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I Want My Happiness to Come From Within

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 244 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 66-70, M Jan 28, 2011

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    i just fully realised this. last night, something i had dreamt about for months happened, and i woke up feeling empty. i still feel empty. it didn't make me happier...
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    I see here people share their stories about families of 7 and more kids, but I come from a family of 5. And I'm the fourth. I have two older sisters, an older brother and a younger...
    demoisellecapulet demoisellecapulet 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Come from a series of broken homes with my mothers parents outlasting them all making it 50 yrs together before my grandfather had enough. Dont blame him though , I remember my gma...
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    I wanted to work from home and tried them all... literally: Melaleca Marky Kay Avon Swanky Dpa Parties Rainbow Vaccumes Coding Bedroom Kandi AND THEN........ I joined younique...
    youniqueviatia youniqueviatia 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Reality sucks, to put it bluntly. One of the main reasons I spend so much effort and time into my hobbies is because sometimes, I can't face reality. Daydreaming, writing fan...
    PleaseInsertCoin PleaseInsertCoin 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 14

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    I don't know if this is how I should be acting, but... I am actually thankful that God gave me this kind of life. I mean, I am thankful that I am from a broken family. why? well...
    hummingtree hummingtree 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    My parents are divorced for about 3 years now. Got a arrange marriage at a young age. It was so bad that i dont even know what the real reason is anymore. Both parents are at fault...
    Ebtitel001 Ebtitel001 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Seanonymous Seanonymous 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    I'm 15 I'm Jullien McCall I'm a male ..I have 4 brothers 6sisters...I did have 7sisters but she committed suicide..my family means the world to me but they're pretty f****ed up...
    jullienmccall jullienmccall 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 21

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    Ok so I'm not close to family much but when it comes to my mom and my brother I'm all hands on and I'm just scared that my mom might have cancer and that my brother might have to...
    HeidiBD HeidiBD 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    My family has lots of divorced people. I have no clue who is there and who is just not really family. It's also sad that lots of my family members died from cancer. Yet, I am...
    CutestKitty500 CutestKitty500 22-25 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Today I had to take over my brothers duty of taking my younger sisters to the park. Long story short I've landed myself in DEEP TROUBLE. Sometimes I feel if I came from a much...
    CheerNikki13 CheerNikki13 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am romanian and was adopted from Bucharest at four months old . I want to know things about my country and I want to meet my family for the first time!
    samanddanica samanddanica 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    There are times that I badly need a break from reality, like if I could just even sleep for years just to get out of it. I'd love to
    ajdream ajdream 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    munjed79 munjed79 31-35 Apr 18

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    i think i would survive jumping from tall buildings i land on my feet alot so i think id be fine
    Beutifulman1970 Beutifulman1970 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    Im extremely stressed all the time and constantly worried about the future. I try to focus on anything other than making college decisions and what i want to do with my life. Im...
    ashleyy416 ashleyy416 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    I want to escape most of the time just cause I'm not like the others I'm in a wheelchair I wasn't born like it but I've been in it all my life along with other issues it's tough, I...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 15

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    Today was the worst day of my life or so I say. I went to therapy and i feel like trash. I want to give up I really do . I don't know I just want to escape this life, my reality...
    cmt334 cmt334 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Anyone 10-13 girls want to runaway with me
    Runningaway12 Runningaway12 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I want to runaway with a young male. I live in Southwest Ohio anyone will help me?
    Meltatum Meltatum 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    "I like your Christ but I do not like your Christians." Mahatma Gandhi
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    Dad is an *******!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    clarantino clarantino 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I just realized that the way my father treated me is one of my family's biggest secrets and embarrassments. They have all known about it for years. I never knew they did until...
    sacredlotusj sacredlotusj 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    I started reading a book a week ago that analyzed the dating decisions of people. It basically stated that when we are born, we are "perfect" in terms of being a blank slate for...
    sacredlotusj sacredlotusj 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 15

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    oh you know, the typical "my parents are divorced story". my dad cheated on my mom when I was younger and then he left us. then he got remarried and cheated on her, but didn't...
    grace375 grace375 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    The usual my parents are separated story does for the people I don't know but for me it's the they separated but can't leave each other alone and constantly fight about stupid...
    lolgirlxcx lolgirlxcx 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    sexually,phsically,mentally abused by ****** pig who is called ''fathe'' since 0 to 29.. phsically and mentally abused by monster who is called ''mother''since 0 to ..still...
    HAVEANICELIVESHATERS HAVEANICELIVESHATERS 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    my mom had eight boys and 4 girls you do the mathI am one half of one of 2 sets of twins my mom hadone set a boy and a girl and the other set 2 boys
    Snowbird22 Snowbird22 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I'm tired of acting like someone I'm not.
    super563 super563 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    Ever try to be with a gender you do not find even the slightest interest for just because your family will disown you if you don't. That you will be hurt physically and verbally...
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 26

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