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I Have Trouble Staying Truly Happy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 324 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 trouble falling asleep earlier than 1am even during the work week. And even if I did not sleep much the previous night, I would still be awake until late the next night. Any...
    VoiceInYourHead VoiceInYourHead 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have trouble talking to people about me. I can do superficial talk about me, just nothing beyond surface level. I can talk to about anything else from politics and religion to...
    Kathrax Kathrax 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    A therapist I was working for , building a huge wooden bookshelf, told me after talking religion and, politics also the meaning of life while I was working , that I was the wisest...
    madmoe68 madmoe68 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    I can never think of anything to say. If someone asks me what I think of something-I don't know. My mind is blank. I can't think of anything to say. If a whole group of people are...
    huntressx3 huntressx3 16-17, F Mar 12

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    I don't even know her last name and I've only had a handful of real conversations with her yet I know that in my eyes she's amazing. I've deleted her number and messages more times...
    Imnotreelyhere Imnotreelyhere 31-35, M Mar 15

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    I have always had trouble telling people how I feel. There have been a few girls that I have become sort of friends with and wished I could tell them how I feel and I could get...
    Balockay Balockay 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's weird? to want to sleep without having a dream. Once I wake up in the middle of the night, I can't go back to sleep because the dream I just have.
    Enoshimasan Enoshimasan 18-21 1 Response Feb 28

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    What is wrong with this site??! Every time I try to log in from an actual computer, it tells me my username and or password are invalid. Same when I try to log in from my cell...
    Shygirl2002 Shygirl2002 13-15, F Mar 4

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    What is wrong with this site??! Every time I try to log in from an actual computer, it tells me my username and or password are invalid. Same when I try to log in from my cell...
    Shygirl2002 Shygirl2002 13-15, F Mar 4

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    When I was younger I thought I knew how **** worked, how mistaken was I. Or maybe I did and I recently lost that "click" people have with one another. Recently I've ignored my...
    2scared2login 2scared2login 18-21, M Mar 9

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    Every night since January I have started to have several dreams in the night and I wake up each time from them throughout the night. I don't really remember them well besides the...
    KadriMacarov KadriMacarov 18-21, F Mar 17

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    I need help. I was just on spring break and I ****** up my sleeping schedule. I need help! I have school tomorrow!
    universegirl101 universegirl101 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    It's just very hard for me to open up to someone, in person because I hear myself, and I think, "Wow, I'm so annoying. Why would anyone listen to me?" I don't know, all my problems...
    guitarman312 guitarman312 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I have a very long history of sleeping problems. I can't stay up longer than midnight in fear of sleepwalking. I twitch in my sleep. Sometimes I wake up to leg cramps and...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    When I moved to London in grade 9, I became friends with a girl who cut and attempted suicide many times, and my sister began to cut as well. In grade 10, I became friends with...
    drowninginsaltwater drowninginsaltwater 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Negativity has been such a waste. And while I won't blame the emotionally abused child I was for embracing negativity as a means of defending her spirit, I'm happy to be free...
    BriImani BriImani 18-21, F Mar 17

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    What Do I Have To Be Sad About? ~Hateful mooching relatives. ~No real friends. ~Youngest child stolen from me 17 years ago&refuses to have anything to do with me. ~Oldest sons...
    FineAsWine45 FineAsWine45 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    we talked to mom today.She criticised the partners I choose. I mean like the previous one was fine but was a bad guy, this one is not good-looking and it's unknown even if he's at...
    darkblue0909 darkblue0909 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep any at all anyone want to talk?
    beachgirl13 beachgirl13 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    It usually takes someone scratching my back, playing with my hair or (weird) rubbing my ears to put me into a deep sleep very quickly. For some strange reason, having my ears...
    futureMD futureMD 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    I feel like my friends don't like me anymore, but I'm too scared to say anything.
    CYANIDExSILENCE CYANIDExSILENCE 13-15, F Mar 8

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    Such a bad night with the hubby. I'm not sure if I'm overreacting to the things he says. I just wish I wouldn't care so much about what he thinks.
    Skyfreckles Skyfreckles 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I fall asleep quick and easy, usually within 5-10 minutes of laying down....then I sleep for about three hours and then wake up every 30 minutes to an hour for the rest of the...
    katiebeth91 katiebeth91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Only an hour into my five hour bus ride and I've become a fidget master! Can't wait for the first pit stop so I can do some stretches and move about!!
    lavigne23 lavigne23 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    It's quite annoying actually. I don't know what it is but my doctor said it might be mild Insomnia. I sleep about two to four hours a night. Sometimes not at all.
    Aviaria Aviaria 13-15, F Mar 17

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    Or the trailer. And the car. And the motel room.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    i'm glad i met someone here who gives me a little hope for tomorrow. tomorrow i'm going to make a fake tattoo haha.
    Raicyn Raicyn 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I am not deleting my account, I am just going to stay away from it and come on once a year. This will make me a little happier. Smiles {>^.^}>
    Chisington Chisington 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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