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I Am Struggling With Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 174 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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 22-25, T 3 Responses Dec 12, 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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    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 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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Right now everything is falling into thousand pieces..I might be losing my job, my roof had a washer dryer through it, I have no friends in this big city, 3 major college exams im...
    sadieblue44 sadieblue44 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Education degree but have only ever had term positions. Live in a small town where there is not a lot going on. hell even if there was I would be bored. WTF? I am just not...
    markty markty 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    I'm about done with life. From here it can't get much better either. I'm only in 8th grade and it's so stressful. I have algebra 1 honers and I'm not supposed to be in there. My...
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F 20 hrs ago

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    I am a bisexual female. I am also a Christian. I come from a Bible believing family and they are the most important people in my life. My freshman year of high school was when I...
    mn0528 mn0528 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    My mom doesn't understand my condition . As well as my dad. The stage I'm going through is part of me being immature they would basically blame it on me my attitude. the way I grew...
    franchezca78 franchezca78 13-15 Oct 30

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    Okay so this is kind of hard to admit, but I guess with the tittle, it's kind of obvious. I am gay. I figured it out 3 years ago, how? Uh... Haha, I'm not exactly sure how. But...
    deademotion11 deademotion11 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I feel as though modern society has set up double-standards when it comes to bisexuality. If a male, is sexually attracted to both and females, we definitely say he is Bi. But, if...
    erikaninetyseven erikaninetyseven 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I don't have the courage to bring home my partner, It could go ugly. Not that I have a boyfriend, to begin with, but contemplating the future sometimes is hurtful considering I don...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    Hi looking for other people who have been diagnosed with Addison's disease !
    Addisons Addisons 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    So, posting an update after my initial rendezvous with the threshold called real life. Life's good, been good. Logged in to EP after months. Did most of the things in my bucket...
    bearpro bearpro 26-30, M Oct 31

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    I'm an honors student, I go to school everyday, I do many extracurricular activities, and that's about it. School is one part of my boredom, and here is why: 1. I spend all night...
    justaGeneralization justaGeneralization 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    I am simply bored with my life. I don't even know why. I do fun things I have an interesting life but I'm so bored with it. I'm going to comiccon this weekend and I'm learning...
    imsorrywho imsorrywho 22-25, T 4 days ago

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    Well, my life really feels like the end of Macbeth right now. Everything, I bothered to do was a waste, pitiful. In the end, I was a failiure, despite my best efforts to prove it...
    Thyhistory Thyhistory 18-21 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    SOMEONE PLEASE TALK TO ME. The love of my life is on pshyciatric hold at our local state hospital. He is also withdrawing from meth. Its just a super long story. I dont know if he...
    amberderrickx amberderrickx 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    I have a lot of interest like Politics, Philosophy, Psychiatry, Religion but I also love music, makeup, art, and interior decorating. If I had enough money, I'd be like Jennifer...
    gglz18 gglz18 22-25, F Nov 17

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    I'm done with everything and everyone. I'm just done
    Carrrie Carrrie 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    We're all in the same game just different levels. Dealing with the same hell just different devils.
    maxifel maxifel 18-21, M Nov 15

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    Those who hurt me. Forgive how. Why. So they can do more damage. No. Trust left me.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 17

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    Never gonna find someone I love who will love me back. When they love me back, I don't love them. When I love them, they don't love me back.......what's the point?
    andrew24601 andrew24601 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Samething day in and day out
    ohno25 ohno25 41-45, M 58 mins ago

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    My vacation ends tomorrow. :( :) mixedfeelings
    TosinK TosinK 18-21, F Oct 29

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    I'm supposed to be training for the military. And here I am, smoking and eating cheerios. Good.
    HypeAboutEverything HypeAboutEverything 18-21, F Nov 14

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    Just in case it wasnt obvious to some.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M a week ago

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    Two broken lives, become one whole: A story of two troubled people just looking for love. Brittaney: How we met I don't remember the first time we met, it must have been a random...
    Douglas2275 Douglas2275 18-21, M Nov 14

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    I've always known I was a very emotionally unstable person but as I graduated highschool it has gotten much worse. By all rights I should live an incredibly happ life. I am a good...
    NothinButLove NothinButLove 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 31

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    I want to but I'm failing. I'm struggling with it. I hate it I feel like I'm squandering life but I can't help it.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Nov 3

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