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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 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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 27, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This is a time in my life

    where the expenses are far more than the income I am getting. My wages have been delayed by 4 days due to some kind of banking issue. I have such big dreams that seem impossible now. My salary remains unchanged from when I joined this company more than a year ago. I am...
    whatthedamnhell whatthedamnhell 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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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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    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 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 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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    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 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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    Besides in real life, I hate being lied to here...I´ve left out of my circle people for lying and in such a silly way a 5 year old could tell... Men seem to believe I´m sort of...
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    It's hard enough being a part time stepmom, but it's absolutely frustrating and at times unbearable being a full time stepmom to two teens. And when husband doesn't follow through...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    so iv been up and down all day.... but iv just gone from being deliriously high and im crashing. badly. i just wanna cry and scream and run and hide all at the same time. my head...
    rachlin50 rachlin50 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    This goes out to all the EP men who toy with a girls heart in here. The men who message us, tell us how great we are, call us on the phone, even tell us you love us. And then...
    Megan41993 Megan41993 46-50, F 38 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's funny how people can judge me without walking in my shoes. My parents don't understand the anger I have built inside of me. Everytime I sit down, I think about the past and...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I hate that grown men look at me in a sexual way( I look 12 to most people). Being catcalled makes me feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, unsafe and vulnerable . I hate that some boys...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Hey everyone I'm new here. I have no children of my own, but I am engaged to someone with three daughters. We have been together for more than 6 years. He has three daughters who...
    stepmom2be1990 stepmom2be1990 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hello I'm new but I really do need advice. I never thought I'd be a stepmom and I hate being one. I dated a guy and already knew he had a daughter from a previous relationship. He...
    AsianBlonde AsianBlonde 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I enjoy cooking just for me and watching a good movie alone. I hate when I'm in the same room with someone and feel completely alone, this only seems to happen when I'm in some...
    berntoblack berntoblack 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    I hate when someone reject me for another one. It actually increase my ego problem and then I hate to talk . I don't like to give importance because when I do people show me their...
    akeera18 akeera18 22-25, F a week ago

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    I hate being a stepmom! I am tired of wasting my life and time raising someone else's child. I sit in the house all day bc I had to be available to babysit when his daughter got...
    amlesa amlesa 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 26

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    BrokenAngel38 BrokenAngel38 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I just hate being lied to especially in a relationship don't tell me you love me if you don't💔😣😢😡
    Jones62 Jones62 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 25

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    I'd hate being a step mom If I ended up in such an unlucky position. That's why I don't date someone with extra baggage from a previous relationship. The Mommy drama. The Kid...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    Okay it's not touch itself since I'm okay with a handful of my relatives being near me and two people that I'm completely comfortable with touching me (which I really enjoy). It...
    RogueBarroness RogueBarroness 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    For example, my boyfriend forced me to meet his mother and brother once. It was probably the most uncomfortable hour of my life. Everyone at the table just ignored me. I couldn't...
    cairah cairah 22-25, F Jul 23

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    can you like stop saying what you think i want to hear as i hate being lied to because i know its not the truth because what i want to hear is the truth so don't act like a mind...
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I really hate being ignored... if you don't want to talk to somebody just be upfront about it instead of acting like a child and not saying anything
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I don't like being lied to especially when I'm close you and trust you and are always honest to you bc I expect the same curtsy. The worse is when I ask if your lying and you lie...
    Alex288837359 Alex288837359 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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