depression, money matters

depression, money matters. sad over lack of money, - money matters, depression over the lack of money
@maiax2k6 (535)
Philippines
June 19, 2007 3:59am CST
do you ever feel depressed when you're broke, don't have money, or when your bank account is depleted. because i do. i become blue and weak. anxiety gets me that i become irritable and emotional and helpless. but when i do have cash, i feel joyful and light, so that even i don't eat during mealtimes, i don't feel hungry at all. bad as it may sound, but it's like money feeds your security. do you feel the same way as i do?
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@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
25 Jun 07
i don't feel depressed but i stay home when I'm broke.that's when you know i'm broke.do you live alone?i understand why you feel depressed when you're broke.do you have savings?
@maiax2k6 (535)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
i have three kids still dependent on me, i manage all of them being in school yet. no, i don't have savings. everything goes to their needs, i hardly have extra for myself. sometimes it's good thinking that you're working for your children. sometimes it's frustrating to think you also have needs but has to make a priority.
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• Malaysia
29 Jun 07
your kids will repay you when they've graduated.for now,don't worry too much;)
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
20 Jun 07
I feel better when I have money too. When I don't have money, it makes me more anxious. It's hard right now, because we are in debt. But we are both working very hard to pay everything we can to the debt, and my husband is taking on extra shifts, so this makes us feel a better. When we work more, we feel more in control of our finances.
@boss65 (14)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I know where your coming from...my check has to be streched further than mr. fantastic of the fantatic four...however i found a site that helps put an extra bit of cash into my pocket every month...it's not making me rich but it helps...if interested let me know and i'll get the details over to you
@maiax2k6 (535)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
that's nice having double, triple income. it also feels good to be working for our possessions. good thing for you too. :)
@psyche49f (2512)
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
I agree...when one is broke, it really dampens one's spirit. Have tried the experience many times, and it simply is depressing not to have money at all. It's as if the world stops, you become useless and irritable. Imagine, walking in the streets with nothing in your pocket...that's really ridiculous, but true. It can tear down your spirit, can cause so much anxiety over where to get food for the next meal. Have tried that when my children were small, and looking back, I think I became I stronger person, more wiser...I learned how to save for a rainy day.
@maiax2k6 (535)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
yeah,'it can really tear you down'. i'm glad to hear you're better off now. it inspires me to think this isn't a permanent situation.
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@psyche49f (2512)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
He. he,...not really better off, but not anymore stripped down to zero...that's right..it could just be temporary...
@dheaja (172)
• Indonesia
19 Jun 07
I've never get depressed though I almost have no money. Maybe it's b'coz I'm still lìving with my parents so I've never really worried about financial. I think you should deposite your money and make a financial planning so you won't get depressed by financial issue.
@boss65 (14)
• United States
21 Jun 07
if your looking for a way to make some extra money and not get rich quick please respond...I am broke from time to time and this really helps
@maiax2k6 (535)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
that's an easy suggestion from someone who isn't living independently yet. you're lucky by far, so enjoy the time while you can. :)
• United States
25 Jun 07
sometimes, but i have a pretty stable finance (im not irch though)
@maiax2k6 (535)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
good for you! good job! :)
• United States
19 Jun 07
There are only three things that get me down in the dumps: 1. Being broke, as you're talking about. 2. Getting into an arguement with my partner. 3. Losing a loved one. Not necessarily in that particular order, however. So, I completely understand how you feel. I work 40 hours a week minimum and sometimes that paycheck doesn't seem to make it until the next check comes in and it just makes me so down. I can't go anywhere or do anything and I feel as though it's all my fault. I feel like there's something more that I could be doing when, in reality, that isn't the truth.
@maiax2k6 (535)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
i don't really think that it's my fault rather i tend to blame the government :) for not giving enough salaries to government employees like me, i feel that it has very little respect for the common worker who works hard amidst the increasing prices of commodities. and then if you make side line, business isn't really good. the small-scale businessman isn't very much protected. it's very difficult to make money against the many expenses we have tospend everyday.