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I Have Trouble Staying Truly Happy

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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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    Truthfully, I am never mad.

    The only emotion I seem to feel other than happiness and love is sadness. For some reason, I have gotten a lot more callous and sad all the same. I usually always smile and am always laughing. Well, I actually haven't really laughed in a long time. Things don't seem to make me...
    Kawiicatnipotaku Kawiicatnipotaku 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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...
    beyondthebluesea beyondthebluesea 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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...
    Kimerlykaren Kimerlykaren 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Not sure why I feel this way but I'm always never fully or truly happy or satisfied enough. I have friends and we often go out and have fun and I'm always happy but when I ask...
    PursuitofHappiness1 PursuitofHappiness1 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    The second time I'm posting about the same experience. Last time I didn't receive any help or any feedback and I'm not doing this for that but I just feel like it would be nice if...
    PursuitofHappiness1 PursuitofHappiness1 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    A Short Poem: I have trouble letting go, it's true But I know it's what I have to do... I have to start over, begin anew... Even though I still love you...
    Brokenglassapple Brokenglassapple 16-17, F Jul 9

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    I see there are other people like me that have trouble making decisions. I'm about to back-out of a deal I made with an apartment complex in town. My only problem is my family...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 2 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 2 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    I'm someone who is very slow to trust to begin with and when my wife is stressed she becomes mean. I can't respond in kind and end up going further into my shell. He moods can...
    ThroughAGlassDarkly ThroughAGlassDarkly 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 10

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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 3 days ago

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    No trouble at all. Just ignore the mess! I didn't do S--- for housework today! :P Wow - what a horrible person 😂
    Stefunie Stefunie 46-50, F Jul 13

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    I think I might be in love with my best friend. We are both girls, and I don't have feelings for any other girls. I have a boyfriend... But my best friend is always there and I...
    LoveYouGuys LoveYouGuys 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    But I'm starting to take things one step at a time. I'm the type who is easily gets attached to people yet having a hard time letting go of something or to someone. I've decided...
    raldy raldy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I am so indecisive. I hate picking a line at the grocery store or at the bank drive through. I ALWAYS pick the wrong one! I am guaranteed to pick the line where the person in...
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 31-35, M Jul 1

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    I have a very important test on Monday. I have been studying for about a week for it. I just can't concentrate. I take breaks. I don't know what to do to focus on studying. I have...
    PinkBunny012 PinkBunny012 22-25, F Jul 5

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    So i'm having relatives over and that's great and all but my mom doesn't let me go out just to go hang out with my friends. It is so annoying because even when we do not have any...
    loveandfeels55 loveandfeels55 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Sometimes I do. The closer we are, the harder it is. Like I could more easily share my inner self with a complete stranger I don't have the slightest familiarity with, but if I get...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I used to be really gullible and I trusted people way to easily . I went through things that were difficult and now I can't trust anyone without being paranoid that they're lying...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Its very hard for me to have a good deep sleep.. I think for the past 26 years, I can literally count how many good sleep that I had...one that makes you fresh in the morning..its...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    I'm done with my past so I decided why do I have to deal with tons of crap which isn't even mine? Why do I have to stick my nose into everything that seems interesting then get...
    Lollilovergirl10 Lollilovergirl10 13-15, F Jul 12

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    Whether it be harsh words, a guilty conscience or a lost loved one, i just can't seem to let them/it go. The problem with my mind is that it replays the event over and over...
    shesonlyhappyinthesun shesonlyhappyinthesun 22-25, F Jul 15

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    It's 3:07 am right now, and I haven't slept properly in 2 days (almost 3.) I have taken small (30min to 1 hour) naps but not many. Really tired
    Lokilover49 Lokilover49 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    There has to be something wrong every night I wake up at 1, 2 or 3 am. I have no idea why. I'll usually go to bed at 10 pm maybe 11 but out of no where I wake up in the middle of...
    Misunderstood6671 Misunderstood6671 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Crying is just too expensive these days. I like my mascara and eyeliner perfect, thank you very much. Okay, I lied. I didn’t bother wearing make-up today because I have more...
    MissMasque MissMasque 13-15, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I've started a happiness campaign for myself !^.^ For such a long awhile I've been dwelling, seeing only the bad and just being in a slump everyday. But with some inspiration I...
    DreamingAlice DreamingAlice 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I've been married for the past 21 years to a good man but emotionally unavailable, so I'm making the life changing decision to be happy....without him. It's hard to do but...
    Newlife48 Newlife48 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I am finally going to put myself first. I have tried for so long to make things right..make my marriage strong again. There is only so much one person can do. If both parties are...
    classynsassy34 classynsassy34 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    Stop thinking about past and the future. You will be happy too.
    andrejide10 andrejide10 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    It's been Awhile since my last post. But I have officially separated from my husband. It was hard but I made the choice to Love me more. So I have decided to live a stress free...
    Shakira31 Shakira31 31-35, F Jun 28

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    I was emotional abuse survivor and i was giving fault to people that hurt me and was dwelling on that memories of how people have hurt me. Today im ashamed of it. Why i didnt let...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F Jun 30

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    I really have a great life! So easy to focus on daily issues, but I am so thankful for an amazing husband, baby, job, family & friends!!!!
    Kimm22 Kimm22 31-35, F Jul 12

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    I'm scared to fall in love, I'm scared of it.
    chelsean16 chelsean16 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I hate the time between taking my sleeping pill and finally falling asleep. The anticipation and expectation of a good nights sleep postpone the sleep itself.
    bethany444 bethany444 46-50, F Jun 27

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