I Am Trying Not to Be Bitter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 110 People

    What. The. Hell.

    I'm recently divorced. We have two kids. And I'm letting my ex stay here while he goes to school. He will be done in a year if everything goes the way it's supposed to. He was "laid off" from his job last year and hasn't bothered filling out a single job application. I...
    ClementineK ClementineK
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2009

    Every once in awhile

    that old familiar twinge creeps in The bitterness and anger It can be a constant battle to keep it under control. Just when you think you are good all of a sudden BAM it hits you. I keep busy to ignore it. I keep busy so I don't feel it. I keep busy so I don't have time to...
    ZyraBlue ZyraBlue
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 7, 2014

    I am though. Extremely.

    It's affecting my ability to get to know people and keeping me somewhat isolated from people in general. It's been a year of this. I need it to stop.
    Lthayer2011 Lthayer2011
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2015

    I get so envious of my siblings.

    I wish someone would notice me like they notice them. I guess there's nothing too special about me after all.
    bkm13 bkm13
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2014

    But...sometimes I just cannot fight it.

    It was a horrid week where everything went wrong and if a household member caught sight of me, they berated and devalued me. Today I worked my *** off out of town until every muscle in my body hurts and I come home to having to do everything, and I am not exaggerating. From end...
    andreaskye andreaskye
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2015

    I saw this and laughed!

    If ever there were a group I was destined to be in!!! A relationship. Children. Marriage. Home. Work. Life. Arguments. Violence. Separation. Hospital. Court. Divorce. Sadness. Bitterness!
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 25, 2015

    After investing and sacrificing

    for someone unworthy and ungrateful over a long period of time; how does one not feel bitter?
    ymma15 ymma15
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2015
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