It’s been said that everyone out there is fighting a secret battle. It could be health-related, it could be depression, sadness, rage, money troubles, love troubles, etc. The point is that everyone is dealing with something.
AskReddit users shared the private battles they are currently enduring.
Remember to be kind to everyone and help people out whenever you can. You never know what people are going through.
“My mother has weeks or months left… Doctors aren’t optimistic, but this is indeed my last holiday with her.”
2. Still haunted.
“My mom died unexpectedly in December of 2011.
I am haunted by all the ‘what ifs’, ‘should haves’, and ‘never agains’.”
3. Torn apart.
“Honestly….depression. Cancer has literally torn my family apart. I lost my biological father, my stepfather, 2 aunts and numerous cousins to it. My daughter doesn’t have it but she stays sick, a lot.”
4. Hang in there!
“Diagnosed with 2 different types of cancer this year. And surgery, radiation. Starting to recover and figuring out what life will be like from here on out as I turn 40 in 3 months.”
5. A dark abyss.
“Trying to continue life with my daughter gone. I miss her so much every day. I’m fighting the guilt that’s constantly eating me alive because I didn’t protect her. I should’ve been more watchful but I failed my sweet baby. Life is nothing but a dark abyss without her and I’m not sure I’ll ever see light again.”
6. Staying clean.
“Going through methadone treatment while my two brothers are still using drugs. I’m clean now but it’s still a tough battle, especially because we live together.
I appreciate all the support and kind words reddit peeps. I’m in the middle of tapering down already, 30 mg left, and if anyone is facing a similar struggle just know YOU CAN DO IT! You’re the master of your own destiny.”
7. My psychosis.
“Psychosis. I’m under immense pressure to try and seem normal, to laugh like I’m normal and react and talk and socialize like I’m normal. But it’s hard when I’m hearing and feeling things that aren’t real, or when I believe things that make other people get weirded out. I feel like I’m at constant war with my head and I want so hard to just seem well-adjusted, and to not be fucking annoying all the damn time.”
8. Looking for a job is demoralizing.
“Currently dealing with unemployment and trying to stay positive in the sea of rejection letters. Luckily, I have an interview coming up but that is stressing me out because I don’t what I’m going to do if that doesn’t go well.”
9. Still grieving.
“It’s been a while since my husband died and no one talks about him anymore, it’s as though he never existed but I still grieve for him every single day.”
“I just wish I existed outside of my own fucking head. Attempts at reaching out met with indifference feels like contempt after so long. .
3 people I love have died in the last year. I feel so fucking alone.
Nobody is having an easy time and I can barely think of anything positive, and when I do and share it, indifference is what I’m met with.
It’s exhausting. I don’t want to do this anymore for no reason.”
“I have a baby with serious health issues who will likely have disabilities.
There are a lot of other things along with that situation.
Sprinkle in my own anxiety disorder / depression… Struggling mightily with life right now.
I don’t see it getting better. This is my new reality.”
12. A shell of my former self.
“Depression, Anxiety, PTSD.
Car accident at 16 left me clinically dead and in a coma. Massive anxiety from that along with PTSD.
Last year I lost my S/O because of a drunk driver.
I have horrific nightmares about both incidents. I’m a shell of my former self.”
13. This is sad.
“I want to kill myself, but I’m the only person who gives a crap about and helps my disabled friend in another state who is routinely abused and taken advantage of.
I mean, I guess I also don’t want to hurt my parents, but they should have thought ahead before reproducing when they knew how fucked-up their heads were. But my friend never asked for a neurological disorder. She doesn’t deserve to suffer alone.”
14. He doesn’t need to know.
“My kid is dying. Incurable, fatal disease. My wife and I decided to tell no one, not even family, because at that point our little boy will find out, and why does he need to know? He just needs to be a little boy and enjoy the life he has.”
“The girl i thought i was gonna marry broke up with me. I’ve been going through a faith crisis which has always been huge for me. I just feel so broken and lonely…”