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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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    I hate extended family drama!!! My parents asked a stupid favor for me, i didnt ask. And now im responsible?? I will explain latter but... I just hate this
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    I hate myself. I hate that I'm not the perfect little girl that my parents want. I hate that I can't get them to say that they're proud of me no matter how hard I try. I hate that...
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    I would much rather fade into nothing before becoming a burden. I'd hate for those I loved to resent me. I want to be remembered for the good times and not for the bad
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    OK, this is really long but it's my story. Hopefully this resonates with someone. It started a few weeks before I got married, and just escalated. The name-calling, intimidation...
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    I think my fake cousins have life like they need to, but shouldn't. My cousin, who also has a child, pushed up on me like banging my head against her private part, some time ago...
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    Growing up, I never had the easiest childhood. There, got that out of the way. Both my parents were drug addicts, so the marriage obviously wasn't a happy one; a lot of nights of...
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