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I Want to Be Happy About Life Again

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 241 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I Do...

    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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    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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    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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    How can I be positive about life, about the stuff that happens? I mean. I want to be happy. I want to let go of all the things that happened and that hurt me, and free myself and...
    Imexhausted Imexhausted 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    A film about life... A film about odd lives, intertwining within a few weeks, to create a story about life together when one or more of the brains involved are what some would call...
    BethKristin BethKristin 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    Sometimes I can get so down on my luck and hate the entire world for no good reason. Then I meet someone who is so vital and vivacious that I can't help but feel my spirits lift...
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    i saw a movie "Lucy" and it was wonderful experience,loved the movies that make me think about life.I am fascinated by the human approach towards world ,human perspective about...
    deephuman deephuman 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-18429/20-truths-about-life-you-didnt-learn-in-school.html
    metoofrendly metoofrendly 41-45, F Apr 23

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    Be a beast because you can. Be amazing because you can. Be a man or woman everyone desires or wants to be. Work hard and be obsessed for what you want to be. Life is short, there's...
    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to live life to the fullest. I want to live in a big city. Dreams so big , I don't know if they're possible. I feel like I am so much different than anybody else. By that I...
    Vanessyi Vanessyi 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I want to live life more mindfully, be more present in the here & now. I think I get carried away sometimes & spend too much time in my head.
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I want to live life to the fullest like my stomach :P
    Imspudgy123 Imspudgy123 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Nothing protects the heart like patience. Don't get your hopes up too fast. Don't let your fears speak too loud. Don't give your doubts too much time. Not everybody is built to...
    StillBecomingaButterfly StillBecomingaButterfly 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Well, I've never posted anything before, but there's no time to start like the present. I just wanted to post about what I'm labeling, "Quarter Life Crisis". I'm 23 and have yet to...
    oibrulee oibrulee 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 6

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    Is it selfish of me...to want too much? Shouldn't I just be thankful for everything I've got? I am so blessed after all. Why do I feel the need to ask for even more? Those are all...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Sometimes I am not even thinking and do things that I take for granted sometimes. I always try to be grateful for everything that I have and everything that I have experienced in...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F Apr 7

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    I made my EP account just over three years ago, to post about how my parents were potentially breaking up. I was immature and silly then, and a very different person. I'm very...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Apr 16

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    I'm ready to live a healthy happy life!
    janedoee04 janedoee04 18-21, F Apr 13

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    I think change happens gradually right? I need to work a lot on myself, on disciplining myself and i was always looking for that instant change but i guess you need some patience...
    23yrol 23yrol 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Time to grow up and take action. I'm unhappy and deserve to be happy!
    Hannaahhboo Hannaahhboo 18-21 2 Responses Apr 4

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    The decision to be positive is not one that disregards or belittles the sadness that exists. It is rather a conscious choice to focus on the good and to cultivate happiness...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 20

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    Life is meant to be enjoy to the fullest so add enjoyment to your life by doing everything possible to be happy
    Jimmy341 Jimmy341 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I thought I was happy, only to learn I was living a lie. If you're unable to be yourself then you are not really living. Someone that feels it necessary to lie and hide behind them...
    SecretAngel6 SecretAngel6 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    If life is truly given to us just once and after that there's nothing only black emptiness in which our whole essence disappear.... Then shouldn't we use this gift of life wisely...
    Gelezinis Gelezinis 70+ 3 Responses Apr 17

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    You know what makes me happy? I asked my best friend to the prom and she said yes
    MichaelGabriel00 MichaelGabriel00 13-15, T 1 day ago

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    im a filipino BIsexual boy from the Philippines who meet a Drunk American guy from the United States APRIL 4 2015 - 11:47 PM. i meet him and talk that day me and my family go to...
    RowelGrey RowelGrey 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I want the most out of life. I want to keep my husband, cuz I think he's pretty great. He's a good forever guy. But I'd also love to be in love again. And I'd love to have a...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    I get caught up In life and forget the simple things like to smile again.
    Awesomegal81 Awesomegal81 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 19

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    Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you or makes you happy. - unknown
    StillBecomingaButterfly StillBecomingaButterfly 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    I am blessed I have 5 beautiful kids a loving devoted partner, but I want more I want to get out there and see the world and find myself again, I want to do something else I love.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 23