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I Have Never Been Truly Happy

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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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Jul 19

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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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    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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    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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    there is no specific reason

    but i never be happy since i was child even hat fake smiles not happy wanna be happy even for one sec i wanna know how happy look like wanna feel that rue happy before death
    Outsider92 Outsider92 22-25, M Sep 23

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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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    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 6 Responses May 17, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    I've never been in mutual romantic love before. I've had strong feelings for men but they have never been returned. (sound the little violin) lol I don't mean to sound like a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Sep 12

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    I'm 25 and have never been out on a real date! Really? I have a child [I'm devoted] but I've never been to the movies or out with a man. I've never really had a boyfriend either. I...
    Chunkydunkin Chunkydunkin 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 5

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    I was 8years old mom thought he was great i however disagreed he raped me several times and would make me promise not to say anything he would hit to ensure i wouldnt say anything...
    Liv4 Liv4 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    I have never been in a relationship and I really just want a girlfriend
    225pro 225pro 16-17, M Sep 18

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    im 34 now, and have still never been in a relationship of any kind!! i never really can understand myself sometimes, i mean, i totally wish i could be in a relationship, but i cant...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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    its sad and really hurts my self esteem. no guys at my school find me attractive and ive never been in a serious relationship that wasnt long distance :(
    kkkeeennnzzz kkkeeennnzzz 13-15, F Sep 3

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    I am 20 year old girl that has never been kissed or anything else like even go on a date and not because I'm waiting for the one. Is there something wrong with me that guys aren't...
    Ari555 Ari555 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    27 years old and ive never been in a meaningful relationship. I've never wanted one and not sure if I do now, but I'm curious if I'm missing anything....
    BlondeQueenOfSpades BlondeQueenOfSpades 26-30, F 9 Responses Sep 22

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    I've never been "properly" kissed the last guy i kissed nearly licked my face like i was an ice cream cone or something! Now im affraid of kissing someone because i dont want to...
    Pingu113 Pingu113 18-21, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    Do I really have to write stuff here? But ja. Never been kissed.. I'm that girl in the class who everyone's mates with but no one thinks of me as more than a mate..
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    I have two kids and don't know anyone to babysit, I still haven't been to a bar. They aren't really what I'm into but I've always wanted the experience.
    thefeels21 thefeels21 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I look around and see all these people in relationships and I see how happy they are. Then I think of how alone I am and how happy I'd be to have a relationship like theirs.
    225pro 225pro 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I can go against peer pressure! All my life I've been my own person and quite independent! I remember back at school people seem to put people in groups depending on what type of...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    I am talking to this guy and I've never really done this type of thing before... you know... flirting... And today he asked me what was up and I responded as usual and then he...
    Kairagnes Kairagnes 18-21, F Sep 2

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    Never had and never will XD
    DysfunctionalPiano DysfunctionalPiano 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ok so for the past couple of weeks I've started to have feelings for my friend. Yeah it's the usual situation about a girl liking her friend but what shock me the most is how he...
    Brogann Brogann 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    I can't believe it... It's just never happened...
    Alex033 Alex033 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    It's depressing it's why I can never watch any movie that shows a passionate kiss it's just way to painful to watch
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 3

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    The reason I never had a girl as a friend just aquintances that turn to be nothing some people are lucky to have friends that are girls and this is the point from where everything...
    Darlinghton Darlinghton 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I haven't met someone that understands me for who i am, i guess im still young but i do feel lonely most of the time
    Qcf257 Qcf257 18-21, M a week ago

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    I always had asked them out They don't have the guts
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Tried to go but my body can't cope with being on a plane
    legendgirl legendgirl 18-21, F Sep 3

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    One of the worst things in the world is loving a girl who doesn't love you back
    225pro 225pro 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    I've had some setbacks, but am now ready for a man in my life. I'm scared that he'll judge me for it. If I do meet someone, should I not tell them?
    SingleSuz SingleSuz 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 15

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    No one will ever like me....
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 17

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    When will my loneliness end?
    225pro 225pro 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 20

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    Sad but true, oh well......
    onedayatatime01 onedayatatime01 18-21, F Sep 20

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    Love doesn't exist. It's not real
    kellylopez kellylopez 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 21

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    I really want to get a Brazilian wax. Pretty sick of shaving.
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I know I'm intimidating,but seriously,not a single person has ever liked me before. I'm not ready for a relationship but still,it makes me wonder..not even one person?!
    fortisparadys fortisparadys 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have no criminal record at all. I have never been arrested, either. I have never even received a traffic ticket or any kind of citation. I am a law-abiding citizen. I hope to...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M Sep 11

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    Not a completely true statement. I have never been arrested, but heaven knows I know how to quickly figure 10% and determine if it worth the investment.
    GirlWithGiggles GirlWithGiggles 36-40, F Sep 17

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    I am a teenager, I have never been offered drugs. If I were offered drugs I would say no. I don't believe in lowering my standards.
    Aepeth Aepeth 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    I know how to be truly happy in my life, work, and raising my kids on my own, But I do not know how it feels to be in a truly loving and happy relationship with a woman! I want...
    wjk1849 wjk1849 46-50, M Sep 5

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    Hi gu