I wanted to say somebody that I was facing hard times which now is over. (since some years or some point in my life I had seen bad times )
Is this phrase correct according to the above context
kindly suggest other ways to say the same.
(1) I will let others answer your question.
(2) I just thought that you would like to know about a mistake that many learners make:
“I wanted to TELL somebody that …”
‘have been’ is the correct form, Learner.
‘been’ would not be correct in your sentence.
hard times, situations and difficulties are all appropriate.