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I Am Trying to Find Happiness

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    I have battled trying to find happiness my

    whole life it seems. Ive found it a lot, I just lose it a lot at times too. I hope one day soon I find the true answer to remain strong and happy
    rissrose rissrose 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 20

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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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    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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    Isn't everyone? I guess to answer this

    question, you have to know what you're definition of happiness is. For me, I'm not talking about watching a clip and getting a chuckle... I'm talking about the kind of happiness which makes you glow. That inner glow which allows people to know you're in a very good place. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 15

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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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    I read people's struggles,

    I can relate, I recall my darkest moments, so many years of existing one bad moment after the next. The worst for me was being told that I deserve to be treated badly in my relationships. It's was my fault for being too kind to my loved ones and letting them take me for granted...
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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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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    When negativity enter your headspace.

    Show it the door and tell it there's no vacancy. Never give negativity a home :-)
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Why is it so much more difficult

    than you expect? Why do the sad moments in your day swallow the happy moments? The happy moments never swallow the sad, it doesn't seem fair. I think what I have to do now is strive to be a positive person. Think positive, act positive, eat positive, surround myself with...
    harbingerofcake harbingerofcake 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 20

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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 2 Responses Jul 3

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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 Jul 1

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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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    Hey guys, im new here,

    and frankly, I feel so alone, I dont know who to trust or who to turn to to talk about my problems. Im hoping I can find people here that are like me, because right now, i have no one.
    hsoj15 hsoj15 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 21

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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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    Blazie69 Blazie69 18-21, F 12 Responses Jun 1

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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 Jul 1

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    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    The smile on my face doesn't mean my life is

    perfect. It means despite my challenges, i choose to focus on my blessings.
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Work in progress I guess fresh start completely

    new career path recently single too
    EdwardIX EdwardIX 22-25, M Jul 2

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    I'm in my mid-twenties.

    I'm trying to find my footing in this world (not sure what I want to study in grad school, find my passion, get a better job, etc.) while at the same time working on my issues. I grew up in a very dysfunctional household; father was emotionally and physically abusive toward my...
    willgethru willgethru 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 12

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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 Jul 1

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    Is Happiness That Elusive?

    Let me give this a try and see where it goes.  Life has been a bit of a downer for me lately.  Marriage on it's last legs.  Finances in a bad way due to an injury last November and no work since then.  I am a self employed artist so no worker's comp. ...
    dartist dartist 56-60, F 14 Responses Jun 13, 2008

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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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    Blazie69 Blazie69 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 1

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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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    love failure kills me alot.

    ..geeting depressed??????
    solambu solambu 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 21

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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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    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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    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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    Everything in my life is going according to the

    plan, however this plan is not bringing me much happiness. I thought that it would, but it's not. I like being in control of my career, friends, family, everything just has to be "exactly so". And now I am just thinking "so what".... it 's just that the things you expect to make...
    NarcissisticMe NarcissisticMe 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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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'm glad I stumbled on to this one

    and read the responses because I am going to try these suggestions and see if they are helpful
    GingerJensen34 GingerJensen34 31-35, F Jul 20

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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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    rascal555 rascal555 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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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 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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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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    now I know I can't rely on people

    as the source of happiness. all I need is to speak my mind, with manner of course, before its too late:)
    Gina1993 Gina1993 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    shortfry3 shortfry3 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    I really am trying to find happiness

    but it's probably not the way no one would agree with. Inside I feel more at peace. I feel kind hearted, genuine, free spirited and sometimes spoiled. But on the outside I feel completely insecure, unattractive, inadequate and ashamed. What i project on the outside makes me...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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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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    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 Jun 29

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    Does happiness even exist.

    I cant find this in my lifes' dictionary
    Lolitta2014 Lolitta2014 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I am trying to find happiness in my life.

    .. i am 20 years old and am constantly told my life will get better and have been told this sense i was five years old. *sigh* well so far it just doesnt look that way. The only good things to come my way end up being false hope blown up in my face. I look and try my best but...
    NaomiTheBunny NaomiTheBunny 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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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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    So to try and find happiness,

    I am making small changes. one I left behind someone that was destroying my life. Now months later after getting back into a semi stable place I am changing my drinking happens (harder to do when you high body temp. I may explain in a different place why). I am also going to try...
    fallenzero fallenzero 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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