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I Have Never Been Truly Happy

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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

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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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    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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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.
    Deathward22 Deathward22 18-21, M Jul 14, 2013

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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

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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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    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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    Been dating this guy for almost 18 months. Never been on an actual date.
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    I've never been in a relationship and I never will I haven't even had my first kiss yet. I will forever be single
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    I feel like I will be forever single until like 50 or so. I've never been in a relationship, or had a first kiss those are the things I get sad over and I will never have. Mabey...
    jstaples534 jstaples534 16-17, M Nov 27

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    Lol i have like never been kissed before u knu and lol frankly speaking right now I don't even wanna be. I mean like I'm almost 18 and lol I don't feel like I'm missing out on...
    mynameisismyname mynameisismyname 16-17, F Dec 9

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    livelaughlove365 livelaughlove365 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    is it just me or have others been in the same shoes as me never being in a proper relationship???
    jaimz jaimz 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 18

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    Yeah I never been in a proper one, don't really see the point if I'm not going to marry them, you get in a relationship with someone at a young age you setting yourself up for...
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    I think there are many reasons why I've never been in a relationship... Mainly because I'm always afraid of how it's going to turn out, or how much I will change once I'm in one...
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    I've never been asked straight up...just like "hey kid...let's go eat some ice cream later." Or "I'll take you out to (insert amusement park) since you're younger. I don't know...
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    rysac rysac 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Talk about not being on a "real" date. I've NEVER been on a date to even consider defining a no existent experience a "non-real" one. : (
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've never been kissed. Hopefully soon.
    Titan222 Titan222 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I mean Ive been in a relationship, and I still haven't been kissed and its so look freaking annoying! I know preschoolers who have it better than me in their love lives, and its...
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    ** This is probably why. I fear this very thing. Vulnerability is beyond difficult. *** "When you love someone, truly love them, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a...
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    I've never have been I'n one and ill probably never have one and depressed I don't have one. I feel that I'm going to be single forever and never get married or have a wife and...
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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    carecc13 carecc13 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    alinacc12 alinacc12 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Engaged but never fiscally wed.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    Cold yes. Hot almost. Cool never.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    16, never had a bf. Hopefully that changes tonight
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