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I Am Trying to Become Happy Again

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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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    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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    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 22-25, M Aug 8, 2012

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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? Antidepressants are good, but do they really help. I don't like hiding behind paper smiles, Drawn by hand, in ink with...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 30, 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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    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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    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...
    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 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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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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'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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    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 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 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...
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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...
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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 4 days 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 5 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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    Since I was a little boy I didn't communicate with people. I was something like an introvert. Instead of improving my social life I started different activities like martial arts...
    ghos7 ghos7 22-25, M 6 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 Apr 9

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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 a week ago

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    I'm really happy and euphoric about life sometimes and other times my thoughts change and I feel really low. But overall, I'm doing much better now than in the past and I'm...
    cunninlc cunninlc 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Tomorrow is Easter and I want to send my crush a cute message wishing him a happy Easter and in the message I want to drop hints that I like him but not to much hints What should...
    vanessagreen18 vanessagreen18 13-15, F 2 hrs 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 13-15, 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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    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 a week 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 Apr 10

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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 5 days ago

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    I am ready to fall in love again .. I thought that I will never be .But here I am .happier, stronger and much more positive than ever .
    ludee94 ludee94 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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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...
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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...
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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

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