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I Want to Be Happy

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    I was doing so much better last 2 months,

    but now I'm starting to relapse in my old habbits. I don't go out anymore, I want to just cry and wait for this nightmare to be over. My depression is back and people around me don't even realise. What am I supposed to do?
    pwikachew pwikachew 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I long to be happy...

    Happy without the strings... Without cost Without permission Without limit Without guilt Without jealousy Without blame I long for a happiness unencumbered by such pain So I seek it not from others And allow myself to be As I nurture it to grow both limitless and free Now I...
    SoulJourner SoulJourner 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 14, 2014

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    I want to be happy, and

    so I will be. Tired of being unhappy. Those who hurt me say it's for my own good, I find that an awful excuse. I don't hate anyone that has ever left me, I feel terribly upset and bad but never hate. Wait until I'm on top of the world, just wait until I have my body back and I...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I moved to a new location about a year

    and 2 months ago and I don't really like it here. The weather is not ideal 9 months out of the year and the level of poverty and lack of education in this area is depressing and sad. I believe it subconsciously lowers expectations and affects the level of success people aspire...
    Hedonisticmisanthrope Hedonisticmisanthrope 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I want to be happy for once.

    . Ever since I can remember I was the bigger one, the fat friend, where your friends would compliment your personality more than your actual appearance. That is my life, or shall I say not going to be anymore. It is time for change, I am done feeling this way, self conscious...
    adriggaudio adriggaudio 16-17, F 18 Responses Jan 7, 2014

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    Some happiness would do us all good.

    . I think. I want to be very happy. Ah but dumb people ruin the chance of a smiling lad.
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I want to meet someone at the airport terminal.

    Pick them up. Kiss them and spin them. To much to ask?
    MSeigler MSeigler 26-30, M 6 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I felt like I wanted to cry at church today.

    .. saw something that made my heart warm into tears. It was a scene of a family, so loving, so touching. A mother, a father and their darling daughter. The child walked tiny steps towards her father, who then reached down and scooped his daughter into the security of his arms...
    AB2WUS AB2WUS 22-25 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    This new year I want 2 try

    and be happy so so bad ! I started by finally dying my roots & doing my hair, doing my pedi/mani.. I will take care of myself this year will walk in the morning like I used to love walking in the morning & I have stoped, this year will be my year NO MORE unhappiness NO MORE...
    Britefutureahead Britefutureahead 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 4, 2014

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    I think I'll have to wait

    until I die to be truly happy
    TheTenaciousPirate TheTenaciousPirate 18-21, F 12 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why is it so hard to be happy?

    No matter what i do my past keeps following me. I just wish it all just stopped. I hate myself so much and it gets harder everyday because i feel so useless. :'(
    x3myonewish x3myonewish 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Who is to say I am too young to die.

    I have lived and that is enough of it for me. I have been through too much already.
    Harper101 Harper101 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I been through so much

    that I don't think I'll ever find that ,I think and feel I'm a good woman hard working single mom,able to support myself and very independent but I still wonder where is my king why if I have so many good qualities why haven't I find still the man I deserve why is it that I have...
    Hjmm26 Hjmm26 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    It's not to say, that I'm not "happy"

    but i want to find real pure happiness. My only goal in life is to be happy. Genuinely Intensely Consistently Happy. ^.^
    pixiepiink pixiepiink 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I would like to be but I just don't think it's

    in the cards for me. I'm 32 years old. I live at home. I work in retail. I've been there at the same job for over ten years without ever being promoted. I can't seem to find a better job. I have bills i can't afford to pay. I've never had successful relationships with women...
    thongluvr582 thongluvr582 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    MichaelS41074 MichaelS41074 36-40, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I started a relationship with a girl like none

    I've encountered before. Sure she's beautiful and brilliant, but her most unique feature is that she's unimaginably sincere and kind. Although neither of us asked the other to be in a relationship, we've had this sort of unspoken agreement to be with each other since we first...
    hollowman10 hollowman10 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Happy New Year Everyone!

    !! Bye 2014! :))))
    herchizz88 herchizz88 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    There has to be a point break.

    The crest of a beautiful wave to ride, from here to Eden. It seems ripples and shallow hills are all I have.
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    crystalsparkles crystalsparkles 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    Today ... I feel hopeful .

    .. these days don't come often so I value them. Value the happiness you feel even if it's for a moment...Value that smile you get from a stranger... Value the blue sky and sun ... And most importantly Value God waking you up today to possibly have even a moment of happiness. Love...
    Monak1981 Monak1981 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    If you never make me laugh

    or even remotely make me crack a smile, I sure as hell won't let you make me cry. ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿ™…
    Tayns2010 Tayns2010 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2014

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    I think that evolution is the key to everything.

    Like what you've always liked. Do what you've always enjoyed doing, and be who you've always been. Be true to you- hold on to the things that distinguish you and make you lively- but evolve. Always evolve...
    StarrRavena StarrRavena 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Itsmytime2be Itsmytime2be 41-45, F 10 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    i feel so uncomfortable in my own skin.

    when i'm around people i forget that, but then when i'm alone i look back on how i acted and hate myself for it. i hate being so awkward and shy and when i'm not being shy i'm being overly confident and make a fool of myself. my boyfriend is always reassuring me that i'll be...
    msr1122 msr1122 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    i want to create a better future

    for myself but my parents never support me i'm in high school i want to do engineering in the air force i can do three days of high school and two days of tafe and possibly study electrical engineering maybe even earning a degree but my parents tell me if i do that i will just...
    beatzxxx beatzxxx 13-15 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    i want to become a happier person.

    i want to let everything that has gone wrong and things people have done wrong to me in the past, and move on from everything. i want to not let the negative energy my mother has all of the time not affect me. i don't want to be so dependent on my boyfriend to be happy anymore...
    jenny646 jenny646 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    Every time I seem to find myself getting to

    better place...my mind just won't let it happen. I've been in such a good state of mind all week, but last night my nightmares came back. I find myself in a depressed state again. Cleaning and keeping busy around the house isn't helping. Sitting outside reading and listening to...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F a week ago

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    Iv8122 Iv8122 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Today I did something I haven't done in a while.

    I searched my ex on Facebook. The ex that destroyed me two years ago. The ex that I hated with every fiber of my being. The ex that if murder was legal, he would be the first on my list. The ex that caused me so much heartbreak without an explanation. I searched him and I...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    Why are people so cruel to the ones they love

    most? If you love somebody, shouldn't you be the most kind to them?
    asloan96 asloan96 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 6, 2014

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    The intersection of "Me

    and Now" ~ When we practice sport we practice for the game When we practice drama we practice for the stage, but to practice sitting meditation is to practice for life itselfโ€ฆ. I practice becoming aware of my own happiness I practice becoming aware of myself.... I...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 1, 2014

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    How To Be Happy!

    We all miss basic tips in life, that deviates us from being happy! Lets relate happiness with science Science says that, staying focused on one thing is all depends on our mindset. How to maintain balanced mindset.??? very simple eat proper food to balance all...
    nissn nissn 18-21, M 6 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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    I just want to be happy.

    I used to be happy all the time, I used to be super positive and full of joy all the time. Smiling from ear to ear alllll the time... Not anymore. And I'd love nothing more than to have that feeling back. I'm trying my bestest :P but my mind is my own worst enemy :/
    LonelyAJ LonelyAJ 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    So finally yesterday I open my own bank account

    2 start saving money.. I have a bank acct with my husband, but since I want 2 get divorce in the future I need to prepared myself... The thing is now I'm feeling guilty ? I put only my daughter as the beneficiary. I put $250 now every month I'll deposit $200 didn't ask 4 a debit...
    Britefutureahead Britefutureahead 41-45, F 9 Responses Jan 16, 2014

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    I've been in a relationship I thought I wanted

    for a whole year, I'm falling for my terrible ex, I don't know if I'm on the right career path. It's one of those moods where you feel like destroying your life one aspect at a time.
    tlex94 tlex94 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I've had a crush on one of my guy friends

    since about the 4th grade. I'm in 10th grade now. Anyway, I have been suffering depression and anxiety for the past 3 years now, and he's the only one who can make me feel happiness again. My other friends can make me happy, but not the way he does. One thing that would really...
    shaneyboy234 shaneyboy234 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Who wants fame and fortune?

    Not me. I want happiness. You could throw a million dollars at my face and guess what?! I'll throw it right back at yours. I don't need money to be happy. I need happiness to be happy. And what do you need to be happy? Happiness. It doesn't come from things or people. You. You...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    I'm in a really difficult situation,

    I've been too invested in a relationship for way too long but it seems I'm the only one giving my all. I've grown to unconditionally love the person I'm with, but now the harder I try the worse it gets. I'm basically over trying at all. I think this relationship will be the...
    LonelyBoy2 LonelyBoy2 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 7

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    Why is it so hard to move on,

    I can't stand this feeling anymore. So tired and so disappointed of my life.
    Hjmm26 Hjmm26 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    For a long time now I've been putting myself

    aside in order to make others happy. Today is the day that I stop putting others before my own well being. This is directed towards one person in particular who has drug me through hell and back, and time after time I would pick up the pieces in order to make him happy. Recently...
    skylersmom15 skylersmom15 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    shethia shethia 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My Wish.

    I have spent my whole life trying to fix things about me that i don't like. in my eyes i was never smart enough, never pretty enough, never good enough. but when i did well in school (smart) looked good (pretty), etc... i didn't feel good. there was always something that needed...
    em4040 em4040 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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    So here it is, 12:37am,

    on my birthday. I'm married to a man I've been in love with since I was 17 years old (and that was quite a while ago). I have a beautiful family. Times have been very rough for us, but everything seems to be smoothing out, for the most part. We're together. Have everything we...
    hiswifey16 hiswifey16 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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    Mexico I think lying on the beach in Mexico

    will make me very happy indeed. All by myself. No husband. No kids. No one to ask me to do anything at all. Don't get me wrong, I love my family. It's just that I never have time to myself. So for once in my life, I'm going to be self-indulgent and leave this horrible...
    Artvg Artvg 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2014

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    sallitero sallitero 22-25, M Jan 14

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    Think positive, be positive

    and positive things will happen :)
    nguevarra nguevarra 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    They say the people who exhibit the most

    kindness have experienced a lot of pain. The ones who act like the don't need love are the ones who need it more. The one's who take care of everyone else need care the most. And the people who smile may be the ones who cry when nobody is around.
    maryrom maryrom 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 1, 2014

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    If a person says they love you,

    going to the ends of the earth to show you that love shouldn't be a problem.
    asloan96 asloan96 18-21, F 11 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    There's this girl in the mirror,

    I wonder who she is. Sometimes I think I know her and sometimes I wish I did. There is a story in her eyes, lullabies and goodbye. When she's looking back at me, I can tell...she's hurting inside. She smiles all that she left, yet tears are left un-dried. And though she's...
    Secretdiary92 Secretdiary92 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2014

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    Fed Up Of Being Walked All Over.

    Hello everyone.I am a single parent to twin boys. Who are nearly 7. Iv been in a few relationships and have constantly been lied to cheated on and used. I have never enjoyed my own company. But I have been single for a while now and I'm now confused about what I want in life...
    Aaliyah1987 Aaliyah1987 26-30, F 18 Responses