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I Am Scared of Being Happy

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    I Don't Deserve It - I'm not writing this for anyone's pity, I'm writing it because it's simply the truth. Even though I want to be happy, GENUINELY happy, every time I get close...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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    Does This Make Any Sense, Not to Me. - As much as I hate being miserable, being happy scares the shat out of me.  If I'm miserable, I don't have further to fall.  ...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 1 Response May 17, 2009

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    I have been very sad lately. In the last month I have been so lonely and it really hurts. It hurts when people who you thought cared about you stop talking to you and you wonder if...
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    And I can't help it. I deserve happiness just as much as them.
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    Yeeaaahhhh. Scary, me being happy it's a miracle. It's super weird. But for once I'm legit happy. (Except the fact that I'm fighting suicideal thoughts) Anyways things are sort of...
    Blissfulkissofdeath Blissfulkissofdeath 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    This is a mantra, which most depression victims use on an hourly basis. Today it is mine. It's hard to feel happy when you're alone with nothing but your thoughts. When alone, my...
    StrayMouse StrayMouse 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I really want to be happy. Or happier. For me happiness seems like a chore, smiling seems like a chore. Something that people expect you to be and so you conform to their ideal...
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    Can you imagine that one good deed can impact someone so greatly it can last forever? Even the simplest transaction between two people can spread through the universe with a...
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    the more I think about it, the more concerned I get about the future.. finding a job. getting sh*t together in my marriage. dealing with my baby girl. bills. house. moving... my...
    YosiCas YosiCas 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Its easy to say, that I am hard on myself, I always have been. Some say that I may be a bit too hard on myself, and that may be true too, but something that I am learning as some...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is going to be a long post! When I ever I feel down - which Is fairly often, I try to write something down which reflects my general feeling at that time and now it's built...
    5tr1k1ng13 5tr1k1ng13 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Everytime we make plans he seems to have some excuse for bailing. He doesn't text me for weeks, sometimes months. I know he cheated but I chose to forgive him and move on, so why...
    mitted mitted 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I'm in high school and I guess I've been "depressed" since freshman year... had a few therapists but I never told them how I felt about myself, just the situation around me. I...
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    Any time I try to talk with people I don't know, I get scared. I don't know why. Even when I tell myself things like, "I'm happy being who I am!" I do still shut down around...
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    I am just so tired of being depressed. Tired of being angry. Tired of having anxiety. Tired of my anxiety getting so bad that it manifests physically. Tired of the down days. Tired...
    NoClueWhoIam NoClueWhoIam 18-21, F Apr 7

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    RobbLau RobbLau 26-30, M Apr 7

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    I'm scared to love again. Scared to be hurt again. Scared of never finding someone who will love me for who am and not judge me. Scared of being lied to again.
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    rawan99 rawan99 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am so terrified.. 1st off, my boyfriend of over 2 years left me a few days ago.. I am so depressed and I can barely handle it.. I heard he may have cheated on me but I don't know...
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    I'm scared of death because I may not get a second chance to find love. That's why I am TRYING to be as happy as I can in my life. ~I vow to keep living and loving!~
    LoneWolf2001 LoneWolf2001 13-15, F Mar 30

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    I've been hurt so many god damn times. I've gotten used to it and refuse to let my guard down. Recently dating this really amazing guy, he makes me so happy. I'm afraid to trust...
    kashaleea kashaleea 16-17, F Apr 2

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    Anybody can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad!!! I hate my father! Always have ever since I was little! Ever since he sexually and emotionally abused me as a...
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    I am scared of being in relationship due to the bad experiences of my parents, being able to see how little things can have a big impact in your relationship either bad or good...
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    Well I'm not really scared to drive. I'm just scared to park. Recently, I hit a parked car. How does one hit a parked car? So now I have to park away from everyone because I am...
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    When I was 18 years old, I was raped. I have never really spoken of it before. One night, after the bar, completely intoxicated, me and my friend met a couple of English men. We...
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    tryingtobeashappyasiappear tryingtobeashappyasiappear 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 23

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    I think the main reason I'm scared to be happy is because something always goes wrong and I end up with a broken heart. Nothing has ever came easy to me. That's why I put my...
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I'm scared of being gay. I more scared of not finding anyone who is attracted to me. I need someone who will give me an honest opinion on my looks. I don't have to be your type, I...
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    When I was younger I used to always be with my cousin. He was my protector. Almost like a brother. When I was 6 he started smoking. One pack turned into five. He reeked of smoke...
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    Amature14 Amature14 13-15, F Mar 18

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    I can't be bothered being hurt again. It makes me feel so sick I don't want to feel hurt again like I have before. It's too much effort and it hurts too much. It controls your...
    luceybows luceybows 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    My dad is a controlling narcissist. He's only ever hit me once, and that was when he found out I went to a school counsellor to tell them about him abusing my mom when i was in...
    Dimples411 Dimples411 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I'm scared of being in a relationship because they won't last and in the end they'll hurt. Also I am very insecure, I don't think anyone would actually like me romantically.
    OooohJaime OooohJaime 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I've signed up to an open mic night to perform some mediocre poetry which I wrote. The night is on thursday and as a generally quiet individual I am utterly out of my mind with...
    ManicRomantic ManicRomantic 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I am scared of my younger brother. He is about 10 years old but he is an extremely destructive person. He has continually hurt my family, myself included. He hits, kicks, throws...
    MannedOrbRex MannedOrbRex 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Ummm I really feel as though I am being watched....I get so scared at night😭😭😭 this is one of my weaknesses-the witching hour
    WonderinginWV WonderinginWV 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    For some reason, he sees something in me that I cannot see myself. He makes me feel like I can do anything, that I am capable of becoming everything I never dared to hope I could...
    whyyyyu whyyyyu 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I have my reasons...not scared of friendship but loving ones...when you give all you´ve got to give...when you put your life in someone else´s hands...when you are...
    SweetNancy SweetNancy 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 28

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    It's more of I'm scared I might lose somebody I need
    smilezlove143 smilezlove143 13-15, F Mar 30

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    I had a experience I was scared of telling my friends and parents that I was bisexual 😨
    matt152131 matt152131 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I think to be able to say that you are happy with someone and no one else is beautiful, me being a paranoid idiot I can never believe it 100% when someone tells me this. I also...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F Apr 4

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    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 5

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