The struggle never ends. Does it get easier to bare? Yes. God takes the burden off of our shoulders if we let him. Most of the time we pick it up again, because we think that we can handle what ever it is. Not realizing that once we give it to God faith plays such a role. Jesus had to constantly remind his disciples about faith.
Matthew 8:26 He replied, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
We have to remain vigilant when it comes to prayer, to keeping the faith. God is bigger then we think. He can do all things.