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I Am Struggling With Life

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 22-25, T 3 Responses Dec 12, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    My sister told me about this website so I figured I'd give it a try since I cant sleep. I'm a soon to be 20 year old girl working as a cashier making minimum wage. I have been...
    AmberIrina AmberIrina 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Right now, I am beyond frustrated with life. I think that's why I have decided to write so much on my experiences on this site. I just need to talk/vent. Some people seem to...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Sep 18

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    i dont know what to say i guess im numb and messed aup im so overweight i dont know how to live myself im am tired of life everyone is living life i feel like a freak i dont know...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Sep 2

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    I'm married, my ex is married and has 2 children. When I was in high school, I got my ex pregnant. We were in love, and were trying to figure out how we could make everything work...
    LookingForFK LookingForFK 31-35 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I hate who I am, I hate not having a choice. I hate that it feels like my life dreams of a family and getting married have been stolen from me. My attempts at trying to change this...
    pyroguy80 pyroguy80 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 18

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    I feel like giving up. My life feels like i should end
    Wishitwasover35 Wishitwasover35 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    I hate this battle with bulimia. It's making it harder to recover. I just wanna be better :(
    KyleeNichole94 KyleeNichole94 18-21, F Sep 6

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    My urges to have sex with men are so strong now. I love my wife but it has become clear to me that I am gay. When I admit my homosexuality to myself I feel so free. When I tell...
    walkingcast1 walkingcast1 41-45, M 5 Responses Sep 18

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    I am scared of the things that come with being gay. One would be is being alone, guys are very visual and I personally don't feel like I would be visually appealing to someone you...
    ZNior ZNior 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 20

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    I don't want to leave my wife but I'm realizing that I want to be honest about who I am. I struggle with being gay because I have deceived people (wife, family, friends, neighbors...
    walkingcast1 walkingcast1 41-45, M 5 Responses Sep 22

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    I was raised to be the gentleman, to care about how girl's feelings, to be the guy that she can let down her guard around knowing full well that I wouldn't betray that trust that...
    V12Snow V12Snow 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I'll go to a **** shop or book store to purchase gay ****. If the store is empty I go to the gay area of the store and check out the selections. If not I can't bring...
    walkingcast1 walkingcast1 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I find it amusing hearing everyone ***** and complain about life on here, I sympathize with them, but I also want to tell them to suck it up and quit their wining. I want to post a...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Oh man....Some people must think I'm insane, just absolutely mad. My life is a mess, utter chaos. And love every aspect of it. I'm constantly redefining what it means to live and...
    SleepyHead2123 SleepyHead2123 18-21 Sep 15

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    I have lived and survived a life of poverty and abuse..all of them...emotional, physical, sexual etc. I'm also a product of my generation..smart and a late bloomer, life...
    khewster khewster 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 22

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    Today I feel like I'm gonna break!!! I cannot believe I allowed myself to get this low. Those that supposedly love me are just sucking the life out of me. Taking & taking. Sad part...
    mylifeoutloud mylifeoutloud 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just threw in this group for people that have done so much with there life, they are burn out or bored with it. My goal is to use this experience we have to help others.
    starfoxACEFOX starfoxACEFOX 26-30, M Sep 2

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    I don't love myself and don't really want to live. But the people in my life wouldn't have the love I give them anymore and I wouldn't have the love they give me. As little as...
    ImNotReallyFine ImNotReallyFine 13-15, M Sep 22

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    I'm okay living with imperfect people and an imperfect life. We're human we can't explore without mistakes, and I'm okay with difficult people, or at least I try. ;)
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M a week ago

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    I feel like everyone around is moving forward with their lives and have amazing achievements whilst I am just stuck in the same routine day in day out with nothing to strive for.
    hollypop hollypop 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I have depression, I have been diagnosed and prescribed the med necessary to allow me to function without breaking down in tears at every hardship. I also struggle with PTSD from...
    1lastcupcake 1lastcupcake 22-25, F Sep 17

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    As I sit down at my desk, room cluttered with clothes from the night before, a table lamp, fluorescently lighting the room. As I stare at the pen and a empty sheet of paper. An...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I am really frustrated and angry now. I came out for a walk hoping this feeling will go away and I can continue with my daily tasks. I can't talk to anyone about this. I have...
    vallaria vallaria 26-30, F 22 hrs ago

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    I'm gay, friends and family know, I have a boyfriend, we live together, we're happy BUT I still find it hard when it comes to things like conversations in work. I always omit...
    rb1987 rb1987 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 3

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    So I'm not actually gay (I'm pan but whatever) but I'm scared to actually come out to my family. I mean, it's easier to tell friends or tell people online but when it comes to...
    Barakaflacka Barakaflacka 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    It's a terrible mix of anorexia and bulimia. I don't eat a lot of food and when I do I throw it up. No one knows about this and I want it to stay that way. I am trying to do...
    dambookworm17 dambookworm17 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    I'm out to my friends and everyone I know. If anyone asks my sexuality, I'd say I'm gay. But I'm not sure about telling my dad. He's very homophobic, and I don't want to be kicked...
    PFowler PFowler 16-17, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    What the actual **** •_•!!!!!!
    SammySnm SammySnm 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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