ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Life: Why is it so hard?

Updated on April 11, 2015

Why is life so hard?

Why can't life be easy?

Is there a reason things are so hard?

Are we being tested for our endurance?

Or is life just a daily routine?

Life can be beautiful

Life can be beautiful,

but often it can be sad.

We struggle with sickness,

stress and turmoil.

Life is rough

What do you do when things go wrong?

Do you bury yourself in depression?

Do you get angry and scream?

Do you just give up?

Sadness surrounds you.

What if everything falls apart.

Your family is unhappy.

Your bills are overdue.

You and loved ones are sick?

Where is the beauty of life?

How can you be strong?

When everyone is hurting.

How do you see the beauty?

When life is at it's worst.

Where is my strength?

Have I lost the ability to enjoy life?

Have the hardships destroyed my strength?

Am I getting older and can't handle stress?

What is the real meaning of life?

What would you do?

How do you handle situations

you cannot control?

What do you do when

your life falls apart?

What is your answer?

What is the answer?

Do you have a clue?

Or do you just give up hope,

and accept Life as it is?

Author's Note

I wrote this as I go through a very difficult time in my life. When you read this hub, I would like you to think of your life, what was, what is and what is yet to come. Are you happy? Is this a difficult time for your? How did you survive the hardships life has thrown at you? Did you fall into depression, act as though nothing matters any more? Or did you find inner strength to continue to face the sadness, stress and elements that make life difficult for you? As a writer and as all writers, we have emotions and feelings that are written in our words. So from one author to another, if you comment on this hub please let me know how you have handled the difficult times in your life.

Thank you



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      2 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you. I will check my insurance to see what it covers.

    • shprd74 profile image

      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Lisa, try accupressure techniques. If u want I can refer to a person in USA.

      - hari

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      3 years ago from New Jersey

      I am so sorry for your loss of your mom. Sometimes when someone loses their loved one they are afraid to be alone and so maybe that is what your father did. I understand why you are so upset, I would be too. 2015 has been a horrible year for me and my family. My 19 year old nephew died of an accidental heroin overdose. I was in the hospital in December and diagnosed with a medical problem that will have me on medication the rest of my life. Life test us and we must prevail. I hope 2016 is better for you and I. Thank you for commenting and sharing your story.

    • Kathleen Cochran profile image

      Kathleen Cochran 

      3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thanks for sharing this hub with me. It's been a difficult few years for me. Two of my three children have gone through divorces and my Mother passed away. That is universally understood as a trauma in life, but it was made more difficult by seeing my dad immediately (the first day we left him alone a week after the funeral) take up with another woman. By that I mean, they became engaged. Some things are just hard to get over. Thanks for the encouragement from this lovely hub. It is a daily choice to move on to the next chapter and stop re-reading the last few.

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      3 years ago from New Jersey

      This is so true peachpurple. We just get through it. Thanks for reading and commenting.

    • peachpurple profile image


      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Life is full of ups n downs, nothing is perfect, i have my bad days too

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      3 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Denise for reading. Yes I too have faith in God to get me through difficult times. Yes there are days I do not want to get up for fear of what other hardship I may face, however I get up and hope for the best; as we all do.

    • denise.w.anderson profile image

      Denise W Anderson 

      3 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      I find that there are good days and bad days. Some days, I wonder why on earth I got up in the morning. Other days, I am full of energy and happy to be alive. No matter what my day is like, though, I find that if I spend time on my knees in God's company, I am able to keep my perspective and choose good things.

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      3 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you always. Yes I do believe we need to tap into our inner strength to battle the hardships life presents to us. I am in the process of giving to many family members in need at this time. I will remain strong and also prayer helps me through these difficult times. Thank you for stopping by to read and comment on this hub.

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Lisa, I know we all have been down sometimes in our life, I for sure have. I seem to always come through by pulling on my inner strength. Prayer and meditation is the key. Hope is high on the list. Look around, so many people have lost their hope and expections. The best way to find happiness is to give to someone whose in need. It doesn't have to be money. Sometimes our time is more valuable. Best wishes...

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      3 years ago from New Jersey

      Yes we only have one life to live. Thank you for reading Frank. Tigrest I agree giving one aspect of life, but when do we as individual receive? Thank you for reading my hub Tigrest.

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      Lisa, life just comes once.. so no matter I'll live until I die...

    • Tigrest profile image


      3 years ago

      Hi Lisa,

      i was recently asking myself same questions - why can't we be happy? there was a great article i stumbled upon - turns out, achieving goals only brings momentary pleasure. Basically the secret of happy life is giving - doing something for others without expecting anything in return. It makes sense if you think about it :)

    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 

      3 years ago from Oklahoma

      Life is hard, but to me that's what makes the wonderful parts truly wonderful.

      Great read.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)