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I Am Suffering From the Economy

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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 66-70 Aug 2, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I thought it was just migraine which used to cause pain at the back of my head.. My arms used to feel so lifeless at times.. And when i went to see my doctor, I finally got to know...
    TheLivingDead TheLivingDead 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I have loved the same man for over 17years now. He was never "mine." However that did not stop my heart, mind, and body from returning to him again and again. He's told me many...
    PollutedOcean PollutedOcean 36-40, F Mar 24

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    In March 2013, I lost the cat that was like a baby to me. He had leukemia. April 2013, I lost my best friend. She fell asleep going to college and hit head on with a semi. She died...
    LadyKayla LadyKayla 18-21, F Mar 4

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    looking for others to chat with who suffer from HS
    lee25 lee25 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I feel like a ticking time bomb, one day whatever screw is loose in my brain is gonna completely come undone and I'm gonna jump off a bridge or something. I have so much anxiety...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 5

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    he was my first love... we've had our falling outs the last little while... I decided it was best to just end the misery I was feeling. at first, I was handling it well... or at...
    Mj13ahestrella Mj13ahestrella 22-25, F Mar 7

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    Was ok after last night, today had 2 major panic attacks. cancelled work as can't even get my clothes on after shower, I seem to be able to type but not speak. The wanting to die...
    BlueSkysAreCold BlueSkysAreCold 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I feel dangerously depressed and anxious right now.
    emmeliarochester emmeliarochester 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    I think i found something important about the negative side of maladaptive daydreaming...those of us who have it to escape from the real world because of how we are treated or how...
    Rosethewolf Rosethewolf 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I'm suffering I have good days and bad days more bad days lately tired of it
    bigbill75 bigbill75 36-40, M Mar 7

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    I was diagnosed with it three years ago. I slowly started to realize that my level of pain probably wasn’t in the average range when it increased with each day. I sometimes...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I like to make people suffer to learn from their mistakes. Im all about true justice, and somebody learning to never make the same mistake is justice.
    TwoFists TwoFists 18-21, M Mar 20

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    This is the second time I had this disorder , I was a prison officer in the 90s and was bashed around the head with a chair and for 2 years battled to get my life back on track...
    warnbronudist warnbronudist 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hello, I've returned from not posting any stories recently. Basically, the title says it all. He's sweet, charming, fun to talk to, and more! I love and care about him very much...
    HurtGirl95 HurtGirl95 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    If you want to find a safe and cheap site, i'd like to recommend a site that have used for many years and nothing happened to my account. I usually buy wow gold from it.8% coupon...
    Mmoxe Mmoxe 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    My LSD trip and meet the old spirit. Super natural thing does exist I believe, really mind-opening. in March 22nd 2015. and I decided to do the shrooms tonight and see if I could...
    Yinghongxu Yinghongxu 22-25, F Mar 23

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    A Brief History of the Boyds One of the origins of the name Boyd is thought to derive from the Gaelic for Bute, which we are assured by a Gaelic Scholar it is not. He has assured...
    Orangeman2 Orangeman2 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    How timely it is to be back on here after almost a year when I shared about the feeling of not having true friends anymore at the time I was experiencing the consequences of my...
    VanCalhoun VanCalhoun 26-30, F Mar 7

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    I realise that this is quite a long post for anyone to have to read though; essentially I am asking for advice on a somewhat unusual situation. My stepdaughter Emma has recently...
    LouiseBainbridge LouiseBainbridge 66-70, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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    I just realized that I've been working from the inside out, when I should be working from the outside in. People say, "Just do it." I say I can't, but I can. I only think that I...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    Even though I was a loner in middle school, it was never an issue till JrHigh. I didnt learn how to make like minded friends till highschool. Thankfully, by my junior/senior years...
    LivingToLearnLearningToLove LivingToLearnLearningToLove 22-25, M Mar 10

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    i am not from Scotland. i'd love to visit Scotland someday. This is one of my big big dream. i also i'd love to make friends from Scotland. If you are from Scotland and it's okay...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Mar 11

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    I suffer from it since childhood days. I am a single child of my parents and they had a very abusive relationship and also they were struggling with jobs. Though they never abused...
    ujjainih ujjainih 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I despise and resent my parents and one grandparent. Both my parents as well as one grandmother are neglectful or just plain mean...my grandmother contacts me just to complain...
    SadReader SadReader 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    ...not sure where to begin if to begin at all. Most days I feel I've lost my mind...Anyway, I remebered a life where I'm from a large family, a royal one at that, one of the...
    Solzok21 Solzok21 22-25, M Mar 23

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    A little while ago one of EP's younger and less pleasant members dubbed me "a weak man". I've forgotten the little spat that led up to it but I do remember the comment jarred. I...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just want to go away for a bit, just to escape from reality. I feel like it would help me so much. I just need to get away from familiar settings & familiar faces, and just go...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I typed this before but ep deleted it so i'll make it short. i was at the park with my girlfriend and we were robbed and i was stabbed in the side protecting her. at the hospital i...