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Smiling Depression

Smiling Depression

Hey I'm new here, I'm so tired of always pretending to be happy. I'm tired of putting on a smile when all I want to do is cry.

My thoughts are so dark.

I just want it to stop!!!

I want to smile and actually mean it.

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You can’t appreciate a smile without first experiencing a frown.

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That's all I do when I sleep, grinding my teeth

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I grind my teeth too. You might want to consider getting a night guard to protect your teeth. I tried one but it made my jaw hurt.

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I'll try that, and see if it works. Thanx

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Tried it and like yourself my jaw is sore which is worse than the actually grinding

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100% feel the same and can relate. Been that way my whole life since i can remember. Oh well i guess nobody cares about me.

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I know how you feel, just wish I knew why. I honestly thought this was personality until recently

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Yeah it sucks.

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I had someone say to me not to long ago - "Don't you ever smile?"

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Smiling is easy. I think it's my natural look. Helps avoid the "are you okay "questions

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Omg people tell me that all the time. Even before I had depression and it would get me so irritated lol

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Hence I smile and wave, problem is when I snap everyone gets it!

I think they think they helping but honestly they just being polite

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I'm always smiling hence the perception is that I'm happy and okay

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I know what you mean. It's hard to smile when your really hurting inside Try to find something to smile about ,yes it's hard ,anything ,if still hurting maybe you should figure out what's making you sad and talk about it

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