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I Have Trouble Staying Truly Happy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 325 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    So I've been watching a Youtuber named Roman Atwood, love watching his vlogs and he always posts daily videos about his family and I love it. What I love the most that he is so...
    Adam352 Adam352 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I am happy... Happy John!! :D Yay happy! :D <3
    Johnviolinist823 Johnviolinist823 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    Yep, full blown Texas Drawl!!! I love it, mostly because it allows me to be instantly underestimated. When one hears the accent, there is an immediate assumption that there's a...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I want to find a place where i can be happy
    Aaaashton Aaaashton 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    today I ventured outside for the first time in almost a full week. I feel terrible about my embarrassing hair issues. I wanted to put on make up before I left out of the house but...
    andry2008 andry2008 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I honestly just want to be happy, like no matter what I do I'm never really truly happy, I do smile and I do laugh but inside I just feel sad or upset. And I feel so different then...
    drunkpunker drunkpunker 13-15, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Ugh I'm extremely shy around random strangers and am never myself. With my small group of friends, I'm the crazy and fun one, but with other strangers, I never seem to be able to...
    penaddict penaddict 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    My (half)brother is going into the army, and i have never been more happy about it. It's been his dream ever since we were little, and now he finally gets to experience it. He...
    HarleyHart HarleyHart 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Hi my name is Jamie and was diagnosed about a yr and a half age with dm. We very easily got my rash under control, butt my muscle involvement has been out off control. I shake...
    jahsc jahsc 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    What is a man? I don't mean in terms of biology because there are a lot of us out there who look like men but really aren't. On the outside we look all big and bad, some of us...
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    All the material things, believing I need this or that does matter to me. Life is about being happy and wanting happiness for others.
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have written about my separation from my daughter. I am beginning to own my part of the problem. I don't think I can be strong enough to do what I would have to do to make it...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    i have been through a lot in my life. after my parents divorce and harsh seperation i lived with my dad who was a bit aggressive. he never let me talk to guys or even say hi. he...
    jessy55 jessy55 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm attracted to my best friend. As it turns out, her boyfriend IS staying locally for college, at least for now. I'm not gonna say I'm kinda upset and disappointed, but I'm kinda...
    sassycastiel sassycastiel 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Surviving a narcissistic mother is a process, not an event. You probably didn’t grow up with the knowledge that you even had a narcissistic mother. You may not have known at the...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 6 days ago

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    I want to be a writer. I've written a novel but I don't know what to do with it because the publishing industry scares/depresses me and every time anyone criticizes me, I descend...
    Emeryael Emeryael 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This is sad because it is so true. We have trouble blaming people now days we tend to want to blame other things instead. This idiot killed 9 people. It was clearly his fault, not...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Everyday, I'm still awake, thinking about anything basically. Mainly thinking that I have school the next day. It's gotten worse overtime.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F a week ago

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    I have been struggling with dermatillomania for the past six years. I always thought something was wrong with me. I was the only onein my family to do it and no one could...
    liquideyeliner liquideyeliner 16-17, F a week ago

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    I hate people who talk shi* on people for No apparent reason like some dumb crap just to get into a fight. Ppl like that need to get their A$$ kicked!
    MelanieG345 MelanieG345 13-15 1 Response a week ago

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    The only two ways I can compensate are either smoking marijuana before I go to bed or watch tv until my eyes start to ache.
    anonymousdrummer anonymousdrummer 16-17, M Jun 22

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    So much so, I basically avoid asking people's opinions on things that could be criticized. I feel like even if they don't mean to, that They're aiming hateful words purposefully at...
    taacct taacct 22-25, F Jun 21

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    I am one of those girls that always has to be on the move and I have to be busy with something all the time and it is very difficult for me to sit still. Call it ADHD or whatever...
    feminine2themax feminine2themax 13-15, F Jun 20

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    So lately I've been happy and it's been so long since I've been on this app, now I wish I was actually happy and not faking it...
    kellylopez kellylopez 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    How do you let go of someone you care about? Words of advice I received. "Understand that the person you're trying to hold on to no longer desires your attention. That person's...
    ChainedHeart ChainedHeart 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    all my life I have loved to dress up and cosplay as someone else. the courage it gives me is phenomenal and I don't want to give that up. on the other hand, I'm also an avid...
    Lunawoofy Lunawoofy 18-21 Jun 20

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    In my stupid school, I can't find someone who's like me. I can't find someone that loves the outdoors, loves writing, and likes my music. I can't find someone who appreciates...
    shhstayquiet shhstayquiet 16-17, F Jun 20

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    My wife, Cindy, thinks she is fooling me. She isn't. But I am fooling her. Soon enough she will know and her happy self-delusion will collapse. I look forward to the karma.
    xtramustard xtramustard 51-55, M Jun 20