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Why does life always seem like a struggle?

  1. moneyfairy profile image61
    moneyfairyposted 4 years ago

    It just sucks when I work my butt off and never seem to get ahead...just constantly struggling.....Sometimes it feels like it's not worth it anymore.... I hate being in poverty.... I hate being constantly behind....
    I have tried thinking positive, praying, vision boards etc...but it gets really old when nothing manifests....It makes one wonder if there is a God or some form of higher power??? I'd like to beleive it but when nothing appears it's very disapppointing.
    Have you ever experienced these feelings?
    Anyone have any suggestions?

    1. peeples profile image87
      peeplesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think I have been feeling those same feelings since I was a little girl. I hate to say it but as an adult the one thing that has kept me sane is knowing that others have it worse. I have been feeling this way a lot lately. We handed over $10,000 down to owner finance a home, just to find out last month that the owner was being foreclosed on. Not one dime of our money went to the mortgage he had. In one year I was in a bad car accident, my husband was diagnosed with trigminal neuralgia, went on temp disability, went back to work and was "laid off" a week later, our business that we've had for 7 years was ruined in one weekend thanks to a crappy employee, and now we are facing eviction even though we have paid our payments. Trust me I KNOW what the feeling of never getting ahead feels like. I stay sane because I know that my children need me to and that there are others out there that are far worse off than me. So I am thankful for what little will be left if the bank does evict us. I look for whatever good I can find.

      1. moneyfairy profile image61
        moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        peeples: OMG I am so sorry to hear about your business. I too am self employed so at  least all I have is me to blame if anything goes wrong. I work with alot of seniors and they eventually die and I have to perpetually start over and keep advertising etc.... but any service business takes alot of work to build up. So it ebbs and flows but since the recession it has been a real struggle. I am in the process of moving into a friends basement within the next 2 mo. just so I can save some money to pay for dental bills etc.... So I owe I owe it's off to work I go...or at least when I have work smile.
        Your situation sounds horrible but you have such a positive attitude in the midst of all of it. Good for you!!!! I just have to have faith and believe things will get better.

    2. Zelkiiro profile image85
      Zelkiiroposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to Capitalism!

      1. moneyfairy profile image61
        moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Zelkiiro!

  2. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 4 years ago

    I'm so sorry for both of you and your misfortunes.
    Life is supposed to be hard...as I was taught from an early age.
    If it were easy, then we wouldn't appreciate anything we have.
    Some of us have it too hard, for sure.
    Good luck with your future endeavors..things have got to turn around since you've suffered so much.

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you so much Stacie I sure hope so really soon!!!! thank you!!!

  3. peeples profile image87
    peeplesposted 4 years ago

    money, I just wanted to thank you for posting this thread. I have had a rough couple weeks and I almost NEVER talk about it. I never want people to feel bad for me or anything because I am pretty happy most of the time no matter the crap that goes on. For some reason reading your post last night and typing out my person feelings made me feel a little better, just by putting it out there. I guess I needed to acknowledge it all in my own brain. Thank you!  I really hope you begin to have things easier soon!

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      me too thanks!!! Yes it does your soul good to allow yourself to feel what you are feeling without any judgment and express it however you like. Freedom of speech is great isn't it. I too was a little afraid of being judged but then I didn't care I just needed to put it out there and see if others were struggling too and how they were dealing with it. Thank you for being brave too and all the best in restarting a new thriving business!!!!

      1. anidae profile image79
        anidaeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Life gets ugly at times and I feel the pain your are experiencing right now. I have had things go well and I have experienced poverty in my lifetime. The only thing that I could count on was my faith in Jesus Christ and our Father in heaven who promises that he will never leave us or forsake us ---ever. He doesn't say that we will never have troubles. It is a certainty that we will have problems to deal with. I agree you need to cry out about your suffering and I believe you should have a good CRY and a fantastic pity party like I do when trauma lands in my lap. However, DON"T STAY in that frame of mind very long. The more complaints you talk about ---the worse it gets. I can only tell you how I have been successfully improving my circumstances---and that talking about how my finances and my job and my home life have improved everyday( even when it was BAD). At first, nothing changed but the more I sincerely prayed and the more I thanked God that everything in my life was improving---I had opportunities come my way---my finances improved little by little and other areas improved. Removing negative thoughts and actions, as well, as forgiving everyone who has hurt me or my family opened the way for good things to happen. To wake up each day expecting good things to happen to me and my family has made a huge difference in my life, I do believe that you can turn your circumstances around and that you will overcome all the trauma in your life. BELIEVE THAT THIS SITUATION IS TEMPORARY AND THERE IS A NEW DAY AHEAD.

        1. moneyfairy profile image61
          moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          anidae: Thank you for sharing your personal beliefs and feelings on the matter. It just seems like a dark void at the moment but like they say this to shall pass or I will which ever comes first. smile