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I Want My Happiness to Come From Within

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    You want to know what happiness is? It's waking up in the middle of the night for no reason, shifting under the blankets and feeling the heat of the person next to you. You turn...
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    My parents were only 16 and 14 when they had me. So they gave me up to my abusive grandparents. My mom soon left from my life and I didn't have contact with her again till I was 14...
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F Oct 12

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    My parents split up almost 6 years ago and my mom left my dad she said it was because of my dumbass father and she moved in with one of her friends and wouldn't tell my dad where...
    The1infinity The1infinity 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I may have my share of difficulties, but I'm never letting it stop me from accomplishing what I want.
    bambi456 bambi456 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    The child in which I have guardianship of is a teenager male and overweight, how can I help him? I don't want to create insecurities because I know being a teen and body image is...
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    This Monday through Friday nonsense is for the birds! Lol I love working but I do wish I could have a more flexible schedule... Come in late or leave early... Longer lunches...
    stargazer2468 stargazer2468 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    Mother ran away from my dad many times growing up from abuse. She left us once when I was 6 years old and I told her to take my brother and I with her. She's kept her promise and...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    My Father never loved my Mother... He never loved me either. He left us and i know that my mother still loves him and misses him... I kinda do too but i hate him so much. I hate...
    sky1391 sky1391 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    This is for any teenager with separated parents and have to talk to a lawyer Be honest with them don't lie because you are scared of one of your parents because if you live in...
    AlphaAlf13 AlphaAlf13 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    My past experiences are suppose to make me Stronger because they didn't kill me...but lately they've had me wanting to kill me..
    FishInThe206 FishInThe206 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My biological parents split when I was 3 years old. I still remember some things from back then. I then lived with my mother (because she gained custody of me after the divorce...
    Noqda Noqda 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well hey. I'm 15 and from California. Id love to leave "home" and never look back. I've been wanting this for a year and this weekend made me want it even more. I'm not looking for...
    TakeMeAway15 TakeMeAway15 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    No one listens to me in my family. I'm the youngest and no one cares what I think. I've been ignored since day 1 an I just want them to pay attention to me. I just want SOMEONE to...
    bored25123 bored25123 13-15, F Oct 5

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    I want to leave.. No questions asked just take me.
    AnnaLovee AnnaLovee 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've been thinking about it for the last year. Officially thinking of it since August. Don't try to discourage me :) I'll do it if I want haha. I just need some honest man who...
    AnnaLovee AnnaLovee 13-15, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel so alone sometimes I wish I had a girl who would love me accept me an let me hold her in my arms
    spyroboy4 spyroboy4 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    I do and one of my sisters does shes 11
    brendan090602 brendan090602 13-15, M Sep 29

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    chuckyplay2 chuckyplay2 70+, M Oct 3

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    I do. I had an older brother and younger sister who were overage bedwetters and a younger brother who wet as well, although this stopped sooner for him than for the other three of...
    mikevotesmaybe mikevotesmaybe 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I am the youngest of seven.
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M Oct 8

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    I hate fighting with my mom. But sometimes I just feel like she doesn't understand me which is why I left home to live with my relatives. But I feel like I'm annoying them and I...
    laughoutloud201 laughoutloud201 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    Helplessness is one of the worst feelings. It is also the feeling I experience when I'm left to sit alone crying as my parents scream at each other about various issues. When I...
    HypoallergenicUnicorn HypoallergenicUnicorn 13-15, F Oct 11

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    That's a understatement.
    TheEmberLeader TheEmberLeader 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    My mom and dad are split up. I got in a fight with my dad, and I don't talk to him, his other two kids (I live with my mom and my sister) and the rest of his family. It's missing...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    It's so ******* annoying hearing my mom and her bf yelling at each other every chance they get.
    burnedmemories burnedmemories 16-17, F Oct 13

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    All of 'em, all students completely female, makes a better learning environment, and of course, not all teachers are female, I have a few male subject teachers, gladly, English...
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    I never met my father, I live with a drug addict uncle who mooches off of everyone, and steals our stuff to sell, so we have to hide everything valuable but like a fool my...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    im an only child, my mom and dad would fight and yell at each other and i wish i could say "shut up!" but i couldn't so my parents split and i live with my mom
    KittyLovesCookies KittyLovesCookies 70+, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Dad used to drink so much back when I was younger that he once threatened my mother, younger sister and I with a hand gun once (he is a deputy sheriff), pissed all over family...
    monkeychimp monkeychimp 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Every time my boyfriend and I get intimate, I freeze up because I can't stop thinking that he's my father.
    WaywatdOctopus WaywatdOctopus 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    But then I remember these people feed and clothe me for free
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    It's a happy thought that due to the rise of computers, this is becoming more and more attainable.
    ifrive1974 ifrive1974 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I need people who are as into music as I am, who are determined to make music a full time thing who lives in NYC (preferrably Brooklyn) and likes pop, rock, rap, hip hop...
    ailujay ailujay 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I did it once. For whole month I traveled around the United States, probably one of the best and worst experiences of my life.
    amadchic amadchic 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    ….but I cannot, SO…off to work I go!!! Later EP Pals :)
    SiftingSentiment SiftingSentiment 51-55, F 19 hrs ago

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    What are my options? What is there that actually pays a livable salary or wage for working out of the home or a blend of home time and office time? I have to find out !
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T 13 hrs ago

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    No one should be able to determine your happiness, u should be happy yourself because happiness comes from within. Setting or linking little things to your happiness will bring you...
    Floren94 Floren94 18-21, F Oct 14