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I Hate Being Poor

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It seriously sucks , especially

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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...
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    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 21 hrs ago

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    Here goes. I hate being treated like a mental case or someone who actively needs attention and help. I talk to people about my thoughts and ideas, not necessarily my beliefs, and...
    ImagineA ImagineA 16-17 Jun 27

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    I hate being ignored 😑 😕 all I want is to talk to you the least you can do is listen 😑 being ignored is hell to me
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    Hate being this tired and can't sleep when it's too warm arghhhhhh 😕😕😕
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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...
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    Yes I hate being greedy but it's my roomate he's put me through so much and he has pushed me to my limits and said some really mean things to me should I share my food?
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    I hate being lied to, but I lie all the time.
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    Allan856 Allan856 31-35, M Jul 7

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    i hate being rejected , makes me feel worthless , thats why i turn into a complete ******* when it happens , it somehow makes me feel better
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    I really hate being sick. I have been sick since Thursday night. The other night I was rushed to ER they gave a shot and some antibiotics. To yesterday afternoon I was on EP...
    SummerLove16 SummerLove16 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I hate being ignored by the people that I care about and that claim they care about me. I don't really mind so much if a stranger, someone that I just meet, or someone that I'm...
    Olivia2014 Olivia2014 31-35, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    I hate being bored all the time. No matter how hard I try I still end up bored.
    eliam14 eliam14 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Especially by people claiming they want a 'normal friendly conversation' but then just ignore you when you try and talk to them -.- People who claim to hate being ignored and then...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I hate being skinny!! I wish I was a little bigger! People drive me up the wall when they tell me that I need 2 go eat a sandwich! Ur like a twig! Do u ever eat?! I don't know y I...
    fashion14 fashion14 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I only hate being in schools because I have a school shooting fear. It's sad that people including myself can't even feel safe at a place that was safer then your own homes at one...
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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 1 day ago

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    Hate Being Judged By People That Dont Even Know Me grow up
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    It is a burden and a blessing at the same time. The burden is the constant harassment. The nasty things men say. Crap the nasty women say to me. The gross stares men give me. Women...
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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 1 day ago

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    I hate it. I hate it with a passion. My entire family looks down on me because of who my mom is. It's not fair that everyone assumes I'm going to grow up to be **** because of her...
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