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I Feel For Everyone Struggling In This Bad Economy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 29 People

    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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    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 15 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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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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    Related Experiences

    In this case, *than my boyfriends*. Because I'm poly and I have two of them. (Before you jump on me, both of them know about one another.) But I have lately developed feelings for...
    standingfirm standingfirm 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I have feelings for my in-game guild boss. He's a great guy, but he's monogamous, and I am polyamorous.. It's complex.
    standingfirm standingfirm 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've gone out of my way to help people, gave people my last just so they had something. I drop everything at last minute just to go and help someone in need. All the while i've...
    bleedingouttheeyes bleedingouttheeyes 31-35, M Feb 18

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    Weird,strange feelings,I don't like him like that i dont think i ever did,but still it's hard to forget him.I'm starting to kinda hate him lately.and im just sad too because I put...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I know everyone has a life of their own and all, but I can't help feeling sad when people forget about me. It happens a lot :( does this make me selfish?
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 17 Responses Feb 19

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    Keeping that in mind helps me feel less shifty about myself when relationships of any kind go south, since I have a tendency to blame myself.
    kathornes kathornes 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    With all the hate spewing around the globe, let us have a tiny speck of hope that there will come a day where we can forget about stars and be united as one. #HappyBirthdayDrSeuss...
    butterflyxhope butterflyxhope 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend is in prison at the moment. Not for much longer though, he currently has four months left to serve. Whilst he has been away, I've been spending alot of time with...
    MsVioletta MsVioletta 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Darling I'm falling in love with you, but your eyes don't see me yet. I look up and see dull, grey, steel clouds filling every centimetre of the sky. The sky is hoarding so much...
    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Met this girl and fell for her hard... And fast. I completely changed my life for her. Quit escorting... Quit social media dating sites... Cut back my alcohol consumption...
    Ownedforaprice Ownedforaprice 22-25, F 16 Responses Feb 17

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    Let it be...just let it go...forget about him...please find the strength and move on. Obviously, he doesn't care what you think anymore...don't contact him. Don't reply to him...
    JandL2013 JandL2013 31-35, F Feb 18

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    I cried for you last night and I cried for you this morning...sounds like I'm grieving over a death, but in a way, I am mourning. The way you ignored me and my questions and the...
    JandL2013 JandL2013 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 19

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    It never ceases to amaze me how easy it easy for people to forget about me and move on with their lives. I'm only a convience. Someone who will give you a ride or buy you food...
    rowanoaks rowanoaks 16-17, T Feb 19

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    I deleted his contact from my phone, but what good would that do? His email is already imprinted in my brain. After a week since I emailed him asking for closure, I caved in...I...
    JandL2013 JandL2013 31-35, F Feb 23

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    I find myself thinking about you a little more lately, even though I know I shouldn't. I can't help but think of you when I hear certain songs or when I drive certain places. I...
    readum16 readum16 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I let go of my exwife today, she is seeing another woman and I am dating too many women right now. We had a convo and I said to her that we are both moving on and im happy for her...
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Image That is me all the way.
    Zack607 Zack607 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    This person doesn't know they broke my heart, but they did somehow...
    justinbartolome justinbartolome 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    It's been nearly 4 years and I still love him smh
    ivettefromtheblock ivettefromtheblock 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Im horny and my sister isnt home yet, me and my sister are having a sexual relationship and its so hot
    MuscularGuy MuscularGuy 18-21, M Feb 23

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    have you ever felt like no one who wants to be friends with you. and you're in a situations of learning in the classroom and everyone was very clever, while you dont. and you just...
    onikaa onikaa 18-21, F 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Morning, got up even before my friend was up. Quickly washed my face and winked at Sun. With hot steaming cup of coffee in my hand, I decided to continue to work on my book. As I`m...
    niyogi niyogi 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    I dont know why (i think to protect myself) but i mostly never express what i really feel. An example my mom, shes the person i love most in this world and i always treat her badly...
    Hipstamusic Hipstamusic 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    All anyone's done today is make me feel stupid and worthless. All I want to do is lay here and cry. I dont deserve any of this. My whole life has been hell. And just when I...
    blackspikex blackspikex 18-21, F Feb 4

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    I feel guilty for leaving my heroin addict boyfriend and falling in love with someone who is healthy. I feel as if i could've been there for him to help him through his hard time...
    justwanttobehappy1 justwanttobehappy1 18-21 4 Responses Feb 5

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    Nutrition is essential for everyone's overall health and well-being. Keep reading to discover how to make this article to learn how!Creamy selections often contain lots of fat and...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    I miss having someone to fall asleep next to... I slept so much better. I felt safe and secure. I miss having someone who would hold me when I needed... I felt loved and wanted...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am in an intensive outpatient for my eating disorder as of current. I attend 6 days a week, 10 hours a day. Before this, I was in school for welding, doing my thing all smiles...
    Yourbaaaby Yourbaaaby 18-21, F Feb 7

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    So life sucking!!! I can't win.. What are you doing to me? I see you and get shy, yet all I want to do is talk to you, wrap myself in your arms... But I can't... Anxiety controls...
    catho catho 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    This explains it well. I hate confrontation. Hate it. I will often try to avoid meaningless and useless disputes. However, I will stand up for what I believe in, and I will stand...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F Feb 14

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    Omg, I thought that I was the only one who felt this way. I too grew up in Bklyn,NY and still have family there, but now as a parent it's not the same . I remember living...
    0intimacy 0intimacy 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 17

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    at the present looking at a broken mirror. I gave you a chance to be your self. but I see now you won't change. you stuck in your old ways so now I must kill you. drain your blood...
    Poeticdeaths Poeticdeaths 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    There's nothing I could ever say, and nothing I could do to let you know just how much & what I feel in my heart for you. Nothing is enough yet we are world’s apart. No words...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 3 hrs ago

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    It's been a crap month, there was this one guy who came by for "fun". You know, "fun"... and it was consecutive, day after day for a week straight. We got into a heavy conversation...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Feb 24

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    Since I have no idea what direction I want to take in my life right now, I've decided to make a list of things to consider... You might call them goals. What I want out of life...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I keep getting these feelings lately. That something bad is going to happen. I keep seeing black birds flying about and I'm not sure as to why. A bird flew into my room, and sat...
    MarisoleLane MarisoleLane 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I know for a fact he's no longer interested. We were never together because I'm pretty sure I'm the one who wouldn't allow it. I've had a bad past experience, so I was too scared...
    LittleTigerBell LittleTigerBell 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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