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I Can't Make You Happy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 18-21, F Dec 15, 2007

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    im usually very depressed and even though i work on it as much as i can i still feel this emptiness i can never fill. it seems to never be enough. since i cant make myself fully...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

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    I want her,Or the idea there of…She has put the red death upon my mindHer vision has made me lose myself in the tracks of timeI am taking her;the hunter to his preyAnd as...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    She has done so much damage to me to the point where I can't even forgive her. She abuses me mentally, emotionally, and even sometimes physically. When my siblings do bad things...
    KayKay90210 KayKay90210 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    I'm realizing there are categories for things in this world: things you have, things you want to have, things you want to have but can't have, and things you don't care about...
    sallymahmood sallymahmood 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    The person is my professor. Who is married with children. Who is 18 years older than me. Before I sound like a terrible person, here is why I'm writing the post: I wish more than...
    letterpress13 letterpress13 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I really can't stop thinking about you no matter how hard I try I can't help it but it makes me smile when I think of you and happy my sis said to me what the hell are you smiling...
    susananngoga32 susananngoga32 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My sister's marriage is on the brink of divorce. She told me yesterday that she simply doesn't feel anything anymore for her husband. And I was so angry at her...I know it may...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    It seems a certain fear underlies everything. If I were to tell you something profound it would be useless, as every single thing I know is not timeless. I am particularly risk...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Thought this was interesting and I wanted to share my thoughts in a forum where I don't have to worry about what people think. I have been a cross dresser all my life. I often...
    silkydrawers silkydrawers 46-50 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I know she is hurting and I can't be there to stop it. I would give anything to hold her tight and say it will be alright. I'd wipe her tears or listen to her rant. If she were...
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    tonight, i just can't stop the tears, i wish there was an off button somewhere, to make them stop, been crying all night, now going to go get into bed, and prob cry some more...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Just Once... All my life, I don't think I have ever had anyone really proud of me, no matter what I have done, or what I have accomplished, I can't remember a time, where I...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    people hurt me with their words while i am trying to make them happy when they get upset
    zovian zovian 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am extremely happy people can't read my mind. When I see a guy I find attractive, the first thing I look at are his hands...and my mind wanders to naughty thoughts...then I gaze...
    abbydallas abbydallas 36-40, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been married for 4 years now. Those four years have been the best and at the same time the most frustrating 4 years of my life. My wife shares so much of herself and I am...
    Itsinside Itsinside 36-40, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I normally speak about my Asperger's or my learning difficulty's but instead I want to tell people the reason I can't spell and what it relates to. It's a processing disorder i...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    One moment I'm all good and seemingly content, seeing what it seems like revelations and vivid understanding but then this one comes around. The clouds and swirls of the F-ing fear...
    MienaMena MienaMena 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    idk what's wrong with me...... I can't sleep. I barely eat anymore and all I do is think most of the time I don't even understand what I'm thinking about all ik is that it hurts...
    cjayy19 cjayy19 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Been tossing and turning all night. I'm exhausted, but I can't sleep. I need an off switch for my brain. :( I'm not going to make it through this day.
    saram1985 saram1985 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Many years ago now I went to an event and met someone there who I felt was pretty interesting. He was a poet and artist so we exchanged info and have kept in touch sort of through...
    LaGentilleDame LaGentilleDame 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    As much as I want to, I just can't, and it hurts so bad. I know I'm the one who ended it, but you're the one that broke me. Perhaps we caused each other equal pain. But the thought...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am nineteen years old. I work on a huge American Media Corp. at their Europe HQ. I am the youngest employee worldwide. I live abroad, away from home. I am lucky. I am lonely...
    hannasp hannasp 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Sorry for my broken english So I've had a long-term relationship like 4 years.. i don't know if you could call it long-term but for me this is the longest relationship i've ever...
    Escc Escc 22-25, F a week ago

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    I'd love to be on all fours like a pig and just fed and fed and fed until my arms and legs give out and I can't move.
    Jessethebear Jessethebear 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Sure, I can make an Ep friend. But it's impossible for me to make life ones. No I can't try harder or follow some guide. I can't talk to people, I'm terrified at making small talk...
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 27

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    There was a woman who I was introduced to and we became very close friends fast. She would always make me feel special because she would always want me around; asking if we could...
    AngelOfGod1506 AngelOfGod1506 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 27

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