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I Am Trying to Become Happy Again

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    Paper Smiles

    How do I smile? Let me feel happiness, even just for a while. I don't want to be sad, I want to be happy, smile and be glad. Can I be normal like everyone else? Antidepressants are good, but do they really help. I don't like hiding behind paper smiles, Drawn by hand, in ink with...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2011

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    Again

    You know, things work out really well when you are happy. i used to be very happy, I think i made the world better. i had a spark that made me make friends easy. I was the life of the party a lot of times. i was confident and got any guy I liked. but some how i lost all of that...
    smileyfaces84 smileyfaces84 26-30, F Dec 12, 2011

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    Joining EP was a good start.

    I felt a real connection with someone. I know prematurely but we seem to have a lot in common. I felt better than I have in a long time just chatting. Here's to becoming happy again.
    sweetp1257 sweetp1257 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    And It's Not Working For Me

    I KNOW I'm in a downward cycle, I'm sinking into a depression again. I'm trying to fight it. But I cannot win. I did things to try to make me feel better. I did things to try to improve my life. But nothing seems to be working. I can't fight it. I just have to...
    Zealandia Zealandia 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    I'm Tryin' to Find Myself

    in my whole life i've never told anybody how i feel about anything but now my problems are getting bigger and i don't know how to deal with them because idon't even know myself so how can i solve my problems and makes my life worse is above all this problems i have always to...
    zkara zkara 16-18, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2007

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    I am trying my best today.

    Someone please tell me something worth being happy about. I'd appreciate it.
    eccentricpython eccentricpython 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    All It Took

    Last year I met a man that was absolutely wonderful!  A year later, he's cost me everything I've worked my whole life for:  2 very good careers, a beautiful home, a man that loved me regardless, thousands of dollars and if much longer, my ...
    hmariec hmariec 26-30 1 Response Mar 28, 2009

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    This poem is something I recite to myself a lot

    when I'm feeling really down; Everyone wants happiness, No one wants pain, But you can't make a rainbow, Without a little rain. Hope this helps people feel a bit better about themselves and their lives :)
    TheOneAndOnlyZella TheOneAndOnlyZella 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've been feeling very sad

    and down lately, and now I'm sick of it. The occasional sadness that happens once in a while that is okay, everyone has times where they're sad for a few days but that fades. I'm fine with that. But not with feeling this way for 2 month's, only brining myself down further. It...
    CactusHugger CactusHugger 18-21, F Apr 17

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    Happy

    Why is it so hard to be happy.  I do try, everyday I get up and say to myself that I am going to be happy today.  But a dark cloud comes over me slowly and by the afternoon I feel so sad inside, so unmotivated, and then I end up being depressed again. ...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 1 Response Jun 4, 2009

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    Tight Rope

    I feel like I'm walking on a tight rope with no net beneath me, and at one end of the rope is a path to a beautiful stream with a mellow waterfall, soft green grass, beautiful flowers and trees, cute and friendly forest animals, sweet soothing winds, bright sunny days and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 11, 2011

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    I'm not sure how to start off,

    I'm not the best when it comes to communications, but I want give this a try. I'm not sure how this will come across, but I want to give this a try. This is for anyone who is depressed, feeling like a failure, who has losing hope, or has just given up hope. You are probably...
    BudBorden88 BudBorden88 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 7

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    I'm Getting There

    I thought I would never be happy again. Depression does that to you. I felt helpless and alone and I was extremely negative. I was waiting for someone to rescue me from myself, but no one ever really did. Somewhere along the line, I realized that I COULD be in control of my life...
    TheQuietGirl TheQuietGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Happy Again

    Happy again,That's my aim,Why not?Once was,Let's repeat,I'll be,Happy again.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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    Quiet Time To Bliss

    It's been a while since I'v been happy. Things in my lfe are not ging great.  So, I've dug my feet in and decided to turn it around  Giving it 30 days starting on tommorrow.  Im clinging to My God for support and looking in the future cause the past is full of disillusion...
    whykeeper whykeeper 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2011

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    Pulled Back

    Lately, I've been feeling a little sad. I don't know if it's because I've been doing absolutely nothing the past couple of days but I all can say is that 3 days seem like 3 months, as it once did before. I hate it that it's come down to this. My friends are busy, that's fine I...
    Athru Athru 22-25, M Aug 8, 2012

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    I Cant Open Up To People

    most of my life since a younger age I have never being able to expess my true feeling and speak allowed everytime I did, i would just get knocked down by someone. so I just feel helpless like everything i do i will fail so i just dont see the point in trying anymore, i want to...
    misterygurl misterygurl 13-15, F May 2, 2011

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    Healing Slowly

    A lot of "stuff" happened in my life over the past few years - well, actually probably since I was born.  I know, that's life right?   I'm trying to get myself back to happy - the kind of happy I used to be.  Despite everything that was "wrong", when I was younger...
    Opalgem Opalgem 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2010

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    I Feel Like No One Will Ever Understand Me

    Every day when I wake up, I feel as if none of the things I experienced from yesterday existed, but it did. I hide myself from the world sometimes just to get away from all the horrible things that are happening. In school, I'm quiet and shy, but when I'm with my friends, they...
    a7xlover34 a7xlover34 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2012

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    Happy "again"?

    I can't remember being happy. It sounds horrible saying it, but I'm going on 20+ years of MDD, and I don't remember what "happy" is, or content, calm, relaxed, joyous. I never feel any of these, though I know I must have as a child. Yes, I would love to "become happy again". How...
    Aniratak Aniratak 31-35, F Dec 10, 2012

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    I Have The Right To Be Happy Again!

    Sometimes i have to stop loving the most important person in my life! It's not because the spark is gone but because that person is unintentionally making me feel WORTHLESS. Yes, i have eyes but i played blind & i have feelings but i played dead. But for my heart, it needs also...
    ascelous21XXX ascelous21XXX 18-21, M Nov 30, 2012

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    Never Been Happy

    All my life I tried to be happy, to feel happy, to be contented. To be honest, I don't even know what happiness means, literally. I never felt happy, I tried but at the end of the day, I still feel the sadness in me. I may look like I'm having fun, like I'm very happy and...
    sunsetglow sunsetglow 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 7, 2010

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    all we do in life is try to strive to be happy and being afraid to be unhappy being ashamed of being unhappy im depressed and lonely i admit it and you should too if you are im...
    bvinc86 bvinc86 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    I'm happy. It took a very long time. But I am very happy at this point in my life. I just feel this emptiness inside me.
    hopeliz hopeliz 16-17, F Jul 9

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    I've been feeling so down lately, actually I've hit rock bottom...my hands have been shaking constantly since I cut myself again this morning I've decided to do something about it...
    NPkid97 NPkid97 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    I remember the day he asked me out. I felt this buzzing feeling inside of of me and only later did I realize that I had never truly been happy in my life until then. He gave me 8...
    dourpenguin dourpenguin 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    "You could find that an emotional issue rubs you the wrong way today, Sagittarius. Your tendency is to want to escape. Try to do so in a healthy manner. Go out and see a movie or...
    Promzee Promzee 18-21, F Jul 2

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    and I don't think much of the horrible things we dust off by saying, "C'est la vie" because.. C'est la vie.
    judyabot judyabot 18-21, F Jun 29

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    I haven't felt like myself these past two years since ive graduated from high school. I miss not having as much responsibilities as I do now im stressed, overwhelmed, kinda...
    PhoenixSky PhoenixSky 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    i don't have good english i can do mistake while writing but i want to write this EP. First people should have chance before start a event . it is just like life . if you don't...
    birekul birekul 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    For once in my life...I see others in pain besides myself. It makes me think...this pain is just a lot to put into my life...especially since I self harm and have an eating...
    dyingalittleinside97 dyingalittleinside97 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I know this sinking feeling anywhere. It's happening again. I've been depressed most of my teenage years. I have plenty of ups, but there are always downs that follow close behind...
    LettersToTheSky LettersToTheSky 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Although I've been absent on here for a long while I've finally become okay again. Some days are harder than others but I'm getting to be happy again
    hopeandlovex hopeandlovex 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Now don't get me wrong, I do have my bad days. Though most of the time, I am a happy person and I enjoy making people smile and laugh. I enjoy being around other happy people and...
    UltraCerulean UltraCerulean 26-30, F Jul 12

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    Finally, and not because my life is perfect. I met someone who actually wound up being bipolar and stealing all my money, I was nearly evicted... I had to put them in jail because...
    1ItalianLady 1ItalianLady 18-21, F a week ago

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    I was happy years ago. 2 divorces later as well as some other failed relationships I'm ready to be happy again. But I guess I just prep airing myself to be alone. Any I'm bitching...
    Josh1978 Josh1978 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    My life has been screwed up for the past of couple of years.. But now I'm done with my razors, the pills, and I'm letting my demons go and the monsters in my head!! I'm tired of...
    drs0307 drs0307 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I used to have a very series case of depression but then I met a guy and I'm happy now. No more depression. I'm happy again :) :) :) :)
    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F Jul 13

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    Hope i can find someone who will make me happy again
    LookingForLove12 LookingForLove12 13-15, M Jun 30

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    I've recently split with a girl who has a son, I was single and happy for about 3 years before I met this girl, but being with her made me so happy and it showed me the life I want...
    PokerPete PokerPete 26-30, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'm trying to prepare myself physically. That will be my biggest issue
    TryingToImprove TryingToImprove 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    I suppose I have spent so much time in the past four years trying to unravel the constant web that my mum surround me with, that I have become a narcissist myself. I guess that...
    createababe createababe 31-35 Jul 9

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    Rules of happiness.. i feel really good if i can make someone happy.. So these are the facts that i want to share.. Hope it will benefit at least someone out there.. On how to be...
    wondersoflife wondersoflife 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    Below is a write up I have just finished compiling. Bride of Christ is to leave behind materials that will guide those who shall become believers during the tribulation period as...
    stepkamau stepkamau 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    I came to the United States when I was 21 years old. I grew up in Sweden, a country known mainly for its socioeconomic policies and prosperous people. Marijuana is considered a...
    whrskrlo whrskrlo 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I thought she was a good woman....... Well that was her statement to me and claim to fame , but then again my last ex's claim to fame was that she was a faithful "never was a bad...
    nevets61 nevets61 51-55 2 days ago

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    Happy Belated Birthday My Sweet Cyn. ....I am sorry this is late but I have been working a lot..... Hoping you had a wonderful birthday. .....and many more to come..... Now...
    SimplyK SimplyK 51-55, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I'm one of those people that never usually goes on these forums to pour my heart out as I usually internalise things and try to deal with it myself - this seems to be one of the...
    Liya2004 Liya2004 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    My husband and I have been together for 11 years, married for 9. We have 3 children (elementary school age) and I've been a good wife. No, a GREAT wife. By his own admission. He...
    proulxfam proulxfam 31-35 1 Response 1 day ago

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