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I Want to Be Happy About Life Again

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 242 People

    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'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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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've felt the heavy chains of duty for as long as I can remember. I've done what I was expected to do forgetting that maybe I should have first done what was best for me and my...
    Ready2BmeAGAIN Ready2BmeAGAIN 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    But I can't. Gotta stop living in the past and don't plan for the future. Just live in the present. Easy init? But it's not init? Life on earth is a privilege and not to be taken...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Jan 21

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    In my community I started a group on meetup.com that meets every month to go for a walk and talk about life experiences. From these walks I meet likeminded people, hear stories and...
    jon656667 jon656667 46-50, M Jan 16

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    I really do want to be positive about life, I'm having a lot of problems. I even got dropped-out of school cause of this. UGH! My life totally sucks.
    iiEdieCupcakeii iiEdieCupcakeii 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Terrorists are mostly to blame for this hinderance of wanting to experience life. The business course of my college is doing an international trip to Europe. They've done so...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've always wanted a simple life. I am a companion by nature. I've always taken care of others. I've put others above myself. I feel very tired. I envy housewives in a way...
    SKDel SKDel 26-30, F Jan 2

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    I saw Gone Girl on the 4th of October. I have not stopped thinking about it since. I have no clue what it is about Gone Girl that's caused me to think about it so often for the...
    baberlay baberlay 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    I am holding back tears. I'm so happy. So many good things happening for me. Lost 15 pounds. Decided to weigh myself yesterday and im 15 pounds lighter from my last weigh in...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i just got a message from a man on here, saying how happy he was that i was molested and how it was my fate, and so many more horrid things that made me cry! then he had the...
    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 18-21, F 42 Responses Jan 7

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    So this is happening, ha. Posting again! Anyway, to make a long story short ... I've been in a really dark place let's just say that and I was (still am) trying get better...
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    All my friends are moving on in life. Careers. Marriage. Houses. Kids are on the horizon. I struggle with all the above. I try to be happy for them. I WANT to be happy for...
    abcdefgh19 abcdefgh19 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    Why do we rely on dumb quotes and trite sayings when we are sad or struggling? Like we get encouragement from something someone said once. It shines some new light on our...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    No point in being negative. You're 1 in billions on the planet, and you're only around for a short time. Is being sad and depressed really how you want to spend your time? Just...
    minioreosarebomb minioreosarebomb 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The amount of life insurance do you really need to protect Your loved ones should the worst materialize for you? And do you want to leave a lump sum, repay a house loan or keep...
    Ryan4715izr0 Ryan4715izr0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    Some time ago I read this article on some website, theunboundedspirit.com There's nothing new, but in my opinion the article is very well written. It made me think... 1. The...
    DiscoveringTheTruth DiscoveringTheTruth 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    I need a lot of changes done to my life. One major one is taking charge of my own life rather then letting others run it for me. Another thing I would like to see happen is to...
    DarkPhoenix1985 DarkPhoenix1985 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Ok , so ill try again this year to reset my life... where should i start from. Should i be more organized, should i learn how to save money. Should i make friends. should i get a...
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    I want to have a positive outlook on life. almost as if it's just this great thing. but, so much has happened that it makes it hard to do anymore. I use to be able to say "life is...
    SweeterThanFiction SweeterThanFiction 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    "This false self is never happy or fulfilled for long." An EP user suggested Ekhart Tolle to me and I am very grateful. I wanted to share "living in the now" in this experience...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Picking a life insurance coverage may be considerably overwhelming, particularly if you are new to it and don’t know Significantly with regards to the coverage possibilities...
    Ryan4715izr0 Ryan4715izr0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    sooo, I am feeling a lot better then I was last night. (Emotionally speaking). And, I just feel happy tonight. I had a good day (besides breaking down on the highway, then having...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I <3 to :) I want to feel free, happy and good everyday without thinking of others. I want to focus more in my Life :) and Love myself as how I value other people who are...
    19htiaf 19htiaf 18-21 Jan 4

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    The policyholder pays frequent premiums right until his death, on which the corpus is compensated out into the spouse and children. The policy expiresonly in the event of an...
    Anthony1604hzs1 Anthony1604hzs1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Struggling with motivation. I feel mentally exhausted. I hope these feelings pass soon. I don't want to do anything. I feel worthless and like there's nothing to keep me going...
    lilyrose345 lilyrose345 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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    I had lived a Life one day… There came to me one day that the morning was different. I felt the Tuesday “sickness” again (I will spend a day with my friends that I like less...
    diane1996 diane1996 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Many individuals believe that life insurance is barely for people with households. Though it really is genuine that life insurance can help provide for your demands of dependents...
    Nathan3691sfs9 Nathan3691sfs9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    I'm 32 and very happily married. My husband and I had thought we would have kids, but when the time we had planned to start trying (near when I would get tenure at work), I found...
    maryz564 maryz564 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Emma Walker (Protections Wellbeing Manager) offers pro video guidance on: I only smoke once in a while, should I describe myself being a smoker on my application?; Are there...
    Andrick161y4cv3 Andrick161y4cv3 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Plum village...a community where people involved in the work of social transformation go for rest and spiritual nourishment. That would be a reTREAT for sure. Thanks...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Do you think life is fair? “One of the mistakes many of us make is that we feel sorry for ourselves, or for others, thinking that life should be fair, or that someday it will be...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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