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I Am An Embarrassment to My Family

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    neversaynohoe neversaynohoe 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    I am almost 30 and my father still tries to

    manipulate me with money to dress like a "normal" person. Wearing black and having a few piercings is apparently the worst thing ever. He says I'm an embarrassment to him and "his family" (meaning: his new wife and her children). His new wife wants me out of the picture, but my...
    EverythingIAmIsWrong EverythingIAmIsWrong 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    They are loud and noisy... I'm dying to read this book that I received the other day... But I can't cause they don't understand why I like books on the first place... They just...
    PurpleMermelade PurpleMermelade 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    When I was younger I always saw my parents as happy. Little did I know they were really far from happy. I'm an only child, and from a fairly wealthy family I always thought that...
    secretspiller secretspiller 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    nothing's natural or connected like other normal family.
    Violetoreo Violetoreo 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    my parents divorced when I was four. I don't have any memories of us being together just of the arguments and the pain between them. when I was 6 my sister was born, we moved house...
    tamsin100 tamsin100 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I've mentioned my nudist friend before. Her name is Kat (that's her in the picture). She, along with her nudist family got me into the lifestyle when I was younger. She is the...
    amyadventurous amyadventurous 22-25, F 9 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Hell yes! When everything else is ******** away, what is left, but family. Yes, family is very important. Some families are screwed up to the gills, and people may have to find...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Family Albums....This winter while chillin' out in Florida, my Grandfather asked me to take on the task of transferring his many photo albums from Film to Digital, after he...
    LucyLutz LucyLutz 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't speak to most of my family. I am one of 7 children. Every single one of my siblings have been scarred by my dysfunctional parents and it's bizarre that they know our...
    silvercoatedbrass silvercoatedbrass 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I have family that I really dislike (I don't like to use hate) and prefer not to speak to even when they try to reach out because its either fake or a set up for some more bs...
    shericka1992 shericka1992 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    This past weekend my husbands family had a big get together for his grandmothers 81st birthday. It was wonderful to see everyone on his dad's side since we barely ever get to...
    SomniumProeliator SomniumProeliator 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I foster animals from the shelter I volunteer at. Even though I only had them for a few weeks, they really become a part of the family. It's a bittersweet moment to see them go to...
    TinyBabyPrincess TinyBabyPrincess 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am grateful that they provided me with a house to live in and everything else to live off from but other than that I really don't like some my family. Some have made it clear...
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So I'm not trying to write a sob story, I guess I'm just looking for some kind of motivation or support or even coping strategies that may have worked for some people. So this is...
    HippieRose HippieRose 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I'm the youngest child of my family. My father left us for another woman, and my mother is a single parent. I only have one sibling. I love my family, but because I was the...
    sylviaplath01 sylviaplath01 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I believe family is very important but I don't think it is everything. Family can be dangerous and toxic if they preach hate to each other. But I love my family because that's...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    My boyfriend is a second generation Indian. I have been with him for almost 8 years, but I haven't found much acceptance from his family members. I don't hate Indians, I just hate...
    littlecoley88 littlecoley88 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My whole family from my mother's side is broken. Everyone of them. Out of all my mother's 4 siblings, all of them have suffered, including her. I honestly think it's just like a...
    IAmJustMyself IAmJustMyself 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    please dont judge me for my grammer or lack of proper writting skills. I write as I speak you can say. Ill try to remember puntuation and all but might miss alot. Anyway here is my...
    feelinghopless feelinghopless 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I came out a few months ago to my mom and family . my granny and some of my friends excepted me .my mom went into a rage and hit me a lot . the rest of my family was just as bad...
    timjusttim123 timjusttim123 16-17, M Jun 23

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    to everyone: just know that i have a personal EP family group. and sometimes people like to join without my permission and they don't know what my family is all about. just know...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F Jun 23

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    In my eyes blood don't make you family. Yes, it makes you related, but loyalty make you family. All family can't be trusted. My husbands family stole, lied and cheated him (well us...
    MayhemsTreasure MayhemsTreasure 26-30, F Jun 22

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    Many families have cracks. Some have small dents, chips, or polished scrapes. But broken families do exist. The pieces have been blown off and are so far from each other and so...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I love my family very much. I have a mom, dad, and a brother. Even though I have a very small family, it is filled with love. Love is very important in my family and each family...
    collegecomputerwiz collegecomputerwiz 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 21

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    I grew up in what could be called a 'Narcissistic Family'. The parent agenda, took priority over the needs of my sister and me. Everything revolved around what my father decided...
    ILAMA2 ILAMA2 41-45, F Jun 20

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    I have a big family and my dad remarried and I don't know half the people in my family and I barely know anyone in my step mother's family. I've either met them and know them, met...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F Jun 19

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    Recently I've realized that I don't have that special close bond with my mother. I think I've always known something was wrong, but it hit me a couple days ago when two of my...
    notthatgirl3 notthatgirl3 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    Dad = Narcissistic (gets off on cheating the system) Mom = doesn't care just Brothers = only if it suits their needs or wants. My dads side of the family suffers from some...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 16

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    My family is very important to me. My family in-turn thinks I am very important to them as well. When family members are not supported it causes undo harm, anger, and frustration...
    readytovacation readytovacation 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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    Ok, so I didn't just suddenly realise this- it's been gradual, but I noticed that I feel happier when I am not around them. It's the strangest thing that my day is fine when I am...
    Plumbalina Plumbalina 26-30, F Jun 13

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    For many people living in a toxic family relationship can be a stressful, chaotic part of childhood. Being an adult means learning how to cope with toxic parents, and how to leave...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Jun 12

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    My family is something that is so important. My family actually accepted me for being gay so I love them for that. My parents are both busy but they always find time for my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 11

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    I do not understand what the problem or big deal is about when it comes to family nudity. Europeans are more open than Americans are about nudity. I totally support family nudity...
    femaleatthelake femaleatthelake 36-40, F 15 Responses Jun 11

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    I grew up helping my single mom raising me and my younger siblings.I had to grow up fast as a 13 year old,been working while in high school to support my mom.Dont get me wrong it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 10

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    I feel left out in my family why because wen I talk to them they just ignore me. I remember wen my cousins were at my house and they would ask for my brother wen I was there :'( I...
    ToxicAnime ToxicAnime 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 10

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    Its so sad to here so many stories , my self I grew up with 12 Pedophiles , and abusive father that was unreal, to all children and his wife, but I lost my own wife and Family...
    arobertwray3 arobertwray3 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 10

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    My family is so important to me. My parents may rarely be home but I don't get mad at them, I get that their jobs are demanding. My little brother, who is 7, is hilarious. He may...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 10

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    Very disappointed once again, when I thought my relationship with my older sister is getting better, working together to help our mom, as she lives with my mom at a house I own and...
    WilliamAmI WilliamAmI 41-45, M Jun 10

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    When it comes to remembering my childhood, the phrase "ignorance is bliss" could not be more true. I didn't think anything of my grandma shutting herself in her room all day. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 9

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    I don't know why I'm here due to the fact that so many people here are saying that their family calls them accidents. I feel kind of guilty for complaining about my problems here...
    hannahkathrynr hannahkathrynr 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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