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I Sometimes Have To Fake A Smile

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    My smile is broken I hope you can't see through the cracks In my mask of a Fake smile. What have I been doing wrong? Why do you look at me with pity I don't want to be weak But...
    FakeAndBroken FakeAndBroken 22-25, F Mar 30

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    Fake smiles hide my pain b/c that's all I kno to do.
    Sam151 Sam151 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Sometimes it's more easier to smile even if you're hurting inside, than to explain to the whole world why you're sad.
    Lonelygirl567 Lonelygirl567 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i was in love with a girl who said she loved me, she broke up with her boyfriend and told me to wait until she was ready which was fine, the next week she kisses me but still asks...
    Hemanwar Hemanwar 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    Just because I smile, does it mean I'm happy? Absolutely not. I don't really know what it feels like to be happy much now. A lot has happened to lose happiness. I was much happier...
    kristencameryn kristencameryn 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    well things dnt go my way but i dont wanting anybody knowing tht im hurt. i dnt like the attention so i smile but end up crying my hert out wen im alone
    otakumapp otakumapp 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Some days I do. :/ No one seems to notice. Some of my family members were surprised when they found out I suffer from depression. "You always seem so happy," they'll say. (Maybe I...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Mar 24

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    I dont have bad grammar i just type with no punctuation because i want to write sentences so long that people will run out of breath reading it and suffocate.
    NefelibataAggression NefelibataAggression 18-21, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I am a very depressed person that self harms every now and then.. The school has a suicide watch on me because everything I love is slowly being taken from me.. What is happiness...
    MajorasAngel97 MajorasAngel97 16-17, F Apr 1

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    Being ignored is one of the worst fellings ever :(
    rawan99 rawan99 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Everything is not falling into place :( dont know to do anymore.
    jessagno jessagno 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm not gonna speak anymore every word i say i get judged :( i'm just DONE
    rawan99 rawan99 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    All woman ;) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    LocalM LocalM 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I went out on a date with this amazinggg guy and our first date I kinda gave him a BJ before work. I loved it, it got me soo wet. 🙈
    Batchick420 Batchick420 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 24

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    It's amazing what you can hide from just putting on a smile, The thoughts inside your brain they stay there for a while, The numbness and the pain only leads to the shame, The...
    olivias78 olivias78 13-15, F Apr 1

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    For a few weeks now I've been faking a smile to help her. Sometimes the smile is real, because of her. But alot of it is to make her feel safe. But I ask myself alot. Is it always...
    XxSaintsEyesxX XxSaintsEyesxX 16-17, M Mar 27

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    Love isn't real. It's fake. L o v e. It just leads to heart break It just leads to sadness To crying at 3:00 AM and not telling anyone. To putting on a fake smile the next day...
    MisunderstoodLuna MisunderstoodLuna 13-15, F Apr 1

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    I've been hurt before by somebody who I loved, who i would have given heaven and earth for just to see that cheeky smile, maybe that's why I hate guys and just stick to girls, I...
    littlemzedee littlemzedee 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Hello, this is my first post :) through the next posts, I am going to tell you the story of my life, and why I want to end it so badly. It all started back in grade 5, I had many...
    XoxOutcastxoX XoxOutcastxoX 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Judgement: You see people think they know people. They get so wrapped up in reading what's on their face, not what's lays under that. I was taught not to judge a book by the cover...
    Invisiblegirl07 Invisiblegirl07 13-15, F Apr 9

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    What is wrong with the truth? Its really so bad to listen at it? I get in a lot of troubles for the simple fact that I cant (or maybe I prefer do not hide )what I feel or think...
    thestepppy thestepppy 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I have severe depression. They've considered putting me in a mental hospital more than once. Depression is the worst thing a person can feel. Especially when you can't figure out...
    JayyPsythe JayyPsythe 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I'm pretty sure I only have one dimple, but sometimes if I smile a certain way it looks like I have two. I guess I like my dimple (dimples?) except for when people poke them. Could...
    daniefaye32346 daniefaye32346 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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    I love dorky smiles or when guys have nervous smiles just gahhhhh
    alliemonster alliemonster 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I admire those loud obnoxious people that everyone wishes would shut up. You know, those people who always seem to have a smile on their face, and are very chatty and usually not...
    ladypirate108 ladypirate108 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I have been suffering from this skin condition for about 4-5 years. It sort of began slowly progressing as I was in high school and then further on. I used to think that this...
    Dianaangel Dianaangel 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I love animals Do you know why because although they do not speak, they have feelings the only thing you can not do is lie, why? because they are faithful ones who love them...
    ferrer95 ferrer95 18-21, F Apr 6

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    Our anniversary is Tuesday, and we can't see other, so I am missing him. I remember the doctor telling him that he is dying, and even through his pain, he was smiling at me. I...
    Steph0415 Steph0415 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have a different one every single night. Last week I had a nightmare that I was in the middle of nowhere, where many many people were being held captive and hostage, being...
    treasureforever treasureforever 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Im surprised I have friends, people just make me so nervous. My heart beats so fast in any situation and I cant breathe. People scare me so much. I sometimes have a hard time...
    Kris7lee Kris7lee 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    At the end of the day, being fake only rewards you with other fake things. No one wants: fake happiness, fake love, fake friends, fake success, or fake money.
    mindoftblack mindoftblack 36-40, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    FAKE CANNOT BE ADORED.FAKE CANNOT BE ADORED
    azanun azanun 18-21, F 6 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    It seems like most of my so-called "friends" have only associated with me so they could eventually take advantage of me when in a time of need. Typically, it's something related...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    So I've been friends with these two girls for 10 years right. We've stayed close and we've always been there for eachother her family considered me there 3rd daughter. Same with...
    navygirlmilso navygirlmilso 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have a friend named kami. She's helped me out throughout my life and the better part of six years. During my marriage and in the dead middle of it, she was there for me to nag...
    flibsley flibsley 31-35, M 8 hrs ago

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    How do I get to know a guy who; • I don't talk to • Is 2 1/2 years older. (I'm 15 he's 18) • I rarely ever see • Is rather shy I don't know what to do? I see him around...
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    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...
    Akurou Akurou 31-35, F Mar 22

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    Yes, I sometimes do. I sometimes, but only some times, want to have an illicit affair, with all of the things that comes with this. And when I say this, of course, because it is me...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M 18 hrs ago

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    This smile you see, is not what it seems to be. This smile I fake, hides my body which aches. I am happy. My heart is scrambled, my mind is rambled. But my smile is strong...
    Canonomousjay Canonomousjay 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Everything is not okay! And sometimes I wonder "is it ever fogging to be okay?" "Is it ever going to get better?" I've been searching for the correct answer for so long! Sometimes...
    BloodlessVein BloodlessVein 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I don't think I'd ever tell anyone but I might as well. I have Schizoaffective Disorder which, in a basic definition, it's like Bipolar and Schizophrenia, some people have...
    PitchDaffy PitchDaffy 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    I have social anxiety. From my experience social anxiety is shame related and this is what I learned so far: For example if your fat and your telling yourself every day that "I'm...
    ReliK ReliK 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I fake my smile and pretend like I am not breaking, but in reality I am worse than you will ever know.
    LivinLovinLaughinSomethin LivinLovinLaughinSomethin 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I don't know why but I actually feel more "at home" in a messy bedroom. Overly neat bedrooms look really fake to me and I usually mess it up within a couple of days—whether...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Swear I've been changing and dreams I've been chasing. Even when opinions maintaining reasons for the hating. So please excuse my language while I scream, "Eff the hatred!" I'm...
    MizzyPilot MizzyPilot 26-30, F 16 hrs ago

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    The Rabbit Once there was a rabbit. She was curious to meet new friends. She was surrounded by many other animals but she didn't know how to connect with them. She met a few and...
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    This Shawn an alpha wolf. What I really hate the most is when fake *** humans act like there wolves. And when you really see the real thing you run away. You fakers need to ducking...
    Blackwolf666 Blackwolf666 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Just because I like this..... The Type Sarah Kay If you grow up the type of woman men want to look at, you can let them look at you. But do not mistake eyes for hands. Or...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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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...
    juliebean4 juliebean4 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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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...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Mar 20

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    This was originally for an Accutane survivor thread/forum. I took Accutane as a senior in High School. I had acne, it was bad, not terrible, but bad. I disliked having acne, but...
    Anon010101 Anon010101 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago