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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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    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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    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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    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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    Hey! By the way I'm a supporter now. I hear that means you smile when you read this story. Thanks EP in advance for reading this story, and putting up with my sometimes sarcastic...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F 12 Responses Jan 13

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    Really all these years we have been through the good, the bad, and the ugly. Our relationship began to fall apart for the 100th time and I was sick of fighting to be loved so I let...
    heavenlygrace heavenlygrace 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I long to be loved the way I do. Unconditionally. I have no boundaries. I'm real. I just want someone. Need someone. I know that I don't need to have someone to be happy but I...
    WildWoman25 WildWoman25 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I have subconsciously been working toward self sufficiency my whole life. Needs must. I've always preferred to spend my money on fun things so I scrimp and save on anything I can...
    JjayJay JjayJay 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I think I'm falling hard for someone from my past who has caught up with me. We both came full circle but the worst part was the fact that we had so many opportunities before to...
    Dannie92 Dannie92 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The taste of happiness! Naturally most people crave for happiness in life, agree? My understanding of happiness is simple. Happiness is something that makes you feel good inside...
    kipross44 kipross44 46-50, M Jan 11

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    when an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.
later, when the nurses were...
    vikiii vikiii 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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    "This false self is never happy or fulfilled for long." An EP user suggested Ekhart Tolle to me and I am very grateful. I wanted to share "living in the now" in this experience...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    God, I just can't describe it. Something about girls especially skinny girls who like to stuff or bloat themselves to the limits just triggers a reaction in me. I especially love...
    tenmalunge95 tenmalunge95 22-25, M Dec 30, 2014

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    I have come to the realization that I cannot make other people like or love me by changing my likes and dislikes, my preferences and my pet peeves. Because if I do then the person...
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Dangerous for Men This literally made me laugh out loud. It's important to keep them healthy, happy and safe, men. ;) (Besides, the plank position is good for your abs...) http...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    How do you answer a question that has no answer? A question like 'how do you know?' Some people answer with a question, 'how do you know what?' And that's how you know they don't...
    welchbw welchbw 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    I love the way he talks to me...and I like the way I talk to him... He is going though a divorce this year...Very sad so much bottled up emotion he has...I am sorry that I made my...
    MMMartin MMMartin 51-55, F Jan 6

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    This is a fat story I just made up Hayden has always been a skinny athletic girl. She's prettiest in her class and is loved by every guy at school. In the middle of October a...
    peculiarghostly peculiarghostly 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    The key to a good life From a conversation with a good friend a few years ago. I am starting to wonder how free we really are as individuals? The media offers us lots of so...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    I'm somewhat relieved that I found this thread, because I have been struggling with this and no one around me understands it. My boyfriend has had his dog for three years and I...
    lextime lextime 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have a new life, my life changed on the 10th January 2010. Your life can change too - here is how: This group may currently only have a few members, but the content is visible...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This group may currently only have a few members, but the content is visible to non members all over the world. So I wish to address this message to those readers who are not...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I could easily to this but the censorship here makes that impossible... here's a little taste PG style....I see you sitting with a girlfriend sipping upon a Starbucks latte. You're...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Dec 28, 2014

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    Ok...it's true...I'm kookoo for coconuts! I recently posted a story regarding my love for coconut oil and one of the responses mentioned that coconut oil is a great teeth whitener...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 8

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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...
    FBR4536 FBR4536 41-45, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    Everyone should watch Beginners! It's a deep but fun film. Great content and very well crafted - some unique moments you won't want to miss.
    ataves ataves 31-35, F a week ago

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    It all started as a joke. A conversation about how people had stupid nicknames for each other in a relationship. From there I thought it would be funny to google "nicknames for...
    LizzyThomas3434 LizzyThomas3434 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I wish I could still find the words to express myself so eloquently, as he does. He makes me feel happy, and content. He LOVES ME!! FOR ME! It is such a rare thing to find someone...
    Imhisbunny Imhisbunny 31-35, F Dec 27, 2014

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    Sorry but this will be a long read. I have an emotionally abusive father. It is hard to cope with but it's gotten a thousand times better since I moved out of his home 4 years ago...
    Emericia Emericia 22-25 Dec 26, 2014

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    I don't get jealous of people, I get jealous over people (not sure I am using the right words here to convey the right feeling). I don't get jealous because she is prettier than...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    So this is what I got from Ep regarding a story I posted with pics of my wife which a great many people seemed to appreciate and my answer to them. Your thoughts? Ep: “Oops...
    dangerousliasons dangerousliasons 46-50, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    What do I want I want a lady that is educated, intelligent and aware. (those are three different and distinct qualities.) I want a woman that is independently confident, self...
    wantadoover wantadoover 56-60, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    The end of the year is approaching. I am looking back and reflecting on what this past year has meant to me. I felt an insurmountable burst of pride as I watched my sons graduate...
    lavc lavc 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    My spirit does it long to be free? to travel to the pure lands beyond this life what is this life? the endless parade of days of wants and needs the miracle of life now corrupted...
    marion75 marion75 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I was sat here last night on my own and enjoying my evening. I set up a plan that I would hit the shops and buy a feast of popcorn, coca cola, chocolate and crisps once I'd eaten...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    not from any specific person, but in general. well actually, basically just time away from my family. But my friends also put a tole on me every so often. I need to have my alone...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    74th post..Well you might have noticed I haven't been posting here in a while. I'm still around. The 20th passed and I'm still alive. Had a bad week struggling all week with the...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Bare with the length... When I joined this site and started getting into all your beautifully different stories...I noticed how many of you have to deal with the lengthy time...
    AdelW AdelW 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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