My Fake Smile

For years, I wore a fake smile.  It was my defense against a cruel world.  For a few years, I was not very stable and my neurologist was trying to find a new medicine combination that would work.  During that time, I didn’t have a stable income.  All of this created a strain on my marriage, and eventually we got divorced.  During that whole time, if anyone asked me how I was doing, I would say “fine” and use my fake smile.  However, I was definitely not fine.

At some point, I started seeing a therapist.  She helped me deal with all the emotions, and explained that attempting to put a wall up to block my emotions was not helping.  Now I try not to use my fake smile anymore.

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