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I Have Trouble Staying Truly Happy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 317 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have trouble letting go of things, sometimes i feel like i need answers or i like to be the last one to say something. Im an emotional person letting go is not something i can do...
    Syydnee Syydnee 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I battle depression, and i feel like i can never be happy...i appreciate the people who have tried, but i can't be happy. That's not how my story goes ☹.
    TheKidInTheCorner TheKidInTheCorner 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Always been this way but for a while it did get better and I even got my dreams back I've found a way but then again so much guilt from it. Then now I find I'll have to avoid a...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    I often wake up, realize my life sucks and have no good reason to get out of bed, and try to get right back sleep. I like dreaming too much, but at last my dreams are enjoyable.
    williamM92 williamM92 22-25, M Sep 23

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    When I was younger, I loved older women. However, as I have gotten older I have begun to like younger women. I am 25 and usually don't like to date women older than 20. I think it...
    bktaylor1989 bktaylor1989 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    I didn't use to have any problems but I'm so stressed out now that I can't sleep. I'm really tired but when I try to sleep my mind just goes to an over drive. I've always been the...
    Careisla Careisla 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    I can't remember the last time I slept all night and woke up refreshed, I never want to get up for work in the morning, at that point I finally feel like I could sleep, but have to...
    countrychic66 countrychic66 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    If I trust a person and they betray my trust they just might as well be dead to me. With that being said there are few people in this world that I actually trust and if you have my...
    SuckMyAwesome SuckMyAwesome 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I have the worst social anxiety that life has to offer.
    Roses18 Roses18 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Even though my husband does not support me very much, is unhappy with my decision, I have come to the realization...He no longer has CONTROL OF ME. I decided to just do what...
    AbnormalNormal AbnormalNormal 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    Why does this seem like it is the hardest choice to make in life? I want to be happy all the time, motivated, loving, talkative, positive, etc...I just want to smile through my...
    ej1901 ej1901 31-35, M Sep 27

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    I guess these are the three main ingredients to a happy life: 1. Love/respect yourself first, before you you can love others. 2. Care less about what others think of you. 3...
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I still haven't found what I am looking for.............
    DevineCOMEDY DevineCOMEDY 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    Sometimes you just have to make the best of things. I feel better than I have in a long time and im glad ***** finally back to normal with one of my best friends even though i do...
    Skyhigh95 Skyhigh95 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yeah, last Friday :3 I bought a bag of coke balls. It was a little short-lived because eventually I ran out of coke balls and was no longer distracted and went back to be really...
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    I'm so shy and insecure , I feel like people won't like me
    Roses18 Roses18 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    Characterize people by their actions. Then you'll no longer be fooled by their words .
    DaddysCupcake DaddysCupcake 26-30, F Sep 26

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    I don't like feeling weak or helpless. I also don't want to be told I am sick. And even though I am. Please know that I am not. I AM NOT. This is why I don't like asking for...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    My bf is being really distant as of late. He's short with me and moody, as well as not wanting to be intimate. He picked fights with me and has become really petty. I honestly feel...
    pensivepaws pensivepaws 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    She angrily peered at the clock for what felt like the hundredth time. Only two minutes had passed since the last time she checked it. 2:47am it read. 2:47am. At that point she...
    salen01 salen01 16-17, F Oct 5

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    I see too many sides. How do you make decisions? And know the right ones?
    onthisislandinthisworld onthisislandinthisworld 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    To members of the opposite sex and to members of the same sex. I often end up coming off like really sarcastic or a total ***** on accident :P
    MissManaged MissManaged 22-25, F Oct 9

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    It's 6am and I'm still not asleep.
    meunfortunately meunfortunately 18-21, F Oct 10

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    You saw me as a friend I saw you as more, It wasn't what Life had in store, You didn't want to lead me on, I accepted that a chance of romance was gone, We seemed to get By that...
    Almostanonymous Almostanonymous 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    The odd one here and there are reassuring, but too many will drive me away
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew 18-21 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Especially from pretty girls . I never know if it's flirting . Can people just wear stickers with their sexuality on it ?
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    When I meet new nice and kind people I never know how to reach out to them afterwards. We talk via Twitter or FB but I always feel like I'm going to disturb. So we don't hang out...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel really bad im this way now, it makes me feel like a crappy person, but ive had so many bad experiences with people that its really genuinely hard to change that way of...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    After being hurt. Duh. Lol
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 21 hrs ago

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    A good life is when u assume nothing, Do more, Need less, Smile often, Dream big, Laugh a lot, And realize how blessed u really are...
    some1callmeJoy some1callmeJoy 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    Don't let little stupid things break your happiness.
    jadacharlene jadacharlene 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I was younger, I was so careless. I always smiled and laughed. My cousin used to call me 'smiley'. I used to go with the flow and do whatever I wanted and be free and happy...
    dogsareCute16 dogsareCute16 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I don't remember the last time I was truly happy. Maybe sometimes before high school. Now I am 23 and miserable all the time. I feel like I am wasting my time, not doing what I...
    5sosfam 5sosfam 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel like it is impossible for me to be truly happy.
    amanda4848 amanda4848 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    Hey I'm Bri :) I have scoliosis and asthma as well as a number of other health issues. I was diagnosed in around grade five (I'm not sure) when in summer I had my bikini on and my...
    BriGrace BriGrace 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 9

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