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The Most Stressful Life Events

List RulesVote up anything you have experienced and agree is highly stressful, vote down things that you didn't find to be that big of a deal.

List of the most stressful life events: ranked from most stressful to the least stressful. Things that cause stress in life usually come from your environment, relationships, work, health and social status. If things in these areas do not meet your expectations or are not going well, it can lead to anxiety. There are big, obvious causes of stress like death, divorce and losing your job, but small things--like a messy house--can make some people just as stressed out. If unchecked, stress and anxiety can affect your health and your behavior. Symptoms of stress include high blood pressure, obesity, sadness, changes in sex drive and social withdrawal. It's important to recognize when you are stressed out so that you can start to manage your stress. 

While you probably haven't experienced all of these common causes of stress, chances are that you have had to deal with stress at some point in your life. Vote for the stressful life events that you agree are really hard to handle and downvote anything that you think people make too big of a deal out of. Be sure to add to this list if anything was left off.  
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  • 26
    222
    97

    Your Messy House

  • 27
    183
    83

    Working Long Hours

  • 28
    83
    36

    Failing Grades

  • 29
    162
    97

    Commuting in Heavy Traffic

  • 30
    141
    85

    Selling a House

  • 31
    121
    106

    Planning a Wedding

  • 32
    125
    119

    The Holidays

  • 34
    80
    107

    Flat Tire

  • 35
    76
    119

    Getting in a Fistfight

  • 36
    79
    132

    Deciding Which College to Go To

  • 37
    78
    141

    Friends Who Always Cancel On You

  • 38
    68
    142

    Retirement

  • 39
    31
    71

    Jury Duty

  • 40
    58
    166

    Having to Skip a Meal

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List Rules: Vote up anything you have experienced and agree is highly stressful, vote down things that you didn't find to be that big of a deal.