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I Want to Be Happy

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    I feel so depressed and lonely in my

    environment...I feel like I can't breath and every time I do my heart hurts and I just start crying. I wish I could just pack up and move with my kids and never look back...just start a new life and leave all these negative people behind me. I just want to be happy for once...
    misfitincali misfitincali 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    This year is such a rough year,

    and september has started pretty awful. Not a day goes by that i didnt cry. Everything is stressing me out, and the thoughts that the razors would kiss my skin anytime scared the **** out of me. I want to get better, im 8 days clean from the cutting but then idk how to survive...
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 5

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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

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    I'm married and can't forgive my husband

    for the things he's done, how he makes me feel about myself, and how he just don't care! I told him I want a divorce he doesn't I'm scared of changing and being alone! Scared of getting my heart broke again and feeling so depressed I need a man that I can know I'm enough for. If...
    LonelyLish LonelyLish 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Great Short Story....Rich Man Vs. Happy Man.

    An American businessman was standing at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish. “How long it...
    1down5up 1down5up 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    I truly am not a whiny person.

    I rarely speak of my problems, and even then I do not disclose the entire issue, because I find it an invasion of privacy. However, the anonimity this site offers may give me a chance to pour my soul into this keyboard. My age should not indicate my lack of problems or mental...
    SebastianRo SebastianRo 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    "I'm twisted cause one side of me is telling me

    that I need to move on. On the other side I wanna break down & cry." ;(
    ashley719 ashley719 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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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 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Iv realized just sitting around waiting

    for your life to turn around for the better isn't going to fix your anxiety/depression. Iv been battling both of these the last few months and I have recently started college and have joined a fraternity! My life is turning around. Iv started to quitting smoking and I'm pretty...
    ryanjoseph ryanjoseph 18-21, M Sep 5

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    Today my family had a party

    and my friend who lives over an hour away came. When she left, she texted me and said I'm one of her favorite people ever and that she wished she could hang out with me more often. That made me feel warm and fuzzy inside. It's things like this that help heal the wounds.
    Lithium619 Lithium619 18-21, F Dec 22, 2013

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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

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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 16-17, F 11 Responses Apr 26

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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    I didn't make the line up

    for my high school tennis team this year and i went through a small phase of depression. I talked with my mom,"Mom, i've sacrificed all of my time and committed my whole summer with coach. I dealt with his insults and yelling and he even saw potential in me, but i didn't make it...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F Sep 6

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    Seems like the hardest thing to do,

    yet it should be the easiest😔😞 this world just isn't for me..😔
    cam2476 cam2476 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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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 19 Responses Jan 7

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    sometimes i feel like i am not happy like today

    i wasnt happy today. people might think i am a happy cheery person but it is all an act. i dont know what is wrong with me it was like one day i wasnt happy and it has been like that for a while. r there any tips on how to me happy more???
    liajip liajip 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    dammitjanit dammitjanit 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm 22, left home almost 2 years ago

    and I haven't been in contact with my parents for almost the 2 years I've left. It was only then that I realized even my mother doesn't love me and that I actually didn't have anyone when I came out to live in this world on my own. My hands are ruined covered in blisters and...
    kisukes kisukes 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 27

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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

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    But life keeps suffocating me

    and things keep happening that are out of my control...
    Bluevelvetsea Bluevelvetsea 16-17, F Sep 5

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    Today I woke up a free girl ( not free from

    prison lol but free from a suffocating relationship) I feel happy! I for once feel okay! It was a mutual breakup and we still are friends. I think I'm going to stay away from dating for awhile just because I need to work on myself so I can be my very best for the next I hope...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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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 itself…. I practice becoming aware of my own happiness I practice becoming aware of myself.... I...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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

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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...
    idgafs idgafs 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    im having end of summer

    depression/sadness okay so for me summer is pretty much over and ive been feeling really down lately. Summer is always the high point in my life because I go to ocean city md and get a job at a day camp. at this job im not afraid to talk to ppl and i can actually be myself...
    Nick3600 Nick3600 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 28

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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 6 Responses Jan 4

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    Stalker: Let everything that's been planned

    come true. Let them believe. And let them have a laugh at their passions. Because what they call passion actually is not some emotional energy, but just the friction between their souls and the outside world. And most important, let them believe in themselves. Let them be...
    RasinBoy RasinBoy 26-30, M Aug 27

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    my mind is full of doubts,

    i don't know how to deal with the circumstances i'm facing. i want to be at peace...i want to know myself better. I want someone to talk to even for a while.
    joymae joymae 18-21, F Sep 4

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    Tonight.. I will hold

    and hug the person I want to love the most... myself.
    Monak1981 Monak1981 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 26

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    You didn't love her. You just didn't want to

    be alone. Or maybe, maybe she was just good enough for your ego. Or, or maybe she made you feel better about your miserable life, but you didn't love her. Because you don't destroy people you love.
    nata1013 nata1013 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I am so stuck in the present

    that it is hard for me to see anything but what is happening in my life now. When I reflect on "Happy" times in my life, I realize that they occurred because of active choices that I made. This thought is inspiring because it makes me realize that my happiness is a product of my...
    eham1234 eham1234 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    crystalsparkles crystalsparkles 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    I am determined to be cheerful

    and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 16

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    I'm trying to get help

    for my mental illnesses, so that's a start. I'm applying for scholarships, I'm organizing my days into focusing on my health and fitness. I'm ridding myself of any toxic people in my life and next year I'm focusing on my recovery progress and leisure time of the things that I...
    MorbidMorals MorbidMorals 18-21, F Aug 29

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    I used to suffer a lot from low moods

    and high stress, so I created a Mood Booster! For £5 I will send you 1 PDF of 10 interesting ways to boost your mood in under 3 mins each! Message me for this fast productive cheat sheet to increase your moods - Much love :)
    LOAcoach LOAcoach 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I help everyone as much

    as I can. I would give you the shirt off of my back or the last ten dollars out of my pocket. I will baby sit for free, loan money, i do all kinds of things for others. when you find that people really just don't give a damn about u. Everything seems like its going perfect and...
    rfsfbb rfsfbb 19-21, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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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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    I Will Wade Out - E. E.

    Cummings i will wade out till my thighs are steeped in burning flowers I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air Alive with closed eyes to dash...
    DisappearingStar DisappearingStar 70+ 6 days ago

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    Someone asked me if I was happy today.

    That was the first person to care. My memories of happier times swirled around me, my throat warned from its cold pause, and my cheeks lifted my lips into a smile. I closed my eyes, lifted my neck to meet the sky...and finally felt no need to die (haha, that rhymes.) "Hm," I...
    Lakewrite Lakewrite 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 10

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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

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    I love those days and moments

    when you have the realisation that you are happy just because. No other reason needed
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    I don't understand how some people can be

    so happy and upbeat all the time. I'm almost never in a good mood and I think smiling is a waste of energy. Is that weird? Probably.. Am I the only one? I hope not!
    MissesTomlinson MissesTomlinson 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    To be truly happy in life,

    tie your happiness on your goals not to things and people. :)
    sayangeiram sayangeiram 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Such a dynamic statement.

    Simple, sure, but I doubt the achievement of it has been anything but simple. For anyone. How does one go about this then? When it's so ******* complicated to see the worth in each day. How?? I'm trying though. God knows I'm trying. The world dejects me to no end if I let it...
    Dan412 Dan412 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 11

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    5 Rules To Stay Happy

    One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited...
    handsomedavid handsomedavid 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    Over three years without a drink .

    Been a long three years. Learned a lot. I've learned life isn't all about waiting. Sometimes you gotta take the leap even when you're afraid to fall. Because believe me, at times you will fall. And it will hurt. But then you find the strength to get back up and maybe that was the...
    justderek justderek 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    There are always obstacles,

    events, situations in life but it is possible to choose to find happiness regardless. Simply keep moving forward toward that goal. One foot after another. One thought after the next. As with all things in life, it takes work to become more than we are now.
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    It's interesting, in psychology there's an

    entire strand dedicated to studying "how to be happy". Some joke and say it's a bunch of middle class white people demanding everyone to, "Be happy!" In some ways they're right. They write like it's a prescription or recipe, and if you can check everything off, then voila...
    crescendo282 crescendo282 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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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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    “There are probably several keys to

    intermittent happiness. You can only be a certain level of happiness for so long. Happiness is a very intangible thing. People have more of a relationship with sorrow than happiness. They’re far more aware of when they are sad than when they are happy. Part of being happy...
    rabblemagic rabblemagic 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 30

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    From tomorrow on, my life will begin to get

    better because I want it that way. Im so SICK of feeling like im wasting my life away, im getting up, ill start excercising, taking care of myself, loving myself, doing better at school, I know I can do it because I have seriously put my mind on it and nothing will bring me down...
    feistyfun15 feistyfun15 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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