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I Want My Happiness to Come From Within

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 247 People

    Hell Yeah! That's What It's All About..

    I haave to be truly happy. That has to be my goal. I want to be at peace inside, I need my "inner-tumoil" to cease. I need to feel that I am who I say I am... I have been hearing others say that using antidepressants worked to kick-start their recovery and I have...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    Don't Worry, Be Happy

    I  have suffered from depression for as long as I can remember. I was officially diagnosed with major clinical depression when I was 16, after a failed suicide attempt, but it wasn't until 8 years ago that I went on medication. That was when my hellish ordeal with an abusive...
    bluehaiku bluehaiku 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2009

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    Nothing Outside...

    I don't want my happiness to come from something that could leave me like humans and money. I want to be better than that. What I've heard is that I have to accept my limitations as a human being. But, I don't want to. The only think that can make me smile is death, outerspace...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 Aug 25, 2011

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    Things Have to Change

    I have a lot of things that bring me joy in life. My husband, my son, my books, my pretty little things I collect. But when my mind isn't busy with them, I think and think on deep subjects, I make up stories, I have to escape the present. I wish that weren't so. I don't really...
    PewterFantasy PewterFantasy 31-35, F Feb 20, 2009

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    Happiness

    Happiness,So I believe,Comes from within,I want more,So I can enjoy,Livin' a life,That's worth the livin'.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 31, 2012

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    I Choose To Be Happy

    This man: http://www.barryneilkaufman.com has taught me how to be happy from within myself just by deciding to be happy and NOT unhappy. It's a choice! I spent most of my life expecting or waiting for happiness to arrive from outside of me. There is reason for this which goes...
    jimrich jimrich 70+, M Jan 28, 2011

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    Joy Compared To Happiness

    I have been taught that Joy comes from within; the heart. I believe that as I had much Joy in a relationship and tried to end it. The Joy in my life was gone after being there for so long. I think external things make us happy. They are normally short lived; such as a picture, or...
    climber1 climber1 66-70, M 4 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    Nothing Outside...

    I don't want my happiness to come from something that could leave me like humans and money. I want to be better than that. What I've heard is that I have to accept my limitations as a human being. But, I don't want to. The only things that can make me smile is death, outerspace...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 Aug 25, 2011

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    Dont let anyone determine your happiness. Dont rely on them to make you happy. Because you'll just end up hurting yourself. Do things in your life that are for you, & because you...
    Cath947 Cath947 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I have all the answers I need for this stage in my life. I may not have implemented the theory yet, but at least I know what to do, and when the opportunity arises, I will seize it...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 29

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    As has happened at a couple of other points in my life, I've gotten so wrapped up in the problems in my life that I've stopped living much of it. Recent events have highlighted...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    I know what I've been searching for SUCH a long time. I have the answer. I know how to reach happiness. The answer is staring you at your face; I bet you would not have guessed it...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    So, would you come within me...? I'm heading to a warm bath...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    I understand you more than you do yourself. Intellectually, I know everything I want to know about you. **** my arrogance. I can see with my rotting brain, through my dead eyes...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 3

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    If you can find the time, will you wait for me? You've opened the chest of my life while I watched you, only to find the expression on your face that there was nothing inside...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M Dec 1

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    Onces i started thinking more positively .i realized i had to reinforce these thoughts and behaviors in myself so they would stuck. As with any sort of training, the more you...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F a week ago

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    If you focus yourself on getting better everyday. Good things will come! Don't cling so much on negative things or bad memories. Past is in the past! You can never undo it but you...
    Margaretxo Margaretxo 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This morning, i woke up and i realize that there are small scratches in my body. it is not deep but it is enough to tell that it is a scratch not a pen or anything like that. You...
    thiefhook thiefhook 18-21, M Dec 7

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    It's never okay if u come from a broken family but if you do.. Just know life is giving u a hundred reasons to cry, when u can give life a thousand reasons to smile.
    trisytris trisytris 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I also come from a broken family much like a lot of you. I love with my grandparents now and don't have any real connection to either of my parents. My dad raped my sister while I...
    AlphaBoy7934 AlphaBoy7934 13-15, M Dec 8

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    I was emotionally abused and neglected throughout my childhood up until around fourteen or fifteen when I finally got myself out of there, now family is just a broken word to me...
    ExPButterfly ExPButterfly 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 22

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    My parents divorced when I was 10, and my dad remarried a sick evil gold digger twenty years younger than him...after dating her for 3 months. People think he's so wonderful, but...
    RNY83 RNY83 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    WARNING: this is VERY long. During school and hanging out with friends, I can be the most talkative and cheerful person to be around. And that's what hides the truth back at home...
    vintagechick14 vintagechick14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I finally trusted my mother again.. five years later, after she let me get raped, and threw me in a mental hospital then ran away. I stepped up as the bigger person and decided...
    babyjane96 babyjane96 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    My mother is a nightmare, in one way I want to blame her for everything I went through growing up. but I can still try to understand. when I was born my mom said she planned me...
    babyjane96 babyjane96 18-21, F Nov 22

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    I had a terrible experience with my grandmother a few times one over my daughter she was more interested in discipline than doting and hugging and loving her. I asked my mother if...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F Nov 30

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    I can remember it like it was yesterday. The day my mother would chose a man over her own children the day she would walk out of my life forever. It all started when I was 12 years...
    izzy33095 izzy33095 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 3

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    My mom and dad werent legally married then just planned a fake wedding cause my moms parents wanted her to get married cause she stayed pregnant with me and they really disliked my...
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Hi.i'm new to here for knowing i'm not the alone.i am a survivor of phisically abuse,sexual abuse by my parents.four years ago,i escaped from them. and i've been fighting with...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 20

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    Some years ago I was medically DQ'd from joining the military cause of health conditions. My gf was happy cause it would mean I stay safe state side. I've learned to get over it...
    crazyboi24 crazyboi24 26-30, M Dec 3

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    I remember it like it was yesterday. my father was killing her. I remember being so afraid when I saw my mom laying on the hardwood floor lifeless. I went for the .22 rifle because...
    dakota762 dakota762 22-25, M Dec 8

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    Outside looking in I never felt normal I always felt like an orphan My mother was murdered when I was just nine years old the man I called dad never acted like a father he was...
    conservativegirl24 conservativegirl24 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    From an early age I knew my mother hated me. She's been diagnosed since with Bipolar Disorder. But growing up with her as a mother was difficult. We never properly bonded because...
    emc2emily emc2emily 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi there! For those of you out there who wish to work from home, around your everyday lives, it really is achievable! I absolutely LOVE my company and have found it so easy to...
    rmccluskey rmccluskey 26-30, F Nov 20

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    I have always been more comfotable nude than clothed. I hang out nude with nude friends at nude beachs and swimming holes. I never wear clothes at home except when other friends...
    georgiokr georgiokr 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    I just want to disappear. I want to vanish. I want to run away. The problem is I think I might only want to run away from myself.
    iwanttofeelbetter333 iwanttofeelbetter333 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I am in dire financial waters. I have a full time job, but it isn't enough. I need to make an extra $100 per week in order to get through these hard times. I want to try to do...
    PapaJeffers PapaJeffers 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I think this whole reality thing is a lark really. It’s vastly overrated. I mean, if I didn’t subscribe to reality I could’ve forgotten about responsibility - who needs jobs...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 27

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    I'm running away from home, I have a car and can pick anyone up, so ever is suffering and wants to run with me just message me, I have a small group so it won't be as boring
    11MARK11 11MARK11 16-17 Dec 5

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    Anyone from Saskatoon or anywhere near wanna join me? I'm 16, F, and I've bin trying for years to runaway, so I'm 100% about it! And won't back out when the going gets rough, if...
    NewMoon188 NewMoon188 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    I am here to save lives and set them free. I have a planned and I just need help with bit. My plan is to do a kick start and Facebook Group to raise money to leave my hell with...
    Unknown1047 Unknown1047 18-21, M Dec 7

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    I'm so bored with my life right now. I have to keep living in fear almost every day. I'm tired of society and almost everything else. I'm tired of waking up and its the same thing...
    Hotspicychilli23 Hotspicychilli23 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Does this look like the face of a grumpy bum?!?!? I think not... Lol
    Negglesgirl Negglesgirl 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 30

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    I have 3 biological brothers, 2 adopted brothers, 2 biological sisters and 1 adopted sister
    Autumnrose48 Autumnrose48 16-17, F Nov 22

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    I have lived in a small town in Colorado for most of my life. I have lived a few other places...including cities. I like the small town feel...but there are so many new people...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Nov 23

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    I do not love any of my family.
    OwlWolf OwlWolf 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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