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I Am Trying to Become Happy Again

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    It's funny how looking through old photos can

    really put your life into perspective....how clearly you can see your life in chapters. I'm in a weird chapter of my life right now, but I just keep trying to remind myself that it's just a chapter. This isn't the end of my story. There are a lot of chapters left to be written...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 2 Responses Sep 2

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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 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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 26-30, M Aug 8, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    IndigoPeachblossom IndigoPeachblossom 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Yes I want to be happy again. Feel alive again Don't have many ppl around me to show their support, sometimes just have to make peace with the fact they care about you but don't...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    It just seems everything I do doesn't make me "happy" happy, waaaaah
    Miwabromam Miwabromam 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    On my way. Or bipolar. Ep allie sent notices. Asked my pals to do so too. 8 responded. Plus a potential pal. Plus a life coach seeking clients. So Ep...
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    I literally hate feeling like this.
    littlewozit18 littlewozit18 18-21, F Aug 26

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    I really want to become a doctor .. Its my dream . I really want to help those poor people who cant go to hospital bcause money problem .. I want to become one of those good doctor...
    Unstableteen Unstableteen 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    Life's real confusing sometimes, isn't it? You'll get things thrown at you and it will test you on all different levels. Sometimes people you thought were your best friends turn...
    AMB97 AMB97 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    ...and i simply decided to be happy again. :)
    LamPake LamPake 26-30, F Sep 9

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    When i was heading to a grocery store in Saudi Arabia name othaim market in othman bin affan road riyadh city branch, i had feeling of depression and anger. I wasnt able to manage...
    Fleindonfox85 Fleindonfox85 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    there is no specific reason but i never be happy since i was child even hat fake smiles not happy wanna be happy even for one sec i wanna know how happy look like wanna feel that...
    Outsider92 Outsider92 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    Well, Its more like throw back. 2 years back at this time I had moved out of home for the first time ever. New job, new city new people, new experiences and truckloads of naivety...
    riaarora riaarora 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I know people might find this sick and all, but I want to be anorexic. I am basically already dying from anxiety, major depression, extremely low self esteem, and my self image. I...
    SofieAvina SofieAvina 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    i never be happy in my life that make me scared that i never be i just wanna try that feel even for sec in my life idk how true happy look like i can move on i still live in past...
    Outsider92 Outsider92 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    I'm scared of what I've become. It seems life or whatever circumstance has turned me into an emotionless honest cold *******. It's gotten so bad to where there's not a day that...
    Alex6619 Alex6619 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Happiness and Love just go together. If I could find love again, I would find happiness. After 14 years of marriage I realized I wasn't happy and never would be where I was. I...
    inlandsea inlandsea 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    Just something I wanted to share It was a day like no other. Who would have I would be getting a call at 10:20 in the morning on august 16. Its my brother in law and im wondering...
    JoAnnE25 JoAnnE25 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    Life has a lot of twists and turns along the way, or so the old adage goes... that's not the half of it. For a couple years now I have been fighting upstream against the...
    LestatdeLioncourt LestatdeLioncourt 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    "Foolish Heart" I need a love that grows I don't want it unless I know But with each passin hour Someone, somehow Will be there, ready to share I need a love that's strong I'm so...
    afoolishheart afoolishheart 46-50, F 1 hr ago

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    The last day of summer vacation is almost over. Only two hours left. Then I have to return back to reality. Even though I don't fear school as much as I did last year, since I'm...
    CactusHugger CactusHugger 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    There is no want? You either are or your not happy?You and you alone decide this state of mind or existence.The aging process has brought me to this very simple realization.It's...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Lately i have been feeling pretty empty. Im a 3rd year uni student and am feeling really worried about my future. I want to do this and that, study and work overseas, have dreams...
    emzem emzem 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    Departure – Invoice precise and processed competently. We walked over to the jetty with a Sri Lankan Manager so it had been pleasant to debate his suggestions for Sri Lanka...
    Willy52yt Willy52yt 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    A funny thing about years is that we only get one of each. After its done its put on a shelf called "forever". No matter how many we get its still not many at all. so maybe you had...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    Hello everyone, I just wanted to share an experience that I am praying is now ending. I am someone that could never handle too many emotions. I often feel overwhelmed very fast...
    mariashelly mariashelly 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Money for most is the ruler of the earth, some people would even kill for money. But money cant secure you happiness. Sure it may get you a new house, fancy cars and clothes and...
    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M Aug 25

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    For the last few days, i'v been in very dark and familiar places, and returning to old and evil habits. A quick fix, just to get away from reality and the anger, the hurt, the...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F a week ago

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    I know I should have left, but I couldn't. I'm going through hell. My kids are important, but I can't even function now. I stayed against everyone's advice, but it's really hard to...
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    I did it. I ended it. I'm trying very hard to be fair, and give her a month to get out of my apartment, but she keeps trying to manipulate me into letting her stay longer. I'm just...
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