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I Had a Bad Year On a Lot of Levels

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 113 People

    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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    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 8 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, M Jul 9, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Tradgeties

    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have some very rude and disruptive neighbours. Everything was okay on my street until they moved in. Sometimes I wonder if I broke a mirror and have had the last 7 years of bad...
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    I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed not too long ago, and let me tell you, the process of having all of them extracted at once was probably the easier part of the whole...
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    allieswim allieswim 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I am so messed up again. Ugh. I moved on and was over my affair. He was someone in my life regularly. I'm friends with his wife. He was best friends with my husband. My now ex...
    lilsecret1 lilsecret1 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I think it's been a bit over 5 years, but that depends on when I should count that it started. It esentially started with a semi-trauma. Maybe a bit before that but holy damn did...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's been a while since I've thought about him. After the restraining order, and a year of time I hadn't given him much thought. So I don't understand why he slipped into my dreams...
    ArtlessKnave ArtlessKnave 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I've changed a lot since I was Badlybroken. So much so that I wonder if I ought to change the name? I'll leave the stories because I was that person. A person who thought it was...
    badlybroken24 badlybroken24 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    Iv known this girl for over 5 years she's in my school and recently Iv started not being her friend anymore due to rumours lies and drama which has started since we met, my friends...
    aislin1801 aislin1801 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    In March of 2012, I had the Essure procedure.For those that might not be aware, the Essure procedure is supposed to be a form of permanent birth control. Two coils are inserted...
    evepoyepo evepoyepo 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    so I was in class, an elective, class council to be exact, for end of thr year compliments, and I dont talk that much in the class, but I decided to get up and validate two of my...
    Silvermist101 Silvermist101 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I feel like the man who lives on that farm which sitsIn the middle of the M62 I thought it would be all right, now I can’t sleep at night, some things you cannot undo.
    ZemaLDFM ZemaLDFM 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I am 32, Malaysian Chinese and male. I have only ever had one friend in my life, and I called him my 'best' friend because I was so proud of having a friend in high school. Our...
    Silveryn Silveryn 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is the first time I have posted. After years of struggling to conceive my husband of 22 years developed erectile dysfunction. A year later we lost his father to an unexpected...
    Elsie173 Elsie173 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was with this guy for 5 years (I am 24, he is 28)I had known him for 7. We started out as best friends. We met on Valentine's Day, had the same birthdays, lived in the same...
    NatashandAres NatashandAres 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I found out I was pregnant while I was at the doctor's office for a routine exam. At that point, I was ten days late, I felt exhausted all the time, my breasts were swollen and...
    meganeliz meganeliz 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    One day, near the end of senior year in high school, our Honors French class decided to give our student teacher a hotfoot. This wasn't just a randomly mean prank. The teacher...
    GenesiusRedux GenesiusRedux 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    If there was a god why does he allow bad things to continuously happen to good people! We just found out my brother's girlfriends step father has cancer. She is the most amazing...
    Daniellevn Daniellevn 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My ex best friend who has lived on my street for the past 14 years decided the day before school got out to stop talking to me. We still see each other all the time because we're...
    kyleej kyleej 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    A year and a half ago, my uncle murdered my father in front of my little brother. He stabbed him in the heart with a spear point during an argument, and then seemed to "snap out of...
    AluraDawn AluraDawn 22-25, F Jul 18

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    Ever since I was about 5 years old I have had really bad asthma. I carry around an inhaler at all times and I usually have to use it several times a day if I feel myself getting...
    hannahphillips hannahphillips 13-15, F Jul 16

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    If you met someone with a stutter, or heard someone who had stutter, would you be her friend? would you stand up for her when others made fun or would you join in? Or would you not...
    DyslexicCookie DyslexicCookie 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    You know you have had one of those BAD days when you staple your finger at work....and it is throbbing for hours! Coffee , this will set my day right !!! As soon as I get home I...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 12 Responses Jul 15

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    A person invented Facebook Maybe more than a person Facebook...the dream was singing to my art I decided to write bad poetry It fitted my mood of the day On Facebook Facebook - oh...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Jul 14

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    ...and so the story goes. I won't start at the wayyy beginning, I'll start at middle school. In 7th and 8th grade I was hot ish. I knew the majority of people and the majority of...
    DarkAngel24 DarkAngel24 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I was in the 8th grade when I first started smoking...yeah the good stuff!  I had a crush on a senior girl that I walked home with after school.  Every day we walked past...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I had an unfortunate childhood. I think in some cases, my parents did the best they could, but their capabilities were very limited due to their own issues, personally...
    insight00 insight00 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I almost had an abortion. whether or not this makes me a horrible person is your own opinion , but you can sure believe I have spent everyday regretting even thinking it. I was 16...
    Rose005 Rose005 18-21, F Jul 11

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    Not sure why this was taken down, but I am putting it back up, hope it was a mistake.. I was homeless from age 17- till four months after my 18 th birthday. It was my senior year...
    AngeleyesUponU AngeleyesUponU 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 10

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    My ex ap is by far one of the most selfish people I have ever met in my life. Everything always has to be on his terms. He does not care about my feelings at all. During an intense...
    broken418 broken418 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 10