I Have Trouble Staying Truly Happy

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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

    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

    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
    1 Response Jan 2, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    A lot of the time I find my self in a really

    bad mood, or depressed. But the thing that keeps me happy and positive is always having something to look forward too, wether it's a sleepover with my best friends, a special occasion or meeting up with a group of friends when the boy you like is gonna be there. So if you're...
    georgiagx georgiagx
    13-15, F
    Nov 21, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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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    This is something so painful that only people experiencing this will truly understand ... I'm from Australia , Sydney in particular I've known this guy since 15 mind you we fell...
    Lydiaaellise Lydiaaellise
    18-21, F
    a week ago
    https://www.youtube.com/user/redstar2613 http://firecrusader.tumblr.com/ Since this is the end of EP but our stories are staying up, I figure I'd leave other ways to contact me...
    Redstar86 Redstar86
    26-30, M
    a week ago
    If you're interested in staying in touch, add me at my Skyep: Onewindynight or kick: onewindynight Sorry for the spelling, EP gets angry otherwise.
    cutelilpet cutelilpet
    18-21, T
    a week ago
    Well I did for years- now happy and freeeeee-- well kind of , I do have a wonderful girlfriend ;-)
    S2dio54 S2dio54
    51-55, M
    a week ago
    For those interested in staying in touch, I made an account using the same username on Answermug. Take care :)
    Volfield Volfield
    31-35, M
    Apr 20
    In the middle of the journey of life, I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost. -Dante I may have lost myself somewhere along this long road home, or...
    KikFindme12thNumber KikFindme12thNumber
    22-25, M
    Apr 20
    My lab is my best friend. Always happy to see me after work, never judges me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 19
    "Today is the best day of my life." I will say this exact same line again tomorrow, the day after tomorrow and ...as long as I have a chance to say that!
    whyacinth whyacinth
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 19
    Hey, Lately it has really been bothering me that I have no future at all... Due to chronic illness, I am unable to work, so all I'm able to do is sit at home every single day...
    Junkard Junkard
    22-25, M
    Apr 17
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    uocgreece uocgreece
    22-25, F
    Apr 17
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    Invisibleninja12 Invisibleninja12
    18-21, F
    Apr 17
    I'm losing interest... in almost everything. It's like, it doesn't matter anymore. I don't know if it's just my mood today but I feel like I'm not going anywhere. I'm not...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    # 12. I'm a little privacy oriented guy. I mean there are a few things that I use and I want only myself to use. Like my shampoo, my face wash etc. If someone want to borrow it...
    Abi936 Abi936
    22-25, M
    Apr 17
    I saw her today at work. Today flew by a lot faster than usual. I talked to her as much as I could. I really enjoyed it. I offered to stay am extra hour, luckily my supervisor let...
    moose73630 moose73630
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Apr 17
    I miss my friend. I miss him a lot. I wish he'd return back into my life. He was such a good influence on me. He was my muse. I miss my friend. I miss him a lot. Not often do...
    itsMaggimay itsMaggimay
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    I get so hungry and when I go to eat I take one bite and feel so sick and idk what to do it's horrible ! I have barely ate anything this week!
    hungrybish hungrybish
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 16
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    mimi1977 mimi1977
    36-40, F
    Apr 15
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    Adriannalovelife1 Adriannalovelife1
    22-25, T
    Apr 14
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    ceg333 ceg333
    36-40, F
    Apr 13
    Why? Because God is so good to me. :D Haha. God doesnt fail to make me happy amidst the troubles. ;p Yesterday, I tried to get powers from God cus I had a final interview. Haha. :D...
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 13
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    SonofPaddy121 SonofPaddy121
    18-21, M
    Apr 13
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    kpitup kpitup
    56-60, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    For those that have been betrayed, I want to leave stories in the archives that they might find helpful should they stumble across this site. Is your spouse's cheating your fault...
    kpitup kpitup
    56-60, F
    Apr 13
    So I see people are trying to post more experiences and let more things off their chest and telling their stories before EP closes. So I decided, hey, I might as well join the...
    jaeger053 jaeger053
    16-17
    1 Response Apr 12
    Wow. This weekend was somethin' else, I'll give you that. So. My step mom was in California on Friday and Saturday. When she's gone, my dad and I actually talk and we get along...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Apr 12
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    SyazKhan SyazKhan
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 10
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    AnimeWitch AnimeWitch
    13-15, F
    Apr 10
    (I refer this to Christians going through TRIALS or/and TEMPTATIONS, lest a fellow wishes to wrongly counter the write-up) Dear Christians and whomever this may concern, God...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
    (I refer this to Christians going through TRIALS or/and TEMPTATIONS, lest a fellow wishes to wrongly counter the write-up) Dear Christians and whomever this may concern, God...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Apr 10
    (I refer this to Christians going through TRIALS or/and TEMPTATIONS, lest a fellow wishes to wrongly counter the write-up)  Dear Christians and whomever this may concern, God...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
    (I refer this to Christians going through TRIALS or/and TEMPTATIONS, lest a fellow wishes to wrongly counter the write-up)  Dear Christians and whomever this may concern, God...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
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    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
    (I refer this to Christians going through TRIALS or/and TEMPTATIONS, lest a fellow wishes to wrongly counter the write-up)  Dear Christians and whomever this may concern, God...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
    (I refer this to Christians going through TRIALS or/and TEMPTATIONS, lest a fellow wishes to wrongly counter the write-up)  Dear Christians and whomever this may concern, God...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
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    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
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    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
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    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
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    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
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    yournotme yournotme
    36-40
    1 Response Apr 10
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    John2526 John2526
    36-40, M
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    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
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