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I Am Suffering From the Economy

This group is for anyone suffering in this tough economic times. 178 People

    Middle Class = Hurting Class

    Its the middle class that suffer the most.  Hard workers ~ working hard everyday to support their families.  We do everything right.  We don't spend crazy.  But yet, I beleive that the rich are just getting richer, and the poor are getting rewarded. ...
    Neveah Neveah 16-17, F 9 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I Am Scared of Losing Everything!

    My husband is a carpenter! when the houseing market crashed so did his work. He has been working off and on but the past few months he hasnt been able to find work at all and we are living off of my credit card! bills are behind, creditors are calling! I am stressed out! I ...
    ic9365 ic9365 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 24, 2009

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    I Formed a Group

    about having financial problems. If you want you can check it out.
    MySweetLord MySweetLord 36-40, F Aug 26, 2009

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    I Have Been Suffering Long Before This

    I guess sometimes its good to be poor. I have been getting by most of my life. No college, no big job no big house to loose,no boat,no summer house. I stopped putting in 401 when I quit the job that lowered my pay so they would make more, their stock holders would make more. They...
    IrishEyesTellNoLies IrishEyesTellNoLies 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 25, 2009

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    You Are Not Alone

    I never thought this would be the way my life would look like at this age (almost 25, some of you say this is young, maybe. but its exhausting), an age where you feel you are investing in your future and you live out your wildest dreams & going out to meet new people...
    divaviva02 divaviva02 22-25 1 Response Aug 26, 2009

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    Life Gets Tough Then It Gets Tougher.

    I am not one to wine and I don't want to. I guess I just need to vent, get advice or some ideas. The economy has really put me in a pinch. You see I have been in the construction industry mostly my whole life. I am a highly skilled finish carpenter that has worked in million...
    wishforthebest wishforthebest 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 13, 2013

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    In Need Of Donations

    I am a mother of 5 boys. I have Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and I am applying for disability. My family is struggling to pay bills and we are often coming up short. The children need beds and would like to watch television but our main need is financial assistance. We are...
    nikka11 nikka11 36-40, F Nov 13, 2011

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    No Job

    Been jobless since last May!!! I apply everywhere in this town about every 30 days, and not ONE SINGLE callback. I'm completely at a loss as to what to do next. I have never had this much trouble finding a job.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 5, 2010

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    US Housing Finance Reform Debate

    Washington Post says that $270bn housing aide since GFC still has not solved homelessness. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/04/this-chart-shows-why-270-billion-in-housing-aid-hasnt-solved-homelessness/? I also read the on-line article in New York Times...
    JiaLee JiaLee 51-55, M Sep 11, 2013

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    I have to listen to my mother cry her eyes out

    every night because she's not sure wether she still has a job to come to. She's a single mom because her and my dad divorced. I shouldn't have to hear that at only 16. So if anyone says that we're lucky to live in a free country. I don't wanna hear it....
    Sd6752 Sd6752 16-17, F 1 Response May 27, 2014

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    On the Road to Losing It All

    My husband has been a real estate agent for many years and he's always done very well. We've never really had to worry and a few years ago we had more money than we ever dreamed of in the bank. So we decided it was time to build a bigger house for our family. So the new house...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 13, 2009

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    Better Than Most Though.

    I think l have it better than most because l have my friends and have done without saving money every chance l got over the past years,  but quite honestly everything can change in a moments notice and l am trying to focus on living moment to moment for the first time in my...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    LOST Everything

    This year has been hard for everyone, including me, I lost my home of seven years, I had to file bankruptcy and all those so call 800-numbers that are to help home owners keep their homes forget about it, they don't work, My home was the biggest investment I had, I was very proud...
    xxhoney xxhoney 26-30 7 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    GOP Thanks The Troops By Gutting Food Stamps For 170,000 Veterans

    Apparently the GOP thinks veterans haven’t sacrificed enough – after deciding to cut roughly 170,000 vets from food stamps they hunt for more things to cut. – Milt Priggee, www.miltpriggee.com Apparently the GOP thinks veterans haven’t sacrificed enough after deciding...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2013

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    DefiantRed DefiantRed 66-70 Aug 2, 2010

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    soulshatttttered soulshatttttered 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I’m really hoping some of you can offer me some much needed support and guidance as I’m young, confused and heartbroken. Where do I start? I started my job coming up to 2...
    anony333 anony333 18-21, F May 4

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    This is not fair I can't even be happy that ***** tiffany had to say she wanted me to die.I am so upset because I thought she was my friend but I found out she lied and when I...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I think ive hit a point in my depression where theres no getting out. i took my medicine but i cant control it anymore. all i can say is, please pray for me. im having suicide...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 28

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    Yep, and I should be crying and all out depressed. But cutting makes me numb to it. Razor blade my true friend.
    NomadAngel117 NomadAngel117 18-21, M 1 Response May 3

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    If you have HPV and are a women can you not give guys oral sex ever again?
    lmami lmami 26-30, F May 16

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    How can you over come anxiety and depression? I try so hard but nothing ever seams to change. I stopped taking my medication because it was only temperary releaving the pain...
    jefjames15 jefjames15 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am a 26 year old female suffering from SLE with organ involvement, hypertension and Fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in Oct 2014 when we (me and my rheumatologist...
    Young24Lupus Young24Lupus 22-25, F May 13

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    I am suffering from shoulder pain x( ...That's all I win of my work
    gigus gigus 22-25, M 2 Responses May 11

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    Do you know what your body and its needs? Many people are not properly educated about a proper diet and vitamin supplements. Your body needs many minerals and nutrients everyday...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    I just realized few days ago that what I have been suffering from for years has a name ,I have been experiencing the symptoms since I was 5 I didn't know what exactly it is but it...
    NouraAh NouraAh 26-30, F 2 Responses May 12

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    Hi I go by fruity punch on here.I would like to share a personal experience.I was going to put I cut ties from my family.But that was not a option.I had to cut ties with both my...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 2 hrs ago

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    I am only 17 and i always wanted a ford ranger because my grandpa always had one and let me drive it on his farm sometimes and i thought they were the coolest things around...
    Blackeye242 Blackeye242 16-17, M May 10

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    And I know I am not alone. There are people on this road."The people on this road see the moments of suffering as pieces of a larger narrative. They are not really living for...
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I wish there was an easy way to end my suffering. I often wonder what I've done to deserve to always suffer. I'm tired of the pain. The physical pain, the mental pain and the...
    St4rbright St4rbright 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I don't feel like I'm suffering. I can't imagine my life without this "illness." I'm grateful for it everyday. It's made me creative and I have placed to go when I'm sad/lonely...
    Rajieta Rajieta 22-25, F 2 Responses May 13

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    I meet this guy from matrimonial site, he contact me and than started chasing me in a way that lot of phone calls and messages and i started to like the way he was doing all that...
    destinyandlife destinyandlife 26-30, F May 1

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    I had meningococcal meningitis with septicaemia when I was 14, it's been over 26years since having meningitis and for many years now I have been asking doctors if my health...
    Nicola78 Nicola78 36-40, F May 9

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    I was born for the whole purpose to love and be loved. Love as been the main thing of my entire life. Love has dominated my entire life in one way or other. In my childhood I...
    TheBlessedOne TheBlessedOne 51-55, F 1 Response May 16

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    I did this when I was 16 and 17 when I just walked away from the people I knew in school and decided to go my own way in life. It wasn’t being bullied was the problem (I was), I...
    DARRIN001 DARRIN001 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I'm not sure if this is still active. If people are still wandering around this forum. If you're reading this, you are still wandering. Intrigued by peoples stories or perhaps just...
    antihero1 antihero1 70+, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Apr 26

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    So for a little info . I live with my mum and my step dad in Australia. My mum is from New Zealand , and step dad is from Australia. But my real Dad is from Texas! Just for your...
    rubyroo15 rubyroo15 18-21, F 10 Responses Apr 26

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    I am so done! If you read most of my other experiences you will see I have a lot of issues with my mother, the choices she makes and what she is doing to me. There are a lot of...
    SecretAbby SecretAbby 18-21, F Apr 27

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    I love living in New Hampshire! I moved here a few years after my divorce and the kids were on their own. Formally a Masshole. Sorry but I never liked MA. My mom and dad were...
    MrsJoanieBNH MrsJoanieBNH 56-60, T 4 Responses Apr 29

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    I grew up in Alaska in south.central.Anchorage from 1985 to.1997 when I graduated high school and turned 18. I.was the only three time high school region tennis champ at service...
    encore23 encore23 31-35, M Apr 30

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    I'm new to EP. I love getting to know people from different walks of life. I'm a nonjudgmental type of person so I'm looking forward to getting to know others different from me...
    Lsj01 Lsj01 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 30

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