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I Am Not Very Close With My Relatives

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I am the youngest of four,

    the only boy. So you could say for sure I was spoiled. Looking back on it, I was treated to cash, clothes, vacations, really anything I wanted. Money was used in place of love for love. Growing up, I was closest to those in my family who were not blood relatives. My grandpa was...
    WaterOx WaterOx 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I'm going through a dark time in my life

    and relationship. My sister came to town last summer to "be supportive," but got drunk and made an *** of herself - I had to babysit her throughout her visit. She didn't ask how I'm doing, she just started drinking. My mom hasn't asked if I'm ok either, even tho she and I...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 6 Responses Sep 14

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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 3 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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    My dad died when I was 23

    and my mom passed two years ago. I haven't spoken to my brother since my mom's funeral. He refuses to connect with me, I won't put myself through his drama. I have no closeness with the aunts and uncles either. It's me, my husband, my children, and my dog. The way I want it. The...
    kc07 kc07 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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 5 Responses Sep 19

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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

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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 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

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    When you try and talk your family

    but ESPN gets louder..... Ugh
    noirlune noirlune 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My name is Cherrelle Russell.

    And I Don't have contact with my relatives anymore, and for various of good reasons. I come from a very toxic, abusive , and dysfunctional family. My so called biological father is mean and very evil to the core. He's hated me since I was born. This man physically abused me and...
    alexis32ou28 alexis32ou28 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    It seems most of my family come in pairs like

    Noah's Ark. I don't think I was born for this family ark because I am the only one who doesn't have a family buddy. I am the only cousin my age and so everyone is either much older or much younger. I was always too young to do this or too old to do that. Lol it was lonely...
    InfiniteSunshine InfiniteSunshine 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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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

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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

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    I hate my sister in law

    and have lost all respect for my brother and it cant be earned back. **** them both. They have never been part of my life and never will be.
    OverWorkedWoman OverWorkedWoman 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 11

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    I got called for a second interview tomorrow.

    My family is not happy for me! I'm raising two kids alone. Why the hate?
    gratefulme gratefulme 22-25, F 27 Responses 6 days ago

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    My mother is currently a heroine addict.

    I walk in on her shooting up. She is also an alcoholic. I watch her pour her drinks hourly. She doesn't take care of me. And she won't listen when I try to tell her she doesn't think logically and straight. She's been to rehab quite a few times. Me and my grandparents and my...
    keke23 keke23 16-17, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    luiscastellanos luiscastellanos 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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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 2 Responses Jun 24

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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 Jul 28

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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 3 Responses Jun 9

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    It's sucks when I'm not closer with my father's

    side. I love my mother's side more than my father's side so I guess my father's side is sort of like rich, polite, snob etc. and my mother's side is very fabulous, I can talk with them about anything, they are average (not rich). It's very weird lol.
    FebeBab3 FebeBab3 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 only knew my dad a couple years,

    never want to see him again. Everyone else in my family seems to leave me out. So I'm not close with anyone in my family by any means.
    crazygirl365 crazygirl365 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4

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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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    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

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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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    I see them a lot but I feel like an outsider.

    Don't quite fit in, well not yet anyway I will find my place in the family one day just gotta wait
    bluejay19 bluejay19 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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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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    I wish I got to hang out with my older cousin

    more because she is really mature and she is what I wanna be like when I am her age. Very independent. But whenever there is like a family outing, my mom doesn't want to go. So obviously neither can I.
    justxaxgirl justxaxgirl 13-15, F Sep 19

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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 2 Responses 5 hrs 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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    I have to go to a memorial service

    for my uncle on Sunday. I didn't like him. He stole my dying great uncle's pain pills, asked my sister if the family would be upset if he divorced our aunt and married her, and played slightly inappropriate games with me when I was younger. My aunt doesn't know any of this so I...
    lovedaria lovedaria 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My dad is coming to town to see my sibling's

    family. Did he even tell me he is coming? Nope. I will have plans all weekend since it's obviously not worth giving me advance notice- if he planned to tell me at all. And my mom... I appreciate her concern, but KEEP OUT OF IT.
    jennithecat jennithecat 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs 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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    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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    I dont trust my mother!

    She is a psycologist and everything that I tell her gets analyzed.
    Aztecas31 Aztecas31 36-40, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 a week ago

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    In all honesty whenever I am with my family I

    feel like I don't belong. Everyone in the family is the same except for me. Like the jokes they tells are so like just overly sexually gross and I'm just like 0.0 well f@!k my appetite and everyone says I look like my family members but in all honesty I don't see it. Idk in all...
    lostdream4 lostdream4 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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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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    When I was born my mother

    and father were in a long-term extra-marital affair; my father was married to a terminally-ill woman, my mother a divorcée. My mother believed and hoped that one day they would be married. At the time nearly forty years ago, it was considered shameful in the extreme to have a...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 7

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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 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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

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    It's not that I don't want to be,

    I'm just so different from them. I like books, and Star Wars and they like shopping and parties lol
    jillibelle3 jillibelle3 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    My Family Died With My Dad.

    .. Its Like they did. There's no one to talk to or text or share really happy stuff with and get and give hugs. They've all gone their separate ways.
    Radformula7 Radformula7 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 26

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    I hate my family. After years of trying to get

    some love and respect from them I have cut them off as best as I can. I say the best that I can because my wife gave them our phone number and my cell number (thinking that she could help "patch things up" between them and me). My father left when I was 7; I have never been...
    JimJustJim JimJustJim 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 18

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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-√ľberconservative 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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    I divorced my Mother

    and Father, (the courts called it emancipation) changed my full name and have not had contact with them for over four years now. I don't have any siblings and you know what I have no regrets, it has been a difficult road to get to this point but at least I can say I did it...
    onebrightday onebrightday 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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'm very good to my family however they don't

    appreciate everything I do for them. I'm 24 years old my father left me when I was 9. I had a rough childhood my family takes advantage of me. My sisters only come around when they want something. My mother acts like she cares about me but deep down inside she don't. I come from...
    sara1279 sara1279 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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