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I Hate Being Poor

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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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    Being a college student.

    I'm sooo broke and it sucks.. I remember when I was in highschool and had a job and had so much money in the bank. Average of atleast 600-700$ a month.. Now I have like $60 in my bank right now.. ahhhhh what is life.
    youchewy youchewy 18-21, M Oct 25, 2014

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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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    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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    Someone gave me food today on the way to work

    walking. I must look homeless. I didn't refuse because I didn't have any food or real money today, so yay?
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2014

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    When I was 6 years old my father wasn't doing

    well but I didn't feel it Life was simple without any problems But when I became 12 years old I felt like depressed My friend were very rich but I wasn't as wealthy as they When I was 15 I started working secretly I know korean well so I went to for sightseing a lot ,in that...
    Stevejons Stevejons 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

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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 hate being poor... I hate it

    when I have to save my money for my next week allowance... I hate it when we don't have any television or dvd...I hate it when we have no money to buy new things... I have only one pair of Sunday bag and I use it for two years... I hate it when I need to give my one and only...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 1, 2014

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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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    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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    I hate this life and the holidays are worst

    since I am on my own. Thats right, I have to save enough money to get a meal and help another family. But in reality, if your at the bottom (I am) of life list of people, your screwed.
    Unknown1047 Unknown1047 18-21, M Nov 25, 2014

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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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    It seriously sucks , especially

    when you want everything.
    CrushOnPhilBrooks CrushOnPhilBrooks 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    I hate being alive.....i hate that i have to get up every day to just suffer through every day with a fake personality and fake emotions...i hate that i cant even kill myself...
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    I hateeee being skinny. I'm im track and I'm so insecure about showing my legs at meets . My cousin doesn't help she's on the track team and she always has to make a comment about...
    anaaaa188 anaaaa188 18-21, F 1 Response May 16

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    I hate hate hate being a boy. I wish and wish and wish i was born a girl or i can change my gender into a girl. I am a girl trapped in a guy's body which sucks. I hate life like...
    Pinkygir Pinkygir 16-17, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I try to shy away from this experience, but I can't deny the truth. It's not necessarily the fact that I hate being ugly. It's the fact that humans are repulsed by my appearance. I...
    Answerswouldbenice Answerswouldbenice 31-35, M 2 Responses May 12

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    i hate it so much. its the worst curse in this world. all these other races dont know how i lucky they are. they are not darkskin and ugly and have no assets. i hate being black so...
    ineedhelp122 ineedhelp122 18-21, F 2 Responses May 17

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    I have been heavy my entire life, except when I was 15. My grandparent were harsh, my grandfather would call me a pig in Greek all the time, tell me im lazy because I was smart but...
    ImOnlyMe84 ImOnlyMe84 26-30, F May 17

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    I despise myself for being so weak, and for showing my weakness to other people. I thought that it was for my best. I thought that it can help me personally, so they can help me...
    ilovesakura ilovesakura 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Today has been a pretty rough day, as we're in the middle of a move. I got hit so hard in the with the boat trailer (the tired were flat, so we had to put it in the back of the...
    AgentSean AgentSean 18-21, M 2 Responses May 3

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    I hate being called (or people insinuating that I'm) worthless, or will never be good enough.
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 May 3

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    Kinda frustrated at this point. It seems like no one cares. I absolutely hate being ignored and stuff. Is that wrong? It sounds bratty, but I guess that's because I always used to...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 3 Responses May 6

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    I hate being grounded, its so boring, anyone fancy chatting on yahoo? i'm on as same name. so there goes my weekend grrrr :( Toni (almost 19yo f in uk)
    dancingToni95 dancingToni95 18-21, F 3 Responses May 7

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    I hate being ignored as you try and ask people to come out then they don't bother sending you a message. I was meant to go out with a girl today but could get hold of her.
    thefilmguy thefilmguy 22-25, M 2 Responses May 9

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    by ANYONE . I mean I am saying anyone and anything ok ? And I hate being judged and misunderstood.
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    I hate being proved wrong.
    vncvmfvrtvble vncvmfvrtvble 18-21, F May 11

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    I hate being sick my stomack is hurting and I don't feel good
    jamesb2244 jamesb2244 22-25, M 1 Response May 12

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    God I hate being sick....life is a fu*king bi*ch..
    CanadianBunny CanadianBunny 16-17, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I Hate being asked irrelevant questions like, why are u soo quiet, why did u move out technically any Question that needs some reason behind it. Especially by peers. Like what will...
    NamzyNayNay NamzyNayNay 16-17, F May 17

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    I think I hate being yelled at because I didn't have a family that yelled. I know other people that had had alot of yelling in their family and now it's no big deal them. To me it...
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F 4 Responses May 18

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    I hate being alive having to deal with bullies
    lonelybutfriendly lonelybutfriendly 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I hate being lied to, especially over small things. It's just so stupid. For example, telling me you can not talk one day because you won't be on and you'll be busy, yet you come...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Had it a few times and they refuse to believe the truth. Even if you haven't done it in the past. It's so hurtful and hateful. They insist you're lying and they don't apologize...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 7 hrs ago

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    I hate how just because I'm blonde people mis judge the fact that I do have intelligence. & including also that I'm a pisces, which the world makes us look like the idiots.
    harryhxrry harryhxrry 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    When I'm ignored and when I'm I regret all the times and for all the ones I've ever ignored. I try not to ignore ppl give them more chances but I'm still being ignored.
    darkblue0909 darkblue0909 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    My mother and father were ignorant and poor. My dad died in debt, had nothing. I had to struggle in school to just pass no matter how hard I tried. I have had nothing but lousy...
    emmellw emmellw 41-45, M May 12