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10 Reasons Why Being Happy Can Be Hard

There are a lot of people who claim to be happy, or know what can make a person happy. A lot of times this is because as we were growing up we were told that life is supposed to make us feel good. Happiness is sometimes harder to achieve than most people might think. Here are a few roadblocks that can get in the way of achieving happiness. 

  1. Fear
  2. Chasing self-esteem 
  3. External rewards
  4. "When I reach this goal..." 
  5. Negative thoughts
  6. Comparison 
  7. Living in the past 
  8. Loose boundaries 
  9. Neglecting gratitude 
  10. Forgetting about the process

Click here to learn more about these roadblocks and how to get around them.


Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.