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I Am Trying to Become Happy Again

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 327 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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'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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 3 Responses May 3

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    All I have always wanted is to be happy again like I used to be.I am so broken hearted,I am tired of crying,feeling hopeless.And I know the one who can make myself better is myself...
    des3low des3low 31-35, F 4 Responses May 8

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    Yesterday my beloved, cherished kitty who I got to replace my last kitty that died less than a year ago was killed under the garage door. That kitty was one of the few things I had...
    cherrypie54552 cherrypie54552 18-21, F May 14

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    I dont think my relationship with my boyfriend would still work. I dont know. I just want to be alone. To be completely happy by myself. And FOR myself. I want to feel that I can...
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F May 8

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    Trying to find the good in every situation
    coraimaal coraimaal 18-21, F May 2

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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 May 3

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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 May 2

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    I wish I can shake this feeling...I miss my ex so much some days. I wish I didn't feel this way. I miss being happy. I don't want to get back with him...I just miss him. I am sick...
    carabella01 carabella01 36-40, F May 11

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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 May 2

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    I need to start over. A new identity, a new me, and a new place to live. My suffering is just too much I cannot take it anymore.
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I don't know how to smile anymore...
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M 4 Responses May 3

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    I deserve better. I am always too nice and it never works out for me in the end. I have a hard time sharing my feelings and when I finally do it's always a joke. I just want...
    ComeClarity33 ComeClarity33 22-25, F 2 Responses May 5

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    my whole life I have been helping others become happy at the cost of my own happiness. now I can't find someone to be happy with because all they do is just take advantage of me. I...
    daxter2300 daxter2300 18-21, M 6 days ago

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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 Apr 27

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    I had my serious boyfriend when i was really young. We broke up when i just went to college and he didn't. So we kind of got separated and he cheated on me with another girl. I was...
    poorchild257 poorchild257 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I am happy.. I am happy that I am a woman!
    lovehappinessmusic lovehappinessmusic 22-25, F 1 Response 14 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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    Today my professor called me n this other girl after our last lecture to tell us that we should start working in our master essay as soon as possible n to call him after we finish...
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F 4 Responses May 11

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    I NEED HELP/ADVICE FROM AN EXPERIENCED STONER. I'm a 20 year old girl. I started smoking marijuana at the age of 16. Back then, only like 1-2 times a month. When I was 18 I...
    EmiliaStad EmiliaStad 18-21, F May 7

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    Out...proud and happy thats me. And why should I not be? Being gay is not a disease or a life style choice...you are born that. Way. Been with my husband nearly 29 years living...
    thegaychef thegaychef 56-60, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I honestly do. Happiness is just a set up. It doesn't last long before someone or something goes and ruins it. I literally can't be happy more than a day before something screws it...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    and I wont sit down on that chair, I wont pick up that bottle. I wont become the monster that I once was. I wont let the judgemental, condemning, self destructive, angry, abusive...
    squeezenbiteme squeezenbiteme 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago