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I Sometimes Have To Fake A Smile

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 38 People

    I don't have a fake smile. I have a full on mask. A mask that smiles giggles and tells jokes. instead of the real me crying and brooding and depressed
    thebladeisbae0718 thebladeisbae0718 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Not really a fake smile more like over exaggerated happiness
    eternalmusics2017 eternalmusics2017 13-15, F Feb 5

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    I work in customer service (phone and email). I have been told before that I put too much pressure on myself, and I agree that I do. But I just don't know how NOT to. Well...
    enigma19020 enigma19020 46-50, M 13 hrs ago

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    This is Happy Kayla, see her face, When things go wrong I put her in place, No one can tell when you see her smile, That I'm dying inside all the while.
    terrywill15 terrywill15 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    There are times like these where I'm just waiting for the storm to pass and I don't feel like trying. I don't want to do anything but cry. This emptiness in my heart is getting...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Feb 10

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    It's 4 30 am and I just woke up from the scariest nightmare ever!!!! •nightmare• I was downtown... On the ledge of a ****** apartment roof hiding behind a vent thing...
    suicidalblonde suicidalblonde 13-15, F Feb 16

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    Last night I went to my daughter's house to spend some time with her and my granddaughter. She is almost two and a bundle of giggles and running around. I was playing with her on...
    sundancesoul sundancesoul 46-50, F Feb 19

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    I feel like I hit a mental roadblock sometimes. It usually happens when I'm overwhelmed and I'm trying to express myself. Like I feel like I'm talking but words don't come out. I...
    Thefightingangel Thefightingangel 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    6:53 pm Someone told me that i'm always looking at my phone and could get eye sickness it just that i'm too bored
    aishahGhaz aishahGhaz 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    would it be helpul if i was whining about everything to everyone? I don't think so...
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 20 Responses Feb 4

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    Anybody I get close to ends up avoiding me. I don't think I fully suck but I must if that keeps happening. I'm just gonna turn into an antisocial ***** with no feelings. Gonna...
    spaceylibra spaceylibra 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    my boyfriend is insensitive, he doesn't get angry or worried when I tell him that a guy from another class tried to flirt with me. But I still love him. what do you think?
    kittenInAbox kittenInAbox 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Nobody in my day to day life know what I'm enduring inside. They think I'm a happy go lucky kind of person who's confident and witty. That can't be any further from the truth...
    friendlygent friendlygent 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Everyone's laughing and talking. Bubble tea and karaoke. No one notices when I leave the room with my computer. If I run into them in the hallway then I tell them I went to library...
    terrywill15 terrywill15 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I've had depression for a while now, everyday I put on a fake smile and laugh with my friends. Only two of my friends really understand me and that's it. I have a therapist which...
    loreleirose loreleirose 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    It's my 21st in a month an i've just organised my party inviting all my friends and stuff through facebook. I had a dream that it was my 21st already and all these popular people...
    Sideshowray Sideshowray 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    I feel like I'm on a roller coaster, I'm constantly going up and down. I feel confident and raring to go one minute and I'm feeling despair, desperate and empty the next. I hate...
    dte21 dte21 18-21, F Feb 19

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    I sometimes have moments where time and space doesn't exist. Meaning, something that was 5 years ago feels just like it happened yesterday. And the feelings I felt 5 years ago...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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    Man I am so tired I could close my eyes right now. I managed to get new earphones two weeks ago but those were faulty and I couldn't use them. My mother bought me a new pair about...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Feb 21

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    I am beginning to hate it. I like to have fun and make other people optimistic but I would also like to be taken serious when I show my darker side. I don't want to have to smile...
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    It is probably among one of the worst things.. It was not that big and expensive an thing that I lost. But the seeds of mistrust it plants is devastating. Could it had been one...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    I'm here to admit it, I am not fake, call me anything and it's probobly true but I know I'm not fake, I'm a loser, I can hate badly on people, I don't have a model body, I'm shy, I...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 11 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    So many BAD fakes here. Plulleez at least crop off the websites you scam your pictures from.
    amylynne17 amylynne17 22-25, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am tired of seeing fake people , I can not say what they did , i wish they could change it .
    Sonjay22 Sonjay22 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    Promises and things said. Unfortunently the mistrust can push some away a little sometimes. Tho, I try not to conclude "I knew it!", "Could not be trusted", etc. Id not like to...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 12 hrs ago

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    I have been painting a smile on my face to show family and friends that everything is okay for years now. It's a daily routine to laugh and smile on the outside but to cry and die...
    AngelCakes37 AngelCakes37 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    Hello. I am a 23 year old male, and this is my story that I want people to know. It all began back in my old home. My parents were great and wonderful parents to the eyes of the...
    familymaynotbeforever91 familymaynotbeforever91 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been in a long distance relationship for a few months now. We met online and then met in person. I feel like I love him. I have opened up to him more than I have ever done...
    thelastthought thelastthought 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Someone, or someone plural, seems to be offloading their entire Noah's Ark full of other-worldly demons and monsters right through my house and into our world, and no matter what...
    jshoots jshoots 51-55, M 7 hrs ago

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    Okay so apparently I have auditory process disorder and my mom wants me to go to two psychologists to get evaluated. My sister just came up to me with a fake microphone and said...
    HannahB15 HannahB15 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    It hurts that people think that I am happy because I laugh at everything and make jokes and act that I'm really okay when I'm not. When I fake a smile that it's supposed to be a...
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    My experience with fake people: When i was working in my previous job, theres this 2 girls that i used to consider as friends. I thought they are real friends but they always break...
    WifeOfVegeta WifeOfVegeta 26-30, F Feb 14

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    I am superb at hiding my true emotions and just fake a smile as if everything is ok
    Waldena Waldena 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    cute. guys are omg, and the xute smile makes it soo much better
    shanelambe99 shanelambe99 13-15, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    One of my relatives smiles in my face and does a somewhat convincing job of wishing me well. However, she talks bad about me behind my back and does conniving things. She's so fake...
    xBeautifulMindx xBeautifulMindx 31-35, F Feb 16

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    So. I am a 22 year old female and a little under a month ago I received my first and only DUI. I had met a girlfriend on a random Wednesday to chat a a local bar in MN and I had...
    Christina525 Christina525 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have at least four, diagnosed. Depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD... And possible bipolar disorder. - "Mental illnesses. They are no less real than physical illnesses, and often...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 1 Response Feb 18

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    I'm getting too good at this for my own well-being. I can talk about wanting to die cause I hate my life like it's any other conversation. My family and friends are worried but oh...
    IvyRed15 IvyRed15 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't see him every day, and he gave me that same smile while I look into his eyes and pretend I'm not in love with him 😔
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    "There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bit bigger, and live just a little bit better" Most importantly I am thankful for those that...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 9 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Give me a reason to smile because I think I forgot how.
    Sadfate Sadfate 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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