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I Want to Be Happy About Life Again

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    This weekend, my friend had his b-day party. We went to a couple of bars afterwards. At the second bar we somehow ended up sitting with these people. There was a very cute guy. I...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F Aug 26

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    The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), directed by Woody Allen With Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello ***Spoiler alert*** This movie was an incredible thing, first the plot is a...
    Allaloneandpoisoned Allaloneandpoisoned 22-25, F Aug 30

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    I was watching My Blueberry Nights and it made me think a lot, especially about a topic that seems to recur here on EP, namely breakups, broken hearts, lost loves, and starting...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Thinking about life itself as i use to do i realized a magnificent interior revelation. I will try to explain in writing form this feeling that i had. All of us came to existance...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Sep 4

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    Life films that make you think twice!These kind of films are great because it shows that the films mean something to you, showing a new light and another perspective of life! Also...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Infinite Passion Real Beauty True Solace Internal Youth Timeless Wisdom Ultimate Life Purposes Ah as life it is full with curiosity, thus i have my own infinite curiosity...
    NonchalantEros NonchalantEros 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    Clementine: You don't tell me things, Joel. I'm an open book. I tell you everything... every damn embarrassing thing. You don't trust me. Joel: Constantly talking isn't...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Of mice and men. It just makes you know how well off you are and how hard life was for them and what happens at the end I couldn't do that
    AlfieEscandellDerosa AlfieEscandellDerosa 13-15, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken is a true story about horse diving and living with the handicap of blindness. The Color Of Friendship is a true story about racism in different...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 10

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    Nathing is more satisfying than knowing that another month of year has gone by and we have become a better person. We are able to find our passion, turn it into "What we do" for...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 7 hrs ago

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    I don't know why it took me so long to realize how good life can be. I was such a pessimist for such a long time! And since I had a bad attitude I was also lazy. This year has been...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I respect people and I don't like talking dirty I'm also not gay I'm straight I want to have fun friends I'm a nice guy if you get to know me and the most important I don't judge...
    john4guci john4guci 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    A funny thing about years is that we only get one of each. After its done its put on a shelf called "forever". No matter how many we get its still not many at all. so maybe you had...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    Life is hard. There's no book written step by step for what's right or wrong, or how marriage should or shouldn't be, how to or not to raise your kids. You just have to follow your...
    MsMoon2013 MsMoon2013 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Do you believe life is more about the moments we experience than the things we collect or have? I do and I feel challenged to live by that value. Why? I live with a woman that...
    spiritnow spiritnow 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 10

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    I have been really down for the past 2 years. It happened because of lots of things, but the main ingredient was a broken heart. Either way, lots of other things played a factor...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 20

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    Its not just an apple a day anymore. Its running everyday, laughing everyday, staying busy everyday It is be strong everyday and just going through the journey of life everyday...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F Sep 11

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    My most awaited day is finally here, Thanks God its Friday! Let's start the morning with a smile on our faces and positive outlook in life. Spread the love, spread the good vibes...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    We are all going to die one day we might as well live life to the fullest. If you are suffering and thinking your life is meaningless, it's not! Live life and forget your worries...
    SweetAussie SweetAussie 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Finally he's here. ❤️ I can't ahh I'm so happy
    december789 december789 16-17, F Aug 25

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    Move to America get a job move into my own apartment cut ties with a lot of people from my old life and finally live in the country I should have been a part of when I was born
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 11

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    I savor each word from song wondering what more there is out there in this life, when all I can feel lately is this agonizing loneliness and suffering I feel each day. I imagine...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Choose whatever makes u happy. Surround your self with positive people that will lift up your spirits.. It's ok to say NO sometimes.. Admitting your mistakes does not make u a...
    msgrateful msgrateful 36-40, F Aug 20

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    Put yourself in my shoes as you read this. "Compass" by Counterparts is playing on full blast in your room that you're isolating yourself in as you sit on your bed with your sketch...
    MorbidMorals MorbidMorals 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Getting hurt is an inevitability, just be smarter about it: Don't form an attachment to anyone if you can help it, i.e listening to problems, giving them a shoulder to lean on...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 27

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    It's been too long. I'm ready to start writing and playing again. My callouses have vanished, so I'm working on building those back up... which is about as fun as I remember it...
    traurigerpanda traurigerpanda 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    Every now are then we have a wake up call. We realise life isn't as bad as we think it is! We realise how lucky we are in fact! Working in the hospital I meet people who need me to...
    cjay89 cjay89 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Worth reading-A group of friends visited their old university professor.Conversation soon turned to complaints about'STRESS' & 'TENSION' in Life.Professor offered them Coffee...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    The only thing i remained with in life is watching movies, i do this because it make me feel better. i sit in my bedroom after work and i start thinking about the future where i...
    africangall africangall 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    No matter what you've gone through in the past,no matter how many setbacks you've suffered or who or what has tried to thwart ur progress,today is a new day,and god wants to do a...
    cataleahg cataleahg 18-21, F Aug 28

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    It sucks that someone thinks that about me, but it doesn't change the truth of who I really am. And it sucks that I lost that friendship, but there are others who think the world...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    When you think some one is treating you bad, when you hate some one for wtvr reason it's actually a projection of YOU and how YOU need to treat or not treat yourself. P= P...
    janedoe9021 janedoe9021 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Tomorrow Is Forever, Claudette Colbert. The Bishop's Wife, Cary Grant. The Keys Of The Kingdom, Gregory Peck. Pride Of The Marines, John Garfield. Goodbye Mr. Chips, Robert...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Aug 19