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I Sometimes Have To Fake A Smile

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41 People

    All you want to do is to fake a smile so nobody won't be affected.
    Ironiclife Ironiclife 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I just want to tell the people I love that I dont love myself. That I wish I didn't exist because I think it would make their lives 100 times easier. I really feel...
    mxyxrxni mxyxrxni 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    There are some days the only way I feel I can get through this a strap on a fake smile and keep on going . At least the people around me think I'm happy and I don't have to hear...
    alex2123 alex2123 18-21, T 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Self preservation, there are many different types. But how about the one that makes us want to live.as the people we are why do we not have it is it because we have mental problems...
    Brooklynnkelly Brooklynnkelly 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Its To late, I'm sorry. how many times does one person have to hear that in their life. How many times till you can't take it any more? once twice, three times, till you break...
    Brooklynnkelly Brooklynnkelly 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel so disconnected to the world, my family and friends. I'm only truly happy when I'm playing video games or dreaming. I'm actually disappointed when I wake up in the morning...
    SpiderLilyPig SpiderLilyPig 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I pretend I have friends. Fake phone calls where I laugh and make plans, all the texts I get are from people I've never met. I lie about my weekends. no one knows.
    sweettlc sweettlc 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    In front of everyone I pretend to be content I fake smiles but as soon as I'm alone I run into my room and cry for hours
    16anichols 16anichols 18-21, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    feelings dont matter. at least not mine. i think you get to a point where you have to suck it up and help yourself cause no one else wants to be bothered anymore. im pathetic. i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I no longer know how to act the way I truly feel.
    ohgodijustneedausername ohgodijustneedausername 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    There are times where you get so emotional And nothing anyone says can make you change Anything anyone does is a distraction From an unknown more important thing We all need to...
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    My mum and dad have been arguing a lot lately and my brother has autism. This causes most of the arguments as he is being really difficult at the moment and attacks everyone in the...
    AimeeWells AimeeWells 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    My friends make fun of my social anxiety often. I laugh with them because those are the only few friends I have, you know because I am not sociable :P.
    cutepinkpandaaa cutepinkpandaaa 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 26

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    lately all I've been wanting to do us get ****** up so I don't have to deal with reality. I feel like I'm going insane and I have no idea what to do about.
    EarthLorde EarthLorde 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    a smile can say a lot sometimes it hides ur pain from the rest of the world....nobody should know that ur hurting unless u want to share how u feel but then again it's sometimes...
    Rae203466 Rae203466 16-17, F Jul 24

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    It's so much easier to fake a smile that tell people what you're really feeling.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 24

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    It's been a while since the last time I was on EP. So a lot has happened these past months. The guy that asked me to be his girlfriend which I agreed has went behind my back and...
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Sometimes I get so lonely that I feel depressed. Then I get mad at myself for thinking myself into depression. Then I feel lonely again after realizing that even I do not like...
    thatglassjar thatglassjar 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    So, I just remember this bad dream I had last night (which I sometimes worry about the possibility of in real life). I remember that I was hurting, and ended up having lumps, and...
    KittyCassidy KittyCassidy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    This has been me the past few days at work. My grandpa is in the hospital ill :< I am so upset I spend all night alone crying and faking a smile around people.
    LadyBlade LadyBlade 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    most of my life I have never really smiled but now the fake smile won't go away everyone thinks I'm happy but I'm breaking on the inside I don't know how to feel anymore
    nannalovet113 nannalovet113 13-15, F Jul 21

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    I have epilepsy and I have had several epileptic seizures in the past. Occasionally I will have a seizure at school and sometimes it kind of freaks the other kids out when I have...
    laurenholliday laurenholliday 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    When I go out in public, I basically have to put on this smiling mask of fakeness everytime. Hence my dislike for public places. I hate being in public not only because of this...
    crackedwriter crackedwriter 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm getting closer and closer to suicide
    blacksoldier43 blacksoldier43 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm 13 not 70 but I can't figure out how to work this😅
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 20

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    Every single day I'm so sad I just want to cry but no I just fake a smile my family is weird and things I wish I can be happy all my life I was sad and lonely even then I was a kid...
    winterblood winterblood 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    99% of the time when I smile it's fake. I just haven't been a happy person lately.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Fake smiles are better than fake people! Honestly, when you tell people your weaknesses, they'll use them against you. You can never genuinely let your guard down in front of...
    Hiddenblogger Hiddenblogger 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 18

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    I wear the smile mask all the time.
    lovelymaskedbeauty lovelymaskedbeauty 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I can't anymore I just want out
    annie2000 annie2000 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    do you like music...listen to OMG riddim mixx,,its soo cool.
    kayavince kayavince 18-21, M Jul 17

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    I practiced faking a smile in a mirror... Now I can't get rid of it and everyone thinks I'm happy... But if they could see the recklessness as more than just fun, then they would...
    browncoat93 browncoat93 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I keep my sadness hidden with fake smiles and it has cost me physically. I have a hiatal hernia because of it and now ....you ever hear the saying " hurt so bad you get knots in...
    Neoebonite Neoebonite 46-50, M Jul 16

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    It is when we suffer that we are closest to Jesus Christ.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 16

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    i fake my smile to hide my sadness.. emptiness. i laugh so hard so no one can see my tears but at the end of the day when my kids are at sleep my tears starts falling down without...
    papermelrotti papermelrotti 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    it sucks when the person who hurts you the most is the one who is supposed to love you more than themselves, your mother.
    Emilyfaupel Emilyfaupel 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    and sometimes I look at photos of myself and I look so happy and I think, I almost fool myself.
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Don't get too arrogant when everything goes well. You never know what's coming next.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 14

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    My current situation unfortunately yet again. He left 2 days ago for the fourth time in two years. My friends and family have had enough of me taking him back. I feel embarrassed...
    katy6000 katy6000 41-45, F 8 Responses Jul 11

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    The taste of bitter sorrow The haste of the painful tribulation At the corner of my heart I weep Imprisoned in darkness, devoured by anguish The sudden pulse of affliction Someone...
    PiperMcLean PiperMcLean 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    **** My Life....... I feel like just sitting and crying but im scared that if i do that i wont be able to stop, i feel like my heart is shattered into a 1,000 parts and im lost i...
    Xoxolilly Xoxolilly 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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