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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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    Yes family is important but sometimes we are unfortunate to have family that can be huge embarrassment AND can be a keep back to our lives.
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    I'm so stupid. My mother is like an evil beast who feeds on happiness. Except she feeds on gossip. A court battle for custody of my little sister and I is coming up in July. It...
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    We may not always see eye to eye, but I love my family to pieces. Through all the arguments and laughs, we are as close knit. I realize that in this day and age, not many have the...
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    I don't know how the **** I'm related to some people in my family. Everybody knows how pissed and angry I get when a very sensitive subject is brought up in front of me. For the...
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    I am the youngest of 5 siblings. I hate it when people say to me "I wish I had a big family". I can honestly tell you I hate having a big family. The bullying and politics that...
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    Even though it's an established fact that I hate humanity entirely, there is something about certain family members - they who I shall not name - that irks me in a entirely...
    Shinoyo Shinoyo 18-21, F 2 Responses May 5

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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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    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...
    iespnz iespnz 22-25, M 1 Response May 10

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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...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F May 17

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    I absolutely love my family. But really, does family put each other down on purpose? My family has a tendency to always pick on me and make jokes, I get it. It's a joke most of the...
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    I believe when you reach a certain age you begin to redefine what a family is and begin forming your own, chosen, family. I have such a fam and consider them as close, if not...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 8 Responses May 23

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    I am the second oldest of 5 kids. We all have ridiculous names too. The youngest are Skyla and Camden and they are fraturnal twins who are both in Grade 8. Then it's Quinn and she...
    ZacS11 ZacS11 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    When things get tough in my family and one runs off, I'm always the one to chase them down and bring us together. I'm afraid of losing my family. Being together with and as a...
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    My fake cousin who has a little Daughter, is a real cheat. All she's interested in is money, and how she can get more and more. She lives this lavish lifestyle with a whole ton of...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F May 17

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    Growing up (though I guess I'm still growing up,) I never really had anyone I could go to for advice or comfort. A mom with anger issues and a dad who was always gone working...
    TheGirlYouNeverKnew TheGirlYouNeverKnew 18-21, F May 23

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    Yesterday was one of the best Memorial Day cookouts our family has had yet. We hosted it at our lake house and invited many family members and close friends of ours, mainly our...
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    I have the most dysfunctional family. As a kid It was always an argument, fight and constant verbal abuse from the other four members of my family. They can all be very...
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    I don't even know where to start. My family is stuck in their ways but I refuse to be a part of that. Change will only happen if you make it happen and they're not doing anything...
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    I think been the 2nd child IS the black sheep of the family especially when you have an older brother and a younger sister. I used to love my family unconditionally until I...
    Chinese101 Chinese101 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    we born alone but we came into a family who adopt us..adore us..love and care us..of course teach us many lessons.....we never be alone if we understand each other in family..and...
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    Today I saw some relatives I have not seen for 14 years! Only for 10 minutes though as they couldnt stay long!Most of the extended family I have not seen for a long time. I guess...
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    bbybleu bbybleu 16-17, F 2 Responses May 11

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    My near middle aged cousins are the ones I cannot trust. If I say or do something out of the ordinary, they rest that case on me or make me feel guilty till I cry, when they know...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F May 14

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    YesIAmAsian YesIAmAsian 18-21 1 Response May 15

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    HELLO WELL MY FIRST TIME WRIGHTING ON HERE AND WELL wanted to share a little about my story. 2007. the worst thing that had ever happn in my family My brother and brother inlaw got...
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