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I Have Trouble Staying Truly Happy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 323 People

    Mood Swings

    Mood swings,Stuff me up,Hav' 'em,Every now and then,One day,I'm up,Next down,I guess,That's the curse,Of living.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Dec 13, 2011

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    Unhappy

    I don't know why, but everytime I get remotely close to feeling happy, I think of something or someone that has done me wrong in the past and forget the happiness that I came close to. I don't think that I deserve to be happy and I often feel like no one cares...
    depressedmommy depressedmommy 22-25, F 9 Responses Mar 10, 2009

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    Truly Excruciating..

    This pain is truly excruciating. Watching the person whom i love so much in someone else's arms. How could a heart who always loved truly can endure and survive this trauma? These days i cant even breathe right, the pain in my heart is so bad, that i can pysically feel it in my...
    bluie19 bluie19 26-30, F 8 Responses Mar 9, 2011

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    Random Days

    So its like I am happy for random days. A lot of times I feel really lonely and depressed. Its difficult for me to find stuff that makes me happy. Its all temporary happiness, not true happiness. I'm not sure that I will ever be able to find true happiness. Its like most of the...
    lolajonson lolajonson 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2011

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    Damn You Depression.

    Every time I think I am starting to feel genuinely happy, depression grabs me and drags me down once again. It's just a common cycle for me now. I'm just hoping that one day my depression will just die down and decide never to come back. I want to be a happy person, I don't want...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    Wth

    I am on meds for depression and don't deny I need them.  It seems like I have a pattern of unhappiness that I can't shake.  I can truly only remember a brief period of time when I was happy in college, that was well over 4 years ago.  Things just haven't been...
    B0082 B0082 26-30 1 Response Oct 13, 2010

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    I Have No Reason In the Wor...

    I have no reason in the world to be unhappy. The people in my life are amazing, the experiences I have had and am having are great, there are no serious tragedies. And yet, in the middle of what should be the happiest most satisfying times, I feel dissatisfied - not truly happy...
    caityj caityj 18-21 Feb 27, 2009

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    Not Right Now.

    I'am currently on a emotional rollercoaster ride right now. my wife and I are seperating, but she is still here. I wish she would go ahead and move on, cause having her here is not letting me heal. She has fallen in love with another man and already has months of healing behind...
    goodheart goodheart 46-50, M 1 Response May 3, 2008

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    It's Hard...

    Lately I seem to be in a mode of slowly crawling out of my depressed state and into a somewhat happier mood. Maybe it's the change in weather, or maybe it's something else, but I can barely, almost imperceptibly feel a slight change coming over my mood for the positive. However...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    Well I am 19 years old,

    I've been in 2 abusive relation ships one for 3 years and one im still in every time I try to get into a serious relation ship im always scared and don't want to get hurt again all I want is a family I know it seems like im young but ive been on my own sense I was 13 my brother...
    alexis121 alexis121 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I Battle With Depression An...

    I battle with depression and anixity. I also have a lot of other issues that I deal with
    withoutpurpose withoutpurpose 56-60 Jan 7, 2009

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    My Heart Hurts.

    Things are not going so well in my relationship. I'm planning on leaving my fiance. To make things harder we have a son together, he's 11 months old. I have so many fears about leaving him. I haven't had a job in over 2 years. I would have rather worked than stayed at home, but...
    NoWhiteFlag NoWhiteFlag 22-25, F 2 Responses May 16, 2012

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    Its Hard Sometimes

    ... i get lost sometimes i will admit that. i get so depressed i just want to numb it all away and i do something stupid. before when she was in my life i was... beyond words in greatness but now .. i just don't know what to do. i feel lost and not just cause i miss her. i just...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 9, 2011

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    Thats Life For You.

    I guess everyone has the same old problem trying to stay happy some of us hide how we really feel some people have no problem letting the world and its friend the fact they are down and in the dumps,me on the other hand i tend to block out how i feel about alot of things maybe...
    nuttyrocker nuttyrocker 26-30, F Apr 3, 2010

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    I just REALLY hate running. Heck I like walks, but "the burn" really sucks. Time is another issue. I can only find time at the end of the day. If I workout in the morning I'm more...
    benson5132 benson5132 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    sometimes I stay up all night writing things like these and going on youtube and watching videos. I don't know why but I think I might have sleeping problems. well us night owls...
    uhohibrokemytoes uhohibrokemytoes 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I've been in a funk for the last few years...not feeling myself most of the time due to severe isolation of this small town. The people here aren't all bad but just not my type of...
    Whatsmystory Whatsmystory 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Good afternoon EPers So I want to be at peace and one way is to be grateful for what I am already blessed with... A little birdie told me yesterday that by being thankful more...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Everything that has some sort of rejection in it, I am terrified to even try. Any tips on how to handle it better?
    chinadoll36 chinadoll36 16-17, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Once upon a time, there was a girl I met online. She spoke dutch. I liked her very much.The end.Nah, just kidding:) We must continue to make this story fitting.I still know her...
    nightowl007 nightowl007 22-25, M 20 hrs ago

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    Good evening EP ers As usual I come here to say what am I thankful for.... Well at the moment I'm thankful for good uninterrupted naps... What are you thankful for?
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Criticism in and of itself is never easy to hear. Even constructive criticism can bring me to tears. Though I know the person is just trying to help, I take their words personally...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have trouble trusting people. It seems that life requires that I act in a way that is contrary to my nature. I tend to believe what I am told. This seems to be a mistake many...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am thankful for another day.... What are you thankful for?
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I get down on myself about being single and not having to share special moments with myself. I remind myself that everything is temporary. If I keep attracting the wrong...
    marilyn8302 marilyn8302 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Today I am thankful for the ability to express myself through my words Written and verbally.... What are you thankful for today? :)
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    This would be the third time coming back into each others lives. The first two times I was the one who asked him to leave me alone. He's so convincing and it drives me crazy. It's...
    ayoitsrayray ayoitsrayray 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i took a nap today for the 1st time in a long time.......#singlelife its new to mii
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Right now I'm not in a relationship. I have very few friends. A very close friend just went off to college.other friends are pot heads. I'm okay with that but I don't smoke and and...
    Daavviid Daavviid 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I know my happiness will be short-lived, it always is, but for this minute ,this hour I choose to be happy. I choose smiles over tears, joy over heartache, anxiety and stress. I...
    moonstar47 moonstar47 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Hope everyone has a good day😊😘
    Crazyxxgirl Crazyxxgirl 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Good afternoon EP I'm sharing as usual what I'm thankful for... Today is hard... My son of course has gone back to school and I have no true business to do... I'm watching TV...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    met the love of my life and we're getting married next month :)
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    WHO ELSE IS GOING TO THE 5SOS CONCERT IN MASSACHUSETTS TOMORROW?? DOES ANYONE HAVE VIP TICKETS I WILL MEET YOU THERE BACKSTAGE
    Starbvcks Starbvcks 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Im going somewhere special tomorrow
    Starbvcks Starbvcks 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I feel so much better now 😏
    sunshineh13 sunshineh13 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Lonelyness is forgetting what it feels like to press your lips against somebody else's. Or to hold hands with meaning or to look into that persons eyes and really feel something...
    JaySmith9999 JaySmith9999 16-17, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Good morning EP ers Well another new day and each day is unique even though for me nothing really exciting happens. But wait as I listen outside my window I can't help but to...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    Good afternoon EPers I'm on a quest of happiness! And I start each day off with being thankful for something... Today I am thankful for my intelligence. Intelligence is beauty...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Feeling grateful and happy😀
    Faunia Faunia 41-45 a week ago

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    I swear cutting yorself up relaxes you like as we girls are in spa .. It soothes you ... All frustration gone and you are like woohoo ... Im so happy its like being drunk...
    zaynbaby12 zaynbaby12 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Good morning! I want to be happy and I wake up stressed thinking something isn't right every morning. This is the most frustrating thing but as promised I will find something to...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F Aug 25

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