I am so happy to hear that you are finding some help in reading the blog and that you continue to meditate.
Meditating takes a great deal of will power and staying power. People hear about meditation and they think "Okay. Sounds good. I'll try this". In many cases they are motivated in a search for a way to make their lives easier. Meditation does accomplish this. However, many people try meditation once or twice and quit because their worldly problems didn't all go away.
It seems you have discovered two truths.
First, take people good at something, for example swimming. A swimmer doesn't become really good by entering the pool only once or twice, then giving up because he or she couldn't keep up with the good swimmers. They keep at it through the struggles to stay motivated and do not give up. At some point, sometimes to their surprise, they realize that they've become pretty good swimmers.
Second, meditation is not about the absolute abolishment of all worldly challenges. What it is about is that by deep communion with the Infinite in meditation, one begins to realize that these "problems" are actually "neutral events" and it is only the ego that assigns "good or bad" , "pleasant or unpleasant" labels and judgments to them. The meditator begins to realize that they are just "stepping stones across this ocean of delusion". These "stepping stones" are lessons in life. Once this realization takes place the lesson has been learned and there is no more need for it. It quickly dissolves as a mere memory taking with it any unpleasant effects. By going into your inner self, observing and remaining calm, your self-realization is getting stronger and nothing harmful will be able to touch your true self. Christ said we will be known by our actions. By being an example of calmness in the storm, others will eventually want what you have.