I Am Not Close to My Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 850 People

    I can't deal with happy families.

    I grew up in a highly disfunctional enviroment and apart from my mom, family always meant bad and crazy people. My parents divorced when I was three and I grew up in a household with a mentally unstable half brother who never cared for me and still doesn't to this day. Because...
    starstruckruby starstruckruby
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2014

    it has been 5yrs since i haven't kept in touch

    with them. and i never will. i escaped from parents who has been abused me.phisically abuse,sexual abuse,mentally abuse..it was just hell. my body and soul got so hurt like people can't imagine. so i don't have fun childfood or sweet family like other people have. but i don't...
    juryandrews juryandrews
    36-40, F
    Dec 13, 2014

    My daughter just had twins a boy

    and a girl. I have 5 grown children 4 girls and my son. We used to do everything together however, in the lat 2 1/2 years I lost my mother and my kids dad passed away 6 months later. I got married 6/22/12 to a wonderful man. My son got married and he never calls, very involved...
    denisesmoke denisesmoke
    51-55, F
    Oct 26, 2014

    I'm not really close to anybody at the moment.

    But i have a particular distaste for my family. Especially my mother. She not only treats me with disrespect and is extremely hypocritical but she also constantly lies to me and calls me fat and smelly. And she still thinks of her self as a saint. She'll never admit it to us or...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 26, 2014


    When you are brought up in a broken family...get beaten till you are 16... household chores are most yours to do... kicked at the stomach just because you started seeing a guy at 16... hit you till you bleed and went to school with bandages you wrap on your own just to cover...
    Eternal Eternal
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2010

    Ah yes another holiday

    where we all get together and pretend. I love my family but my mom knows how to push my buttons so I end up at the end of the day miserable. If I could get away with staying home on these occasions I would. Anyway..... Happy Easter!
    Loralpen Loralpen
    51-55, F
    Apr 20, 2014

    I want to be closer to my older brother

    but we're both awkward around eachother and can only seem to interact by being jokingly offensive. He's 6 years older than me but a lot more immature (not in a fun way). I moved out of my moms house early because of him. I couldn't tolerate his immaturity, anger problems...
    ACWK226 ACWK226
    22-25, F
    Mar 1, 2016

    Family? Family?!

    You call these relatives and steprelatives "family"?!? These relatives and steprelatives of mine are so far removed from what it means to truly be family that they might as well not even exist--and they chose things to be this way, not me. My pets and my good friends and...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong
    56-60, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2012

    Camping with my family

    for a week... And I don't even have my own bedroom in the camper, I just sleep on the couch... Someone, please shoot me
    Deleted02749 Deleted02749
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2014

    Wish I Had A Good Family.

    Growing up I haven't had much. I grew up in apartment building my mom was on welfare and my dad was never around. I never saw much of him but when I did he was either drunk or high and said a lot of inappropriate things and he hurt me. I hated him. My mom always talked against...
    Neonights Neonights
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2012

    Okay, so. I just need to get this off my chest

    and hopefully find someone to relate to. My parents are divorced. Dad cheated on mom. I got shipped to live with my nan and have been doing quite okay, since my family is pretty affluent. Mom went tp work at another city. She did not raise me. During my childhood I was the...
    Polychromasia Polychromasia
    18-21, F
    Dec 18, 2015

    My parents were horrible,

    my family is all broken and divided. My abusive father passed away, haven't spoken to narcissistic mother in a long time, brothers drifted away. I long for family during holidays, but try to be satisfied with my own children. I can't fix the past. I can only look forward and...
    goodwitchofthenorth goodwitchofthenorth
    41-45, F
    Dec 10, 2015

    My family was very dysfunctional.

    My father was an awful, distant and often frightening person whom I hated. My mother did not protect my sister and I from his anger and violent forms of discipline. My parents did not love me. They controlled me and nothing I did was good enough or valuable. I no longer speak to...
    mariefrancea mariefrancea
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2014

    Use to be close :/ now I would love to fight em

    but wont because I am more mature than them
    jesikahluv jesikahluv
    22-25, F
    Aug 29, 2014

    Do You Get This Too?

    Well basically I look nothing like my family close or extended, and whenever I'm out with them and my mum, dad or sis are with someone I haven't met before they ask is that your friend.... I was at my dads and aunts birthday party last night and a lady asked my sister 'is she...
    Chewii Chewii
    22-25, F
    Oct 12, 2013

    NOT Close? More Like Nooo Contact

    JusMe JusMe
    41-45, F
    12 Responses Dec 5, 2007

    My Family Is Not Close And I'M Afraid It'S Affected Me As A Person

    My family is not close at all. To the point that we are awkward around each other. Not really with my mum but between my brothers and me there is very little affection and just a lot of awkwardness, it's like we just don't know how to be with each other. We grew up never eating...
    beckfl beckfl
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2013


    my reason for saying that im not close to my family is because if im hurting or actually in pain from an injury as I am at this moment they don't care they laugh at my pain. my older brother, who is ironically sappose to be a grown man, shot my ancle/foot with his pellet gun and...
    lunamariemoon lunamariemoon
    22-25, F
    May 31, 2013

    I don't have much of a relationship today with

    my family, but that's due to my mom. I moved out of state in 2003 to be with the love of my life. Since then, my parents have only come out to visit me once, when I got married in 2004. Meanwhile, I have been back three times, all for family functions, and at times when money...
    36-40, M
    Dec 9, 2015

    Tired Of My Selfish Family

    I am always happy when I see other families laughing and having a good time. I wish mine was like that oh no that would be to much like right. Alot of successful family members in my family don't like to help the other one that is trying to become successful too. I have a niece...
    blackrican38 blackrican38
    41-45, F
    Nov 20, 2011

    I have a small family.

    I am the youngest female grandchild. My older cousins all have kids/grandkids and their own lives and families. So it is no one that I am close to in my family. My mom and I are not close at all, no particular reason, just never was close and I think it was because of her...
    loveandunicornz loveandunicornz
    36-40, F
    Jun 14, 2014

    My Family

    I have lived with my parents and my two older brothers all my life and I can easily say that we do not get along. I say this because as a younger teen and as a child my parents couldn't deal with me being in the same room as them unless they needed me to do chores for them or to...
    lunamariemoon lunamariemoon
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 31, 2013

    My family heirloom has been broken

    and one of its diamonds lost. It was in my care for 12 years. I don't know what to feel. I just feel empty without it I think. It was the last thing that I had faith in.
    MyShaddow MyShaddow
    31-35, M
    Apr 29, 2014

    I'm Not But It's Ok

    My mom and I butt heads a lot and my dad and I never talk. My sister is disgusted with my existance and my brother is in the marines, doing who knows what in another country. I was told several years that just cause you live with them doesn't mean you have to love them or force...
    AlbinoLapineRedQueen AlbinoLapineRedQueen
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2009

    I Choose Not to Be Clost to My Family

    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2007

    I am 19 years old and I am not close to my

    family at all. It is irreparable. I will try and give as much background/history as I can as well as recent events. My parents broke up long ago and since then family relations have been up and down. My mother always took things out on me and blamed me for a lot of things. My...
    morriana morriana
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2014

    My family isn't really lovey

    and supportive of eachother. We have a hard time expressing feelings. Having social anxiety doesn't help for me. I want to start having a better relationship with my older brother but we have nothing in common at allllll. I moved out and barely see him anymore. It's just so...
    ACWK226 ACWK226
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2015
    behonestlolo behonestlolo
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2014

    My Family

    People always ask me about my family and it's hard to explain to people that I really don't have one. When I was 16 my mom kicked me out. I moved in with my grandma while I finished up high school. This past July, my grandmas fight with cancer ended and she passed away leaving me...
    dcaleb21 dcaleb21
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 22, 2013

    I'm a 23 year old lad living 3000 miles away

    from my family and I never miss them....at all. I grew up with my brother who's 6 years older than me and we only got close for a while after he left home, when I was 14. I moved when I was 19 and they helped me for 2 years and I'm very thankful for that. We are completely...
    Newtothis3291 Newtothis3291
    26-30, M
    Sep 24, 2015

    Being close with my family is something I've

    craved forever since I was little. So frustrating how they can't see this. :/
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin
    18-21, F
    Nov 1, 2015

    They get on my last freaking nerve.

    I don't live with them anymore (I'm not even in the same state as them) and they think they can run my life!!! I'm 21 years old!
    marleigh93 marleigh93
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2014

    Connected By Blood, Separated By Indifference

    I am not close to anyone in my family.  Part of the problem is I am the black sheep in my family: I am aloof and I am viewed by my parents as a failure.  I'm aloof bcuz I've conditioned myself to be this way.  My sister and brother, having more friends than I did...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2009

    The "GREATER" of Evils

    Hi everyone,   I'm new to this board, it's actually my first post. Anyways, I've been reading alot of these stories and it just makes me so sad to see all of these hurting people. Broken families, and broken dreams. Even the people strong enough to move on (that's really...
    dreamlandeditor dreamlandeditor
    26-30, F
    Sep 14, 2009

    My Family Should Have Been A Safe Haven...

    My family and I are not close and never will be close. My younger brother has Asperger's Syndrome, my other brother (who is the youngest) is very spoiled, and my parents showed very little interest in getting to know me as a person, not just as a human being but as their daughter...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 5, 2013

    I Raised Myself

    My mother was never in the picture, She has Dissociative Identity Disorder, which stems from a...um...rough childhood, she left when I was only 6 months old, my father was busy working to provide for me and my brother, and when he wasn't at work he was more interested in T.V...
    Baslow Baslow
    22-25, M
    Jun 3, 2013

    Making Our Own Family Connections

    I never had much of a family or was stable enough when I was younger to maintain healthy relationships however over time I have been part of Hugssociety and learned not only how to maintain and keep friendships alive but make a family that I could support and who I could accept...
    Hugsdirector Hugsdirector
    36-40, F
    Nov 4, 2013

    I have a hard time on holidays

    because I am not close to my family of origin. More, I have no children and no significant other. Last fall the engagement with my fiance ended. Here in the south, the emphasis is on family and my friends are often focused on their children, their grandchildren and other...
    yogamind yogamind
    56-60, F
    2 Responses May 25, 2015

    Sometimes I feel pretty unhappy,

    sad and empty in my family. My mom is pretty much a workaholic and almost it's of the time,she's always not rational. She only wants things like the ways she wants and does not think rationally. Not to mention she's always in a bad mood. My dad is super sweet but he's always on...
    Likeylalayys Likeylalayys
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2014

    Black Sheep

    I'm the black sheep of my family. My mother is a nurse and my father is a database engineer. Both have never done anything wrong in their life, never smoked, drink so rarely that it shouldn't even count, think of the whitest people possible. I have smoked cigarettes, experimented...
    WandererWoodrow WandererWoodrow
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 1, 2013

    Why do I feel so crappy today?

    Is it cause my family sucks.
    fav777 fav777
    Nov 27, 2014

    Blood Is Not Thicker Than Anything.

    I was verbally and emotionally abused by every member of my family that I knew all through my childhood.  One member in particular even went so far as to heap a little sexual abuse in there too.  Of course, 90% of it (all but my dad's, actually - he was a raging...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 4, 2008

    No Pink Allowed

    My family seems to degenerate like a decaying animal as each year goes by.  My brothers are the exception and that relationship has never been broken.  I am close to my cousin in this odd little relationship.  It is the most volatile relationship that I allow to...
    Krypton Krypton
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 26, 2009

    Since age 14, I've only had my husband

    and his family. My family (mother, father and two siblings have always counted on me as a means to survive.) So a year ago I decided to say NO to them. Unless I actually buy them food etc. no more being the enabler. No more causing drama and stress in my life because they can't...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 9, 2015
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