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Why is life so hard

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Why is life so fucking hard 


Hello, you are very welcome to Ask Pat. 

It sounds like you are finding life very tough at present. Well done on reaching out to us. You also seem to be a little frustrated with how hard things are right now.

It is understandable to feel frustrated and find life hard at times, especially during Covid-19. It is important to remember all though life can be hard at times it can also be very rewarding and great, and these days will come also. 

You have the right to ask for help. Have you spoken to anybody at home or in school about how difficult you are finding life now? You would have the right to talk to a trusted adult and to get some advice and support. Do you think that this is something you could do? The adults in your life have a responsibility to make sure that you are OK, that you are safe, and that you receive the help and support you need to get through bad times.

There are support services whose websites you might find helpful; ; are just 3. There are also some articles on the Childline website which you may like to have a look at

Or, if you would like to reach out further and chat with us some more about what is going on, we can be contacted a few ways.  Our free telephone number is 1800 66 66 66 and our free text number is 50101. Web chat is available also through our website  At Childline, your safety and privacy are important to us, so we do not trace phone numbers or IP addresses. We are open 24 hours a day, every dayThere will always be somebody here to talk to you about why you are feeling life is hard. You can also chat with us about anything else that is going on for you, you do not have to have a problem to get in touch with us.   

Please remember, that you have the right to get support for everything that you are going through. You do not have to go through this on your own. Childline is always here for you.

Take care of yourself and be safe, 


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