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I Hate Being Poor

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    It seriously sucks , especially

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

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    Related Experiences

    Okay first off, I'm not homeless poor but I also struggle. I'm still in high school, and I don't have a job at the time being. I feel like expressing myself right now, so if I...
    sapphireveins sapphireveins 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Why be ashamed. Disability bites but is given. Society could employ us But chooses to medicate most. For profit. Like sixty million mad scientists. Toying with our...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I am blessed to have a roof over my head, food to eat, family who supports me, and a man that loves me. Yes I may be in debt and not have much money, but I am more blessed than a...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I friggin hate being sick. Just started last night with a stuffy nose & today I've been sneezing all day & my throat hurt a little now I keep feeling the urge to sneeze & my throat...
    ForeverYoung09 ForeverYoung09 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It didn't use to be this bad. I just felt like being a guy was better, but now it's at a whole other level. I look into a mirror and I see breasts, I see a vagina, and I hate...
    WhiteSparrow127 WhiteSparrow127 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    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 1 day ago

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    I don't like being black. From my experience being black is the worst thing ever that happened to me. Black? What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    i really, really ******* hate being an introvert. maybe "introvert" isn't really the right word though, i think that something along the lines of a person who suffers from social...
    BlaRiix BlaRiix 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    I think its called monophobia. The fear of being alone. I've always just thought that it was normal, that feeling you get when you're alone. I found out recently it wasn't...
    NyBrid NyBrid 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I hate being lied to especially If i'm honest with you 24/7. If I lied to you like you lie to me, you would hate me, think about how it would feel before you constantly lie and...
    Faithlovee Faithlovee 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I hate being angry. And one of those instances is now when I get accused for something which I am sure wasn't my fault. And even if there was a chance it was my fault then why is...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I hate being lied too I'm sure everyone does so why it go on? It's the golden rule treat others the way you'd like to be treated so I expect you to not lie to me and I won't lie to...
    chickensoup17 chickensoup17 18-21, M Jul 22

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    I'm 5'1 and I hated being short all my life . I don't get it my brother is 6'1 and my younger sister is 5'4 . What happened to me !! Lol. When I was in my twenties people use to...
    romi777 romi777 31-35, F Jul 27

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    I absolutely hate being cold in bed. I am so glad to be married and we keep each other warm all night long. We both love being woken up during the night for some great hot sex...
    bethanyinusa bethanyinusa 36-40, F Aug 9

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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 2 days ago

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    I fking hate being misunderstood. It makes my blood boil, and makes me want to cry. I'm a good person, I take the time to figure out what someone is trying to say. I hear them out...
    dat1kiid dat1kiid 16-17 Jul 24

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    I hate being angry because when I am angry I sin and I feel so badly and fear I disappoint God. I always apologize to God when I calm down but I feel so guilty because the next...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jul 26

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    I hate being used by players. I always tell myself that I'll never fall for another one again and yet I do, over and over again. I feel like, to guys, I'm only good enough for sex...
    xkylie xkylie 18-21, F Jul 28

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    I hate being ignored because wen im trying to talk with someone , and they dont say say nothing . I feel like im a ghost or something , like today i try to tell my mom something...
    paola93 paola93 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    I really hate being the youngest. My family blames everything on me & constantly tells me to shut up. Like that's their favorite saying. I won't even be saying anything and my mom...
    isabellamancini isabellamancini 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    When I'm rushed just to be annoying I take even longer. I just hate being rushed so much!
    everythingwillbealright everythingwillbealright 13-15, F Aug 3

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    If you don't like me then tell me. If you don't want to talk to me tell me. If you decide I'm too broken for you to be around or that you can't stand me, tell me. I hate being...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I hate being yelled, so I help them who yelled at me by doing the oposites so they yell more until it reach the top of their lung. I tried that last time. And it works. Someone...
    sashimi9 sashimi9 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I can't be lied too. I see the truth always. It is the worst. Its like when people talk I can hear and see what's true and what's not. I got engaged recently and I'm so scared...
    seistafiesta seistafiesta 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    I hate being in school because of all the mean ****** old teachers that make you run 4 laps around the astro or write the rules out 15 times for doing something wrong... But then...
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Ugh... Have the stomach flu. Came out of NOWHERE last night... Up vomiting all night long, so achey and exhausted this morning. I feel horrible. I really hate being sick! It's...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It was a rainy day and I woke up feeling like ****. My tummy was aching like crazy and I was dizzy. I was to weak to even get out of bed. "Muum" I groaned. "Muuuuuumm!!" I couldn't...
    GingaJustice GingaJustice 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    :L Me and my step brother have had a very complicated relationship (romantic/s*x*al) in the past, but it stopped (please look at my other posts for further details on that)Anyway a...
    OtakuGirl911 OtakuGirl911 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I am tired of people giving me disgusted looks when I'm out with my Wife. People laughed at her at my sisters wake, at a company Christmas party, it goes on and on. She may not be...
    Burnoutasaurus Burnoutasaurus 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    Wow....it has been a long time since I have been on here. Some things have changed, some haven't. I am still in the same relationship...I haven't gotten brave enough to get out of...
    amarieb90 amarieb90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Life itself takes effort and wisdom; patience and self control. Some people have mastered self discipline while others are slaves to every desire even though they find themselves...
    Mirandaluvslife Mirandaluvslife 36-40, F Jul 23

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    I don't hate you. I don't hate that we failed. I don't hate myself. I don't hate that it was a mistake to marry you. But I hate that you lied to me over and over. More, I hate...
    icandoit13 icandoit13 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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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 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Everyone, even family members talk about how skinny I am. My mom and sister both have curves. Whenever I talk about trying to gain weight, my mother tells me I should be happy. She...
    Cinderellany Cinderellany 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I like my alone time now and then, but seeing a group of my (once) I think?, friends is really upsetting. And seeing the one person there who I was basically my friend and I was...
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I keep being ignored by people around me whether in skul ,home or public .I used to be able to talk cheerfully around ppl but ,after being ignored many times i became scared and...
    Appolo123 Appolo123 13-15, M Aug 14

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