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I Am Struggling With Life

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    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 36-40 1 Response Nov 15, 2011

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    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 31-35 1 Response May 26, 2009

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    The Past Few Years of My Young Life

    The past few years I have been in and out of mental hospitals, regualr hospitals and treatment centers for a variety of reasons. I had 3 surgeries is a year, 3 car accidents in 3 months...not my fault... and in 3 years 7 mental hospitalizations and 7 suicide attempts in that time...
    ddkerr ddkerr 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    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

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    Never Would Have Made It....

    OMIGOSH! The things that have happened to me THIS month!!! I just had a POWERFUL wake up call.... Shortly after logging into facebook, I read a post that Tonya, a childhood friend of mine made, "I made it thru my storm and my test because you were there to carry me thru...
    LetMeGo2 LetMeGo2 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 22, 2010

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    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

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    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 18-21, T 3 Responses Dec 12, 2011

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    Empty Nesting

    I just got off the phone with my daughter who is is in the AF....I moved my son in to his dorm to start his sophomore year. I should have been rejoicing in the last 2 days, being able to run naked through my house. I cleaned out my fridge of the crap he likes to eat. I have...
    wildrumpusbegins wildrumpusbegins 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 22, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    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 13-15 2 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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    I Need of Help

    My mind is a mess, I love two people... And One has left me and the other is on the brink of leaving me...   Im battling my eating disorder which doesn't help and i sufering from depression...   I need someone to talk to :(
    SkinandBone SkinandBone 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 3 Responses May 3, 2010

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    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 21-25 4 Responses Feb 21, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    So, recently I've come to the conclusion that I never feel completely satisfied or content with life. I have a decent job, I have a car, I have enough people to dub "friends" and...
    CocoaLibra CocoaLibra 26-30, F Jul 1

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    I battle with the homosexual spirit.... I want a family a wife and kids..... I love God and my savior Jesus Christ... I know the homosexual life style is wrong.... But I don't...
    Tired23 Tired23 22-25, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was not there for my son emotionally as a child, so now I'm reaping the repercussions! He's been into drugs most of his adult life and is homeless! His father takes no...
    dross59 dross59 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    so basically i am a girl, and so very attrected to this other girl. I think she likes me because of the things she does and says to me and about me, but i think she doesnt want to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 8

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    I am so frustrated with my grown 7 year old child she loves to take pictures and dance and just all around act like a grown women she is alway in my conversation!! She is throwing...
    cherrikisses22 cherrikisses22 22-25 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Depression, loneliness, identity crisis, debt and family drama is my entire life right now.
    MutedChaos MutedChaos 18-21 1 Response Jul 22

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    God will love you no matter what! I've been thinking about guys since I was a little boy. No one made me think about this. I was born this way. But like you, I had a religious...
    cranename cranename 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I worked our I was gay at a later age, how anyone could believe that this life is a choice is beyond me, I hate the fact I'm gay, that my dreams of being a dad and having a family...
    pyroguy80 pyroguy80 31-35, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate my ex boyfriend who couldn't be with me any more because he wasn't attracted to me. I hate him for saying that he wanted to be my forever and watched while I planned our...
    mooflower mooflower 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I used to cut myself like two years ago. With some counseling, I managed to stop. And I've promised some of my friends I won't do it ever again. But sometimes its just so hard. I...
    21cookielover21 21cookielover21 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to let myself fall...without worries if anyone will be there to catch me. I just want to fall into the abyss.
    wanderingheart237 wanderingheart237 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    15 years old, marks my 4 year journey with acne-- and still ongoing. Not only does it upset me so much that its been 4 years and still nothing has yet to help me with my acne, but...
    nikkimorgs nikkimorgs 13-15, F Jul 1

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    I was diagnosed with pots in January of this year after going through a lot of pain and discomfort and not knowing what was wrong with me. My husbands and our families told me it...
    Dagreenfairy Dagreenfairy 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Alright so, Forgiveness - the art in which we "Allow oneself to overlook something someone has done" I've spent weeks, months, years even...talking to people researching, trying to...
    OGPrefix OGPrefix 26-30, M Jul 11

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M Jul 22

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    People are so dramatic like your girlfriend broke up with you...move on man its not the end of the world. Or the other day in my house my mom figured out i wasnt taking the...
    Insomniac77 Insomniac77 16-17, M Jul 21

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    As I sit here, thinking about life and my life, or lack thereof, it's starting to become clear that I'm not happy. With any aspect of my life.
    itsmed11 itsmed11 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    Well not life in general but just continual traumatic events. The latest being my husband's redundancy. He is late 40's and has never been made redundant before and it is after a...
    savedbygrace0 savedbygrace0 46-50, F Jul 18

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    I just find the details of life so damn complicated these days. Technology, phone menus, so many choices between products, everything is self-serve, etc. Even when it comes to...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I haven't lived the life I wanted. I haven't made my dreams fly. I gave up on a lot of things. Maybe because I'm not strong. Maybe because it's not time yet. I know we all hold...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I seriously can't cope anymore, I can't take life, no one would care if I went anyway, I'm done, done.
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F Jul 1

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    My life is so meaningless.
    InsanelySaneGuy InsanelySaneGuy 18-21, M Jul 3

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    there is nothing to do in my life anymore ever since i got back from the mental health clinic there is nothing to do i just lost all the stuff i used to do and i just cant do it...
    Insomniac77 Insomniac77 16-17, M Jul 11

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    life... It's a beautiful lie ... It is just a game and I hate it :(
    maryamgh1376 maryamgh1376 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I am single, and proud of it! There's nothing that upsets me more than to see people in a relationship to make up for being alone. It's so sad. Why do we put so much pressure on...
    Alliwoo Alliwoo 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I did not know where to put this so I put it here.I am too strong to be frustrated but sometimes when people close to us do not understand that there is more to life than our small...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    On December 22, 2013 My daughter was in a fatal accident in San Bernardino CA. Killing 2 including her unborn child.. My daughter was 19 weeks 5 days pregnant when the Nissan...
    unbornangel unbornangel 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 15

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