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I Want to Be Happy, Content, and In Love

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2010

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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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    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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    I'm a product of my own imagination. What I imagine I am, I become. I tell myself I am good, but that's because I'm deciding to be what I call good. All my worries and fears are...
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    What are the Community Guidelines? Have Fun: This is a fun, positive, supportive place, where you can express your true self. The intent of our community is to be positive and...
    Francescaaaa Francescaaaa 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Not sure of it's a typical EP break or if I'm just growing up at last. I haven't been very active on here for a while...which happens. I like EP and the interaction on this site...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    The literal meaning of the word remorse is "deep regret or utter disappointment" for a wrongly committed action. However, quite often we're not on the wrong side of the table...
    Hamzakazi95 Hamzakazi95 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Here's my story: Im eighteen years old nearly Nineteen and have realised how much I need a mother and father figure in my life. I have grown up living with both parents and from an...
    WesHester WesHester 18-21, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Look most of the time I'm happy and content, infant 90% of the time I am but I dislike the way I look how I look like a man without makeup how my body is to big, but I hide all...
    hannahg88 hannahg88 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I don't understand why people feel that you have to love their children. I feel as though he should be content with the fact that I accept that he has a daughter. The fact that I...
    Jaymarie1008 Jaymarie1008 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I met my love. its interesting how so many people can feel so content without ever loving someone. before a few weeks ago I was feeling like I was a shell. but now...ive met the...
    Nightshade721 Nightshade721 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The last thing Black History Month is about, is fighting over race. Historian Carter Woodson picked February because both the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass...
    evolvinggirl evolvinggirl 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Today marks the first year of our relationship. For others, its suppose to be the best day of being a couple. But why all of a sudden, he seem to act so strange? Our sex life has...
    marshymallow marshymallow 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I feel so lost. I feel numb. And I'm not sure why. Why has it been all this time and I still think of him? It's like I've relapsed. I took a step forward, then 2 back it seems. In...
    Negrita13131 Negrita13131 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    HISTORY:PROUD SAY IT LOUD: (BADALA:) Dreamers a picture a thought in the night. Cross an ocean with love, a hand extended to those needing a life made right. Young girls, young...
    landisfreeman landisfreeman 51-55 a week ago

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    ThereĀ“s one legend of the Erie which I like very much: When God created the humans he baked them into an oven. The first humans he baked into this oven he let them too long...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F Jan 31

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    Abridged version:This is a sample of all of the DIY projects running rampant here at chez moi. The process has been highly therapeutic, and the result is me being totally head-over...
    arailia03 arailia03 26-30, F Jan 30

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    I HATE THAT IM LONELY. I HATE THAT I CANT BE CONTENT IN MY OWN COMPANY. I HATE THAT I FALL IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE WHO CAN MAKE ME FORGET FOR A LITTLE BUT. I HATE THAT I FALL IN LOVE...
    kinglesswriter kinglesswriter 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    When someone comes along in your life ... Someone you see something of yourself in .. They make you feel amazing , happy, content , excited , coy, strong, ambitious . They make you...
    SoleExecutioner SoleExecutioner 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    Hmm, I've grown quite cynical with the martial arts world. It stems mostly from the online community but since I'm here, I'd definitely would love to call people out. I'm not doing...
    CaptainMurphy CaptainMurphy 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    Proud father: Sir Elton John British Grammy-winner and flamboyant superstar Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish had their ***** mixed together to inseminate a...
    Inexperienced3 Inexperienced3 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    I am battling with loving someone I will never have. I try to substitute my feelings with other men but its just ends up getting me more lonely. I feel as if I will never be with...
    tiffsica tiffsica 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    I found this silly personality test on Rutterman's profile and thought it was kind of interesting...and just fun to do, since I found myself answering the questions for myself...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I agree when/if you're lucky enough to meet someone who not only makes you happy but makes you love yourself more by default. I liked my life before my I met my husband but now I...
    SnowWhite87 SnowWhite87 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    It doesn't take much to make me happy, really. I'm quite content and a humble person by nature. This evening I decided to pamper myself, to unwind and relax. There is no real...
    ImperfectWeather ImperfectWeather 22-25, F Jan 26

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    "Tell me this," my bff said, taking a sip of wine and chasing it down with a gulp of cappuccino, "what does happiness mean?" What does happiness mean?, I thought for a flash of...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    If anyone asked me about getting myself into a rebound relationship a couple of years back, I would have laughed at them. I had never envisioned myself getting together with some...
    myeyesareanocean myeyesareanocean 22-25, F Jan 25

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    https://youtu.be/-48Za7VZR_c I was I was a very "short for my age 5 year old" when this song came out. My sister played this song over and over on the record. My short self would...
    dorkgerdo dorkgerdo 46-50 Jan 25

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    Messy, sort of There are parts of me that really have it all together. I function, pretty good all things considered. I have great purpose. I am the most fit physically that I've...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    My 17yr old son recently shared with me that he is genderfluid. I did not know what that meant, even though he tried to explain it. After researching the meaning, I told him that...
    jpslone0821 jpslone0821 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Heaven and Hell? I'm often asked myself about :is there a heaven? Or hell? And what are they like? Some say it's the "higher" and holiest place where you're surrounded with...
    h4n5dj22 h4n5dj22 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 23

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    yes to be held and really feel the other person....feel the energy of his breath....feel his heart beat beating with mine....see the colors of our essence mingling and uniting our...
    RainbowBMFF1122 RainbowBMFF1122 51-55, F Jan 22

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    Dream If I could sleep and dream away, all the pain, wake tommorw and not remember crying, hurting feeling like I am dying. Would I stay in this dream, never knowing what my...
    AngeleyesUponU AngeleyesUponU 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Oh I love this! Some documentaries are incredibly fascinating and very informative for those who want to learn a little more about a certain subject. Growing up, I loved all the...
    Kosmoz Kosmoz 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    This is the moaniest thing I have ever written but I really need to vent right now! 2 years ago I started university, I'm a mature student at 23 years old in my first year. I...
    BleurghMeh BleurghMeh 22-25, F Jan 21

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    There's nothing better than knowing my kids are doing well, despite juggling being a single mum with working. It's my responsibility to make sure their every need is catered for...
    wonderofwonders1 wonderofwonders1 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    It has been forever since I last logged on here. I recently lost a friend and needed a place to jot down my feelings. She didn't die, but it seems I am dead to her. This is...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M Jan 21

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    so i just signed up to post this since it's been something kind of bothering me for a while. i'ver never been in a relationship, and i hardly have any real friends. i have no deep...
    flannelshirt flannelshirt 22-25, F Jan 20

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