What are you supposed to do/say when you meet up with a friend and he/she immediately says something like "You look so miserable, what's wrong?" I used to be a really good actor and could always hide how I truly felt, but I'm reaching a stage now where I am so down that I can't even fake a smile anymore. I still have a tiny bit of pride left and just need something to say back when someone feels the need to point out my misery. Absolutely none of my friends know I suffer with depression by the way, they're not the kinda people you can tell. I just told him I had a headache and that's why I looked so down, but it was obvious he didn't believe me.