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I Feel For Everyone Struggling In This Bad Economy

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    The Struggle

    It must be really frightening? Not knowing how your going to pay rent, or how your going to provide food for your family. Lets not forget about all the pressure & stress one inherits! My heart go's out to everyone battling through the struggle! 
    BUDWAYNE BUDWAYNE 26-30 1 Response Jul 25, 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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    How Bad Is It?

    " The economy is so bad that I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail. CEO's are now playing miniature golf. Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen. Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America. Motel Six won't leave the light on anymore. A picture is now only worth 200 words...
    Dave002 Dave002 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 19, 2011

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    It's Tough Out There.

    We had an opening at the coffee shop so I put an ad in the local papers help wanted section. Its a 10.00 an hour job for 5 hours a day and 5 days a week We got 250 applications and many were College Graduates, some with masters degrees. When you see those types of people...
    SummerCass SummerCass 41-45, F 13 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I only thought about it today, I know I definitely love a guy but I can't have him, but there's this other guy I will see soon I about a month and I got an image in my head of...
    kieran456 kieran456 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    So I lived 5min away from this guy, we spoke everyday for a year.. Crazily enough we never met up, because I was too scared and have massive anxiety etc.. So we never met but I'm...
    dontkillmyvibe17 dontkillmyvibe17 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    So I have a friend who I've known for about 3 and a half years now. I've had feelings for her for quite some time, the thing is she was married when I first met her. She is...
    Twitch313 Twitch313 26-30, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I hate myself because I think I love you. I've always had trust issues with men because the only man in my life I have been able to trust until recently was my dad (recently my...
    kaps105 kaps105 18-21, F Jun 25

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    I feel like ..i was never meant to be a mother ...don't get me wrong I believe children are so beautiful and innocent and all I see is good in them! innocent and sweet ...I have 3...
    pinkfloydkitty pinkfloydkitty 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always feel as if my family wants the best of me and wants me to be how they define the word "perfect". I'm always being told how disappointed people are of me and how they...
    WalkingSadness WalkingSadness 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I have been doing so since my teenage when i was in school and now i am 33... i have almost forget about my preferences in life, choices i ever made in my life... it has always...
    hemantscorpion hemantscorpion 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    Find 2 people who are in a stable, happy relationship which is like the one you aspire to be in. Look at why they are in a relationship. They are not in a relationship because...
    sancarn sancarn 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm not for very many people. Either you think I'm the most annoying person ever or you stick around long enough to learn to love me :3
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Not so special Not so valued Always the one initiating Never the one getting a call back Always trying very hard Always going out of my way Whatever it takes Never getting much in...
    Uruviel Uruviel 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    My story is of us. We have been together for close to 10 months and the beginning felt like a fairytale. I had a cautious heart at first because this is my first relationship, my...
    livelydreamer2 livelydreamer2 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Suppose I told you this story—what would you think? I know this guy is really into me. But I’ve been hurt a lot, and I’m not sure I’m ready for anything serious. So I tell...
    patjemison patjemison 46-50 Jun 26

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    Suppose I told you this story—what would you think? I know this guy is really into me. But I’ve been hurt a lot, and I’m not sure I’m ready for anything serious. So I tell...
    patjemison patjemison 46-50 Jun 26

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    Suppose I said the following; what would you think? I’m wondering if I really like this guy more than I’ve let myself realize. I know he’s really into me. But I’ve been...
    patjemison patjemison 46-50 Jun 26

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    I can't help feeling like I let true love slip away. I have a boyfriend, but about a year ago someone else come into my life and he turned it upside down. He started working with...
    laurennhem laurennhem 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    My had my first real boyfriend not so long ago, we dated for half a year and then his mother said we couldn't be together anymore because I was distracting him from school. I was...
    Mi5h Mi5h 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    And he screwed me over :( we've been seeing eachother for about 4 months and I decided I should look at his phone just once to see if I could trust him. Well it's a good thing I...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I'm really started liking this guy, but it's going no where! I wanna keep talking to him but I feel like it's just hurting me :(
    Pawes Pawes 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I was totally in love with this one guy thinking we would last forever. He was very religious and turns out I guess god told him to stop. So then our relationship ended and he...
    Sparklefuck Sparklefuck 13-15, F Jul 1

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    I dated this guy my junior/senior year of high school. He was always super sweet and of course very cute. I was an idiot and broke it off because of something's people were saying...
    rie76 rie76 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    My boyfriends a **** !! Let's me down for my birthday and doesn't understand that he's upset me says I'm being childish. Okay yeah it's a concert he said he would pay for a ticket...
    Butterflyfairy23 Butterflyfairy23 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I married then cheated on him then we divorced then 3 years later remarried & now we have 2 small children. I recently met up w a former lover who I should have stayed with in the...
    HisAndrea HisAndrea 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    He is my ex and we've been on the friend zone for a while... It's fun how we talk about old days and everything. And when I think about him I miss him so so much. But I guess that...
    allisonslim allisonslim 22-25, F Jul 11

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    Well it's all started when he randomly snap chatted me one day. I didn't know who he was but in the photo he looked cute so I replied. We continued sending pictures and talking and...
    imtoomuch imtoomuch 13-15, F Jul 12

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    Lol. Lmao. Too many for too many. Its a curse.
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Its 12 midnight and all im thinking its about her, what could she be doing, is she okay? Is she doing the right things, how is he better than me, its been a year since i lost her...
    mcalderon89 mcalderon89 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The girl I like went to her home country for a whole month and I missed her so much ,I didn't realize how much I really liked her until we were apart ,she's coming home next week I...
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    1. Find a girl 2. If you think she/he likes you it's just your imagination 3. Lay down in fetal position 4. Try not to cry 5. Cry a lot
    420blaze69 420blaze69 16-17, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dated a guy 4 1/2 years ago we been friends since we broke up we stop talking because he was hitting on me while in a relationship so I decided to send all our text message to his...
    chardia chardia 18-21, F Jul 11

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    He took me on a surprise date to cavalia odysseo.. It was the most amazing thing I've ever seen, he definitely won me over with this :) asked me to be his girlfriend afterwards and...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I thought i am strong w/o her, I know it is painfull but i didnt expected that this pain is so hard to bare. I miss her, I still love her, so hard to breath whenever she flash...
    Kram978 Kram978 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i am not depressed ,i know that,but these days i feel like i dont need to be alive,i have no carrier,i'm not good at any thing,i'm not interesting in any thing special,i'm not...
    aryanm828 aryanm828 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I am a 29 years old single woman who is struggling to identify my desire in life. There are so many things going on in my mind that I am just so glad I have discovered this...
    zeilek zeilek 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I am the type of person who is always there for others. I always take everyones feelings into confederation before my own. I will not tell people that I'm upset or my feelings are...
    overwhelmedandexhausted overwhelmedandexhausted 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Can't understand why I keep holding on to feelings for my ex-wife. She could care less about me, and why am I still having feelings for a person who doesn't want or need me?!?
    bladejunkie bladejunkie 41-45, M 6 Responses Jun 28

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    Sometimes it just really sucks not having someone by your side and to support you. Not saying its has to be a boyfriend it could even be a friend or family member whatever. But...
    WoundedDreamer WoundedDreamer 16-17, F Jul 14

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    So there's this girl in my class and everyone doesn't seam to like her but I feel very drawn to talk to her I feel like everyone around her just sits around and judges her weird...
    VaidaV VaidaV 18-21, F Jul 2

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    Sometimes, I just feel like everyone else is part of something that I'm not - like I'm the odd one out. For example, with my friends, they're all older than me even though we are...
    Alemae Alemae 13-15, F Jun 27

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    I didnt know how badly I affected them. My dad worked hard everyday in order to take care of my mom and I. He worked very hard for several decades. And there I was as a little kid...
    Badtimanonymous Badtimanonymous 31-35, M 19 hrs ago

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    im 19 years old and have been with my bf for 2 years. he has now been in prison for a year and a half of our relationship and it doesn't look like hel b getting out for atleast...
    needinghelp11 needinghelp11 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I feel like everyone hates me...
    Thatonegirl100 Thatonegirl100 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Feels like everyone is leaving me. What will happen when there is no one left? I used to feel like I mattered but now No one understands or cares what's happening to me on the...
    naomilocke2444 naomilocke2444 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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