Hey GC, Im having a terrible slump right now. Shit just is going awful. Ive been in this sport for going on 8 years, and I work so hard at it, but Im just better than average. When I say I work hard on this sport, I mean like me and my coach calculated that I spend about a month every year working on it. Yeah, thats right, a month. Then theres the grades. This spring term at school, I pulled EIGHT all nighters and only had 8 hours of sleep 3 nights in 3 monthes. When I say I work hard, I mean it. Im a smart person no doubt, and no matter how hard I try, I barely get better than 3.0's. Not bad right? It is when you put several hours a day into work. Then there are women. I havent even kissed a girl this year, much less get my nut (guys have our needs). I havent had a girlfriend in 3 years, and Im really ready to have one again. There's family. My parents and I dont really see eye to eye, and since theyre paying for school and Im not really working, I have to abide by their rules. And then theres my sister...who has to live a life of a lower quality than shes used to because of the cost of my tuition, and she really hates me for it. And finally, money is a huge factor. The economy in my area is really bad, and only one of my parents works, so everything is tight. Its the main factor in my family and its at the point where money is the first thing on my mind. It tears my family apart. I feel so pathetic guys. I write in hope of maybe finding something that can make me feel better, but right now Im just depressed to the point where I dont even eat anymore. Ill just have a slice of bread and thats it, or a protein shake here and there. I keep trying to grow a pair, but it just doesnt work. Ive been rejected by women so many times, and had my heartbroken so many more times when I dont get the stats I work so hard for. Everything just sucks. Have you guys ever been in a really bad slump? If so how did you break out? Cuz thats what I really wanna do... tl;dr: Life sucks pretty bad when it comes to women, school, sports and family, and I need it to change.