The Stress Of Living Paycheck To Paycheck Is Killing Me

Hello everyone,


I hope you are all doing well considering our similar problem. I was excited (well as excited as you know you can be when you have a problem) when I found this group. I know that I am not the only one who lives pay check to paycheck but its nice to actually be in communication with those who do so I dont feel so alone. Every morning I wake up crying and worrying about how im going to pay my bills, then after I pay my bills am I going to have enough  money for gas to get me to work for the next two weeks until I get paid, oh and tolls and food. Its getting worse and worse. My bills are rising and the money is not. I was laid off in Nov and was so l ucky i was able to get my old job back but its making less money. I also had to get a new car (well used) because my  old one died. So now i have car payments and higher insurance. I just cant afford to live. Its tearing me up as well as my relationship because im always so depressed about it and stressed. I spend my time at work online looking for part time jobs which is bad because i should be working so i dont lose this job!!! I am having no luck finding part time for some reason. I had an interview that went great last weekend but no call! I cried . I alway cry anymore because i dont know what to do at this point. Im lost. Im getting so depressed.


Anyway thats me. Fun person arent i???? Thank you all for reading.



katielee102 katielee102 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 16, 2010

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It seems every person I know is living like this anymore. My friends are afraid to answer the phone or the door, never knowing who's on the other end getting ready to take away the little they have left. The separation between the haves and have nots grows larger every day. My wife and I are considering just packing up our car (before that's gone) and just taking off for Alaska and living off the land. Why not. It would be close to what we're doing now anyway. I really think that if things continue like this there is going to be an uprising in the good old US of A.

Try posting a gratitude list and a list of recent victories plus one with a list of what makes you awesome.

Totally agree with you Katie! It's just so frustrating! God bless you and your situation!