I Don't Need a Man to Make Me Happy

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    The Jar

    But I could sure use one to... ... open a jar of salsa for faerie... *bats eyelashes* I want a man who could make my happiness two-fold. Magnify. Expand. Heighten. Intensify. Enlarge. *spreads faeriearms wide* Okay... the last one sounded funny. x p Happiness is not completely...
    Sylphy Sylphy
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 3, 2012

    I Don't...

    ....but he helps me along the way. He makes a good cup of tea and just knows without me saying anything
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 26, 2008

    But Damn, It Would Add to the Fun

    I know that a new rule in my life that I started living by recently is that I don't need a man in my life to be happy. Actually - it always seems that when there is a man in my life I am unhappy.   My husband told me that I will never find...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Dec 11, 2008

    My Man

    He is wonderful. He makes me smile. He is nice, understanding, etc etc. Many girls, I know would die for a boyfriend like him. I wouldn't. I know we are in a relationship. It's a fulfilling relationship. BUT I am not infatuated by him. I like him. I care for him. I love him. BUT...
    TeeVee TeeVee
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2009

    No I Don't....

    I don't need a man to make me happy, however, having my man, in my life, does make me very happy. =)
    deleted deleted
    Jun 7, 2009

    When You Make You Happy Is When a Relationship Really Begins

    Thank you. I find so many people on this site with an attitude of i am miserable and can't live without the opposite sex. It is so refreshing to see someone say i make me happy. Way to be awesome!!   I get that it is a matter of where they are in life and that emotions are...
    hawlemnyair hawlemnyair
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2009

    LE Gasp!

    Yes, I've came to realize that I don't need a man to make me happy... WHO SAID THAT??? :-o Before meeting my true friends... and way before doing something about my depression... I use to cry every night, convinced that only a man could make me feel good and fix my life. I was...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 10, 2008

    Some Would Say, Yes, I Need a Man to Be Happy...

    Back in the day, my aunt would say she needed three men:  Ben Franklin, Tom Jefferson and Abe Lincoln. A few of each, every week.  Now, we can have "virtual" Franklins.  Personally, I'd like more, yet I do fine, thank you. Crap Questions and...
    mysticsovereign mysticsovereign
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2008

    I just realized how deeply in the hole I am

    financially and I think it's getting to the point where I'll be heating up bathwater in the stove. I may be taking showers at the gym instead of my home. I really wanted to call a guy friend that I know and ask for help. I know that he's not interested in me because we haven't...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    This Is Me ...

      Oh this is so great song by Mary, I can relate this to someone.... Hey guy, take me as I am or have nothing at all!! You go girl!
    sugarnspice4u sugarnspice4u
    41-45, F
    Oct 26, 2010


    I am already in love <3 I would hate to be one of those women who are needy but just the same I would hate to be one of those women who are completely independent and do not want help from anyone, especially a man. I am in love though, and for now I am happy saying that I...
    candyandy101 candyandy101
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2013

    Only Me

    I have a boyfriend. Love him so much but I don't always need or rely on him to make me happy. Only ME, MYSELF & I can make me happy!
    bellanish bellanish
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2011

    Inner Happiness

    I   my boyfriend very much. For the past several months we were apart though - he still needs to graduate, but I already did. It drove me nuts b/c he was busy and I wasn't used to not being attended to or seeing him max once a week or even less. My behavior and inner...
    misasja misasja
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2008

    I Only Need God

    I dnt need anyone to make  me happy but God!!!!
    sleepingangel sleepingangel
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2009

    It's True...

    I don't need a man to make me happy, I can get happy all by myself. *laughs* Jokes aside, I don't need a man and didn't have one for nearly six years. I want, covet and, desire the man I have now and yes...I choose to need him, because I want to.(edit: June '09: I'm single...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Dec 11, 2008

    Im pretty happy dating me,

    myself and I :3
    Kaiririri Kaiririri
    22-25, F
    Aug 25, 2015

    I don't need a man to make me happy,

     I need several of them. I think it's sad that we're trained to believe one person should be everything to us (friend, partner, lover, provider, etc.). That's a lot of pressure! It's also the reason half of marriages fail. No one can live up to the standard of being...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 24, 2015

    I Have Spent Most Of My Life Single

    I would not mind having a boyfriend, but I refuse to base my level of happiness on whether or not there is a guy in my life. I am not a woman who is sought-after-often by men. I am not particularly attractive and most men just aren't interested in me. And you know what? I'm...
    Athingwithfeathers Athingwithfeathers
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2012

    For Some Strange Reason..........

    .........I pretty much knew this all along. It's like no one had 2 really point this out 2 me. I 'm NOT bragging mind u I'm just saying...... Anywho, I realize this: I have 2 get my self straight first and that means being happy and content with ME; who I am, where...
    coconutzismyflava coconutzismyflava
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2008

    Oh - Come On Ladies - That's a Big, "Hell No@!"

    So many younger women I talk with and read their entries on here are completely devastated by having a man reject them, or not return their feelings.  I wish that everyone could understand, both men and women, that we do not need anyone to make us feel happy. We...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Dec 25, 2008

    Me Too!

    But he sure could make it very interesting and satisfying along the way!!!!
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2008

    Needs Vs. Wants

    I don't "need" a man in my life to make me happy. But I "want" a man in my life with whom I can share my happiness. There's a huge difference between the two!
    suckleme62 suckleme62
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Oct 2, 2012

    Always Had A Man In My Life

    I have always had a man in my life except the 4 months after I lost my husband. I met a widower then and we started dating but I was the one who made the plans instead of letting him do it! When we were together I would plan the next time we could be together. Finally, he asked...
    MystoryandIamsticking2it MystoryandIamsticking2it
    Apr 20, 2012

    My Mother

    My Mum seems to have bounced from man to man her whole life.  She managed to stay married to my father for 20years - though, I would suggest without myself and little sister, Tera - she wouldn't have lasted that long.  Not that father dearest is without his faults...
    auroraaustralis auroraaustralis
    4 Responses Jun 28, 2009

    No, But On The Contrary...

    I think I need a man to make me miserable. That is the only conclusion I can come to as to why I stay in my relationship. I have been in a dysfunctional relationship for so long, I don't know if I could handle anything else. Love and hate, pleasure and pain have become...
    LG76 LG76
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2012

    Only God.

     I don't need a man to make me happy, all I need is God. He is the true source to all my happiness, I've come to a point in my life where I have realized that no man can make you happy like the Lord can, not even myself.  I'm not saying a man can't bring a special joy...
    InsanelyMe08 InsanelyMe08
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Aug 22, 2009
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