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I Wonder If I Deserve to Be Happy

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        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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    For those of you that feel alone and think being in a relationship will make you happy, keep on reading… Up until recently, I have been in long term relationships for the past...
    TrailrunnerMN TrailrunnerMN 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    Most people believe that there is a time frame of getting over someone you have been in a relationship with. But is there really a certain time frame for that? I know for me I got...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    No matter how bad it hurts or how bad you feel, it’s time to stop thinking about that person who played with your feelings, who took your love for granted, who never appreciated...
    ifollowmyownstar ifollowmyownstar 31-35, F May 10

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    Me and my soul mate have got back together. Before on my previous experience I was so upset. But now I haven't been more happy. I love you soul mate. So very much.
    cloudycarnage cloudycarnage 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    Today my professor called me n this other girl after our last lecture to tell us that we should start working in our master essay as soon as possible n to call him after we finish...
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F 4 Responses May 11

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    I grew up on the edge of a mid sized town . (in a modest pink house my grandfather painted when I was 2. I later painted it again when I was 12.. because of my moms favorite color...
    NotHooray NotHooray 56-60, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Before you criticise me for being weak, let me ask you something," Why do I?!" I am not someone important and not even something important. I am a Christian but I still have...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 3 Responses May 4

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    I deserve better. I am always too nice and it never works out for me in the end. I have a hard time sharing my feelings and when I finally do it's always a joke. I just want...
    ComeClarity33 ComeClarity33 22-25, F 2 Responses May 5

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    I just don't deserve too be happy!
    AwesomeGuyy22 AwesomeGuyy22 22-25, M 1 Response May 9

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    i wonder...because what i see does not match their words. i wonder...do you read these rants and posts anymore? maybe you dont notice how things have changed..i see differences...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response May 11

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    i know I'm not a nice person sometimes and selfish but I don't feel bad for hurting people. i been hurt lots in the past and so i do what i want regardless of consequences. people...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 10 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    That's so true.. Just look at nature.. Every species is centered around the female. Women are the sole purpose we men even work. Women are so beautiful and calm. They have the...
    Bonker2Bandar Bonker2Bandar 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    Moving on and letting go was the hardest I ever been thru but today I can say I did it, am happy now more than anything, life is not over we all go thru things in life and we need...
    fresa87 fresa87 26-30, F 3 Responses May 5

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    mothers of all kinds deserve recognition. so happy mother's day to all that guide a child with a mother's heart, whether you gave birth to them or not.
    friendstrong friendstrong 41-45, F May 10

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    Happy mom's day! Thanks for all the things uve done for me and them 2s. Youve been working hard for us. Youre the only person who stood by me through all life's storms and bad...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 10

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    I always wonder what would my life would have been like if I wasn't born in what seems to be my imagination. If people genuinely knew my existence and made a celebration out of it...
    deathnotefreak deathnotefreak 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4

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    I often wonder what if my parents would have never moved from the place that I was born. Would I have graduated high school, went to the local university, got a degree, got married...
    capehope3 capehope3 41-45 1 Response 5 days ago

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    it all started with Marc, I fell madly for him, his beautiful eyes .. I don't I just found him adorable. It took years before I actually met him. He never actually left but we didn...
    1a2l3j 1a2l3j 46-50, F Apr 24

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    I dont need to be hurt on purpose nor do I need to be your moral compass or supply your need for adoration or be your servant - do all the thing that you dont want to or feel you...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F Apr 29

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    Let me ask you a questions before you criticise me for being weak. "Why do I!?" I am not someone important or even something. I am a Christian but I always doubt God. I am a demon...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 3 Responses May 4

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    About Me: I'm 17 years-old (English) and in a week I'll be 18 (yay?) I'm in college at the minute and I enrolled on a IT course as that was the closest thing to what I wanted to do...
    Spoody Spoody 16-17, M 1 Response May 6

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    U R A Great Person that deserves to best!
    Nebmom2 Nebmom2 41-45, F May 8

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    my whole life I have been helping others become happy at the cost of my own happiness. now I can't find someone to be happy with because all they do is just take advantage of me. I...
    daxter2300 daxter2300 18-21, M a week ago

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    I am 51 years old and I am happily married to a wonderful man for almost 33 years! I saved myself for the man I was going to marry, and no, I didn't wait until I was married! Lol...
    dreamerintexas dreamerintexas 51-55, F 11 Responses May 1

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    What it would be like to be truly happy I've had some brief moments where I was happy but it's never long term. Everything always feels so meaningless. In my school there there is...
    Overdrive18 Overdrive18 18-21, M May 2

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    I wonder why I got this one : ) Smitten You are enchanted by love, romance, and affection. Your happy place is by the side of the person you are moonstruck by, and you derive a...
    txbtrfly txbtrfly 41-45, F 2 Responses May 7

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