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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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    BrokeBandit BrokeBandit 36-40, F Apr 12

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    My mom has a legitimate mental issue, my dad looks like he's slowly dying day by day, my older sister isn't around at all anymore, and my little sister is just doing her thing. My...
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    I just realized that the way my father treated me is one of my family's biggest secrets and embarrassments. They have all known about it for years. I never knew they did until...
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    I need to write this, I need to get this off my chest. This isn't me being a victim, this is me saying that my life has been extremely hard and still is sometimes because of my...
    KAlexxx KAlexxx 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Complicated, difficult, and frustrating. Most marital arguments are over sex or money... Mine happen to be family. My in laws despise me... In the beginning of my relationship my...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 16 Responses Apr 7

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    I see here people share their stories about families of 7 and more kids, but I come from a family of 5. And I'm the fourth. I have two older sisters, an older brother and a younger...
    demoisellecapulet demoisellecapulet 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I know for sure. The woman that babysits my cousin's daughter who is partially related to our family through her husband, once asked me to marry her nephew, and that he hadn't a...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 13

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    My younger sister, Tanya. She's quite the nerdy and loves science and mathematics just like me, and we both connect pretty well together even though it sometimes get a little rough...
    iTetra iTetra 13-15, F Apr 16

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    I know many people out there hate there family and there's no new to talk about except defining some feeling to the outside world. I actually don't have the ability to express...
    dare111 dare111 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I hate my family. I would trade families with anyone I knew. I really, really despise of them. They always have to plan everything, and I mean everything. They plan toilet stops...
    kathygrindley kathygrindley 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Blood isn't always thicker then water. There are those families where it's "to each your own" mine is like that. The quickest route to hang someone out to dry they would do that...
    favestril favestril 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Heyyy, just venting lbvs! I don't have any friends, nor family! is it by choice mmm yea in a way but not really! I tend to block people out and keep a tough guard! Why, because I...
    TewTewLove TewTewLove 26-30, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    God will remove people from your life if you take too long to do it yourself. In 2010 I recieved a word from a woman in church that I had a few people around me who I needed to...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Many moons ago I was basically disowned by my family . I am the black sheep , never graduated high school , got tattoos the day I turned 18 and am getting more covered every day...
    KittenHasClaws1980 KittenHasClaws1980 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Waited for dad to be dad. Retaliated when hurt. Stole from family when young. So they punnish forever. And save money. But claim loans wreck family. To justify...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 7

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    I hate my family. My brother calls me names and hits me for no reason. Today, he called me names again, so I blew off because he constantly says it so I said, "Have you ever looked...
    xxyxxyxx xxyxxyxx 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I hate family gathering because I always feel left out. I am the quiet one who never says a word but likes to observe all the time. I like to see family but I always feel out of...
    wisdom26 wisdom26 46-50, F Apr 10

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    I don't know if this is how I should be acting, but... I am actually thankful that God gave me this kind of life. I mean, I am thankful that I am from a broken family. why? well...
    hummingtree hummingtree 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    When I was growing up I was the black sheep, the odd one out, the weirdo, the freak. My mum would say to people 'she's not like us, she likes to read..' like reading was a...
    Shelley176 Shelley176 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    -Father. Sociopathic. Physically and mentally abusive to both my mother and myself. I lived with him for thirteen years. My current household: -Mother. I live with her now. Was...
    SilencesLullaby SilencesLullaby 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I love my family but there are many things they need to fix about themselves. If you don't know I am Bipolar and I have been since I was five. It was only this year that I was able...
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M Mar 27

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    I don't necessarily hate my family it's just the feeling I get when I'm around them. This unhappiness I feel and the fact I just want to leave. Once I go to school, I feel more...
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    to me it is important but idk how to fix my family. My mom and sister dont talk to me bc of my step dad. my dad dont talk to me bc of my step mom and her daughter. the only family...
    bdkellar94 bdkellar94 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    My family is very important to me. First of all, I am very close to my husband, as we have been together for a long time. I am super close to everyone on my mom's side of my family...
    WalkAwayFromTheSun WalkAwayFromTheSun 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I seriously can't f**king stand these ungrateful ********. My parents just got back from the store and I'm trying to help clean up around the house and my mom is yelling at me for...
    MegaManZero97 MegaManZero97 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 4

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    Today, I had to wear a dress. Ew. It was for the Easter service at our church. Everyone in my family who saw me in the dress were like: "Oh, you're so adorable!" "You look so cute...
    ZiggyZebra ZiggyZebra 13-15, F Apr 5

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    And my blood-bound relatives are not family to me at all. Most of my life, my mom shut me out and pretended like I was nothing but a piece of useless garbage. She would even say...
    SamanthaJC SamanthaJC 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    If your biological or not biological family has been abused you in many way so far. That mean your family doesn't exist. This is My opinion. I'm so happy that i can escape from...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I understand why and all. But i dont understand why my family wont accept me. Im so different. I listen to different music. I date different people. Im interested in different...
    ILuvAugustAlsina ILuvAugustAlsina 13-15, F Apr 9

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    my family is too toxic and emotionally abusive for me, i can't take it anymore. i can't keep pretending i'm happy because deep inside i know i'm not happy at all. my parents never...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    When was the last time i hugged someone? ''Please Please i'm begging you...'' The prase of this song in my head right now. I have no family no family support. I don't know what...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    They are always dragging me to their orthodox church for hours and hours of bullshit even though I'm agnostic at most. They are always on my *** and I am just so tired of keeping...
    wildewhit wildewhit 16-17, F Apr 11

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    silencerr silencerr 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    My family members often tell me "how good I have life, better than them" rather than trying to help me with all that's buried me over the years. They do NOT see the insides of my...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 12

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    I use to be scared to tell my family members about my relationship problems. I finally left the bad relationship and moved away, my family has never been so supportive and helpful...
    krmdr krmdr 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    itsalongstoryy itsalongstoryy 18-21, M Apr 13

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    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Apr 13

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    My family has lots of divorced people. I have no clue who is there and who is just not really family. It's also sad that lots of my family members died from cancer. Yet, I am...
    CutestKitty500 CutestKitty500 22-25 2 Responses Apr 13

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