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I Am Not Very Close With My Relatives

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    I talk to no one in my family other

    than everyone i live with. Its really upsetting but I'm trying to get along with my boyfriends family so i could get close with them, and at least be apart of some family. And so far its working his family loves me, but i wish i had my own
    Nroses77 Nroses77 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    The family I was born with is not the family I

    have now. About five-ish years ago, there started to be some agreements that ripped my family in half. I'm not sorry about it, I haven't lost anything important. But it taught me that...well, "family don't end in blood". I've chosen my own family, the people who have always been...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F Sep 23, 2014

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    They make me feel like I am the freak.

    Everybody hates everybody and somehow I do too but I love them at the same time. Sometimes I just don't know who I can trust or if I can trust anybody at all...
    VivienHope VivienHope 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I was always told by my parents friends

    and my teachers "hey what's the matter with that kid" or "what did you do to that kid" if not that it's "are you hurt? Are you ok?" But they don't get it, I'm just different and I hide on purpose, they just will never understand, I hide because I can't stand the stares sometimes...
    MaxwellMoonHoof MaxwellMoonHoof 18-21, M Nov 30, 2014

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    my family doesn't like me.

    i can tell very easily. i'm always the excluded child. my little brother is the clear favorite in the family. he's always receiving the nice phones, shoes, shirts, books etc. whenever i ask for something i end up with the cheap sh*t. i'm a junior in high school and they won't...
    gingergurl22 gingergurl22 16-17, F Oct 30, 2014

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    Ever since moving to Dallas last year I have

    drifted apart from my family. They all still live close to each other but I feel like they resent me for wanting to get away from the country life, In a way I'm sad but also kind of angry they treat me this way. I'm kind of lonely sometimes but I know it's what is best for me
    SassyGirl923 SassyGirl923 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    my dad's side of his family is kind of annoying

    on FB, they are majorly religious or overly dramatic ...I'm usually pretty laid back with religion but it's every single post ...either that or its something off the wall, something random like "don't talk about my man b*tch" ... I sometimes don't understand how my dad survived...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Saturday, I'm going to be at a big family

    get-together and I'm already dreading the questions such as "how's school?" I also feel very awkward and tense around all of those people... not to mention the boredom that follows.
    thisissamwut thisissamwut 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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    So my brother is 9 years older

    than me and he's gay. I walked in on him last night and his bf and him were having sex...nasty as fuckkk.
    SarahNicole269 SarahNicole269 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 10

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    I'm an only child and am not

    even close to anyone in my family. My mother is the only one I really talk to on random occasions and she lives 1200 miles away. Ugh, how I have always wished to be a part of a supportive family and I'm so envious of my friends that are.
    Shellbelle21 Shellbelle21 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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    My family doesn't keep in touch with me,

    even though we're on good terms. They're Emotionally unavailable and it breaks my heart. I just want a loving, close-knit family.
    electricwaves electricwaves 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I hate the fact that my family can judge my

    life style because they r all Christians but do worst things than me
    ibelovinhimnher ibelovinhimnher 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    To be honest I know probably less

    than a third of my family. My dad left me when I was little so I've only met one of my grandparents on his side. My mother's family is spread throughout the US. I live near none of them. I have met three of my cousins, their parents, and my grandmother. I literally have no...
    WhoNeedsAUsername WhoNeedsAUsername 16-17, F Mar 1

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    Except for my parents,

    all of my relatives live out of state. I only see them once in a while, and I'm not close with any of them. I'm close with my parents, but that's it. I'm an only child. I'm single. I don't have any pets. It gets pretty lonely around here. :/
    chilldude82 chilldude82 18-21, M Jan 19

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    It's tough building yourself off,

    what not to do in life, by people who hate you. Rather than being able to build yourself off, what to do in life, by people who hate you.
    NarratorAkaTylerDurden NarratorAkaTylerDurden 31-35, M 5 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    My big sister doesn't care anything about me.

    She only thinks about her family. She is lazy to talk to me. When I talk to her, she is just not paying attention.
    jadepearl jadepearl 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I wake up go to school,

    come home do Ma homework have tea go to bed! I never fit into my family I'm always the odd one out, they fit expect me for who I am and they treat me like a peice of **** that has been they for days and rotterd, does anyone feel that way too?
    jazzy0769 jazzy0769 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I know my family cares about me.

    but I don't feel it. we aren't exactly affectionate so that could be the reason but I don't feel it at all.
    lolaisthebest lolaisthebest 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2014

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    I'm not a family-oriented person.

    I know they love me but I feel like I'm constantly being judged by them.
    nemophilist8 nemophilist8 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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    Being family oriented is overrated.

    Please know you are not abnormal if you don't hang out with your "blood" relatives. Hang out with whomever makes you happy and feel loved. Now that's real family.
    Ub12 Ub12 61-65, F 3 Responses Sep 19, 2014

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    "They're always there

    for you! You'd be nowhere without them!" Said every person ever to teens who hate their parents. But the sad part is that it's true. I wouldn't be anywhere without them and I HAVE to love them back.
    lunarsolar36 lunarsolar36 13-15, T 3 Responses Mar 21

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    My family complains that I'm never at family

    parties and events but when I go nobody actually talks to me and I end up sitting alone. Besides, I don't have anything in common with any of them and I'm the youngest :/
    xKatlyn xKatlyn 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 20

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    One reason for this is

    because they never seem to believe or trust me when I say something and honestly I don't feel like I have to justify myself when someone insults my sister. They defend a twenty two year old woman against a fifteen year old. All I asked was for her not to call my sister a rude...
    MerciDean MerciDean 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    My mother and I have never been close.

    But she was admitted to the hospital 2 weeks ago, and now is dying. I chose to forgive her for failing as a mother years ago. But apparently how she has forgave herself. She told the Chaplin this week that she regrets that we were not closer. I finally had the talk with her. I...
    sml4 sml4 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    Damn mother just tells our relatives everything

    personal. Doesn't make sense. She will tell me don't mention nothing personal but her stupid self mentions everything personal
    SparkleBright SparkleBright 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I can't stand my mother.

    ... She has serious control issues. She still treats me like a little kid and I'm almost 40. She deliberately provokes fights with me and I have chosen to walk away from her... Unfortunately, that means I don't get to talk to my father or get to see my 13 year old daughter...
    MomsAgainstBombTrains MomsAgainstBombTrains 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    I am at the brink of calling myself an orphan.

    I am tired of getting critized by my mother and siblings. They stopped knowing me 10-12-14 years ago when I moved away for school and they dont make any effort to get to know me. I have tried to connect with them but get shot down, so I am less willing to give it another try!
    Aztecas31 Aztecas31 36-40, M Feb 7

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    I don't want to begin my story in tears

    or sounding so cliche' about my situation. However, I do want to be honest and true about how I am feeling right now. I am hurting, sad, confused and quite lonely all at once. I am not very close to my relatives. I left home over 23 years ago to get away from the chaos and...
    TooUnbearable TooUnbearable 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 7, 2014

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    So Easter get together went

    as well as could be expected. I stayed away from everyone but my grand kids and nephews but don't think I didn't pay for it today. I caught hell from my parents about not talking to my siblings. Apparently it's all my fault that me and my sisters don't get along. Don't want...
    bemyfrnd01 bemyfrnd01 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I know you're not suppose to hold grudges,

    but it's funny how my Dad aka ***** donor didn't have time for me when I was little. But now that he's older he wants me to make time and give a damn about him!
    BlackBeauty35 BlackBeauty35 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    not even my parents. my mother died in an

    accident when I was A kid . I had step mom. she brought me up gud way or not so good way. it made a distance between me and my so called family. so I wonder what actually parent love is
    cloudroamer cloudroamer 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    I am slowly being erased from my family.

    It would be simpler to just sever the ties and stop wondering why it's all going wrong.
    jennithecat jennithecat 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    This Is a Really Yes and No...

    This is a really Yes and No answer.  First let me start I do love my family, BUT my family puts the D in Dysfunctional.  My mom named all the kids starting with a D, I guess she knew that we would all be Dysfunctional, My niece and I say that we are the only ones that...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F 19 Responses Jul 5, 2008

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    Well, considering that

    both of my parents are dead, I think that would be a good enough reason. R.I.P. Mom! I never knew my real Dad.
    NG725324 NG725324 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    My mum has always been drinking too much.

    .. And I can't really handle it anymore... My brother locks himself in his apartment and never speaks too me.
    StEaMa StEaMa 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    Having relatives smile in your face

    and mumble negative things about you to themselves are just miserable. If your family doesn't like you then love yourself.
    SparkleBright SparkleBright 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I'm adopted, my mother died giving birth to me

    and my father passed three months later. I live with this family now and I thought they were my own but always felt like an outcast. On my 11th birthday I found the papers leading to my discovery of being adopted. I've never been close to this family and I don't think I ever...
    NoraWilliams NoraWilliams 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    My family hasn't been together

    since my grandparents passed and i struggle with that everyday! Especially the holidays when we should all be hanging out, laughing and enjoying each other. Its been five yrs now and i still miss our family gatherings.
    BlackBeauty35 BlackBeauty35 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2014

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    Every thanksgiving I have to see my relatives

    and they're like "hey Luke, wassup" and I'm like "who are you?"
    Lolllipoop Lolllipoop 13-15, M Jan 16

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    im constantly depressed

    and want to end my life sucks i dont have the guts to
    soymari soymari 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    If I had to be honest,

    the only relative I'm close to is my grandma. I don't even know 99% my relatives' names. Also, I am invited to parties, then no one talks to me and I'm the loner at relative parties. Guess that's life.
    plasticnarwhals plasticnarwhals 13-15, F 7 Responses Jan 2

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    When I say relatives,

    I mean my sister. She is about a year older and we both love each other, but ...Whenever I play games, she snaps at me saying "Thats not homework!!" With the nastiest face you can imagine... It started out as a loving practise, to stop me from playing too much (my eyes were not...
    Roverload Roverload 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    The only time I feel loved is

    when I listen to music.
    kennedylea kennedylea 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    my sister told me she wanted to hang out

    when arrive from out of town, I'm not real close with her and we are total polar opposites of each other. Last time I hung out with her, she rented a bunch of chick flicks (enchanted was one of them) and I sat through 4 hours of pure agony. She is my sister and I love her, but...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    While I am close to my parents

    that is about it. I have two brothers, older is an ******* who doesn't communicate with my parents but does with the rest of my mom's family, they are ******** too for not sticking up for my mom. That is why I don't have a close relationship with them because they treat my mom...
    funnyquirky funnyquirky 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 7

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    You know your not a kid anymore

    when you fall asleep on the couch and not wake up in bed
    jeline jeline 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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