If you had to be honest about it, what would you say your biggest problem is right now?
Well, whatever it is, we want you to know that you’re not alone…because we’re all going through something!
Check out what folks on AskReddit had to say about this.
“Struggling to find something that makes me feel fulfilled or gives me meaning,
Started a new (good) job at a large company in the field that I want a career in and I actually contribute something pretty important to society and I thought it would make me feel good or fulfilled like I had a purpose i guess but I feel the same and I feel more lost then I ever have”
“Anxiety/OCD, realizing how much time I’ve wasted and feeling too old now to start new things, fear I’ll regret not having kids and disappoint my parents.”
“Feeling the creep of time and panicking that I’ll have nothing to show for my life. Like, nothing.
Making a last ditch effort at a grown up job and taking pre-req’s for nursing. If all goes well, I’ll graduate at 41.
But hey, the time will pass anyway, might as well take a leap at improving my situation. You are not too old to start over!”
4. Deep in debt.
“I’m 40 and had a heart attack, medical bills are k**ling me and credit card debt interests is eating me alive.
I’m about to lose everything and what worries me most is that my kid is only 4.”
“Perimenopause is hard. I look 5 months pregnant all the time.
I used to be in good shape but these hormones are wreaking havoc on my body. Self-esteem and self-confidence in the gutter.
Unfortunately I can’t seem to escape the beauty messaging ingrained in us all from such a young age.”
6. Stuck in the middle.
“I’m 15, my biggest problem is how my dad (who lives in the south) has put me into a position where I have to pick who I want to live with between him and my mom (the north).”
“I make a decent enough salary as a Union Electrician but work is slow so I feel obligated to work all the OT so I don’t get laid off (1/5 guys in my local off work for months now) and I’m ground to the nub. Ten hour days everyday and Saturdays too.
I’m kind of in the middle of an American existential crisis. I have money for everything I want but nothing is making me happy. I want more time to be at home and a different lifestyle.
I actually think I’m burned out not just from work but the consumerist lifestyle. I don’t have paid vacation and I’m not sure what the point of all this is anymore.”
“My husband just abandoned me out of nowhere and won’t talk to me and already set up a f**king Tinder account!”
9. Left out.
“I’m 61. Retired early.
All my friends are still working and really have no time for me anymore. The only person I talk to is my husband.
I’d like to have friends, but it seems like everyone wants to stay away from people.”
“I’m 17 and almost got kidnapped a few days ago and am still waiting to see what comes of the police report about it.”
11. The world’s a mess.
“27 and more and more I’m coming to the horrifying realization that I don’t really like the world, where it’s headed, the way we idolize and reward cruelty and selfishness, the way the world is just kind of… ugly.
This is not the world I envisioned living in when I was younger, and that crushing realization is a lot to come to terms with. Some days are especially difficult. Other days I wonder whether it’s worth sticking around for something I dislike so much.”
12. Having a rough time.
“Several things really. Drinking too much. Lost my brother in January. Harder to pay bills recently.
Depression. Loneliness. Being gay in rural midwest america. That about sums it up, I guess.”
“Not enough time in the day to get everything done.
Work (commute can be up to 2hrs each way) then getting home to raise 3 kids (all 6 and under) then rest/sleep.
Usually the sleep takes a hit in order to get things done.”
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