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I Am Not Very Close With My Relatives

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    Most of my relatives live far away from me

    so I don't see them regularly only on special occasions ( Christmas, Easter )
    tajjonez tajjonez 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Too Much Drama

    I'm not close with my relatives for a few reasons. 1.  I am not like any of them.  I don't think like them and I don't live my life like them.  I don't have the same interest as them.  2.  I don't want drama in my life and I don't want to be in others...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 28, 2008

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    I have bad memories associated with my uncle

    so I rarely visit them, even though they want me to go golfing or something. I just can't. I may not be able to remember much about my uncle, but I do know he used to make me change in front of him. Other things happened, but because I can't remember, I don't want to be near him...
    DarkSoulInsaneHeart DarkSoulInsaneHeart 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Family And Me = Nothing

    i never really new my family nor did i care too i usually stay with my mom and grandma but my grandmother gets on my ever loving nerves and my father and i hardly talk he calls me i don't care to answer my phone cause he says he's always going to see me yet he doesn't and for...
    Crazybunny101 Crazybunny101 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    On my fathers side, anyways.

    They are l very loud, intrusive and bothersome. They all have no desire to get to know me and I them. ~ Adelaide.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 18 Responses Jul 5, 2008

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    Suck it up puddin'! I just can't deal with the

    poor poor pitiful me syndrome that seems to run in my family (mother's and father's). It is so annoying when every single time you talk to someone (multiple family members not just 1) its like an episode of Dr. Phil (or Jerry Springer)! Its one thing to need to vent your...
    jlestep jlestep 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Literally and Emotionally I am in a wonderful

    place in my life right now. I am happily married to a wonderful Man and living in the US with him, my two step-children and my daughter. It has been a bumpy ride getting here and I wish I could share it all with my family in England , but we have fallen off. My family has...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 22

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    My boyfriend is out camping with his family.

    I'm beyond jealous to the point it hurts. My family isn't close with eachother and I'm not close with them. My friends don't understand how bad I want that close family that does anything and everythjng together. Has fun together. I love camping and all those fun things. I just...
    saxophonegal22 saxophonegal22 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My dad and mom make me want to leave

    and never look back. I'm so over them. I'm don't kissing their behinds. It's time for me to go.
    BrainsBeautyBrianna BrainsBeautyBrianna 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I lost my best friend the only guy

    that I could tell everything to and ever since then my life has gone down hill even worst from before
    maddog1000 maddog1000 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Am I making the right decision

    for moving out because of what's going on at home?
    kenner17 kenner17 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Not Like I Was Before,now Its Just Weird

    cause I hardly every see them,and when I do its kind of a big deal and we do all the hugs and stuff,but I seen them on christmas I went to my aunts house(and tons of people weer there)(and everyone asks how your doing and what do you do now,and all that annoying stuff) and there...
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    I've always felt like a stranger in my family,

    from as young as I can remember. I am nothing like either of my parents, my brother, half-sister from my mother or half- brother from my father. I have a wonderful husband, 2 beautiful children and the most amazing friends anyone could ask for. I know I am blessed, but sometimes...
    Ilybob Ilybob 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I joined this because nobody every listens to

    me. They just act like they don't care. I just hope people don't get annoyed by me posting so much. But I wish me and my mom was closer but she is drinker and is never in her right mind to have a decent conversation. I'm so angry and upset with her and I hate I'm like that. Her...
    BrainsBeautyBrianna BrainsBeautyBrianna 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Only A Few.

    I've never been close to any of my family members except for my grandpa, gramma, mom and dad. A few cousins too. With everyone else I just feel extremely awkward around... I don't even consider them to be my family. They are just like any other average people that have no...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 24, 2011

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    I am the sole caregiver of my mother in a

    nursing home. She's been there since 2011. My sisters wrote me off over a year ago and they had my dad join their "camp" in May. That is my family, except my sweet mother with Alzheimer's. I spend a lot if time in grief over this dramatic rejection. They will not tell me, nor do...
    5cubby08 5cubby08 51-55, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I find this really sad

    but I don't get on with my family at all. They don't understand me and I am tired of trying with them and never being good enough. Trying to accept that some things can't be changed you can't wish people to be different or for them to care the way you need them to
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    My father was always an alcoholic

    and a drug addict. My parents divorced when I was 2 and he missed my birth bcuz he was partying. He used to take me to the parties with him every weekend. Now I have an 11 year old sister and he makes his own alcohol. My sister claimed that her mom(not mine) and my father were...
    snoopysmom snoopysmom 31-35, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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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 4 Responses Jun 22

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    I don't like any of my relatives.

    They always used to make fun of me and laugh at me from my childhood to present. I don;t even go to their houses. I don't like these cousins, uncles, aunties and creepy cousins. When they come to our house, i feel like i am gonna kill them.
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 16 hrs ago

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    X-treme Dysfunction!

      My parents have nothing to do with me. Long story really but suffice it to say that when I stopped forcing myself on them with visits and phone calls, there was NO contact at all between us. It showed me that they really didn't care at all. They have never held their...
    MattyAnomaly MattyAnomaly 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 5, 2008

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    Once about a week ago,

    my mom took me to my friends house. So, I asked her why. She immediately responded, we are better off without you. And left.
    jacithegarza jacithegarza 13-15, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ok so im living with 6 people in my house,

    a grandmother,a step-grandfather,a half uncle,my mom,stepdad and my half brother and honestly i dont have a close relationship with any of them,my grandmother and i argue all the time we really dont get along and she treats me in an unfair way and she and my mom dont get along...
    cbrb123 cbrb123 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    Growing up my parent weren't very affectionate.

    I'm the middle child, I guess it's true what they say lol I always felt like I didn't belong. I have two younger sisters, their twins were 9 years apart so we never had much in common. It was always so awkward when we were in the same room we didn't say much or make eye contact...
    sanity85 sanity85 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I've been going through

    so much these couple of days. Today is July 28th (my birthday) not to excited since it doesn't feel any different. But since me and my mom haven't spoken in 4 days, and today she didn't give me a hug or anything on my special day. It sucks and I'm about ready to give up.. It...
    jenifersantos jenifersantos 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    naomiiiii naomiiiii 13-15, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    think it is cos i was adopted never had

    that deep family relationship not much good as a parent either as have lost touch with 3 sons somewhere along the way
    christinemelody christinemelody 56-60, T Jun 6

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    I hate my mother. She covered up my abuse

    as a child and taught me to hate myself. She is a significant cause to my obesity. I'll never forgive her and I am forced to keep her in my life to eventually get the small inheritance I deserve.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 9

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    A Letter To My Siblings. (cross Post)

    I wrote this letter to send to my siblings (all five of them). I'm the youngest of 6, with an 8 year gap between my next sibling. I recently found out that my parents were separated for quite sometime and that there's a slim possibly that my father isn't my real father. He was...
    TheDood TheDood 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 25, 2012

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    I Don't Belong

    I feel like I don't belong in my family. I just went to a wedding recently and I noticed that all my aunts were dancing with one of my cousins, linking arms, hugging, and I know that it would just be weird for me to do that. I never really talk to anyone, not because I ...
    flyingintherain flyingintherain 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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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 3 days ago

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    Rejected And Still Life Goes On

    I started this as a comment to another person's story, then realized it was so long and full of feeling I ought to post it under stories. I wish it was a story and not fact. Me There's nothing like the feeling that the only reason your 'parents' are keeping you around is due...
    Bluegirl19 Bluegirl19 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2012

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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.
    Unhappilymarried34 Unhappilymarried34 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Losing Contact, Thrown Out

    We live in totally different worlds we might as well be on different planets all together. I made choices that didn't agree with their socially-├╝berconservative viewpoint, so most of my family, certainly of my parents' generation, including my parents, basically don't speak to...
    DeclarableKitten DeclarableKitten 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    Not very close? Try not close at all.

    I have no relationship with my family. There is so much negativity and tension that it's almost painful being at home. I guess being adopted plays a big role in this.
    GabriellaChristine GabriellaChristine 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    my dad molests and beats me my mom doesnt care

    my sister is in college im treated like a maid i dont feel safe here.
    DaugherOfSun DaugherOfSun 13-15, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    There's A Difference Between Family And Relatives.

    Relatives are merely people you are related to. Family are the people you unconditionally love and they unconditionally love you back--with open communication and without serious judgment. My family is my mother and children.
    TrustNobody TrustNobody 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2010

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    You can say that again -.

    - I was adopted when I was seven by the barbie and ken family. Seriously, rich spoiled brats. My mother oh dearest is "30" and orange, small clothes and more fake body parts than a doll factory. My sister is a screaming banshee... kinda reminds me of the banshees in fable 2 xD...
    MusicalGamer MusicalGamer 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    Definitely the Black Sheep

    I grew up in a family in which the paternal side was full of high achievers.  I'm close with my mom and dad, and for a long time with my oldest brother, but our closeness came to an end a long time ago when he got married.  My other brother and I were never close but we...
    vampireheart vampireheart 31-35, T 53 Responses Jul 16, 2008

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    I don see my fam for long time cuz my dadys in

    jail n my momas a crak junky n i liv wit a white fam dat.adopt me n i noe i cant bot i wanta liv wit em again if dey act good
    brownchiquita brownchiquita 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Dead To Everyone Except My Sister-Everyone

    who reads my stories know my older brother murdered our parents. My father's family immediately lawyered up and refused to believe my brother had done it. We had been living in France for a few years by then, but by citizenship we were American/Canadian and our relatives sought...
    BlackMoroccan BlackMoroccan 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 22

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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 6 days ago

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    In My Opinion, Anyway.

    I've been part of a family my entire life. It's an over rated experience. In my opinion, anyway.
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2013

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    I don't see them really,

    but on my dad's side: (I hate racism in general, but my bf is a different race than me, so I have to hide that. My dad's side also hates how I'm part Spanish & expect me to say I'm 100% Italian.) Grandma: Racist, really moody & nosy, has crazy nerves. Grandpa: Racist, nice but...
    girlinNJ girlinNJ 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am getting married in a few months

    and none of my moms sisters seem to even care and one is trying to make excuses as to why she can't make it. I'm trying to say oh well whatever but it still hurts.
    OPbeachgirl OPbeachgirl 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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