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I Am Struggling With Life

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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 18-21 4 Responses Feb 21, 2009

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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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    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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    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

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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 Mar 25, 2014

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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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response May 1

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

    every single day i fight to exist
    lifeaintshit lifeaintshit 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    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 13-15, F May 22

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    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

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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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    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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    Everyday, I wonder will I ever get to a place

    of peace and serenity in my mind. I struggle with staying afloat in a sea of sadness. I'm not giving up, I keep trying to overcome my obstacles. One day I will succeed.
    Southerncharm67 Southerncharm67 46-50, F May 30

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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, 2014

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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...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    Thanks to alcoholic parenting

    and societal bs causing alcoholic parenting and brain surgery on mom and no real cures permitted by the real rulers.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 16

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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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    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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    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 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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    I wonder if I will ever get through this

    difficult time in my life. I am trying not to let my very unhappy marriage get me down but some days are a struggle. He just does not get it, that I am very unhappy. I tell him I want a divorce but the next day he acts as if I said nothing, so frustrating!! I suppose it will...
    Southerncharm67 Southerncharm67 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    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 26-30, M Jan 30

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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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    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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    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

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    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 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Lost everything almost

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

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    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

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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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    AND ITS ALL GONE! When I saw my face this morning I made a sound I didn't even know was humanly possible. ....I think I scared my dog....
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