r/AskMen Dec 01 '22

Men, how did the year 2022 go for you?

How did this year fare for you compared to prior years?

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u/timeswasgood Dec 01 '22

It was maybe the most painful year of my life. But I feel like I've planted seeds that I'll harvest down the line, if that makes sense.

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u/iknownothingsir i have a heat-seeking moisture missile Dec 01 '22

Pretty much the same. By far the worst year of my life. I'm not that old, but yeah. The past three years have been tough.

Three years, and there were three different moments when I really wanted to just end it all. I'm doing better these days, but I still feel terrible almost everyday, especially at nights.

Though I've also planted seeds that will hopefully harvest in the upcoming months or years. I'll become the best version of myself for me this time.

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u/timeswasgood Dec 01 '22

We're in the same boat brother. Stay strong.

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u/WraithNS Dec 01 '22

Night-time sucks

Kudos to all my seedling bros, may we all have a plentiful harvest

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u/reyvh Dec 01 '22

Night time may suck but tomorrow dawn will come and you’re able to enjoy a fresh new day. Hope your seeds become some full fledged fruits 🫶🏼

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u/Complete-cutie Dec 01 '22

Way to look on the bright side!

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u/timeswasgood Dec 01 '22

Thanks! It's not always easy.

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u/SweatInk Dec 01 '22

feel you man, has been the rough year of my life

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u/insert_name_0 Dec 01 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome

I beat cancer.

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u/IrishMongooses Dec 01 '22

Fuck that cancer! Nice one bro

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u/cincymi Dec 02 '22

Nice!!

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u/ToyDingo Dec 01 '22

Hell yea!

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u/Sergeant_Metalhead Dec 01 '22

Awesome! My wife did it 2 years ago. I wish you continued good health

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u/Clockwork177 Dec 01 '22

LETS FUCKING GOOOO

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u/Kreynard54 Male Dec 01 '22

Hell yeah, beat its ass

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u/RaceCarGoFrrr Dec 01 '22

FUCKING YES! Suck ass cancer!

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u/Busy_Brilliant_27 Male Dec 01 '22

Congratulations buddy!

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u/Notathrow4wayaccount Dec 01 '22

Go live your life you majestic human being!

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u/blueblurz94 Dec 01 '22

Hell yeah, you beat that cancer!

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u/Wombeard Dec 01 '22

Fuck cancer. I hope you beat it well to the grounds. Are you 100% clean? Or do you still need the yearly checkups?

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u/insert_name_0 Dec 01 '22

Blood tests every 3 months for the next 5 years.

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u/Wombeard Dec 01 '22

That sucks. But it is for the best. Recover well! I wish you the best

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u/Beneficial_Pound8760 Dec 01 '22

Go live your life king.I am proud of you!

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u/Rickyshey Dec 01 '22

let's goooo

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u/LetsPlanForTomorrow Sup Bud? Dec 01 '22

LETS GOOOOO

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u/Xxmetaglint Dec 01 '22

Let’s go man nice to hear that!

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u/ACNY007 Dec 01 '22

Fucking awesome!

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u/lervington123 Dec 02 '22

Top tier win

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u/MikeisTOOOTALLL Dec 02 '22

You got the heart of a lion congrats and more blessing to come your way💪🏿!

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u/ScotterMcJohnsonator Dec 02 '22

Kick fucking ass.

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u/QualityIll8077 Dec 01 '22

Outstanding 🔔🔔🔔

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u/Hags1234259 Dec 01 '22

Congratulations!!

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u/reputable_specialist Dec 01 '22

That’s awesome! Congratulations bro!

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u/Fabri-geek Dec 02 '22

So happy for you!

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u/Ok_Exam7075 Dec 02 '22

Awesome dude, congratulations 🎉

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u/Sixstringsadness Dec 02 '22

Fuck yeah, good job man 💪

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u/mrblacklabel71 Dec 02 '22

Your wallet should say "Bad MOFO" on it.

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u/kevinlyfather33 Dec 02 '22

Awesome! Congrats man! 🍻

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u/DTxx69 Dec 02 '22

Lessgoo💪🏽💪🏽

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u/liquidysubstance Male Dec 02 '22

In November?

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u/liquidysubstance Male Dec 02 '22

Jokes apart this is really nice to hear something positive about 2022, cause mine was the worst of the worst. Bless you bro.

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u/ConstantDesperate537 Dec 02 '22

Late to the party BUT LETS FUCKING GOOOO!!!

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u/cats_smuggler Dec 02 '22

what did cancer ever do to you

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u/insert_name_0 Dec 02 '22

Hurt my feelings.

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u/DubC_Bassist Dec 02 '22

👏 Mazel Tov!

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u/Hello-Im-Trash Dec 01 '22

Started like shit, got good for a bit, now I’m just feeling like shit and depressed af.

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u/zukatex Dec 01 '22

Step 1. Get off Reddit step 2. Spend time outside step 3. Seek a professional or good friend you can talk to

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u/WraithNS Dec 01 '22

People need to recognize how much 3 can hurt seeing and reading it all the time

Therapy is expensive af, not everyone can afford it. Good friends can be hard to come by after serious bouts of mental health issues, as one tends to push people away when they feel like they are burdening others. Some people stay and try to push through to help, but expecting anyone to stay around for a long time of dealing with that is unrealistic. There are so many people struggling that have nobody. Not a friend, let alone a reliable and knowledgeable friend that doesn't judge.

So yes, good ideas if you have the resouces available to you, but this wide-scale assumption that these resources are readily available to anyone are incorrect

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u/Samyeeter Male Dec 01 '22

I cry usually when people tell me this. It makes me feel confirmation that they don't care, like they think I'm so stupid that I haven't tried that several dozen times.

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u/zukatex Dec 01 '22

You can either put in the time to find the resources or the money, which I know it's hard to put in the time if you're depressed but it's worth it. There are free groups on facebook finding support.

Hard reality I learned to accept is that it's not anyones responsibility to take care of or care about your emotions, so we have to learn on our own to do it. That gives us power back to take control of our lives instead of thinking some outside source has to do it, I personally find beauty in that.

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u/WraithNS Dec 01 '22

Sounding kind of close-minded ngl

It's not just "hard" when you have mental issues/disorders. It's insurmountable, it's terrifying, it's trauma-inducing, and quite frankly it can be a horrible cycle of pain to face consistently on top of the added pressures internally.

"Find the resources or the money" wow, I wish I had thought of that. All of the time spent trying to get out of this space wasn't real, because I hadn't found it yet. Do you think people with mental issues are just sitting back content with their lives? Do you think that someone that is suffering, is just fine with it? Why do you think people are outright asking for help. We are all putting in the time, the free resources you can't even list are not beneficial and can often be extremely detrimental depending on the trauma/technique.

Ignorance breeds Ignorance. Please reflect on yourself. Someone with two broken legs shouldn't be told to walk to the hospital to get it fixed.

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u/FBIPartyBusNo3 Dec 01 '22

I guess just wallow then.

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u/Sinex23 Dec 01 '22

Wow same

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u/lavishrabbit6009 Dec 02 '22

I feel you, brother. I hope you figure out a way to fight this, I know how difficult it can be.

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u/Tratopolous Dec 01 '22

It's been a hell of a year. To start, one of my bosses was arrested and is probably going to prison. So I got forced into a promotion which wasn't so bad but I had to work alot.

Had big medical scare with my son.

Then to end it all off, I found out my wife was cheating and in the divorce she tried some truly ugly shit to take my kids away from me.

Yesterday I was awarded almost full custody in the temporary so I am hoping everything will calm down now. Here's to 2023 cause 2022 sucked.

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u/GirthQu8ke Dec 01 '22

The best part about rock bottom, there is nowhere to go but up

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u/Tratopolous Dec 02 '22

Ain’t that the truth. Rock bottom was a few weeks ago for me but it has been on the up and up. Especially yesterday when I got my kids.

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u/wrastlin197 Dec 01 '22

Lost a bunch of weight, went on a few dates, possible promotion still on the horizon not the worst year but still barely treading water.

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u/hectorReborn006 Dec 02 '22

Treading water is underrated

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u/Intheboxalready Dec 01 '22

Last 3 years has been rough from a mental health standpoint. 22 was just as hard as 20 and 21.

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u/aGuyNamedFish Male Dec 02 '22

I also turned 22 this year and am having a similar experience

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u/ZukeIRL Dec 02 '22

I’ve heard 22 is a tough year for a lot of people, myself included. Turned 23 yesterday so here’s hoping my problems disappear

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u/skibum_71 Dec 01 '22

A fucking disaster. Im an artist/sculptor ive been busting my balls, trying to produce something for 2 years, which i hoped to be able to sell, but i have failed and the whole fucking project is a disaster.

I did actually finish one product, which i was incredibly proud of and was absolutely sure there was a market for it. Ive put it all over social media, eBay, Etsy, and nobody is interested.

So its a year when all my dreams and hopes have come crashing down all around me, and next year at the age of 51 i will probably have to go and work in a factory or warehouse for $10 an hour. Depressed as fuck and feeling like ive really had enough and would be happy if i went to sleep and never woke up.

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u/NilesDobbsS Dec 01 '22

Sorry to hear that man. What type of work have you been making?

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u/skibum_71 Dec 01 '22

Its a peice from carbon fiber. Its a 2 step process, first you have to pull the moulds from the original part, then use the moulds to produce the final parts. Its a Star Wars helmet, the whole SW collecting scene is a huge, multi billion dollar industry, the market is definitely there. There are many builders/producers mostly vacuum formed helmets trading on Etsy, Ebay etc...Thats what i wanted to do. I worked on this morning noon and night, thousands of hours work, thousands of dollars spent but im just no there and i dont think i ever will be. My dream has died and it is fucking tearing me apart. But thanks for asking anyway man.

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u/Tulasdad Dec 01 '22

Can you not put a picture of it on here and get some feedback?

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u/water_baughttle Dec 01 '22

Its a Star Wars helmet, the whole SW collecting scene is a huge, multi billion dollar industry, the market is definitely there.

Isn't it also IP that you need to license if you want to sell merch? Bootleg t-shirts on ebay are one thing, but wouldn't trying to sell an expensive piece of art attract the attention of Lucas/Disney lawyers?

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u/DairyKing28 Dec 01 '22

Bro, there are factories that pay way more than that.

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u/Green_Guitar Dec 01 '22

Got my Bachelors Degree. Now looking for a job.

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u/ArisesAri Dec 01 '22

Hey congrats on your Bachelors Degree. I got my Bachelors of Science In Industrial Automation. What did you major?

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u/Theplaidiator Dec 01 '22

Bought a house, got engaged, and a nice raise at my job. I’d say pretty well overall.

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u/RedDodgerAZ Dec 01 '22

Hit my goal weight (130 lbs) and crushed my yearly physical exam.

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u/RoosterCock247 Dec 01 '22

On the verge of making about $20,000 more than I did the previous year, traveled around 7-8 times around the world, and trying to clean things up with my ex. It was about an 7 or 8 on a 10 scale.

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u/vestisland Dec 01 '22

wow what do you do for a living if I may ask?

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u/SassiesSoiledPanties Dec 01 '22

I'm also curious. Mine dumped me on 17 and then kept playing with me for a year when she finally found someone else. Good riddance, I have a great wife now.

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u/RoosterCock247 Dec 01 '22

Well we’re on good terms and we hang out each day and even took one of my trips with her.

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u/Hack_Jarlow Dec 01 '22

Geez. You did what most aspire to do in a lifetime in a year, bro. Good for you!

The stuff you mentioned would be an 11/10 in my books.

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u/RoosterCock247 Dec 01 '22

Thanks bro! It means a lot. There were definitely some good days and bad days but I tried to make the most of each day. I’m happy where I am right now but I hope to improve on myself in 2023.

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u/BlueMountainDace Male Dec 01 '22

Honestly, it was a great year. Moved back to my Home state for my wife’s final stage of medical training. Loving having my family and community back as we raise our first child (19 mo daughter).

We were able to make a big profit on our first home and find a really nice home in our new state before interest rates blew up.

Daughter is growing by leaps and bounds and is such a cutie. My wife is finally really enjoying her work because she is only doing the kind of medicine she wants to do. I found a new job at a company that acquired a company I used to work for and it’s nice to be working with coworkers who I know and genuinely respect.

Also, I’m being appointed to a state commission for a subject I’m really passionate about and it is nice to be able to have this position to help the people of my state.

Also, bought two cars so we are set for car stuff for the next 10+ years hopefully.

Now that so many of the basics are figured out, I’m excited to focus more on health and hobbies in 2023.

Hope y’all are doing well!

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Game changing. I knew it was going to be a transitional year but things changed more than I ever could have imagined.

Ready to get out there and dominate '23!

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u/LogSlayer Dec 01 '22

Started working out at the age of 42. Never been more confident, stronger or fitter. So it was pretty good.

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u/ThatOneSnakeGuy Dec 01 '22

Somehow, in 2022 I recently got out of a toxic relationship, found the love of my life, got a job promotion, moved out of my parents house, and got sober. I am the happiest I've ever been. Probably the first time in a long time I like who I am and where I am in life.

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u/TazmaniannDevil Dec 01 '22

Found my gf and I a place to live in a new city, leased it, signed it myself. She’s in uni and her parents take care of all her expenses. I got a job with some old boys crew who were complete assholes, but the skills were good to learn. Shortly after I quit that job in search of something new, my now ex kicked me out of said apt, saying it’s easier for me to find a place to live than her LOL. 3 years together and the night she split it she said “could you sweep the floors one last time?” Ha! Yeah, I’ll get right on it!

So, homeless currently. All in all 10/10 year, I don’t have to live with her anymore, my things are safe in a storage locker and I have savings to pay for hotels until I find a place. Really excited to hit the gym again! Wrote myself up a fitness plan and got a gym membership recently. Can’t take anything for granted, it can be gone in a heartbeat.

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u/Qli2077 Dec 01 '22

This year was bad but also good. Clearing up remnant effects of being addicted porn, feels like I'm always going to be recovering. Got a bit better on finishing assignments ahead of time. Slowly increasing my attention span. Didn't use tiktok, twitter, instagram, snapchat, in months.. maybe even the whole year

Idk, I guess I'm slowly growing up, living in my early twenties.

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u/HollywooHollyhock Dec 01 '22

Pretty decent. Started out with heartbreak, however, I am now getting in the best shape ever, getting in tune with myself mentally, stopped smoking weed at the start of September and am, slowly but surely, getting my shit together.

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u/Prudent-Middle5327 Dec 02 '22

It’s crazy heartbreak is so real.. like it seems almost a myth til you get smacked

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u/PortiaLabiata Mail Dec 01 '22

Very much not as expected. Some great things, some major disappointments. Overall I'd give it an above average score.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Same

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u/Slimy-Squid Dec 01 '22

I’ve met a lovely girl and we’ll be moving in together as of the 9th! Big and exciting but nerve wracking Lost my grandad this year, the first thug death in the family

So all in all some good, some bad, overall okay

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u/xlx_clitorus_climax Dec 01 '22

Best year of my life, lost 50 lbs, money is almost in a healthy spot, work has chilled the fuck out and I'm in the healthiest relationship of my entire life.

Kids are happy, friendships are solid. I feel like I'm in the part of a movie where theyflash back to the good times

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u/Outrageous-Ice-7460 Dec 01 '22

Pretty damn good really.

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u/Aursbourne Dec 01 '22

Another happy year of being alone and making work my life.

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u/MarilynManson2003 Dec 01 '22

Easily the worst year of my life so far.

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u/Archeign Bane Dec 01 '22

Pretty good. Reconnected with a lot of people this year. Some I'm happy I did, some not so much.

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u/Both-Computer8520 Dec 01 '22

I started therapy after getting full custody of my daughter due to her mother's mental health. I got promoted, got a raise, and am in the best shape of my life. My girlfriend is a huge positive force on mine and my daughters life. Brought her down to Texas to meet my dad and had the best Thanksgiving we've ever had. Life is going really good after such a dark few years.

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u/overfly00 Dec 01 '22

Probably one of the worst years of my life. My mother died on January 3 to start the year and I spent the better part of the year getting her estate settled. My son is currently in rehab for the 4th time this year, my favorite aunt died and a cousin died way too young. I’m just praying for good things (or at least no more bad things) to happen in 2023.

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u/MDF87 Dec 01 '22

Better than most other years in recent times! Though I completely shut myself away from the world so I'm a lot more lonely than before, I did manage to quit alcohol and start living a healthier lifestyle. I'm taking better care of myself, hopefully next year my anxiety will get under control and I'll be able to start getting out there again.

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u/playerslayer21 Dec 01 '22

Worse than I'd have liked better than I expected

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u/Lol_u_ded Male 24 Dec 01 '22

Ups and downs. Fell in love for the first time. Did well on the Medical College Admissions Test. But I recently broke up with the woman I love, and I haven’t heard back from many schools. Right now, I am at a low point. Lowest in 2 years.

“I tried so hard and got so far but in the end it doesn’t even matter.”

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u/MarkMy_Word Dec 01 '22

I got promoted and finally got a car at 26.

But I’ve also gained some weight back and accepting my loneliness. I would’ve enjoyed going on a great date this year (or the past 4 yrs). I wanted to go on a hot chocolate date or go to this nice steakhouse in my city.

I take myself out a lot. I’m not heartbroken or depressed over it, but it would be nice to share those moments with someone else.

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u/GMane2G Dec 01 '22

Lost 80 pounds and my mom died. Marriage was rocky. But my team is the top of the division right now so I guess I got that going for me.

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u/G_man252 Dec 01 '22

It was a year of stress and growth. No regrets.

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u/korevis Male Dec 01 '22

I traveled a lot and almost doubled my salary.

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u/Apprehensive_Let_843 Dec 02 '22

Love the positivity in this thread

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u/korevis Male Dec 02 '22

Me too, nice change of pace.

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u/Clayton_JDC Dec 01 '22

I married the love of my life

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u/veganator17 Dec 01 '22

Started out awful, broke up with my ex who had commitment issues, she’s now dating a dude with a kid lmao. But I put myself first moved to a new city and got a place with friends, going to night school in Manhattan on top of my full time job now. Took up a bunch of hobbies and have been slowly introducing myself back to dating and new ppl in general. Dad beat cancer and my sister had a wonderful wedding which I officiated so it’s ending much better than I started hopefully only up from here

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u/Formal_Air1192 Dec 02 '22

Got clean off heroin and fentanyl at 20 years old have a great job and outlook on the future:)

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u/rich_clock Dec 01 '22

It was one of the best years of my life. Got an awesome new job that I love and accomplishes one of my career ambitions. Scored 15 acres of rural wooded property and a small cabin to start developing into our forever spot. Celebrated my 10 year anniversary with the love of my life in front of Elvis in Las Vegas.

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u/LogJamminWithTheBros Dec 01 '22

Shittiest year of my life, looking forward to a shitty 2023.

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u/Apprehensive_Let_843 Dec 02 '22

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u/penis_in_my_hand Terrific tagline taste Dec 01 '22

Financially/career: best year of my life, but when you're in your 30s every year should be like that.

Romantically: lol. Went on a few dates with randos that didn't go anywhere.

Emotionally: good. Probably 8 or 9 out of 10. I've been in some dark places in my life but this year wasn't that.

Mentally: alright. Read and learned more than some years in my 30s, but no where near the inhaling of new information like my 20s and childhood.

Physically: great. Started lifting regularly in February and have almost gotten back to where I was late 20s when I had the body every man wants.

Fun: traveled a bit and do fun stuff on the weekends. Not as much as my 20s.

Overall score: 9/10. Not the best but damn good and I'm happy.

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u/Metrack14 Dec 01 '22

It has been.. Curious, for me.

I lost my last aunt-grandma, got my first proper job, got a second job recently, and just graduated from University, and now I am searching for a better job.

Sure, that sounds like standard young adult(ing?) thing, but for someone who struggle quiet a lot, and now I am doing better, it was a curious year.

The only thing I wish it didn't happen, was my aunt-grandma to die. She was a lovely person, but st least had a (seemingly) peaceful death.

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u/East_Pop_8183 Dec 01 '22

Got myself a cyber security degree and a job in the field I studied for. And I found an interest in emergency medic treating people so I’ve also starting to train to join the ambulance service in the future.

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u/Burnt_Crunchy_Bits Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

The two before it were literally the worst of my life; I lost a career I loved due to health issues and very nearly didn't make it this far.

This year I got a new job that combines some longstanding interests of mine, including frontline law enforcement, marine biology and cool shit like chasing people in boats, so that is a definite improvement.

My kids think I'm like the sheriff of Bikini Bottom crossed with Captain Barnacles.

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u/188649 Dec 01 '22

Started great, did some traveling, bought a fun car which I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid, and generally was enjoying life. Then my girlfriend of 6 years broke up with me which really sucked. I’ve been working through it and in the process working on my weaknesses too and I’m starting to feel a lot better. I’m excited for 2023 now and looking forward to advancing both my personal and professional lives

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u/Falcorn042 Dec 01 '22

Broke up with a lame woman only to be literally swept off my feet by another 8 months later. Legit feel like I'm the spoiled one now.

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u/SmashBusters Dec 02 '22

A nightmare of a night.

Talked my way out of getting committed to the psych ward.

100 hours of therapy.

Two new medications.

Over 300 miles of walking (not counting errands and walking around the house).

Started archery.

Started yoga.

Started comedy.

Made three new friends.

Lost 20 pounds.

Six speed-dating events.

Two first dates.

New job with 30% comp increase, way less stress/work, way more room for career growth.

And three weeks ago I asked a man outside a grocery store to punch me in the face hard enough to knock me on my ass. He acquiesced. I discovered a huge blood clot in my kitchen sink, blood spatters all around my bathroom, dried blood in my ears, and of course two black eyes. That was a couple days after the punch. Don't remember much in between that.

So I'm better. But will I ever be perfect? Who knows.

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u/mofolofos Dec 02 '22

Got out of a 5 year relationship in early april. Got myself almost immediatly in another relationship, this time for 6 months, and broke up about a month ago. Mentally and emotionally exhausted, but looking forward to some alone time in my life.

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u/raibsta Dec 02 '22

Literally changed my life.

Got divorced.

Moved back to Ireland.

Got a job earning x3 my original salary.

Fell out of love.

Months of therapy massively sorted my depression/mental health issues.

Fell in love.

Travelled A LOT.

it’s been mad.

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u/normalphobic Dec 02 '22

It was fucking hard, but completely worth it

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u/J-Rag- Male Dec 01 '22

Personally, pretty good.

Professionally, fuck this shit.

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u/JG111998 Dec 02 '22

i had sex with 7 different women when last year i was a virgin.

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u/do_you_know_de_whey Dec 01 '22

Eh fine, little uneventful if anything, work is going a lil better thought

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u/Woodit Dec 01 '22

I’d call it a mixed bag. Some things went well, others not as great, but mostly a lot of sort of the same. Hit about half of the goals I set out last new year’s, but also accomplished some thing that weren’t on that list. Overall it was okay, but compared to like four or five years ago it was totally amazing and awesome!

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u/Apprehensive_Let_843 Dec 01 '22

Last part is it lmao

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u/smokedrinkthink Dec 01 '22

Was locked up for half of it for Sontag I didn't do.

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u/ship_boat Dec 01 '22

It was the best year of my life quite frankly

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u/GingerTube Dec 01 '22

Met a great woman, made big improvements at jiu-jitsu, started the actual work of my promotion. Pretty damned good, thanks. How about yours?

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u/BogusBogmeyer Dec 01 '22

Professionally, pretty swell.

Otherwise, as usual.

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u/Qiyao1 Dec 01 '22

I had my first girlfriend

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u/vbrown9999 Dec 01 '22

Excelled in my new career, got promoted, got a raise, got a generous RSU award. Downside, I put on 30 lbs...

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u/i_heart_blondes Male Dec 01 '22

Pretty damn good. Got used to working from home and ate a lot of tacos.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Probably the most emotionally painful year of my adult life. Here’s hoping to things looking up from here!

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u/OhLordyLoo Male Dec 01 '22

Prior years seem to have lead to the culmination that was this year, and it's mostly bad news.

I buried two relatives, one who took himself out, the other who ended a great run of over 80 years.

My marriage is on a slide down the hill into the ground and there's nothing I can do about it at this point, spouse simply isn't interested in it any more.

On the up-side, I've learned a lot about myself, who I am, and am working on having a positive view of myself for the first time in my life.

Life is a long game, I've lost some battles, but I feel as though I'm winning the war, so it's not all doom and gloom.

30 days until 2022 is history, and looking forward to it.

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u/jacobwebb57 Dec 01 '22

on of the best years of my life.

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u/oppositetoup Dec 01 '22

House fell through at the beginning of the year, all my plans since have failed. Economy tanked so now I can't afford the same house I could in January. But I spent some money on myself and enjoyed myself. Got fit and healthy again. Decided I could let it ruin me, or be an excuse to change my goals.

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u/KeepFaithOutPolitics Dec 01 '22

It’s been one of my best years in decades. Lost around 40 pounds and I’m still going. Became debt free finally and got a significant raise as well. Booking a two week vacation out of the country this week which I haven’t done for a long time.

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u/qtrexxx Dec 01 '22

Best year for me by far. I graduated from college, landed a great job, purchased a house, and got my dream car.

It all still doesn't feel real some days when I wake up.

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u/RM_Renacido Dec 01 '22

Traveled to my #1 country to visit in my bucket list. Reconnected with old friends. Got a nice raise at work. Took working out more seriously. Pretty good year overall.

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u/Desperate_Ambrose Dec 01 '22

I wasn't fighting a 6-month MRSA infection in prior years.

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u/Hatzmaeba Dec 01 '22

Gradually sleeping better after my insomnia started in 2020, recovered from an affair that didn't have a future, still battling with the overwhelming loneliness but being very glad that after two decades I finally figured out where does it come from - making the horrible nightmares disappear in the process.

2022 had been another part of this painful growing episode, but I know it's for the best.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

best year of my life, met my girlfriend who im sure is the love of my life and she makes me the happiest i’ve ever been and i honestly cant wait till i get to call her my wife. She’s the best person ever and she makes me feel so loved and at home when im with her and i seriously wish everyone to meet someone who makes them feel the same because meeting her has been the best thing that has ever happened to me.

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u/Rivnatzille Dec 01 '22

It was honestly my best year so far.

Got my first work at a new career. Learned a lot of stuff in this regard.

Improved both my mental and physical health.

Did some great hikes, long walks, and was able to start running more frequently, working towards my goal of running a marathon.

In comparison to later pior years, well... I now not only enjoy life, but also look forward for more amazing experiences next year.

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u/unsurethrow555 Dec 01 '22

I got to explore my sexuality! And finally made it make sense!

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u/squaredistrict2213 Dec 01 '22

It was a mixed bag. On the positive side, I met the love of my life, but on the negative side, my business is struggling a bit with the economy.

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u/Celestial_Blu3 Dec 01 '22 Wholesome

I got engaged, I finally learned to drive, I’ve been at a good job finally starting my career, and I’ve learned a lot, and I now run a Cub Scout pack.

All in all, a pretty good and adult year id say

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u/promnitedumpstrbaby Male Dec 02 '22

So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life.

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u/ThatCoolLonerDude Dec 02 '22

Better than 2019, 2020 and 2021

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u/jamecest Dec 02 '22

Started it with a skin disease that really fucked me in the head every single day for months. I'm glad I'm finally free from that.

October was good. My partner finally understood what I tell her I wanted all along and was doing a good job with it.

After that, things collapsed between us. We're still together but it's tough. It almost feels one-sided right now because she really has her guard up. There are days I don't feel loved but as long as I see light, may it be false hope, I'll probably fight.

But overall, I feel like once I find my footing I'll be able to take these problems easily. I have very good friends that listens to my probles, I rediscovered some old hobbies and found new ones.

Some youtube creator I was following talked about shifting your identities and stories first if you want to actually get better. So even though I really want to say that I'm in a hopeless situation or something, fuck that. Things will get better.

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u/571MU74C5 Dec 02 '22

I found stable accommodation and a place to focus on my mental health for the first time in 10yrs :)

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u/astrooogazer Dec 02 '22

Found my special someone 🤞🏻

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u/Arthas1997 Dec 02 '22

2022 was an important year for me since I now live alone. Also made some friends which I find quite hard at the age of 25. Nonetheless I hope next year is better for everyone after all the less good years we recently had

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u/HitSnooze311 Dec 01 '22

Pretty shitty, but I hit 6 figures so I have that going for me.

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u/Prudent-Middle5327 Dec 02 '22

Cuz it’s true.. money ain’t everything! Hope 2023 is a home run my man

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u/PoorMansTonyStark Dec 01 '22

Boring, surrounded by the shittiest neighbors I've ever had. I hope they all get cancer.

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u/hawffield Dec 02 '22

“How did it go”? We still got a month left in the year.

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u/jpla86 Dec 01 '22

It was fine until around August. Since then it's been shit.

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u/Responsible-Leg-6558 Dec 01 '22

Started alright, but college and other things are currently causing me some stress

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u/jogerholzpin Dec 01 '22

I got to finally take breather. 21 and 20 fucking sucked

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u/Atoonix Dec 01 '22

Changed jobs (twice) and feeling a lot less stress. Managed to travel a bit and work on my hobbies a bit more. I'm currently working on quitting tobacco as well but that will take a lot of time and effort.

So far it doesn't seem as bad as previous years but it's not as bright as I'd like it to be either way. I guess the grass is always greener on the other side.

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u/Noitov Dec 01 '22

First half of it was terrible, second half I started a new job to where I was making $11.75 to $21.54 and now I’m currently recovering from brain surgery. Overall it has been okay, much better than 2021.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

It was a blast. House music festivals, numerous tours by DJs I like, my Aliens nerf pulse rifle came, and I found my current girlfriend.

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u/Transformer6 Male Dec 01 '22

I had a son...so it's good

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u/Mythnam Male Dec 01 '22

Pretty bad. It started with a "raise" so overwhelmed by inflation that it was basically a pay cut to where I was like 3-4 years ago. I not only failed to lose the weight I gained from stress eating at the end of 2021, I actually gained a little more. I went on 1 date, and didn't really click with her romantically. In a few days it'll be a full calendar year since the last time I had sex. The battle with my stepmother over my father's estate has continued through its third year, recently took an unfavorable turn, and shows no signs of ending soon.

All in all, it's been a pretty shit year. Thanks for asking.

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u/WanderingGalwegian Dec 01 '22

I got a new job that paid more. I moved across the country. My wife got laid off. And I developed ED.

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u/laid_back_allen Dec 01 '22

Girlfriend broke up with me because I bought a house in the wrong city and not her preferred city. I refused any other relationships and the house is just a bachelors pad. other than that I traveled and worked from home.

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u/pierogieking412 Dec 01 '22

Little tighter budget than we were used to, but all in all it was a good year.

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u/Flounced Dec 01 '22

Pretty bad, but I’m hopeful 2023 will be better.

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u/LetMeDieAlreadyFuck Dec 01 '22

Joyous laughter followed by the literal deepest depression of my life, this year has been a good year f9r hobby hut bad year for my love life, my emotional state, qnd my mental state

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u/ElectroShot496 Dec 01 '22

I found out that I made little progress in terms of responsibility and becoming more comfortable in my skin. It's a shame as I thought I made progress 😔. But next year is a fresh start! 🙂

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u/LordW1ll Dec 01 '22

This has been probably the worst year of my life

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u/JC8787 Dec 01 '22

Like crap. Ended up applying for disability because of muscle and tendon pain. It is believed to be some form of connective tissue disorder but no strait answers. Trying to buy a house but the market is crap and everything in our price range is needs way too much work.

On the brighter side I am almost finished with my degree, and my wife is 22 weeks with a so far healthy baby.

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u/flama_scientist Dec 01 '22

Tough year but good things happened. Got my PhD, drove across the country to start a job. Things have been bumpy but hopefully I can start to financially recover. Also I ballooned like a whale but managed to lose 40 pounds still 30 more to go. Next year things will be better.