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5 Most Stressful Life Events

Stress permeates all of our lives and has an affect on everything we do; from our daily jobs and personal relationships to our ability to concentrate.

A long time ago I came across a list of the Top 5 Most Stressful Life Events and committed them to memory. Here they are in no particular order:

  1. Death
  2. Job Change
  3. Marriage
  4. Divorce
  5. Personal Injury

Why am I writing about life events?

Well, quite simply the more we can personally reduce or understand the stresses in our life, in theory, the better we can perform and enjoy life. More importantly, by understanding that anyone who we may be talking to, emailing, communicating or writing for may possibly be experiencing one of life’s most stressful events, it just might change how we approach people or communicate. I’m not saying we go around assuming that everyone we speak with just had a family member pass away, but odds are if you communicate with a large amount of people on a regular basis, then you will be touching a few stressed out folks that are currently going though one of life’s most stressful events.

I know awareness is sometimes not the only answer.

No matter how tough the times are… I know most people can help themselves get though almost anything. Sometime though, you need to recognize when you can’t. That’s when you need to reach out for help. Seek out a friend, a teacher, a doctor, your church, or anyone who will listen. If it’s real bad, and you or someone else is in immediate danger you HAVE to call 911 or the police.

If you are in the midst of experiencing one of life’s five most stressful events right now… my thoughts go out to you, and If there is anything I can do to digitally assist you please post your comment below & I will do my best (sorry that sometimes I am slow to respond). Either way, it often helps to write out what you are feeling. Feel free to use my comment section to let it out and get it out of your mind for a moment.


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I am under an extreme amount of stress right now.   I am in trouble with the law, in a small community in Northwest minnesota, and literally have been alcoholic for such a long time.   No job, no friends, no spouse,  and I am mentally frayed.  The world moves quickly and I am stuck in 5th gear, literally.   I am staring at prison time.  Life is a bear to live, I am existing, not living.

Lee Raito

From one human being to another, on this often messed up planet, I hear you and feel the pain in the words you have typed out. Please hang in there even if it is a bear to live. I don’t know what your passionate about in life, but start writing down everything (good and bad) you are experiencing, want to do in the future, etc. Maybe just maybe your words can help you find your path!

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Here’s stress….my husband has a girlfriend and thinks I should be okay with it; I just found out that I need bladder biopsies due to something strange beng seen; I am about to interview for a job in another state.  I have no brothers, sisters and parents are deceased.  Sometimes I feel that if I think about any of it too much, I’ll go over the edge.  Ideas?


Whenever I have felt stressed I have always consoled myself with the wise words my mother gave me as a youngster. ‘If everyone threw their problems into a single pile, when it came to sharing them out nearly everyone would make a dash for their own.’ I know that some people sometimes get the worst breaks but don’t give up or give in – things invariably get better – eventually. You just have to wait it out sometimes. May your God go with you.

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