What’s Something That’s Been Eating You up Inside? Here’s What People Said.

Hey, life is tough.

And the older you get, more difficult things just seem to keep piling up.

And that’s why it’s important to speak your mind and get things off of your chest if they’re eating you up inside…and we all have those things.

Let’s get real with some folks on AskReddit.

1. My looks.

“The fact that I think I’m ugly is eating me up.

Sadly, we live in a world where people are judged by the way they look. I recently DM’d a guy wondering if he wanted to meet for coffee and I was (nicely) rejected.

The guy seems great but I feel like he said no because he thinks I’m not pretty enough. I feel lonely and feel like I need an SO in my life, What do I do?

I have this need to feel pretty but I just feel like I’m ugly and I don’t know what to do.”

2. Tough time to be a teacher.

“My teacher mom is very stressed due to online learning and I feel so guilty about it.

The fact that people think teachers are slacking off doesn’t help either.

She’s up till 2 a.m. and I feel really bad.”

3. Parents.

“I suffer from depression because of my annoying parents.

2020 is supposed to be the year to be independent, but the whole coronavirus situation with the misinformation and the political corruption taking place with my demanding studies, destroy any expectations and hopes I have.”

4. Regrets, I’ve had a few.

“Regrets. There are so many ridiculously good people in my life and I’m so, so lucky to have them, but every day I think that I’m too mean to them.

Or I’m not good enough for them. So I beat myself up and then try to get better but it always just ends up with more regrets.

I don’t know what to do but I love them all and I hope that I can stop worrying.”

5. A little help?

“How do you tell someone they are beautiful without it being weird and awkward?

Dspecially if you really like this guy, but nobody knows that. But he has seemed kind of sad lately and you just want him to know how amazing and smart, and kind and beautiful he is, and how he is almost perfect.

But also, I don’t want him to know I like him. Soo… help please?”

6. Uh oh.

“I asked my crush to be my first kiss.

I know he likes me and I’m fairly certain I like him but he said no.

How do I get over the embarrassment???”

7. A hard situation.

“After having my first baby, I realized that I have wasted the last decade with someone who didn’t want the same things as me.

I wanted children young so I could spend more years with them, I wanted to live on the coast, I wanted to pursue acting, I wanted to travel, I wanted to be able to say goodbye to my Grandma before she passed away. None of these things happened because I gave up my dreams to be with him.

I have ruined my life and I do not know how to move forward.”

8. Mixed emotions.

“I want to have children. I feel the urge to have them.

At the same time, I see the state of the world and feel envious of my parents because they’ll likely die before me and won’t see that much destruction because of the climate change.

And I feel like it’s selfish and cruel to bring more people (that I’ll care about most in the world) into it. But also everyone around is having children like it’s no big deal.”

9. Covid.

“Well, I got a COVID test yesterday.

I’m going to have the results tomorrow, and I can’t sleep, because I’m just thinking about it day and night.

I keep thinking, “I’ve taken all the precautions, but could I have it?””

10. Falling apart.

“My partner and I have been together almost 4 years. We have a condo (rental), a cat, furniture, a life together. I love him. But this relationship has become so miserable, and so toxic…

There’s nothing I can do to make him happy except to leave him alone. I’m basically not “allowed” to get emotional about the state of our relationship or he explodes and storms off. We have had the breakup conversation so many times it seems cliché.

And now it seems like things are finally at the end. He’s got a wealthy family, and if we part ways and move out, he has no worries about what will happen to his life. In fact, he’s convinced it will get better. I on the other hand send money to my mom, have ruined my credit trying to keep this household afloat (with zero recognition for it), and couldn’t get a lease again if my life depended on it.

If the relationship fails, I am next to homeless. I even dropped out of grad school 3 years ago and started working in restaurants to support us when he was unemployed. He’s talked so much sh*t to our mutual friends about me I feel like I don’t even have any anymore. It feels like my whole life is just falling apart, one step at a time.”

11. Always sick.

“Having to cancel anything most of the time (friend meetings, family gatherings, fun, trips, projects at work, life basically) due to flare ups of chronic illness.

It pains me to say “I can’t” tens of times in a row to friends and family. I’m afraid of what awaits for me in the future in terms of my illness.”

12. Feel like an idiot…

“I feel like a an idiot.

When my grandfather died my mother also lost her job so we had to move in with her friend who I love but I know she won’t be alive by 2021. My cat went to live with my friend who has cancer and got sick from the cat hair so the cat went to the mothers said friend’s son but he died a few weeks after and I lost it.

4 months later my dad died of similar cancer my grandfather did but i didn’t cry at all because was an *sshole to us, he left when I was younger after hurting us, stealing from us, and drinking too much. After his funeral I saw my family after 7 1/2 years on his side. I feel like a d*ck for crying over a cat not a day.

Also when my poor lil Dusty (Cat) died, I was at a summer 3 day 2 night trip. idk why but I had panic attacks every night and wanted to go home but my mom was at home without gas money and it was a 4 hour drive. Not too long after that my Girlfriend swallowed a handful of pills and I have nobody.

My motto is A meme a day keeps the depression away and you can’t cry if your laughing so I try to be funny all the time.

Okay, now it’s your turn.

In the comments, please open up and tell us what’s been bothering you if you feel comfortable.

We’d love to hear from you! And remember to hang in there!