Feeling Trapped


#1

Has anyone experienced feeling trapped by one's circumstances for an extended period of time?


#2

Completely! I have been without a job since July and before that I went from March 2007 to this February without a job. I am 27 years old and I feel stuck because I'm still living with my parents. I want, more than anything, to move out on my own and finish my degree. I continue to look for a job and apply but nothing happens. There are times where I feel like my prayers go unanswered and I get angry and upset because of what I would really like to do. :(


#3

[quote="DaughterOfMary6, post:2, topic:220696"]
Completely! I have been without a job since July and before that I went from March 2007 to this February without a job. I am 27 years old and I feel stuck because I'm still living with my parents. I want, more than anything, to move out on my own and finish my degree. I continue to look for a job and apply but nothing happens. There are times where I feel like my prayers go unanswered and I get angry and upset because of what I would really like to do. :(

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I'm pretty much in the same situation as you. I've had a job the past two some years, but it's only part time. I'm same age and living with my parents. I've been praying for a job to open up but nothing happens.

I wish you the best in your own endeavors.


#4

I have felt that way before. It took me several months to find a job. I also have to live with family for now. It can be difficult, but do not give up. :heaven:


#5

I'm in the middle of a divorce and moved back in with my parents. I just started school (Masters) again and will not be looking for a job until after I finish school - so I also won't be moving out until I finish school and get a job. So I have just gone from being a married woman and the main bread winner to being a divorcee and making nothing and living with my parents - not to mention the car accident I had nine months ago left me with a head injury I am still getting treated for.

Here is what I have learned. I got sick of hearing offer up your sufferings. I learned that when I can properly learn to love other people and give of myself regardless of the pain I am in and use this cross to help others nd to teach then I am properly uniting myself to him. Better to be the one on the Cross next to Christ that will be meeting Him in Paradise because I am able to reconize Him for who He is than to be the other thief that condemns Him even in the last moments.


#6

i've also felt trapped, not due to any one thing but due to a group of factors. None of them monumental when considered individually, but taken together they've left me feeling... powerless is the only word I can think of, it doesn't describe it accurately, but it's the closest thing I can think of. Thinks such as work and family situations and the demands made upon me by various other situations have contributed. Sometimes i still feel this way.


#7

[quote="Madaglan, post:3, topic:220696"]
I'm pretty much in the same situation as you. I've had a job the past two some years, but it's only part time. I'm same age and living with my parents. I've been praying for a job to open up but nothing happens.

I wish you the best in your own endeavors.

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Mine's just the opposite. I have a job, but I'm one of only two programmers, one of whom has more responsibilities, kind of like a lead programmer (no one wants to work for the State anymore, apparently. :shrug: You would think with this economy, people would be wanting any employment). I also live with my parents (disabilities being a part of that and I don't drive - plus the rent around these parts is atrocious! - how does $1000 - $2400 a month suit you?). So, I'm kind of stuck in more ways than one. There hasn't been a programmer hired in 6 years (I was the last).

That makes it a bit difficult in discerning religious life. I sort of feel obligated now since they have trouble finding people. They're literally scraping the bottom of the barrel now. I would feel awkward leaving them with just one programmer (and that person wouldn't be able to take any time off).

I also converted at the age of 31 (been trying for 12 years, but couldn't due to family issues). So, options are kind of limited for me...


#8

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