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I Wonder If I Deserve to Be Happy

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    Is Your Kilter On Or Off?

    do i deserve to be happy.? you know, i don't know what i was looking for when i came across this sight, but this question.. i had to stop. my question is.. from who's perspective? if i were to answer this question, i would say no. here in this tiny sample of my life, i will...
    compromised compromised 31-35 3 Responses Oct 27, 2008

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    Change Of Heart

    after giving it alot of thought, i have decided that it doesn't matter so much whether or not i deserve to be happy...i don't think that i'm meant to be happy.. no matter what i do i end up feeling depressed.. i spend time with my girlfriend, and when i'm with her, i feel happy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jul 25, 2011

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    The Answer Is

     yes you do. everyone deserves happiness.  Ben Franklin said, "Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy".
    Beauphord Beauphord 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 23, 2009

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    My Life And Confidence Babbling.

    Let me start by saying even when I had confidence it wasn't like OH MY GOD I'M BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE! No, it was more like just being able to have fun with out noticing the weird stares. I used to live in a little town called Roseville. Its in California near Sacramento...
    Wish2BeLoved Wish2BeLoved 18-21, F Sep 10, 2012

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    Do I Really Deserve It?

    Sometimes I ask myself what did I do to deserve being unhappy?  I have a crappy job thankful I got one but nevertheless it's crappy.  Don't have no friends and no boyfriend.  What did I do?  It's like I'm being punished for something and I don't know what?  I try to be a...
    tngurl25 tngurl25 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2011

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    Dual Diagnosis

    i am just curious as to whether anyone else has these labels before i bore anyone with my tales of woe. A couple others that sort of round the whole personality out are OCD and dry drunk. Strangely as much as i would enjoy having someone to communicate with...i really hope that...
    Charismat Charismat 61-65, M Sep 21, 2011

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    Nobody Deserves to Be Happy

    Bad things happen to good people, and good things happen to bad people. I don't think anybody deserves to be happy nor miserable. Happiness is not earned. It's just gained. I am happy, but I do not believe it is because I deserve to be.
    jacqdn jacqdn 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 23, 2009

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    angel510 angel510 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I Want to Believe...

    i tell myself that i deserve to be happy but i'm not sure that self is buying it. i often experience feelings of intense guilt that are directly related to real happiness. the guilt becomes so unbearable at times that i have stopped creating art to sale, i have purposely...
    leftoversky leftoversky 70+, M 3 Responses Jul 13, 2008

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    Relapse

    I go in these constant waves of hopefulness and hopelessness. I can't seem to stop thinking about the what if's, the idea of death. It doesn't bring me fear, and that scares me. I just want to live, but I'm stuck on this endless one way street of regretting recovery and harmful...
    Brody1530 Brody1530 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    We All Deserve To Be Happy

    i have been dealing with this vehement and unyielding thought that i dont deserve to be happy, and i literally knew no one else who was dealing with this same problem, and there was no one i felt i could trust with this information, and no one i felt would understand. because the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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    Everyone Deserves to Be Happy.

     Ben Franklin said, " Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy". I'm very unsuccessful jobwize. I deal with a lot of depression because of that. I don't think that I'm fated to be unhappy.  Life has ao much good in it. It is just so easy to focus...
    Beauphord Beauphord 46-50, M 1 Response May 27, 2009

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    Seems Not So Much!

    If you look at my life and everything I do on and off EP, and believe me my little sissy does, one would think that happiness would be raining down on me with furious enjoyment. She gets mad for me because she is my biggest fan in life and it makes me laugh because I always...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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    There Must Be a Reason

    I used to think everyone deserved to be happy. Now I think I have changed my mind. I snubbed my nose at life for many years, doing whatever I wanted and not paying to much attention to the consequences. I thought once I turned my life around things would get better. And they did...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 12, 2009

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    I Sometimes Wonder If I Deserve To Be Happy.

      The reason why I feel this way is because of a family member when I was growing up.  I felt that I was never good enough and that my brother could do no wrong.  This family member was always, my brother this, my brother that, brother, brother, brother...
    candles24 candles24 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 9, 2010

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    Unsure

        I'm not happy anymore. I want to be and I try, not to the best of my ability but I try. Sometimes I just don't think I deserve to be happy. I was once happy or happier and I left because I thought better things was out there and there wasn't. I left and now my...
    nurse2nice nurse2nice 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 10, 2008

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    I Wonder

    I have never been truly and honestly happy. Content, yes, but not happy. If you are deprived of something for so long, you question its need, you think that you don't need that. Everyone wants to be happy. Everyone needs it at times. But not everyone thinks they can get it, or...
    jlsmonkey jlsmonkey 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 28, 2010

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    Please remember that there are different forms of love... Everybody deserves to be loved, but not everybody is entitled to every KIND of love. I love my kids because they are...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 Nov 10

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    Three months ago, I decided cancelled one part of my life that made me sad and remember all my bad memories. I know it is very hard to forget an event easily, But life must go on...
    R00K R00K 31-35, F Nov 11

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    It was just few weeks when I learned that I was cheated again for numerous time. Desperation and pain I think will always be in my heart. It's really hard to forgive and forget. I...
    ezzy2014 ezzy2014 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Regardless of what people will say, and how many people will disagree, you'll still be my everything. I don't know how to explain the amount of love I have for you, but I do know...
    AlaiahMay AlaiahMay 18-21, F Nov 1

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    Some people look at deserve like they don't deserve something I look at it as I've put up with, fought my butt of and sacrificed enough I deserve death not coz I'm bad but because...
    Hellokittybbgrl Hellokittybbgrl 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I hate you. Because of what you did to me. For opening up my heart to you. For missing what we had, and what we could have been. Because you ended things even though we...
    Stylesavvy Stylesavvy 41-45, F Nov 6

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    For over a year I have settled for so much less than I deserve. I deserve the truth in a relationship. I deserve a mate that I don't have to share.
    sml4 sml4 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    Hello fellow EP folks! I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Today brings us the opportunity to take a step back and look at what we have; expressing the utmost...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Every corner I turn today it feels like they are whispering, laughing at me as if to say she doesn't deserve peace and quite...but I guess they're right aren't there...because I'm...
    gillyable1 gillyable1 16-17, F Nov 3

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    Not too often do I let other people bother me, but lately all I've been thinking is WHAT THE ****!? I did absolutely nothing to you, yet you are deciding to still be a ruthless...
    BrokenSoul88 BrokenSoul88 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 18

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    Our relationship is still new and fresh.... We've been together a little less than 2 months... He's so sweet and cares about me. He came and made me tea when I was sick... He...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    They are all beautiful. Personally they should be put on a pedestal. They complete men, the other half that we crave. Society has misconstrued the fact that women are objects, with...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I met someone in the past year who impacted me really strongly. There was a weird kind of energy "recognition" from him, when we first met. But we met briefly in Sept 2013, sent a...
    elevating elevating 36-40, F 17 hrs ago

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    i deserve to be loved i think everyone deserves to be loved but i think love is only for good looking people not for ugly people like me ~.~ not ugly ok...but average looking :c...
    lovebug19980 lovebug19980 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    I'm pretty sure you all have heard but 11/20/14 Obama talked about immigration. And is allowing parents who have kids that are citizens to apply to be a citizen. This honestly is...
    skyblue914 skyblue914 16-17, F a week ago

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    I recently made some amazing new friends..Thanks EP.... They all know who they are !! They leave happy footprints in my soul! However, the one I choose to celebrate in this post...
    warriormama warriormama 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    toylycc11 toylycc11 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My husband treats me so great and I don't say how thankful I am enough for all that he does for me. I know many don't find a guy like mine in their whole lifetime which is so sad...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    "Even the people who never frown eventually break down"-Linkin Park this lyric has stuck with me for the past few years. i used to be happy, carefree, the positive one of the...
    GoldGuard GoldGuard 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 6

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    I don't know why but for real as i try my best to make everyone happy and all, but always fail as people when know i am sensitive and also have health issues. I notice they get far...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 16

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    I always put my boyfriend first but I never get to have time for myself. I always wonder if I did my job in making him happy. I doubt so many things but I'm the last person to be...
    unsaidhazel unsaidhazel 16-17, F Nov 19

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    It is very hard for me to get along with new people as it is but to find a common interest with that person is even harder. I can barely even consider hanging out with someone new...
    NightwolfBlackheart NightwolfBlackheart 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 12

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    I am so happy I met this very special Woman I felt something very special between us the first time we talked and over time we was telling each other everything and after a while...
    justmyself11 justmyself11 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 13

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    First the beautiful family that I have, Zumba and gym, beautiful sunny days, music , be healthy and see others healthy!! And you cause you are the sky full of stars! http://youtu...
    Divine82 Divine82 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    im tired of living, in a world of cheaters, liers, users, abusers, what's there to be happy about? When ppl can backstab you with a smile while shaking your hand in friendship, or...
    GoldGuard GoldGuard 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 20

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    My friends and family... above all my family. They're goofy and quirky and smart, and they are always there for me. They encourage me to be myself and make my own decisions, and...
    soutson soutson 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    One day in the Garden of Eden, Eve calls out to God. "Lord, I have a problem!" "What's the problem, Eve?" "Lord, I know you created me and all of this beautiful garden and all of...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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