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I Have Trouble Staying Truly Happy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 324 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have trouble focusing on things with one exception... I can knit/crochet for hours, almost obsessively. Anyone else have similar experience? Any suggestions for focusing when...
    absolom absolom 41-45 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Today my professor called me n this other girl after our last lecture to tell us that we should start working in our master essay as soon as possible n to call him after we finish...
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F 4 Responses May 11

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    Today I challenge myself to look out for me...take care of me ... I have found myself being driven by wounds of the past, motivated by the idea of demonstrating to those who have...
    Toomuchsoul Toomuchsoul 31-35, F 1 Response May 10

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    it's so taunting to me... they say youll never be loved if you dont truly love you but when i saw the beauty in my someone hurt me... compliments dont make me happy and i cant...
    Sagey47 Sagey47 18-21, F May 6

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    I need a serious opinion or some help of sorts. Well I know I have some mental condition which makes me insane as I am. Well, I slightly liked a movie. They brought out an item I...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response May 4

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    I recently fell out with a Long term friend of mine because of many reasons, she was very controlling and always liked to be centre of attention. Since moving to college I have...
    Charlottemol Charlottemol 16-17, F 2 Responses May 13

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    I used to be very happy and friendly, and I had a lot of friends. I don't really know how but I kinda got depressed and then stopped liking people. I find it hard to cope in with...
    Yuppierobo Yuppierobo 16-17, F May 4

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    I can make up my mind, have it figured out and the change my mind again and again and again. I never settle and it makes me annoyed. I just can't figure out what is best. It's over...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response May 2

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    I avoid a lot of things in life (such as movies) just to avoid getting too emotional. I don't have very good coping skills, so I avoid things that I'll have to cope with.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F May 12

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    well I found that it never mattered what age they were it is the relationship with myself that determines who I will or wont attract into my life. Changing the direction of...
    Borinquen Borinquen 41-45, F 1 Response May 12

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    I had my graduation ceremony this morning... I graduated with honors and my mother, stepfather and my son attended. It was a long drawn out event and although it is a public...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 10 Responses May 14

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    I always have a hard time making friends, I mean i have work friends, but i have a hard time making friends that i could make plans with and do cool stuff...
    johnespo64 johnespo64 46-50, M 1 Response May 15

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    And so I am! I like being all happy! 😊
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F May 1

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    I'm 37 years old and I barely decided to be happy. I want to practice positiveness thinking and speaking. I have removed people who are negative including close family. I'm bipolar...
    patty78roman patty78roman 36-40, F 1 Response May 9

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    Just dance and you will be happy!!!
    Oliviaa92 Oliviaa92 41-45, F 1 Response May 18

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    For once in my life I am actualpy happy.
    beyourself23 beyourself23 18-21, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I am striving for inner peace and happiness goes along with it. I have to start with self love, but I just don't have a clue how to do that. I have hated myself for far too long. I...
    sismit sismit 22-25, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have decided that there is not enough earth time to be sad .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses May 11

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    Larry Robert (superfly) Bauman those singles sites are all you'll ever get, Ladies out there, this man preys on women, is a complete lunatic and will steal everything that you have...
    btrflifree btrflifree 31-35, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Hmmm... where shall I sit...
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I saw a spider in my room one time and had someone kill it for me and even then I didn't sleep in my room for a week
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    My husband hurts me virbully!
    fmhamg fmhamg 41-45, F 1 Response May 3

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    I swear it's a revolving mess.... Umm hello I'm not the only one who lives here grrrr... Cinderella needs a vacation....
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 7

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    Takes the average person 6 minutes to fall asleep... takes me hours =_=
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew 18-21 2 Responses May 11

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    Sobbing hysterically for 35+ min because my mom said I couldn't get my tongue pierced. I know it seems snobbish or whatever but I actually get very little and I was very excited...
    ocdfun123 ocdfun123 16-17 May 11

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    I feel like as if I wake up at night.I can see and I can feel anything surrounding.But just can't move even a finger.As if a ghost grab my soul out of my body.The feeling of fear...
    Conan888 Conan888 22-25, M 1 Response May 12

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    God I hate not being able to sleep
    sancjo88 sancjo88 26-30, M 3 Responses May 15

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    having a hard time sleeping. he's always on my mind
    libby59 libby59 46-50 1 Response May 19

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    I hate making them,I really do!! Not just big decisions even little ones will stress me out,like organizing my room for example,I hate having to figure out where to put everything...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F a week ago