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I Am a Burden to My Family

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    No matter what it seems like I'm a burden to anyone. I'm the one that screws up everything, from relationships to something small. No matter what I seem to do I'm told I screw up...
    mwp483 mwp483 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I can't bring myself to talk to people about my problems, especially my family. I don't want to burden them, I don't want to make them worry. I can't talk to friends because they...
    nottobevelealed nottobevelealed 16-17, F Mar 29

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I'm mentally ill and I hide it all from my family. I'm ashamed I guess, or scared of what might happen.
    jijipong jijipong 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    Beautiful day ahead ... Spending time with family x
    chacha151110 chacha151110 26-30, F 34 mins ago

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    I grew up the youngest in a family of all boys. My family was very religious but secretly abusive. My parents divorced at 12 and I was given to my mother due to me being abused by...
    spiffyjodzilla spiffyjodzilla 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Blood is one bond we can not break. It's essential for health reasons or to understand the history of how you got here. Blood relation can also lend a sense of belonging in the...
    warp9pnt9 warp9pnt9 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 30

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    My family is small. It was always just my mom's parents, my mom, my aunt and uncle, my siblings, and myself. My grandparents raised my brother and I (my sister didn't enter the...
    niceusername niceusername 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    "Family means people who love you simply because you are" my granny always says. When I was younger, I couldn't wrap my head around it - family means you're related to someone...
    SamHardy92 SamHardy92 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    It seems very hard for SOME people to differentiate between family and family. I have said numerous times that im sad because I want my own family and I feel alone and incomplete...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I do love my family and am so happy to have them. My dad adopted me when I was 10. At the time he was single and had just got out if the police academy. So him and his cop buddies...
    SunshineC23 SunshineC23 18-21 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Well I given up on my family, I left my mom, ignore my father for so long, and I always felt so left out from my brothers and sister. I was never close with my father, I was never...
    DaylightAly DaylightAly 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I would say this has been the case for most of my life ..okay when I was a child between the ages of zero to eighteen then its mandatory you need you family that surround of family...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Not in the physical world- I was raised to believe that the family I thought was my family was mine. I later found out that I was taken and they were not my real family I belonged...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I have a huge, caring, supportive extended family! I have eight siblings, seven in-laws, and one ex-in-law that is still close to the family (and to my sister). At last count I...
    usedchild usedchild 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    I'm literally the only person in my family who cannot get along with any other family member. My cousins hate me, my aunts and uncles probably think I'm a weirdo, and everyone else...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    There are lots of times I wonder what is a family? Why do I not have one? What have I done to be so alone? There are nights where I just feel like crying because I always see...
    Sakura1567 Sakura1567 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I love my family like crazy but sometimes it can make me go insane. I'm the oldest daughter and naturally, I'm just nurturing and jump to taking care of others like a mother. All...
    Optimistic34 Optimistic34 31-35, F Mar 24

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    I find it challenging to be honest with my family because I am different from them and I think differently than them. I know that my family judges atheists, and political liberals...
    Growlin Growlin 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I love my family. Even when they annoy me to death, though there are parts of my family I would rather not count. My biological mother's family hate my father. For moving us to a...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    So this might be long. I do feel like a pretty lucky guy with a lot of blessings.. But I do have a lot of worries about my family which I will express here.. Ok so my family is...
    PhindingPhronesis PhindingPhronesis 16-17, M Mar 30

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    the day before yesterday, my step uncle passed away. and I never know anything about it till my sister told me as she was told by my other step uncle. by that time we were at home...
    rsddhj rsddhj 13-15, F Apr 2

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    I love my blood family. They raised me the best they could but I, in all essential ways am very different from them. My mother is from an almost rural area near Little Rock. Then...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    My household is small but I have an infinite amount of cousins, aunts, and uncles! My family is mostly Puerto Rican but we have lots of different colors and races married into...
    Lapoeta2nv Lapoeta2nv 22-25, F Apr 4

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    I don't mean this in a negative sense... I mean that my friends at school are like family to me. For some reason, I'm far more comfortable talking to them about anything than I am...
    EponymousAnonymous EponymousAnonymous 13-15 1 Response Apr 7

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    My fake name is kobochibi. I'm female, 26 y.o from Indonesia.I'm from a broken home family. One month after my mother passed away (2006), I ran from home because my father re...
    kobochibi kobochibi 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I don't want to sound overly sensitive, but this is something that has been eating away at me for a long time. Being in the Media Age where everyone is tuned into the lives of...
    SagittariusBlunt SagittariusBlunt 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    I am an only child and 47. My parents and grandparents have passed away. I have 2 elderly aunts that I have seen possibly 10 times in my life who live 800 miles away. I am married...
    SCRich SCRich 46-50, M Mar 27

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    I have a difficult time relating to my family. It's just my sister and I, plus mg parents. I am the son of immigrant parents and my sister is a year younger than I but a college...
    Johndec Johndec 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    My whole family are such judgmental ******. Even though I'm not gay, I support it. The rest of my family hates it and calls me stupid and stuff like that every time I try to defend...
    sarahjade123 sarahjade123 13-15, F Mar 29

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    Death is actually a more unifying force within family than love and this is a mind-blowing concept. These are the words that i never forget from the film another happy day because...
    kar9 kar9 26-30, F Mar 29

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    Rosa Cisneros Peña (My Grandmother) My Grandmother was an extremely religious woman. She loved to sit in the evening and read her Bible. Some said that she knew the Bible so...
    wvtxpen wvtxpen 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I come from a family of six girls and it was an amazing experience growing up in a household full of all females no brothers. I have nothing but the utmost respect for my...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I love my family they are so important to me without them I am nothing. My parents are still together I have 2 sisters (12&13) and 2 older brothers (20&25) but my brothers don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 10

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    I am estranged from my most of my family even the two children I gave birth to. It has been a agonizing experience and the holidays were bad until I got my dog. People are suppose...
    clarity888 clarity888 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    As I've written here, I hate my biological family. I do have a family of 5 close friends, all younger than I am. Our little group gathers on Saturday nights to play fantasy role...
    katmaninva katmaninva 56-60 Apr 13

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    My brother went through nasty divorce ten years ago. I helped him for 18 months preparing paperwork, consulting with his attorney, etc. so his ex-wife wouldn't take him to the...
    fourjacks fourjacks 61-65 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I don't fit in with my family - I am the 2nd youngest of 4 girls in my family and I'm so left out. My parents favour my two older sisters because they live away from home and are...
    lovethetree lovethetree 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Well , family isn't made by blood bond , it's made from a strong loyalty a pledge to protect each other and help one another . Tho I've experienced some families are just made up...
    icelus icelus 18-21, M Apr 15

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    Everyone is against me, its all my fault. Some how an innocent little girl ruined a family. Give me a break!! Cant wait to get away once I'm old enough, or once someone takes me...
    Laceyss Laceyss 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    By normal, I mean families who aren't like the Brady Bunch. My family is pretty darned perfect. I mean, we have color coded wash towels and iPads. We have assigned seats at the...
    ashleycorson ashleycorson 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't have a family yet but I made a vow to put my family first because my mother never will put me and my sister first. I'm 17 almost 18 and my mom has never defended me even...
    ashleyjo1 ashleyjo1 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I have family problems ok where to start ummmmmmm My aunts n family call me ugly and fat I have 3 brothers n 2 sisters 1 of my brothers Octavio cants stand manny( other bro ) n...
    Iamnotperfect Iamnotperfect 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am so different from my family that it seems like they "love" me because they have to. They do nice things for me when I'm around but they don't really go out of their way. Not...
    Fatherflanigan Fatherflanigan 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I've recently read that a lot of people have difficulty understanding why people in an abusive family/relationship just don't leave the abuser. I understand why they think so...
    imprintedme imprintedme 22-25, F Mar 24

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    In ways, I kind of wish I could be more like my Grandpa. He was the glue to our dysfunctional family. Doesn't matter who stole, abused, used, or disrespected.... He always wanted...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Okay so to start off I am 17 years old. My mother passed away from an overdose when I was 10 and my father is still an avid cocaine addict. When my mom passed away my sister who...
    coolbeansdani coolbeansdani 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I started to notice about 3 years ago that I really dislike my family. Even though my parents are divorced I hate both of them and even my twin. I hate how they make fun of me and...
    ninaaba14 ninaaba14 13-15, F Mar 25

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    I cleaned out my parent's (mom and step dad) attic since neither are able to physically get into the space. I found some old videos of family vacation from my deceased father, mom...
    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    Most of my family members are alcoholics and/or addicts. I haven't seen most of them for over 20 years and basically have no contact with them ever except an occasional...
    blessedmess blessedmess 41-45, F Mar 27

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    I love my family more than words. It just gets so hard living with my grandma. I live in a mother daughter house, my two sisters mom and dad and me and my horrible grandma. She...