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I Can't Make You Happy

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    Happiness Is Within

    Happiness comes from the inside, not the outside. The greatest mistake we make is to think that someone *out there* can make us happy *in here*.  We have to make ourselves happy.  The way to do that is to just be happy with who you are, to accept yourself, love...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2007

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    It's A Choice

    I can't make you happy, just like I can't depend on you or anyone else for my happiness.    Happiness is a choice. I can choose to do things that make me happy. I can choose to be involved with people who bring positive things to  my life. I choose where I go...
    hmminteresting hmminteresting 31-35, F 1 Response May 4, 2010

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    Happiness

    im sorry i never gave you that happiness i know im not your husband nor your boyfriend to give you that happiness but even friends share that happiness still now i think about how rude i treated you not only you but i have never given that happiness to anyone i want to change...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M Aug 11, 2012

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    Can't Please Everyone....

    I used to believe that if you were pleasant, honest, straight forward cordial....then there would be little or no problems with any action you did in life.  I have since found out that especially when we are in a relationship and allow someone in to our inner sanctum as well...
    Kazushi Kazushi 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2007

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    Do I Not Mean Enough....

    My boyfriend is out of town for close to 2 weeks. (it is emotionally draining for me). I am starting to get used to him being gone for work but when he is just gone at home i feel a little different. its like he is so unhappy with me that he cant wait to get away. He never calls...
    babygirl87 babygirl87 19-21, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2007

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    I Don't Think So

    So why the **** didn't you say so, why the hell did you (and are still) use me?
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2009

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    We Can't Make Other People Happy

    I cannot make you happy... but I can help create the conditions that will make happiness in you begin to manifest. I can help prepare the soil for the seed of happiness to begin grow inside you. I can help bring about the conditions that would awaken that seed. I cannot...
    dancin dancin 46-50, M Dec 11, 2008

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    I Try

    I try so hard to just make him happy, all I want is for it to seem like im amazing. I feel like I am making this all a fairytale just to make him happy. When he messes up, "its okay". I dont want him to be unhappy. But I dont know if it is worth all that I find myself...
    babygirl87 babygirl87 19-21, F Dec 15, 2007

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    Don't Seem to Care Anymore

    I have been struggling with some pretty major issues concerning myself lately.  What a surprise.  One of the issues is that I can't make people enjoy themselves or me.  Intellectually I always know this.  It is that whole emotional over taking that I can't...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 2, 2009

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    We Can't Make Other People Happy

    I cannot make you happy... but I can help create the conditions that will make happiness in you begin to manifest. I can help prepare the soil for the seed of happiness to begin grow inside you. I can help bring about the conditions that would awaken that seed. I cannot...
    dancin dancin 46-50, M Dec 11, 2008

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    I'm Sorry.

    i can only do so much. you need to find the happiness inside yourself first. once you accomplish this, even if it's just a little bit, i'd be more then willing to share my love with you. to help your happiness grow. but i cant do it by myself. i cant keep fighting your battle...
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 2009

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    You Are Certainly Off to a Good Start!

    Judging from the photo I would say King of Spades is not entirely correct in that happiness comes from the inside unless your the woman I suppose that makes sense.
    Shaylon Shaylon 26-30, F 2 Responses May 27, 2008

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    Damned If You Do and Damned If You Don't

    That has always been my life story.  Especially the last three years of my life where my marriage has been concerned.  When I first married my husband, I tried to make him happy and nothing I did was ever good enough.  He was that way with my 7 year old son as...
    grandlakeprincess62 grandlakeprincess62 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 2, 2009

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    I Can't Make You Happy

    I have been married for almost 3 years now.  My wife tells me all the time that she can't make me happy until she makes herself happy.  I think this is total BS.  We only make love about every 1-2 months and I can tell she is only doing it to satisfy me. ...
    tpmotor tpmotor 36-40 May 10, 2009

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    I Cant Make

    My mother  My Grandmother My self  Happy. 
    Deletedaccount Deletedaccount 18-21, F May 10, 2009

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    Too Long

     i've known you for a little over 2 years, over the past year i spent almost every day with you. and i started to fall for you early on. but you were sprung over this other guy at the time, and i was far from your usual type. as you guys got together i said nothing, he...
    essuadelpozo essuadelpozo 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 12, 2009

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    For 8 years of my life I had this thing where if I knew 1 person hated me I would freak out and I wouldn't be able to sleep at night I would have little mental break downs but as I...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    This helps me so I just wanted to share it with everybody.. :) 10 ways to be a happier person 1. Think 5 positive things everyday when you wake up (might as well start everyday...
    oliviamarie5524 oliviamarie5524 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I'm starting high school next year and I have literally no friends in my entire grade. Last year all of my friends became popular, EVERY SINGLE ONE. How does tht even happen...
    juliakats3 juliakats3 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    If one refuse to listen and won't take advice what is the point of me trying to help? If you won't help yourself and don't change your life for the better then you can't get help...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jul 9

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    The more I try the harder it is, and I know I shouldn't even think of you cuz of my situation but you linger there, just like the rebel you are.
    annieannana annieannana 18-21, F Jun 30

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    I have been bad at making friends since 3rd grade and I'm embarrassed of myself for it.
    Scax Scax 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    The things that go through my mind ....why am I here?...is this where I am supposed to be?....why is this woman so damn annoying?.....if you were here with me right now I'd ravage...
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    if I had no music I'd most likely end up Killing my self when I am 100% done I either turn the music so loud u can hear it all the way down the block or put them so loud I can't...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've lost me. I love to make you happy. I dance on ice, the ice is melting.
    icehopper icehopper 31-35, F Jun 28

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    Hello! I have definitely found this out! You know a family is suppose to be a special thing. These are suppose to be people who come on this earth naturally equipped to be...
    glassfire100 glassfire100 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My Irish Love I spy on you when you sleep The truth I can’t deny You’re beautiful even when you slumber Always catching my eye Those lovely green eyes Now peacefully closed...
    darkreality68 darkreality68 41-45, M Jun 26

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    I don't understand why destiny allowed some people to meet, when there's no way for them to be together...i can't bear the thought of forgetting you and live my life without you...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F 9 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Last night he told me he loved me... We've been getting closer over the past six months.... He makes me happy, and I know I make him happy, I can see it in his eyes and face when I...
    jbar291 jbar291 18-21, M Jul 2

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    Once again I'm back and sadly about the same topic as before, my brother. Sadly he continues to not accept any responsibility for his actions. He and his spouse have ruined a few...
    DannyBoy1972 DannyBoy1972 36-40 Jul 9

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    It makes me happy to know that my words can change the emotions of a person completely ^^
    sindrolin sindrolin 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Sometimes in our life we’ll feel broken inside as if it will never end. But as days pass we’ll meet some people who will make us feel worthy of having a second chance...
    LAithought LAithought 22-25, F Jul 16

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    Can't stop thinking about him and how much he has hurt me. I wasn't in love with him until recently. We had a fling during Summer then he had to move to a different state then he...
    Vickyovox Vickyovox 18-21, F 47 mins ago

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    I began dating my wife in October 2012 and met my in-laws in November of that year. My father in law is a celebrity in Mexico and Internationally. The family of my wife while we...
    Poitiers5 Poitiers5 22-25, M Jun 25

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    Truth I want to make you smile One that will always last I like to see you happy And those beautiful eyes as you laugh I desire that you know How you make me feel Because you...
    darkreality68 darkreality68 41-45, M Jun 26

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    A little back story here as an infant my parents didn't want me and they basically gave me to my grand parents with the notion drugs are more important than my kids. So my...
    TheSameOne TheSameOne 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    1:12 am and I still can't fall a sleep -_-
    ItsKimmy ItsKimmy 13-15, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Most of my friends think that I'm over him I'm really not I just say I am so they don't bother me about it. He's dating this girl now it's been two days I think I hate hearing...
    mikaylahoguexo mikaylahoguexo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I had to follow their “Advise,” because my wife would not do anything that would contradict their wishes. a) Living on a budget, I attempted to teach my wife how to manage the...
    Poitiers5 Poitiers5 22-25, M Jun 25

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    I don't know how I feel about him. When I'm talking with him or sitting right beside him, his attention goes straight to me. Even if we don't talk, it's like I know he doesn't mind...
    HarmonyEvers HarmonyEvers 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I just can't, if anybody would be willing to talk that would make me happy
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F Jun 29

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    It doesn't bother me so much that I've broken my own rules of made adjustments. It's not like I regret it, and these weren't permanent rules or rules that necessarily changed me to...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jul 8

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    Words can't express how much I love him and how happy he makes me :D I love him so much!
    WildFlowerChild19 WildFlowerChild19 18-21, F Jul 10

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    Semi-Charmed Life- Third Eye Blind :D I can't listen to it without smiling and singing along
    blueeyes46 blueeyes46 13-15, F Jun 29

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    I love this site! I knew in theory that there were people with my problem, but had never met any of them. Like others here, I don't know what is wrong with me. I do my best, but...
    chazman48 chazman48 46-50, M Jul 12

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    It sucked, yeah. Wasn't what we thought it would be. Wasn't enough time. It wasn't much, I'll admit. But it was something :) We met and it was great. Not perfect, but still so...
    seasalticecream seasalticecream 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    i feel like loosing my grip. i am a trans . i hate my life.. being alone .no one to understand you. everyday i woke up with a wish to find a friend who understands me. thought of...
    leftaalone leftaalone 22-25 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I am so friggin unhappy I don't even know where to start. A bit over 2 years ago I moved to another country, away from my friends and family, to be with my husband. I was so happy...
    Ela23 Ela23 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Okay, so here's the story. I really like this girl I met online. She's super sweet and fun and happy and the best person ever. I really like her in a romantic way, but she'll never...
    derpicornsunite derpicornsunite 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago