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The Most Stressful Life Events

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.

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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list ordered by
  • The Death of a Child
    1

    The Death of a Child

  • Death of a Spouse
    2

    Death of a Spouse

  • Death of a Loved One
    3

    Death of a Loved One

  • Serious Illness
    4

    Serious Illness

  • Child Custody Battle
    5

    Child Custody Battle

  • Being Broke
    6

    Being Broke

  • Losing Your Job
    7

    Losing Your Job

  • Divorce
    8

    Divorce

  • Serving Time in Jail
    9

    Serving Time in Jail

  • Bankruptcy
    10

    Bankruptcy

  • Getting Bullied in School
    11

    Getting Bullied in School

  • Death of a Pet
    12

    Death of a Pet

  • Car Accident
    13

    Car Accident

  • Working Under Dangerous Conditions
    14

    Working Under Dangerous Conditions

  • Your Children Disowning You
    15

    Your Children Disowning You

  • A Relationship Breakup
    16

    A Relationship Breakup

  • Facing Discrimination
    17

    Facing Discrimination

  • Job Dissatisfaction
    18

    Job Dissatisfaction

  • Having Unclear Expectations of Your Work
    19

    Having Unclear Expectations of Your Work

  • Having a Baby
    20

    Having a Baby

  • Having a Heavy Workload
    22

    Having a Heavy Workload

  • Important Exams
    23

    Important Exams

  • Changing Careers
    24

    Changing Careers

  • Moving to Another Home
    25

    Moving to Another Home