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I Am Dedicated to My Family

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    Every time I help my mom cooking, I thought that it was indefinitely unfair that my father and brother are lazying in the couch watching tv and not bothering a single glance to see...
    aquavintage aquavintage 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    My experience is one that both came as a shock, and in some weird way, a confirmation of the fears I've always had regarding my parents and their conditional love of me. I've...
    Kaleesto Kaleesto 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am 19 years old and a sophomore in college majoring in nursing. I met the love of my life my first year at college and our relationship has blossomed into something beautiful...
    tphelps tphelps 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I had a tough childhood. Abuse from my mothers boyfriend, abuse from my father and his 2nd and 3rd wives, verbal abuse and fluctuating over protective and smothering from my mother...
    hurtinginma hurtinginma 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am presently estranged from my family, except for contact with an elderly mother. My sister and brother-in-law have children and tend to host most of the family gatherings...
    Micikem Micikem 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    I'm the oldest child in my family, 32 years old now. As long as I can remember I have always felt abnormal, and could never understand how my friends were able to be sole...
    ladybutterfly82 ladybutterfly82 31-35, F Jun 29

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    IK for a fact that blood doesn't make family because most of my family ignores me and makes me feel sad and bad about myself I only trust 3 people in my family . To me my real...
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F Jul 10

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    A year or two ago, I made an interesting discovery about my linage--it is highly likely that I am a descendant of the old Irish royal family through a sept (noble family) that was...
    sunatdawn214 sunatdawn214 16-17, F Jul 13

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I'm really the black sheep of the family here. I have one sibling, an older brother. It isn't just my immediate family I don't fit in with, its seriously all of it. On my moms side...
    happyinmyskin happyinmyskin 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I had a bad childhood and my relationship with my family has not improved enough to be of much comfort to me. My eldest brother died a couple of months ago, and the year of his...
    SlowLo SlowLo 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Hello! I have definitely found this out! You know a family is suppose to be a special thing. These are suppose to be people who come on this earth naturally equipped to be...
    glassfire100 glassfire100 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Recently I've been excited about getting a part time job, getting an ID and getting my permit since I am now age appropriate to do so, you'd think with a family being tight with...
    starfr starfr 16-17, F Jun 29

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    I thought it was because I was adopted but I'm at least just as different from my biological family and if I'd known that I was I probably would've never wanted to meet them. My...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jun 29

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    Hi, I'm 33 with two children and have come from a very dysfunctional back ground.. I grew up in children's homes. Because my nan didn't want me and my two brothers we were all...
    anilem anilem 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I can't stand my family.. Since I was young my real dad left when I was young I don't even know who he is and my mother she never gives me the time of day, when my step dad and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F Jul 14

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    my brother. one of the last family members close to me who i saw on a daily basis is now leaving us. first my aunt and now my brother, my soon to be new sister in-law, niece and...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F Jul 14

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    I'm not going to tell why as why would that benefit anyone else. But I will say this. Questions about family should be questions not answered on this site. I believe that when it...
    jason230868 jason230868 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    I lost most of my immediate family in a 3 year time span before I was 43. Even before this, I was blessed to have people in my life that I consider family, though we have no...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I feel like I don't have a family. Sometimes, I don't even understand the definition of it. It's been so hard being an extension to everyone. It feels like I'm dragging them down...
    Neveroutofsight1901 Neveroutofsight1901 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I really hate my family but spend each day trying to make things better. So long story short but when I was two my mom passed away and my dad played the mom/dad role for many years...
    leek12345 leek12345 22-25, F Jul 9

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    Ok unlike what the title says, I don't true lay hate my boyfriends family. I just see that they are the most dysfunctional family I have ever met. They are extremely different from...
    SilentNynja SilentNynja 22-25, F Jul 15

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    My mum is really into talking on the phone recently and I think she s talking to a guy. She s 50 this year, separated with my father 6-7 years ago. I didn't expect I would feel...
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    My parents have been separated since I was 5. My brother and I both just finished high school and he is leaving the house soon. My family has never been a close family and there...
    maee96 maee96 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I can't wait until my mother is dead. My father is declining and I think I am angry at him, too, but don't feel it as much as I do towards my mother, who is the narcissist. He just...
    culturedancer culturedancer 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    Why was I born into a family with so much hatred. My grandma tells me regularly that I'm worthless. And that I won't make it anywhere in life. Well guess what? I'm gonna prove you...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F Jun 30

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    Some of my family accepts my dad with open arms after leaving my mom and me and my brother and I'm really close with my family but it's so hard when he's always over at my family...
    isabellamancini isabellamancini 13-15, F Jul 5

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    “…the whole strawberry/vanilla/chocolate…” My fathers, father was a Colonel in the army. Dad and Grandpa were both in the army and dad was an army brat that went to...
    dustypork dustypork 26-30, F Jul 5

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    I have been reading and talking to others about families having family beds from many sources. I am so glad I have a family bed too. We have had a family bed for several years...
    pregnantmomatbeach pregnantmomatbeach 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    my family is stuck in it's old ways. I can say I only really like to talk to one person in my family cause ever one else is such a hypocrite. everyone in my family was brought up...
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    When I was aged two my father was accused of molesting my half sister (same mum) at age 7, he was imprisoned for 8yrs and my sister's father took her away from the family. I...
    juleswillo1 juleswillo1 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I am a teenager in high school, and my parents have been divorced for over two years (but it was a long and messy process, and they have only been living apart for about 6 months...
    trackster54313 trackster54313 16-17, F Jul 13

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    I would like to live a life estranged from my family. My father was abusive both physically and emotionally. The pain he has caused me throughout my 22 years is at times...
    Liz3125 Liz3125 18-21, F Jul 13

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    i hate my family i hate my family i hate my family i hate my family my mother ruined me. she left me with a series of emotional scars i carry with me wherever i go. and i grow up...
    lovelyintrovert lovelyintrovert 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I was a pk in a very religious church. I had to be perfect, but I was never quite sure what that meant. So I followed every rule, did every religious thing, got straight A's (then...
    7boyz3girlz 7boyz3girlz 46-50 Jul 15

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    I never been so strong when it come to relationship. I was naive in every part of it. Always follow the rule of wife as far as I know, never break it and do what need to be done as...
    EDRSS EDRSS 41-45 23 hrs ago

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    They are inconsiderate, selfish, mean and shallow. They like to put me down and underestimate me as a hobby. Nothing I do is ever enough or respected when it comes to those 4...
    sararabie sararabie 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I am an only child and there is no family left. I'm 36 now and have a great career in executive management. Just a year and a half ago I had a husband, 3 kids, a mom, a dad and one...
    Mercy7878 Mercy7878 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    One morning i woke up from a dream that really changed how i felt about family... Im actually really excited about it. I know how tv sitcom it might sound, but i loved it anyway...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M Jun 29

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    I am the youngest out of absolutely everyone in my family, even my cousins, and I hate it! We'll not exactly, my oldest cousin has kids who are 5 and 2 but that doesn't help at all...
    RainbowPastel RainbowPastel 16-17, F Jun 29

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    As a man, your family and friends should be the most important things in your life. You do not walk out on your family when things become difficult, you do not falter, and you do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 30

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    My parents and family doesn't exactly treat me the best. My best friend and my boyfriend's parents treat me so well. I consider them closer family than my real blood family. They...
    saxophonegal22 saxophonegal22 13-15, F Jul 2

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    I am really confused with my parents, and sad at the same time. i have 2 siblings, my older sister that just turned 20 and one little brother that is 12 years old. Okay, so my mom...
    davamps davamps 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    What makes a family? I think a family is someone who cared and loves you you know even without the same DNA well my "mother" I love her very much of course but i do not feel like...
    lesliexx3 lesliexx3 18-21, F Jul 4

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    It is interesting that as a society we accept the concept and practice of a head of a corporation, political entity, societal group, or government, but it is generally rejected as...
    CherSr CherSr 61-65, F 6 Responses Jul 7

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    It's been made abundantly clear that I am not a part of their family, despite adoption and the emotional connection that happens between children and those around them. No. I am...
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T Jul 9

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    I grew up in a family with two younger sisters and one younger brother. We had a happy childhood with loving parents who are both gone now (God rest their souls). We grew up in...
    mike52ad mike52ad 56-60, M Jul 10