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I Am An Embarrassment to My Family

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    neversaynohoe neversaynohoe 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 13

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    They don't understand. They don't see how much I hate my life. They make me feel about an inch tall and I'm miserable. Nothing I do is good enough. For example, I tried throwing my...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Usually when someone says "family", I would think of a nice, warm, welcoming and happy family whereby the parents are supportive, the children have a good relation with each other...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    WARNING: this is VERY long. During school and hanging out with friends, I can be the most talkative and cheerful person to be around. And that's what hides the truth back at home...
    vintagechick14 vintagechick14 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have my troubles with my family, but now that I'm older , I find that I still miss and love them . I was remembering today all the things we use to do together . From family...
    Sjenka Sjenka 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    "You will lose friends but family is forever" what a lie that is what mu father raises me on i believed that for awhile then i was 6 and my parents split the thing is they where...
    Musicislife13417 Musicislife13417 13-15 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've always had issues with my family, but over the past few years, things have hit a head. When I was younger, I battled with anorexia and suicide. My mother knew, but didn't do...
    twiztx twiztx 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 18

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    Seriously! at my age my friends are always teasing me for being single, their words are "When are you going to sentence yourself to life imprisonment" and i am just trying to joke...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    This is my first post. I don't know what to say. First off, sure, I like my family sometimes but... I just don't feel anything stronger than liking them. Yeah, maybe i'm a horrible...
    ID0ntKn0wAnym0re ID0ntKn0wAnym0re 13-15, F Nov 22

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    I am here to just let it out. This is my first post. My mother gave me my name sake inadvertently as a child by telling me the story of the Cipher in the snow. She was sharing a...
    Cipherinthesnow2014 Cipherinthesnow2014 36-40 1 Response Nov 26

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    I am a 21 year old college student. I have a narcissistic personality disorder, but am seeing a counselor and dealing with it day to day.My family has supported me my entire life...
    Anon0ne Anon0ne 18-21, M Nov 27

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    Well its thanksgiving, Some of my dads side of the family are here. Thanksgiving and Christmas are my least favorite holidays, because they are suppose to be about family, which...
    wesv wesv 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    this thanksgiving has been the worst for me. My family doesnt like me at all know matter what i do they hate me. I mean i have nothing else to do. I want to you no do suicide and...
    Atlchris Atlchris 16-17 Nov 27

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    I feel like family is the best. They are always there for you. My family used to be one of the best out there. My parents married on June 22nd, 1991. I hope to marry on that same...
    Pancake17 Pancake17 13-15, M Nov 27

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    I have tittered on the fence while the rest of my family either delude themselves or ignore what my younger sister has become. I for one am done pretending. I am done dealing with...
    Breathe6 Breathe6 22-25, M Nov 30

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    Ever since I was a child I hated my family. Mainly my distant family and sometimes my close family. They have always put me down, making fun of my weight, how I look, and what I...
    ksgirl93 ksgirl93 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My BF and I have been together for over 2 years. Until I threw a fit (in private) until recently, they would plan vacations, weekend trips and holiday trips and he would be...
    kaitie94 kaitie94 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Family Most people think of security, support, love, a safety net, a place to turn when the rest of the world is crazy, reassurance, a shoulder to cry on, or God forbid somewhere...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    My in-law are very different from my family. My family is successful, social and very giving. I was raised by my grand-parents, who have always worked hard physically and always...
    pinok pinok 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I had a difficult childhood as one of my parents passed away while I was 7. I recently live on another continent and haven't seen my family in more than a year. Although the...
    cradleaway cradleaway 22-25 1 day ago

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    Even though we are blood, my family is NOT my family. I do not belong with them. I don't know most of my family. And I look forward to the day, when I have a family of my own...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    to me my friends as well as y blood related family are family. my friends are the ones i go to wen i need advice on something that i cant tell my actuall family and i love them...
    marriedtonetflix marriedtonetflix 13-15, F Nov 20

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    Welcome to the family- The people that you (& I are really close to & trust can be considered family. I never believed that you have to be blood related to be family. I have always...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 41-45, M Nov 23

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    I'm a senior in high school and last year I failed a few classes so this year I am doing credit recovery to get my credits from last year the work is easy but the problem is thief...
    bloodstream11 bloodstream11 18-21, M Nov 23

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    Hi everyone. I never saw myself as the type to join any sort of online forum. Truth is, it makes me very uncomfortable to read my own words. I felt like I needed to join today...
    TheGeiser TheGeiser 18-21, F Nov 25

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    Ever since I can remember, my immediate family members have looked out for themselves. My mom won't do something unless it's financially convenient for her and my half sisters...
    acamacho4 acamacho4 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    In my 43 years of life; "FAMILY" is what i missed, only. Nothing else. All I wanted in my life, Someday I too have a family of my own. I had have walk through all odds, struggle...
    Cowsir66 Cowsir66 41-45, T 1 Response Nov 27

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    I have a half brother I grew up with. We share the same dad different mom. My mom had helped raise him as her own since we were 6, even if it were just on the weekends when he came...
    alaine89 alaine89 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I am half black and half mexican. I used to LOVE to hang out with my mother's family. All the kids and family, but I often ended up the only non-white or full mexican there...
    WizHallow WizHallow 16-17, F Dec 4

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    My family is not dysfunctional as it is weird. I guess i consider my family dysfunctional in the sense that by what society dictates a family should behave and be, well, my family...
    Gatikasensual Gatikasensual 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    They really have been there for me for like the past two years. We've all been through a lot together, and I feel a lot closer to them than my actual family. My actual blood...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I've been hurting my mom emotionally. My family is a patriarchy family, and the girls alway been told that they cant do things like boys. For example, girls are not allow to be...
    Julietxxx Julietxxx 16-17, F Nov 20

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    I am very close to my family. I think spending as much time with my family is very important. I especially like holidays and trips we take as a family.
    Rippie Rippie 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 20

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    Me and my family are nudists and we are always naked at home. Even if its to answer the door when the pizza guy comes around or a salesman. Usually we take turns to see who's next...
    Beautiful112233 Beautiful112233 22-25, F 9 Responses Nov 25

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    I come from a very traditional gypsy family we have many strange ways and traditions I never did have much schooling as you may tell from my writing but from a early age of 12 I...
    007carpetman 007carpetman 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    I have a broken family in the sense that it is bad in the core and it doesn't show it self unless only the family is present Nothing like abuse or anything physical But the...
    nintendo64man nintendo64man 13-15, M Nov 29

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    My mother had schozophrenia and lost custody of me when I was six, and I never saw her again. She died of cancer when she was in her 50s; I was in my 30s. I never knew who my...
    soledad75 soledad75 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Family is so important to me. i had a rough start growing up. But it all settled when i got my step mom and I saw what a real family could be. And I know it may not be traditional...
    jessconn81 jessconn81 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Well Im no beautifulbutterfly2 but I did have some useful fun with Photoshop lately. Such a cool tool to play with. I took an old black & white photo of my young Dad's family...
    aag311 aag311 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 1

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    My week has been a very family orientated affair! We have been blessed with a new addition to our family as my little sister gave birth to her second child. This meant my mother...
    nattyocean nattyocean 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 4

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    I wish I could have been one of those people that raves about how close and loving their family is, but I'm not. I'm the ******* opposite. Something wrong always happens among my...
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 16-17, F Dec 5

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    Im 30, from a strict muslim family, because i left home to live independently, my whole family have disowned me, i have siblings which deleted and blocked me of all social media...
    sa84 sa84 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    They beg for my thoughts and issues, but I never tell. Is it because I feel that they're an issue? Or am I the only issue that should have concern about it? I don't tell them my...
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    i owe everything to them.without them i would be dead by now.they took me in when i was little because my real mom needed money.so uhm yeah, my mom besically sold me to them x_x...
    lushsummer lushsummer 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Outside looking in I never felt normal I always felt like an orphan My mother was murdered when I was just nine years old the man I called dad never acted like a father he was...
    conservativegirl24 conservativegirl24 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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