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I Am Trying to Become Happy Again

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 325 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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    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 3 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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 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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I want to be happy again because I waste my time being sad and lonely all the time and I just want some good things to happen in my life again.
    db174 db174 31-35, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Just over a month now since my two year relationship with my girlfriend ended. I don't want her back as the way she treated me was unforgivable but I do want to get myself back...
    Mike617 Mike617 22-25, M 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Trying to find the good in every situation
    coraimaal coraimaal 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I miss being happy. People keep telling me I can choose happiness. That isn't working hence the handle lonewolf41.
    lonewolf41 lonewolf41 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Today my mother and I fought again and I'm realizing how much she truly dislikes me. I'm not in the position to just up and leave although I would love to be and I'm realizing that...
    STSCR0721 STSCR0721 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't know how to smile anymore...
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    crying FOREVER , PAINED INSIDE EVEN AFTER DEATH . I cry forever . I have scars that never fade AWAY. And I watch people frolick and play in the field . Running around having fun, I...
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Let's try to be happy again.In a world that is cold,we by choices have a right to move to the warmer side..Paying attention to life-to it's beauty,oddity,wonder I hope you would...
    walkingwarrior walkingwarrior 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    It's has been a really long time since I was really happy. I have been depressed, angry, bitter, jealous, paranoid, fearful, sad, blah, and slightly content. . . However I have...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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    I have a long haired chihuahua named Bella and she is very shy. She is like a little shadow and always has to be in the same room as me or she isn't happy. When I am there she will...
    oyeabunstyle oyeabunstyle 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm always sad and down but no one notices and i don't know how to change that and be happy again
    whoreallyami whoreallyami 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Just looked at my "stories" they are so full of angst ... I am happier... Yes there's stress.. Yes stuff still hurts, makes me angry... But I'm ok. To all those in the pits of...
    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    In my 3rd week and so happy to see results.Eating better and feeling good.Chocolate is my worse enemy and gym is my new best friend lol
    Jalani00 Jalani00 22-25, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Hi I'm a 16 year old boy who longs to be a girl, I have felt this way for a long time now and looking back at how I acted shows me that I would fit in better as a girl. I have...
    maddie1136 maddie1136 16-17, T 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I'm happy but not as happy I used to be. The kind of happiness I used to have before is long gone and I think it's because of what has happened over the past few years. I've lost a...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    it all started with Marc, I fell madly for him, his beautiful eyes .. I don't I just found him adorable. It took years before I actually met him. He never actually left but we didn...
    1a2l3j 1a2l3j 46-50, F Apr 24

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    So drawing was my firsSo drawing was my first love.. I flunked in kindergarten yes you heard it right. Never been the class learner. I discovered a fashion magazine in junior...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 20

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    I don't know what to do anymore. I have a boyfriend who is younger and who just doesn't get how he's suppose to be in a relationship. Sometimes are great but when it comes to the...
    megz327 megz327 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 21

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    I am a female and not a feminist. *gasp* I know. It's strange, but I am not a feminist. I'm not against the concept at it's core, that people should be treated equally with respect...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Trying to be better, but still I'm doing it for other people, people I can't let go of. I f*****g hate myself for it
    Kay06 Kay06 18-21, T 10 hrs ago

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    i am confused and wanna become something before i get married but its hard due to the fact i dont know what my boyfriend wants and will he wait because other guys fancy me but i...
    Tahmina1997 Tahmina1997 18-21, F Apr 6

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