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Smiling Depression

Weaty
Weaty

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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Hidden
Hidden

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

Weaty
Weaty in reply to Hidden

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

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Weaty

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.

Weaty
Weaty in reply to Hidden

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

Weaty
Weaty in reply to Weaty

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

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.

Weaty
Weaty in reply to Vonnah

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

Vonnah
Vonnah in reply to Weaty

Yeah it sucks.

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

Weaty
Weaty in reply to bonkers65

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

RaqXo
RaqXo in reply to bonkers65

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

Weaty
Weaty in reply to RaqXo

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

Weaty
Weaty in reply to bonkers65

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

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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