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I Am Trying to Find Happiness

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    This wonderful person came into my life making

    it the happiest it has ever been. I have never felt so much happiness before. It felt so real and special. But then something tragic happened causing everything to just crumble around me. I felt emptier and quieter inside. I would have to fake a smile and pretend I'm alright...
    AndyL567 AndyL567 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    Happiness Always Ends With Sadness

    i am a simple guy who have simple dreams ..only think missing in my life is love..yeah u would say u will find one when the time come but i fall in love with wrong people who wlways hurt me and broke me apart.... i was quite happy 2 days back.. but my life dont like me too...
    hasank hasank 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    Does anybody ever feel like they were meant

    for something more? Something greater? Like, where they are currently isn't where they're supposed to be. Not just where they are personally, professionally, romantically or anything like that. But as though you weren't meant for greater things, meant to do something great, to...
    raf408 raf408 31-35, M 8 Responses May 26

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    Work in progress I guess fresh start completely

    new career path recently single too
    EdwardIX EdwardIX 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Recently (well, 2 months ago) my ex left me

    for some unknown reason. At first I was extremely cheesed off (trying to keep this for all ages :P ), she wouldn't tell me why, wouldn't listen to anything I or anyone else said to her. All my efforts were for nothing. I lost my temper a bit (not physically, don't worry), But...
    JonnySlackMallon JonnySlackMallon 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 21

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    yae trying to catch happiness

    but I think that, antonym to happiness saw me more attractive
    Dipesham Dipesham 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    my pain runs too deep.

    ..its constant same depressive feelings...i always have this thought i need to run away start fresh leave everything and everyone..i dont know if i could do it...even if i did id be setting up to fail miserably...im on a verge of breakdown im on a verge quitting my job i cant...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 8

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    And I'm trying, which is actually going good.

    I'm trying to think as positive as I can and think as less as I can about negative things. It's been helping me cause I see that I barely feel depressed anymore and that I'm feeling good like almost all the time. Which I'm happy about cause I want to get rid of my depression...
    IrwinsScars IrwinsScars 16-17, F 1 Response May 23

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    I dont remember the last time I was truly happy.

    I always have a smile on my face but 99.9% of the time it is a fake smile.
    cheybear96 cheybear96 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    Why is everyone around me always happy?

    But I'm never happy. That's so unfair. And I can't say I'm sad because Then No one want to talk to me. WHO Wants to talk to a person there is sad ? :'(
    2greeneyess 2greeneyess 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    What Is The Happiness??

    Im just and ordinary people, i come from the poor family, i know there is no reason why i was born at this family,,, cause there is a God will.. but why its me??? i try to found the answer for long time, until i meet someone, he is become from the rich family,, and i try to ask...
    kudaws kudaws 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    I think happiness is what makes you pretty.

    Period. Happy people are beautiful. When we fulfill our function, which is to truly love ourselves and share love with others, then true happiness sets in. Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. Maybe the truth is, there's a little bit of loser inside all...
    PosterGirl PosterGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    because i never been happy of my self i always

    cried because I don't look the same like others
    emimorales emimorales 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 20

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    i think i have to find my own happiness

    but nobody want to be part of it
    Gina1993 Gina1993 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    What do you do when your happiness is taken

    away? I don't think I can ever trust another guy. I see all these couples just happy and then here I am. I just moved to a new town, and I haven't made much friends. I just don't know what's wrong with me. I use too have a lot of friends, but I lost most of them; and the very...
    justhatgurl justhatgurl 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    I wake up somedays thinking: what are you here

    for? I spend the whole day thinking about it. Usually driving around, sunglasses on, New England trees, with music blaring, just.......contemplating, I guess....And the only answer I can come up with is: I just want to find the perfect girl. I know I'm smart enough to find a...
    JimmyEH JimmyEH 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 10

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    bleedingouttheeyes bleedingouttheeyes 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 11

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    I never had many friends.

    Just a bunch of them, good i don't say. Each one has one unique definition of happiness. And everyone has to make some 'plans' to meet or to have fun. But recently, i started realising, should we really make plans to be happy, to have fun?
    Invisibleiam Invisibleiam 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 8

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    I am trying to figure it all out.

    I have been married over 10 years to a great man. Sex is good. I fantasize about women. I kissed another man in a moment of weakness. I have no idea what would make me happy in life.
    Sellerbee616 Sellerbee616 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    prashuk1996 prashuk1996 18-21, M Jun 19

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    To Be Happy Is My Dream....

    Till now i was never been happy in my life because of my sensitive character. i never depend on external happiness... i want to be happy from internal, i just dont want a artificial smile on my face, i want a smile which comes from my heart.... am struggling to find my internal...
    vachya vachya 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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    Normally when I am sad I like making music,

    drawing or writing. I never really mind being sad because i draw lots of inspiration from it. I was blessed to start my own company where I could make a living from my hobbies. I started this with a friend/classmate which had the same creative thinking as I have and it felt...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Try to ask yourself what is really important

    and then have the courage to build your life around your answer.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 6 Responses Feb 16

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    She has never felt so far away

    and I have never felt more alone, than tonight. I wish that I could find hope in something else, but I never have been able to. The loneliness is a weight that I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy. I know there are others who have struggled parallel to this and even further...
    InsaneDane InsaneDane 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Emotionally.Sexually.

    On EP. For my break time..
    arforest arforest 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    Gina1993 Gina1993 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 7

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    happiness is long gone

    for me...im a miserable depressed Person..i cant remember the last time i was happy..i feel empty and sadness all the time i feel stress i feel unhappy i feel worry i feel unlucky i feel nothing good in me i feel hopeless i feel unworthy i feel disconnected i feel miserable i...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M 6 Responses Jun 8

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    I'm 26with two kids trying to find happiness

    other then my kids..Idk I guess looking for my soulmate.. but its hard to find someone that doesn't mind me having 2 kids..my friends tell me there's a guy out there for u while there hugged up on there man..and I'm thinking thanks and still feeling like the odd man out -_-
    swann89 swann89 26-30, F 10 Responses Apr 13

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    My parents tell me I'm ugly

    because I'm fat. They say I won't ever get married because of that. Marriage is a big deal in my community and society, and I'm a disgrace to them. I have always loved myself despite the way I look; I have loved myself despite the mistakes I've made; I have loved myself despite...
    RH17 RH17 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    Far from perfect... Sometimes I wonder

    if that isn't part of the problem. Not sure how to go on surrounded by so much darkness. This world is filled with so much hardship, so much pain and suffering. What makes me better than them? Why am I spared? Not that my own life has been without its own fair share of darkness...
    Calsi704 Calsi704 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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      I am a twenty one year old university

    student and I really want to experience what it feels like for someone to love and care for me. This might sound a little bit weird but the fact is that I have never really known what it feels like to be loved by someone in an kind of way. Family or romantic love. The fact is...
    Trust1993 Trust1993 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    RESIST THE TEMPTATION OF TAKING ACTION OR

    MAKING A DECISION WHILST ANGRY... BECAUSE MOST OFTEN THAN NOT, THE ACTION/DECISION WOULD NOT ONLY BE WRONG, YOU ALSO MIGHT NEVER GET THE SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT.
    HananAquarius HananAquarius 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2014

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    I once used EP because I was hurt.

    I vented here. wrote it all out here, felt it worked. Felt that all the pain and hurt that I had carried inside for years, was gone. And it was. Maybe a few pieces i hung onto, that never surfaced enough to make it to the EP walls, came out in other ways. Now, a few years later...
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    my parents say I am too young to know

    if I am lesbian or bi or straight. maybe. idk what I am. but I saw a lesbian couple at my school dancing slowly with each other eyes closed blissful smiles on their faces. that's what I want. ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 9

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    i never thought to see the day i lose care

    for music all together...For about a good 5 years i slowly started to lose interest in music all together all genres...Music used to make me get goosebumps in words and feel the words..slowly each year i cared less for music..songs come on and i cant be bothered listening to it...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M Jun 8

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    I wish I could find happiness.

    I'm lonely, depressed, I have terrible esteem, nothing really makes me happy things just make me forget how miserable I am. What scares me most is the idea that I might feel this way forever, if there was definitive proof of this, I'd probably end my life.
    largeincharge largeincharge 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    Hello guys. Since childhood,

    I have been a person that is easy to be made fun off. I have always been that isolated kid sitting on the last bench without really talking to anyone. I have always been good in academics. I scored cgpa 9.8 in class 10 and 82 % in class 12. Every now and then, I had a couple of...
    akhilnsec akhilnsec 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 17

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    I have lived the most part of my life waiting

    for happiness to ...find me. But as you can guess, it didn't find me. In fact, it didn't even bother to look for me...lol For some years now, I have decided to make a change in my life. Got back in college to finish my degree, worked hard to reconcile with my wife, bought a...
    andy7rs andy7rs 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    rascal555 rascal555 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I dont know wat i did

    for my parents to get so mad at me... This is the reason why i prefer to stay with my friends for long time... I'm 22 dnt i hav the right to go whrre ever i want? Marry whom i choose? Why am i allowing them to control my life? I'm respecting their effort to raise me with all the...
    mukhi93 mukhi93 18-21, F Jun 12

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    Seems like when I do something hits me like a

    bullet then its back to back. First the one real family I trusted I has to cut off. And She tried attempting suicide. Then being treated so bad in a relationship and trying to stay only to find out I was just something to amuse him while he talked to other girls. And now my...
    KiraRawr KiraRawr 16-17, F Jun 14

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    I am trying to kill the cynicism inside me,

    here are my attempts. 1. It upsets me knowing that many successes are due to robbed ideas. 2. I wish my mother had a higher IQ, so I could relate to her better. 3. It is not worth considering every outcome of an event, if the event is over before you have the chance to consider...
    YouAreNotWhoYouSayYouAre YouAreNotWhoYouSayYouAre 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    Even If I Never Will

    Things crumble to dust in front of my eyes, and I no longer care. My marriage which has pretty much been over for more than a year is in the end stages. All that is left is to see to my wife's health and my daughter's best interests.My wife has been suicadal and abusive. Lashing...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    Moving On From Personal Traumas

    my husband and i have had a very hard time the past couple years...physical injury, fire, surgery, death, all happened within a few months...it has been two years today since his sister passed away while visiting us in our home. She went to sleep on our couch, and did not wake up...
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll 46-50, F 31 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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    i ********** and take baths.

    that always makes me happy. 💙
    dammitjanit dammitjanit 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    When someone walks out of your life,

    let them. They are just making more room for someone better to walk in!
    mssst mssst 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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