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I Should Be Happy With My Life But I Am Not

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    Why Is It That I Cannot Be Happy?

    At one point in my life, I discovered I had HPV, didn't have a job, my ex had left me, I was alone at home, and my University was refusing to give me my degree. To say I was devastated is to make a huge understatement. I was suicidal. Something I never wanted to admit to anyone...
    thanatophobic thanatophobic 22-25, F 1 Response May 8, 2013

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    On the ground I lay Motionless in pain I can

    see my life flashing before my eyes Did I fall asleep? Is this all a dream Wake me up, I'm living a nightmare I will not die -Three Day Grace
    gordythegecko gordythegecko 16-17, M Jan 22

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    Everyone Tells Me So

    I will admit there are times when I cannot be consoled... when I cannot find a reason to live no matter what. So everyone feels free to remind me of what I have. I have a job in this terrible economy. I have a nice apartment. I am in good health. I have disposable income...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M Apr 28, 2011

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    What Happened?

    Hi there everyone I'm new and kinda shy. I was 10 days sober, then i drank like an idiot and now 3 days sober again. I feel like crap. I know that admitting i am an alcholic and goin to meetings are good for me, but i wan the cravings to go away. i want to be happy again, and i...
    wellesleya312 wellesleya312 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    Should Be

    I should be happy but I am not.  It is hard to find happiness anymore.  I do have so much to be happy for.  We own our house and land that is a start.  I have two beautiful kids.  I have a husband I love so much and who loves me.  I have food in the...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 11, 2007

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    I Should Be Happy

    I should be happy,Oddly,I'm not,Been through hell,Escaped without a scratch,I should be happy,Could have been dead,Maybe one day,Things will change.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    Right now I have so much good

    for me. Getting a nice car soon. Getting a better job. My other job (work every other weekend commission pay) I'm starting to get more and more money from. My home life is improving some. Weathers getting better. But I've lost so many people lately. So many friends... And i, I...
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777 16-17, M 1 Response May 4

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    I know I should Be happy

    that you have somebody else,,, butt I just can't be.. Butt I love you.. And I know you deserve happyness but are you happy with this person? Or are you trying to make me jealous!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 20

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    I Started This So I Should Share

    I started this "group" so maybe I should share why. I have a wonderful life. A husband who I love more than air, 2 great kids, one who will be graduating soon, the other is the light of the house. He has more energy and heart than any 10 people I know. I wouldn't...
    kizziekitty kizziekitty 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 20, 2007

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    My husband and I have been married for 2 years now. We have a 1 year old son. I am a stay at home wife/mom, 22 years old..... I am not happy with my husband and i's...
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    So, recently I've come to the conclusion that I never feel completely satisfied or content with life. I have a decent job, I have a car, I have enough people to dub "friends" and...
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    People are so dramatic like your girlfriend broke up with you...move on man its not the end of the world. Or the other day in my house my mom figured out i wasnt taking the...
    Insomniac77 Insomniac77 16-17, M Jul 21

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    As I sit here, thinking about life and my life, or lack thereof, it's starting to become clear that I'm not happy. With any aspect of my life.
    itsmed11 itsmed11 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I am single, and proud of it! There's nothing that upsets me more than to see people in a relationship to make up for being alone. It's so sad. Why do we put so much pressure on...
    Alliwoo Alliwoo 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    it seems that everyone around me is getting divorced or having constant fights with their partners. marriage seems to be either something that would get your life to become better...
    Rabei93 Rabei93 18-21, M Jul 19

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    I use to be such a depressed person but i found my inner happiness and i love life now. I'm so blessed to have my family and friends who are always there for me and my wonderful bf...
    sweetlikesuga sweetlikesuga 26-30, F Jul 7

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    Idk why, I should be happy cos I have a great boyfriend and good friends but I do the same thing everyday. All we do is smoke weed or other drugs and sit around all day. I want to...
    yuuung yuuung 16-17, F Jul 14

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    Tonight my youngest son, tells me that they meaning, my two Young boys, my ex wife, her boyfriend and her parents swam all naked this weekend. I am not happy. maybe it is just me...
    jaml jaml 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 14

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    It actually become better,I have amazing friends and family and a amazing boyfriend,yes I still have my days where depression gets the best of me but I fight and I win the battle...
    LesleeNieves LesleeNieves 13-15, F Jul 19

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    Unlike a lot of people on ep I'm happyšŸ‘Œ
    yourbestnig yourbestnig 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Dear ... I know I am not what you want right now but I have heard you say many times that no one loves you like I do. I just want you to know forever is a long long time. I am not...
    lonesojourner lonesojourner 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Nearly everyone on my friend list wants to abandon me because I'm depressed and I depress them so I just fake being happy, trying to make the company last until a year later when...
    ShadowWolf190 ShadowWolf190 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm so emotionally n physically f'ing hurting! I fantasize of laying on a beach with a needle full of heroin. Never tried it...
    78nikki 78nikki 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    He's def. not a sociopath but my husband is devoid of any type of genuine emotion. It's like he's learned what SHOULD be an appropriate emotion to be feeling and pretends that he...
    hotdamndame hotdamndame 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I've always had issues with my weight, always felt fat and wished i were skinnier. But when i finally felt i was coping with it well I gained 15 pounds in 7 months.
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO 13-15, F Jul 10

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    More and more I find myself wondering why I can't stand the thought of ME. It's a very hard thing to come to grips with.
    theluckyduck theluckyduck 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    Hmmm. Yup with only one exception. My daughters.
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    sweet dream holding me with soft cloud arms, its grip so tight i can't moveā€¦but its alright. i can't breatheā€¦but its ok. I'm floatingā€¦and my body is numbā€¦but this is where...
    ADRASTEIA ADRASTEIA 26-30, F Jul 21

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    I just find the details of life so damn complicated these days. Technology, phone menus, so many choices between products, everything is self-serve, etc. Even when it comes to...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well not life in general but just continual traumatic events. The latest being my husband's redundancy. He is late 40's and has never been made redundant before and it is after a...
    savedbygrace0 savedbygrace0 46-50, F Jul 18

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    I haven't lived the life I wanted. I haven't made my dreams fly. I gave up on a lot of things. Maybe because I'm not strong. Maybe because it's not time yet. I know we all hold...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I seriously can't cope anymore, I can't take life, no one would care if I went anyway, I'm done, done.
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F Jul 1

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    My life is so meaningless.
    InsanelySaneGuy InsanelySaneGuy 18-21, M Jul 3

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    there is nothing to do in my life anymore ever since i got back from the mental health clinic there is nothing to do i just lost all the stuff i used to do and i just cant do it...
    Insomniac77 Insomniac77 16-17, M Jul 11

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    I joined this website a long while back because I was going through a very bad time, I was depressed, suicidal and lost. My life has changed now and I still feel funny. I had...
    doctorwhofan doctorwhofan 22-25, F Jul 17

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    life... It's a beautiful lie ... It is just a game and I hate it :(
    maryamgh1376 maryamgh1376 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I did not know where to put this so I put it here.I am too strong to be frustrated but sometimes when people close to us do not understand that there is more to life than our small...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    On December 22, 2013 My daughter was in a fatal accident in San Bernardino CA. Killing 2 including her unborn child.. My daughter was 19 weeks 5 days pregnant when the Nissan...
    unbornangel unbornangel 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Seriously just take me now! I have no one anymore, no one to talk to. At home mom is stressed and tired of hearing me when I'm upset. When I tell her stuff she gets upset. I think...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Or people. Or rules made by people. Who arent people. But jerks.
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I feel like I'm always going to be too shy to have a real offline relationship. šŸ˜„ I feel so alone but I know being with someone would be awkward.
    AnnaSpring AnnaSpring 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    I really tryt so hard to be positivec but horrid things just keep happening. I'm wish I could believe one day I'll be ok but that hope just seems to get crushed everytimes I...
    Magdamay Magdamay 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Girls with a good figure are so attracting, love me some junk in the trunk.
    Original23 Original23 26-30, M Jun 30

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