I Don't Need a Man to Make Me Happy

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    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

    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

    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

    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
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 26, 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

    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

    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

    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
    66-70
    Apr 20, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    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
    22-25
    4 Responses Jun 28, 2009

    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

    I Only Need God

    I dnt need anyone to make  me happy but God!!!!
    sleepingangel sleepingangel
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2009

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Lies

    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

    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

    Im pretty happy dating me,

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

    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

    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

    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
    26-30
    Jun 7, 2009

    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

    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
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 10, 2008
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