It’s time for some real talk, folks…
Because today we’re going to hear from AskReddit users about their biggest problems in life…
It might not be pretty, but it’s going to be authentic.
Let’s see what they had to say!
1. What’s the hold-up?
“The job I was hired at, still hasn’t given me a start date.
And my saved money is really starting to run thin.”
2. Trying to cut back.
“I drink too much and need to lose weight.
I only drank 3 times in February and I’ve increased my daily walks so I’m working on it!”
3. Stressed out.
“I had the same salary between 2019 and 2022 and I just kept getting poorer and poorer, as the buying power of my salary dramatically decreased.
In 2023 I got a $10k raise, from getting a new job with 1000% more stress and responsibility. However, I only feel slightly better off than I was at the beginning of 2019.
It’s incredibly depressing.”
4. Always sick.
“My kids won’t stop getting sick.
They’re missing so much school.
It’s like their bodies have decided to just alternate weeks with different respiratory viruses.”
5. Seems impossible.
“Saving for a house; it seems impossible, even on 2 incomes.
Also, the amount of people in the same boat as me is extremely depressing. Something has to change.”
6. All alone.
“I’m 55, live alone, work 100% from home, and have no friends or family.
7. In pain.
“My mobility is impaired due to back pain.
It’s hard for me to go up my stairs and hard for me to walk very far.”
“My mom d**d last month from a stray bullet in front of me and I am not doing well.
I’m 31, unemployed and having to pick up my life when I would rather just give up.”
“I’m 20 and have no idea what i want to do and how.
All the jobs I ever wanted are low income ones and the other jobs i want are extremely difficult to learn and do. It’s stressing. I also don’t plan on getting married or having kids at the moment and im scared to imagine how I’ll live till old age but i also don’t want to get maeried or have kids just so someone can bring me a cup of water when im not able to.
Thinking about future instantly makes me depressed but i have to think about it right now or else i will be stuck on my s**tty low income jobs for another decade and then regret not figuring shit out sooner.”
“My mother has dementia, but she doesn’t know it.
She lives alone and is able to function on some level, but not without a lot of help. I am her only helper. I visit her daily and I listen to the same old tired stories about who wronged her in her life or who was perceived to have wronged her.
She can’t remember that I visited the day before, but she can remember the smallest “slight” from 40 years ago. She won’t join us for holidays because my five year old granddaughter with autism chose someone else to sit beside for dinner three years ago. And because she wasn’t disciplined for that. So she stays at home alone and blames me for it. It’s. Just. So. Damn. Tiring.
She’s driven away all of her friends because of one perceived slight or another. I am the only one she has left, but only because I swallow my pride and take her abuse when she blasts me for a perceived slight. I don’t argue with her because I keep telling myself, “it’s not her… it’s the disease.” I miss my mother – at least the one that I’ve know all of my life.
I am actually looking forward to the day when she can no longer function on her own and has to go to assisted living. And I feel guilty about it.
We are all living longer now than we were just a few years ago. But the medical advances we’ve seen recently for our physical bodies just gives us more time to develop mental issues. My father passed away because his body gave out, but I always knew even to the end that he loved me. It is much much harder to endure this mental decline.”
“I’m 33 and I am…lonely?
I have an incredible wife and three great kids. Solid, fulfilling job. No unmanageable medical concerns. I’m as successful as I care to be.
But I have no friends. Or family outside of my wife and kids.
It weighs on me.
That nobody thinks about me or likes me. That I’m unlikeable or unworthy in some way.
Some days it leaves me really sad and I just can’t cope.”
12. Rotting away.
“Out of a few major issues I can point out I know that one of my problems right now is self h**red.
I’m able to recognize the symptoms from what my actions tend to be. I’m 22 and I can’t get out of bed unless it’s for work or other unavoidable thing that comes up. I am slowly rotting away.”
13. No direction.
“And I think my biggest problem right now is not knowing what direction to go in life, and when I do decide a path it leads me into more problems like debt, heartbreak, misunderstandings, and feeling worthless and unaccomplished .
Umm I have family who I feel the need to break free from, I feel I’ve always been in everyone else’s shadows since I was young. I have no idea who I am, what I stand for, and I don’t have healthy relationships at all. I want to work on this but it makes me uncomfortable or uneasy to talk to people at all.
I always feel like I’m a bother, no one understands me, or I’m not worth their time to listen to. Ive always felt out of place and I’ve always been trying to find my people that gets me and people that opens my mind to differences.
When I’m not at work I spend every waking moment on social media, when deep down I feel like im supposed to be doing something bigger or greater.”
“I work really hard and a lot, I don’t spend on things I don’t need, and I’m making progress in my career, but every month I’m struggling to have anything left over after paying my bills.”
Now it’s your turn.
Tell us what your biggest problem is in the comments.
We’d love to hear from you!