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I Hate Being Poor

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    It seriously sucks , especially

    when you want everything.
    CrushOnPhilBrooks CrushOnPhilBrooks 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I am a newly wed, and my husband has three kids (11yrs, 2 yrs, 11 months) with two other women. I have a 2 yr old from a previous relationship (whose "real" dad has never been...
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    i hated it and i hate it now..this sickening pain and throbbing veins..syomach churing in vomiting rising in my chest anf thos dark night
    snuffal snuffal 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My story isn't quite like everyone else.. we live about 300 miles away so we only get the "princess" during the summer but that is a few months of my house being taken over and...
    EvilStepMom33 EvilStepMom33 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I hate it when I send someone a message and they read it and don't even try to get back to me, or just being ignored in general.
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I hate how black people are treated. We get no jobs. We look the ugliest. We get mocked all over the world. It's like god made black people just to get bullied and treated like...
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This is going to be very long winded and I'm posting this because I need to vent and need to know who else is going through something similar and how they're handling it. Here goes...
    Kristy37 Kristy37 36-40, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate the arrogance with which people declare that they know exactly who I am. I just came back to my hometown from college and I have changed a lot. In particular, I have become...
    puppywoof puppywoof 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate being a step mother!!! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I know that blending families is a hard thing to do, and I love all of my children. I am tired of feeling wrong...
    Wzv63w Wzv63w 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Damn hate being bored anyone up to chat message me
    dom8869 dom8869 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I am ashamed of being part the male gender. Most offenders that relates to sexual offences(including **********) is mostly male. At least not all males are like this, including me...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    IDK why he has to lie to me about things I'm not dumb he has lied in the past and still continues to lie even now. I have been lied to so many times in my life by a few ex...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate being lesbian because my parents are extremely homophobic and i hate i always fall in love with women i can never have. :( :(
    Iloveowl Iloveowl 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My husband and I have been married for almost three years. We have been together for just about seven years. I love him dearly. We are undoubtedly soul mates. People go years and...
    mottkat mottkat 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi I would like to vent a little bit.I Hate getting treated like I am stupid in front of my spouse friends and in laws.They treat me like I am garbage or treat me like I am stupid...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 a week ago

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    I hate to look at myself in the mirror... I don't feel worthy of anything
    auburngirl52 auburngirl52 51-55, F a week ago

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    In my childhood, I cry easily. My mom hate it, she told me to stop crying. Crying is only for babies. I'm not a baby anymore. I know the way she said that to make me independent...
    yumemi yumemi 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    when you have insomnia, and other people are moody, etc and they blame it on being "tired", Really?? Tell me about it! So Am I, but I dont use it as excuse to be moody/bitchy, etc...
    EllenRB EllenRB 46-50, F Jun 25

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    Absolutely hate being sick. Hurting and running fever and it bites.
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    so if you don't know me please don't judge or hate me and so far people has welcomed me and I'm thankful for that :)
    AdorableBubz AdorableBubz 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    People will lie about anything these days. So pathetic! No one knows how to just be who they truly are anymore. So annoying bc I'm nothing if not honest, open, and REAL and I feel...
    FightingForHappiness FightingForHappiness 31-35, F 9 Responses Jun 22

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    Am 5'6 and I just hate it! I used to get teased allot sometimes I still do and I just feel there's nothing left of me cause am useless. I cry thinking that if I had a choice I...
    Kadeez Kadeez 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I hate being lied to if I ask something just be honest that is all
    hornywife18 hornywife18 31-35, F 12 Responses Jun 22

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    First, I would like to say that I wish I had found this group prior to even getting involved with a man with kids!!! I would have ran so fast the other way. I'm 36...I have a...
    Dddsss123 Dddsss123 36-40 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I absolutely hate it, if you don't want to talk to me just say it instead of blanking me!! Also I hate it when your talking and you send them a message back and they don't reply...
    KD126 KD126 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 20