I Am Disowning My Family As of Today

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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 my drug addicted, lying, manipulative (among the many other negative words I can think of) younger sister. I honestly don't...
    Breathe6 Breathe6
    26-30, M
    Nov 30, 2014

    I Am Disowning My Emotionally Abusive Family

    I am 29 years old and in supported living, run by the National Autistic Society - I was diagnosed with a high functioning form of autism aged 21.  This followed years of emotional neglect and abuse from my family, telling me it was my fault I had no friends, that I should...
    clairemetcalf clairemetcalf
    8 Responses Aug 25, 2010

    What The Hell!

    My older sister is always resentful of me and always trying to compete with me and I have no idea why! I never am jealous of her, always happy for her, etc etc. TRUST ME, my life has been nothing to be jealous of I swear to god it has never been easy for me. I am a survivor! She...
    fancypants12 fancypants12
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2012

    Crazy Doesnt Live Here Anymore

    I truly believe my family is one of the most dysfunctional group.  I was married for 20 years in an abusive marriage.  My entire family knew it but encouraged me to stay.  Now I understand why they wanted me to stay - because they are all mentally and emotionally...
    kritvsmiff kritvsmiff
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2010


    Most of the time, when people ask me about my family, I have no idea where to start because it started before I even realized what was happening. The earliest memory I have is being slapped across the face by my mother, having things thrown at me, being yanked out of bed and...
    cassco1 cassco1
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2013

    Unhappy And Spreads Their Unhappiness To Others

    I come from a loving home, but my mother is a paranoid schizophrenic. When I was a child, my father did not force my mother to go into therapy or get any form of medical help. As a result, my older brother and sisters had a very rough time dealing with her instability, even...
    newmada newmada
    31-35, F
    Feb 13, 2013

    It Was Never Meant To Be

    Simply but, I was born into the wrong family. Sure, I believe all things happen for a reason, and that reason must have been to set me free on my own path and break a cycle of terrible traits and blackened hearts.  A long trail of greed, deception and fiscal irresponsibility by...
    eMonkey eMonkey
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 2, 2012

    I Have No Family

    They are all dead to me. I'm sick of the bulls--- that they put me through. Always spreading rumours that I'm some drug addicted ***** - that's right, my OWN family said this about me! There's been a lot of jealousy towards me because of my smarts & looks so they try to put...
    aracingmindasimpleheart aracingmindasimpleheart
    4 Responses Jul 18, 2009

    In trying to be a peacemaker

    and oldest sibling, I tend to become the enemy. That sounds crazy right? Well I was beginning to think I was insane and that my reality was the one I should be questioning. However, I have taken it upon myself to become a more spiritual person and to let go of what is not mine...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 28, 2015

    Breaking The Cycle For My Son

    My mother's side of the family is dysfunctional and I think it stems back to at least 3 generations in my family, really couldn't tell you beyond that, just kids growing up with poor interpersonal relationships with their parents so they developed personality disorders like...
    mm97 mm97
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2012

    As of today, I have no father;

    even though the man is still alive, to me, he is dead. I loved my dad and I used to think he loved me, too. Well, not so much, and I was just naive about my "wonderful" family. 24 years, I always respected my father and his side of the family. Being a ordinary person, I wasn't...
    Kyorx78 Kyorx78
    1 Response Dec 29, 2013

    Dysfunctional Mother

    My mom fell pregnant with me at 17. My dad, also 17 was kicked out of the house by his father when they found out and my mothers family took him in and supported them both. My mom has 2 sisters, the youngest of which was only 12 when I was born and so they are really like my...
    carissa7335 carissa7335
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2013

    They Do It On Purpose.

    I'm in my forties and I cannot believe that I am feeling this was AGAIN! My "alleged" father and my sister have treated me like I'm not a part of their little family for the last time. This man goes out of his way to say the most awful things to me. My sister refers to my...
    NancyMo NancyMo
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2013

    Bad Parenting Doesn't Get Rewarded

    My father lived in a very small apartment in a run down building in a terrible part of town. He had only one bed, a love seat, and a TV. The windows were covered by stained yellow fitted sheets. The range and kitchen sink didn't work, nor did the toilet which had to be flushed...
    mverobeach1 mverobeach1
    26-30, M
    Jan 20, 2013

    Washed My Hands...

    My relationship with my mother has been tough from a young age. I spent most of my time being raised by my grandma. I found out at 8 that my grandma had offered my mum money to buy me because she could give me better. My mum refused and i thought yay I'm so loved... I asked her...
    iiCors4ki iiCors4ki
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2013

    Disowning My Mother

    My parents separated when I was 18 months old. The first time I met my mother I was 13. My sister was 15 and curious as to who she was as she never made contact with us after running away with another man. Throughout my dealings with her I got a lot of people who had been friends...
    Caughtout2 Caughtout2
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 12, 2013

    Stranger In My Own Home.

    I grew up deaf.Only my mother knew sign language. My mother was a free-spirited child of divorced alcoholic parents.My mother remarried a man who had a son from a previous marriage.Years years later, I had my step-dad to give me away at the wedding.Years years later, my mom died...
    Islamsucks Islamsucks
    3 Responses Apr 17, 2012

    Im Done! As of Today I Have No Family!

    Today we had a little family get together,but everyone was there early like me.Then it starts.All I hear is when are you going to get your act together?When are you going to get married?Did you pay your rent?Maybe you are gay?Are you still drinking?Im going to have you committed...
    irishknight1973 irishknight1973
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Dec 19, 2008
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