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I Am Suffering From the Economy

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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    DefiantRed DefiantRed 66-70 Aug 2, 2010

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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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    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...
    VentNote VentNote 51-55, M Sep 11, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My father was a pretty heavy smoker since the time he was a teen. A few years ago, he died from lung cancer. It was a slow painful death that i wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. I...
    ben243 ben243 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    At times this can be a terribly sad thing, and at others it can also be an amazingly strong, and selfless thing to do. There are things that should be shared and deserve to be...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Was wondering how many others might be from the area. I live near Carbondale.
    Evadrol Evadrol 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    I'm from New Jersey. And contrary to popular belief, it's a beautiful state!Now I live in California though... which is probably more beautiful :P
    Tezh Tezh 22-25, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I am from Brooklyn, NYC... but will be leaving once the opportunity comes.
    iminyaface iminyaface 26-30, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I'm suffering in here and I don't like here. No one understand me, no one support me and no one like me in here. They just judge everything I do. If I do something wrong they...
    mariaherliana mariaherliana 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I think it's funny that I say I'm letting go but sometimes I remember the times when we laughed and enjoyed talking to each other. It was like we knew what we needed and that was...
    mawwi00 mawwi00 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I Am From Arkansas. Born and Raised. I'm looking to meet and/or get to know females that are bisexual, curious or lesbian. I myself happen to be curious about the female side of...
    butterfly1013 butterfly1013 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Honestly, this is a step for me. I've tried everything from telling my GP, to getting referred back and forth from therapists. I have tried, honestly to get my head in the right...
    SaphireBloom SaphireBloom 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    im turning maniac !  suffeing from severe bpd !  i really dont want to take this
    thejabal thejabal 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    People have mentioned this to me before! I work in a very sociable environment. Part of what I do is to try and make clients and colleagues feel valued, and listened to. Understood...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    For the first time in my life I have no life plan, and it feels liberating. I have always been a very ambitious and 'driven' person and was born with an 'on' button, which has...
    wonderofwonders1 wonderofwonders1 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My husband and I have had a terribly rocky last three years together. He's cycled, going from adoring me to blaming me; he's begged me to stay and he's insisted I leave. He's...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F a week ago

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    My life has always been a complete rollercoaster. I am a 19 year old freshman in college, who wants to major in graphic arts. I have Asperger syndrome, Bipolar, ADHD, and...
    Triomatix Triomatix 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Carole King's song, "You've Got A Friend" promises "Winter, spring, summer or fall...all you've got to do is call...and I'll be there." The old cliche of friendships, "I'll...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F Jan 27

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    Sleep paralysis is something I seriously suffer with and I don't know why it started. I am 16 years old and was diagnosed with depression and put on medication. Randomly I would...
    StephlyBoz StephlyBoz 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    There is something very freeing when you walk away from bad complicated situations. And when that event, that big upset in life, is simply an insight now, isn't that a strange...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    The force of nature can be terrible if your products are the ones that demonstrate it. A large portion of us have just seen the pulverizations brought on by nature on our TV...
    safety2survey safety2survey 26-30, M Jan 26

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    So... I'm just going to write truthfully about my experience because I've never told anyone. This is going to be long. I suffer from MDD, obviously. I've had this about three...
    d1sc0rdant d1sc0rdant 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I went into my parents' bathroom just minutes ago to get some mouthwash, and right by the bottles of mouthwash was a note (obviously written by my mom, judging from the handwriting...
    CaitlinElizabeth815 CaitlinElizabeth815 16-17, F Jan 25

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    i love my alone time, i just love getting away from everyone and everything!! you know, its just that the more people i meet, the more glad i am that im a loner!! i always look...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M Jan 25

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    Hi there, I'm glad I found this forum. I was actually surprised to read all the shared stories, for a while I was thinking that I was the only one suffering from "Vaginismus". I'm...
    bjoum bjoum 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to...
    PassiveActivist PassiveActivist 70+, F Jan 24

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    Hey...don't ignore this,just give me a chance to explain Don't grab your "tools" whenever you feel bad.Remind yourself what will happen if you give up.How are you going to deal...
    ghostdolly ghostdolly 13-15, F Jan 24

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    TESTIMONY OF HOW I GOT CURED FROM HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS This is real take it serious, who will believe that herbs can cure herpes, i never believe it will work, i have spend a lot...
    charlesflorence charlesflorence 26-30, F Jan 23

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    anyone out there, who needs somebody so deaperatky, and feel like you can't do it anymore, nothing will satisfy you, make you happy or fill the whole inside your soul I tell you...
    dathglas dathglas 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 23

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    So, i finally asked my bf of 3 years, to leave my life. He wasnt a monster at all, he just wasnt meant for me. I waited about 2 weeks before i told the known world. As expected...
    chinaman99 chinaman99 31-35, M