Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Can't Make You Happy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 90 People

    I Cant Make

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 18-21, F Dec 15, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I'm a very tolerant person and easy to compromise with, sometimes I read between the lines to pin point what they're actually saying. But sometimes I couldn't help but hate the...
    notimpossible notimpossible 16-17, F 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Complaining is the result of unhappy life. Sometimes things don't go your way. You can't escape that. But complaining is useless. Happy people know that. They are instead...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 51-55, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's 6 AM. I haven't slept a blink. My eyes hurt from all the crying I've done the past few hours. Silently, of course. I am tired. I feel horrible... so, why can't I just shut my...
    StayCsBS93 StayCsBS93 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I can't wait for the day when I can truthfully say "I am happy. Life is good. I'm smart, pretty, and talented. I'm happy with where I am right now, and I love myself and my life."
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Want to know something truly tragic? In my work I have a two close female friends I can trust 100% with anything I tell them, one of them I feel I cannot trust them with this, not...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Want to know something truly tragic? In my work I have a two close female friends I can trust 100% with anything I tell them, one of them I feel I cannot trust them with this, not...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 22 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    my dear beloved one's I battal depression. and i can't stand acting happy ..no its not a joke its the truth .sorry for that but iam not the same person anymore plz dont feel sorry...
    duffyjun duffyjun 26-30, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    He's so amazin an he makes me happy but idk how he feels an he kinda has a girlfriend an stuff so ya idk I'm so confused
    alihausmann alihausmann 16-17, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I can't stand seeing everyone so happy when I'm in so much pain 😔 Gosh!!! Why does this always seem to happen to me, everyone that I love is leaving me and I'm feeling more...
    sunshineh13 sunshineh13 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Another story, this one is about something that happened today that made my heart go all a-flutter and make me feel like I was in a Jane Austin novel... Yesterday I treated myself...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Another story, this one is about something that happened today that made my heart go all a-flutter and make me feel like I was in a Jane Austin novel... Yesterday I treated myself...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The statement alone says it all.....I can't take it any more...any part of my life.....I for the past seven years spent my life married to someone....our marriage is so toxic and...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    By doing this we can easily offer young players an opportunity that currently offers his or her actual qualities at the same time frame creating his or her emotional as well as...
    a253561005 a253561005 22-25, M 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't have a clue where to start this but I will say thank you to anyone who finds the time to read this. The thoughts and memories that are in my head make me think this will...
    Valtboy Valtboy 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am in love with my best guy friend who claims he is straight, I can't give up on my love for him, and I feel like if I get close enough, he will see he loves me too. All I can do...
    olone olone 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    blah, blah, blah, blah, blah....u are wasting your breathe trying to make me side with you. I'm not listening to your opinion! I'm thinking about eating a fried shrimp po boy! oh...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    What about when you discover yourself in a place of resistance, unable to shift your choices -Even Knowing that the course you're determined to chart Is Not Fulfilling Your Basic...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It would make my job very uncomfortable. There is a female that works in another section that is very fun to talk to and can make me smile with just a look. I like to think she is...
    amwantingit amwantingit 46-50, M Aug 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't understand way people try to get into everyone's mind? Why can't they mind there business and live there life by letting other's live theirs? Why do people waste there...
    Kstapleton1010 Kstapleton1010 31-35 Aug 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well actually that's not true I tend to express myself openly. I am very upset with my mother. She considers us stating the fact that we very much want to go to school us arguing...
    blahblahblahxoxo blahblahblahxoxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I can never say I've been truly happy...ever...I've known this since I was a kid...I've had happy times but I have never been happy for a week straight with no complaints.I use to...
    Gottawannaneedtotalk Gottawannaneedtotalk 22-25, F Aug 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    All I can do now is to wish I could say these words to you...I'd go hungry; I'd go black and blue,And I'd go crawling down the avenue.No, there's nothing that I wouldn't doTo make...
    EPNids EPNids 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Being able to afford it... This is really the number one reason a lot of people don't travel. But it's worth it if you can save up and make a few trips. Go with people you enjoy...
    INFJguytwin1 INFJguytwin1 22-25, M Aug 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    its true and sad, i wish things were different, i wish i could go back int time, realised what i had. im sorry for everything, im happy that your happy and have moved on, but just...
    kayleighholland kayleighholland 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This is not about me but this is my experience that does bother me. So my husband's business partner just broke up with his girlfriend. I used to go out with her sometimes but I...
    VogueChloe VogueChloe 26-30, F Aug 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Laughing at the guy on the PC magic commercial, his eyes are so close together 😜 truly my boy started the whole thing by all.of a sudden laughing so hard at the tb, I look up...
    livewire0410 livewire0410 36-40, F Aug 24

    Your Response

    Cancel