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I Am Afraid to Be Happy

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    Holding Back On Happiness Because It May Feel Correct To Others

      So interesting that I should find this group tonight. I am in a really long, GOOD marriage where I have not been able to devote the time and attention I would like to,to my family of origin due to location. I think that it's one reason why I "can't" seem to lose...
    chataround chataround 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2009

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    Being Happy Scares Me

    I SIT HERE TONIGHT FEELING ALL ALONE,BUT THERE'S NO ONE ELSE TO BLAME BUT MY SELF.I'M THE ONE WHO BUILT WALLS ALL AROUND ME LETTING NO ONE ELSE TO ENTER.SCARED OF BEING HURT.LIKE SO MANY TIMES IN THE PAST.TO MANY TEARS,TO MANY HEARTBREAKS,THERE'S JUST NO WAY I CAN TAKE THAT...
    grace1965 grace1965 41-45, F Oct 25, 2009

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    Wats Going On

    Why or wats goin on with me one day I'm sad then the next I have tbis feeling of revenge on all of those people who hurt me bullied me wen I was younger then the next I want to pack up my bags and leave everyone and everything. Behind I don't kno wats going on. With mw plz help...
    low209 low209 22-25 May 23, 2012

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    I Am Afraid To Be Happy

    This may sound crazy, but I am afraid to be happy.  For most of my adult life, I have taken care of others and neglected my own needs.  My marriage ended more than 25 years ago, and my children are grown and on their own.  There are so many things I want to do, but...
    Silvermane1516 Silvermane1516 56-60 3 Responses Jun 8, 2010

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    It Is Too Good To Be True

    I assume everyone had highs and lows in their lives. At least I do. And sometimes during a high, when I feel like everything is the way it should be, I getting this nagging feeling that something bad will happen. I fear someone close to me will die or I will find out I have a...
    myowncreation74 myowncreation74 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    I'm Crazy I Know.........

    I don't understand it.....I'm terrified to be happy........It's like if I do l;et myself be happy something bads gonna happen.......Also it been so long since I've been happy.....It's just scary.......Is this normal??? I can't belive if it is.....it can't be though I mean are...
    LauraStorm LauraStorm 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 14, 2011

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    Love And Death

    I was never a very happy person growing up. I fell in love at seventeen and that changed my life completely. i never knew i could be that happy. but soon after i fell in love my mom passed away. ive always blamed myself for it for multiple reasons. since then ive been scared to...
    blownaway20 blownaway20 18-21, F Jul 26, 2013

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    ~ Sounds Right ~

       I want to be happy. No, really I DO!! It just seems that everytime I've almost caught the "happy balloon", a nasty ole depressing wind comes along & takes my happy balloon away. I have gotten to point where I'm afraid to get my hopes up, to plan...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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    It'S TOO Good

    They said "Happy endings are stories that haven't ended yet". I'm afraid of happiness, I feel like there is something bad waiting for me around the corner, good things don't happen to me so I don't want to build hope for nothing..
    thegirlbehindhemask thegirlbehindhemask 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2013

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    Dont Desurve It

    i fell like i need to earn it if not then im just not happy like i need approvel sad in xx
    natasha18 natasha18 22-25, F 1 Response May 11, 2010

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    Because

     everything comes to an end :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 24, 2009

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    Every time I've ever experienced pure happiness,

    something has happened to destroy it. Every damn time!
    taylor0430 taylor0430 18-21, F 2 Responses May 26

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    Hi. I know this is really stupid and complicated, and I'm sorry for being so upset for seemingly no reason, but I sort of have a problem. It's barely a problem at all, I know--I'm...
    MysteryMe110 MysteryMe110 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 5

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    I can keep pretending being Happy when im actually feeling empty inside.. But.... I CAN'T keep pretending being Happy when im mad...
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    Nick3600 Nick3600 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't understand how some people can be so happy and upbeat all the time. I'm almost never in a good mood and I think smiling is a waste of energy. Is that weird? Probably.. Am I...
    MissesTomlinson MissesTomlinson 13-15, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I try my best to lead a happy life.... Life is meant to be enjoyed, isn't it? ;-) Sarah x
    SarahTheHooker SarahTheHooker 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    To be truly happy in life, tie your happiness on your goals not to things and people. :)
    sayangeiram sayangeiram 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I always try to make others happy and if they seem sad, I'll check on them and ask if anything's wrong but people barely do that for me. Maybe it's just supposed to be like that.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Sometimes it is so much easier just to be happy by myself. And sometimes I'm so afraid to try I'd rather find love in only me. My friends even joke about me becoming the "crazy cat...
    sevenforasecret sevenforasecret 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    balu6636 balu6636 22-25, M Aug 14

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    Less than three months ago I was very bitter, afraid and stressed out. I cried all the time. When I found out I was pregnant, I was so upset. I can't afford another child. I was...
    Evesdaughter Evesdaughter 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I am the only person in the world who can be anorexic and happy. This is because I am a loner at the highest possible level. If you're a people person, then anorexia will make you...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 Aug 24

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    I found these lines so apt for the time being.......... “He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am not afraid to let go. I am not afraid to cut negative people out of my life. I am not afraid to love myself because you failed to do so. But I am afraid of never feeling the...
    brokenhearted7108 brokenhearted7108 31-35, F a week ago

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    I am afraid of dieing without someone. I am afraid to be tortured. I am afraid of my only family member left dieing. I am afraid I will be stupid. Last but notleast I am afraid of...
    ginny1q1q ginny1q1q 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    today i woke up and i feel like somehow my life is starting to make sense. i believe we all get moments in our life that we feel useless. but giving up should never be an option...
    Zephira Zephira 18-21, F Aug 3

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    I think today was the first time my mom has ever said anything like this to me. She texted and said 'I have been concerned about you'. In some weird way this felt really good. I'm...
    kros10 kros10 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    I'm afraid of falling in love. Nothing can ever end well when two people are in love. I'm afraid my heart will be broken,shattered. I want to live life because it's so short.sh...
    itsgemma01 itsgemma01 13-15, F Aug 8

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    It's somewhat amazing to always have anyone answering my question without feeling afraid..
    lupin1008 lupin1008 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    This is my biggest fear. Looking back on my life when I come to the end of it and it not seeming worthwhile or not doing the things that I dream of. Right now...I feel held back...
    starsarenotgreen starsarenotgreen 22-25 1 Response Aug 11

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    I really admire people that have found themselves ... That have found their uniqueness and are so happy in their own skin, they don't care what others think about them... I admire...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 4 Responses Aug 15

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    Having finally gotten the courage to meet new people and have now made new friends and not afraid to speak to people quite so much as I used to be. Also, slowly gaining the courage...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    All the "friends" I have are locked up in a mind set that was set before them by their parents, religion, television, and sex appeal. They wouldn't dare hit their parents if they...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M Aug 20

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    What the hell is Happiness? I'm afraid of never find it.
    IsabelMath IsabelMath 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Yeah, not anymore. I used to always want to keep from blocking people, but I honestly just do not give a crap anymore. I'm definitely not block happy, but I feel that if somebody...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I am afraid of showing my true self to the world... I sincerely show my feeling to my friends but.. I am afraid of being me.. I don't hate me but I'm afraid other people would hate...
    hooncaramello hooncaramello 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Not saying I don't want to get married. I really want. Who doesn't? Especially if it is with your beloved one. But some reasons haunt me. Some members of my family were divorced...
    HikoukiGumo HikoukiGumo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    It's not that I am and afraid to fall in love,but I am afraid to fall for the wrong person...
    Sophiakhan1 Sophiakhan1 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 9

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    Isn't everybody, somehow, afraid of dying alone? Nobody remembering you or your life story? I'm not really afraid of how I die.. it's just dying with out anyone there..
    SilverEyedWolf SilverEyedWolf 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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