I Am Struggling With Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 408 People

    This last year has been horrible

    for me. I have struggled so much with finding myself, finishing uni, moving in with my boyfriend under stressful circumstances, becoming an adult, going through counselling.... I thought the new year would help. It hasnt. My grandfather just died. I havent spoken to my family...
    searchingforme22 searchingforme22
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2014

    feeling crappy bc now my friends are really

    disappointed in me bc I had told them I wouldn't cut anymore and I have.
    brokenangel14 brokenangel14
    16-17, F
    May 22, 2015

    I love my boyfriend. We had broken up

    for a couple days but have worked things out. He has a son who I'm good with and care about. My parents (mostly my mother) hate my boyfriend, my mom even said if we ever wind up getting married she doesn't think she'll ever like him or accept him. It hurts me because I love him...
    riley4448 riley4448
    18-21, F
    Jul 27, 2015

    Life Backfires No Matter How Hard You Try

    I divordeced 3 years ago and do not see my children, I have tried to rebuild my life but just when you think its goind ok life knocks you back again, I am a person who tries to always do the right thing and treat people with respect and always treat people how i would want to be...
    fredmoto fredmoto
    1 Response Nov 15, 2011

    It's one of those mornings

    where you wake up with a major headache, stumble out of bed after hitting snooze like 4 times, rush to get dressed not really knowing what you're putting on, not eating breakfast, having your 17 year old car not want to run since it's freezing, getting stuck behind slow people...
    lizygurl lizygurl
    18-21, F
    Feb 4, 2015

    It's a major struggle tonight.

    I'm feeling so beyond done with life at this point. I should be sleeping, but all this crap is running through my head and it's literally going to be the death of me...
    lizygurl lizygurl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2015

    I'm Trying!!!

    I really am TRYING to learn HOW to live like THIS! I have seriously STRUGGLED this past year and I feel like a ball of confusion about MY life now! I keep wondering WHAT to do with myself....when I have energy! So much has happened and I really don't know WHERE to START! At...
    LetMeGo2 LetMeGo2
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jun 5, 2011

    I am struggling with life.

    A lot. Whether it's with connecting with other people, struggling with my inner demons, or battling my procrastinating ways, I struggle all the time.
    Whoami30 Whoami30
    31-35, M
    Mar 25, 2014

    I've tried to talk to 3 of the people

    who used to be my bestfriends this week and all of them just turned a cold shoulder on me, :(
    BrandanDR BrandanDR
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    Life Can Be Easy

    Tonight a thought come to my mind. My life has been both hard and easy. External factors contribute to many issues in my life such as abuses in my most vulnerable and impressionable years, but without others no one can really survive, let alone to enjoy life, so at the same time...
    Excellency Excellency
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 8, 2011

    I Am Struggling With Life

    life is hard, im 43, im getting old, my Mom is 63, i still live with her and her partner which can be tough. my Mom just thinks about herself and her partner , he is a total idiot, what she sees in him i cant say, me and him clash quite bad , he has a big ego and an attitude...
    defoekeane defoekeane
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 15, 2013

    I Have Become a Walking Corpse

    i married the perfect guy.so i thought. i moved in with his family of 20 in the suburbs. i tried and stayed with them for 6 years. with in all the turbulence and storms i feel that i have lost my man. he is only the shadow of the man i married. now i live in a life of indeffrence...
    atahsina atahsina
    1 Response May 26, 2009

    Too Much, Too Soon

    And I feel like I can't tell anyone. I am soooooooooo stressed right now its unbelievable, but I don't want to be a burden to anyone else so I just hold it in and put on a happy face. Yet inside I know I'm starting to crack. I can see this because my empathy is too high. I'm...
    EmpowermentProject EmpowermentProject
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 22, 2013

    Unable To Express My Real Pain Of Life To Anybody.

    i am so much stressed. because i have nobody to share my true feelings. i am in very difficult phase of my life. i know that if you remain positive looking, patience then nothing can affect you. presently i am unable to think like that because i am feeling very stressed. in the...
    rahuniqdoc rahuniqdoc
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 3, 2010

    I am trying not to do something.

    Sometimes it's hard. Sometimes harder still. That something has been integral to my life for over 10 years now, and I'm only 28. It's eaten away time I can never get back, and also eaten away my emotions, love and caress. I want it to lie in my past and stay there, but it's hard...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife
    31-35, M
    Jan 30, 2015

    Today was not good. Nothing good came out of

    today. Well, I guess the fact that I got to have a peppermint mocha was good, but today was ****** all around. I'm tired of crying, tired of stressing, tired of it all. I have so much to do, not enough time to do it. Friends are calling me left and right for advice and all I...
    lizygurl lizygurl
    18-21, F
    Jan 15, 2015

    Life is not turning out the way I wanted.

    Time to re-evaluate and change direction. It's been so hard with so little money and support.
    hereok hereok
    46-50, M
    Dec 29, 2015

    Lost everything almost

    and feel like its at a end.
    Erebus1977 Erebus1977
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jan 10, 2015

    Struggle is a simple word to say what I really

    feel right now. I doubt if anyone can understand what my problem is... Coz I myself wasn't so clear about it... Its like sometimes I really don't worry about anything and follow my right way towards my aim... But at times... Am really tied by thoughts... Fear... Confusions...
    PS333 PS333
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 1, 2015

    I never felt comfortable knowing someone is

    spending their money on me. I was raised by a single mother of 4 and money has always been an issue at home and knowing my mother has to spend money on me and my tuition makes me so uncomfortable especially more so now because I've been academically struggling and emotionally I...
    prettyboo711 prettyboo711
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2015

    What kinda ****** live is this,

    every single day i fight to exist
    Adeadmanwalking Adeadmanwalking
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2015

    I am struggling with my study.

    Lots of information I hate to study all of that cuz I will not remember any !! I have to study that course to find a good job with great pay. 😤😤😤😤!!! So angry with myself with that course. I always want to give up and study what I really like but if I studied what...
    daniela222 daniela222
    26-30, F
    Mar 30, 2016

    Some days I just am amazed

    that I am here, at this point in life. I have a wealth of knowledge and experiences yet I am not where I desire to be. Oh my daughter’s home is very comfortable and clean and beautiful. I love it here. However I want a home of my own. My independence back. I need so much to...
    SofiaLongino SofiaLongino
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2015

    Having a really ****** day.

    I don't want to be here. No one cares about me. Nothing I do matters. I want to go home and sleep forever. I'm so done right now...
    lizygurl lizygurl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2015

    I'm a New Mother and Having Trouble Holding It All Together

    I haven't been on EP since I was pregnant and in a new relationship and battling depression. A lot has changed since then. My fiancee (M) and I moved into a cute little apartment together, our daughter was born and is our little treasure. And its been good in many ways to have my...
    lunatica lunatica
    4 Responses Feb 21, 2009

    I Need Help!

    Life is hard for me. I struggle in school. I have never gotten below a B before but as of right now I have Ds and Fs. It's not usually like me for this to happen.. I have hearing problems so I sit in the front of the class in every class. But somehow I still can't hear the...
    Dancerfurlife Dancerfurlife
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2012

    Day by day is difficult

    for me. I feel like no one understands me and it is like I do appreciate the things I have but trying to be happy is a struggle. It is difficult for me to explain but deep down I'm alone, sad, and overwhelmed. All I know is that I have to deal with it and overcome these factors...
    AngelK2010 AngelK2010
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 8, 2015

    Up Down Sit Down Turn Around Stay Roll Over...

    got a new therapist and we are progressing nicely, not looking forward to exposure therapy. things are going to good so i'm waiting for everything to crash in on me, like it always does, until then i might just enjoy the joy i have now instead of worrying about my future. this is...
    childcalledit childcalledit
    26-30, T
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2011

    God Kept Me!

    I'm so thankful 'cause GOD KEPT ME! I've been feeling so much better! EP....WOW!RIGHT NOW, I've been repeatedly listening to Kurt Carr Singers singing "I Almost Let Go" and I've been answering questions and responding to comments on my stories....one in...
    LetMeGo2 LetMeGo2
    41-45, F
    10 Responses Jan 15, 2010

    Their Backs Turned .

    What does it mean when the professionals won't help , is it a sign ?Family stay away , is it a sign ?My friends tend to ignore it , is it a sign ?If it's not a sign , then what
    certifiable certifiable
    70+, F
    Feb 20, 2013

    i feel alone. I'm Transgender,

    and there is noone in my area i know of who also is and i can talk to and ask questions. I have always had suicidal thoughts on some level all the time, it got bad last december, i had planned on killing myself tuesday january 12th 2016, so i told my therapist because i didn't...
    childcalledit childcalledit
    26-30, T
    1 Response Jan 5, 2016

    im a single mum and my boy is seven y.

    o ,my mum lives with us. im juggling between three jobs and i spent roughly 70 hours a week working. im not doing a good job at it, i feel like im failing at providing for my family, failing at being a good mum cos i cant spend more time for my kid( im always tired when im home...
    tumblewid tumblewid
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2015


    I'm 14, I lost my grandmother Mams in 5th grade. I had depression at 11 years old. My aunt was diagnosed with cancer and she won the battle of a 50/50 chance. My uncle was just diagnosed a month ago with stage 4 colon cancer, they gave him a few years, but we just found out today...
    iubb iubb
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2012

    Too Many Things...

    I think that I have too many things that are affecting my life and its making it so hard for me to even contemplate getting out of bed in the morning... I have a disorder which seems to have depression strung along with it... I just feel as though life isnt for me, I am not...
    SkinandBone SkinandBone
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 6, 2009

    So today I've been struggling.

    I feel like I'm on an alien planet but I know that there isn't something wrong with everyone, but rather with me. I really struggle to connect with people. I care deeply about them but I just don't "get it". I'm so far out that no one can even relate and I'm slowly being...
    LucemSpiritus LucemSpiritus
    18-21, M
    Dec 12, 2014

    Every Day

    Every day of my life is a struggle. Constantly dealing with my mom's neediness & her health problems. Having to go places & talk to people. Having to go to my own appointments. Having to leave the house. Hearing noises outside. Not being able to sleep. Worrying all the time...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 4, 2010

    Life is tough! The worst thing is

    when one minute you have it all and it doesn't matter how grateful you are or how much you appreciate it all because the next minute it's all gone... Once it's gone you never get it back! Which i find is the hardest thing to deal with! Safe to say ever since I left school which...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 22, 2014
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