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I Am Trying to Become Happy Again

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 321 People

    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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    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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    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'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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 am trying my best today.

    Someone please tell me something worth being happy about. I'd appreciate it.
    eccentricpython eccentricpython 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    One day ill be truly happy again. I will no longer feel like Jay Gatsby; living eternally in hope and staring into the distance to the green light - eternally just out of reach...
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    I know it will come back soon
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    Never Tolerate Bring Hit!!! Does the abuser your with call it domestic discipline or refer to themselves as the head of the household? Are they using any church or social group...
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    I've had a crush on one of my guy friends since about the 4th grade. I'm in 10th grade now. Anyway, I have been suffering depression and anxiety for the past 3 years now, and he's...
    shaneyboy234 shaneyboy234 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I want everyone to be happy because I know what it's like not to be. I'll be like your best friend and help you through it in tell your happy again. Just message me and I'll try to...
    Wantu2behappy Wantu2behappy 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I've had depression and it sucks so much. And crazy things is I had it because of one person! Just one person was enough to make me feel like absolute and total trash, that I wasn...
    TheGuy147 TheGuy147 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Well I am 19 years old, I've been in 2 abusive relation ships one for 3 years and one im still in every time I try to get into a serious relation ship im always scared and don't...
    alexis121 alexis121 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Loved and hated. Bad combo. Happened to all of us. Well many of us. I will speak for me. All my ex bfs let me down. Broke me down. That's why I hated them for hardening my heart...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    I am happy for you. I hope now that you have found that happiness with someone else that you can see what I was always trying to say. You didn't love me, you were infatuated with...
    IllusiveLittleMe IllusiveLittleMe 26-30, F Jan 4

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    I Was A False Convert I was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, just as was my mother. My father was from a small town in Georgia. I have often joked that I am the...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    She was only thirteen when she took her life Brought her daddy's magnum to her head Closed her eyes tightly and curled her finger in “She was so pretty” “This isn't right...
    NaturallyPeculiar NaturallyPeculiar 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    EXPIRED though the shot hurt alot you seemed very relieved, you said now you will always come back to me . well A few years later I happened to run to far , I could not see you...
    youreadwhat youreadwhat 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    if you dont accept crossdressers or transgender ppl read on cause this could become your son/daughter unless you stop it dont become a murderer this childs death solely lies in the...
    guyindresses1991 guyindresses1991 22-25, T 2 Responses Jan 15

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    i want to become a happier person. i want to let everything that has gone wrong and things people have done wrong to me in the past, and move on from everything. i want to not let...
    jenny646 jenny646 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    maybe against would be a strong word, but i dont agree with force arranged marriage. what i feel more painful however is the fact that... for children who love their parents, they...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I moved to a new location about a year and 2 months ago and I don't really like it here. The weather is not ideal 9 months out of the year and the level of poverty and lack of...
    Hedonisticmisanthrope Hedonisticmisanthrope 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Fate has been very cruel to both my husband and me. I lost my two precious angels to a lethal lung disorder called alveolar capillary dysplasia. We have an elder daughter named...
    catherinesingh15 catherinesingh15 31-35, F Jan 11

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    My best friend, from age about 16 to 21, although I have known him for my entire life; died this past Friday. I have been trying to think of if I should write about it or not...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Jan 21

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    was listening to a song the whole day and it keeps on playing in my head.. Maybe coz I can relate to it somewhat. I really need to figure out what to do and how to act from today...
    Sasori08 Sasori08 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was thinking about a patient of mine the other day on the way home from work. He was a very intellectual man, full of innovative ideas and always spoke to me of his dreams. He...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 4 hrs ago

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    im trying to loose weight and many people have told me that I even look thinner, but there is a part of me that doesn't feel satisfied. Instead I feel confused because I feel that...
    lelli96 lelli96 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am transgender and I am trying to become he woman i was meant to be I am raising money for my srs and more clothing I have a fundme.com account on line I am working so hard to.
    Sacgirl22 Sacgirl22 26-30, T 7 hrs ago

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    I don't know where to start. Hmmm.... I am constantly daydreaming about divorce. But I feel asking for a divorce would be selfish being we have three kids and all. So I stay. I...
    DrivenLady DrivenLady 31-35, F 19 Responses Jan 5

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    They have the delusion to talk to you all the time. They will look for you and follow you. Doing this online can't be thought of any differently than doing it in person. To the...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jan 7

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    Usually, when I'm trying to tell someone a story or ask a question, if they aren't listening, even if I have repeatedly told them and they ask "What?" I refuse to tell them again...
    Skuggington Skuggington 13-15, M Jan 18

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    I have been and will be broken, There is no question to the word feel.. The hours depart and it is as though I am dancing on the edge of falling apart and simply pretending that I...
    PessimisticPenguin PessimisticPenguin 31-35, M Jan 21