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I Want to Be Happy Again

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    Fuller Life

    I want to be happy again ,dont get me wrong I am satisfied but not over the moon happy as I was when I was younger and able bodied and able to enjoy the pleasures I enjoyed then .I want to be able to walk for miles again and I want to go back to the work that was my life .This...
    beastman111 beastman111 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    I Don't Know What to Do Anymore

    On Tuesday, my cousin told me he loved me. At first, I was ok with it. I told him, I would give him a proper reply soon. But then, I would start crying randomly, out of no where. I was not ok with his confession at all. I tried talking to my friends about it but no one could...
    KawaiiHater KawaiiHater 16-17, F 3 Responses May 30, 2009

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    I Want Back What I Used To Have...

    This is my first post on the site and I need to get some things off of my chest. My entire life I was happy. I grew up with a great family, great friends and I loved waking up everyday. All of that changed one day. It was my junior year of high school and everything just fell...
    MadeofManchester MadeofManchester 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 26, 2013

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    Dreams For Sale

    I have always wanted to be a part of a healthy family and have worked hard to provide the family I always wanted for my child. As a teen mom I was faced with so many obstacles that tried to stand in the way of my dreams but I overcame them all. Unfortunately, although my childs...
    desperatelyseekingnoone desperatelyseekingnoone 26-30 Aug 20, 2013

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    A Wonderful Life.

    Just over a year ago I was at a craft market when I stopped to admire some beautifully hand crafted fabric dolls.Not “cute” or baby dolls, but whimsical, each with its own unique fanciful character.The maker of the dolls was a short, overweight woman in her late fifties...
    Shadow7 Shadow7 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    Why Is It So Hard?

    I know my situation is to blame for the majority of my depression and loss of interest in things but I can't seem to gain enough strength or motivation to make the changes I know I should. I feel guilty for all the times I 'drop out' of life - when I feel mentally and...
    9Dragonz 9Dragonz 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 13, 2009

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    Like Lime On Trees

    “When we start expecting things to stay the same we fill our wagons with suffering.”Once we feel secure in our general understanding, to challenge that understanding is a step toward the unknown; a step away from our sense of self, our sense of security. Jimmie became aware...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Apr 1, 2013

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    Happy For No Reason

    For 3 years I have been living a dark shadow of depression and unhappiness.In the past few months several good things happened - I moved to a cheaper accomodation therefore freeing myself from financial worry, have started cycling to work on a regular basis, joined a new church...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 20, 2011

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    I want to be happy, but I'm afraid my work

    might suffer. I think most artistic people use their tough times as a source of inspiration and it seems that if they ever get too happy their inspiration leaves them and the spark is gone. I would love to have some problems disappear but what of my work? I need to find my muse...
    iminlovewithlove iminlovewithlove 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    How Do I Get Over Being Negative.

    I was raised in a negative home environment and was not well liked growing up. Very thin, long legs, buck teeth and so on. Kids picked on me lots growing up. Married and divorced after 2 1/2 years. Married again and am still married to a wonderful man after 36 years. I have...
    BUSYBEE1975 BUSYBEE1975 56-60 3 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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    The Smile Of A Tortured Soul

    happiness: when you feel a complete sense of satisfaction, when you can sit back, smile, and have no worries on your mind. when you feel whole and at peace with not just yourself, but also with your surroundings, and the people you love. when the 1st thing on your face in the...
    WhoIAmMeantToBe WhoIAmMeantToBe 18-21 Nov 15, 2011

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    After my boyfriend of 3 years dumped me due to

    him finding me "not pretty enough to be (his) girlfriend." I have been struggling with issues within myself. There are days when I will be fine and there are some days when I would feel as if I am missing him. It is true that I miss him, but I know deep inside that I am also...
    emptypromises22 emptypromises22 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I act happy in front

    if my friends and family I know I'm not but they don't... I've tried and tired to be happy I just can't I'm sick of always been miserably and mood and grumpy:/
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 11

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    For the last 2/3 years I have felt

    so unhappy/lonely and useless. I can't remember the last time I was truly happy. I just wake up every day and wonder why I even bother getting out of bed. I try to be strong but I don't know how much longer I can go on like this. Nobody takes me seriously. I don't know why I...
    lulublue2222 lulublue2222 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    What Should I Do?

    Ok so this is my first story. It all started last year when I was 2gether with my first gf. Things were great till her friend told me that she was flirting with other boys in my school. I was hurt but I didnt believed her. Till one day...she broke up with me. I was so trauma...
    skull99 skull99 31-35, M Jul 22, 2013

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    The Last 3 Years

    have been a roller coaster. I've been with the same guy for 3 1/2 years and im not even sure if he loves me. Its been hell on earlth living with his family so a few months ago a moved back to my dads part time, 3 1/2 days at my dads 3 1/2 days at my boyfriends. that stopped...
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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    i've struggled with severe depression

    since my 4th grade year, along with a handful of other mental disorders. i don't remember what it feels like to be genuinely happy and it's actually really sad. every day is the same and i'm so tired. it feels like i've been alive for way too long, like i'm passed my expiration...
    timorous timorous 16-17 Mar 11

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    "You could find that an emotional issue rubs

    you the wrong way today, Sagittarius. Your tendency is to want to escape. Try to do so in a healthy manner. Go out and see a movie or read a book. Don't fall prey to the temptation to indulge in more dangerous pursuits. That would only push the problems away temporarily. When...
    Promzee Promzee 18-21, F Jul 2

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    Just A Little Happy

    Happiness is something I remember feeling long ago...but what it actually feels like...I can no longer remember. I think it felt good & pleasurable but it's been so long I couldn't say for sure. My life forever changed 8 months ago. It was during a phone conversation that...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 31-35, F 64 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    I remember the day he asked me out.

    I felt this buzzing feeling inside of of me and only later did I realize that I had never truly been happy in my life until then. He gave me 8 weeks of happiness. Now he is like a stranger and I wish I could go back and live the rest of my life in those 8 short weeks we had...
    dourpenguin dourpenguin 18-21, M Jul 18

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    I Cant Carry the Sadness Anymore

    I can't face myself anymore. This sad person I carry around isnt me. I dont recognise her and I DO NOT LIKE HER. Where did she come from and when did she steal my joy. I wish she would leave me alone. I miss when little things made me happy. I miss my smile and my laugh - the...
    annathom annathom 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 22, 2008

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    I Found The Way To Be Happy Again !

    This is my first post. I saw many posts before posting this one. I notice that most people are just sharing their experiences, and asking questions only. No one is actually answering. ..or showing a way out. So I thought, I will share my experience which actually showed me...
    iamtakingabreak iamtakingabreak 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    What Is Happy? Really!

    I have lived through 36 years of hell in this marriage.  I have tried my best to do all I can for my hubby who has been my abuser for all these years.  Now with him being disabled and refusing to so much as touch me anymore I am just trying to get him through to the end.  I...
    teri58 teri58 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    Now What?

    2011 started so well.  I was flipping a house with a few friends of mine.  We've done it many times before, but this was the one that I was going to get to keep.  In the beginning of March I moved in.  That wasn't the plan, but the first day I went there after having bought...
    ErikT ErikT 26-30 2 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    He Is Not Right For Me

    So I started dating this guy about 3 years ago. I met him through a friend and 7 months later i moved to CA and he followed. Where for the next 2 1/2 years weve been off and on. I caught him cheating on me numerous times and ignored it and excused it because he is "...
    confusedash confusedash 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    I try to be happy and everyone wants me to be

    the old me all happy but how could someone be happy when they are constantly getting put down by the same people? It's like kicking someone till they vomit blood then stopping and asking them why they aren't happy?!
    fearlessbae fearlessbae 18-21, F Mar 25

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    Some point in life where you are put aside by

    someone you thought you deserve more than what you got. You treat someone as priority while they put you as an option. This is the time where your heart starts to weaken and tear by realizing you are not that important after all, that hurts. Ouch. Whatever it is, I hope I can...
    Jaqque23 Jaqque23 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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    When Will I Be Happy Again

    I had a terrible childhood. I had a fairly bad life until I met my wife 9 years ago. I moved 125 miles to live with her. We were married 1 year to the day later. Finally I felt happiness. I remember saying to my cousin, "I now know how it feels to be happy". It took me 34 years...
    deckard97 deckard97 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 4, 2010

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    What The Hell Is Happiness Anyway?

    I've been reading some of the stories of people here pining for happiness. I don't believe happiness even exists. There have been times in my life where I have experienced joy, peacefulness, satisfaction, pleasure, passion, contentment, etc. but to be happy, or live in a state of...
    BillRuesch BillRuesch 56-60, M Jul 22, 2013

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    I Miss the Bubbly Me......

    I used to feel the excitement of facing everyday with a challenge... Happier me because I finally pull myself together and told my ex hubby 'Please leave me, I can't accept you having an affair and your lies after lies'.  It was with great pain when I send him off the...
    Eternal Eternal 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    i don't have good english i can do mistake

    while writing but i want to write this EP. First people should have chance before start a event . it is just like life . if you don't have chance who cannot be succesful any thing . i don't have chance and i know this i will start to live back everytime ....
    birekul birekul 18-21, M Jul 18

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    Just Want To Get Over It All!

    I would say it all started when I moved away to college when I was 26. I moved to this beautiful and yet terrible place in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a little city known as Marquette in order to attend Northern Michigan University. Then in my 3rd year at NMU I decided to...
    pennylessguitarplayer pennylessguitarplayer 26-30 4 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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    Why?!?!

    As I set here and read through stories( some I comment on, not trolling) I read where people actually meet someone on this site, which is great and I'm happy for them. It gets me to thinking, yes I'm married but totally unhappy (but completely stuck) and all I meet are the men...
    Chelle74 Chelle74 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Just What Is It That Will Make Me Happy?

    I believe I was around 9yrs old, I was really a pretty happy kid. Joked around, had a great best friend, not much of a care in the world except for staying away from my dad - he was a horrible person, very abusive - but when I wasn't at home hiding from him - I was really very...
    gerrynchappster gerrynchappster 36-40 6 Responses May 30, 2009

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    Brake Repair – When You Should Look For Help

    When it comes to your car, your brakes are not something to mess around with. Having a car that will not stop reliably is dangerous, to put it mildly. You are actually putting your life at risk if your car is not stopping, as it should, not to mention the lives of those on the...
    wsseoer wsseoer 22-25, M Nov 19, 2013

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    Failed Marriage, Failed Life

    You know how all fairy tales end with a handsome prince, marriage, and "happily ever after?" what a crock of ****! Before I got married, I had so much going for me. I was a college Junior, a military medic, just got home from deployment, and had...
    allformyson allformyson 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2009

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    I've been feeling so down lately,

    actually I've hit rock bottom...my hands have been shaking constantly since I cut myself again this morning I've decided to do something about it though. It may seem cheesy but the last time I was happy was last year when my family went to Disneyland. So my only two friends and...
    NPkid97 NPkid97 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    I just want my life to fall back together

    since it feels like it's constantly failing apart
    katiers1341 katiers1341 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I Am Tired of Being Sad....

    Discovering who I am as a person, I've come to realize that I haven't been truly  happy for a long time. I was when I lived alone, but then all the chaos of other people came into it and I just started going downhill. My feelings started to change and I realized that I wasn...
    lizzieprincess1 lizzieprincess1 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 4, 2008

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    Different Types Of Eco-friendly Materials

    If you are moving somewhere and have taken up the task of packing your items by yourself, then the first problem you will face to is to find quality packing materials. Quite a lot of people today choose to buy eco-friendly packing materials. You can also reuse household items as...
    wsseoer wsseoer 22-25, M Nov 8, 2013

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    I just really want to be happy again.

    . The only part in my life I'm unhappy with is my boyfriend, I love him and want to be with him it's just I'm not sure if he is are wants the same I feel like he won't leave as he no's he'll break my heart! I constantly tell him if he isn't happy I'd never make him stay with me...
    kerrykerber kerrykerber 31-35, F Feb 12

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    For once in my life..

    .I see others in pain besides myself. It makes me think...this pain is just a lot to put into my life...especially since I self harm and have an eating disorder. I just want someone to talk to who will understand me..
    dyingalittleinside97 dyingalittleinside97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Happy Again

    Happy again,That's what I want,I'm determined,I'll make it be,Whatever It takes.
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 3 Responses Aug 31, 2012

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    I Don't Want To Hurt Him

    I am married to the man that every father would pick for their daughter. He is driven, responsible, caring, honest & a hard worker. I know that he loves me. We both work for what we have & we make a good team that way. I also know that he would be an amazing dad if we were to...
    777lonelybutnotalone 777lonelybutnotalone 31-35 5 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Racist Against My Own Kind

    Sometime I sit back and think about how african american people treated me over the years. I know that its not good to be racist but the crazy thing is that I am racist against my own kind. I remember growing up as a little girl having only few blacks that accepted me for who I...
    hiddenemotions hiddenemotions 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 1, 2011

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    Why Can't I?

    If you could see the beautiful day that is happening outside my window. Today is a bit cloudy and windy. I love summer clouds, they look like pompons. This leaves me to my point, what the hell am I doing here?!. Shouldn't I be outside, enjoying this day?. Life is passing me by...
    caritus caritus 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 15, 2008

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    After me and my ex broke up I feel incapable of

    being happy! I seriously cry myself to sleep every night, even when I have friends over so I've found myself becoming more distant with my friends lately also. I feel alone, I feel broken and I can't stop crying. Nobody can help me I'm helpless! I want to be happy, I really do...
    kelsey9317 kelsey9317 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Depression Almost Killed Me.

    Day before yesterday I was so much depressed I did hurt myself a lot,I needed medical attention but I didn't go to hospital because I was scared to tell my parents what I did. But somehow I managed to keep myself okay. I told Mom what i did and after looking at my wrist she just...
    CrushednBroken CrushednBroken 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    I Wonder.?.?.?.

    I wonder where chivalry went? I know us as women want our rights and equal treatment, but does romance have to completely go out the window. Just because we can open the door on our own doesn't mean we don't like it when a gentleman does it for us. I guess that I'm still a little...
    Chelle74 Chelle74 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2013

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    I don't think there is any point in loving

    because it makes you care far to much. Done with this world hope to never see you again!!!!!!!!
    hornyharry123 hornyharry123 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    Brake Repair In San Bernardino

    Vehicles require a lot of maintenance and over time, they will need repair and constant maintenance if need it to work properly on the road. Once of the common repairs that vehicles need is brake repair. Control your speed have become such a demand since the rise of motor...
    wsseoer wsseoer 22-25, M Nov 19, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    all we do in life is try to strive to be happy and being afraid to be unhappy being ashamed of being unhappy im depressed and lonely i admit it and you should too if you are im...
    bvinc86 bvinc86 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    I am trying my best today. Someone please tell me something worth being happy about. I'd appreciate it.
    eccentricpython eccentricpython 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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