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I Am Trying to Become Happy Again

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 323 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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"?

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    My family and I have made a decision. It's time for me to start being happy again and not wishing for the end. Being sober just isn't enough. Not for true peace. I'm going...
    Raindancej Raindancej 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Lack of Discernment in Modern Christianity part 2 Peter Ditzel Pastors who follow Paul's example try to empower their congregations by encouraging them to study the Bible and...
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    I have realised that when i notice jarring problems with others, trying to compensate to make them feel better only comes to shoot you back in the foot. In short, i've realised...
    Nilness Nilness 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I wish I could say yesterday went well with mindful eating, but I realized I mindlessly ate more of the day. That said, I did not overstuff myself until I starting baking. Since I...
    alm430 alm430 26-30, F Feb 11

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    I don't like that I shut down but I do. When I feel like I can't put things in perspective and in a context that feels right to me, then I have a tendency to shut down. It's not a...
    Nyx613 Nyx613 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 8

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    I haven't been on EP much lately but today I'll just write something down before I go to bed. The last 3 months have been hell for me. I did everything I can to get over my ex...
    TwingleLittleStar TwingleLittleStar 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    There are times like these where I'm just waiting for the storm to pass and I don't feel like trying. I don't want to do anything but cry. This emptiness in my heart is getting...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I used to be sweet, kind, fun loving, Friendly, and believe in being a gentleman. I loved trying new things and I wished so much to sharing new experiences with someone special...
    Micheael Micheael 26-30, M 6 Responses Feb 18

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    We all are trying in our own ways. For me it seems all I have been doing is trying to change and grow and improve. I am trying to not get stuck in the past. I am trying to...
    MKbookworm MKbookworm 13-15, F Feb 5

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    About two years ago, I was asked to describe myself and I realized that I didn't really know who I am. So, instead of finding qualities, I wrote a list of things that makes me...
    Jeanne506 Jeanne506 16-17, F Feb 17

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    Happy. What is happy. Happy is calm. Happy is peace. Happy for me is peace with myself. After so long of the feelings of unhappy I have to say I'm a happier person now. I've been...
    Hm3454 Hm3454 41-45, M Feb 20

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    I left the 9 - 5 behind cuz I'm destined to shine. not only will I be something great, I will be famous! everyone I wanted in my life when I was creating my dream, will never have...
    jarae jarae 26-30, M Feb 2

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    This is probably the best before and after picture that I could find of myself. Well, I tried. Haha. I feel uncomfortable when it comes to full body because I just don't like the...
    courtsley courtsley 18-21, F 35 Responses Feb 4

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    Pouring my heart out: a friend told me "life begins to make sense after you have become a mother"...well I'm trying to reason with myself why it hasn't happened at all...all around...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Yup, that's me. I'm on a road towards accepting events that occurred over the past year. Today, I truly feel like I can smile for real. Feels like God is smiling back at me. I...
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    I am normally not one to blog or post about things going on in my life, but this time I believe it will help in my efforts to finally get control of my health. Over a year ago, I...
    alm430 alm430 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I waited for someone else to bring me happiness and all he did was just break my heart, the relationship was so frustrating that I would get sick for no reason and also mad at...
    mas80 mas80 31-35, F Feb 9

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    Less than 12 hours before I got blocked by my friend 1lonelydaisy for not knowing the reason at all By far she is one among the few whos stories I love to read As far as I know I...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M Feb 19

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    I am starting over here at EP and in my life. I feel like this is a good time for a new beginning. It took a long time, but I finally think the answer for my health problems has...
    KittyInDisguise KittyInDisguise 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 10

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    I'm "that girl" Who's carefree and optimistic. With eyes that sparkle in glee At almost anything. Whose comfortable with silence And accepts goodbyes Like easy hellos And when the...
    MaraIsNotKawaii MaraIsNotKawaii 13-15, F Feb 11

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    The Arab golden age [which brought us algebra, Algorithms, Alchemy - chemistry in its infancy] came to an end because Imam al-ghazali deemed that the qur'an was the only book...
    chips24 chips24 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 14

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    Okay , here goes ..... 1. Coffee 2. My son's silliness 3. My husbands kindness and love 4. hugs from people I love 5.dark chocolate 6. Baking 7. Those quiet moments right...
    chernobylplayground chernobylplayground 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I do not think that my situation is special, though it sometimes feels that way. I am going through a divorce, the filing of the finalization papers is probably tomorrow - though...
    Imperator44 Imperator44 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Day 7 I am Content in my personal relationship with Happy Man... I am enjoying my children.. I have become more curious about expanding my Exercise options. My diet is becoming...
    warriormama warriormama 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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