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For most people, life throws some very difficult circumstances their way. It can be difficult for people in your life to relate to the things you’ve been through, as some experiences people can never truly understand unless they’ve experienced it for themself. Here are 11 life events you just can’t explain to another person unless they’ve been through a similar situation.

1. Caring for an Aging Parent

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As people age, they lose their faculties, and their minds aren’t as sharp as they used to be. They almost become different people, and taking care of them can be completely draining in every way: physically, mentally, and emotionally.

2. Chronic Disability

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Having to live day to day with something that can’t be controlled or remedied can be difficult. The fact that the average person has no idea what they are going through can also add to the frustration.

3. Mental Health Struggles

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Many people try to sympathize when someone in their life is dealing with mental health issues. However, the reality is that mental health is incredibly complex and difficult to predict.

4. Experiencing the Death of a Loved One

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The death of someone close can be devastating. For the ones they’ve left behind, it can take a very long time to process and may even change the course of their life forever.

5. Car Crash

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Experiencing a car crash can result in significant injuries depending on the severity of the impact. Not only are the physical injuries something someone might have to heal through, but they can also affect someone’s ability to get back into a car again.

6. Kidney Stones

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Believe it or not, something as “small” as a kidney stone can be excruciatingly painful. In some cases, they are too big to pass and can result in surgery to remove them.

7. Homelessness

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Nothing can prepare someone for losing their home. Resources aren’t always as readily available as we like to think. Shelters can be dangerous. Not to mention all the mental stresses endured through lack of privacy, belongings getting stolen, or being in fear for your life.

8. Infidelity

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No one can be prepared for the feelings of betrayal, devastation, and hurt experienced after being cheated on. It’s a sinking feeling in your gut that won’t go away and may cause extreme trust issues that can arise in the future.

9. True OCD

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When someone says they can’t stand something being out of place, then follows it with the phrase “I am so OCD,” it’s like a slap in the face to people who live with true obsessive-compulsive disorder. It’s more than just wanting to be organized; it’s a debilitating disease filled with many unwanted thoughts and feelings of constant guilt and seeking reassurance.

10. Parenthood

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Most people don’t realize how underprepared they are for parenting. People think they know the investment and what they are getting themselves into. The truth is, until you’re a parent, you’ll never be truly prepared…we’re all just winging it!

11. Parents With Substance Issues

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Growing up with a parent who has substance issues can affect a child for their entire life in many ways. They may see or experience things that impact their self-esteem, mental health, and ability to maintain healthy relationships.

7 Habits of Highly Successful People (That Anyone Can Learn!)

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Do you feel as though you’re always having a bad day? Are you often wondering why the world is against you? Or why you seem to have the absolute worst luck? Did you know that there are things you can do each day to combat those feelings? Did you know that a “good day” is really just a state of mind?

READ IT HERE: 7 Habits of Highly Successful People (That Anyone Can Learn!)

11 Cheap Luxury Hacks To Make Your House Feel Like a Hotel

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Love going away and staying at your favorite hotel and wish you could bring that luxurious feeling home with you? Check out these 11 hacks to make your home feel more like a hotel.

READ IT HERE: 11 Cheap Luxury Hacks To Make Your House Feel Like a Hotel

15 Things That Disgust People Most About Today’s Society

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Have you been around long enough for something to bother you about modern society? You’ve got company. Someone recently asked, “What disgusts you the most about today’s society?” Here are the top-voted responses.

READ IT HERE: 15 Things That Disgust People the Most About Today’s Society

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