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I Smile Even Though I Am Sad

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    I smile to hide sadness.

    Because I don't trust half the people in this world to talk to about what's bothering me that'll listen without somehow upsetting me or ******* me off. Better off to just fake a smile, or try to enjoy things while hiding sadness and keeping it a secret and deal with it myself...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Mar 20

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    surevixen surevixen 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    Ringitout Ringitout 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Saying Goodbye

    I'm moving across the unites states and up until this point I've been taking everything well. I mean I'm still shocked that I'm actually moving but I wasn't sad or scared about anything. I had to say goodbye to my grandma today and I didn't really mind. It was kind of sad but I...
    irishchild777 irishchild777 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    2:06 A.M. I can't sleep.

    I suppose it's because I'm thinking again. Thinking about how we used to lie down next to each other. In your bed at your house. Amazing..wasn't it? I miss everything about you. Your smile, your perfect kisses, your Auburn hair, even though it's naturally brown. Either...
    youlostheridiot youlostheridiot 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    Excuse me sir, But have you seen my smile?

    I'm afraid I've lost it I haven't seen it in awhile.
    HeyItsKaylaMay HeyItsKaylaMay 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I Can't Really Explain It.

    I smile even though I am sad...and I don't really know why. I guess I kind of hope that even though I'm sad, maybe I can convince myself that I'm not...I don't really have anyone I can talk to, so all I can really rely on is myself. It's not that I need anyone though, I've gotten...
    Loveisanapple Loveisanapple 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    I've pretty much been sad

    since I was nine. But as I got older, it's been getting worse. There's been many traumatizing experiences that has happened.. I was being sexually abused by my aunts boyfriend when I was eight, turning nine. This went on for two months. Every night for two years, my anxiety was...
    Ranelda Ranelda 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I'm not your average follower,

    I'm happy to be myself and stay myself no matter how horrible I look to other people... Even though I'm happy with the way I dress and how my personality is I can't get past being insecure about myself and what others think of me, I wish I had the guts to talk to more people...
    sch4denfr3ude sch4denfr3ude 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I smile even though I am sad

    because its the perfect mask. It has become a second nature to me now.
    Shadoevines Shadoevines 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I think everyone should smile

    even if they are sad, if you are upset you don't have to make everyone else the same.
    wishfullthoughts wishfullthoughts 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I'm sure a lot of people do this.

    For a while I didn't. I used to show people exactly how I felt but then I realized that they were only annoyed by me. Now I just hide my sadness so everyone can go on with there life's without thinking I am a attention seeker. I'm always sad but I smile so that others can leave...
    RainbowDalia RainbowDalia 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    "Are you sure you're okay?

    " "Yea, I'm totally fine. Really. " "You always say you're fine." "That's because I am. Always. Fine." "Well, okay then." It's weird when you think about it. People put up happy fronts to look okay even when they're falling apart, and then they're disappointed when people don't...
    iiArial iiArial 16-17, F Dec 10, 2013

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    I Want To Scream But I Smile

    I want to cry but I smile, I want to disappear but I keep going. I force myself to focus on the good times, but i cant forget the pain. I love my daughters but I still get cranky with them. I feel so very alone even though I have some great family and friends. I tell others about...
    optimist101 optimist101 31-35 1 Response Jan 30, 2012

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    Happiness and I just separate ways.

    .. ... But still, i smile...
    curlmylash25 curlmylash25 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    If you smile threw the pain,

    you shall forget what you were sorry for But if you can't don't force yourself or you'll never be the same again~
    XxDarkBeautyxX XxDarkBeautyxX 13-15, F Dec 24, 2013

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    finally the time has come

    and my love said the i dont love u r only friend for me when i ask what was that all your talks your love your care when u said that u love me u miss me........... but i think that all was my mistake that persone dont deserve me..............
    isabelarao isabelarao 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I have been broken down to the point

    where I'm not sure of who I am anymore. It seems easier to just give up than keep going right now. I drink a lot and self medicate and I have a hard time telling people I'm upset. I need help but I am so lost in life and don't know what I want.
    freefalling20 freefalling20 18-21 1 Response Apr 3

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    My boyfriend was sentanced to 12 years friday

    gone becus we live in the UK he will serve 6 years this is still a long time but i will NOT turn my back on him , i am emotionaly stressed becus of this but i know i will feel even worse letting him go i cant stop crying becus all i want to do is be with him he told me he was...
    MsS15 MsS15 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Will I ever find someone

    that will accept me, flaws and all? Will i ever find someone that needs me just as much as i need them? I'm lonely and my heart is full of love to give but will I ever find the right one to pour it all into? I don't know...
    SincerelyJasmineXO SincerelyJasmineXO 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    smiling is easier than explaining to people

    why im sad. I realized that sometimes people dont really care whether your sad or not they just want to know what happened and then that's it
    oliviaferina oliviaferina 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Siiiiighhh. Breakups.

    .. Just when you think you can love someone....
    PrincessUniverse PrincessUniverse 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I wish I wasn't torn between the two of you.

    .I've spent the last half hour crying because I'm so depressed about this ****. I can't make this decision.
    youlostheridiot youlostheridiot 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    Smile...hmm what A Joke

    Sometimes I smile even though I'm sad, and smiling is the last thing I wanna do, because I don't want other people i care about to worry. So I pretend I'm fine and smiling all the time, but when i can't hold it in anymore and people see, then something really bad happened. You...
    No0n3 No0n3 18-21 Nov 8, 2012

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    What Else Can I Do?

    Welp it's 2 in the morning and I'm pretty upset. Everyday I sleep pretty late and just dream about my life ahead of me. What it'll be like, where I'll be. Every time I picture it I'm living in a huge house with my parents and I'm not exactly famous but I have money to support...
    XOMari XOMari 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2013

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    Journal Entry: March 12, 2013

    My heart got shattered into pieces all over again. But this time it was sharper. It hurt more. It's excruciating. I fell again for someone beautiful. Some one i thought was like me. Some one who i thought understood me. But today, in the mist of all my pain, there was  a light...
    SkinnyJeansAndSnakeBites SkinnyJeansAndSnakeBites 13-15, F Apr 27, 2013

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    Everyone around me is

    so happy..and here I am sad af. Sometimes I wonder what my friends and family would think if they knew the smile I wear every day is fake..I haven't had a real reason to smile in a long time. I know I'll never be happy and that's okay, I guess..just as long as everyone else...
    youlostheridiot youlostheridiot 22-25, M Mar 6

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    Smile

    I have to because I work with little children and they need to see a happy face. But it is not long before they make me feel happier anyway, just because they are so lovely - then my fake smile becomes real.
    Tibicina Tibicina 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2012

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    The one thing I cannot wrap my head around is

    how people are so different to sheep and yet relate to them so much. I have noticed that people tend to actually behave like sheep because of the social, political and any other type of circle... I am currently at the age of 17 and I have seen with my own eyes how dumb people...
    LeoFleX LeoFleX 16-17, M Mar 15

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      So lately I have been feeling out of

    place. Like i do not belong?Anyone else?I fake a smile at school..it weird because before I smile I tell myself "smile like you mean it" and if you know where that lyric is from we may have to be best friends.
    juliebean4 juliebean4 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Just A Show

    Everyone asks me if Im always as happy as I look and I say yes, but behind closed door I cry every day. I don't love myself and I don't see how anyone else can. Im a screw up and lazy and I can't seem to change that. I don't know whats wrong with me. But to the world I am happy...
    justwanttobelovedalittle justwanttobelovedalittle 26-30 2 Responses Oct 28, 2010

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    Pain

    i feel like im losing friends for finaly coming out as transgender. i surpose i always kown it would happen but i cant bring myself to say its the truth i know in my mind but my heart is making me think other wise . i will be a girl thats what i was ment to be born as i finaly...
    nakathree nakathree 18-21, T 1 Response May 4, 2011

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    I am sad. All of the time.

    I married my soulmate 10 years ago. 8 years ago he was deployed. 6 years ago he came home a different person. He's angry. And sad. And distant. He lost the drive to live his life and he refused to acknowledge it. I left. It was my choice and I'm not sorry. But I miss the person...
    jennylind121 jennylind121 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    I used to always be so happy

    and make all my friends and family laugh. I still do every now and then, I usually act like I'm okay and happy, just to make others happy. I love making people happy especially when I see them sad, I always try my best.. With me tho, it's different so many things have happened...
    txblank91 txblank91 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I know how difficult it is to have pain

    that doesn't fade. I hide my pain during the day by smiling because my friends wouldn't want to hear my story
    worldisupsidedown worldisupsidedown 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Smiling takes all the sadness away,

    I don't have room in my heart for nasty rude ignorant people who are unhappy with themselves ...
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    hannaaaaa hannaaaaa 13-15, F Feb 10

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    Something About Me

    I'm not that average person. I watch how people interact. I learn what makes them smile and what makes them hurt. I read their eyes and I listen to the tones of their voices when I speak. But as for me. I smile all the time. It hard so hard that when I get home I go to my room...
    beatrice69 beatrice69 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2013

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    If I don't smile at school

    or around the house I'm supposed to call home people start asking questions I can't answer, you know what they say, smile on her lips and cuts on her hips
    BleedingAngel BleedingAngel 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Next Thursday, I'm gonna be celebrating my

    first birthday without a mom. I would do anything to get her back right now. I always find it hard to talk about her cause I end up crying, I'm crying as I'm writing this post right now. I wish things were different, I wish I died first before she did. It hurts so much. It...
    Xcinderella Xcinderella 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    This is very true, even

    when I'm really sad I still smile just so people think I'm okay and they don't have to worry about me. Although sometimes it hurts me just to smile so others are happy because I want someone to know I'm happy when I'm really just sad, and it's better if they're happy and I'm not...
    mangadrawer12321 mangadrawer12321 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    im always sad even though i may not show it :(

    i hate my appereance the way i look the way my hair is .. its just hard for me to be happy. there seems no way out from this disgrace
    karinaa1 karinaa1 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I realized that on the Internet it is

    so easy to put that little smiley face emoticon and make people think you are the happiest person alive. When in reality you could be crying. I personally know how easy it is. People are not going to read between the lines. If somebody said: how is your day? And you...
    musicallife998 musicallife998 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    To this day I still put on a fake smile on my

    face every single day. Honestly I'm so good at that people can't even tell when I'm happy or sad. Its almost like what one of my friends told me.... The most damaged people are the wisest people The loneliest people are the kindest people The saddest people smile the brights! I...
    Zimry96 Zimry96 16-17, M Dec 26, 2013

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    Forever And Always

    I deal with a lot of stress, depression, and anxiety in my life. I'll probably be like this for the rest of my life. However, I refuse to be weak and make it obvious that my life is ****. And what better way than to cover it up than with a smile? I'm going to be honest, I love my...
    Dezaria Dezaria 18-21, F 4 Responses May 3, 2013

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    Regardless if I'm trying to make myself feel

    better or am just faking it I always try to smile.
    Harbinger96 Harbinger96 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Always So Lonely....

    Ever since my boyfriend of 13 months left me, I've always been crushed on the inside. I hide behind my sense of humor while i'm around my friends, But no matter how many people i'm with, I'm constantly lonely. Incredibly lonely. There's just a huge hole inside me now that only he...
    EmRose14 EmRose14 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2011

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    Hi:))). I get told everyday

    that I'm too nice and overly happy. I'm not sure why but I LOVE getting told this and make sure I thank the person that tells me with a friendly hug because in a way I just feel that, it's AWESOME to be nice to others and happy all the time! Though I do go through times when...
    musicgirl102 musicgirl102 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Tired Of Trying To Be Optimistic..

    (It's pretty long) optimistic is looking at the brighter things in life, the silver lining, the cup half full. But I'm tired of putting up with this idea. Maybe I am pessimistic, and I'm just denying it? Sighh. I have too many problems bottled up. I have never and I mean NEVER...
    analyzing analyzing 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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