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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 10:05 PM
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34. No, you aren't alone...
I feel the same way you do. My husband and I both have graduate degrees, and we didn't work that hard, or spend that much on our education to struggle like we are now. We waited to have kids so that we could provide a nice home for them, and now here we are trying to stretch every penny. Just the increase in our health insurance premiums have been enough to create a financial strain.
I guess I still feel fortunate though. Heaven knows there are plenty out there that simply AREN'T making it right now, and with the increase in heating costs this year a lot of folks are going to be pushed past the breaking point.
I feel sad and angry as well, and I will readily admit that, at least to a degree, part of it comes from feeling frustrated about my own situation. I feel a lot of helplessness and worry about what the immediate future holds not just for our family, but for all of us. How bad are things going to get?

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