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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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    The Death of a Child

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    416
    23
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    Death of a Spouse

  • 3
    508
    47

    Death of a Loved One

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    430
    47

    Serious Illness

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    335
    51
    Bottoms Up added

    Child Custody Battle

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    396
    80

    Losing Your Job

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    361
    81

    Divorce

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    360
    94

    Death of a Pet

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    296
    67

    Serving Time in Jail

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    189
    21
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    Being Broke

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    343
    89

    Getting Bullied in School

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    284
    75

    Car Accident

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    317
    93

    A Relationship Breakup

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    247
    73

    Facing Discrimination

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    274
    89

    Having a Baby

  • 16
    271
    91

    Job Dissatisfaction

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    236
    75

    Having Unclear Expectations of Your Work

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    198
    58

    Working Under Dangerous Conditions

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    241
    89

    Having a Heavy Workload

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    234
    87

    Important Exams

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    185
    63
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    170
    55
    Jeanne Martin Sousa added

    Your Children Disowning You

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    251
    111

    Moving to Another Home

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    221
    95

    Your Messy House

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    187
    76

    Changing Careers

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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.