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I Am Suffering From the Economy

This group is for anyone suffering in this tough economic times. 181 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    DefiantRed DefiantRed 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I watched Prozac nation tonight, and I've read a good portion of the book before. The quotes are what get to me. The familiarity of their words ringing through my ears..."That's...
    Brianabear Brianabear 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    The pain is like a knife, piercing all the way through, burning and melting like magma away inside of me, I just want it to go away! It's spreads like poison... Sometimes, I'm...
    Mimi94x Mimi94x 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I'm a literature student..U NO.
    LauraValdinski LauraValdinski 22-25, F Jun 26

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    The meds are too expensive for me. :( I have no one to talk to about it. How do you get it under control?
    KittyMask KittyMask 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    In the daylight hours it's anxiety. At night it's depression. Rinse and repeat. I'm so tired of feeling this way. You can't tell depression to **** off. Being "smart" is just...
    gravedancinq gravedancinq 13-15, F Jun 29

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    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M Jul 12

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    Don't you just hate it when people tell you to simply "Get over it?" Well obviously those people have no clue what it is like to have a clinical mental condition DIAGNOSED mind you...
    Mousetrapreplica Mousetrapreplica 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    I recently went through my first heartbreak.. And it's killing me.
    athleticnerd athleticnerd 16-17, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    She loved him, and he loved her, but things weren't that simple.
    dancer4life99 dancer4life99 13-15, F a week ago

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    Waiting for my therapy session. Been going for about 3 months now. New affirmations learned every time and feeling more and more hopeful.
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I had my son five month ago. It was the best experience of my life! In the past two months I have felt extremely alone and depressed. My child's father and I have been together for...
    Cartwheel3694 Cartwheel3694 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Good reminder for the day - revel In life's small pleasures regularly to feed your soul. For me today it was singing show tunes in my car during a drive. I am an awesome singer in...
    mmjfrank mmjfrank 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I have chronic back pain. Currently due to retrolisthesis above my L5,4,S1 fusion
    merrym637 merrym637 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    The discomfort is constant all the time, I wish I had therapy every day. It's an hour it get to spend with someone who acts like they understand and care.
    foreversadsam foreversadsam 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    The thoughts I'm going through are beyond,
    saneelax saneelax 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    (SORRY IF ITS LONG. I KINDA WROTE A NOVEL HERE LOL) So i rather not go by my first name i'll go by my middle name which is Kayla. I'm 14 and a half and ever since I was in the 6th...
    kaylaa1 kaylaa1 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I was diagnosed a few years back by a counselor i was seeing with Avoidant personality disorder. After years of struggling to keep and hold onto a job including two failed attempts...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm suffering from anxiety depression., its destroying my relationship with my family.. I can't control it..
    Sabel25 Sabel25 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    "When you are suffering, you become more understanding about yourself, but also about other people's sufferings, too. That's the first step to understand somebody is to understand...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    For some time now, my imagination has been so vivid that I could step into another world for some time and leave this one as if though I was living in another body. I could spend...
    Anima69Para Anima69Para 18-21 4 days ago

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    I am also just willing to disappear. Is death so bad as we think? Can it liberate me from all this unbearable suffering? Or will it just continue as it is, only not being in the...
    lalel lalel 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    There is a very disgusting kind that exists on EP. Some very sick individuals. I've seen questions about suicide where individuals(calling them people puts a bad taste in my mouth...
    TheDivineParody TheDivineParody 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I have been having a particularly hard weekend dealing with the loneliness of living with a spouse with chronic pain so I searched the web and found this site. As I read some of...
    hispainismypain hispainismypain 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I want your love, yet I can't receive it. You tell me I'm beautiful, but don't believe it. I become someone else when I am with you. I need to be alone so I can find myself again...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I was riding the bus the other day with my cousin when we witnessed angry old man accusing a young of stealing his phone charger. The young man had no idea why the old man was...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive 26-30, F Jul 9

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    I have been diagnosed with clinical depression from the age of 15. I guess what got me started was the constant bullying I endured through my school years. At the age of 14, I...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    play me a beat dear maestro if you will not I fear the reaper will not come to play, in his bones finger hand I wish he would take mine as well in a dance through the night away to...
    poeticnightmare poeticnightmare 18-21, M Jun 22

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    For my personal experience (Now, recover from bulimia for > a year), before getting rid of the root of this bulimia problem , I had been focusing only my weight or my weight-line...
    belleeec belleeec 26-30, F Jun 25

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    I can't talk to my family, friends or GF because they think I'm 'fine' or 'better'. I suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder. I was diagnosed two years ago. But suffered...
    bpdblue bpdblue 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Hello, I have been diagnosed with GAD, panic disorder and depression, I was put on Remeron 60mg and Ativan 2.5 mg per night for the past 7 months. I am weaning off of the Ativan...
    ak2914 ak2914 22-25, F Jul 11

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    Come to me , my love lets relive our moments of love. Though countable few we did get some velvety moments of love let us live those moments a little. The golden times may not be...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 6 days ago

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    Tonight my husband crossed security at a casino where we work. He was ejected from the property, and banned from ever entering again. I fired him. I'm thankful to say it was...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The world has kept bleeding and Suffering and ”Gaza ” is the example , All these are basically caused by an only reason : Retaliation policy . Last epoch , Adolf Hitler since...
    Violetta15 Violetta15 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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