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I Just Want to Be Happy

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    This past year has changed dramatically

    for me. I joined a frat, fell in love, stopped a friend's suicide, became heartbroken, got kicked out of my house, became a spokesperson for LGBT rights, walked at my first Pride Parade, and came back home. I know that I've impacted the lives of people. They have told me. But...
    louistoblerone louistoblerone 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2014

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    Happiness and Love just go together.

    If I could find love again, I would find happiness. After 14 years of marriage I realized I wasn't happy and never would be where I was. I would be happy just to be with someone that loved me for who I am, not for the idea of who I may one day become........if I would just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 2, 2014

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    My husband & I went on a date yesterday

    and actually had a great time together! He smiled and laughed and talked, even flirted a little! I was taken aback! I wish that happened more often.
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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    Is that too much to ask for?

    Oh, wait. Yeah, it is. Can I just be a cat please? I'll just sleep and hunt little mice whenever I feel like it. I'll promise to only go to the bathroom in my litter box and I'll even let you pet my ears.
    ImagineA ImagineA 16-17 Jun 13

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    conniee3 conniee3 18-21, F Jul 24

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    Rachael95 Rachael95 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2014

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    When I stop & think of the things to be

    grateful about in my life, I am happy. Note to self : Stop & think, every single day.
    BreakingBored BreakingBored 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Happiness may come at a cost ,

    sometimes it's not what you may have dreamed about , but as long as you can find that something to keep you smiling , I THINK HAPPINESS is what you found!
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M May 16

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    Wild Ramblings

     I might be writing this to myself really, because few people may ever understand a word that I’m trying to say. I’m starting to accept that the loneliness I feel in my heart may remain there for a while.  I’ve been betrayed in ways that used to keep...
    StarliteRose StarliteRose 26-30, F 13 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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    Honestly I just want to feel happy again

    even if I'm truly not. I'm at a point in my life Where I can't even pretend to be anymore , I miss the little things that I now overlook I miss being able to go out when I had friends and enjoy my youth , I miss the old me :(
    tupaclover tupaclover 16-17 Jul 3

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    "Believing in negative thoughts is the single

    greatest obstruction in life" As a young girl I took what people said to heart whether it was positive or negative. I believed in every word spoken over me. I soon came to the realization that I had been destroying myself. You see, no one can make you feel inferior without your...
    Delicateflower98 Delicateflower98 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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    Charliee4 Charliee4 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    One day I am going to roll over

    and kiss the love of my life Good morning.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 13

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    Right now, I feel very happy.

    First completely and voluntarily sober weekend I've had. Been sober for 11 days now! I'm so proud of myself. Small step but great progress <3 I feel happy and warm inside. I'm thirsty for life again and can't wait to wake up and live life again after a goodnights rest...
    neurokitty99 neurokitty99 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    I am happy because. .

    ..I'm true to myself: )
    mayhemharmony mayhemharmony 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    rubyjuly rubyjuly 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I think it is hard in this world today.

    So we have to enjoy the little moments of happiness that we can steal away from our corporate jobs.
    BrokenAngel38 BrokenAngel38 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Davesdaughter, You Are Not The Father.

    So, theres an incident that happened two days ago, and I'm looking for an opinion. Im going to try to relay the events as unbiased as I can, but im guessing you will know what I think of it. Im not going to exaggerate any details, and the funny thing is i dont have to. Okay, a...
    DavesDaughter DavesDaughter 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 17, 2011

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    My dream is to inspire

    and touch people's lives through art! help make that happen! gofundme.com/upmth97q
    chamicus chamicus 26-30, M May 17

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    My best friend just broke up with his bf

    and he is hurting so bad but I live across the water and I just want give he big hug and tell him that going be ok and it hurts me that I can not do that Guy I am your bestie and I will always be there for u buddy
    leemc leemc 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    We start to hide our feelings put up walls it

    gets to the point where we never really know how anyone thinks or feel without meaning to, we became master of disguise.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 19

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    Faith

    I believe in God simply because of one reason...when you believe, you mustn't say about you..."I am lonely" or "I am unhappy". This feeling of neighbourhood of the God makes me happy, makes me stronger and gives me possibilities to see the world in better way, in wider aspect...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M Nov 17, 2013

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    I woke up this morning just wanting to be night

    time so I can go to sleep again. Happiness is not an option as many may suggest, write or think. Right now I don't have the strength to do anything. My husband, who is an angel, brought me breakfast. But even being next to him and our pet I just feel like crying and I would like...
    Pather2013 Pather2013 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I'm on the path to happiness.

    Very happy finding my career path now, I feel my professional life is going strong. Personal life is still a toss up. I'm really looking to make new friends.
    TheShowOffBrand TheShowOffBrand 22-25, M 1 Response May 16

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    Aucle Aucle 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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    I have this feeling that taking fish oil would

    probably help lessen my depression.
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 4 Responses May 16

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    Shey12 Shey12 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2014

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    Okay so I've been completely clean of drugs

    for upcoming 5 months now? My life and confidence has improved, My relationships with my family has improved. Loving myself and the relationship with myself has improved! Social life and esteem yes! Improved drastically. Just updating to whoever reads my post and is...
    neurokitty99 neurokitty99 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    all i ever wanted was a happy family

    and life. i have my 2 babies and i would do anything and everything for them. they are my life. why cant me being me be good enough for ppl. why am i a ***** just because i walked outside. ppl really need to get off their high horse and just accept me my body and personality as...
    fantasybabe123 fantasybabe123 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Life is not about waiting

    for the storm to pass, It is about learning to dance in the rain.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M Mar 31

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    I can't help it but taking pills

    and popping them in one after each other even doe they are not for me
    keats141 keats141 18-21, F May 21

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    I want to find someone.

    At least a friend. Someone that won't stop talking to me because I'm boring or awkward or weird. Someone that'll always be there for me. I get lonely. I get very very lonely. Even when I'm surround by people I feel like I'm locked in a glass closet. They see me but they don't...
    SammieSweetheart687 SammieSweetheart687 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 12, 2014

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    I want to be happy but without sexual perverts

    who can't keep theirselves tame, or blame it on their hormones... Being happy does not involve your **** people. -_- it involves your heart
    katebait katebait 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    I found boy in "BADOO" he was very cool he

    didn't give phone number or fb I really like him i did send messages to him but he wasn't online and he didn't answer me I really want to find him how can i finde him!??😔😔😔😔
    lilitk lilitk 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    cleanyoursoul cleanyoursoul 26-30, F May 18

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    Don't cry because it's over,

    smile because it happened!!! So true,, :)
    Divine82 Divine82 31-35, F Dec 10, 2014

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    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M May 24

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    I joined this site not only to seek guidance

    for problems but also to help others on the site when they are in need.
    Maxvelocity15 Maxvelocity15 13-15, M May 17

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    DutchMattie DutchMattie 36-40, M Jun 1

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    It is cool to get responses there are

    so many varied and interesting people in here. I like going away for a while and coming back to all the surprises left for me. I am a little out there about some things but truly enjoy all your secrets and hopes and dreams and humor. I am real and that's really all I am...
    Gmfriends Gmfriends 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F Jul 29, 2014

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    I think, to some extent,

    that happiness is a choice. I think there are people, people like me, who have to work a little harder than everyone else to be happy. And that effort is a commitment. And that effort can be exhausting. I'm not unhappy- but I have a huge void that I've spent my life trying...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 16

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    I can't even remember what true happiness

    or joy feels like. I just want to be happy... Don't I deserve that much? I'm just tired of being the way I am. Something needs to change. I need to change.
    js246 js246 22-25 23 hrs ago

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    I honestly think the biggest obstacle between

    myself and happiness is this picture in my head of how it all is supposed to be. At this point in my life I have to sit down and ask myself what it is that I want. I imagine a very clean house cuddled up with a man that I love watching a movie and spending time with him. I...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 Response May 24

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    conniee3 conniee3 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I've went through a lot in my marriage of 14

    years. For the past 5 years, I've always found myself very depressed and upset. One major damage was because my husband always thinks very negatively about me. Every 1st January, and birthday, I always make the same wish that I will be happy. But till last June, I realised...
    Lynnlsc Lynnlsc 41-45, F 6 Responses