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I Feel For Everyone Struggling In This Bad Economy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 29 People

    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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    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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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Yesterday this girl I liked passed me at the corrider & said “watch where you're going”, which happened to make me very frustrated for the rest of the school part of the day...
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M Dec 2

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    Not really suppose to have feelings for a guy. But It's just he's cute, funny, sarcastic and when I'm around him I can't keep eye contact but I have to stop myself from looking at...
    JohnoCA JohnoCA 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 22

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    Well maybe they're not the ones to blame. I'm becoming terrible at being a friend, being a sister, being a daughter, being a relative. Basically everything. My mind is inclined to...
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think we human beings can be very ungrateful at times. We subconsciously hold so many expectations from all kinds of things it is simply not normal anymore. I think the further...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    You were selfish. It was always about you. I did everything I could to try and make you see it was not just about you. I lost myself in you. I went crazy for all those years...
    lake1107 lake1107 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I had never seen you at the mall before Although every time I went I secretly hoped I would This time I went with the man you broke by stealing me We were trying to work it out...
    bethessel bethessel 18-21, F Nov 23

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    A bit of feelings. hes a *******. douche bag. but he wont go away. the more you talk to them the more it hurts. because every day hes giving more attention to her... instead of you...
    jfhdbjdndj jfhdbjdndj 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I started school this year expecting nothing special, just another ordinary year. I was walking out of the school on the last day of the first week when I was looking down at my...
    RonnieRider RonnieRider 18-21 Dec 2

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    I don't know what to do. My mind says one thing and my heart says another. I want to tell him but he is already with another guy that he can see in real life I am a hundred or so...
    colt109 colt109 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    Is this the time when I finally understand Taylor Swift's "I knew you were trouble when you walked in"? I am really starting to like Mr. Tattoo Guy but I know, I think, maybe I...
    PieceOfSummer PieceOfSummer 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    How do you start moving on from someone who falls out of love for you?
    ezzy2014 ezzy2014 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 21

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    I am literally so stupid. So. Freaking. Stupid. Ughhh.
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 21

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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Am-Lonely/5249647 Please read this
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Yupp </3 And yes I know about the spelling mistake. It's not my pic so yeah
    kittykattt6918 kittykattt6918 13-15, F Nov 24

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    It's Day 13 since my wedding has been called off. My ex fiance is moving back in with his parents this week. I've returned home. Empty house. Empty heart.
    CherryBlossom28 CherryBlossom28 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I love him it hard to stop think about him all I do is think about him can anyone help me get him off my mine?
    cookieeeee cookieeeee 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 4

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    Hi Everyone, I hope everyone in previous messages are feeling a little better...I feel for everyone of you xx I had an abortion a week ago ;( I am not coping very well with it...
    sofiamac sofiamac 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    Hey peeps, after feeling crap for last few days I finally feel a little bit better. stopped being physically sick yay. still feel bit weak and achey but bored as stuck indoors. I...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I'm 20 years old and feel stuck at this point in my life I already feel as if I will never be good enough or have a successful life. My sophomore year of college my mom decided not...
    BSoxNation94 BSoxNation94 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I don't want to sit here and have people think I'm feeling sorry for myself. It's time to let out this pain. So, I met a man seven months ago. He was practically everything I liked...
    ChellyRocker ChellyRocker 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I try to be anyway. And I do have lots of things to be thankful for. Never on Thanksgiving though. Never on the day that is so dedicated to giving thanks. I just can't. I don't...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    It is that time of year again in the US, where everyone puts on their 'gift of giving' hats for another month or so. I DO feel that it is not such a bad thing to be reminded of...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F a week ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I'm trying to decide if I should come out officially as bisexual and it's terrifying. I didn't realize I was bisexual until recently and it's been a rocky road ever since. I've...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F Dec 11

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    Everyone i've ever loved has left me , my parents treat me like they hate me . I feel like everyone in this house is attacking me and i know why i feel this way cause i was younger...
    summersusie summersusie 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    It feels as though I have no time to myself right now, working all hours doing stuff for everyone else the rest of the time. Advice help, cheer me up anything guys cheers :)
    theHousemate theHousemate 22-25, M Dec 7

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    Most the public just think an offshore bank account as actually because of an area someplace in the caribbean. Contrarily, there are lots of banks which have been the truth is...
    Georgebankssi1 Georgebankssi1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    Most people around my age have it all. A good job, plenty of friends, few worries and are generally moving in the right direction, they get opportunities and can embrace life for...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    I do so much for everyone else, I would organise suprise birthday parties for everyone else and organise fun activities and when it came to my birthday no one said anything. I feel...
    kikilawl kikilawl 16-17, F Dec 10

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    This is really long but its a very complicated situation... I really need advice though so hopefully someone will read it all.. ex boyfriend (r) and I dated for 3 years. We lived...
    lt623 lt623 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I'm 29. I am on the verge of having three degrees. I am dating a "bad boy". Ugh, I hate stereotypes but I guess that is what you'd call him. I have known him since I was 16. He has...
    skoob07 skoob07 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Te eye drops possibly by assisting the move of fluid out of the eye or by cutting down the quantity of fluid created. Cure for chronic glaucoma is existence-prolonged.The clinic is...
    Ryan505m0vr1 Ryan505m0vr1 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    Everything is my fault. I know that. Everyone is better off without me so I have came up with a plan. I've been so miserable with my life and I can't think of any other way to end...
    NotSuchAnInnocentGirl NotSuchAnInnocentGirl 26-30, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I feel as if there isn't anyone out there that has any clue what I am going threw I been on EP for a month now and everyone that writes me helps to a point but I don't even really...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    So I'm thinking about writing a song about it. If you feel the same, just tell me in a short sense how you feel ad I'll try to compile everything into a song that captures the...
    YuriXWolfram86 YuriXWolfram86 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Ahh...I'm going crazy. It's funny that everything he does affects me. Like what happens between us determines my mood. I hate feeling this way but at the same time, it's like a...
    moonlightdamsel moonlightdamsel 18-21, F Nov 23

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    I have always been and gone through a lot but yet I don't let that claim me . I am emotionally detached from myself bc I lost another love one but I felt no pain and could not cry...
    Fanteyzhuh Fanteyzhuh 22-25, F Nov 30

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    I just feel like complete **** today I can't put it into words. I keep thinking about things that put me down, but can't stop thinking about them. I'm worried that I'm not good...
    christarose96 christarose96 18-21, F