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I Am An Embarrassment to My Family

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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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    neversaynohoe neversaynohoe 22-25, F 8 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    Just because you are born into a group of people. They call them family. Actually it is no fact in my opinion they will love you just because of that. I have experienced this...
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    Why am i treated so badly in this family? I want spend as little money as i could. i hide my money and save it for later because i might need it. i don't usually buy stuff but...
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    my family wants nothing to do with me, and its always been this way. i used to think if my own family cant love me why would anyone else,but i now know its their loss. but i do...
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    All they see is a moody girl. They dont care to ask whats wrong. And when they do, they dont try to understand or let me explain why. They expect me to let them know everything...
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