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I Want to Be Happy, Content, and In Love

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    I Need to Learn to Be Content and Happy

    Is there something wrong with me?   I'm married, have a 5 mo old baby, have a job I like making more money than I ever have, etc etc etc.   But I don't seem to be happy with life.   I'm not sure necessarily that it's so much about being depressed, as...
    smithbryan15 smithbryan15 36-40 1 Response Aug 29, 2008

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    Once Upon A Time...........

    I use to really believe in being "in love". I thought the world was picket fences and fairytale weddings, and flowers when you have babies, while butterflies floated by ur nursery window. I wasnt Stupid just immature. I had a very very rough childhood( look at my stories about my...
    thesaddestsong thesaddestsong 26-30, F Jan 12, 2012

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    Past Love Come to My Future....

    I met a young man when I was 21 years old, he was charismatic to say the very least, but he was also somewhat of a loner with a constant posse around.  He was well liked and much more by the women.  I instantly fell in love with him or what I thought then was love... I...
    dreamerofthepast dreamerofthepast 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 13, 2007

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    It Ain't Easy Breezy

    "Why does she look so sad", Sonia asked the Marianne, after a glance at me. I sat quietly in my chair, eating my lunch. It wasn't the first time someone was asking that question. I'd tried to appear more happy, more at ease. Every morning before I entered the office, I took a...
    saturnchild saturnchild 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2010

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    I'm going to start this off by saying - I'm not sure if I'm in love, but I don't what else to think with the thoughts I hold in my mind or the feelings I hold in my heart. I know...
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    I'm going to start this off by saying - I'm not sure if I'm in love, but I don't what else to think with the thoughts I hold in my mind or the feelings I hold in my heart. I know...
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    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    I am 16 and want to write a story in the group "I Love The Sauna" I cannot because EP will not allow my story to post. The paragraph below is the first thing you see when you...
    KenzieluvsRupert KenzieluvsRupert 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 17

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    I am very happy today.I got up early and my hairdresser hooked me up.I wanted a short tapered cut and I showed her the picture I wanted that Ill share http://www.short-haircut.com...
    KiannaJ KiannaJ 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Oh Hi! Is this the suggestion box? Great! I'm Kenzie, a 16 year old girl who first joined EP last Spring. I made a few good friends in some common interest groups, but pretty...
    KenzieluvsRupert KenzieluvsRupert 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    ... she hurts me all of the time, even if she doesn't realize she's doing it. My family isn't poor, but we know what it's like to have too much month left at the end of the money...
    yaguu yaguu 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    I'm perfectly happy with, completely content with, and totally accepting of all my imperfections.
    biggunsatx biggunsatx 36-40, M Sep 7

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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 was in an extremely abusive relationship, I ran from TN to NC, and was single for a year then I met HIM. He was patient, kind, understanding, he helped me to fix myself, he made...
    LilMzSweetness LilMzSweetness 22-25 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I am going to tell about a time when I felt the most happy, the most content in the last two years. It was the days before my sisters wedding and the day itself. We got to stay...
    ISellCrackForTheCIA ISellCrackForTheCIA 18-21, F Sep 9

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    1)I'm 5-4",130lbs,black eyes,black hair,Indian origin woman,Indian here mean India . 2)I am usually not very good at starting conversation,but once I open up I am fun loving and...
    dawnordusk dawnordusk 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    The Ironic Paradox of Normalcy Technically this isn't a paradox. It's ironic. But most people don't know that. That's why I'm posting it here, where people are likely going to...
    MathematicallyMindedFractal MathematicallyMindedFractal 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    "Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they...
    JenZ10 JenZ10 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    Sorry guys I'm posting so much today! But I was digging through my email and I still have some of the emails that me (And my now former teacher!) Exchanged while we were both still...
    Dpreukssiya Dpreukssiya 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I’m not qualified in emotional intelligence and have realised that, during my 34 years, I have chosen instead to merely remain detached, cold, and hard so as not to have to deal...
    JaneBloodyAusten JaneBloodyAusten 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 7

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    Maybe it's in the answer I'm asking, "...about that change I want to MAKE in my life, not see happening." I guess it's a pretty passive way of expressing my will to do something...
    xnstxncts xnstxncts 18-21, M Sep 18

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    “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul...
    some1callmeJoy some1callmeJoy 46-50, F Sep 21

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    Not now. I am buying time because I have two very young daughters (2 year old & 7 month old) and it is not the best step to take right now, from a financial point of view. The...
    Nathee Nathee 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Not now. I am buying time because I have two very young daughters (2 year old & 7 month old) and it is not the best step to take right now, from a financial point of view. The...
    Nathee Nathee 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    September 29. The Importance of Money. We cannot afford to allow our focus in life to be money. That will not lead us into the abundance we're seeking. Usually, it will not even...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    eighteen Drinking water Villas are stretched out over the h2o, set along Sunlight-bleached wooden pontoons. With personal sundecks and methods that direct down in the drinking...
    Willy52yt Willy52yt 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    It started about when I was in 5th grade when me and my mom had nooks and her stories transferred to mine which ended up being the 50 Shades of Gray trilogy. I read the first story...
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    My Depression and anxiety """""""""""""""""""""""" Is this caused by the longing to do the below but feeling unable to do so? Feeling a pull so strong that it has begun to consume...
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    Today would have been my Grandmother's 94th birthday. I miss her more than any words could convey, and think of her often. She was an incredible, strong, funny, and generous soul...
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    I don't need things to make me happy. I could be happy with just my books, as I love to read. I need light to read so all I need are my books and a Tiffany lamp so I can see what...
    thescarletibis thescarletibis 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    There is a fire within every soul. A fire which is illuminating enough to light up this journey called life. A fire which keeps you warm and reminds you to push harder every time...
    greeshu greeshu 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    My name is Maryann and I met my husband Johnny in online dating website ♥ over50kiss . com ♥ His profile looked promising, even though he was 100 miles away, so after...
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    I love being single and feeling blissful inside. Very happy and content to be me. Busy with my job and enjoying my life.
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F 5 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Yesterday my husband went with me to a football game that really only I wanted to go to. Today we ate at the restaurant I wanted to eat at. Last week he attended a cultural event...
    Iamhellonwheels Iamhellonwheels 41-45, F 11 Responses Sep 14

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    I understand who I am because I have experienced what I call true pain. That is not to say other pain is trivial, but in my experience, true pain is the pain that rips your soul...
    jsshado jsshado 18-21, M Sep 9

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    Update. Last time I posted I was overwhelmed at how many responses I had. Some understood my struggle and some completely didn't get it. Reading it now I was pretty upset writing...
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    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 11 Responses Sep 5

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    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 13

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    To me, death is a torture, in a way in which you first are happy, you think you are going to spend eternity with your loved ones. Your mind wonders, how did they get here before...
    savakora savakora 16-17 Sep 2

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    Eight Signs You're in a Relationship Worth Keeping A friend of mine posted a link on Facebook to this article today. I think the author's eight points are valid, even if I don't...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 3

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    Last night was amazing with MM... So loving and sexy and wonderful. When I got home that sinking feeling started where I have to climb into bed without him. I miss him the second I...
    lostanddistraught lostanddistraught 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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    Getting called names & being belittled by someone who u crave their love is torturous. I know I should end it most days/nights... But I don't, I just keep consuming the hatred that...
    Ccolon480 Ccolon480 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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