I can’t pretend any emotions at all. If I don’t like you, you will know it. If I’m angry, you know it. If I’m sad, you know it…
The people in my life want me to pretend everyday, and well I can’t. I don’t think any diagnosed mentally illed person can.
You already know the people at my job are horrible, but now they want me to go about my day as if no one is trying to get me. They want me to laugh and joke in their faces, and well I’m not.
Actually, I don’t think ill pretend with my emotions ever again. Wherever i am. They will not overtake me..but they wont be ignored.
5 thoughts on “I have a Mental Illness. I can’t pretend to like you.”
Good expression of many of our emotions on a daily basis! I don’t think this has anything to do with a mental illness per se. In fact, you are expressing the very sentiments of most of America! I feel like this all the time and I’m sure I’m not alone. Pretending is overrated and occurs in too many of our lives. You’re helping to change the status quo! Good for you. 🙂
People are just more comfortable when you let them pretend like nothing is wrong. God forbid you should make anyone feel awkward.
Pretending just gets you into more trouble
Yeah no, I refuse to pretend. It makes me intensely suicidal in an immediate fashion. I’m good at being diplomatic once I calm down enough to hit that point, but it usually requires some intense venting.
I also can’t pretend. I hate fake people, and if I don’t like you–you know it. I can’t pretend to joke around with others. I try to do my job and get out of there.