2much
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jun 24, 2008

    My Life - Its All Been One Big Lie

    i have been faking happness for a long time i have no real friends and the only time i see people is at work. while im there i pretend i am happy with this fake happy smile and then go back to my apartment alone depressed waiting for the next day to start and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 17, 2009

    Most Emotions Actually

    I don't seem to feel the emotions most people do so I do a lot of faking but mostly it's happiness. It's getting harder though.
    BeteNoire BeteNoire
    26-30, F
    Oct 7, 2010

    Happy Ness

    Sometimes life just needs you to be happy to get through the day. So you slap a smile on your face give a thumbs up and say you're a-okay.
    Naliruns Naliruns
    18-21, F
    Dec 20, 2010

    Often

    People get tired of hearing how f^cked up you are inside. It's just easier to fake it sometimes and move on. I wait until everyone is asleep and jump in the shower and just cry until I can't anymore. I don't have anyone in my world that understands and I do vent here a lot, just...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Oct 11, 2007

    It Works!

    A frown is a smile turned upside down. It is impossible for me to stay sad if I just keep reminding myself to smile... It's that easy. Try it. hugz
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    17 Responses Nov 14, 2008

    Sometimes Faking Doesn't Work

    There are times when faking happy just doesn't work. At work the other day someone told me something really upsetting to me. I said something really intelligent like OK. Then I got to my desk and started crying. I couldn't even tell my co-workers what happened because every...
    bookat57 bookat57
    51-55, F
    Nov 7, 2012

    Everything Will Work Itself Out In the End

    My family and friends all depend on me being happy. My little brothers give me the strength to make it thru the day. I'd do anything for them! My mom gives me the courage to challenge my feelings. She is my hero. She has made it through so many hard times and has made a great...
    ashc ashc
    16-17, F
    Jun 14, 2008

    This is a problem, I can't seem to tell

    whether I'm truly happy or not.
    choodie choodie
    22-25, F
    Nov 27, 2014

    I Don't Believe..

    I don't believe that I would fake Happy...But I do.I have to be happy for the present thanks to people around. I always prefer saying those inspiring things to talking about the moody ones.But,I felt damn funny every time I express my fake joy. Anyway,better than the worst...
    Zinniqe Zinniqe
    18-21, F
    Apr 9, 2008

    Everyday

     I fake happy every single day. Because I don't want people to think I'm depressed. My old friends always thought I was the happy chick until I told them I was depressed they got all butt hurt about it and turned their backs on me. That is the main reason I fake being happy...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2008

    Trying Hard

    I need to learn how to "Fake Until You Make It" to keep my family together. I'm married with 2 fantastic kids. My husband is a good father and the kids are happy. He hasn't been a good partner for me though. He doesn't care about how I feel or what I like. If I tell him I don't...
    gpeanut gpeanut
    36-40, F
    Jan 14, 2010

    Faking a Smile.

    for me, faking a smile everyday has become a way of life. everything in my life has slowly been detiorating. and it's to the point where i dont know how to deal with it. so i just totaly ignore it. i act like im happy. i act like i have a family. i act like im just like the rest...
    sameoldstry sameoldstry
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Mar 7, 2008

    Not All the Time...

    sometimes i'm happy... i laugh...i smile...but sometimes i fake it...just so peopl won't ask me whats wrong........ i dont like talking about my feelings sometimes... well...not face to face anyway.. maybe in a letter..... maybe not at all..
    MorbidxMalice MorbidxMalice
    18-21, F
    Nov 13, 2008
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