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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    angel510 angel510 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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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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    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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    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 10 Responses Jul 1, 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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    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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    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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    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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    I know I should Be happy that you have somebody else,,, butt I just can't be.. Butt I love you.. And I know you deserve happyness but are you happy with this person? Or are you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 20

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    I woke up this morning, seeing, hearing, smelling seeing. Next to me lay my husband, a wonderful lover, provider, and friend. He, too, woke up healthy. I slept in a warm bed last...
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    Its easy to say, that I am hard on myself, I always have been. Some say that I may be a bit too hard on myself, and that may be true too, but something that I am learning as some...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I believe child molesters deserve the death penalty! Anyone who would commit a crime, that would take away a child's innocence , take away their life, their future, they don't...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I think I came to an conclusion! Lol, that I got to change how I view everything ! Take on a more positive attitude and complaining about nothing be content in whatever state I'm...
    onlytrusthim onlytrusthim 36-40, M 19 hrs ago

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    The point of life is much debated. But I think everyone needs to stop trying to answer it. Stop trying to tell people what they think it is. Life is everyone's own utopia, it will...
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    I plan to. There's nothing I can do to take back what I did to Alex, my love. She killed herself because I left her alone, I pushed her away, she was destroyed and I was the last...
    TryingFailing TryingFailing 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I won't go into details but I know I deserve better than how the last person treated me. I want to forget her completely, to take back those 3 years that was stolen from me. I am...
    bkf2 bkf2 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I 'll Tell You My Opinion You call me goody two shoes? You say that I have people fooled by my being nice? I believe you implied sweet in your ranting and raving story. I am soooo...
    transiting transiting 70+, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I've always been fascinate by the Alice in Wonderland universe :)
    Annafromwonderland Annafromwonderland 16-17, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Shortly after I signed up I checked my profile. Low and behold there were two views already. I can not help but wonder who has viewed me already.
    glear glear 51-55, M 10 hrs ago

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    No matter how hard it is to love someone, regardless of their flaws or of some kind of pain they have caused unto you, i believe that everyone deserves to be loved. No one should...
    Islandkween Islandkween 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I like being happy, I tell my teachers to have a nice weekend every friday, and have a nice day on mondays to thursday. I will open up doors for people, say thank you to the...
    StrongerBetter StrongerBetter 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    Wishing you all a Happy & peaceful Easter...from Izzy & Aslan-Bunny..xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    sparklingdiamonds sparklingdiamonds 31-35, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I am so happy to have Friends who really care about me and who I really care about them too I love to have friends and if you want to be my friend come on and be my friend and talk...
    JadelynThompson2121 JadelynThompson2121 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    Happy Easter, you will reborn to the person you love
    mindwithawhy mindwithawhy 41-45, F 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I hope that all guys have a happy easter
    drumroar drumroar 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    I like you, V. J. for 5 years.And although i haven't seen you in 9 months my heart is still warm for you.I like you and there is just something special in you.I look at your...
    Mihael122 Mihael122 18-21, T Mar 22

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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...
    feistyfun15 feistyfun15 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    But two guys I have dated ruined my trust... So now I have a hard time trusting anyone. They were abusive and told me so many horrible things and said I didn't deserve happiness...
    jazziNicole1994 jazziNicole1994 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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      copy/paste I Will Be The One To Make It Public Ok people, listen up! Father forgive me, for I have sinned!!! This EP member was making a game out of me, and messing with...
    transiting transiting 70+, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    After years of chasing, well not literally, someone who is chasing someone else. I think I need to stop and move forward. I know someone will give me the happiness I need, in time...
    iamblue1234 iamblue1234 18-21, F Apr 10

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    Yes I do. I want to be happy with a woman I love. I want to be happy with a woman that will bear children for me I want to be happy with a woman that loves me for what I am I...
    CoolDad59 CoolDad59 51-55, M Apr 9

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    Not so much. But I do wonder at our sense of security. Our realities. To fast forward yourself into another reality. Such as, a war torn world. My generation in North America...
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Even though they may feel no one cares there is always someone that they don't realize loves them and always thinks about them and wants to help them be happy
    Nevergonnagiveuup Nevergonnagiveuup 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    You ruined a child's future! Go to hell! If you die that's one less person to harm children and one more happy future!
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Do you believe that my dreams come true ...... or is it the era of miracles ..... Rejoice with me all I've found after the lean years of love ... Woman full description of her...
    sayedhadhood20 sayedhadhood20 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Hey guys.. I know I haven't been replying to your messages recently.. I'm kind of questioning what I really want.. I love everything about older men but it has been almost 2 years...
    SammieSweetheart687 SammieSweetheart687 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    Right now I really feel like people don't give me the credit I deserve. I'm currently working in job positions that do not require any college education yet I have a psychology...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I don't. There are good guys out there, Ladies and Gents. It's just that they're not what we want them to look like more than 90% of the time (at least in my case).I've been around...
    EmotionalPrincess EmotionalPrincess 22-25, F Apr 4

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    Says it all in the title..it's really helped me, so so much. It's a great way to meet loads of people around the world ( and the time zones give me an excuse to stay up later ;) :3...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I work in retail, I meet rude people that seem to think that their twenty dollar bill entitles them to act that way because they've had a bad day or my low place in society doesn't...
    mrrabbitdigital mrrabbitdigital 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    And I can't help it. I deserve happiness just as much as them.
    biancawho biancawho 13-15, F Apr 8

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    I didn't know what love was. I had this image in my mind of what I thought it could be but I never let that image blossom into perfection, so as not to let my expectations get too...
    Ariannabella Ariannabella 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    The romantic in me used to love, and believe in, the idea that there is one special person in life we should ultimately be with. Not from the standpoint of destiny exactly- for...
    Wynterfrost Wynterfrost 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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