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I Have Trouble Staying Truly Happy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I can't express myself fully. All this grief and pain is locked up inside me. I don't know what to do. I feel like I'm drowning. I have people to talk to, but I have trouble...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21 Jul 23

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    I have trouble going to bed before 4 am
    simmy6789 simmy6789 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Over the past couple of years I have had difficulty falling asleep. It seems that I cannot cross the threshold between being awake and being asleep. I lose concentration and as...
    kwestion999 kwestion999 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    I have decided to be happy and not let others dictate my emotions. Not always easy, but better than what I was doing.
    DarlingJ DarlingJ 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Should I stay or should I go now? I can't decide - lots of info, so must be brief: My husband had a staph infection a year ago. Friday he's not feeling well and thinks it may be...
    cbcruz cbcruz 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Yes I do! I'm not trying to act conceided or anything but I'm actually really nice and some people say I'm "too nice". But I also have a problem of communicating with others. I...
    captainamericafan captainamericafan 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I used to think being attractive or having money is the key to happiness, but it's not. I'm will to settle for mediocrity if it means I'm happy. No matter how I look or how much...
    Thinsomniac Thinsomniac 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Once these girls tried to bully me when I was little, but I thought that they're jokes about me were funny, so I laughed with them... Idk I was just a happy child :-)
    josephineclaire josephineclaire 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Everyone wants happiness, but they're not willing to give up the things that make them sad because they're so used to feeling that way. Change of feeling is very hard because you...
    faithmonyai faithmonyai 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    When I was younger, I was bullied and made fun of--even by teachers! My mom took me out of school in fourth grade and started to home school me. It was during this year that we...
    HatersGonnaHateMe HatersGonnaHateMe 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Transitioning from high school to University wasn't a big deal. I wasn't nervous, but excited for the new experiences. In such a small town, everyone goes to the same high school...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I feel as though my peers and colleagues are not progressing as fast as my mind, soul and heart are. They are moving at a constant slow speed of mental development as I am becoming...
    oldsouldavinci oldsouldavinci 46-50, M Jul 27

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    I've really needed to remind myself of the good things in my life these last few days so I decided to write a list of things that make me happy :) Getting snap chats or messages...
    Magdamay Magdamay 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    A lot of times I cant help but wonder if she is being genuinely nice, or if she is into me. Asking would only make things awkward if our purpose is not on the same page. so thats...
    mark245pineappl mark245pineappl 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    Ive got anxiety so that makes it hard and impossible sometimes, but even when i feel like maybe just maybe i could talk to somebody. I still havent the slightest clue what to talk...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M Aug 2

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    Any suggestions? I sometimes suffer from insomnia...does anyone have any suggestions for how to deal with it...?
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 3

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    so I have a pretty great life. I suck at this whole sharing and writing my problems but My Mom is giving me a choice. It is August and school is gonna start so i have to think...
    penelopenguyen penelopenguyen 18-21, F Aug 13

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    Funs of autism. Whether it's my own, or other people, I just don't get it. I have depression and anxiety anyway, so that makes it harder. All I know is a good feeling, or a bad...
    xPrincessLovellx xPrincessLovellx 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I find it really difficult to hold a deep and meaningful conversation with family, my partner and friends. I'm not great at articulating my words, therefore when I try to talk...
    Lee2604 Lee2604 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    As much as I have it together, I also don't. I connected with someone a long time ago on this wide expanse of the world wide web. We laughed a lot, and spoke of our experiences...
    exppro40 exppro40 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Ten years ago, when I lived in Devonport village, it was a small, pretty and quiet a village. It has a Ferry Terminal at its waters. The Ferry carried off passengers every 20...
    exppro40 exppro40 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    So life, we haven't gotten along well up until now. I want you to know that I am in control of you now. I make the decisions, I have freedom of choice. You will be what I want...
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F Aug 13

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    I want to travel SOLO. But I doubt if my parents would allow me to. Haha. Need to do some deep soul searching.
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Yupp, I Sure Do. I Think I Was 6... And My Mom Bought Me Some Cookies... Yah... It Was A Good Day. ^^ Short Lived Though... Cuz I Ran Outta Cookies At Some Point. xD
    ThatOneGothKidxD ThatOneGothKidxD 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I somewhat LIKE a boy but I LOVE a different boy... The boy i LIKE makes me feel wanted and that im special... But the boy i LOVE makes my heartbeat fast and gives me butterflies...
    MissCheekyFaced MissCheekyFaced 16-17, F Jul 22

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    I hate feeling like a failure and a waste of space. But I often do. I thought being a grown up meant this sh*t was done?
    c0wboi c0wboi 31-35 1 Response Jul 23

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    I don't know how interact with women. I want to sleep with everyone I meet. I feel awkward. The only place I feel "normal" is in bed. What's wrong with me?
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    I'm not really sure why. I think I'm a nice person, but people just seem to ignore me. Has anyone else had this experience?
    juliahart1301 juliahart1301 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Last night I didnt sleep so well. I laid down way earlier than normal cause my body said it was tired. But my mind or something wasnt i guess. I laid there for about 30 or 40 mins...
    dekantheeccentriciceman dekantheeccentriciceman 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    Are there obvious signs that a girl is interested in me (a girl)? Maybe I'm a total ignorant or just too shy ...
    JuliaMP JuliaMP 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    im like really really sensitive. someone once commented on my book that I posted on this website and they said I spelled a word wrong and I deleted it straight away. I cant handle...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I want to end my relationship by sending him a video of Stomach Tied In Knots by SWS and a note saying 'I guess it's over but I'm cool soo.. ✌️' I suck at love. I need to just...
    tiredreally tiredreally 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    a lot of my friends trust me with their secrets so they often tell me that they are in love.i smile at them.what fools there is no such thing as love.Agree??
    hilalkhan hilalkhan 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    It was a night of no significance but it's stuck in my memory because of the unification I felt with the Universe. After a day long trip on a bus to a different city and back, I...
    exppro40 exppro40 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I am looking for someone who is sincere, loyal, cool, and sweet. I hate fake, cheater, user, and perv. I'm a decent woman, conservative, down to earth, simple and not clingy. I...
    JAD01 JAD01 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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