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I Sometimes Have To Fake A Smile

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    So much of the time people think I'm okay, happy even. I've perfected the fake smile. Only one person can tell when something is wrong and that would be my boyfriend.
    miceteree miceteree 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    whenever things are great I'll talk about it easily, but when everything feels like its crashing and burning I don't want to talk about it, I often feel like my burdens are my own...
    iamblackvelvet iamblackvelvet 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I'm really good at faking a smile. Most people don't know that I'm depressed all the time and that I cut...I just wish I could forget all the things people say to me, sometimes my...
    brok3ngirl brok3ngirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I fake my smile to let him see that I am happy so he wouldn't worry that I am still depressed and brokenhearted from him. But it was wrong to fake my smile because deep inside my...
    RoselynnPila RoselynnPila 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    (Their POV) In the daylight I see her smile. Smiling is good right? Smiling = happy. (My POV) Wrong. You don't see my tears in the moonlight. Smiling = fake.
    anon42402 anon42402 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I smile to hide sadness. It really helps though because smiling releases endorphins making me happier. It gives credit to the statement fake it till you make it.
    Thespistx Thespistx 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Most of my family and nearly all my friends think I'm happy, but I'm not. Very few people know how I fake a smile and go through every day wishing I was dead, or at the very least...
    KidNova45 KidNova45 18-21, M 7 Responses Apr 3

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    If I don't fake this smile, he will know he's getting to me.. He will think he has control.. He will play me even more..
    krmdr krmdr 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I wish people wouldn't hide their sadness. I understand sometimes you feel like you'd be burdening someone or you feel like nobody cares. But bottling things up is very dangerous...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I might seem alright on the outside I smile I wave and I say "hi" to everyone I met but I'm all like will they smile back will they wave and say hi will they even notice ....or...
    AnnabelleFlores AnnabelleFlores 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    I have suicidal thoughts and I don't know what to do with my life anymore. I just joke and smile and run because then you don't have to face the pain. Any tips?
    EmJinks83 EmJinks83 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    people always admire me because of how much I laugh but the truth is I only mask what im feeling inside with that smile
    gdviibesx gdviibesx 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 5

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    I sit every day at a lunch table full of people I hate. I walk through the hallway past people I cannot stand. But, like the Penguins of Madagascar, I just smile and wave. It's...
    saintcharlesIII saintcharlesIII 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 10

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    I've been extremely depressed and lonely for as long as I can remember. I also have terrible anxiety and I've been trying to get the courage to make an appointment with a therapist...
    ktr4790 ktr4790 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    To love myself means I have to realize I deserve better. But when you have never ever known better it makes it so very difficult 😒😒😒
    Farmmaid Farmmaid 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 2

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    its the rike I have to play... no one in my life expects me to take things hard...they expect me to be on top and even help handle their situations. to my FAM and friends I am the...
    synexus synexus 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Why'd you have to kiss me or at least try. I know we were drunk but I had just got you out of my mind. Why'd you have to hold me, while i cried because I realised I broken my...
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F Apr 8

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    I'm home bored and feel my life is over because I still hurt about my break up with my boyfriend. I'm wondering what we would have been doing or talking about at this very moment...
    Psar Psar 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    Well folks that brick has been falling for quiet some time now. However, I think it was the pain in my head that finally did it for me Or it cod have been my tears on the floor...
    Farmmaid Farmmaid 36-40, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    freshman year was really hell to me ,I been through a lot of downs. It still is a nightmare that I'm hoping will end soon. You see on the first day of school I was so excited. Over...
    jvyluvs jvyluvs 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I hide everything inside and I hate it I have no one to open up to and talk about my feelings I hate it!!!! I jut need someone who'll listen but ughh **** I can neer fin someone
    DarkWorld21 DarkWorld21 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I have a boyfriend who spends 80% of his time with his friends. For five months I begged him for us to spend time together. He is 34 and I am 22. I'm currently a senior in college...
    Introvert01 Introvert01 22-25, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    anyone wanna talk? message me
    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F Mar 21

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    Dont ask if Im ok. please just hug me without any words.
    goodwitch011070 goodwitch011070 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Anyone out there struggle with DID? Interested in finding out more and understanding better
    anniefranhazel anniefranhazel 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    every day.....every single day
    cmicsilvels cmicsilvels 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    what would be the treatment of that pain? which is teated by pain only......
    rkdrmz rkdrmz 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    my ex and I broke up three months ago...I loved this guy so much ...he said it started with me reaching out to another guy (my best friend) when my ex ignored me all the time...I...
    mommymuffin65 mommymuffin65 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    The androids are just shells of their previous selves. Memories that are long gone from this earth. My team will shut down the control centers to let them free one day.
    Herrington Herrington 16-17 Apr 8

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    I am married and cheating on my husband with another married man. I feel like a failure.
    evieru24 evieru24 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    why do you hurt me so bad...but make me feel so alive?
    IAmAPainfulTruth IAmAPainfulTruth 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    What are the best things to cut my self with
    godtorturessoul godtorturessoul 13-15, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    I think nights are the most difficult. To try and sleep after you've forced yourself to sleep all day. To lay in bed when your body is restless from laying. Which in return forces...
    74Kitty 74Kitty 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm gonna stop posting on here! it don't seem to be working! just going back to bottling up my feelings again!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I bottle up my feelings inside like I'm a plastic bottle!!! He broke me down:( after everything we went through he walked away and threw me away like I was trash I cry myself to...
    DarkWorld21 DarkWorld21 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today I made a suicide kit. I hid it. Today is not the day I guess...
    SecretMe85 SecretMe85 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    The past year at college and the past 7 years at school. ******* fed up of it.
    Unicornpeasant Unicornpeasant 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    People always think I'm happy and in reality I'm far from it
    Elephants22 Elephants22 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    it's easier than showing it. people don't care about it, I've made the mistake of opening up and it was never the same. I suffer silently because I don't want to burden anyone with...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    "That moment when you start to talk to yourself and you start smiling like a idiot because your just so hilarious!"
    JadenTaylor456 JadenTaylor456 26-30, F Apr 8

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    I'm having a major bad hair day today, and I feel like crap with these allergies 😨😫😩😓