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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...
    luciddreamer94 luciddreamer94 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 22

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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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    Right now I feel so alone I have Noone to talk to no friends all my family are drug attics so if I try to talk to them I get asked for something. Like me and my boyfriend have been...
    msmendiola122 msmendiola122 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    The more time I am alone, the more I realize some things. You'd think I'd tell myself this relationship was no good for me, but I'm not. The reason why we are struggling is obvious...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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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...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    Right now, I need to focus on mending my insecurities and problems. Here are some quotes that I can relate to. I'll come back and read these every time I feel like breaking down...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 10

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    I decided to end my previous story to make it shorter. Carrying on. At the end of the day, this is all I know. I haven't changed, and guess what? What made him love me HASN'T...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 2

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    I just want to share something. I've been on this site since I was 17! It has had its ups and downs just like anything else in life! However for the most part this is an amazing...
    SouthernBella89 SouthernBella89 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 Sep 27

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    I'll never forget my canoe. I made it completely by hand and I used it almost every day to catch fish. I was in my canoe on this particular day, trying to catch a trout or a...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 12

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    October 3. Getting Through the Discomfort. "Surrender to the pain. Then learn to surrender to the good. It's there and more is on the way." —Beyond Codependency Our goal in...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Oct 3

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    October 9. Self-Disclosure. Learning to gently reveal who we are is how we open ourselves up to love and intimacy in our relationships. Many of us have hidden under a protective...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Oct 9

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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 4 Responses Sep 25

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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 Sep 28

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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 Sep 28

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    You are upstairs, in what used to be our bed, sleeping alone while I write this. The past three weeks have been the most difficult of my entire life, knowing that you no longer...
    overtherainbow47 overtherainbow47 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 7

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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 Sep 29

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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...
    warmspirit43 warmspirit43 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    The long-awaited EP Android app is now live! Download it here for free, or watch this video for a peek inside. At EP, we've always believed that--with over 7 billion people in...
    EPArsineh EPArsineh 26-30, F 61 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    1.) I have a teenage daughter & she is my only child. 2.) I am on my second marriage & it's wonderful. 3.) I am a Project Manager. 4.) I consider myself a feminist. 5.) I have...
    MeganM7991 MeganM7991 36-40, F Oct 6

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    I think it's the whole dominance aspect. I like a man who knows what he's doing and takes control over my vulnerable, squirming body and uses my ticklish spots like a playground. I...
    TickleMeGently TickleMeGently 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I do not understand why people are in long distance relationships if they are not willing to just make being together happen. If it really is love and all the warm fuzzy that goes...
    giayesim12 giayesim12 46-50, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    People that ask me what does heroin feel like, it's like asking someone how you feel after one beer. .. Actually this is an obvious question but it's not what you might think. Let...
    Faresshashem Faresshashem 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    It has been a little over a month since our break up. Everyday is hard but everyday is getting easier. I was best friends with my ex before our relationship, and we decided we...
    Hohjo Hohjo 18-21, M Oct 12

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    My story is probably similar to a lot of people's but I just wanted to get it out there in the world to tell somebody how I feel. I've grown up in what many would call the...
    goodloot3 goodloot3 22-25, M 5 Responses Oct 10

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    I can't do it anymore. I wanted to be strong. I don't want to guilt him. I didn't guilt him last time. He came back on his own. I only left him two messages, neither pressuring nor...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 3

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    I used to love to wake up to the sounds of birds chirping. Music to the ears and feeling thankful for beautiful mornings. Now that we've moved, all I can hear is endless honking...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Sighhhhhh...I just need a few days away from myself...I want to get out of my head. I want company with someone special. I want to feel happy and hopeful and content and loved and...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've seen a lot of people who crave, need or are desperate for affection or to be accepted . People tend to care about what other people think of them more than their personal...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 12

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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 Sep 30

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    You don't like me for some small reason?, Fine. Always judging anything I do?, Go ahead. I honestly don't care, you know why?. Because I'm living my life happy and content whilst...
    13Selene13 13Selene13 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I meet someone from my childhood, they still lived in the same house across the street from where I grew up. I felt sad, I felt overwhelmed. I was hit by a wall of "what ifs". Here...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F 13 hrs ago

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    *To love is to recogonize yourself in others_eckhart*The end of knowledge is love*Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way...
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    Alunimiun Sliding windows are the first choice of the overwhelming majority of customers. They signify a cost effective technique to bring gentle and air flow into your property.x1...
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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...
    2Blossom 2Blossom 46-50, F 15 Responses Sep 27

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    I should be driving to class right now. In fact, class starts in two minutes. However, my body has different ideas! Between tummy cramps and many trips to the bathroom, I haven't...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 Oct 6

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    Hi everyone ..its my 1st time to try this blog..i do like the idea and i hope someone will listen to me one day in life.. Im a father for 2 sons , married since 6 years ago to my...
    NightHawk2020 NightHawk2020 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 5

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    "But I loved you. I loved you so much it changed who I was. It gave me something I never had before. It gave me a greater knowledge of love, it's fire, it's passion, it's...
    Iblis88 Iblis88 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 Sep 28

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    First off I am not someone to join a forum like this I usually keep things private, but I am interested in other peoples views especially women. I am a married man with 2 kids...
    Henjo24 Henjo24 26-30, M 8 Responses Oct 9

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    Sometimes I'll get a reply to a post, which I reply back with what starts out as a long comment, then ends up being too long to post as a comment, so I decide to post it as an...
    MathematicallyMindedFractal MathematicallyMindedFractal 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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