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I Want to Be Happy About Life Again

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 241 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 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 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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    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 was asked this great question and wanted to share this with all of you: I was wondering. One of my friends on here says "why not choose to be happy?" I totally get that. Because...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 14

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    Don’t have a thought attack. This weekend was a true test to apply the principles I have been learning for the past couple of months. I was presented with a very difficult...
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    The guy I was crush on earlier this year, recently told me that he liked me... And is showing me that he likes me a lot more... The guy I'm seeing, makes me so happy and loved. He...
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    Could it be that I am just a difficult person to love? I was in a relationship at the beginning of this year, for those of you who read and advised me in my previous post, I want y...
    Love2Express Love2Express 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    "She walks in beauty, Like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes." - Byron For me, there is no...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    What have we done to our species in the name of civilization? Why cant a human being not roam freely? Why do we have to learn the clothing jargon? Why do we have to spend our...
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    Can you synthesize your happiness and is it just as good as "natural happiness"?The surprising science of happinessDan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the...
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    i might wear different kinds of expression but the ones who knew me very well can tell how i really feel inside. They knew it by heart that i am smiling to hide the pain, i am...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F Feb 21

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    I remind myself I was never lost in the first place. Like that song. Didnt know I was lost... When do we lose ourselves? Do we really? or just learning and wanting more means we...
    R0GUE R0GUE 70+ 4 days ago

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    wow .....E.P so helps me yo realise my own faults and helps me to be a better person . with so much support I'll die happy .... thank you thank you .. ....... I now realise...
    MariaAmor1 MariaAmor1 18-21 1 Response Feb 9

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    Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.D.H. LawrenceIt's been a while since we last chatted. My...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    we can't control our past and future..but we can control our present.. i like reading biography books especially journey of their life..i hope one day i can write my own book to...
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F Feb 15

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    And try to enjoy every detail. The sun in the back of my neck, the wind tossing my ponytail aside, the smell of blooming blossoms on the trees,... I try to forget about the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 18

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    "10% Happier" is a book I listened to this weekend by ABC’s Dan Harris. He was previously blinded by his own skepticism about mindfulness and documented his journey prompted by...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    Over 2 years ago, I was working at a restaurant and the most amazingly hot guy walked in. Totally my type (olive skinned, "man bun", full beard, tattoos, tall, broad, surfer body...
    experiencepisces experiencepisces 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    To laugh...and to do it often :) To listen...and to genuinely care :) To learn...that it's okay to be sensitive :) To love..with all your heart :) To live...in the now...file away...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    The key to finding happiness in this life is realizing that the only way to overcome is to transcend; to find happiness in the simple pleasures, to master the art of just being...
    bluemoon2121 bluemoon2121 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Dear life, When I said "can my day get any worse?" it was a rhetorical question, not a challenge.
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 16

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    I try everyday to be more positive and live life to the fullest!
    aclouse aclouse 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    there is something wrong with me, i dont know what is it. i just dont feel alive, i lost motivation. there is something else too but i dont know is it, when i try to figure it out...
    indirauliaa indirauliaa 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    "The gods had given me almost everything. But I let myself be lured into long spells of senseless and sensual ease. I amused myself with being a flaneur, a dandy, a man of...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M Feb 20

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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 1 Response Feb 1

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    When someone came in your life and relize you thatyou are important but they leave you hanging with the truth you never be loved back but you did everything for them .. You given...
    prabh00 prabh00 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    Or at least my version of fullest.. Do you have a motto in life? After my parents' divorce, my life motto became 'no matter what, no regrets'. Sometime early last year i went for a...
    zalynnzach zalynnzach 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I do and I want to have my dearest friends by my side. I love them all so much, I thought I'd write something silly... As I sit here drinking my EXPRESSO, I am thankful I have a...
    RedTearsFall RedTearsFall 31-35, F 2 Responses