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I Am An Embarrassment to My Family

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    neversaynohoe neversaynohoe 22-25, F 8 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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    msyuism msyuism 26-30 3 hrs ago

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    I'm very tired of my family. My mom and dad had an affair, and so here I am. They were never married. My mom raised me, but my dad never failed to support me. I'm even closer to...
    beautifulmistake17 beautifulmistake17 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Sometimes i just want to tell some of my family members to take a long walk off a short pier.
    footballgal56 footballgal56 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    So let me just let this out. For starters my whole family has been decided for some time now. It was never liked this before, we were actually very close, going to church every...
    mawwi00 mawwi00 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I am the youngest in our small family of 4. The oldest memory that I have is my mom and my drunk dad fighting. My dad has been a drunkard all through his life. He never really...
    caughtinthemiddle1 caughtinthemiddle1 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    My father and mother divorced, my mom moved away with her new husband and they have a new kid. I have no one in a new country, I have no family, no one. I have no friends and I...
    goodbyemylastsummer goodbyemylastsummer 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just came back from a dinner with my boyfriends family and friends and felt sad coming back. The thoughts I had was I envied my boyfriend for having family stability and wished...
    montgomery1984 montgomery1984 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    My parents had 4 girls in a relatively short time span, within about 6 or 7 years. Then 15 years later, while my parents were in their mid -40s, they had me, their only boy. My...
    harknbark harknbark 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I know I'm the black sheep of the family because when my mother passed away and my grandmother passed away I have no family I have a dad but I've never met him I know when I have...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am what I think is called "the black sheep of the family". I rebelled on things that the rest of the family would consider untraditional. But my family and I are very different...
    Clipz4her Clipz4her 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I just want some people to relate to. My family are breaking me down. All of my immediate family members are incredibly self destructive and also abusive to those around them...
    narcolepticinsomniac narcolepticinsomniac 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Let's start with the beginning: I am the last child of 3. My childhood was not pleasant nor sad. My dad took care of us while my mom was working. My siblings were protecting me and...
    GirlWithNoFamily GirlWithNoFamily 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    My family is crazy. I'm completely and totally pissed at my family. My uncle and his partner, god knows who else. Is saying that all the sexual abuse, the rape, sexual assaults I...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    What is the basic elements which bond the family members? I think it's food. Without food shared among family members, memebers must scatter and the family disintegrates. Why...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    So my husband and I have had our fights and doubts in our marriage. It has only made us stronger. His family doesnt like me bc of all of it. So they started bringing gis ex gf...
    Disrespected25 Disrespected25 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I am a teenager, healthy, and in high school. I am the only atheist in my family, as well as the only one whose hobby is writing. I don't play video games, and writing is pretty...
    RamenTraveler RamenTraveler 18-21, M a week ago

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    When a bond is strong enough...it transcends the title of friend to family. My pets are family, my past and current aquaintances are family, my non-blood cousins are family.
    Beerus Beerus 22-25, M a week ago

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    I haven't had any contact with my family since I left my hometown almost 8 years ago but they just can't seem to leave me the hell alone. Since I've told them that I want nothing...
    ashamedofmyfamily ashamedofmyfamily 41-45, F Aug 23

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    guys please tell me if I'm crazy okay? because I would like to know since I haven't met anyone who thinks like me but this is going to be a long story. So here's the thing. My...
    Hayden23 Hayden23 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Hi. Thanks for reading this. I have recently fallen out with my father. He has difficulty with relationships. as a child he was always ******** off his brother and sister and...
    miriams13 miriams13 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    You know what I love most about my family?! They aren't my real family, but they are my adopted family, and I love them so much cause they love me. They took me in when I had...
    ToSexyForYou ToSexyForYou 22-25, F Aug 22

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    I really want to kill myself. My life is going on horribly. My mother has psychotic depression, she has been on an affair for 9 years & has just recently stopped after being...
    mangoseed mangoseed 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 22

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    While technically I do, I no longer consider my family my family. I don't like it one bit but at the same time I feel it is the only way to protect myself. When I was a child my...
    vovine123 vovine123 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I am the oldest, and my family hates me. I have 2 younger brothers, and 1 younger siblings. My parents hate all of us, and all my siblings hate each other. Our family is basically...
    LolaTavir98 LolaTavir98 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Happiness is an important element to keep a family connected and strong. Families who have the opportunity to share great memories have a much better chance of holding bonds than...
    williams299 williams299 46-50, M Aug 20

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    Who doesn't love their family? Your family is always there for you(or at least most families)especially when you need it most. My family is amazing and I couldn't ask for any more...
    whatnext349 whatnext349 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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    When I was younger I had a family. Not the best family but a family. I lived with my parents had a brother, knew my grandparents uncles aunts and cousins. We weren't all close but...
    RuRave93 RuRave93 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    As I posted in a reply to another in this group -- I would be very happy to be naked/nude (pick your term) with friends and family. I enjoy being nude whenever I can and...
    21finish 21finish 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    My family has a horrible history. I barely know any of my family, and I'm sure it's for a good reason. This story will be a long one. It's about my entire family after all. When...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I really am in disgust with this rotten family, and constantly think of killing myself. Never have they ever showed any love twords me. My idiotic mother - Early back on she had a...
    MysteryZ MysteryZ 18-21, M Aug 17

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    I had a person in my life that was my older sister. I've always wanted one, but of course I was born first. This person, we met on a site (this was years ago). They were- are still...
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Hi there. My name's Maria and I'm 19 years old. This is quite lengthy so thanks for clicking on it. All my life I have dealt with my difficult family and I have now made it one...
    dearmaria95 dearmaria95 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    My experience of abuse is most likely not as bad as most people's but I'd still like to share.. The first time I was abused by my dad was when I came home late from a friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    I recently have had to cut ties with nearly all of my family. My mother is a very lovely person but she often shares information about others that causes rifts in the family...
    eirehawk eirehawk 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I have this best friend and his names Isaac. I've known him since the day I was born on the same hospital after him. We have had our birthdays always joint and our parent knew each...
    faykath faykath 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I was born to a woman who couldn't remember who my father was. I was adopted by another family when I was 2 years old. I was trafficked from the time I was 6 years old till Iwas 17...
    CharisGrace CharisGrace 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm so past hating my family I'm so happy now I can really believe & say this . I know what kind of people my family are & I know if I put myself with them ever again I know I will...
    missyluvsmissy4me missyluvsmissy4me 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Ok, so I have a complicated family and it's going to be quite long-winded to explain it all... and like other people I'm going to change relatives names. I am the youngest of 3...
    DerbsUK DerbsUK 22-25, M Aug 11