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I Am Suffering From the Economy

This group is for anyone suffering in this tough economic times. 181 People

    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 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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    DefiantRed DefiantRed 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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    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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    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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    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...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Sep 11, 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    About a week ago, I realized that I am suffering from depression. That I have been for about 7 months. I never realized it before because I would just push my feelings and thoughts...
    LameyC LameyC 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I have a friend suffering from depression but never talks about it and thinks that he doesn't need help. He cuts himself, his "hobby" is doing drugs and he thinks he's ok. I want...
    MistressAlexandraDark MistressAlexandraDark 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I cant understand it, i just don't know how to feel. I have suffered from Anxiety for the majority of my life. I have suffered from depression for about 5 years. Ive had panic...
    FayeAndMerlin FayeAndMerlin 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Just look around, aren't we all? But it's only suffering if we make it out to be. It's your choice whether or not you're happy.
    Kano413 Kano413 16-17, F Jul 31

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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I'm only 16 and I've been on anti-depressens for over a year now. Things were starting to look up for me recently until I decided to break off my relationship (about a month or...
    shewhoshallnotbenamed1 shewhoshallnotbenamed1 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    My bf and I haven't been seeing each other that long, but we spend a lot of time together, and talked about it a month ago that once he finishes school we would move in together...
    match4me match4me 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    My wonderful sweet dorky weird boyfriend of 4 years proposed last weekend and of course I said yes, so now we are engaged. This is amazing news! Television and fifties movies...
    RoseHoneyBee RoseHoneyBee 26-30, F Aug 19

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    Today I had a bad anxiety attack at work. I was shaking and sweating, my chest felt like someone was sitting on it and I was crying, I was clenching my fists so hard my knuckles...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F a week ago

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    just broke things off with my boyfriend. in the beginning stages of the relationship it was so intense and he kept telling me he loved me and how he wanted to marry me, picked out...
    jhenifad jhenifad 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm on 2 anxiety pills, ativan and cloraz dipot... have been on ativan (lorazepm) about 10yrs now, around the same dosage the entire time so it's not doing sh*t for me anymore...
    becarae becarae 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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    Big time. Thanks to paternal alcoholism. And fake meds. And a society that erodes the caring.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    U starded to cut myself Sometimes I think to my self for people like me is how did we get here there must be something that can have us stop even if it feels good or if drives all...
    killerinstinke killerinstinke 13-15, F Aug 3

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    Sometimes I wonder "why I'am I still here u should be dead by now" I will figure this one out with no help at all no matter if someone want to on my own
    killerinstinke killerinstinke 13-15, F Aug 3

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    He's guilty all the same to sick to be a shame he wants to point his finger your guilty all the same
    killerinstinke killerinstinke 13-15, F Aug 3

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    My boyfriend & I have been together since August of last year. He's messed up a couple of times & I've broken up with him. When that would happen he would send me essays , telling...
    mrsfrancois mrsfrancois 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    I feel so helpless and..heartbroken. As harsh, hurtful, stubborn and arrogant as he is, he is also reliable, hilarious, caring, and always by my side. He told me not to fall but...
    nothingpersonalx nothingpersonalx 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I notice that this past few months I suffer some of dementia signs and i fear for myself and my family and friends around me what if I have alzheimers . what if they know im...
    hannie12 hannie12 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    There's not something wrong with me, just something a little different. If you look on the bright side, I can see things in a different perspective. Life would be boring if I...
    MorbidRainbow MorbidRainbow 13-15, F Aug 15

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    EPola - Is a new disease spreading amongst EP members and we all need to be careful. Its main symptom is unrealistic addiction to EP. One might wonder, what is considered...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 15 Responses Aug 16

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    My ex-boyfriend broke up with me about a month ago. A little over a month, and it still hurts. I see him at school and it's hard. I want to move on and it's hard to because he was...
    indiegirl1216 indiegirl1216 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Gosh! Where to begin? So it’s fair to say that I haven’t been suffering for as long as some people with their eating disorders but I can’t dismiss the fact that I HAVE been...
    Thatgirl889 Thatgirl889 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I've been suffering from acute depression for years. I've hidden my illness for a long time because I figured that It would go away as I grow older. However, that has not been the...
    agathashelly agathashelly 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I actually been dealing with SO-OCD (sexual orientation-OCD), but it won't let me post that. I've been suffering with this horrible thing for over a year now and just when I think...
    Sarm9311 Sarm9311 18-21, F Jul 31

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    Finally after years of suffering from debilitating depression, anxiety, panic attacks, flash backs, nightmares & living all day everyday with that terrible sense of dread in the...
    LunaGypsy LunaGypsy 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    In the past four years, I've had two work-related back injuries and one serious car crash. Without prescription medication, there isn't much I can do without suffering from pain. I...
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    GOP LEADERS LITERALLY PLOTTED TO SABOTAGE THE US ECONOMY On January 20, 2009, Republican leaders in Congress literally plotted to sabotage the United States Economy during...
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