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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...
    dancin dancin 46-50, M Dec 11, 2008

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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...
    Shaylon Shaylon 26-30, F 2 Responses May 27, 2008

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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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    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...
    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...
    tpmotor tpmotor 36-40 May 10, 2009

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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...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 2, 2009

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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...
    babygirl87 babygirl87 19-21, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2007

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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...
    essuadelpozo essuadelpozo 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 12, 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...
    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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    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...
    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*. ...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2007

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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...
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 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...
    hmminteresting hmminteresting 31-35, F 1 Response May 4, 2010

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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...
    Kazushi Kazushi 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2007

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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...
    babygirl87 babygirl87 19-21, F Dec 15, 2007

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    I 'll Tell You My Opinion You call me goody two shoes? You say that I have people fooled by my being nice? I believe you implied sweet in your ranting and raving story. I am soooo...
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    Or like when they say they are going to do something and don't do it, or vice versa. My mother in law has this problem and it annoys the crap out of me. She's always complaining to...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F Mar 25

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    I'll stay as long as you want me to, but will you hold on too?
    WellisntThisjustPeachy WellisntThisjustPeachy 18-21, M Apr 1

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    Dear Mother. I have found it! Your kidlogger. Very creative to betray your 18 year old daughter. I must say, I always wanted to be able to trust you, I was so jealous everytime I...
    Littlegirl99 Littlegirl99 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I was about to send this to a girl, who I'm madly in love with, and who is also my best friend. But I couldn't bring myself to hit send... "I've known you for about 6 years now...
    Canonomousjay Canonomousjay 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I don't mean this in a negative sense... I mean that my friends at school are like family to me. For some reason, I'm far more comfortable talking to them about anything than I am...
    EponymousAnonymous EponymousAnonymous 13-15 1 Response Apr 7

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    I think a lot of people have this problem. Like it have friends that are forced to go to church. In my eyes that's abuse. No? You should be able to choose your religion. That is a...
    Janellesings Janellesings 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    How can my feelings still be intense when we haven't interacted in months. Do you still think of me? I can't imagine you feeling so much for me and now nothing. Is that true? Or...
    confusedmajorly confusedmajorly 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I can't forget you and it is killing me. Why did I have to meet someone so perfect but too late for it to matter? So instead I think of you constantly and wish for a different...
    Dimples99 Dimples99 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I am at the stage of my life where I am thinking about marriage. I am nervous about married life, but still very excited to begin this new chapter. I can't wait to build a...
    lifeisatest lifeisatest 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend and I are currently trying to work things out after he made out with someone else 3 weeks ago. We have been dating 2 1/2 years and live together. His is my best...
    mixedup2 mixedup2 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    The only man I've ever consistently depended on was my father and there were even a few instances when I couldn't depend on him. One of the biggest things I've ever learned was...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Apr 1

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    When life is going really good it will always suddenly turn around and go ****. i know there are other less fortunate people out there but i always wish i had a different life. My...
    vickaaay22 vickaaay22 13-15, F Mar 22

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    Everyday I feel alone, empty.. Hollow Inside, no emotions what so ever, but when I see her I get this smile on my face and I'm just happy to see her. Because she made me feel like...
    CannibalizeTheMerciful CannibalizeTheMerciful 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I can't take my life anymore... I've been through so much since I was a little girl and every time I try to be happy it gets screwed up. I lost the love of my life because he fell...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I have a problem. Noone is listening what I'm saying, noone respects me. I have no friends, I'm lonely just because I'm honest and I can't stand when somebody tricks me. Anyway...
    anonimus124 anonimus124 41-45, F Apr 8

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    "I hope they cannot see the limitless potential, living inside of me, to murder everything. I hope they cannot see; I am the great destroyer." - Trent Reznor (The Great Destroyer...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Coworkers. . . My job as much work as I do getting paid really **** for it has made me realize somethings. I've met some people that have become like family to me. Their opinions...
    TaurasiWade TaurasiWade 18-21, F Apr 6

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    It's this summer in Dallas and can't wait to play! Finally gonna start living my dream..
    Cokodel Cokodel 16-17, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Staring out the window this morning watching two squirrels chase each other around it occurs to me that I can't tell if this is a game or a battle to the death. Screw it I am going...
    JackisMe JackisMe 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

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    He pulls me in with his eyes and funny expressions. I can't help but laugh when he makes ridiculous jokes. When he utters my thoughts out loud, I feel the terror of admiring...
    Jesticles Jesticles 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    You just had to start digging didn't you? Are you happy with what you found out? Why? WHY couldn't you just leave it in the past and focus on how nice it was for those couple of...
    dramirezs23 dramirezs23 31-35, M Apr 6

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    I haven't cried in almost a decade. Over these seven or eight years I've lost dear friends, lost my mother and father, had my heart broken several times, been in many therapy...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 18 hrs ago

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    2 more months. I'm nervous about the responsibilities, but thankfully I know my parents will be by my side even as I venture out into the real world. I'm so tired of this sheltered...
    puberro puberro 70+, F 5 days ago

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    UNNATURALLY Inclined: When I was 7 years old, nature decided that my life should end. All of a sudden one day I got an excruciating sharp pain in my right side, and while rolling...
    iamdaviddotinfo iamdaviddotinfo 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    It is 6:30am right now in California and I haven't slept yet. What is bothering me? Everything...I feel like we can never be truly happy with ourselves...we always find things to...
    amyD99 amyD99 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I am 19 and my boyfriend broke up with me a month ago. We were together for a short seven months but they were perfect. We were both happy, until one day last month, he picked me...
    pnkellain pnkellain 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    If someone touches me, i hit them, i hit them until somebody pulls me off of them, i can't stand to be touched. I was abused from a young age, and it has made me crazy, sometimes i...
    ScarredSkin ScarredSkin 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Idk I just.........can't. It's not that idw to share but I just feel like I don't have a right to burden others w my silly problems of my own. Like they don't have problems of...
    ELSAhugsyou ELSAhugsyou 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I recently joined this community in hopes to get many things off my chest, and hopefully get some positivity from anyone who’s willing to listen. My name is Zach and I’m 19...
    Zach001 Zach001 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Blood is one bond we can not break. It's essential for health reasons or to understand the history of how you got here. Blood relation can also lend a sense of belonging in the...
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