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I Wonder If I Deserve to Be Happy

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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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    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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    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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    angel510 angel510 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2014

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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 8 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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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 1 Response Sep 10, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 66-70, M 3 Responses Jul 13, 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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    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 9 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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    if I told people that I am bipolar and have PTSD from childhood traumas, and military traumas would they want to know me... Or would they politely exit stage left once they found...
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    It makes me wonder.. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been an outsider. Almost all the girls and most of the guys everywhere I’ve been, have always hated me for some...
    Anon8615 Anon8615 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    click, dat, you got a text. tap tap, go your key on the phone. you say that you are with me but you are far from it. the distance in your feeling as I speak. the change in the...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    NakedTherapist NakedTherapist 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    Hi Everyone!Hope You all are having a Wonderful Morning!!
    ginaw35 ginaw35 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    I miss him a lot more now. He used to pick me up sometimes at work during lunch and take me to White Castle. Sometimes we didn't go anywhere.We would just park towards a wall and...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    No matter what I do there's always a big problem over my head. After our 3 wonderful weeks vacation. I realized that I don't have primary physician and HIV doctor. After almost 3...
    Pather2013 Pather2013 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I Think that it is hard to be happy. But I Will keep thinking that I deserve to be happy. And someday i Will be.
    katrine68 katrine68 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel a certain guilt at being happy. I feel I should not be sitting watching a movie with no worries. I should be worried about something. I feel guilty and feel I don't deserve...
    Issima Issima 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M Aug 22

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    The easiest way to become happy is to do what it is you want to do. We become unhappy when we worry about what someone else thinks of us. This thought can be a passing glance and...
    Weretiger Weretiger 26-30 Aug 22

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    M1k3L3vitZ M1k3L3vitZ 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 20

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    *Part 2* Joyce is one of my dearest friends, and she was interested in my best friend Chris. So it kinda hurt me deciding wether to give Joyce, Chris's phone number, but I did...
    M1k3L3vitZ M1k3L3vitZ 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Hello everyone... Wishing you a wonderful peaceful day!!! We often take things for granted so Share if you like what are you thankful for this day.... I am thankful my...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F Aug 20

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    I sometimes wonder if I had more male friends, maybe, just maybe, my husband would feel the jealousy feeling that I have when I see other females texting him... I just wonder... I...
    Mystery08 Mystery08 22-25, F Aug 19

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    When I miss you days are passing slowly Every day struggle to get through the day Waiting for that special day Makes the struggle worth it When I miss you days are passing slowly...
    DutchMattie DutchMattie 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I'm actually in an amazing mood my life is going great right now my boyfriend is wonderful and I've got compliments from spooled recently and my confidence is rising again I'm...
    polarbearlove polarbearlove 16-17, F Aug 18

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    I definitely deserve to. I am great at it so should show off my skill all I can.
    TheMonstrousAbyss TheMonstrousAbyss 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    love is a wonderful feeling,am living the life i meant for me.thanks to dr faust a spell caster i met here..my love life is back..thanks Faust..if u are having issues in any issues...
    rosemyers rosemyers 51-55, F Aug 17

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    To all my friends on EP. Wishing you a wonderful, sexy, energetic, fun, thrilled filled , exciting week!
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 9 Responses Aug 16

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    I cry as I write this but I am tired. I wanted to pursue criminal law, I was forced to do MBA. I wanted to play with others as a kid but I stayed at home to study. I wanted no...
    deceptiveoutofcloset deceptiveoutofcloset 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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