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I Am Suffering From the Economy

This group is for anyone suffering in this tough economic times. 179 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 18-21, F 1 Response May 27, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I will take it from anybody.... I have taken so much, and I am at my limits. I have allowed my self to take it because I am tired of the back and forth crap that goes with it...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 12 mins ago

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    WATCH THE VIDEO AFTER YOU HAVE READ!i have bee sitting in my own temptations and pleasures talking to people who are only making me more gay and as i have noticed this i seem to...
    idkwhatiam idkwhatiam 13-15, M 2 Responses 51 mins ago

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    On "good" days I get at least 4 hours of sleep
    Arianny1 Arianny1 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Under the category of 'insomniac pet peeves' : I will meet people (clients, friends, acquaintance) for the first time. The problem? I'm quietly convinced that I have met them...
    mokele mokele 31-35, M 8 hrs ago

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    James Brandt from Fairfield, CT is the Senior Vice President of Publisher Sales at Sprinkle Content. It is a reputable company in New York committed to providing a state-of-the-art...
    Albernjhons Albernjhons 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I was born in Santa Rosa, but spent most of my infancy in Bodega . Not Bodega Bay, but the small town inland. My mom and I moved to Fremont when I was 4 years old. Then at age 9...
    rottenrobi rottenrobi 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    She has been suffering from this neuro disease for almost 2 years now. We've now hit a roadblock. As an only child, I am almost about to give up. We are short on funds and it's...
    Pugggles Pugggles 22-25 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Have had it for a long time getting the best of me now trying to battle back not going well working out everyday and eating well still not working need to get past...
    JackBull281 JackBull281 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I knew it was I thing I always did but I just didn't know it had a name until a few hours ago. Since I was about 5 years old I always made up scenarios and created this world in my...
    RussianMatryoshkaDoll RussianMatryoshkaDoll 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    "Insomnia" is too pretty a word. It should be called "Newark."
    mokele mokele 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    I found an ant coming out of my ear, my ears are always, always itchy. I believe my Fake Mother, not my Real Mother, and her boyfriends put it there! I hope I am not suffering...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Most my boyfriends have been from online (dating sites, forums, you name it). 60+ dates have been from the internet....I've received 30-40 kisses from those dates. And only 5 of...
    Chrossy Chrossy 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    From then on, they are able to have fun playing the game on the internet and not really worry about investing regarding monthly fees from that point in. While to the present...
    gamesexpe gamesexpe 18-21, F a week ago

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    What is the quickest and easiest way to kill urself
    Girlgamer11 Girlgamer11 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    You know what? Yesterday I saw a letter sent by my undergradauate school asking to donate money for building an attached hospital. The letter also listed every facility they want...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F a week ago

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    I think it's been a bit over 5 years, but that depends on when I should count that it started. It esentially started with a semi-trauma. Maybe a bit before that but holy damn did...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My father is an alcoholic, but when growing up I refused to see his flaws. I loved him so much and I was so devoted to him. My entire principle of how to live was based on the...
    rosaree rosaree 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    I was with this girl for 3 years. I was so stupid when I told her I needed a break to focus on myself. Then we tried dating again but she told me she wasn't in love with me anymore...
    happycrab happycrab 18-21, T Jul 24

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    FOOD FOR THOUGHT & LOST LOVE: Over 27 years ago I met the love of my life. I was visiting Spain with a friend at the time and for two weeks I got to know this beautiful German...
    Clarkkentallday Clarkkentallday 46-50, M Jul 23

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    It started with just hooking up for the night. I came over, we start talking about ourselves, so at least that way we can justify why we're about to sleep together with only 1-2...
    Wise0n3 Wise0n3 22-25, M Jul 23

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    All these years, I've never quite known what my escapism was until recently. Is it normal? Is it a disorder? Am I mentally ill? Is it common? What is normal? Well to me, in...
    Tamikles Tamikles 26-30, F Jul 22

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    I just want to escape my hell and be free for once in my life. I want to run away..... I want to go on a road trip.... I just want to get away from people that made my life a...
    Unknown1047 Unknown1047 18-21, M Jul 21

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    Im always being judge by people because i have anxiety and major depressive disorder. People who don't go through this is always the first to judge me. I just want somebody to...
    bigmamajoe bigmamajoe 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    When I was 17 I would attend weekly church activities. One day though, my step mother told me to stop getting rides from the church leaders. She wanted me to walk home because she...
    Amauna Amauna 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I'm looking for support from someone who understands Maladaptive Daydreaming. I absolutely love daydreaming and could do it all day long. It definitely has it's rewards for me & it...
    livinglifeonpause livinglifeonpause 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I will try to summarize this experience as much as I can but bare with me. I have gradually lost my self identity over the past 6 years. I will have to start from when I was 12...
    Bigtee2nd Bigtee2nd 18-21, M Jul 19

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    100 air squats. luminosity. spicy food. smartphone or computer screen. biting my lip. these things keep me from sleeping during the day time. but sometimes the headaches and heavy...
    mokele mokele 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    Hello, I am 25 years old now with 2 young children of my own, and a year and a half ago my uncle murdered my father in front of my little brother. I am not sure how to give all the...
    AluraDawn AluraDawn 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 18