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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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  • 1
    512
    22

    The Death of a Child

  • 2
    416
    22

    Death of a Spouse

  • 3
    514
    46

    Death of a Loved One

  • 4
    432
    47

    Serious Illness

  • 5
    195
    20

    Being Broke

  • 6
    332
    51

    Child Custody Battle

  • 7
    397
    78

    Losing Your Job

  • 8
    359
    82

    Divorce

  • 9
    110
    22

    Bankruptcy

  • 10
    293
    68

    Serving Time in Jail

  • 11
    343
    88

    Getting Bullied in School

  • 12
    363
    94

    Death of a Pet

  • 13
    288
    75

    Car Accident

  • 14
    316
    94

    A Relationship Breakup

  • 15
    247
    73

    Facing Discrimination

  • 16
    197
    59

    Working Under Dangerous Conditions

  • 17
    236
    75

    Having Unclear Expectations of Your Work

  • 18
    272
    90

    Job Dissatisfaction

  • 19
    273
    91

    Having a Baby

  • 20
    167
    55

    Your Children Disowning You

  • 22
    230
    87

    Important Exams

  • 23
    237
    90

    Having a Heavy Workload

  • 24
    190
    76

    Changing Careers

  • 25
    258
    110

    Moving to Another Home

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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.