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I Hate Being Poor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 95 People

    For many reasons but mostly

    because I can afford the dental care I need but can afford. I dont have insurance and everything else is bases on sliding scale or there is a waiting list. I can't afford the sliding scale! Because I never had insurance and have been grossly unemployed for several years, 3 of my...
    eusapia eusapia 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I Went To College And I'm Still Poor

    This is ridiculous. I have a bachelor's degree and nothing to show for it. My degree is in Television Production and there are no jobs in it. I am 30 and I live at home with my parents. I want to have kids and move out, but I can't afford to. I am extremely depressed and feel...
    unhappyandmiserable unhappyandmiserable 26-30 2 Responses Dec 11, 2012

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    My family wasn't always this way,

    we used to live a pretty middle-class life. It wasn't until about a year or two ago when my dad lost his job that everything went downhill. We lost the car, are currently without gas/hot water, and are in danger of losing the house all together. I know people have it a lot worse...
    daughtersofanarchy daughtersofanarchy 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I Am Poor

    i am angry about being poor but even more angry at the people its exposed me too
    slb4212 slb4212 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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    Montana Not A Paychecks Dream

    My husband and I live in Montana, a beautiful state full of wonderful outdoor experiences but unfortunately a horrible plavce to try to earn a living. I am a teacher and he works for the local University. We are both state employees and recieve state benefits, yet we are sooo...
    MTMama MTMama 31-35 1 Response Sep 17, 2012

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    God Help Us In These Dire Times Of Need!

    For us the poor and unfortunate God is the last and only hope. God help us in these dire times of need! God help us in these dire times of need! God help us in these dire times of need!
    icycle icycle 22-25 Sep 9, 2013

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    I'm On Food Stamps, Again And My Light Might Get Cut Off Next Week

    It is so uncomfortable to be poor. What's worst than being poor? Having regrets about your choices when your choices were to follow your dreams and the only place they ever got you was in a one bedroom apartment that is falling apart. Growing up as an idealist and becoming a...
    whatcomesafter whatcomesafter 31-35 2 Responses Dec 30, 2010

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    I Have Been Most My Life

    And it sucks, especially now. I was working up until this week. Friday was my last day. Most of my paychecks have been going towards stuff for the new baby. All we got at the baby shower is some clothes, diapers, and a winnie the pooh blanket my best friend made. I had to buy the...
    dreamingdisaster dreamingdisaster 18-21, F Oct 15, 2011

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    Caught In A Trap!

    So technically I'm not poor. I own my own house left to me when my dad died. Its a small 2 bed place that needs sooo much work that I sometimes imagine that it would be better if I just burned it down. The trouble with owning a crappy broken down house though is that its your...
    emmathornton95 emmathornton95 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    Going to starve some days

    so my son can eat healthy I hate the government stupid people!!!!
    Mamiproud Mamiproud 26-30, F Sep 11

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    Mamiproud Mamiproud 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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    The Jacket

    I bet it's nice to go where ever you want whenever you want.. I can't do that because my parents are struggling to keep a family of 8 supported... It is so hard.. And when i see something that is expansive that i want all i do is look at it wishing that i had it.. like a jacket i...
    HeartAndWings HeartAndWings 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2013

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    What Went Wrong

    I believed in the "American Dream". I grew up poor in the ghetto and always wanted out. I decided I would not raise my children in the hood. I did everything right. So, I thought. Went to College , even though I had no help from family. Met my partner. Bought a house and then we...
    Chrysalis71 Chrysalis71 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2013

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    It seriously sucks , especially

    when you want everything.
    CrushOnPhilBrooks CrushOnPhilBrooks 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Are You There Donald Trump, It's Me Emily.

    I hate being poor and I've been poor my whole life. This time, my financial situation is the worst it's ever been. I lost my job a couple months ago and I can't seem find work to save my life. I couldn't afford my car and I just had to give it up yesterday. I'm beyond depressed...
    iluvpeeps iluvpeeps 26-30 2 Responses Dec 29, 2011

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    Ugghhhh

    I hate being broke all the time. My husband works, and he pays the bills, and trust me, he reminds me of it every chance he gets. I can't work right now because of medical issues. I have tried finding a job, but this crappy town has nothing to offer. You either have to be their...
    vonniematt vonniematt 41-45, F Nov 14, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I dislike talking about this sort of thing. I suppose it is because it makes me feel weak, I don't know. I have not felt right since I was really little. I have been anxious...
    jord4567 jord4567 18-21, M Aug 21

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    It gets on my nerves, when I realise that somebody has been keeping in touch with me only because I could be useful. Most of the times I already have this feeling of being used...
    kikinators kikinators 26-30, F Aug 26

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    I'm gay. Last September, I met this guy online a week before he moves to Edinburgh to study abroad for a year. I grew fond of him almost immediately and stayed in touch with him...
    Canonea Canonea 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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    i hate being a twin. Im the ugly one. everyone choses her over me. imagine being IDENTICAL and people chosing her over you . it ****** sucks. hatebeing a twin
    whoami7 whoami7 13-15, F Sep 1

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    I hate the fact i still need to wait 4 years to drive a car. I love the fact that i dont need to work yet. I hate the fact that i have to go to school. I love the fact that i have...
    iTzzMike iTzzMike 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    Okay seriously. If your busy tell me!!! I friggin hate being ignored. Like I can't even tell you how much I hate. & especially when it comes to clueless D.A guys. You can't say you...
    Country00Girl Country00Girl 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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    It sux being here alone wit no one to tlk to...hate being alone...just lookn for sumone to make me feel good
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 20

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    I don't hate being an adult, but has anyone realized how fast your days are going by based on when your bills are due? Every week a bill is due, lol.
    MetaKat MetaKat 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Hate being ignored .. I want a sincere one around me always
    kevinmattt kevinmattt 46-50, M Aug 25

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    I hate being nice to little ***** who don't deserve it. *******....
    BrutallyHonest316 BrutallyHonest316 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I hate being skinny. There's nothing more to say about it. My friends are always telling me how I should eat more, but really I eat just as much as any person, or even more! I just...
    xgirlyx xgirlyx 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    Ok so I hate being judged in general. I would be more open about my crossdressing to people I know IRL but I'm afraid to hear there reactions and they would think differently of me...
    Poopoohead17 Poopoohead17 18-21, M Sep 3

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    I love someone, he was once my close friend, we sometimes spend our times together, swimming, bicycling, and many more. Everytime i looked at his face, i just want to say, i love...
    Freimm Freimm 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I hate being sick. Now for some reason, I've been sick (cold, flu) for past two weeks. It's so horrible. I've been few days at work and tried to live my life, but it just doesn't...
    ddaa0 ddaa0 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    I really hate being tickled.... I get violent. I literally have hurt people for tickling me. Not on purpose! But if you tickle me expect my physical reaction to be a punch, a kick...
    dazikame79 dazikame79 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I hate being bored stuck in a big city no friend hear and don't know what to do. why did I move?
    num1nat num1nat 22-25, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    So one of my best friends recently lied to me. Here's the whole story: when I met him after getting my new job, he was having some legal troubles with a DUI. I thought nothing of...
    chubbystringbean chubbystringbean 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    why you all being sooo serious here,??.,just enjoy your life that's it. :)
    Amitoohandsome Amitoohandsome 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I hate it, and i know this sounds crazy, but i hate missing school and staying in bed, almost more than i hate the actual symptoms. Dad told me this morning i wasn't allowed to go...
    bridgetdarcy998 bridgetdarcy998 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I hate the fact that I'm turning into what I hate. I hated pervs and I became one, I hate cheaters yet I became one, I hated mean people yet I became one, and I hate people who...
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M Aug 29

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    I see so many comments about how so many people stereotype and hate Americans based on our movies, tv shows and even worse our government... I.e. "way to go you arrogant americans...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Before I start, please know I try to do all I can to be a great mom to my SD. I am involved with her school/ activities, homework, I take her places, make her meals, buy her...
    MargeSimpson31 MargeSimpson31 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I am 38 weeks +3 days now. This whole pregnancy pretty much has beena nightmare come true. I never wanted another child. I sure as hell do not want to experience labor again but...
    dollhex dollhex 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    Okay so im 14 and im 5"10 and i wear a size 10. Btw im a girl. I really hate my height. Like idky other girls are like being tall is so cool n blah blah saying they wish they were...
    imbeyonce imbeyonce 13-15, F Aug 31

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    I'm exactly five feet tall and I absolutely hate it. Sure it great because you are "little and cute" but what if I don't want to be portrayed as that? Here's what it's like...I...
    LovelyLuna253 LovelyLuna253 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I don't think anybody really enjoys being yelled at, but I particularly hate everything about it. First of all, it happens a lot in my house because my mother has a very short...
    KatieRosess KatieRosess 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I hate the fact that he's not here anymore. I hate the fact that we can't talk anymore. I hate the fact that we can't think of meeting each other anymore. But worst of all, I hate...
    Moon95 Moon95 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am so sad and depressed and all I can think about is a drastic change is about to come in my life I was pregnant last year and I has these same exact feelings about my little...
    cherrikisses22 cherrikisses22 22-25 1 Response Aug 20

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    (From my other account that's being deleted) The touch of a hand on my shoulder, the contact of a kiss on my head, or the feel of a hug, I cannot bare. Not even a friendly...
    kelseytoby1337 kelseytoby1337 16-17 Sep 2

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    A big pet hate if mine being ignored... Cannot stand it... Not trying to be disrespectful to men or anything... Or cause a stir there, I know all men are different. I have had a...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    It's not that hard just to say "I'm busy", "I hate you", or "I don't want to talk to you anymore". I'd rather hear the reason no matter how hard to accept it than being ignored or...
    Rinkika Rinkika 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 25

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    I've always hated it since I was a kid being alone even though publicly I like to have somebody with me but be independent aswell even though I'm shy I always like to be around...
    Cloclo1234 Cloclo1234 13-15, F Aug 27

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    So, I am Native American and where I live there are plenty of them. Many of my friends are hispanic and to them, my race is a joke. I constantly hear how Native Americans are...
    anonn93 anonn93 18-21 2 Responses Aug 27

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