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I Am Estranged From My Family

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    Stange Family, Welcome To The Club. - My name is Bill. My father is a loooooooser. My mom was a great women, and gave me alot confidence about myself. Yet my father was and...
    greekitalian greekitalian 26-30 Oct 7, 2012

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    I'm Estranged From My Own Sister - I'm one of three sisters, our parents are dead. We had a brother who committed suicide in December 2012. I'm friendly with the youngest sister, I...
    Fluffernut Fluffernut 61-65, F Aug 18, 2013

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    Christmas And My Dysfunctional Family - After each holiday (and funerals as well) being ruined with endless conflict between my family members, I have chosen to walk away from my...
    amithecrazyone amithecrazyone 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 25, 2012

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    Estranged From My Entire Family - This past year I have been into numerous arguements with my family members. First thing is my three year old threw something at my 24 year old...
    ikeandlasmom ikeandlasmom 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2010

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    Where I Come From. - I was raised in humboldt county. NOT the hippie liberal side, but the redneck conservative, homeschool side. I had my first boyfriend at 19 and in that...
    Dollbaby03 Dollbaby03 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2013

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    I Fear I'm Becoming Estranged From My Father - About 4 or 5 years ago, my parents split. At first, it didn't bother me i was 16 or so. Sooner or later it got to me :( I'm now 21...
    slackit slackit 18-21 2 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    Just An Introduction - Hello all, I am estranged from my family (by choice) and have been for a few years now. I am not going to tell my story just yet as I just found this site. I...
    RedMaryJane82 RedMaryJane82 31-35 2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    Blood Ties Are Thin... - I am the only surviving child of my mother. My two sisters died at birth in 1981 and 1987 respectively. Their father adopted me when I was three, so I call...
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 Jan 1, 2013

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    Happy Birthday Grandma - So, i call up GrandMa today.  Tried calling her yesterday, but something was wrong with her phone line - she needed a new phone. Why is GrandMa mad...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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    Shocked?, Was I... - Pretty much so.  I received call after call this morning from perspective employers.  After i catch my breath and begin to put on the rest of my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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    My Story, In Brief. Sound Familiar. - I'm the youngest of 8 children. All my siblings either emotionally terrorised me, or ignored me. I still crave their approval. I am estranged...
    Margie1968 Margie1968 41-45 1 Response Jul 31, 2009

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    Estranged From Family and Friends - I find myself more estranged as I grow older and as I approach 38 years things seem to be gathering steam. I have a Sister I now do not...
    linwood81 linwood81 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    What I Come From - I was raised in humboldt county. NOT the hippie liberal side, but the redneck conservative, homeschool side. I had my first boyfriend at 19 and in that community...
    Dollbaby02 Dollbaby02 26-30 4 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    Hello! New Here And So Glad I Found You All! - Hello other estranged from your family peeps! I just wanted to say hello, &  introduce myself real quick. I too have been estranged...
    BlackSheepMama BlackSheepMama 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    I'm writing as Stand Alone, the only worldwide charity to support adults that are estranged, has started to carry out some preliminary research into family estrangement. We'd like...
    beccabland beccabland 26-30 Feb 8

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    I Am Estranged From My Family Because I Wanted To Move Out... - I don't know I might be a bad person, I came back from UK three years ago and I lived with my parents. I did not...
    AnnTon AnnTon 26-30, F Dec 10, 2011

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    The Apostate Daughter - My story isn't nearly as awful as some of the others I've read here. I wasn't abused and my family hasn't done anything horrible to me. But sometimes...
    0rph1a 0rph1a 22-25, F Jul 26, 2013

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    Have No Family Connection - I was abused much if not all of my childhood. Physically, you name it. My mother was a monster, my father was abusive as well, but not quite as...
    bretthart480 bretthart480 41-45 3 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    How I Got Here - How I came to this place is long and complicated. I was born into a reform Jewish family that, while seemingly happy, harbors a great deal of dysfunction, anger...
    Sdaedalus Sdaedalus 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2013

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    Waking Up To A Dysfuncional Family - Its all about the controlling abusive relationship with an older sister and mother that you dont realise until your grown up and they carry on...
    sara011178 sara011178 31-35 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

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    If You Are Estranged From Your Family Then Please Visit Stand Alone - Hey Folks, Stand Alone is the only international charity to support adults that are estranged from their...
    beccabland beccabland 26-30 Sep 26, 2013

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    Dysfunctional - WARNING! LOOOOOOOOOONG STORY. Ok, everyone's family is dysfunctional to an extent. We all have our weird quirks that make us a little "abnormal" in...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 29, 2009

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    The Thought Of It Sickens Me - Literally.  Bird advised me that she wanted to go to an area in which my sister works directly across the street.  She just kept pushing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 17, 2009

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    I Really Didn’t See It Coming! -  I am the youngest of four children. I shared a room with my two sisters throughout my childhood. They were 4 and 6 years older than me. My...
    whenfamilyfails whenfamilyfails 61-65 7 Responses Aug 24, 2009

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    What Now? - So, now that I have told my story, the questions I ask are: How do I find others that share my experience? How can one build a network of people to take the place of...
    Sdaedalus Sdaedalus 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2013

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    Letting Go, At A Deeper Level, In Order To Move On. - After writing my "story" yesterday afternoon, I had a breakthrough during the night (processing at a deeper level). A...
    lorraine48 lorraine48 61-65 2 Responses Jun 22, 2011

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    Have always been estranged from them, but for the last few years, I don't even share the same space as them, and once one starts that practice, its almost a "point of no return...
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    I grew up the youngest in a family of all boys. My family was very religious but secretly abusive. My parents divorced at 12 and I was given to my mother due to me being abused by...
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    My parents were a bad couple. They didn't give us stability. We don't really speak. It hurts to see others' parents do caring things with and for their kids but it also makes me...
    needlessthings needlessthings 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    My third part of my story. Well its been nearly 2.5 years since my "fall out" with my parents and Ive learnt a lot. The one thing Im struggling with is "moving on". So my...
    violetcherry violetcherry 31-35, F Mar 31

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    I have decided to cut my parents out of my life. My brother was physically abusive to me when we were both staying with my parents after college. They permitted him to continue...
    val72 val72 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Most of my family members are alcoholics and/or addicts. I haven't seen most of them for over 20 years and basically have no contact with them ever except an occasional...
    blessedmess blessedmess 41-45, F Mar 27

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    Sometimes I wish I could find a girl online to have a pretend life with. That we could invent our own world. Talk on the phone as if we're just estranged from each other. Make up...
    HiImDavey HiImDavey 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Extended Family Issue!!! Please feel free to give any advice or suggestions!!! I will be married in 60 days to my perfect match. I have 2 sons from previous who are 8 & 10 and we...
    arentweallcrazy arentweallcrazy 26-30, F Mar 17

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    I've always had a strained relationship with my daughter. I divorced her dad when she was around 5 and thought I was a very responsible single parent. Her dad was very much a...
    courageousmom courageousmom 66-70, F Apr 5

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    My son is 28. I raised him on my own as a single mom, I always worked very hard to give him a good life, we had a house, he had a good education, food, clothes and we even had...
    Katrinalccy Katrinalccy 51-55, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I lost my beloved Miniature Pinscher 3 years ago. Miss her still daily. Do not miss my fake family at all. Sad but true.
    TeKKeeVee TeKKeeVee 61-65, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I adopted 2 sons and my oldest son and he has reactive attachment disorder. he was fine as a child and when he hit middle school he got with the wrong crowd, didnt do his homework...
    MonicaOlivia69 MonicaOlivia69 41-45, F a week ago

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    I raised three girls by myself for eight years as my husband was a loser. We struggled financially but I eventually found my current husband when the oldest was 9. Needless to...
    5861bold 5861bold 51-55 1 Response Mar 30

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    Our 34 year old daughter always said I was her best friend until 5 years ago when she started complaining that we treated her two older brothers better than we treated her. There...
    3Z7c4 3Z7c4 61-65, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    It feels so strange, Just not the same, Coming to this place, I no longer belong. I walk in the door, Typically ignored, Feel estranged, Not valued no more. Avoidance is best...
    CrowdOfOne CrowdOfOne 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Well I given up on my family, I left my mom, ignore my father for so long, and I always felt so left out from my brothers and sister. I was never close with my father, I was never...
    DaylightAly DaylightAly 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    It's easy to point at my mother as the "bad guy" out of my parents. After all, she was the one who was constantly yelling, cussing at us, saying she hated us and wanted to leave us...
    mindofmaster mindofmaster 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I love my blood family. They raised me the best they could but I, in all essential ways am very different from them. My mother is from an almost rural area near Little Rock. Then...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I dont know if this post is still working, but I want/need to share my story. I was married to a guy who was a psycho when I was not even 18. Coming from India, thats like a death...
    kindredspirit75 kindredspirit75 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    My fake name is kobochibi. I'm female, 26 y.o from Indonesia.I'm from a broken home family. One month after my mother passed away (2006), I ran from home because my father re...
    kobochibi kobochibi 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    From the moment were born, we're told who to love, just because they are "family." **** that. I don't care who you are, family or not, if you screw me over, you can expect nothing...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    So this might be long. I do feel like a pretty lucky guy with a lot of blessings.. But I do have a lot of worries about my family which I will express here.. Ok so my family is...
    PhindingPhronesis PhindingPhronesis 16-17, M Mar 30

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    I don't want to sound overly sensitive, but this is something that has been eating away at me for a long time. Being in the Media Age where everyone is tuned into the lives of...
    SagittariusBlunt SagittariusBlunt 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have a huge, caring, supportive extended family! I have eight siblings, seven in-laws, and one ex-in-law that is still close to the family (and to my sister). At last count I...
    usedchild usedchild 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    i see everyone im my community with.4wheelers and no of them have good grades they dont have to pay for their food nor clothes or gas but i do i have to worry about if im going to...
    crow2787 crow2787 13-15 Mar 19