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I Can't Make You Happy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I Cant Make

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My life is a blessing and a curse. I am most happy when I am loving others. There's nothing that makes me happier than putting a smile on someone's face or letting someone know how...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F Oct 8

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    I love you my ****. I dont want to say your name, as I want to protect you still even though you have abandoned me. Just let me know you are happy and I will be ok to know that...
    dreamingdarkness dreamingdarkness 26-30, M Sep 28

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    It seems that I can't make it up about anything these days, even writing a letter, I'll think a sentence sounds great, then read it back, yep it's fine, then read it again hours...
    alittlebitnaughty alittlebitnaughty 46-50, M Oct 6

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    Like is a very strong word. It could lead to Love or Lust. Love and Lust are strong emotions that are very distinct from each other. Now i know perfectly well where the...
    Listening2us Listening2us 26-30, F Sep 30

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    then why should I make sacrifices for you? That's not how a relationship works.
    Starkillera Starkillera 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    Some years back, when cars still had 2 keys and you could still steal a car by disassembling the steering column and jabbing a screw driver in it, my mother walked out to our car...
    Songbird35 Songbird35 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    I really wish I could do more. I wish I could even just say something that could help. I don't always (or often) know what, though, so I just listen.
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 5 days ago

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    I started over at a new college because I messed up my GPA in my other school. I thought the new start would also mean new friends, but nothing changed. I'm a commuter; I leave...
    ttommyggee ttommyggee 18-21, M 16 hrs ago

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    Seriously whenever someone says a joke people will laugh but I will crack up laughing and strt to cry haha lol ow well I'm crazy what ev lol
    baconismycat baconismycat 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    It happened 2-3 times today!!
    rosa13bella rosa13bella 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    If I do... I'd have to.. ya know.. kill ya. *gangsta voice* hehe
    writerchic writerchic 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I can't do it anymore. I wanted to be strong. I don't want to guilt him. I didn't guilt him last time. He came back on his own. I only left him two messages, neither pressuring nor...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 3

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    You can lead a horse to water but can't make it drink.. You can lead some1 2 knowledge but can't make them learn etc.. etc...
    Rapunzel3 Rapunzel3 46-50, F Oct 10

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    Some people say you can choose your friends but you can't choose your family.I have to disagree sharing blood or the last name with someone will not have me treat them as family...
    DizzyGreenEyes DizzyGreenEyes 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    hahaha can't make it! @sun hi park! di ko pala kaya na di ko to buksan! so im baaaaaccckkkkk! ^________^ #somereasontosmile
    ElizabethSwannTurner ElizabethSwannTurner 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    We ourselves are our hardest critics. I can judge, but only what I perceive.. I can't read your thoughts, feel your feelings or experience what you have experienced. Who am I to...
    LoveEqualsPain LoveEqualsPain 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Tomorrow October 21st I will be 47 year old. When I look back on the life I've wasted and the unforgivable things I did in the past it pushes me to make a fourth attempt at ending...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife 46-50, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    It came to my attention a year or so back that I often define my interactions and relationships with others by the level of happiness I'm able to bring to them. This, I realised...
    crescendo282 crescendo282 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 29

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    Come from a family of idiots who are currently trying to destroy each other, and am caught in the crossroads. The guy who stayed with me through it all cheated and left, and then...
    roza96 roza96 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I recently met this guy who found me 'nice'. He has bought me coffee and what not and he's a nice guy. He makes me feel happy and I smile when I think of him. He's an older guy but...
    LionPrincess03 LionPrincess03 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    Since I feel like nothing ever makes me happy, I'm going to try to list things that are positives. 1. Pizza 2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3. Legend of Korra 4. Avatar: The Last...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    1. Parties 2. Holidays 3. Fairgrounds 4. My family 6. Presents 7. My friends 8. Ice cream 9. Eating out 10. Hugs 11. My phone 12. Dancing 13. Bumping in to old friends in...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    He makes me happy, my heart beat fast, and hard, butterflies in tummy, he makes me feel. I havent felt alive in a while. He makes everything just that much better. Doesnt matter if...
    mimi2226 mimi2226 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I don't know what it is. It's been 2 years and so since we broke up, I've moved onto another guy and I thought I was over you. You were really the first person that I ever fell...
    ttommyggee ttommyggee 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    Having someone to talk to when I can't sleep is the best feeling ever. I love it because the person you are talking to is clearly getting tired as the night progresses and yet they...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I can't sleep tonight, my mind and body won't let me. I have work tomorrow and I would love to fall asleep soon, so that I'm not a zombie tomorrow!
    Lostneedsfound Lostneedsfound 22-25, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    There is too much happening in my life right now. I think that's why I can't sleep. I went to bed last night and tossed and turned for a few hours and then fell asleep, but woke up...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I don't know why I can't sleep. Any tips for getting sleep early. Other than drugs or alcohol please.
    blinkingstarblinking blinkingstarblinking 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    just thinking about this puts so much anger back into my soul.... you're going to think I'm the biggest idiot after reading this,but here goes.... I was fifteen years old. He was...
    jaycer jaycer 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    So I saw the man I adore today and he started walking in pace with me and my instinct was to get as far away from him as I could so I just walked away. Is it bad that when I am...
    colourofmoonlight colourofmoonlight 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 23

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    Ooppppsss! I did it again! I can't really be trusted with my own rules. Just hoping its worth it.
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    There are days when I only think about food and what I'm going to eat next... I love it on one hand, because it makes me happy, but I'm worried about it on the other hand because I...
    dr3513 dr3513 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 8