How Pathetic Am I?

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I'm 47, totally busted, when I mean broke, BROKE. Can't even scrounge up change for a pack of cigs. I can't live like this anymore. I'm in a totally crap relationship. I hate it that I'm sponging off my girlfriend. I'm totally useless. Tired of looking for a job. I have absolutely NO ONE to call, no family members that care. Never tried the EASY way out but it's inevitable. I'm in a crap mood right now but rather go out with a smile on my face. I've done everything and more that I ever dreamed of. So what's stopping me, I have no balls. Used to have them but as you age you lose them. Next week is going to be some fine weather , so a ray of sunshine on my back, birthday suit packed and awy I go.


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Welcome, Gazoo. :welcome:

I (like many others here) am here to support and lend an ear as a friend. When I read posts like yours, I wish I could do more. :hug: Anyways, I'm just so pleased that you joined, and I'm deeply sorry to hear that you are in such a tough situation.

Take care,

Mr. A


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Have you tried to get SSI benefits?? If you are metally incapable to get a job then they should approve it..( I wasn't takeing a cheapp shot about your unemployment),, When they send you the letter saying so sorry..Then you geta lawyer who specialises in SSI..When he wins the case you will get a check paying you all the way back to day one when you first applied..The lawyer will take his fee out of that money..


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Welcome to SF! I am sorry you're going through such a rough time, can't be easy. Just wanted to add you're not pathetic, I understand you feel that way... I do too a lot of the time. HOWEVER you are a human being and as humans we have emotions and so we struggle at times. Please give yourself a break ok!

Are you seeing anyone for the way you feel? Do you think you could ring your G.P. and tell them? It might help for you to try an antidepressant for a bit, seriously just to lift your mood, honestly it will help... there's no magic answer for the economic climate BUT if you concentrate on being kind to yourself and feeling stronger you'll be able to look for work easier as you'll see all the good about yourself and be able to sell yourself to the prospective employers better! Do you think?

Anyway I know when we feel so down everything seems so impossible - so just know people care... we may not be at the end of a phone, but there are a lot of very REAL people here who are truly kind and caring! Please keep posting and let us know how you get on? Take care

Rooting for ya!


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Hi sound so overwhelmed there..
I wonder if you have considerd volunteering?
a way to stay busy and maybe make new connections..
would look good on your resume as well I think
take care and please reconsider your options
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