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I Am Trying to Become Happy Again

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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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    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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    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 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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    without the help of meds.

    i want to get out of the hole im in, not dig it deeper, despite what neurotypicals may say
    kaliforniadreamin kaliforniadreamin 16-17, T Jan 24

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    Sometimes I fee like a bit%#,

    I've broken someone's else hearts a couple of time, but it was never my intention, I just stop feeling love, passion , and its not my fault I think, they get so lazy, comfortable, and start takin me for granted, they never spicy things up, and treat me the same way since the...
    sweeter944 sweeter944 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2007

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Aug 7, 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 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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    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 22-25 Apr 17, 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 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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    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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    Sometimes resigning yourself to the fact that your life is difficult, maybe more than others and being okay with this fact and maybe trying to make a difference to someones life...
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    It will take me a while before I can become social again (not until next semester). Anyway I'll keep this short. Tonight was basically the first social situation I have been in...
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    I am 17 and I have believed in mermaids ever since I could remember. I love reading books about them and I did watch H2O when I was younger but that isn't why I feel the need to...
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    I have decided to be happy again. After starting the experience project I ousted an experience about me ex wife and me being lab partners. We started talking again and we have...
    justanormaguy justanormaguy 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    So im trying to become vegan whole heartedly feels like it lightens the soul lol and it's just overall better health wise... Are there any vegans who want to share good recipes...
    meribella meribella 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    is it right for me to break up with my bf? cos most of the time we dont get along. i think hes with me bcos of our daugther, bcos i dont feel love by him,he always says stuff to...
    flipinagirl flipinagirl 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ok this statement couldn't be more true. My post is going to be a confusing one.. As some of you have read my past posts I seem to still love someone who clearly doesn't want me...
    Beanbella Beanbella 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I want to see rainbows and butterflies Every time I close my eyes And reserve the right to be mesmerised, By the pure delight that awaits me every night; Waking up in the morning...
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    I would like to life simple, I feel like a prisoner living in a cage of rules and monkeybussines. I can't stand college, it's all an image, showing how rich you are, how much money...
    Spacekeez Spacekeez 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Why is it so messed up.. whenever I try to figure out things and decide something.. things just start changing. I have decided to take a step and move on.. something happened and...
    April2016 April2016 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    "Be happy with yourself." Right..how can I be happy with myself if I am not really. I've been truggling to lose weight but I might as well give up. I've failed too many times and...
    PassionForCreativity PassionForCreativity 26-30, F a week ago

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    About two years ago I managed to lose 20 kilos in the space of 3 months, which was the best progress in weight loss I've ever had. Sadly, since then, I put that weight back on plus...
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