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I Have Trouble Staying Truly Happy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 324 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I often think of life, and all that it consists of. Getting married at such a young age of 19, I wonder how life would have been different, had I waited, and been more focused on...
    HeartOfPoetry HeartOfPoetry 36-40, F 57 mins ago

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    i have hit rock bottom... im a mess...i lost all sorts of caring about anything...i really dont care and i do mean not to care anymore about anything . .i just dont anymore for...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    When staying friends with someone just isn't enough...ha. Bless my gay little heart-forever in the friendzone. I'll just make myself some coffee.
    ADTRfan ADTRfan 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    "I AM GOING TO KILL MYSELF!" . That's what someone told me not too long ago. If you're thinking the same, you may want to think that over very carefully, because when that...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I can never get close to anyone ever again. My past taught me to just keep my distance from people... :(
    Daredevil1942 Daredevil1942 18-21, F 5 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    It makes me happy there are still good people in the world.
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Have trouble getting up from bed and have terrible cramps. How depressing...
    celeryandcarrots celeryandcarrots 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    It sucks I can't keep still for very long. I cant sit through a movie. I'm always hyper. I always have trouble with falling a sleep.
    Soggysarah Soggysarah 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I really do. See I'm noticing a pattern with my Last couple of partners. 1. Kendall - Absent Father. Overbearing mother. 2. Tara - Super close to her Father, Abusive Mother. 3. My...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The majority of dangerous situations that I have been in were either a product of my environment, or inevitable outcomes to repeated juvenile choices I wittingly made. Being in...
    bronzeeyedblonette bronzeeyedblonette 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can't fall asleep anyone know remodies that can help me
    BradleytheBeast BradleytheBeast 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Its 4:15 and i'm still awake .. HELP PLZ!!
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why allow others to ruin your day when u can stay happy. I'm not saying things can't effect you but y let it ruin your day or your life.
    martinez93 martinez93 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have trouble appearing for interviews. I completely blanked on my PhD interview last week. I get so nervous, just hate myself sometimes.
    saysomethingbeautiful saysomethingbeautiful 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    In the last couple of weeks I've been through quite a difficult time. Ok that's putting it lightly but in the words of my very wise late mother, "There's others far more worse off...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have trouble still when trying to make phone calls, its always been something that's gotten me extremely anxious which is silly to me and embarrassing but I can't control it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't really know where to begin but my family have always been messed up when it comes to figuring out what's appropriate. They always fought, it was never new. When I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 22

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    Just to give a little background, I have not felt well for almost 3 years. I have been to every kind of specialist, had major blood work and scans performed without a diagnosis...
    KSH1121 KSH1121 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Even when things were good in my life, I was never settled or satisified, there was always elements of doubt and not feeling like I fit in.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 20

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    I didn't sleep until 5 this morning. And I woke up at 9. It's been going on for few days. I feel terrible. I'm sweating but I feel cold. My left hand is shaking.
    Tiff0101 Tiff0101 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Sometimes it's easier said than done. Today started not too good but with some communication , honesty and sharing it transformed into a day to be remembered. I relaxed , had some...
    Wakingup001 Wakingup001 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 19

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    Sometimes you just have to say **** it! All the problems can wait till tomorrow! Am going to enjoy myself right now. Smile and have an excellent day people! :)
    CuriousGuy833 CuriousGuy833 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    For me it's not so much about personal relationships as it is about the world at large. I have trouble trusting myself to make the "right" decisions, and I have trouble trusting in...
    AluraDawn AluraDawn 22-25, F Jul 18

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    All I want is to be happy. I'm sitting here looking out of the window thinking why I can't be happy.. Why I'm crying and feel so upset, alone and hurt. I've wondered so many times...
    ssweetdisspositionn ssweetdisspositionn 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 18

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    Don't you love when your mind just won't shut off? Ahhhhhhhhhhh
    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Why do I awake at 3 am and not go back to sleep
    allychef allychef 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 17

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    Today is my friend Skating Momma's birthday. Yes. She told me so! :) I'm having a catered party ,right here ,in my profile digs. There plenty of room in the back since they...
    bookerdana bookerdana 56-60, M 7 Responses Jul 17

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    On the outside, I laugh/shrug it off, but inside I'm dying. I know you can't please everyone, but criticism still upsets me.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I have trouble sleeping at night it takes a very long time for me to fall asleep. the thoughts just keep running in my head. I feel like I just can't relax even though its late at...
    mimi1122 mimi1122 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 16