Sometimes tension and stress build up so much that I feel like I am suffocating. I try to use coping mechanisms, but often remain depressed anyway. I have a relatively supportive family, though few, if any real friends. I am depressed about my current financial situation, being at a job that is "below" my educational background, though I am truly happy to have a job. No boyfriend or kids of my own. I just feel like crying a lot, though I usually keep it all in. I am just so confused and lonely and sad. People say that things will get better, but they don't. If anything, things just get worse as I get older. I don't want to live this way anymore.