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I Had a Bad Year On a Lot of Levels

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 111 People

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    Let's see, 3 different celebrities past away this year (Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze, and Farrah Fawcett), I had to put my cat out of his misery this past July after being afflicted with sickness affiliated with old age, and I lost my job this past January. Other than that, I...
    MySweetLord MySweetLord 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    Things Could Always Be Worse...

    This past year has been filled with troubles:  hospitalization / health issues, financial woes, a car accident, the sudden death of a close friend, the suicide of a loved one, employment uncertainty, problems with the ex / his girlfriend, etc.  I could add more to this...
    azpoet5 azpoet5 41-45, F Nov 8, 2009

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    Relatively Speaking

    I've pretty much had the worst summer I can remember. Lost some friends, lots of horrid arguments with the family, almost had to kill my dog, have a weird illness (or whatever?) which required some painful tests and a nearly impossible diet, so forth and so forth. I mean, it...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F Aug 8, 2009

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    Still Smiling Through

    In a one year period my house burned down, the house we rented immediately after was foreclosed on (not our fault) and we lost about $15,000.  I lost my father, grandmother, aunt and dog.  My oldest sister had a massive stroke and is a shell of herself.  My...
    RealPeopleStraightTalk RealPeopleStraightTalk 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2009

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    I had a horrible year lost a bunch of people

    that meant the world to me but hey ! New year new begining everything is left in the past :) happy new year to all and hope the best keep smiling everyone 😁😁
    Liveandlovefree Liveandlovefree 22-25, F Dec 31, 2013

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    It Really Just Has Been the Last Couple of Months...

    The year overall hasn't been horrible, but the last couple of months have just been HELL to be honest. Everything seemed fine but little things kept building up until it became too much.  And then the flood walls broke and everything good I had in my life just sort of...
    mayfair mayfair 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2008

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    Can We Have A Do Over?

    I guess it ads up... I wish I could take this year and have a re-do. finances, relationships, employment, friendships....  All seem to suck this year. the only good thing was hell breeds creativity! 
    passionateactorxox passionateactorxox 31-35, M 9 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    What The Hell..

    past twleves months of my life... 1) a good friend died of a heroin overdose 2) my drug addiction to heroin and xanax got worse then ever 3) i went to rehab 4) i relapsed 5) i went from being an honors student to dropping out of high school 6) i went to detox 7) my aunt...
    shootthefuckup shootthefuckup 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    Been There Done That

    But now I am not going to wait for this year 'to be better'. I am not going to sit around waiting for life. I am getting up, setting out, and shaping my own future.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Jul 9, 2012

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    2011

    The year was **** for me - life wrecked by earthquakes, not half as good now.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 31, 2012

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    Alone, Lost, Confused.

    on November 15th, my best friend died in a car accident. I didn't realize how much i loved and needed her until she wasn't here anymore. I'm lost without her. I'm only 19, and i now have no one. I cannot talk to anyone the way I can talk to her, and it depresses me...
    aneloquentpuzzle aneloquentpuzzle 18-21 1 Response Jul 10, 2009

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    How Many Bad Things Can Happen To You In A Year?

    Doing the "right thing" and being a good guy is really screwing me over. This has not been a good year for me. Jan 2010, I am working for a small business in computer tech support for which i had been an employee of 2 years. The business falls on economic hard times and the...
    stumpyninja stumpyninja 22-25 2 Responses Jan 13, 2011

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    Year In Review, Keeps Going And Going And Going . . .

    1. Relationship with husband's family strained and one year later still getting the silent treatment for an innocent request regarding Christmas. 2. Long-time friend of family, confidant, and mentor of mine had sudden, serious physical and emotional decline, accused my family...
    mechgirl mechgirl 31-35, F Dec 11, 2010

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    It Could Have Been A Lot Worse

    Even so, I have had my share of difficulties. My beloved dog died in June, and still miss her. My aunt who I was very close to died about a month later. We didn't realize she had bone cancer until it was far too late. Another aunt's boyfriend died of cancer about a month later. I...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper 26-30, M Dec 12, 2010

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    basically every single one of the friends I've ever had
    lilellie415 lilellie415 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Split Personality : She used to have a great personality,but it split. :Dlol!!  
    diggler diggler 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    Van broke. Tent broke. Generator broke. Solar charge controller fried. Battery became picky. Wow. Still sober. Still breathing. Still hopeful. Still...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    Went to shush charge controller. Place is cluttered. Door ripped pants.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 25

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    I never had bad days that much these days, but today I had the closest thing to a bad day. I feel selfish about it too. First off, I couldnt go to work because I started a new...
    njflyer njflyer 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    me too. believe me,I lived thru some bad years
    JBStoner JBStoner 41-45 Nov 27

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    This story is about a girl called Katrina. Katrina was the new girl at my school when I was 16 years old. I remember seeing her on her first day. She'd just transferred from a very...
    friedaninety friedaninety 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    When I first found out I was pregnant, I was scared and in shock. I never even considered an option other than abortion, although I didn't, and still don't, like that I had to do...
    merdi230 merdi230 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    The worst aspect of them is that even in recovery, you never entirely let go of the thought-patterns and emotions that link so deeply with the behaviours that drove you there...
    morea morea 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    Choosing to have an abortion, was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made in my life. I have always wanted to be a mom, no matter if it happened at the age of 17 or 45. On...
    CJerikaLynn CJerikaLynn 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 28

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    I have been at a university for a few years now and at the beginning I had a friend who I somewhat trusted so much. We confided in each other all the time yet we fought a lot but...
    crimsonreggie crimsonreggie 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Okay, so I got back home today from college (I go to college from home) and my mother opened the door. Her eyes were swollen and red from crying. I had no idea what had happened at...
    aphoenix7777 aphoenix7777 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am an honor student. I've been in the honor roll for 5 years and never have I met a teacher as bad as Ms. Annabelle. Let me explain. I'm a junior and I just want to relax a bit...
    defi4nce defi4nce 16-17, F Nov 21

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    I become depressed even though nothing is happening in my life which is common for people who suffer on and off for yrs. I also have arthritis in my right knee, and spine...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    I am married and my husband doesn't know i like girls. I have been attracted to girls for as long as i can remember. A couple of years ago i had an affair with a woman from work...
    drachenReiter drachenReiter 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I feel like ive been cursed or something. All of my life ive been only suffering. It started from my childhood and continued now. I tried so many things but nothing helped. I fail...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 2 Responses Nov 26

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    Oh, I think too much. Every time I go out, listen to music or watch TV there is always something there to remind me of you. Life has been so different without you. As bad as it...
    Linley242 Linley242 51-55, F 7 Responses Nov 29

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    So I just got out of a 5 1/2 year relationship. I dumped my boyfriend for the following reasons:Lack of ambitionLack of support/ never helped around the household, never worked...
    amandasbadluckchuck amandasbadluckchuck 22-25 Dec 3

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    I'm an affair success story. In a short period of time, my life took a direction that I never thought possible. I never saw it coming, did things I never thought I was ever capable...
    happyasever happyasever 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 23

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    I was 30 years old when I started having very heavy painful periods. My DH and I wanted children so I did not go on birth control. When my cycles started effecting my job I had to...
    SaRai14 SaRai14 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I am still so angry. I don't know how to process these feelings and they are eroding my adult life, holding me back from being a successful person. Mental illness runs in my...
    momshelle momshelle 26-30, F Dec 9

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    I had a bad accident 20 years ago on my farm. It was late afternoon in winter I decided it was time to stop working, doing fencing repairs. I turned to pick up a chain saw and bang...
    Ozdharma Ozdharma 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    My traumatic childhood is complicated in a way and kind of just said my whole life story sorry for how long it is..... i mean like really long. Okayy i am going to start with my...
    chocolate1616 chocolate1616 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    High school BFF: We were friends for four years. We met when we were 14, almost exactly a month apart in age. She was quiet, shy, and nervous. I was letting my hair out after years...
    Nairamata Nairamata 22-25, F Nov 23

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    I haven't posted in a while and I hope you are all doing well. Today makes a year since my life was turned upside down. Not by my affair, as it hadn't started yet. But turned...
    Suzanne1976 Suzanne1976 36-40, F 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    We were best friends for years, as close as sisters. We did everything together and talked 24/7. We went to each other for everything and then this year, things changed. She...
    saraaaoh saraaaoh 16-17, F Nov 24

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    As you have read my other stories my wife brought up a divorce. We haven't been getting along very well. I told myself I would talk to her and find out if this is what she really...
    harleyman2169 harleyman2169 41-45, M Nov 28

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    About 2 month ago I broke up with my boyfriend of 5 years. We started dating in high school, now I'm a senior in college and work. I take school seriously (I want to go into the...
    marysstory marysstory 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I am 47 years old, and I had all four wisdom teeth removed last week without sedation. The upper two had erupted normally, but the bottom two were impacted with the bottom left...
    emtgardener emtgardener 46-50, M Dec 12

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    The Paddling Queue The other week we met another couple through a school engagement. I invited the lady, Marsha, who's a bit younger than me to have coffee with me. During the...
    Tina303 Tina303 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    OK so I met MM this morning at early wee hours. The time we were away from each other, he found solstice in watching and listening to self-help videos and audios. The material is...
    Fmina Fmina 51-55, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think this is the weirdest experience on my list. Haha. Once I needed to get my thyroid checked. Doctor gave me a slip to go to the lab and get blood taken. I went to the...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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