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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...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2011

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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...
    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...
    Aniratak Aniratak 31-35, F Dec 10, 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...
    smileyfaces84 smileyfaces84 26-30, F Dec 12, 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...
    Athru Athru 22-25, M Aug 8, 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...
    whykeeper whykeeper 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 18, 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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    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...
    Opalgem Opalgem 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2010

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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...
    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...
    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...
    TheQuietGirl TheQuietGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 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...
    sunsetglow sunsetglow 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 7, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 11, 2011

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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...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 1 Response Jun 4, 2009

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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...
    a7xlover34 a7xlover34 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2012

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    I try to be happy and everyone wants me to be the old me all happy but how could someone be happy when they are constantly getting put down by the same people? It's like kicking...
    fearlessbae fearlessbae 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Well... It has been a couple months now. Its been hard, really hard. Everything reminds me of you and our memories. But somehow someway I've learned to store the memories away. I...
    isabelll26 isabelll26 13-15, F Apr 5

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    I actually used to have an account here, but I left because i got bored. Now I'm trying to give it another chance. Hi! You can call me Rumnik, or even Mommy because I am an Adult...
    Rumnik Rumnik 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have no self confidence, yet I have a massive ego I want to turn my life around, yet I want to die I want people to think I have no weaknesses, yet all I want to do is cry I...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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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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    I decided to become happy. stress isn't good for health .
    Mary0710 Mary0710 13-15, F Apr 3

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    When I married my husband in 2003, I never imagined I would be saying those words again so soon. I am single again. They are pretty haunting words after the past 6 years of going...
    andimann andimann 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Hi My name is Stacey, and I’m going through a lot in my life lately, I feel like I will never be happy again , I lost hope and I feel so desperate. My love life is a mess. At a...
    Stacey111 Stacey111 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    It'll never happen. I will never be happy again.
    breannainreverse breannainreverse 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    "I want a divorce" are the words I spoke to my husband of 13 years......today. after 3.5 years of effort trying to save our marriage, i realised a time ago that i cannot fix it...
    Elena36 Elena36 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    TTC number 2 for nearly 2 years now. I had to try over a year for my 1st and we were about to be sent for tests and i got pregnant. We are getting sent for tests now again, but i...
    AlbieAngel AlbieAngel 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    I try new things. Yes I am scared, but I think terror is part of the thrill. Ppl get bored every now and then and repeating a process is horribly boring :}/ The less I think about...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 3 hrs ago

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    Just how human are you and in what ways? Spiritually human enough to understand that a fellow believer does not just give up seven years of their life for no reason? Spiritual...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Throughout my teens and early 20's i considered myself to be a moderately social person, i worked and was able to hold a job, i partied even though im a really bed dancer, i...
    Dale1987 Dale1987 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    For a little over a year I have been trying to explain the reasons and motivations behind the way I have lived my life since I married my husband. I have never been able to explain...
    isis55 isis55 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 8

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    Such a dynamic statement. Simple, sure, but I doubt the achievement of it has been anything but simple. For anyone. How does one go about this then? When it's so...
    Dan412 Dan412 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    First Love and My Life Now: We met where we worked. Eye contact caused smiles for no reason; trying not to smile lead to laughter for no reason. We managed to talk. Managed to tell...
    HumanKnownAsVictor HumanKnownAsVictor 18-21, M Mar 19

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    I've decided today is the day to make a positive change in my life. I've spent so much time worrying about how others see me that I've lost myself along the way. I'm tired of...
    smhinterrupted smhinterrupted 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 17

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    People have an amazing way of shaping your perception about yourself. I have struggled my whole life with issues either about body image, confidence, academic performance or other...
    maddyha maddyha 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I don't really want to. I'm honestly sick of trying. I want to lay down, give up, and wait for the end. Problem is, I let people in who helped me instead of giving me more reasons...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response Mar 31

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    I find that the way I feel right now is so much worse than my friends and family realize. Even interacting with them upsets me. Perhaps I am jealous... that they are happy or at...
    mimileelee mimileelee 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    There is so much to an individual. We all have our preferences and likes and dislikes. I am in a state of forgetting and remembering. Having a discussion with someone else...
    todayalways todayalways 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    My sister called and pretty much told me that my family will always remember my bad self and actions. In other words, no matter how much better I get I will never be able to rise...
    IamMorbid IamMorbid 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 don't think I've ever known who I was. Not really. I mean, I can be a bunch of things, but it doesn't mean that's who I am. But. I am trying. I feel so lost. Like something's...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I've been dealing with depression for years and last year someone came into my life who helped me get past it and I began feeling like myself again. I fell in love for the first...
    annamariefeliciano annamariefeliciano 22-25, F Apr 2

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    i am trying to come to terms that i cant become a mum yet due to my health and i am finding it hard to cope with cause i am have wanted to be a mum since i was 18 now i am 23 and i...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F Apr 2

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    I grew up in my parents home learning about God. never did a day go by that they taught me. they brought me up in a Godly home and brought me to the house of worship every week. I...
    flyingangel7 flyingangel7 46-50, F Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I am really struggling to be happy lately. So I want to say that the best thing I ever did was become a mom. Nobody can make me smile like my kids. I will always be happy as long...
    brokenbecauseofhim brokenbecauseofhim 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7