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I Hate Being Poor

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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...
    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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    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...
    unhappyandmiserable unhappyandmiserable 26-30 2 Responses Dec 11, 2012

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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...
    vonniematt vonniematt 41-45, F Nov 14, 2013

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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...
    iluvpeeps iluvpeeps 26-30 2 Responses Dec 29, 2011

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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...
    dreamingdisaster dreamingdisaster 18-21, F Oct 15, 2011

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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...
    HeartAndWings HeartAndWings 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2013

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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...
    icycle icycle 22-25 Sep 9, 2013

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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...
    MTMama MTMama 31-35 1 Response Sep 17, 2012

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    So I am in Asda today and decided to have a look at the clothes, I just torment myself because I knew I didn't have the money. I went to the socks bit and found a £1 pair of socks...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    When my husband was at work being bipolar i use to sit down and run up bills on his catalogues which i know was naughty but i just could't help it. It got to a point that our...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Dec 10, 2013

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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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    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...
    whatcomesafter whatcomesafter 31-35 2 Responses Dec 30, 2010

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    My parents sometimes have these little outbursts for no reason and sometimes I get the blame for said outbursts even though I didn't do anything wrong. The only times i've...
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    Is it just me or are loads of (young) people just signing up to attack what you wrote just for the fun of it?? Some haven't even read through the whole story and based their...
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    Well, I hate being the youngest eldest one in our family. I'm almost 20 years old, and my family still treats me as if I'm 15 years old. Like for instance, my cousin had thrown a...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I've scanned through several stories, most of which I can relate to. I too, hate being a "stepmom". I'm more of a glorified babysitter every other weekend/holiday. Ya know, the...
    JustMe2209 JustMe2209 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    It is tough for me because as much as I hate being in crowded places and surrounded by too many people, I really do love going to concerts.. More crowded it can't really get, right...
    Ortolan Ortolan 26-30, F Mar 31

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    I hate being mad at other people and my self. When I get mad I get really confused because I don't want to be mad at someone and it doesn't make sense to be mad at nothing or no...
    Potter66 Potter66 16-17, F Apr 7

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    Being Alone is the suckiest feeling in the world!!! I would be stuck to someone 24-7 if I could.... People say it's not healthy.... But I say, it's the way I'm made!! I hate being...
    DeeDee32 DeeDee32 31-35 4 days ago

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    I'm a single mom of an 11th grader. I met the most wonderful guy who happens to be a father of 3. He has a 19, 15, & 12 year old. The 19 year old lives on her own. This guy...
    stepmominpgh stepmominpgh 36-40, F 10 Responses Mar 16

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    Yeah, Im a stoner. I have no problem telling people that I am, but I hate being sterotyped against. Just because I smoke doesnt mean I dont have a job. I intern for a world...
    TheVampireQueen92 TheVampireQueen92 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Why can't people stay home when they are sick? They have to come to work and spread their germs! For their selfish acts now I'm sick! I hate being sick! I haven't been sick for...
    WhoIsLiz WhoIsLiz 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I hate being desperate for love but it is such a great feeling. I wish I never had that first relationship so that I wouldn't have to deal with this ****
    Pain1374 Pain1374 18-21, M Mar 19

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    I hate being me. My husband died of ALS, Lou Gherigs disease, and has been rotting in the ground for almost 3 years. He abused me and didn't help me in my hour of need. I now have...
    justmealaone justmealaone 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I feel like every one is using me for something I hate being used
    nadirah96 nadirah96 16-17, F Mar 26

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    I really do hate being judge by people but somehow I always end up not caring about it or even pay attention about it since I don't wake up everyday to please everyone nor look...
    Acesha16 Acesha16 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I hate being sick I can never do anything
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    I hate being so tall. Most of my friends my age are shorter and I look like a giant. I have only two older friends who are taller and they are male! So that doesn't really count
    Diana14R Diana14R 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Me and my boyfriend were going through a rough patch and I missed him a lot. Most people say young people cant be in love and most of the time I agree but I love this guy to bits...
    courtneytaylor courtneytaylor 13-15, F Apr 5

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    I hate being ignored especially by the person I really like and care for. I know I sometimes I can be annoying I think but I think you should just tell me instead of me loving you...
    iloveyoutooboo iloveyoutooboo 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I Hate Being a Teenager But I still kinda Like it .
    yoyo526 yoyo526 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I love attention, so I hate when I don't get it, especially from the people I love most, I like being the center of everything and people rely on me. I like being the one who's...
    mrij mrij 22-25, F Mar 30

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    All right, I know people come on here to either wine, or try to think about nothing but sunshine and rainbows...no offense, being positive and hopeful is good for moral.... but i...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I have been with my partner since October of 2011 and love him very much. I have never been crazy about children but decided to give it a try. His son is almost 5 now and it really...
    gagnone19 gagnone19 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I have never felt beautiful in my entire 19 years. A few years ago, my cousins who I have always been close to told me I was ugly. I felt really horrible and my self-esteem...
    willneverbepretty willneverbepretty 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I have been lively lately, maybe they hate it. If they don't want to talk to me, well, I'd leave them to their own devices.
    alfredsvent alfredsvent 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    But sometimes I understand it, even though I don't do it myself, apart from by keeping silent and I've never been certain if that counts (drat my dodgy moral compass). I don't like...
    Brangwen Brangwen 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm 15 5"8 I got to school full of short girls , mainly all of my friends are short. I'm starting to have low self esteem about my self I'm taller then everyone in my class. The...
    hbutta hbutta 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I just hate the feeling of when I'm with a friend or someone I care about and they have to leave for any reason...I start to feel very heartbroken, though I don't show it on the...
    SarahBear907 SarahBear907 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    What the **** is wrong with me why do people hate me so much even my twin sister hates me why am I so unlikeable
    nadirah96 nadirah96 16-17, F Mar 26

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    I hate how my sister is trying to use me to get to my boyfriends money that's bullshit I hate when she does this she will never see a penny of his money
    nadirah96 nadirah96 16-17, F Mar 26

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    At times I really hate it. Accepting myself for who I was changed my life, but at the same time I'm scared of being this way for the rest of my life. I can't force myself to be...
    Rayonkier Rayonkier 18-21, F Mar 31

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    Ran out of room for being stabbed in my back, now haters are jabbing at my sides twisting their blades. some of these wounds weren't meant to heal But every time they send me to...
    AngelaBelievesInLove AngelaBelievesInLove 22-25, F Apr 4

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    What I hate overall about being a "step parent" is the fact that all I really equate to is a wallet.
    sobackwards sobackwards 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    it's honestly the number 1 thing i hate about myself amongst my list of things i hate. i will never be perfect and thats all i want. i starve and starve and no matter how much...
    hypnoticz hypnoticz 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Raising a child that isn't your own. Such fun! When things get tough, there are no sweet memories of them being cute because you weren't around for that part. No biological love...
    Countrychicky Countrychicky 26-30 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    People always have something bad to say about you, even when they don't even know you. and I hate how others never hesitate to believe everything they hear :)!
    Mei95 Mei95 18-21, F Mar 16

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    Not concerning love but I got rejected for the apartment I wanted really bad only $495 a month all inclusive. They had a clubhouse, computer room, and the property was overall...
    blackxrosexyuuki blackxrosexyuuki 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I hate when people stare at me because of my wheelchair. I understand your not used to seeing a teenager in a wheelchair but I would rather you ask questions than stare it just...
    Kaylamay17 Kaylamay17 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 19