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I Want to Be Happy About Life Again

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 239 People

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    I've recently managed to break myself out of a long slump - depression. Now I feel like the sky's the limit. I feel inspired and hopeful that everything will be ok if I don't let myself get depressed. Easier said than done though. I want to be happy, truly happy. Actually...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Jul 18, 2011

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    Does Battling Depression Make It Worse?

    I'm thinking about deleting the "I Battle Depression" group from my experiences.  Not that I don't still have the jacked-up brain chemistry, but my newest reading of trying to change my thinking and life is all about focusing on the positive, even if it's just little...
    NebulaNoxx NebulaNoxx 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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    Lost Love

    When I was 28 years old I had an affair with a terrific person,but I couldn't choose between him and my husband.In the end I stayed with my husband because of the children.But since I was afraid to tell the person that I choose my husband I did all dreadfull things so he broke it...
    fatati fatati 46-50 2 Responses May 8, 2009

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    I Want To Be Happy About Life Again, I'm So Confused

    To start off I'm 18, my husband is 22. We have been together for 4 years I was 14, he was 18. He has cheated numerous times throughout the years. We fight all the time now, I'm workin at a convient store 8 hrs a night, he hates my job, he hates that i'm a full time college...
    brooklynjewell brooklynjewell 18-21, F Aug 28, 2013

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    A Feeling I've Had On and Off

    I've always been a bit dissatisfied with my life. I work hard and put in every effort I can to change this, but usually I feel like I'm just treading water, not really getting anywhere. On occasion I have been really happy, felt I was making progress, dared to dream bigger...
    ShrubberySoup ShrubberySoup 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2009

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    I Wanna Be Happy

    I wanna be happy,Start livin' again,I've made up my mind,Lost too much time,Not being happy,I'm changing that,Gonna be happy.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 15, 2012

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    All I Want In Life Is to Be Happy

        I want all the small things I loved back, I want to be able to have a boyfriend I don’t want the fear of things going to **** on my mind every day, I’m sick to death of friends who say I’m just a **** and “you will never have this&rdquo...
    fallenchild fallenchild 16-17, M Aug 30, 2008

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    Nostalgia Kills

    It really does. I can remember all the times I used to have fun just doing random things. Now that I'm older things are so much harder as expected. I don't have any satisfaction in life. I'm doing everything I need to do to advance in life but I'm just not happy. My social life...
    OneLastFalseApology OneLastFalseApology 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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    Life Is Confusing

    I'm 23 years old and stlll feel like a kid inside. Life is very confusing and scary for me. I let the trauma from my childhood shape my life and now I'm stuck in a rut. It's been a week since I broke up with my ex girlfriend and I relied on her to make me happy. I always thought...
    strayjuggalette strayjuggalette 22-25 1 Response Nov 10, 2011

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    I Need Help

    S o this are my problems:   My problems are the ones about 'getting along with your parents' even though I'm so young. I don't get along with my parents. I hate them sometimes. My mother works 2 jobs and always says I don't appreciate her. My father is..well I don't...
    suntpraf10 suntpraf10 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 15, 2009

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    My Story And How It Caused My Unhappiness About Life...

    Since I was 8 years old I've been fighting something within me. After a couple of years, when I was about 12 years old, I came to realize I might cope with a depression. I then visited a psychologist and she noticed that this indeed was my problem and that it was genetic, my...
    TheLydiaV TheLydiaV 16-17, F 2 Responses May 18, 2010

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    All I Want

    All I want,Be happy again,Been down too long,It's time,Things changed,Life,I'm gonna fix it,live again,Sadness,Goodbye!
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 Aug 31, 2012

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    I Want To Find Life Again...

    I am sad. That's the truth. But, I want to be happy again. You might be wondering why I am sad. Let me tell you this. It's a secret that I have been keeping for years now. I am gay. Yes, I am. I don't know why I am like this. Some people say that being gay is genetic but most...
    unheardvoices unheardvoices 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 20, 2010

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    How Can I Be Happy Agin?

    I let my childhood run my life it still happens to me and he don't care that  i scream and cry asking him to stop i can see why my sister wanted out so bad i try to stop it but he is bigger stronger i cant he just dos it harder why can she do anything about it she sees it and...
    Buggy12 Buggy12 13-15, F Nov 11, 2011

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    I'm On The Brink!

    So, this wonderful...  or supposedly wonderful thing is about to happen.  I don't know how to feel.   There's so much to feel!  I think I'm overwhelmed.  And I don't have final word yet, either, so.....  I think I've got that feeling you get...
    NebulaNoxx NebulaNoxx 51-55, F Jul 2, 2010

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    It's Not All About Romance

    "Stop trying to be author of your romantic fate...let the universe kick in and lend a hand. Not only will you end up somewhere surprising, but you'll also start to have much more fun when you surrender control."- unknown
    RedDust RedDust 41-45, F Nov 24, 2012

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    I can really enjoy little things like rain and snow or seeing the first flowers of the spring again. It just gives me a really happy feeling for a little bit. But at the same time...
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    Thursday March 5th the things made me feel happy today : 1. beautiful phrazes of a book 2. white chocolate chesecake, it never fails to satisfy me 3. kind glances of a...
    jellyfish3002 jellyfish3002 22-25, F Mar 5

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    i went to grocery shopping with my little sis, which i always love to do. she was on a real good mood too :-).. we had delicious noodle and chicken after that and now being relaxed...
    jellyfish3002 jellyfish3002 22-25, F Mar 7

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    at the end of the tiring day, there still are things make me happy. every fuss happened today eventually has ended without much trouble. my sis is at home. the book i ordered...
    jellyfish3002 jellyfish3002 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they're big, flashing signs that something needs to change. Gretchen Rubin Being...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    I really do not understand this duality of human society. Men, throughout history, have always acted compulsorily in search of conquests, valuing possessions, money, industrial...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    What a difference a year makes. I've been gone from EP for 11 months and so much has changed for me. I had to take some time to work on myself and make serious changes. I realized...
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    I have been thinking just recently about all the decisions I'm trying to make. I want to be an eco-minimalist (if that's even what you call it), I want to lessen my burdens, and I...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Don't be afraid to show who you really are, because remember, as long as you are happy with yourself, no one else's opinion matters.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 2

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    Haven't posted in a while! Happy New Year to ALL. 🎉
    xyxo xyxo 18-21, F Mar 3

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    I am young, I am open minded people , I'm attracted to many different people, I have looked at who I am and embraced it for once I'm my life. a life that for many years I felt...
    jodyjames2397 jodyjames2397 16-17, M Mar 17

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    Dewms Dewms 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 2

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    Ever since I was little And discovered that I was very sick, I have always wanted to simply live I was afraid of everything including death. But as I got older I changed. With my...
    holgado holgado 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    It's not really difficult to do, I know about the deepest depth of severe depression.Becoming positive starts with letting go of the past and forgiving yourself for mistakes you've...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I'm new here so I figure I'll post about something I like. Taxi Driver is one of my all time favorites. When people think Scorsese they think Goodfellas and gangster flicks but...
    Shadowplay703 Shadowplay703 31-35, M Mar 10

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    In this difficult period I'm trying to do something I am not good at: I am trying to be positive, I'm trying to reach one of the biggest goal of my life (in few days) thinking in a...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    “Life is such unutterable hell, solely because it is sometimes beautiful. If we could only be miserable all the time, if there could be no such things as love or beauty or faith...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Mar 5

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    I am always hated on and people treat me like I'm a bad person. I want to be free and love my life but I have people stopping me from that
    YurixYaoi4lyfe YurixYaoi4lyfe 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I spent a lot of time needing to be overly critical to survive. It's the sort of thing that wears you down, over-analyzing to the point of nothing being good enough (and secretly...
    BriImani BriImani 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Mar 17

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