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I Have Never Been Truly Happy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 127 People

    What Is Being Happy

    I am  twin and a middle child. Ever since I was little I had to share or fight for someones attention. I had good grades but never once did I get told great job because my other sisters were having a bad time in school so my mom focused on them. Dad favored my older sister...
    wolveslilb wolveslilb 31-35, F 7 Responses May 17, 2007

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    All Time Negative...

    I can't remember when I began to be "not" happy since childhood. Life to me is full of routine, you go to school in a routine. you go to university in a routine. you go to get a job in a routine. Yes, people say why not make a change. The fact is you have your family to look...
    pleaseabcd pleaseabcd 31-35, M Jun 14, 2013

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    I just feel a strong resentment towards my

    mother. I know it isn't right but for my whole life she's done nothing but being me down. What do I do? I tried to tell her how I feel and she's been ignoring me for a month now, almost as if to say it's MY FAULT that she bullies me
    Kimerlykaren Kimerlykaren 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    For as long I can remember ,

    I have never been "truly happy" . None of my family has really . We can be satisfied . But not happy . My problem is that I can't forgive myself for the past , I don't have many friends , I'm not happy with the school I been going to , and I been dealing with depression from my...
    angelmommy16 angelmommy16 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2014

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    Cynically Me

    I honestly can't remember last time I was really happy. The feeling of pure, true happiness is just a vague image in my mind. Maybe it doesn't really exist. Maybe I make myself so unhappy because I think I am incapable of feeling happiness. I truly believe most of the happy...
    livingalieforsolong livingalieforsolong 31-35 1 Response Sep 11, 2013

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    Not Really,

    I have temp moments of slight satisfaction..but to think about a truely HAPPY moment in my life..it's hard to do!
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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    My mother says I was an unhappy baby,

    always screaming my head off for no reason, always red faced and ugly. Everyone says they tried their best to make me happy and excited, but I was still a crier, well into later childhood. I was always moody and temperamental and found joy in little to nothing. They said...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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    Its Been To Long

    I cant remember a time when I was truly happy, the closest times are when I read or when I'm with my best friend but when he leaves or I put down the book I feel even worse.
    WingedWatcher13 WingedWatcher13 18-21, M Jul 14, 2013

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    A White Male In His Early 20s Who Has Never Been Truly Happy

    Born 1 month early The middle child, between two sisters Grew up out in the country, isolated from other people a father and mother who were druggies, neglected their childrens needs, lacked emotional connection, caught up in their own situation. Witnessed drug use, physical and...
    jmfinn jmfinn 22-25 5 Responses Dec 3, 2010

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    that is...until I found this site.

    ..I've met a lot of truly sincere, funny, and kind people here. and I guess I just want to say thanks to those people and let you know that all of you have inspired me to get help for my cutting problem and to keep fighting no matter how badly I wanted to quit. I have to say that...
    Inara24 Inara24 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I Never Did Until...

    i found my best friend on here sweety you know how much i love you my sisiter
    wotaloser wotaloser 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 31, 2011

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    Ever Been Happy?

    I've been thinking lately that I can't ever recall REALLY being happy. I had brief moments, very short when I had a good time. But I can't really say when I've BEEN happy. I have two kids and I thought I was happy when they were born, and even now and then they make me smile. The...
    Swian Swian 41-45 2 Responses Jul 15, 2010

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    I have to say that the reason

    for me not being happy is because of my weight. I am a 20 year old overweight female and I haven't experienced the emotion of being happy. I don't know how it feels like to be happy. I don't know how I can achieve being happy. It's hard for me being this way and not knowing how...
    beyondthebluesea beyondthebluesea 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2014

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    this thought often creeps up on me; quietly

    and uninvited throughout the day. i have no recollection of a period of time where i have felt truly happy, uninhibited, free...not even as a child. i thought being a mother would give me some sort of purpose, a freedom from this neurosis, a direction. however, i feel more lost...
    mariegander mariegander 26-30, F Jan 6

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    No Such Thing

    Before you guys think there is something wrong with you, I have this theory about how I dont think anyone is TRULY HAPPY. Happiness comes in small doses, your child's smile, a chocolate chip cookie, an ******. People that seem to be happy all the time are fake, and they have...
    Ta2dXykMoM Ta2dXykMoM 26-30 3 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    I am 16 and never been in a relationship. It's actually become abnormal nowadays LOL. I don't mind at all, but it only starts to bother me when I see happy couples. Or when I see...
    bradfordbadboi1 bradfordbadboi1 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Not that i've never been in a relationship, let's just say i've never been in a real relationship. I never experience getting kissed goodnight, cuddling during movies. I crave for...
    callmegee callmegee 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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    I am a 23 yr old male in college and even though I have been in college for 5 years, I have never had the opportunity to meet anyone. Let me explain. In high school, I never really...
    lonelyman1113 lonelyman1113 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm a 19 year old girl thats never been kissed, never been in a relationship, and (surprise) never had sex. I dont like myself to begin with, so its hard for me to believe a guy...
    ab524 ab524 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've never been to juvie, jail. and never been arrested and don't have a criminal record. Im a good girl
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response May 9

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    im 19, soon to be 20 in july and i've never been kissed or had a boyfriend. the more i think about it, the more it brings me down. i feel like if it hasnt happened already, that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 6

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    I'm 20 and never been kissed. All my friends have been kissed, in relationships, and had sex. At first I felt left out and felt like I was missing alot. But now that I grew up and...
    TheAlyJ101 TheAlyJ101 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    i.m 35 and never been in a relationship I'm terrible and terrified talking to women or ask them out I've been thinking that I'm better off not being in a relationship
    eric8811 eric8811 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am confessing that I haven't been on a date ever. I am not ashamed or......
    AngelsinDevon AngelsinDevon 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I'm 20 and I never had any kind of relationship. I see all these happy couples around me, and I feel sick, angry and sad. I hate that I feel like that. I never wanna go out because...
    Sal395 Sal395 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've been in lust but not in love. I thought it was love but when I think back I realize it was just lust.
    msjamison msjamison 26-30, F Apr 26

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    I've never liked someone before. I only had crushes (usually one-sided) but I wonder how being in love feels like. *random thoughts* (maybe because i'm just ugly so no one likes...
    IAmYourFather IAmYourFather 16-17 1 Response Apr 30

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    "Hey, lady!" one guy cried out to a young woman at the gym. "You ever been mistaken for a man?" "No," she replied. "Have you?"
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 13-15, F May 8

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    But that day will change. This year I'm going with my grandma!!!! 2 reasons I never went there before. 1 they have measles ( not anymore hopefully ) 2 EXPENSIVEEEE
    PikachuIsPikachu PikachuIsPikachu 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    No one has ever found me attractive even if I did get close to one I'm to stupid to know when to ask a girl out they'd reject me anyway cause I'm ugly as sin and they only have...
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 25

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    13 years old, people. I ain't gonna give my freedom that quickly.
    Lackoflogic Lackoflogic 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Wellll... I guess technically that's wrong... I dated this guy for like a week in middle school an we mostly just texted (typical I know). But we went to some like lounge thing in...
    sopherosie sopherosie 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    And I'm actually okay with that.
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F Apr 25

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    Because I'm not interested. I just don't find relationships that big of a deal or important.
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F Apr 25

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    Not in my real life. not even from a friend or a family member.. they are the best gift a woman can dream of..
    youaremygift youaremygift 31-35, F 6 Responses May 3

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    I am just a ***** and Jesus Hates me what is the point of living and even being born when He hates u & wants you in hell and is going to condemn you ? And then He curses you and...
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 1 Response May 5

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    I am a forgotten girl , hated girl , unloved .
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F May 5

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    I dont think i should be here anymore...
    ZachCrip ZachCrip 16-17, M 3 Responses May 6

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