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I Am a Burden to My Family

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    Here I am, trying to find answers about my

    upbringing. Why I was sent there, away from my parents as a toddler, then going back for primary school, then back again away from my parents. My depression and social anxiety and personality is shaped by my past and upbringing. Yet when I look for answers from them, they...
    feint30 feint30 26-30, M Feb 1

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    For as long as I can remember, my family had financial and trust issues and my mom and dad fought with each other a lot. But gradually, it has been getting worse and today my dad...
    j301 j301 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Ever since my Divorce family get togethers have never been the same. At first it was just me and my 2 kids without there Mom. She and I were together for 21 years. She wanted the...
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    I've never felt like I belong...anywhere. I want to love my family again, I think we used to know how, or at least we had a good illusion going between mom and dad's fighting. Now...
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    I love my family. I seriously can't live without them. I'm seriously thankful to God for giving and blessing me good parents and a loving elder sister. Through our ups and downs...
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    My mom in law.It is a custom for us to exchange sweets with the groom's family during marriage.So we were sent some by the groom's family during the marriage of my daughter.She...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Packing up and leaving this family this marriage of 19 years. Oh the mixed feelings! Yet I know this is right. I really realised this for sure when I wrote out a final letter to my...
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 13 Responses a week ago

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    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 8 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I'm an awkward teenager from a very emotionally retentive family. It has bothered me my entire life that when I look at other families (my neighbors, my friends' families, TV...
    mystory1s2commonforaT1tle mystory1s2commonforaT1tle 16-17, M Feb 7

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    The thing about growing up in a family harboring systemic abuse is there is a culture of silence. This isn't an order to be silent, it is a subtle hint in the air that lets you...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F Feb 24

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    Hello. I am a 23 year old male, and this is my story that I want people to know. It all began back in my old home. My parents were great and wonderful parents to the eyes of the...
    familymaynotbeforever91 familymaynotbeforever91 22-25, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Hello~I am 29 yrs of age & I currently reside in Ohio. I have a 10 yr old son name Chapman who doesn't live with me at this time,but he is my world. My heart is aching right now...
    TelisaAnn TelisaAnn 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    No doubt many of us around the world share the common agreement family is important to us. However for some of us like myself when I say family I'm not always speaking about those...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 10

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    I just hate contrasting thoughts in my head right now, these thoughts are coming from two people whom I cherish the most. My mother would say that my sister is so selfish, that she...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F Feb 16

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    My dad's a diabetic and he's taking insulin shots regularly. He visits his doctor every now and then. We rushed him to the hospital for about three times in the past year when his...
    thecasualdilettante thecasualdilettante 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    it hurts that there are millions of emotions bottled up in your chest that you can't even express. all these emotions are eating you and digging into your skin and killing every...
    xmessofadreamerx xmessofadreamerx 18-21, F Feb 15

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    My dad was a photographer from France. He was sent to Lebanon to take photography of life in Lebanon. My dad met my mom there and they fell in love. Soon my mom was pregnant with...
    HeavenElizabeth6262 HeavenElizabeth6262 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I am 25 years old and have recently moved back home to live with my parents for a few months. I always knew my family was extremely dysfunctional growing up, but I always thought...
    Thristic Thristic 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    Most of my family are going through illnesses, how it breaks my heart everytime seeing them so weak! I feel helpless but I know god will heal, it will take time and patience but...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    it´s the story of my emotionally Disfunctional family Rich family, 500m2 house in wealthy suburbs area in Europe. father that does a stunnig Imperssion on Everyone. charming...
    majkel87 majkel87 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    My daughters father and I were surprised when we discovered I was pregnant with our daughter. He was still in the middle of a long drawn divorce. I gave him the option of not...
    autopilotkamikaze autopilotkamikaze 31-35, F Feb 22

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    Here is the thing....i realy dont know whats going on with my family but anytime i have an encounter with them its never for the better, it has come to a point that the mere...
    Emmanuelo Emmanuelo 26-30, M Feb 24

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    I know no one is perfect- there's really no such thing as perfect, but I hate that my family is so dysfunctional. My father is an angry drunk that uses coke, never was really there...
    blissfulreverie blissfulreverie 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    so, my aunt is coming to visit today, and will be staying for several days. I don't mind that, and I don't mind her. However, I do mind the way my mother changes whenever my aunt...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    If it did, I would be able to talk to my mom and dad. I would be able to make friends in the world. I would not live in fear. In a real family, parents don't have favorites. In a...
    LostandHopless123 LostandHopless123 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    I have a large family. My mom only 35 has had 11 children. I'm the second oldest and only 15. The rest are Brothers: 16, 13 , 13, 12, 10, 7, 3 Sisters: 15 (me) , 11, 9, 8 When...
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    I was adopted by a family when I was 3 and honestly, I've had little to no desire to find my birth mother or father. It was an open adoption, and in all my years they've not made...
    AllyKatz03 AllyKatz03 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    I wish my family was more supportive of my decisions. I wish my family understood that I have things that make me happy, despite how they feel. I wish my family wasn't so negative...
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    I must have realized earlier.I actually love my family(my mom,dad and my brother) a lot.Noone except them have done anything great for me.I feel as if I am a big disappointment to...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I would tell why but it's a lot, but since I was 10 I haven't had a family to go to not talk to. Right now I live with well let's just say one of satans wives. I am trying to find...
    Atlchris Atlchris 18-21 1 Response Feb 20

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    I don't know why this happened but I'm glad it did. And I also don't know if they're aware of it. But they are sooo very conservative and illogical in a lot of ways. And I'm hoping...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Hi everyone. My name is Becca and I'm writing from a UK charity called Stand Alone. We're currently in the process of researching family estrangement, and are looking for...
    beccabland beccabland 26-30 Feb 21

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    I have 4 other siblings and we're a total of 7 members in the family. Sometimes it gets noisy and messy in the house especially when the younger siblings are around but the good...
    thecasualdilettante thecasualdilettante 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F Feb 23

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    demonart demonart 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Even though I haven't been successful in making a family of my own I really appreciate the family I do have. My mom, brothers and sisters, I don't know what I would do without them...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    My family are complete jerks, growing up I always listened to my mom because we never saw her. (parents are divorced) She always said how horrible my dad was, he isnt perfect but...
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    MarieLund53 MarieLund53 61-65, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    As much as I would want to have a connection with my blood relatives, it just isn't there. They are too different from me, and they were too mean to me when I was younger. But...
    SpaceTurtle SpaceTurtle 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 7

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    This is going to sound weird, but it's crazy to me just how important my family have become over the last few months... It's a big change from last year where I wouldn't change...