Today’s prompt is the word “Pretend”. How many people pretends a life they don’t have? Yes, I was that person.

When I was in elementary school, I would tell my mother how wonderful day I have when the truth I’ve been bullied. I start pretending a happiness a didn’t exist.

As I grow older, pretending became part of me. I started being depressed as early as I can remember. To keep it to myself, I pretend to look happy. The depression got worse over the years, especially when I was pregnant with my younger son.

Finally, I decide it was time to find help and tell my family without being ashamed. I’ve met others who are suffering with depression and I don’t feel alone anymore.

I’m thankful for the support I’ve received from my family. I don’t need to pretend no more.




3 thoughts on “Pretend

  1. The Positive thinkers say you have act the way u want to be, I wonder how your pretend didn’t become reality. Anyways good one. God bless you and your family.


  2. I’m glad you finally told your family what you were really feeling. It’s a sad story, Margret, and you’d be surprised how many others have done just as you have–pretending everything is fine, when nothing is.


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