I am sure my problems are not as bad as the next persons and I say sorry in advance for this self-indulgence. Im not a teenager either - I'm a lonely 30 something. Female. No partner. No kids. Studied a profession at university for 8 years, worked for several years and then got made redundant last year. Since then, to keep my home I have started working for my parents in their family business. I know I am lucky to have what I do, but I am really struggling here. It was my parents who basically pushed me several years ago to buy a house. Now the mortgage is so hard to manage by myself. My family don't understand. They all have money and they have each other. They would consider me a failure if I walked away from it (the mortgage). To cut a long story short, I hold a lot of anger toward my family. Years ago I was raped and I was also molested as a kid and I still harbour this deep resentment at them all for never having to go through what I did. In honesty, they were never there for me when I needed them and it is clear I have grown up as an after-thought. To top it all my mother told the rest of the extended family what had happened to me so it is so awkward and embarassing every Xmas to see your aunts and uncles and to hear that tone of judgement in their voice about my past. Whats worse, my family get angry with me if I ever bring it up and ask why they told everyone. They tell me I should 'get over it'. Am I crazy or is that ridiculous? My brother is the star. He earns lots of money, has a big house, a girlfriend who is nasty to me but the rest of my family don't see it. They wonder why I am always so depressed and negative - well it is hard not to be when shit keeps coming your way. Why don't these people who seem to never cop any crap in their life not understand what it is like to constantly struggle. I just wish some thing in my life could be a little bit easier. I was thinking of getting rid of my house. Quitting my job, and just get the hell away from my family. Move interstate maybe. It would be hard but I am so angry that my life has ended up like this where I am working so hard, with people who don't understand me, for a mortgage that means I have no spare income to be able to buy myself a pizza for crying out loud. Does anyone think I am over-reacting? Can anyone relate to this crap? I am sure there is someone out there who may understand. Thanks in advance for any support.